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McCaffery Family History


Bridget McCaffery (1846-1916) was born in County Mayo, Ireland.  According to her obituary, she left Ireland when she was 14 years old (circa 1860) and came to America with a brother.  They settled in Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.  

In 1867, Bridget McCaffery married Anthony Moran, a widower with young children.

Brother, where art thou?

Prologue:  The following post incorporates research done by my brother William Moran and Melrose Iowa genealogist John P. O’Brien.  When they came to America, my Irish great-grandparents could neither read nor write.  They had no telephone, no automobile, no good roads.  Our far-flung family stays in touch with telephone, email, … Continue reading

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