My maiden name is Sharon Delahanty, my Grandfathers was name was Joseph Delahanty. My Granfather was born in Philadelphia in 1925 & died 1988. His fathers name was Francis Delahanty married to Mary McCarthy. They had four children Mary (who died of lung problems at the age of 16) Francis who died about 20 years ago, Joseph (my grandfather-cancer 1988) and Jerry who is still living but dosen't keep in touch.
My granfather had family who lived & I still believe live in South Philadelphia by the name of Delahunty. The story that was told to me was that my ancesters came over under the name Delahunty and at Elise Island it was changed to Delahanty.
I was also told that we are related to "Big Ed Delahanty" the ball player.
I would love to know about my family history & about my ancesters. If anyone know any more information i would love to here from you! Thanks!
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