Seeking those interested in the family of Patrick CONDON and wife Margaret AHERN of Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey and Lismore parish, County Waterford, Ireland. Related families: CROTTY (wife was AHERN or CONDON), CAVANAGH, DUNPHY, BERGIN, DULLARD (DOLLARD), KEHOE, O'TOOLE, SISCO, BRAZIL, THOMPSON.
Patrick CONDON and Margaret AHERN came from Lismore parish, County Waterford, Ireland and lived in England for several years before emigrating to the US. They settled in Paterson, New Jersey about 1857. Margaret's brother Michael AHERN was living with them in Paterson in the 1860 census (listed as Michael HERRAN). A brother-in-law, William CROTTY, was living in North Lawrence, Stark County, Ohio when he placed an advertisement in the 6 Feb 1869 issue of The Boston Pilot seeking information about Patrick, Margaret and Michael. [Information from the series of books "The Search for Missing Friends: Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in The Boston Pilot".]
It is also possible that another ad in the Boston Pilot pertains to this family. In an issue from 15 January 1859, Thomas Ahern of Newport, Rhode Island advertised looking for his brother Michael of Deerpark, parish of Lismore, who was last heard from 2 years earlier living in Weaverville, Trinity county, California. Is anyone familiar with this family?
I do not know what became of Michael AHERN after 1860. William CROTTY and family were living with Patrick and Margaret CONDON in Paterson NJ in the 1870 census (surname there written as COTTY). So it looks like they found one another quickly after that ad! From the 1870 census, it looks like the CROTTY family also lived in England for at least 9 years after leaving Ireland. But I can find no trace of them anywhere in the US in 1880...
The CONDON family stayed in Paterson, New Jersey for several generations, but I am not in contact with any of their descendents now (any of you out there?). My interest in this family comes from the fact that my grandmother's aunt Ellen/Lena CAVANAGH was married to Thomas CONDON, a son of Patrick CONDON and Margaret AHERN.