My great grandfather-Patrick Tierney & wife Marie Gerrity both from Co. Mayo Ireland & came to N.Y. mid 1880's & settled in Brooklyn. MArie went by Mary. I don't know what happened to Patrick but Marie took up with James Kelly. Patrick & MArie's children: Joseph, John, Peter b. 1885, May b. 1886, Matthew. The children were placed in the St. John's orphan Asylum in Brookyn 1892 (home still there). Matthew was placed on the orphan Train to Cleveland, Ohio where he later married and died 12-26-1960 at the Whitehaven Cemetry. Child: David his daughter Gail.
Peter JAmes bound out on L.I., married Elizabeth (Julia) Kessler, home on Old Medford Rd., Medford, N.Y. 8 Children: Margarette, Peter, Theodore, Madaline, Arnold, Harold, Blanche and Alfred Tierney.
I have much more info. if needed. I would like any information: Linda Tierney granddaughter of Peter JAmes Tierney