James Finnegan was born 1840 in Cooley, County Louth, Ireland to Owen Finnegan (1808-1875) and Jane Boyle (1810-1874) and died 1 March 1895 Olyphant, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States of unspecified causes. He married Catherine Roche (1849-1887) 1864 .

1850 Voyage to New York City

James Finnegan arrived in New York on the SS Marchioness of Bute in 1850 with his mother and two younger brothers when he was just seven years old. The family came from the Cooley Peninsula in Louth County, Ireland.

James Finnegan later married Catherine Roche, whose parents Thomas and Bridget Roche were also born in Ireland, although it’s unclear where. Thomas Roche, who was born in 1813, is listed as being a stonemason.


Offspring of James Finnegan and Catherine Roche (1849-1887)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Bartholomew Finnegan (1865-1892)
Eugene Finnegan (1867-)
Edward Finnegan (1868-)
Mariah Jennie Finnegan (1869-)
Catharine Finnegan (1870-)
Stephen Finnegan (1871-1924)
John Finnegan (1875-)
Louis Finnegan (1878-)
James William Finnegan (1884-)
Ambrose Joseph Finnegan (1884-1957) 11 July 1884 Olyphant, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States 27 May 1957 Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States Geraldine Catherine Blewitt (1887-1949)
Mary Finnegan (1886-)
Alice Finnegan (1887-)
Catharine Finnegan (1890-)
Ann Finnegan (1892-)



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