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International Family Group Sheet for the Lawrence FARLEY, Sr. Family


Husband: Lawrence FARLEY
Birthdate: 17 March 1814
Birthplace: County Meath, Ireland
Death date: 10 April 1893
Place of death: South Dakota, US
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Emmet, Union County, South Dakota, US
Father: FARRELLY
Marriage date:
Marriage place: Ireland

Wife: Mary GOFF
Birthdate: 1820 or 1821
Birthplace: Ireland
Death date: 1854 or 1855
Place of death:
Father: GOFF

CHILDREN

Child No. 1: Anna FARLEY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 11 November 1839
Birthplace: Parish of Stamullen, County Meath, Ireland
Death date: 3 September 1907
Place of death: near Beresford, Union County, South Dakota, US
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Emmet, Union County, South Dakota, US
Marriage date: 1863
Marriage place: Illinois, US
Spouse's name: James "Jim" Thomas MAHER

Child No. 2: Patrick Henry FARLEY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 6 January 1842
Birthplace: County Meath, Ireland
Death date: 7 September 1915
Place of death: Union County, South Dakota, US
Burial: St. John Cemetery, Beresford, Union County, South Dakota, US
Marriage date: 1871
Marriage place: Freeport, Illinois, US
Spouse's name: Catherine MAHER

Child No. 3: James FARLEY
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1843 or 1844
Birthplace: Ireland
Death date: between 1862 and 1916
Place of death:
Marriage date:
Marriage place:
Spouse's name:

Child No. 4: Mary Ann FARLEY
Sex: F
Birthdate: 1 May 1849
Birthplace: County Meath, Ireland
Death date: 29 March 1939
Place of death: Beresford, Union County, South Dakota, US
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Emmet, Union County, South Dakota, US
Marriage date: 23 April 1879
Marriage place: Jefferson, Union County, Dakota Territory, US
Spouse's name: John JENNINGS

Child No. 5: Lawrence "Larry" FARLEY, Jr.
Sex: M
Birthdate: 1 November 1853
Birthplace: Meredosia, Morgan County, IL, US
Death date: 21 October 1916
Place of death: Union County, South Dakota, US
Marriage date: 4 June 1878
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Emmet, Union County, South Dakota, US
Marriage place: St. Teresa Catholic Church, Beresford, Union County, SD, US
Spouse's name: Elizabeth B. O'CONNOR
 
 
Documentation:
1) Gravestone Transcriptions from St. Joseph Cemetery, Emmet Township, Union County, SD (recorded by Brian M. Hass, 2000-3),
2) Gravestone Transcriptions from St. John Cemetery, Prairie Township, Union County, SD (recorded by Brian M. Hass, 2001),
3) Death Certificates (Union County, SD),
4) Obituaries ("Beresford News" Beresford, SD),
5) Obituaries ("Beresford Republic" Beresford, SD),
6) Wedding Announcements ("Beresford News" Beresford, SD),
7) Wedding Anniversary Announcements ("Beresford Republic" Beresford, SD),
8) Beresford_100_Years_1884-1984 pp. 232 and 275-6 (Notes: the Farley and O'Connor family histories in this book do contain some errors),
9) 1860 Census Records (Waddam Township, Stephenson County, Illinois)
10) 1880 Census Records (Prairie Township, Union County, Dakota Territory),
11) 1900 Census Records (Prairie Township, Union County, South Dakota),
12) 10 July 1851 passenger list of the Shannon (published on pages 420-1 of The_Famine_Immigrants, Vol VII),
13) 28 January 1860 Naturalization Document for Lawrence Farley (Circuit Court of Stephenson County, IL),
14) Co. H., 67th Illinois Infantry Company Muster-in Roll (13 June 1862)
15) Co. H., 67th Illinois Infantry Company Muster-out Roll (6 Oct 1862), Notes from Charlotte A. Farley (daughter of James Farley) recorded by Brian M. Hass (2000)

Notes:
* According to a story passed down orally by James Farley (grandson of Lawrence Farley, Sr. and son of Lawrence Farley, Jr.), Mary (Goff) Farley was reported to have been the third wife of Lawrence Farley, Sr. According to this story, the first two wives died and were buried in Ireland; and, the only non-Catholic wife was the second wife, who was a Methodist. Little else is known about the first two wives and no records of these women have been found.
* Records show that his wife, Mary, and first four children came to America on the Shannon in 1851 and the ages on the passenger list were used to determine the approximate dates of birth for Mary and James.
* The father, mother, and children settled at Morgan County, Illinois, where Lawrence "Larry" Farley became the first member of the family to be born outside of Ireland.
* The "Beresford Republic" obituary of Lawrence, Jr. mentioned that his mother had died when he was only a year old and Mary (Goff) Farley's approximate date of death was determined from this.
* The Farleys moved to the area of Freeport, Illinois.
* Two of the sons, James and Patrick, served in the military during the Civil War.
* The last records of James having been alive were military records from 1862 and the 1916 obituary of his brother, Lawrence, listed James as having preceeded him in death while still a resident of Illinois.
* The remaining members of the Farley family moved to Union County, Dakota Territory during the 1870's, where the father and the families of four of his children proved up on homesteads and remained there for the rest of their lives.
* Lawrence Farley, Sr. and four of his children were buried in Union County, South Dakota. His wife, Mary, and son, James, were both presumeably buried in Illinois.
 

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