Searching for ancestors John Ahern, married to Mary Barry, 1870-80. Barry's possibly from Castlymartyr, Imogeela. They had 3 known children (but probably more), Patrick Joseph b. 1884, Edmund, and Mary, reportedly living on a farm in Cork. Patrick Joseph immigrated to US in 1899, arriving in South Carolina, and settling in Washington, DC. Edmund and Mary known to have still been living in Cork as late as 1970 still living on farm. Mary Barry's brother, Bartholomew Barry b. 1858, and wife Kate (Katherine) Russell, b. abt. 1860, immigrated to US in 1880, probably also arriving in South Carolina. They settled originally in either South Carolina or West Virginia and then moved to Washington, DC. Bartholomew reported to have been baptized May 12, 1861, Imogeela Parish, Castlemartyr, Cork. Father Richard, grandfather Denis. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Ahern / Barry from Cork
I am hoping you are Connie Ahern, daughter of John and Hazel Ahern. I am Ann Ahern, daugher of Edmund Joseph and Genevieve Ahern.
I have started research on Ancestry and found that Patrick Joseph Ahern arrived in New York from Queenstown, Ireland in 1899 on the ship Teutonic on September 28, 1899. He lived with Bartholomew Barry until he married our grandmother, Elizabeth Otis. This was listed on the 1910 Census.
Grandpop, Patrick Joseph, was born in Whitegate, Couonty Cork. He had a brother, Edmund, and a sister, Mary Bridgett, that lived in Whitegate on Trabolgan Road. He also had a brother, John who immigrated to Australia.
Grandpop was born on Barrick Street and was baptized at St. Agdahar Church in Whitegate. This info came from my Dad when he visited Uncle Ned (Edmund).
Bartholomew Barry arrived in the USA in 1880, I believe. I am trying to find more info on his and his family.
I am going to visit Ireland and hope to add more info on our ancestors.
Re: Ahern / Barry from Cork
Oh my goodness, Ann. I am indeed Connie. Oh my, Ann and Jodie. My head just jumped back many many years.
I've been hoping for a long time that someone was working on the Ahern side of the family. I've done tons on my mother's side and tracked them back to the some of the earliest settlers of St. Mary's County. Boy was she surprised.
Real life got in the way, and haven't been doing much research for the last few years, but decided to poke around today and found your message. Couldn't even log in here it's been so long. What a surprise.
Couldn't get too far on either Nannie's family or PJ's. I have pretty much everything for the Ahern's over here, nothing for Nannie here, and nothing back in Ireland for the Aherns. I thought I had found his family on the 1901 Ireland censes, but could not put it together as I had Mary as mother's name and couldn't get by the Bridgett, now I know it's the correct family in Whitegate. Also had John as father's name. I knew he had a brother Edmund and sister Mary, but no other siblings. Recently found the ship he came over on. Thank you so so much for this information. Feel like I hit the lottery today!
I also noticed that your tree is not public and you have a letter from PJ to John, my father or his brother John? Would love to see it as well as the portrait of PJ. When I fell heir to my mother's things after her death, I have several pictures of Nannie but none of PJ.
Re Barry's -- I have been to Mt. Olivet (have photo of marker if I can find it) and have a lot of info on Bartholomew's family here, some I found and some supplied by Mark, but only the info that you saw from Mark posted on the other Barry Board from Ireland. I too, don't think his info from Ireland is correct due to the names and have not gone with it.
Going to Ireland -- I am green with envy. Keep saying one day I'll get over there.
I'd be more than happy to pass on any info etc. that I have about the families for your tree.
Re: Ahern / Barry from Cork
Connie: I am so happy to hear from you. I have had the luck of the Irish since my husband, Wayne, and I travelled to Ireland for our 10th wedding anniversary on St. Patrick's Day.
I met people in Whitegate who knew Ned and Mary including Mrs. O'Leary who bought their house after the death of Ned. Mr. Tucker, known as the Whitegate historian, took us to the cemetery to visit their gravesite, and the owner of Kelly's Pub in Cobh (pronounced Cove and a short distance from Whitegate) told me he grew up in Whitegate and that his father knew Ned and Mary.
On our return to the States, I subscribed to Ancestry World and was doing searches on Great Uncle John's family in Australia and while doing searches was connected to his granddaughter and we have been communicating quite a bit. I provided Glenys a copy of my geneology I was working on and have received their input as well. I can send you this so you can update your family too.
This has been so emotional. I feel closer to the Aherns in Ireland and now in Australia.
I have been attempting to find out the maiden name of Mary Barry, who was married to Patrick Barry, and the mother of Bartholomew and Bridget to know avail. Do you have any information on this?
I am so happy to hear from you, and when I saw your inquiry on the Aherns in Ireland I just knew we were related.
I will provide you access to my Ancestry and you can review and we can work on this together, along with the Aherns in Australia.
Great Uncle John had two children -- a son, John, and a daughter, Eileen. John had two daughters and Eileen had three. I also have pictures of them. Not sure if I have them on Ancestry. I'll check.
I will close for now. I'm so happy that we are communicating. My next challenge is Nanny's family. She was raised by the Healys after her father and mother passed away. They too are buried in Mt. Olivet and I will be venturing there soon to see what information I can find.
Take care, Ann