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Nina Hilferty Smith (View posts)
Posted: 22 Dec 1999 2:12AM GMT
Working on geneology and am interested in hearing from any Hilfertys. I am the daughter of J. Bernard Hilferty(deceased).

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Carla Deason (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 7:13AM GMT
Hi. My name is Carla Deason. I am the grand-daughter of Edward Francis Hilferty ( died 1964). He married Catharine Louise Chandler. E-mail me if you would like.

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Carla Deason (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 7:35AM GMT
Dear Carla: I believe there is a connection somewhere that will show that we are all related. The connection that I am attempting to discover is in Ireland.

The history that I have shows a William Hilferty married to Hannah.... Their son Thomas was married to Mary McBride and they were the ones that came to America before 1855.

I am looking for the brothers and sisters of William and Thomas. This is where we will find the connection. If you can fill in any of the blanks I would be most grateful.

My line of the family were from Massachusetts. Where are you from? I am presently living in California.

Thanks for your response.

Nina Hilferty Smith

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Nina Hilferty Smith (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 7:37AM GMT
Dear Carla: I believe there is a connection somewhere that will show that we are all related. The connection that I am attempting to discover is in Ireland.

The history that I have shows a William Hilferty married to Hannah.... Their son Thomas was married to Mary McBride and they were the ones that came to America before 1855.

I am looking for the brothers and sisters of William and Thomas. This is where we will find the connection. If you can fill in any of the blanks I would be most grateful.

My line of the family were from Massachusetts. Where are you from? I am presently living in California.

Thanks for your response.

Nina Hilferty Smith

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Carla Deason (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 9:26AM GMT
Hi Nina,
Here is what I know. My grandfather was Edward Francis Hilferty 3rd, born 5/29/08 died 4/11/64. His father was Edward F. Hilferty 2nd, died 1923. He was an M.D. and D.D.S. He was married to Sarah Laferty, died 10/42. His father was Edward F. Hilferty 1st and he most likely came over from Ireland around the time of the potato famine. My mom told me when she was a little girl they lived on Baldwin, MD and used to receive mail for a Joseph Hilferty in Baldwin, N.Y. That's it.Let me know if there is anything in common. Carla

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Nina Hilferty Smith (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2000 10:07AM GMT
Are you working on your family tree? I just picked it up again after a number of years away from it. Sending information to my daughter is hopes of getting the next generation interested. Passing the baton.

Please share your emaill address and maybe we can exchange sites that we have found interesting. Mine is: Lrdsolomon@aol.com

Thanks for your prompt response.

Fondly,
Nina

Hilferty, Helferty, Halferty descendants.

Clifford W. Holforty (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2000 4:38AM GMT
Dear Carla Deason,

I am Clifford W. Holforty. I have been researching the Halferty, Helferty, Hilferty and Holferty descendants of the Gaelic-Irish Clan O'hAilbheartaigh for the last 17 years. I was clicking around in www.familyhistory.com the other day looking for what ever I might find concerning the clan descendants and saw your exchange of conversations with Nina Hilferty Smith whom I have also recently corresponded with about her ancestors in Massachusetts.

I thought you would be interested in what I have found which appear to be your ancestors.

In the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded a family with an E. F. Hilferty at 39 years old as it's head of household. He is recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania. M. F. Hilferty at 34 years old is recorded as his wife. She was born in Pennsylvania also. The children are Fannie at 15 years old, E. F. Hilferty at 8 years old and Annie at 4 years old. All of the children were born in Pennsylvania.

In the 1900 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded a family with an E. F. Hilferty at 27 years old as it's head of household. He is recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania and is a Dentist. M. F. Hilferty at 57 years old is recorded as his mother and is a widow. She was born in Pennsylvania also. There is also recorded a sister, Fannie Middelton, a widow, at 30 years old having been born in Pennsylvania. In addition there is Charles Hilferty at 17 years old, recorded as a brother and having been born in Pennsylvania. Charles is recorded as a Dentist also. This family is recorded as living on Nth. 21st. street.

In the 1910 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded a family with a Dr. Edward F. Hilferty at 37 years old as it's head of household. He is recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania and is a Dentist. Edward is married to Sadie L. Hilferty who is 31 years old. They are recorded as having been married 4 years and Sadie, born in Pennsylvania, is recorded as having had one child who is still living. The child is Edward F. Hilferty who is 1 and 10/12 years old and was born in Pennsylvania and is recorded in the household. Margaret F. Hilferty is recorded as Edward's mother at 64 years old and is recorded as having had 4 children with all still living. Margaret is again recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania.

In the 1920 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded Margaret F. Hilferty, at 77 years old still living on Nth. 21st. street as a widow having been born in Pennsylvania. Living in the household is her son Charles Hilferty as a 37 years old single person. Both mother and son are recorded as being unemployed.

Analysis of these census records leads you to conclude that they are all concerning the same family in different stages of their lives spread out over forty years (1880-1920). At this time this is the only information that I have uncovered about your ancestors. Hopefully you will be able to contribute more to fill in the picture as the census later than 1920 is not available to the public as yet. The 1880 census indicates that E. F. Hilferty was born in Pennsylvania in about 1841. This would indicate that there is one earlier generation of your ancestors in the States that we do not know about who is most likely the person who immigrated to the states before 1841. E. F. Hilferty's parents are recorded as having been born in Ireland in his 1880 census listing. This is before the great famine. One must also conclude that there is an 1870, 1860 and an 1850 census listing for these ancestors that we have not discovered and which may disclose the names of the parents and other siblings of the 1880 E. F. Hilferty if we can find them.

