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O'Hare family origins Clare or Armagh

O'Hare family origins Clare or Armagh

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Trying to trace my gggrandfather, James
O'Hare to the Co of his birth. He departed
before 1842 since he had son, Bernard, born in Montreal in 1842. Family settled in the
Pottsville, Pa. area. A grave marker in
New Philadelphia (near Pottsville) has his
wife as coming from Co Armagh. We had
thought James was originally from Clare. Now
we are not sure. My grandfather, Edward O'Hare raised his family
in Elmira, N.Y. Look forward to e-mail

O'Hare family origins

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In my g-uncle's Civil War pension file is an affadavit from James O'Hare, Sr., age 72 in 1895, of Silver Creek, Pa. (about a mile from New Phila.) in which he stated that he knew the claimant from birth, and that he had lived with him before and after the war. My g-uncle (James McArdle)was born in Co. Armagh. I don't know if they were related or not. Do you have any McArdles in your family tree?

Answer to Post from Nancy

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Thanks for your response, Nancy. It looks
very promising since we recently found information that leads us to believe James
O'Hare, Sr. came from Co. Armagh. We had
no reason to believe that until we saw some
gravestones, one for his wife who was from
Armagh and another possibly his sister who
was also from Armagh We were not allowed to
view records in the local church which would
possibly have enlightened us but have not
given up. The name McArdle is not familiar
but it really sounds as though we are talking
of the same James O'Hare. I figure our James
was born around 1811. He sailed for Canada
and had a son (ggrandfather) born in 1842 in
Montreal. Within a yr. or so they moved to
the Pottsville area and I do have an obit.
speaking of James as being alive and living
in New Philadelphia when he was in his 60's.
Please e-mail me at and I
will give you some additional names leading
back to Armagh from the cemetery stone info.
Thanks so much again. Have a wonderful

After Christmas

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I will look into this more after Christmas.
There was also a James Jr. Interesting
isn't it?

O'Hare/McArdle connection?

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Nancy: Had a crash with Juno site. Please
contact me at
I lost your e-mail address in the crash along
with all messages. Hopefully, you will be
checking this site again soon. I wanted to
give you my physical address also so you could send a copy of the document you mentioned. Hope to get the Juno site back
at some point. Will let you know when I do.
Till then, the AOL site will handle things.
My best, Joan

Re: O'Hare/McArdle connection?

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Forgive me if I have previously replied to you. I am old and forgetful.

My grandmother was Mary Jane O'Hare McArdle. She was born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland. Her parents, Thomas J. and Mary Callan O'Hare emigrated to Chicago, Illinois through Canada. My grandmother had two sisters: Margaret Anne and Mary Kathleen (Kate). They had a brother, Thomas. They lived in Chicago in the late 1800's and early 1900's

Are any of these names familiar?

Re: O'Hare/McArdle connection?

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This is my first contact with you. Please e-mail me at
I am not familiar with most of what you shared. However,
my greatgreatgrandfather arrived in Canada from Ireland
before 1842. He and his family eventually settled in
the Pottsville, Pa. area. I will share more of why there
was a McArdle connection if you could e-mail me
directly. By the way, "old" is Good! I'm fast getting
there myself... Joan O'Hare Vashon

Re: O'Hare/McArdle connection?

Posted: 1190936872000
Classification: Query
Hi there,
Had to reply to this when I read it tonight. My ggrandmother was Mary Ellan O'Hare born in Carlingford Co Louth 1862( died 1930) her father owned O'Hares pub and grocery store in the centre of Carlingford. She was the youngest of 7 I think being the only girl. The family had other pubs in the village & still there today. She was married to James Mackin. When I was very young we used to visit cousins of my ggrandmother and they were a brother & sister James & ?? McCardle at Irish Grange just outside carlingford. I also remember talk of a Mary Kate (cousin) my grandmother would talk about. Could these be related.
Stephen Rafferty

Re: O'Hare/McArdle connection?

Posted: 1330349922000
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Hare

Hi Stevie,

Have just found out some details of my Irish family from County Louth, which may fit in with your O'Hare family.

I appreciate that you posted your note on GenForum 5 or so years ago but still hope this reaches you!

My great grandfather was a Hugh O'Hare (1817or 19-1891) who married a Mary (? possibly Connell) born 1835. He died at Lemoneye in Carlingford. On meeting family in the UK recently I understand that they had 7 or so sons, who went to sea, and a daughter Mary O'Hare (1860-1932) who married a Hugh Malone (?-1895). One of her brothers was I believe named James. They ran a pub in County Louth, ? Carlingford. they had a daughter Mary Malone (1894-1960) who married a James Delahunty, who were my parents.

So am contacting you as there sounds as if there may be a fit here.



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