Foley Chasty (Cheasty) Howe Island KIngston Pittsburg
Gosh, I guess I get to be the first.
My g-g-g-grandfather Thomas Foley married a Catherine Chasty and had at least one son, Richard Foley, whom married Bridget Cox.
Richard Foley and Bridget Cox(b1827)were said to be Irish nationals, and they had at least one son, John, born in Pittsburg ON. (b1847, d1925). Richard moved his wife and young son to Howe Island, Ontario, Canada in about 1850. Richard died at an early age, apparently from appendicitis while delivering mail with his father-in-law, Patrick Cox (spouse Mary Cowan). Bridget Cox (Foley) married again, to Thomas Norris of Howe Island. John had numerous half brothers and sisters.
John Foley married Elizabeth Simpson, of Howe Island, ON
The Howe Island family is well documented, with the exception of Patrick Cox, but Richard Foley and earlier is a mystery, especially Thomas Foley/Catherine Chasty.Citing Russ Waller's "Howe Island Book of Cousins", Thomas Foley married Catherine Chasty.Chasty is an uncommon name, but Cheasty is relatively common in the Waterford area of Ireland.There is little question that this branch of Foley's originated in Munster, but it is unclear as to what county.Some say Cork, others say Kerry, or otherwise, but Foley is also a common name in Waterford.I may be chasing straws, but I am convinced that the name I am looking for is CHEASTY, not CHASTY, and that there is a strong likelyhood both of these individuals came from somewhere around or in County Waterford.Looking for a connections of marriages and births in the Late 1700's and early 1800's,in Ireland and Upper Canada/Quebec.Or Cheasty's, Chasty's or Foley's with connections to the same.