Please respond as I can tell you more about the Gaelic-Irish Clan that the Hilfertys are part of.

Best Regards,

Cliff

Clifford W. Holforty
28721 Hidden Trail
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
248-489-1075

Hilferty, Helferty, Halferty descendants.

Posted: 6 Apr 2000 4:42AM GMT
Edited: 17 Mar 2003 12:34AM GMT
Nina,

I thought you might be interested in this message also.

Dear Carla Deason,

I am Clifford W. Holforty. I have been researching the Halferty, Helferty, Hilferty and Holferty descendants of the Gaelic-Irish Clan O'hAilbheartaigh for the last 17 years. I was clicking around in www.familyhistory.com the other day looking for what ever I might find concerning the clan descendants and saw your exchange of conversations with Nina Hilferty Smith whom I have also recently corresponded with about her ancestors in Massachusetts.

I thought you would be interested in what I have found which appear to be your ancestors.

In the 1880 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded a family with an E. F. Hilferty at 39 years old as it's head of household. He is recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania. M.F. Hilferty at 34 years old is recorded as his wife. She was born in Pennsylvania also. The children are Fannie at 15 years old, E. F. Hilferty at 8 years old and Annie at 4 years old. All of the children were born in Pennsylvania.

In the 1900 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded a family with an E. F. Hilferty at 27 years old as it's head of household. He is recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania and is a Dentist. M. F. Hilferty at 57 years old is recorded as his mother and is a widow. She was born in Pennsylvania also. There is also recorded a sister, Fannie Middelton, a widow, at 30 years old having been born in Pennsylvania. In addition there is Charles Hilferty at 17 years old, recorded as a brother and having been born in Pennsylvania. Charles is recorded as a Dentist also. This family is recorded as living on Nth. 21st. street.

In the 1910 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded a family with a Dr. Edward F. Hilferty at 37 years old as it's head of household. He is recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania and is a Dentist. Edward is married to Sadie L. Hilferty who is 31 years old. They are recorded as having been married 4 years and Sadie, born in Pennsylvania, is recorded as having had one child who is still living. The child is Edward F. Hilferty who is 1 and 10/12 years old and was born in Pennsylvania and is recorded in the household. Margaret F. Hilferty is recorded as Edward's mother at 64 years old and is recorded as having had 4 children with all still living. Margaret is again recorded as having been born in Pennsylvania.

In the 1920 census of Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania there is recorded Margaret F. Hilferty, at 77 years old still living on Nth. 21st. street as a widow having been born in Pennsylvania. Living in the household is her son Charles Hilferty as a 37 years old single person. Both mother and son are recorded as being unemployed.

Analysis of these census records leads you to conclude that they are all concerning the same family in different stages of their lives spread out over forty years (1880-1920). At this time this is the only information that I have uncovered about your ancestors. Hopefully you will be able to contribute more to fill in the picture as the census later than 1920 is not available to the public as yet. The 1880 census indicates that E. F. Hilferty was born in Pennsylvania in about 1841. This would indicate that there is one earlier generation of your ancestors in the States that we do not know about who is most likely the person who immigrated to the states before 1841. E. F. Hilferty's parents are recorded as having been born in Ireland in his 1880 census listing. This is before the great famine. One must also conclude that there is an 1870, 1860 and an 1850 census listing for these ancestors that we have not discovered and which may disclose the names of the parents and other siblings of the 1880 E. F. Hilferty if we can find them.

Please respond as I can tell you more about the Gaelic-Irish Clan that the Hilfertys are part of.

Best Regards,

Cliff

Clifford W. Holforty
28721 Hidden Trail
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
248-489-1075

Hilferty's

Carla Deason (View posts)
Posted: 7 Apr 2000 8:52AM GMT
Dear Mr. Holforty
Thank you for responding to my post. Unfortunalely, my grandfather, Edward Francis Hilferty, was an only child. Or so I've been told. I will talk with my mother again and ask her for more info.

Thank you very sincerely,
Carla Deason

Hilferty Clan History

Dan Hilferty (View posts)
Posted: 20 May 2000 6:20PM GMT
Cliford W. Holforty,
I was just browsing the web pages and came across your discussion. I wonder if you can lead me in the right direction.
I have traced my father's family back to the 1880's when I believe by grandfather James Vicent Hilferty left Tenor, Ireland.
There are no surviving members for my fathers family. My best understanding comes from the 1920 Census records. I have discovered that my grandfather came to Philadelphia, PA from Ireland in 1890 with his brother Michael. Michael and another brother Daniel lived with my grandparents. Daniel camed over from Ireland in 1888.
My grandfather died in 1934 my grandmother in 1927.
My own father die in 1965.
I am hoping to trace my father's roots in Ireland. Your discussion is the first I have seen that shows the Hiferty family in Ireland.
I would appreciate any help you can lend in my quest.
Dan Hilferty
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