I found Darby's parents and one possibly two siblings.Darby and Hugh were born to a Bernard or Barney Featherstone supposedly born in about 1778 and died in 1832 before boarding a boat to North America.His wife Bridget died on board b. 1787 to 1832.That means my Darby, and I'm by no means sure of the dates travelled accross from IReland, possibly Roscommon, before the famine when the irish population was booming.Both would have been infants if these dates are correct.Hugh is listed as seven years younger than Darby in a cencus so it's possible he's older than he thought but we are sure of Darby's birthdate.b. 1829.
does anyone have any more on this family and is it possible there were more siblings who came over.Is their death date correct.I'm wondering if it was 1836 simply because hugh claims these two as his parents as well and he was born in about 1836.
Darby was also listed as a servant in a David and Elizabeth Culp in Ontario in 1851 during the cencus.
He became quite prosperous having land, and having a servant in 1881.He may have travelled back to Ireland when he was forty as well as we have record of a Darby, same age returning to New York.