My father John Francis Jacobs was born in 1950 in Manchester England. His birth mother was Nora Clifford née Foley (deceased 1993). My father does not know his biological father in Cahersiveen. John was adopted by Bernard and Theresa Jacobs in Chicago in 1960. My father went by John Francis Clifford until he came to the USA. Back around 1994, we learned he had a half brother Patrick Clifford.
His Grandmother is Margaret Foley née O’Shea. We believe Margaret was married to a John/ Jack Foley. From what we can tell, Margaret was the youngest child of Patrick and Honora O’Shea. She seems to be the only sibling that did not emigrate to Chicago. One of Margaret’s siblings was Bridget Jacobs née O’Shea and it was her son Bernard Benedict Jacobs who adopted my father.
We are trying to figure out the following questions.
1. Who was my father’s biological father
2. Did his mother ever marry?
3. More details regarding Margaret Foley (Dad says he remembers calling her Maggie)
4. My dad spent quite a bit of time when he lived in Ireland on a farm outside Cahersiveen. He is going to give me the names he remembers.
Thank you for any help