Born: May 24 1825 – County Mayo Ireland.
Naturalized: Boston, MA 1853 USA
Died: Marilla, NY 1907.
This photo was taken in Buffalo, NY outside Barney son’s house James Moran. Barney is the driver of the carriage and his wife Margaret “Polan” Moran also from County Mayo is next to Barney in the carriage. Younger girl kneeling next to Barney, is his granddaughter Claire Moran b: Buffalo, NY. Young girl sitting on Margaret’s lap is Jenny Urf, another Granddaughter from Marilla, NY.
Barney purchased 75 acres of land in the Town of Marilla, NY and lived there with his wife, until the time of his death.
Barney married Margaret Polan and had 6 kids.
James Moran B: Boston, MA 1850
Barney Moran Jr. B: Boston, MA 1852
Mary Moran B: Boston, MA 1854
Theresa Moran B: Marilla, NY 1856
John Moran B: Marilla, NY 1860
Thomas Moran B: Marilla, NY 1865
I have data on his children, where they lived and whom they married.
I have been to Ireland, to the National Archives to look for the parish of my GGGreatfather, Barney Moran who traveled to America back in 1847. I have never found a parish for Barney nor any parents or siblings. I have read that some people left Ireland and went to work in Liverpool, England to help raise money to pay passage to come to America. I have never found any evidence of my line living or working in Liverpool.
At the National Archives of Ireland I left a copy of Barney Moran’s naturalization papers for I was told that when Michael Collins burned the Custom house in the Easter Rising, that he destroyed thousands and thousands of census records and that Ireland no longer has any good solid data bases and is trying to rebuild their emigration data bases.
I am trying to reach out to more people in County Mayo area to see if there is a Barney Moran in their lineage who left for America and never returned.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any information