MY GGGF was Henry/Harry McGarrity, born about 1835 in Carrickmore, Co Tyrone, Creggandevesky, St Colmkille's parrish. His parents were John and Hannah Tierney McGarrity.
In 1868 he was working as a laborer in Durham Co England, South Shields. This was a coal mining area from which workers were recruited to the Pa coalfields, apparently. His wife Mary Grimes died giving birth to their second daughter, my GGM, Elizabeth (Betty) McGarrity there. He sentthe girls tohis mother and sister, and came to the US by 1880. There he married a Mary Braslin in Philadelphia and started a second family, John, Joseph, and Grace.
Had 4 younger siblings, Patrick,b 1840, Catherine, b 1845, Elizabeth, b 1848 and Jane b.1853.All eventually immigrated to Fayette Co in Western PA, where the coal and coke industry was growing.
My GGM Betty came in mid 1880s with her aunts.Catherine married James J Mullen of Co Tyrone, who became a physican in Pittsburgh/ Perryopolis.Had a son John D., physician in Latrobe, PA.
Jane married Hugh Hagan.Elizabeth married a McKay. Betty married Patrick Lynch in 1886.They alleventually lived in the village of Morrell, near Connellsville.