Bridget Farrelly was born in Crossafehin, Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland. She was born March 25, 1845. Her parents were Thomas Farrelly and Bridget Clarke.
Bridget Farrelly married James Beggan in 1877 at St. Barts in Knocktemple, Virginia, County Cavan. After the marriage they lived in Crossakiel or Seymourstown County Meath, Ireland. James Beggan's father was Hugh Beggan and his mother was Jane Yore (Yoar).