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From: "Bill & Cathy McGrath" <>
Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Fw: [TIGS] Welcome to the TIGS Mailing List
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2006 20:17:37 -0400
A second welcome to the TIGS mailing list.
You have two great names in your family line - McGrath and Kennedy.
My grandfather THOMAS McGRATH, from Thurles, Tipperary, Ireland came to Troy
around 1891 with his wife NORA KENNEDY, also from Thurles. Two siblings of
my grandfather also came to Troy around the same time, a brother PATRICK
McGRATH and a sister BRIDGET McGRATH. Parents in Ireland were JOHN McGRATH
and JOHANNA HAYES.
Patrick married a Catherine R. Leonard in Troy and Bridget married a John J.
Gleason in Troy.
All three McGrath's died in Troy; Patrick on April 20, 1943, Thomas on May
20, 1949 and Bridget on March 11, 1952. The obituary for all three mention a
brother John in Ireland. Also, in the list of pall bearors at the funerals,
was a WILLIAM McGRATH identified as a nephew.
I have yet to discover who this William McGrath was and how he was a nephew
to my three McGraths. Was he really a nephew or just a friend of the
family. Also, when my father JAMES McGRATH was baptized in 1900, his
godfather was a DANIEL McGRATH. I do not know if Daniel was a friend of the
family or a relative.
Also unknown is why the McGraths came to Troy. Were there other relatives
Clifton Park, NY
> Hi Listers,
> I like to welcome Tom Ebert to the TIGS mailing list. Below you will find
> information on his family research. As always, any help is greatly
>>Tom Ebert wrote:
>>My name is Tom Ebert and I am hoping that you can help
>>me with some genealogy on the McGrath side of my
>>I am looking for Sheila Lofft Strickland who did some
>>work on your website. She did a genealogy for her
>>brother -in-law which included a civil war veteran
>>Richard McGrath. Her brother-in-law's name is Daniel
>>Ford McDonald. Richard McGrath was the brother of my
>>great / great grandfather, William McGrath.
>>Incidentally, William McGrath was married in Troy on
>>November 28, 1852 to my great great grandmother
>>Elizabeth Kennedy McGrath.
>>Any assistance in helping me contact Ms. Strickland or
>>Mr. McDonald would be appreciated.
>>Thomas J. Ebert
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