County Mayo, Ireland to Ontario, Canada
July 19, 2002:
Congratulations on a wonderfully informative and well put together website.
I would like to add the VAHEY’s to the families from 1837 forward. I can forward to
you all the information I have if you like. I even have a copy of my great great
great grandfather’s (Patrick Vahey father of Henry) will!! I am looking for any
information I can find.
I actually tracked you down as Henry Vahey and Mary Theresa Barnes are my relatives!
Henry and Mary Theresa actually raised Henry’s brother’s child Jennie as they had no
children of their own. Jennie ultimately inherited the homestead from Henry
(he inherited it from Patrick) and opened a midwife hospital. Records show that
she aided in the birth of over 100 of the children of the day. I saw an email with
respect to their marriage which lead me ultimately to you.
IF YOU WOULD PUT YOUR PHONE BACK ON THE HOOK I WOULD GIVE YOU A CALL. I HAVE
JUST INPUT INTO OUR VAHEY GENEALOGY ALL THE INFORMATION I HAVE ON ALL THE VAHEYS.
WITH AN INDEX IT IS 75 PAGES. ALSO......
I HAVE A GENEALOGY BASE OF 5,300 OF OUR FAMILY NAMES BONESTEEL / VAHEY. AND ABOUT
400 OF THE NAMES ARE FROM MY DADS FAMILY..............DO YOU WANT ME TO SEND YOU
THESE 5300 NAMES OR NOT??
THE ONLY REASON I AM SENDING YOU THIS IS BECAUSE IN OUR FAMILY I THINK YOU ARE THE
ONLY OTHER PERSON INVOLVED OR INTERESTED IN GENEALOGY.
August 14, 2005:
I know of several of us that are also researching the family of Vahey in
Ontario. Alex and brother, Herb of Canada: Jack Vahey, Portland, Oregon,
Delma Holcombe Houston, Texas. Alex and his brother have a family reunion
every year in Canada. I know all of us would like any information you
have on Patrick, born in 1822, County Mayo and his descendants. Would
exchange what I have also.
E-mail Jann Vahey, Carol Stuart, Delma Holcombe and Al Lewis
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