that's very intriguing. I don't know of a Philly connection, but I have been told by a cousin that Patrick was one of 7 brothers who came over. They were from County Westmeath, don't know a city. one story is that Patrick died on the ship, leaving Catherine with 2 young boys, James and John. I think they lived in New York for a while. Don't know what became of Catherine. Haven't been able to track down John either. Do you know any more about your Seerys?