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Faherty Family History

Faherty Family History

John Peter Faherty (View posts)
Posted: 924209144000
I am seeking information on my grandfather John Peter Faherty, born in Bloomington, Md. [so the family says] on 11 sept, 1857. I have not found his civil birth, but he was the first child christened at St. Peter's Church, Westernport, Maryland on 13 sept, 1857. His father John Faherty and mother Ellen Faherty are listed as the parents, but in the 1860 census, Ellen, her daughter Ellen and John Peter show up with no father listed. I have never found John, and loose track of where John Peter goes until 1888 when he marries Anna Loretta Cribbens in Pennsylvania.
If you know anything about these fahertys in Md or WV. Please E-mail me at

Faherty roots

Vincent E. Faherty (View posts)
Posted: 944330911000

Valentine Faherty

Posted: 949233347000
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For quite some time I have been searching for information concerning my grandfather's brother, VALENTINE FAHERTY, who came here, as Vincent said, from a small village south of Clifden, Galway, called DERRYGIMLAGH. The guidebooks will tell you that the Marconi wireless station was built there. The Faherty clan was rather large in the area. I had to rely primarily on my mother's memories of her trip to Ireland around 1930, when she stayed with her father's people in Derrygimlagh--and could walk down the road to Clifden. I have names of grandfather Martin's brothers and sisters, but little information except for those who married and settled in the Boston area. I will add them to my next message. I think that Vincent may be related to this clan although the previous correspondent may not be.
The story I heard from my mother was that Valentine "Uncle Val" married a woman that the family did not approve of, and sired a large brood at his home in South Boston before moving to California. Unfortunately I have found no trace of him in the city directories. But to confess the truth, I have not set any speed records in searching for him. My mother remembered her mother telling her when she was very young that "Your uncle Val is buried over there by the wall," pointing to a low stone wall surrounding Holy Cross Cemetary in Malden, Mass. Mother and I spend a soggy afternoon plodding through the area where we presumed the old wall once was. No Val! Records of burials way back before the thirties are generally no help at all.
Another first cousin to my mother informed me that "Uncle Val" went to California, made a lot of money in real estate, and lost everything in the San Francisco quake. Who knows? Too much work involved in all this detective work. But I am happy to find the message from Vincent. Sounds promising. Let me know.

The Fahertys of Clifden area

Posted: 972831734000
Edited: 999652194000
We may be a lot closer than I had thought at first. I must correct my previous message about the Faherty family's being SOUTH of Clifden. My late mother had mentioned that her father and mother lived close to each other in Galway, and because I knew grandmother came from Derrygimlagh I assumed the same was true of grandfather. This group of Fahertys came over around the turn of the century. I have no idea if they are related to the folks from Illinois and Missouri who were here earlier.But this particular web site moves very slowly. I have found a listing for my grandfather's brother John, who probably lived along the Sky Road, heading north from Clifden. I am not certain about anything at this point, but this lead looks good. This past summer I asked a relative to do some hunting in the area, but I have heard nothing from him since his return. I live on hope...

faherty roots

Posted: 983165311000
Edited: 996421004000
Hi, I noticed your family originated in Galway. My husband's family came from Letterfrack (near Clifden)area 1890's; the name was FAHERTY before immigration. JOHN FAHERTY (father MORGAN FAHERTY) and wife MARGARET WALLACE FAHERTY and several children. Also, couple of daughters (Bridget and Anne) stayed in Galway (presume already married?). Wonder if your family from same Faherty's and if you have any additional info. Thanks!!

Faherty's near Clifden

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Edited: 996421004000
Hi, Have you contacted the West Galway Heritage Society in Galway City? You can get their address on the internet. If you have good info (dates and places of birth, marriage, etc.) they will do search for you at a modest fee. I was there in 1999 and paid them a visit and they were MOST helpful, enthusiastic and informative. I even had the last name as FLAHERTY and came out knowing that hubby's family had originally been FAHERTY, the exact areas of Galway they came from, and other pertinent info.

Re: Valentine Faherty

Posted: 1048692332000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1090100094000
Surnames: Faherty Caulfield
I'm looking for the family of Edward J. Faherty. he was listed in the Boston directory (1890) and also 10 Swampscott in Peabody Ma.married to Maria Caulfield..Suzy

Re: The Fahertys of Clifden area

Posted: 1197556215000
Classification: Query
My GGgrandmother was Mary Faherty from Galway, she was born in 1842 and was the Daughter of Peter Faherty and Mary Gavin. I don't know if she had any sibling's. Mary was only 16 when she Migrated to Australia in 1858. She married Christopher Connolly in 1863. if anyone has information that might help I would appreciate it.

Re: Faherty Family History

Posted: 1203626563000
Classification: Query

im samantha Faherty =D

Re: Valentine Faherty

Posted: 1289567666000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Faherty
Hi JCurran

I am wondering have we connections. I am looking at my great grandfather family. They were Fahertys and lived in and around Clifden. There is rumour one wetn to America.

My ggggrandfather was Dan Faherty, his son Michael(1803 - 1875), his son Dan(1834 - 1919), his son Daniel Louis. Daniel Louis sisters were Ellen and Elizabeth May. (Ellen was my grandmother). They had land to the east of Clifden (Tullyvoheen) and on Omey Island. My ggrandfather Dan was a teacher in Calla and Derrygimlagh.

Its said my ggrandfather Dan may have had a sister that went to America?

Brendan bdixon at ucd dot ie
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