Pull Mgt's obit and death cert to confirm.Or, look for the baptismal records on both families and see if anyone served as godparents?
1880 United States Federal Census Name: Thomas Tierney Home in 1880: Jessenland, Sibley, Minnesota Age: 58 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 Birthplace: Ireland Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's Name: Catharine Tierney Father's birthplace: Ireland Mother's birthplace: Ireland Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Tierney 58 Catharine Tierney 36 Mary E. Tierney 21 Sarah Tierney 19 John Tierney 17 Elizabeth Tierney 15 William P. Tierney 14 Anna Tierney 10 Thomas E. Tierney 8 Chas. J. Tierney 6 James A. Tierney 6 Catharine A. Tierney 3 Albert F. Tierney 1
Obit of Chas TIERNEY (b.1821 d.1905), Sibley Co., MN
AN AGED RESIDENT OF JESSENLAND DEAD One of the Oldest Residents of Jessenland township called to his last reward. Chas Tierney an aged and respected citizen of Jessenland township has answered the last roll call.He was born in County Mayo, Ireland in 1821 and came to this country in 1849. Upon his arrival in this country he settled in Allegheny, Penn., at which place he remained two years when he went to Wheeling, W.Va., where he resided a short time and then came to St. Paul, Minn., where he made his home for about three years, when he removed to Jessenland township at which place he resided up to the time of his death. In 1847 he took unto himself a life partner by the name of Katherine Welch and the result was ten children born, 9 of who areliving as follows: Patrick, Chas and Michael of St. Paul, John Edward, Mrs. Gallagher and Mrs. Young of Minneapolis, and and Mrs. Wm. Burk and James Tierney of Jessenland. The funeral services was conducted at the family home after which Requiem mass was celebrated at the church by Rev. Fr. Joy, after which the remains were interred in the Jessenland cemetery. The six sons acted as pall bearers whose names are given above. The Enterprise extends its heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved relatives and friends.
My ggrandfather was Thomas Tierney, son of Felix Tierney and Mary O'Malley. Thomas had two brothers that we know of, Charles and Michael. These three boys were born in Westport, Co Mayo. Thomas b 1819, Charles b 1821, and Michael b 1828. Thomas left Ireland in 1843, landing first near Quebec. After a few years he made his way through RI, Vermont, and down to the Virginias, where he married Catherine Ford. Charles and Michael came to the US around 1850. The brothers met up and ultimately settled in the Jessenland, MN area. Michael died in 1868, leaving his wife Bridget and son John. All three boys are buried in the Jessenland Cememtery. We have been unable to find any information on other siblings, records of their birth/baptisms, or anything on Felix/Mary.