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From: Esther Ann <>
Subject: Re: [GALLAGHER] Gallagher>Ireland>Beaver Meadows, PA>Bethlehem,PA & Phillipsburg, NJ
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 14:28:51 -0500
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Hi List,

I just noticed your inquiry and that you had somewhat local Gallagher,
there Dick!
I have Philadelphia Gallagher, (which I know there were tons) but bare
with me, lol
I have a John Gallagher who married a Catherine/Katherine Smith.
they had seven or so children, John, William, George, Ann, Katherine,
Helen. I'm not
sure where they lived in Philly nor unfortunately where they originated
I have tried through the years, posting and searching online, but there
is just so
many families with the same names and mine fall through the crack of
census times
in order to determine one from the others....
The only oral history I have been able to gather is that either the
parents or one of the
brothers did have a farm possibly in the Buck's County area, and one of
the boys did
work at the Reedman Car Dealership in its early days. However, I have
pic's of who
we think might be Gallagher guys who use to be line men..... Their
physical characters
are described as having very jet black hair in youth and dark eyes. My
nana was not a
tall woman but her love for cooking did result in her being quite large.
Now one of her
sisters who use to visit and who we think was Helen Hughes, was much
taller and
a large woman. Two of the sister's did move to the Cape May and
Brigatine, New
Jersey area by the name of Ann Phister (sp?) and Mrs. Wm Slaeter.(sp?)
Does any of this sound
familiar to you?
Thanks, Esther

John Galllagher, - Catherine/Katherine Gallagher
Children: John, William, George, Helen Hughes, Phila, Ann Phister, NJ,
Mrs. Wm Slaeter, NJ,
Katherine Baker, Media, Pa.(my line)

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> Hugh,
> Do you have any information on what county or townland in Ireland your Gallagher family originated?
> My Gallagher family originated in County Donegal, Townland of Arlands. That area is near Burtonport on Donegal's West coast.
> My grandfather was Michael Gallagher, born in Feb of 1862. His parents were Hugh Gallagher and Bridget Campbell. Hugh drowned while fishing in 1870. Our family has no knowledge of any brothers and/or sisters of Michael, but suspect that there may be some since Irish farmers in those days tended to have large families.
> Irish records in the 1800s are pretty hard to find. Most official Irish records were kept in Dubl1n and were destroyed in the Irish rebellion about 1922. The Griffith's Valuation is available and confirms that there were several Gallagher families present in the Arlands area in 1857 when the valuation was done. I have found links to the 1901 and 1911 census for that area which has helped add some cousins to my tree but nothing confirmable that will get me back further than my great grandfather Hugh.
> If your Gallagher family originated in the Arlands area of County Donegal we may be related.
> Dick
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