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Jill Foley Cork County, Ireland Nov 20, 2005
I am trying to identify exact birthplace, in County Cork, of my husbandís g-grandfather, Michael C. Foley. Michael was born to Thomas (or possibly Timothy) and Margaret Moriarty Foley between 1864 and1867. One birthdate I have for him is Nov. 11, 1864, but I am doubtful of its accuracy. He immigrated to the US sometime between 1881 and 1884. His older brother, John, is said to have arrived sometime before Michael. I am not sure what port they came into, but I do know Michael settled in Connecticut. Michael and John had at least one sister (given name unknown), who immigrated to the US (date unknown) and after arrival, married a John Callahan and in 1927 was living in Buffalo, New York. Michael married Mary Walsh in 1893 in Waterbury, Connecticut and they had their first son, John Thomas Foley in September 1893. Shortly thereafter, they moved to Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York where they spent the rest of their lives and raised 5 children:
1) John Thomas Foley, b. 1893 in Waterbury, Connecticut
2) Thomas Coleman Foley, b. 1895 in Ithaca, New York (my husbandís grandfather)
3) Marguerite T. Foley, b. 1897 in Ithaca, New York; m. Robert Ryan
4) Mary E. Foley, b. abt. 1901 in Ithaca, New York; m. Nicholas Rich
5) Alfred J. Foley, b. 1903 in Ithaca, New York
I wish I had more specific details about their lives before leaving Ireland, but unfortunately I do not. That is what I need help with. If there is anyone out there that has any information about this family, please let me know. Thanks!

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