I have a gg-grandmother BridgetTierney born in Ireland between the years 1830-1837. After reading and re-reading the info I have found on her, I believe that she probably was born close to the year 1835. I have only "known" her for about 2 years now, but after talking with cousins I have connected with, I feel like she is a part of me now!!! I have her 1880 MO Census, 1900 MO Census, city directories in TX where she lived with her sons at times, her TX death certificate of 1915, and even a picture my cousin shared with me! To me, all info that I have contradicts the birth year on her tombstone, March 11, 1837.
She told her daughters and grandchildren of how she remembered the Big Wind of January 6, 7, 1839 in Ireland. I think that she would have to be older than 2 years old to remember that big event.
I am thinking that she immigrated to US around early 1840s. She told family she was 7 years old when she came over here. She married at 15 so I am told, and had a child named Mary. Jordan was her husband's surname. He disappeared one day after leaving for town. She took her child, Mary, and went to live with her sister. I have her in KY married again to a James Conners. She has 4 children there in KY. They move to IN, have a son and move on to IL and have another son. (Total known children 7)
I really do not know much else about her family. Family say they came from Galway, Ireland. It is thought that she could have been in PA with her father, and Va (now WVa) where it is said she had Mary.
I pray that these dates follow dates on your James. Maybe he is her brother!!!!! Can't wait to hear his immigration date.
Do you know anything about this Bridget that is a sister to James?
My Bridget's death certificate said John Tierney, father, and Margaret Tierney, mother, both born in Ireland. Informant is her son James Conners.
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