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Marie Van Laeys (#47134002)
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RE: McDevitt/Cole
Hi Marie:
My Bernard McDevitt was not a priest. He was married to Annie McCole and they had 3 sons-Edward, Daniel and James. They originally settled in Freeland, Pa, then Easton Pa and finally Bayonne, NJ. Bernard was probably born circa 1850's. His parents were Edward & Cecelia who stayed in Ireland and I know he had a sister named Cecelia who married a man with the last name Boyle and they stayed in Ireland also. He had other siblings a well but the only other name I am sure of is a brother Charles. With the Bayonne connection we share there is always the strong possibly that these 2 families were related somehow. If you are unable to unravel the mystery please let me know.
Good luck with your research!
Added by Barbara on Jul 06, 2015 6:48 PM
Craig McCaffrey

I am not certain where the McCaffreys come from but have my suspicions based on some circumstantial evidence that they came from County Tyrone. Hugh my GGgrandfather was here in Philadelphia prior to 1830 and most likely earlier probably before 1820. He married Anna Carroll by 1829 and had a brother Thomas who died in 1853. He is established as his brother by the death notice which says the funeral will be from his Sister-in-law's Anna McCaffrey. the address listed is my Anna's.

As to coming from County Tyrone, there is a naturalization of a Hugh McCaffrey in 1830 in Philadelphia which says he was born in County Tyrone and arrived in Boston in 1824. The age listed (27) is off but many of the censuses for the McCaffreys have differing ages. More germane there is a series of deeds in Oxford township in Phila. in which Hugh and his wife Anne sell property to Thomas for two hundred dollars, three years later he sells this property to Alexander McCaffrey for thirty dollars. This would seem to indicate he is a relative, possibly a brother. This Alexander enlisted in the Army in Feb. 1834 from Frankford in Phila.(the area the McCaffrey's lived)and served until 1837. The property transaction above was in 1838. In the enlistment ledger he lists his birthplace as County Tyrone. He later dies in 1844 at the age of 37. Too old to be Thomas's son so brother seems more likely. He is buried at St. Michael's. (St. Anne's did not yet exist) Thomas is buried at St. Anne's in an unmarked grave. This is why I lean toward County Tyrone. On another note Hugh's will lists a Susan McCaffrey as a witness. Another relative or maybe Thomas's wife?
Added by Craig McCaffrey on Jun 22, 2015 5:50 AM
Michael Cannon
RE: John McGlin
Regarding my message about the John McGlynn memorial, it was simply to note that there is an "Old Cathedral Cemetery" with over 11,700 entries, and an "Old Cathedral" with just three entries. Thought the three entries most probably belong with the rest. But none are related to me or on my tree.
As for the Cannons you knew, probably another family. Mine are not from the Philadelphia area.
Best wishes.
Added by Michael Cannon on Jun 21, 2015 7:29 PM
Craig McCaffrey
RE: McCaffery

I am responding to your e-mail about a question you have regarding the McCaffrey's at St. Anne's. The Children of Anne and Hugh are:
John, Isabella and Francis all buried at St. Anne's but none married.

James married Catherine McGarry - Old Cathedral
Mary married John Gilliece - New Cathedral
Anne married Francis Flood - New cathedral
Hugh married Mary Phipps - Holy Cross
Kate married Michael Foley and later John Houghton - Holy Sepulchre
Thomas married Anna McGee - Old Cathedral & Atlantic City cemetery ( this is my Great Grandfather)

All had Children but the Gillieces did not marry and the Foley's died out.
Don't know if that helps but feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Craig McCaffrey
Added by Craig McCaffrey on Dec 04, 2014 12:17 PM

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