Posted By:Dale Crutcher Parsons
Subject:Re: Does anyone read these anymore?
Post Date:July 20, 2004 at 17:09:41
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Forum:Tierney Family Genealogy Forum
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Yes Thomas, I am still interested in information on my ggg-grandmother, Bridget Tierney and her father, John Tierney. His name is listed on her death certificate. Her mother is listed as Margaret. I'm thinking that Margaret could maybe be a step-mother, but I am really just thinking out loud. The only factual proof that Margaret is the name of her mother is Bridget's death certificate with the informant being her son James Conners.

There are so many different dates of her birth on so many different documents that I have a wide range of possibilities. She was born between the years 1830-1837. She married twice, first husband's surname is Jordan, and her second husband's name is James Conners.

Her oral history that has been passed down through one branch of our family is that she remembered the "Big Wind" of January 6,7, 1839. If she was born March 11, 1837 as stated on her tombstone, she would have been 2 years 2 months and 4 days when that storm hit Ireland. I know that traumatic things do tend to be remembered, so who knows. I personally think that if she remembered that storm she would need to have been born earlier as some of the documents indicate.

More oral history from Bridget is that she came to America when she was 7 years old with her father. No oral history mentions others. Yet, she told of her first husband disappearing one day and she and her child Mary Jordan walked to Kentucky from VA (now W Va) to her sisters. So we really do not know how many of her family were with her on the ship over!

I would really love to have more information on Bridget, her father and mother. Thanks for getting in touch with me.