Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday/Andrew Ryan From Tipperary

     This tombstone, in St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery in Palmyra, NY,  belongs to the brother of my 3rd great-grandmother Anna Ryan White.  Andrew was born in Goldengarden, South  Tipperary.  He was baptized March 21, 1827 in the parish of Annacarty/Donohill just north of Tipperary Town, the second of the eight children of Cornelius Ryan and Alice O'Dwyer.

     Andrew arrived in he USA just as the famine in Ireland was ending. He lived in Palmyra and Manchester, NY before purchasing a farm in Perinton, NY.  His wife Bridget Hogan was the subject of another Tombstone Tuesday blog.  Andrew died at his home in Perinton April 4, 1888 of typhoid fever.  His daughter Ellen died of the same disease six years later, at the age of 26 and is buried next to her mother in the same cemetery.  Her marker simply reads, "Nellie".

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