September 13, 2005)
My O'Hara family Connection
The O'Hara Family from Youngstown, Ohio were cousins
of my mother. I
know they lived on the North side of Youngstown and I do believe one of
the family members lived on Kensington Ave. The O' Hara
Family are from the Rochford Family side of my family.
I know that my great great grandfather was James Rochford and my great
great grandmother was Mary (Narry) Rochford and they had Anna who
married Martin Finnerty both comming to this country from
England in 1859. They married over here in Youngstown at St. Columbus
church. It was called St. Columbus at the time and they changed the
name to St. Columbas church after the old church burned down.
Martin and Anna had either 13 or 15 children, my grandmother being the
eldest. She married William (Bockey) McGowan and they were my
grandparents. James and Anna were my great grandparents. My mother
was Leona (McGowan)
that is all I do know. Please contact me if you have any information.
want to know more about our O'Hara family connection.
want to thank you very much...in the old world Irish way of saying God