This will provide further explanation of Cindy Cialini's message. I was waiting to put this message up until I had obtained as much information as possible - but here goes.
I have Patrick J. Seery born March 14, 1844 in Ireland (County unknown). I believe he was probably born a few years earlier thsn that, however. From his death record, his father's name was listed as Henry J. His mother's name was not listed. I believe that he had at least two brothers: John and Thomas Lawrence. I believe this is the case because John and Thomas Lawrence acted as godfathers to two of his children in the US, and he named two of his children John and Thomas.
Patrick was naturalized in 1857 in the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. He attested thast he was under 18 when he entered the US.
He married Ellen McDonald of Philadelphia in roughly 1868. They had several children:
Joseph: 1869 (only child bron in Phila; married O. Fisher and died Reading, PA)
Ellen 1872 (died in 1893 of consumption; single)
Richard 1874 (married Annie Miller of Coatesville, PA)
John 1876 (died single as salesman for Abbott's Dairies)
Mary 1879 (married McConaghy in Wilmington; housewife)
Thomas Lawrence 1884
Patrick and family moved to Wilmington, DE in 1870. He worked as a carriage upholsterer for McCabe Darragh.
Family is mostly buried in Cathedral Cemetery in Wilmington.
I welcome any information or assitance. I am descended from their son, Richard and his wife Annie Miller.