I suspect we might be tracing the same family only different branches. My name is Susan Davern, wife of Lawrence Davern and we live in Pineville, NC. My husband is originally from Marathon NY. He is son of Andrew James Davern borm 1901, son of Edward Davern born,1897, son of Patrick Ann Davern who came to this country from Ireland.
Recently We visited NY and found a headstone for a James Davern in the Marathon Cemetary. My Husband's family back to Edward Davern are buried there. We do not know who James Davern is. There are also several headstones with the name of Davern in that cemetary that we do not know if they are related. In St. Patrick's cemetary in Whitney Point there are several Davern headstones. There is one for Rose/wife of William A, died Jan. 8, 1888. There is an Andrew Davern 1861-1939, a John S, 1918-1983, Mary, wife of Andrew, 1871-1918 and one for James J. Davern, died 1958. We thought possibly that William was brother to Patrick ( my husband's great-grandfather)as Patrick is also buried in St. Patrick's cemetary. Please feel free to contact us and if we obtain any further information, I will let you know