Fearon Family Genealogy Forum
Thanks for your reply. My sources were the death certificate for my grandfather, Francis Fearon. I hired a researcher several years ago to try to find proof of his birth - they found nothing in Scotland. It is very clear on the death certificate that he was born in Scotland. My father, Hugh George Fearon, and his sister Grace both retold a family story that Francis was born in Scotland but that the family lived in Newry. Aunt Grace thought she remembered that there was family in Scotland that they would visit but I have not been able to confirm that. Both Aunt Grace and my dad passed away this past year.
I would love more details...this is the first Fearon connection that links Scotland and Newry...it gives me hope. I just wish I had more to share. One thing..another family story was that a cousin also named Francis (or Frank) Fearon had a livery stable in NYC and had arrived earlier than my grandfather (which was between 1900 - 1904).
Irene Fearon Bailey