Featured Artist: Morgan Ferriter

Posted by Graham on 1/30/2012 in Art Gallery | Living Legacy

Biography Born in Dublin 1971, Morgan Ferriter was raised in Donegal in the Northwest of Ireland, where he lives and works today. The subjects of his paintings are the Irish landscape, and street scenes of Galway City. He has also painted extensively in Canada and has exhibited there since 2002. Morgan is also a keen musician and has played with many different bands in the last 20 years. Visit http://morganferriter.com/ for his work! Collections Anglo Irish Bank, London. St. Michaels, University of Toronto Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt. Toronto Private collections. Selected Past Exhibitions: Casa Auction, Mansion House, Dublin. April 2008 The Loft Gallery, Dublin. November... Read More


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Featured Artist: Robin Baldwin

Posted by Graham on 1/30/2012 in Art Gallery | Current Events | Living Legacy

The following is a message from Robin Baldwin, who will be one of our featured artists at the Ferriter Art Exhibition during our 2012 Gathering in Dingle, Ireland. Hello Family! My Ferriter roots begin with my beloved maternal grandmother, Maxine Ferriter. She always proudly told us stories about her travels to Ireland and instilled a love of Irish culture to all of her children and grandchildren. I cannot wait to experience the setting of all of her tales this coming April at the Ferriter Family Gathering!  I am also very excited to have the opportunity to showcase some of my artwork at the reunion art... Read More


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Civil War Account of James T. Ferriter

Posted by Margaret on 1/28/2012 in Family Legends

The following is an excerpt from the story of James T. Ferriter as written some years ago by Leo Massei of Richmond, Virginia. This is an account of James Thomas Ferriter’s service in the War Between The States. In 1862 James T. Ferriter was working with his brother Thomas a “cooper” [barrel maker] in Richmond Virginia. James age 19 along with his cousins John Sullivan [Mary Ann Sullivan Ferriter’s brother] and *John Lynch [Johanna Lynch Sullivan was Mary Ann Ferriter’s mother’s maiden name] enlisted on Feb 17, 1862 in the Army of the Confederacy as privates with a newly organized “Company Virginia Light Artillery” being... Read More


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Know Your Ancestors

James T. Ferriter

photo b. December 1843
d. February 22, 1902

James Thomas Ferriter was born in December, 1843, either in New York or Massachusetts to Irish immigrant parents. Most census data lists his birthplace as Massachusetts. It is quite likely that he was born in West Springfield, MA, as he had a brother, Patrick, who was born there in 1849. His parents, Patrick Ferriter and Catherine Sullivan Ferriter, had married in Ireland on February 14, 1840. They moved to America and travelled where there were railroads to be built. Patrick's family landed in Dummerston, Vermont, in 1850, where many people with Irish surnames and the job title of 'railroad laborer' are listed in the census.... Read More