Born in Wilmington, Delaware,
Sarah now lives in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband and their
Sarah is researching the
McCafferty, Cleary, Earner, Mooney, DuRoss, McElwee, Gallaher,
Haggerty and Donohoe families in Wilmington.
Robert McCafferty was born in
Glasgow, Scotland of Irish parents around 1831. He appears to have
lived in the Philadelphia and Lancaster, Pennsylvania areas before
settling in Wilmington in the 1860’s. His wife, Elizabeth Cleary,
was born in Tullamore, County Offaly (King’s), Ireland and was
living in Philadelphia by the early 1850’s. Their children married
into the Earner (maternal line: Mooney), Tucker, McNee and Brinton
families in Wilmington.
Bernard DuRoss was born in
Ireland in the early 1830’s. Although he is listed as living in
Wilmington in the 1860 Census, his family appears to have lived in the
Ashland, Delaware and Southern Pennsylvania areas as well. He was the
father of a large family by his first wife, Mary McDermott, who died
at a young age, and his second wife, Catherine McElwee, who was born
in Wilmington of Irish parents in 1849. Catherine’s mother’s
maiden name was Gallaher.
One of Bernard and Catherine’s
sons, Daniel, married Anna Haggerty, whose mother was Margaret
Donohoe, born in County Tyrone, Ireland, and whose father was Patrick
Haggerty, born in County Donegal, Ireland.
Wilmington’s Irish Roots has provided
invaluable genealogical information regarding these families. Sarah
would be interested in hearing from anyone who may be researching any
of the families noted above. She can be reached here.