Just a drop by to say hi and tell you the little I know about my Grandpa James.
His name was James Francis Tierney II. He was born I think in Paterson NJ to James Frances Tierney I who was married to Catherine Smythe, both who immigrated to the US. He married my grandma Catherine Porter. Grandma's parents were Thomas Porter and Catherine Keegan. Tis something that I married a Keegan, but they are from a different line.
James and Catherine had 7 children in Paterson. Thomas, James III, Elenore, Theresa (my mom), Patrick, Gene, Michael.
I never met my grandpa as they moved west to Nevada when I was born in 61. I did meet my grandma who came to visit just before she died in 78...or maybe 79?
Not sure of dates or much more.
Anyway, I just read the book Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt and was intrigued by his story. I wondered about my Irish relatives...and even my husband Martin's (Marty) as they probably go back to mine also at some point. Would like to know more about where they lived in Ireland...maybe I'd like to go visit some time. I live in Pennsylvania now.