My great-grandmother was Helen Marie BIRNEY (COLLINS) b. 8/11/1898 Troy, NY d. 7/9/1988 Rochester, NY. She married George Francis COLLINS in 1924. Helen's siblings were Marguerite A. BIRNEY (LOWE), Agnes BIRNEY (GILLIE), and David BIRNEY.
Their parents were David BIRNEY b. 1872 in Troy, NY and Agnes SULLIVAN (lived to be 99). David's siblings were Thomas BIRNEY b. 1877, James BIRNEY b.. 1875, and Sarah J. BIRNEY b. 1867. They were all living in Troy, NY at the time of the 1875 census.
I believe David BIRNEY's parents were James BIRNEY b. 1845 in Canada and Susan J. () BIRNEY b. 1848 in Troy, NY. Both David and Susan's parents were born in Ireland.
Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated!