Family History

I remain skeptical about the Scotland and Wales components. They only showed up at the last Ancestry update and range as low as 0%.

I’ve been researching my family history off and on since the mid-1990s. I have a public tree on Ancestry, where my user name is emilygenie, though it is a work in progress and I can’t guarantee accuracy. In fact, that disclaimer applies to all my family tree sharing. I am doing my best to document and research, but I could well be wrong, so doublecheck me.

My mother’s people (Costigan, Cleary, Coombs, Clare) came from Ireland and England to eastern Newfoundland as early as the 17th century and eventually migrated to Boston, Massachusetts. My father’s people (Hegarty, Murphy, Deasy, Gaule) are all from Ireland, mostly County Cork and County Waterford; a few emigrated during the Famine but many more emigrated to Cambridge and Somerville, Massachusetts in the 1890s. My ahnentafel is below.

Surnames: Bishop, Callaghan, Clancy, Clare, Cleary, Coombs, Costigan, Crane, Cronin, Crowley, Deasy, Donnelly, Fryar, Furey,  Gaule, Gibbs, Gold, Green,  Gorman, Hegarty, Hicks, Kelleher, Kennedy, King, LaCour, Long, Lowman, Madden, McCarthy, McGrath, Menchions, Murphy, O’Hagan, O’Neill, Power, Ryan, Southwell, Stevens, Stone, Taylor, Vokey, Young

Links go to WikiTree profiles, not all of which are complete.

  1. me
  2. my mother
  3. my father
  4. Michael John Hegarty 1898-1970
  5. Agnes Cecelia Murphy 1902-1985
  6. Bernard Costigan 1890-1989
  7. Mary Coombs1895-2001
  8. John James Hegarty 1867-1947
  9. Margaret Teresa Deasy 1872-1955
  10. Walter J. Murphy 1862-1932
  11. Anastasia J. Gaule 1862-1934
  12. John Costigan 1845-1902
  13. Elizabeth Cleary 1862-1956
  14. Eli Francis Coombs1873-1956
  15. Bridget Clare 1876-1950
  16. Michael Hegarty 1842-1889
  17. Ellen Cronin 1850?-1918
  18. James Deasy 1837-1902
  19. Honora McCarthy 1841-1913
  20. Thomas Murphy 1830?-?
  21. Catherine Ryan 1839-1909
  22. John Gaule 1841-1886
  23. Ellen McGrath 1848?-1893
  24. Thomas Costigan 1813-1882
  25. Mary Furey 1815-1903
  26. Edward Cleary 1829-1916
  27. Grace Gorman 1830-1892
  28. Richard Coombs ?-1922
  29. Lavinia Bishop 1834-1920
  30. John Clare 1836-1892
  31. Julianne Southwell 1841-?
  32. John Hegarty 1796-1876
  33. Elizabeth Kelleher 1803-1874
  34. Cornelius Cronin
  35. Ellen Taylor 1813-?
  36. James Deasy
  37. Ellen Crowley 1816-?
  38. Michael McCarthy 1815-?
  39. Honora Callaghan 1820-?

42. John Ryan
43. Mary McGrath

46. John McGrath
47. Kate Clancy
48. Vincent Costigan 1790-1844
49. Johanna Kennedy 1792-1816
50. James Furey 1790-?
51. Elizabeth LaCour 1791-?
52. Edmond Cleary
53. Johanna Gibbs
54. Simon Gorman

56. Richard Coombs
57. Mary Menchions
58. Joseph Bishop
59. Mary Young
60. Robert Clare
61. Caroline Green

62. William Southwell
63. Mary King 1809-1893
64. Michael Hegarty
65. Mary Donnelly
66. Dennis Kelleher
67. Julia Gold

70. Thomas Taylor
71. Nell Long
72. James Deasy
73. _____ O’Neill
74. James Crowley
75. Honora _____

98. John Kennedy 1757-1816
99. Mary _____ 1765-1855
100. William Furey

102. Edward LaCour
103. Mary Hicks

108. Michael Gorman
109. Grace LaCour
112. John Coombs 1752-1825
113. Sarah Vokey 1757-1828
114. Thomas Menchions
115. Elizabeth _____

116. Henry Bishop ?-1841
117. Frances Crane
118. John Young 1763-1817
119. Ann _____
120. John Clare 1779-?
121. Ann Lowman 1795-1857
122. John Green
123. Anna _____
124. William Southwell
125. Cecily _____ 1781-1878

144. James Deasy
145. ? O’Hagan

196. James Kennedy 1716-1776
197. Catherine Madden

206. John Hicks 1744-1812

218. Same as 102
219. Same as 103

226. William Vokey
227. Sarah _____

236. William Young

240. James Clare 1746-1823
241. Margaret Fryar 1750-1822

288. Bernard Deasy

392. Patrick Kennedy 1696-?
393. Catharina Power 1695-?

438. Same as 206

452. Philip Vokey 1704-?

480. John Clare
481. Elenor Stevens
482. James Fryar
483. Mary Stone