: Looking on info. on my family from Ireland. Joseph Fox, my great
: grandfather,came to Brooklyn in 1881 from Ireland. He
: died in 1891 at the age of 37 (b. around 1854). His wife was Catherine Hughes, daughter
: of Patrick Hughes and Catherine Fineran. Catherine died in 1916 at the
: age of 57 (b. 1859?). It appears Catherine had a brother who emigrated before her.
: John Hughes is buried in our family plot. He died in 1899 and his death certificate says he
: was 59 years old (b. 1840?) and had been in the US for 33 years and in
: New York City for 30 years.
3rd gen. SE Louisiana "FINERAN",also need to trace my family history. It was always my understanding, as my grandfather told me that "Finerans" came from Ire, lived in trees and stole horses.I was told that the Irish were sent to the south USA to replace slaves after the war between the states and believed that the rest of the finerans' , were sent downunder. In searching for more information and relatives, I see that others could have dropped an "N". My grandfather's name was Joseph James Fineran and his father arrived in new orleans in the 1880's and I believe he came from County Cork, who knows they may have come from new york city or another east coast port.