I believe they were Roman Catholic as I am as my mother and her family were raised. James Gallagher born February 11,1822 came to the USA in 1851,Lived In Philadelphia until 1856. Bridget Doherty, Dougherty, came to USA 1857. Her father,Daniel Doherty,is said to have been a Miller at Donegal castle in the town of Donegal.Her mother, Bridget O'Donnell said to have been born on Island off NW Coast of Ireland and educated at a Convent in France. This is all I know.