Ted Ferriter

Posted by Morgan on 1/18/2008 in Genaology | Living Legacy

I am a retired U.S. Navy Captain, naval aviator form the P-3 community. My final tour in the Navy was as the Naval Attache to Mexico. This tour was a superb way to end a 30 plus year career, very interesting and much fun. My dad, John, was also a career naval officer, destroyers, who retired in 1967. Both my mom and dad were born in Washington, DC, as were their three children. My older sister, Julie Morgan, lives in the DC area. I am cousin (second or third, once or twice removed, or something) with other "bloggers" on this site, noteably George Ferriter, coordinator... Read More


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Images From Our Past

Posted by Seoirse on 12/6/2007 in Genaology

For the past few months, I have been surfing the internet and canvassing the family for images of Ferriter faces. My motivation has in part been a desire to put together a “Face Board” collage or poster for everyone’s enjoyment during FFG2009. Also in part has been a life-long fascination with what people in our family look like. Haven’t you ever wondered what Piarais Feiritear looked like? Or Sybil Lynch? How that original “le Furetur” warrior soldier who traveled in the van of Strongbow’s army might have appeared? Or what our immigrant forebears looked like? Somehow, looking at our individual and collective faces from the... Read More


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Farritor

Posted by Michele on 11/21/2007 in Genaology

When I was growing up being a “Farritor” meant that your family was from Custer County, Nebraska, where story telling remained strong. And where in the 19th century on a lonely homestead on the grassy Plains of North America, Farritors spoke to young ones living in a dugout on the side of a hill of a far away place called Ireland where Ferriters were once great landowners, of a town named Ballyferriter, of the remnants of a Castle sometimes called Sybil’s Castle, and of cove on the sea called Ferriters’ Cove. I took the above photograph last summer, on the former homestead of Robert Garrett... Read More


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An American Ferriter Story

Posted by Seoirse on 11/21/2007 in Genaology

What follows is a bit of history and a bit of background, for the greater understanding of our collective family. First, please understand that I am not a genealogist. While I have always cherished a love of family history, and an interest in learning more about our past, I have neither the discipline, nor the patience to execute the hard and detailed work necessary in genealogical research. A fair analogy would be found in my love of maps – while not a cartographer, I love to pore over maps, envisioning places and terrain features, and imagining what being there might be like – in similar... Read More


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Macallai Pádraig Feiritéar, Lia ós a Leacht

Posted by Seoirse on 7/15/1998 in Genaology

Le Barra Ó Donnabháin   This article originally appeared in The Irish Echo DATED: July, 15-21, 1998 View on Irish Echo site I mí Lúnasa na bliana seo caite chuir Breandán Feiritéar glaoch orm á rá go raibh sé chun turas a thabhairt ar Nua Eabhrac. Bhí sé ag obair ar scannán faisnéise ar shaol Phádraig Feiritéar (1856-1924). Dúirt sé go mbíodh "An Síogaí Infhiúchtach," mar ainm cleite ag Pádraig agus go mbíodh sé ag scríobh altanna don Gaodhal agus don Gaelic American. D’iarr sé orm roinnt cuardaithe a dhéanamh i Leabharlann na Cathrach. An lá céanna fuaireas bosca mór ó Angela Carter agus tuairim... Read More


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Know Your Ancestors

Patricia Clare Ferriter

photo b. April 25, 1909
d. December 31, 1994

  Patricia Clare Ferriter was born on April 25, 1909, in Dickinson, North Dakota, to John Ferriter and Katherine McNertney.  She began painting as a child when she was in bed for a full year with an illness.  In the late 1920s, Clare attended the Massachusetts School of Fine Arts.  From 1931-1933  she lived in the Philippines, where her father was stationed as an Army captain.  Part of the time she worked worked as an illustrator for The Manila Times, an English-language newspaper. It was at this job that she dropped her first name and from then on used the name "Clare Ferriter" exclusively. She... Read More