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The Common Room / O'Briens from Slieverue, Co Waterford, Ireland
« on: Monday 03 April 17 12:02 BST (UK)  »
I hope this is appropriate for this forum.  If not, please direct me to a forum that might be more suitable.

I am helping a friend to find her biological family. Based on the AncestryDNA results, and some other research, a possible candidate would have descended from Michael O'Brien (1872-1931) and Bridget Powers (1876-) from Slieverue, Co Waterford, Ireland.

What resources are available for us to narrow the search? We have been using mostly Ancestry for our search.  Are there websites with newspapers covering mid 1900's? Are there other resources we should explore?

Out of respect to living family members, I did not include too much detail in this post.  If you would like to share some additional info, please contact me through a private message.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tipperary / Richard Quinn (b: 1795?) & Mary O'Donell (b: 1795?)
« on: Thursday 14 November 13 03:35 GMT (UK)  »
I am trying to locate information on Catherine Quinn's family.  Here is what I have so far.

According to her US death certifcate, Catherine Quinn was born May 18, 1835.  Her parents were Richard Quinn and Mary O'Donnell.
Family verbal history says she was from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, Ireland.  She probably imagrated to the USA about 1855, plus or minus a couple of years.

Catherine immegrated to Pennsylvania, USA and married Matthew Fogarty on 22 Aug 1857 in Philadelphia. Again, according to family verbal history, Catherine had an older brother Patrick
that was exiled to Australia by Queen Victoria for his participation in an uprising.  This was before Catherine was born (1835).
Catherine also had a sister Mary that came to the US and married Garret Murphy.

Assuming the family history is based on facts but might not be 100% accurate, Patrick probably would have been born between 1814 and 1820.  Again assuming he was a teenager particpating in some sort of uprising.
That means Richard Quinn and Mary O'Donnell would be probably be married between 1813 and 1819, give or take a year or two.  That means they probably were born between 1793 to 1799, in or around Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary.

1.  What would have been the uprising that Patrick engaged in?
2.  Any information on Patrick in Australia would be welcome.
3.  Any information on Richard Quinn and Mary O'Donnell would be welcome.

Ireland / Noble, Robert b:1790 & wife Betty (Eliza, Elizabeth) b:1792
« on: Sunday 22 July 12 15:04 BST (UK)  »
I am asking for some help locating information on Robert Noble and Betty (Noble) & family in Ireland.
I have the passenger list from the ship Philadelphia.  They sailed from Londonderry, Ireland and arrived in Philadelphia, PA 22 Jul 1826.

Robert Noble b:1790
Betty (Noble) b:1792 (wife)
Andrew Noble b:1814 (son)
Bella Noble b:1817 (daughter)
Alexander Noble b:1820 (son)
Eliza Noble b:1825 (daughter)
Prudence Noble b:1801 (sister of Robert)

They settled in Philadelphia, PA, USA and the family lived there for many years.

Tipperary / Mathew Fogarty( b: c1832) and Katherine Quinn (b: c1835)
« on: Friday 20 July 12 18:51 BST (UK)  »
I am looking for information on family of Mathew Fogarty and Katherine Quinn.   I have information on the family in the US but not in Ireland.
Matthew Fogarty (b: c1832 Ireland) (d: c1900 Pennsylvania), married Katherine Quinn (b: Apr 1835). Matthew was born in County Tipperary, Ireland on a farm outside of Thurles (Fogarty Farm). He had brothers and sisters that came to America. (1) John had a grocery store in Conshohocken, PA.  John was father of John and Mary Fogarty (John, a bachelor, lived with his sister Mary, a spinster, and ran the store until sometime in the 1940's) (2) Michael was an Augustinian Priest in Ireland. He came to America but didn't like the way things were run at Villanova so he returned to Ireland. (3) Ellen (Sister Mary Augustine, St Joseph Order) came from Ireland at age 16. She was stationed at an orphanage in Troy, N.Y. (4) Jeremiah remained on farm in Thurles, Ireland. (5) Edward settled in Canada. (6) Another Sister (name unknown). Three of Matthew's sisters came out of Ireland. Two were Nuns and one married a man named Coffee.  Matthew and Katherine were married in America. The date and place are not confirmed, probably c1857 at St Augustine’s in Philadelphia or St Matthews in Conshohocken, PA.
Katherine Quinn (b: c1835 Ireland) (d: c1907 Pennsylvania), was born in Ireland in the town of Carrick-on-Suir. She had an older brother, Patrick, who was exiled to Australia by Queen Victoria for taking part in an uprising. This was before Katherine was born. A sister, Mary Quinn, came to America. She married a man named Garrett Murphy who left her and had her committed to a home for widows, St. Ann's, 4th and Vine, Philadelphia, PA (Franklin Square)
Matthew and Katherine had five children: (1) Richard H. Fogarty (b: April 26, 1860 Pennsylvania) (d: July 22, 1920 Pennsylvania) (2) Katherine "Aunt Katy" died Jan. 30, 1957 (3) Mary, married John Doheny, lived in Rosemont, PA had one son, Raymond, died July 13? (4) Thomas. (5) Matthew.

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