|I am researching the family started by Thomas McKiernan, Sr. and Bridget McCaffrie. The family started in New York in 1832 with the birth of Thomas McKiernan. Bridget McCaffrie (Caffry) was born in Ireland about 1832 an came to America in about 1845. Thomas and Bridget were married in 1851 in Jeansville, Pennsylvania. Thomas and Bridget were Irish, Catholics and from a family of coal miners.|
They moved to Egypt,North Carolina and finally settled in Fairbury, Illinios. During that period of time ten children were born to them. James,William,MaryAnn,Agnes,John, Bridget,Thomas,Edward,Terry and Frank.
As their children grew and married they moved to Illinois, California, Montana, Indiana, Iowa.