My great great grandparents - Alexander McGilvery (seated) and Ellen Farmer (standing).
Alexander McGilvery born 1831 ( I don't know where) and died in 1881 at Danesfort, Kilshannig by Mallow, County Cork, Ireland.
Ellen Farmer was born in 1832 in Millfort, Kilshannig by Mallow and died in 1901 in San Francisco, California, United States of America.
They married in 1852 in Danesfort and I believe they had 15 children, 14 of which I have traced. At least 7 died as infants. 4 children, Thomas, Richard, Ellen and Anne immigrated to America, 1 son, Edward immigrated to Australia, 1 son John enlisted with the 109th Regiment of Foot and died in Valetta, Malta. After Alexanders death at the age of 50 years, Ellen joined her children in San Francisco, California where she died at 69 years of age.
This photo was given to me by Robyn Bennett, a McGilvery descendant.