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Mary Finley

Mary McCanney Finley resides in West Chester, Chester County, PA with her spouse Jack. They are the proud parents of seven children and four grandchildren. Mary discovered Delaware roots when a distant cousin, Kathy Fitzgerald Sharkey, told her about this great website!

Her great-grandmother, Mary Ann FITZGERALD McCORMICK, dau. of Thomas and Catherine MULLEN FITZGERALD was baptized at St. Peter's in April, 1849.  Thomas Fitzgerald, Jr. was also born in DE abt. 1848.

In additon to Mullen/Fitzgerald she is searching for James and Madge (Margaret?) McGLINCHEY McCANNEY>Drumquin, County Tyrone, Ireland>Philadelphia abt. 1840s.

Dennis and Mary Collins b.abt 1804 son Timothy abt.1839 >Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, Ireland>Philadelphia.

Her Philadelphia roots also include William McCORMICK b abt. 1845>Killeybegs, County Donegal, Ireland (not proven)>Philadelphia, spouse of Mary Ann Fitzgerald.

FITZGERALDs>Ireland>DE>Phila>Darby, Delaware Co., PA were millworkers.

She tries not to forget Jack's roots.  Samuel J.FINLEY b. 1849 and Margaret DEMPSEY b. 1853>Ireland  m. 1876 in Philadelphia.

Mary is a member of HSP, GSP, CCHS, NGS, ACHS and enjoys volunteering at PAHRC.

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