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Posted by Morgan on 11/18/2007 in Announcement

My name is Morgan Ferriter, I live in Donegal, Ireland. I have had quite a bit of contact with other Ferriters and relatives of Ferriters over the last few years through my own website, so out of curiosity, I checked to see if there was a Ferriter Blog on the web. There wasnt, so I have just created this one so anyone interested can type a few lines and let us know who you are and where you are . I also have a fair amount of history associated with the Ferriter name collected.

"All-Ferriter Family Gathering" to be held in Wisconsin, U.S.A., during the summer of 2009 to be phased with the annual Doylestown WI Picnic, and the Milwaukee WI, Irishfest. Main organiser; Mr. George Ferriter. More to follow....

Other breaking news...latest member of the Ferriter family born today, Drogheda, Ireland. Baby boy...Congratulations Eoin & Louise Ferriter (my brother & sister in law)


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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