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I am researching the FINERTY/FINNERTY family from Ogemaw County, Michigan. Michael Thomas Finerty was born in Bentinck Township, County of Grey, Ontario in 1854. His wife Margaret SHERIDAN was born in Ontario in 1859. They married November 20, 1878 in Bentinck Township, Grey County, Ontario.
In 1872, John Finnerty, Michael's brother immigrated to Ogemaw County, Michigan for logging. He married Mary Ann Winter from Bentinck Township, Grey County, Ontario. They had 1 daughter and 6 sons: Clarence, Patrick, George, John James, and Edward.

In 1889 Michael immigrated his family of 6 daughters to Ogemaw County, Michigan. Thomas his brother came too. Michael and Margaret had 9 daughters and 3 sons. The childrens names are Mary Jane, Margaret Ellen (Ella), Elizabeth Blanche, Annie Maude, Bernetta Eliza (Etta), Abbie Soloma, Kate Elizabeth, Michael Thomas, Mertie, John William, Edna Izada, and Russell James. Michael Thomas, Sr.'s brother Thomas lived in Langdon, ND. He married Catherine McDonald. They had 3 daughters. His sister Margaret Finnerty married Thomas Wilson. They lived in West Branch, Ogemaw County, MI. They had two children Ella and John.

Michael Thomas' parent are Michael Finnerty and Jane Sloan. Jane died in the Grey, County, Ontario, on August 18, 1903. According to Jane Finnerty's obituary, she and her husband had 5 sons and 3 daughters. Some of the family is buried at the Roman Catholic Cemetary in Carlruhe, Bruce County, Ontario. Both Michael Finnerty and Jane Sloan were born in Ireland. I do not know the county, parish, or townland where they were born. An 1871 Canadian census shows a Michael Finnerty, 55, farmer, Irish, Roman Catholic in the County of Grey. A James Finnerty, 22, appears to reside at the same address.

Any information you can provide would be appeciated. Since my family has access to the family Bible, I am willing to reciporcate any information I have.

Michael Thomas Finerty Family Home Page
Updated February 3, 2010

Russ Pate
6033 Belmont Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206
United States
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