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Title: Manaseh Gallagher, New York, to Thomas Gallagher, Ohio, U.S.A.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileGallagher, Manaseh/19
SenderGallagher, Manaseh
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginNew York, USA
DestinationOhio, USA
RecipientGallagher, Thomas
Recipient Gendermale
SourceDonated by J. Patrick Gallagher, 6248 31st Ave. S.E., Salem, Oregon 97301, U.S.A.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9802808
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 17:02:98.
Word Count146
TranscriptLetter sent by Manaseh Gallagher
Addressed to Thomas Gallagher, Clarmont [Clermont?]
County, Branch Hill Post Office, Ohio

New York May 8th 1849

Dear broher [brother?]
I take the opportunity of writing to you
that we are all well hoping to find you in the same. We
left home on the 13th of March and arrived here on the 7th
of May. Nancy, Manaseh, and John Gery we were with Sally
and determined to stay here until we get an answer from
you. Employ appears to be dull here. We rote [wrote?] to
Denis Gery before we left Derry and allowed them to write
to Catherine that we might see her but they do not know
where she is. She rote [wrote?] to John and got no answer
and then rote [wrote?] to you and got no answer either

I want you to write as soon as possible.

John Gery has got plenty of friends in New York.

No more at present but remains your affectionate brother
to death
Manaseh Gallagher

Notes: Manaseh (Manus) Gallagher, b. 28 June 1826 in
Meenbane, Co. Donegal, d. 11 May 1900 in Corning, Indiana,
U.S.A. His parents were Manus Gallagher and Anna Patton
He married Margaret (Fanning) Farrell. Their children
were :
Mary Jane Farrell (step-daughter), b. 1852, d. 1931,
m. Michael Horan (no children).
John, b. 1858, d. Oct 1916. Never married.
Annie, b. 1860, died 1949, m. John O'Neal in 1884.
Thomas, b. 1862, d. 1928, m. Mary Ellen Fegan
in 1897.
Ellen, b. 1865, d. 1944, m. John McDonald.
Catherine, b. 1869, d. 1880.
Francis Xavier, b. 1873, died 7 Oct 1963, m. Honora
O'Connor on 28 Oct 1902.

Sally is believed to be the wife of Dennis Gery.

This letter copied from the original by Manus'
great-grandson, via Francis X.
J. Patrick Gallagher
6248 31st Ave SE Salem Oregon USA
Telephone (503) 3628679
Internet E-Mail: galacres@teleport.com