Donegal - Patrick Gallagher family tree

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File contributed by: Ed McCarthy  
Oct 2013


The attached  is a "family Tree" of the Jack Gallagher / 
Patrick Gallagher family that lived in Drimnacarrow, Town of 
Frosses, Co. Donegal. Many of the descendants moved to 
Australia and America.

James Gallagher's daughter Anne came to America also where 
she married a man named Edward "Eddie" McGovern, probably in 

Michael was born 4/13/1872 in townland called Killian; in a 
location called Drimnacarroe, Town of Frosses, , County 
Donegal. He immigrated to America in 1888 departing from 
Liverpool on a ship named British Princess, settling in 
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Anna was born in Mayo, most likely on May 21, 1873, most 
likely in Castlebar. She emigrated in 1889, from Liverpool. 
I believe that she came over on the SS Halvetia with a 
stated destination of Pennsylvania.

They were married in Pennsylvania on Feb 24, 1897.Both are 
buried in St. Mary’s   Cemetery in Luzern County, near 
Wilkes-Barre.  Michael had been the Sexton and Caretaker of 
that cemetery for years.

Patrick Gallagher, (Michaels father) died in Ireland on 
April 26, 1908. His wife Uma (Winifred) McCall  Patrick 
originated in Kilcar (or the Rosses) in Donegal them moved  
Drimnacarrow, Town of Frosses Donegal. His wife was (Uma 
McCall) died Mar 12, 1913 in Ireland. I have no information 
on Patricks father Jack other than a belief that he too came 
to Drimnacarrow with Patrick.

As for Patricks children, Annie (Gallagher) McKeown, Michael 
(my Grandfather) and Margaret (Gallagher) Notoff each 
emigrated to Wilkes- Barre (Luzerne County) Pennsylvania. 
Most of their offspring remained in the area, my mother 
being the exception having moved to New York where we were