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  Alternate Spellings include: Claffee, Claffy, Clafy


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Tuesday, July 25, 2000
       Am searching for information on the family of Charles Claffey and  Anna Egan Claffey.  They came to Canada in the 1820's. Three daughters were born  in Ottawa, Ontario and then the family moved to Oneida County, New York  where two more daughters were born.  They settled in Highmarket,  Lewis County, New York, and Charles died there 27 April 1868.  On his tombstone is written, "native of the Parish of  the Seven Churches Kings County, Ireland."  Their childrn were:
Marie (Mariah) b. 20June 1828  m. 1st Mr. Hughes and had daughter, Jane m.  2nd James Leo c.1851 died 13 September 1892 in Pennsylvania; Brigid  apparently died young; Elizabeth b. 20 November 1837  m. 5 November 1854 Dennis Fox  d. 15 May 1915 in Iowa; Ellen b. 25 February 1840 m. 25October 1857 Patrick McHale d. 1 January 1878 in Iowa; Anna b. 27 August 1844  m. 4 January 1866 John McGovern  d.  21 September 1900 in Iowa.    E-mail  Beth Connelly
Year 2000
I've been trying to locate Brenda Claffey (maiden name).   She is the daughter of  Tom and Irene Claffey of Hull,  Mass.  She has two younger brothers.  They moved to Dunedin, FL back in 1975-76 and Brenda and I became best Friends while they lived in Dunedin, but they moved back to Hull.
    She would be around 35 years old.  I believe her birthday is Nov. 24th.  If she has an e-mail address would you please contact her and let her know that Mary Lichtenberg (maiden name) is waiting to hear from her. Thank you, Mary Paroline
Year 2000
Seeking information on Mary Claffy married to Hugh Fox  Mary was my gt, gt, gt, grandmother.  Her daughter Anne Fox was born 1824!  died 1894, Dundee Scotland. There is a John Claffy, wife Mary and family in the Dundee census for 1881 their place of birth is given as Kings County as is that of their first child William, born 1865.  Those of us in the Dundee Angus area have traced quite a lot of our Irish ancestors back to County Cavan.  The names that crop up time and again are Fox, Dunn, Farrell, Powell/Pole.  Would be grateful for any news.
Anyone seeking help this end,  will try to assist.  Celia Mccartney
Summer of 2000
          Looking  for info on Patrick and  Michael Claffey from Athlone.. the county's of Roscommon and Westmeath...Patrick was born around 1859...and he lived all his life in New York City (1912) Michael went to live in Phia..Patrick married a Nora Burk from  Kilkenny.
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Spring 2000
"In our family for at least four generations of Claffey men, the name Trenton has been used as a middle name.  Is anyone else aware of this name being used?" Thanks. Ann Kings Mtn. 
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From  Joel S. Russell     [email protected]

 I'm very interested in corresponding with descendants of William Rafert (1824-1903) and his wife Phillipina W. Blaume.  Their children were:
        Engel P.W. Rafert (1853-1940) who married Christian Wilhelm CLAFFEY
        Caroline Rafert (1857-1926) who married William Rugenstein
        William Rafert (1860-1935) who married Lizette Kruger
        Maria Rafert (1863-1926) who married Ernst Wallis
        Carl W. Rafert (1866-????) who married Emma Priegnitz
        George Rafert (1869-1927)
        Emma E. L. Rafert (1871-1872)
        Edward Otto Rafert (1873-1965)

            Ann Claffee's  answer to Joel S. Russell
                    Joel:  Where did this family live?  Here is what I have:
    Christian F. Wilhelm Claffey b. 1852, d. 1918 m. Engle Philipina Wilhelmina
    Rafert in 1876.  She was born 1853, d. 1940 and was the daughter of Ernst
    Heinrich Wilhelm Rower and Phillipina Wilhelmina Blaume.  The children of
    Christian & Engel were:
        John F. Claffey b. 04 June 1879
        Emma Claffey b. 18 Dec 1882
        Harry B. Claffey b. 19 May 1884
         Walter F. Claffey b. Jan 1887
        Elsa Claffey b. Dec 1891
        Florence Claffey b. June 1894
        Edna Claffey b. Nov 1897
        William Claffey b. 1898

Distant cousin would like to contact Ann Claffey and Jack Claffey who lived
in the San Francisco area in the 1950's.  Ann had a daughter named Hortense.

Looking for three daughters of John & Bridget Galvin Claffy who were born in
Co. Westmeath, Ireland and were in Monroe Co., NY in 1850's:  Mary b. @
1840, Bridget b. @ 1842 and Catharine b. @ 1847.

Looking for info on Michael Claffy who was in Fleming County Kentucky State
Guard during Civil War in 1865 and deserted.

Fellow researcher would like current email address of J. Dibble who is
researching Claffey family in Norwood, NY.
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 Feb 12, 2000

 My name is Ken Claffey and I am interested in tracking my family tree.
    My great grandfather Michael and his wife Catherine (Murphy) moved to the U.S. in the mid 1800's. They came with one child and had one on the ship.  These two were Jim and Mary. I do not know which was born on the ship.  They had two more children in the U.S. John (my grandfather) and Joseph. My
grandfather was born in 1869. They lived in Pennsylvania and my great grandfather worked in the coal mines. My grandfather moved to Hawley Minnesota and married Nellie Narveson in 1892. They then moved to Saskatchewan, Canada in 1905 when my Dad was 2 months old. If anyone out there has information about this family please: Contact me at    [email protected]
    Ann Claffee's answer to Ken
    Ken:  Georgina Claffey of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada sent the  following info in June of 1998 to the Claffey Connections site (which is no longer active):
        "Nellie Claffey, the daughter of John Claffey and Nellie Caroline Narveson, passed along some family history that was published in a history book put out by the Community of Hardy on the early settlers of Hardy, Sakatchewan.
    "John Claffey was born on Easter Sunday, March 28th, 1869 in Schendaken, New York.  At the death of his father, he is a very young boy with his mother, one sister Mary, and two brothers, Jim and Joe, and they move to Hawley, Minnesota where they lived for awhile with the grandparents Murphy".
    "The story goes on to tell that John was educated in Hawley and married Nellie Narveson in 1892.  He came to Saskatchewan in 1905 where he worked as a blacksmith in Yellow Grass.  In 1912 he took a homestead in the Hardy district.  14 children were born-8 in Minnesota (7surviving) and 6 in
Sakatchewan.  Of these, 9 are still living with upwards of 200 descendants, mostly in Western Canada."   Anne Claffee e mail 
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