I have MCCARTHY in Curragh, Co Limerick in 1813 my ggreat-father, David and his twin brother were being baptized in Mahonnagh Parish RC sons of Owen McCarthy and Johanna "Ana" GRIFFIN.
David married Margaret SHANAHAN from Killeedy Civil Parish, Glenquin, LImerick.
Two of David's sons, Charles (great-grandfather) and Edward left Ireland and arrived in New York 1879 residing in Manhattan. Charles married Johanna "Elizabeth" EDWARDS and Edward left Ireland with his wife, Josephine O'HARA, and children to come to America where several of their children did not make it past toddler age. One of Edward's sons, David did become a Lt. with the NYPD.
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