Probably no connection, but my father's name waws James Joseph Tierney. He was born Feb. 21, 1869 in Lickeen east township, Kilfenora parish, County Clare, Ireland. Parents were Timothy (a weaver)Tierney and Ann Mulqueeney Tierney. He waw the youngest of seven sons.
With his mother and two older brothers, he came to the US in 1881. One brother, Peter Francis, bcamew A Catholic priest and served in Coffeyville, Kansas, until his death in 1921.
Most of the family lived in New England. My father and his mothere and two brothers lived in Paterson, N.J. In 1914 my father helpeed to form the borough of West Paterson and served on the first council and Board of Education and wa also the first police chief there.