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Re: Patrick Henry Fahey b. Mar. 1841 in Limerick
Posted by: Patrick Fahey (ID *****1283) Date: November 04, 2002 at 22:14:38
In Reply to: Patrick Henry Fahey b. Mar. 1841 in Limerick by Craig Fahey of 924

Craig...sent the following by separate e-mail, but am now registered, so here it is:

Haven't yet registered on, so am responding in this way. I don't know where you fit in, but apparently we are cousins a few times removed. I am the Great Grandson of the Patrick Henry Fahey you describe, Grandson of his son, Edward Francis Fahey, and the son of Edward's son Patrick Frederick Fahey. Patrick Henry Fahey indeed married Anna Mary Perkinson in Sterling, Illinois, and died in Kingfisher, Oklahoma of wounds previously suffered in the Civl War (cause of death listed as "apoplexy"), having served in the 177th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. I have a copy of his commanding officer's report of his thigh wounds at the Battle of Murfreesboro near Stones River, Tennesee, from which he was hospitalized in Nashville. Prior to that, this unit was in the Battle of Shiloh.
When my wife and I were in Ireland, we visited Fahy Parish and Village in Gallway, near Loch Rea, which is the original tribal sept (grounds) of the O'Fathaigh Tribe (later Fahy, then Fahey in both Ireland & America). We also visited Portloise (formerly Queensboro) where Anna Mary Perkinson was born, and found a record of her baptism in an old journal in the parish church office there.
As a child, I met Great Aunts Lillian, Mae, and Great Uncles Raymond and David. My grandfather, Edward (Patrick Henry's son) also had 10 children, and among them were my Uncles and Aunts James, Raymond, Edward, Lillian, Helen, Kathleen and Louise, obviously named after their aunts and uncles. My Father Patrick and I were named after Great Grandfather Patrick Henry.
There seems to be some confusion about whether Patrick Henry was born in Limerick after the family moved there to await embarcation to America during the famine, or had been born in Galway.....had different versions from Aunts.....could find no record in Limerick.
So, from which of Patrick Henry Fahey's sons do you descend?? I'm guessing Ralph, since that was the only name in your list with a date??

Would very much like to share information with you, and hope you will respond.

Patrick Michael Fahey
Edmonds, Washington

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