Re: McGettigans of Philadelphia
My great-great grandmother was Katherine McGettigan. She was born in 1833 in Donegal, Ireland and came to America in 1853 where she married William Shields also from Donegal. They had 11 children. John their second oldest is my great grandfather. He died in Homestead, PA in 1913.
The McGettigan family are found in Tullyfern and Kilmacrenan County Donegal. My McGettigan's came to America and settled in Philadelphia at first then migrated.
There are two famous Catholic Bishops from Ireland named McGettigan and most of the family left Ireland in the 1850's.
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