I am looking for more information regarding Patrick Tierney, b. abt. 1795 in Ireland.I found one Patrick Tierney on FamilySearch.org who matches my age criteria.FamilySearch.org shows a Patrick Tierney, born abt 1795, in Boley, Laois, Ireland.I also found marriage information that shows him married to Elizabeth Corcoran, born abt 1799 in Boley.They were married about 1820 in Boley.
Patrick emigrated to America with 2 sons, Thomas, b. abt 1825, and Patrick, b. abt. 1828, via Liverpool to New York on the ship, "St. Patrick."They arrived in New York on 31 March 1845.I have not been able to determine when Elizabeth sailed over, but she is found with Patrick in New York City in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census.I also found other Tierneys, who are very likely related to them: offspring--James, b. abt. 1826, Daniel, b. abt. 1822, Catharine, b. abt. 1826, and Nora, b. abt. 1830; sibling (?)--Joanna Tierney, born abt. 1793.They are found in the 1860 U.S. Census in New York City.I've also located a possible brother of the elder Patrick: John Tierney, born abt. 1797 in Ireland.
The records also indicate that the junior Patrick was married before sailing over.His wife's name is Julia, but I have been unsuccessful in locating her maiden name.Thomas married a woman named Bridget, who also came over from Ireland.
I do know that the Tierneys were Catholic, so I would like to find out if any Catholic churches from the early/mid 1800s still exist in Boley today.I would like to contact them to see if they have any records of this family.If anyone can suggest churches to write to, I would appreciate it.