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The Patrick Duffys of Central Falls, RI

Updated April 9, 2003

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I have been trying without success to verify the date and place of my grandfather's birth for a number of years without success. His name was Patrick Joseph Duffy.

He was born in Ballahagderreen, County Mayo, Ireland, in 1864. (Ballahagderreen was transferred to County Roscommon in 1898.)

He left home about 1876 to serve in the British Army, which service included duty in Burma, India and the Khyber Pass between what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan(?). I believe this was in the Russo- English war of the 1870's.

When he mustered out of the Army, he migrated to the United States and settled in Central Falls, RI, where he met my grandmother, Ellen Brett.

Ellen was born in Bolton, Lancashire, ENG. Her father, Tom Brett, was born in County Mayo, IRE. He brought his family to the US, to Central Falls, RI.

Grampa (Patrick) died in 1935, Gram (Ellen) died in 1950.

 
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