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By Tara Faricy and Kevin Geraghty

the faricy families
of credit river minnesota

The Faricy brothers were born in Enniskean, County Cork Ireland. It is rumored that there was a fourth brother that remained in Massachusetts but this has not been confirmed.

ROBERT (1821-1897) Margaret Dordan (1824, MA) St. Peters Cem. Credit River
JAMES (1828-1916) Bridget Nyhan ( 1853, NY) St. Peters Cem. Credit River
PATRICK (1835-1895) Ellen Roach (Abt. 1859, Credit River ) St. Peters Cem. Credit River
            Honorah Kennely (1874) St. Peters Cem. Credit River


ROBERT FARICY (1821-1897)  Son of Patrick Faricy and Elizabeth Wood
MARGARET DORDAN (Abt.1828-1894) (Parents Unknown)

Robert or his wife Margaret were born in Ireland.  By 1857, they had moved to Minnesota and had taken up a farm in Credit River Twp. of Scott. Robert and Margaret remained on this farm until their deaths.

Children

James M. (1854-1892) Mary O'Regan (1880) St. Peters Credit River MN
Mary Ann (b. 1856 or 1858 - d. 1831) Francis Sullivan (1884) d. St. Paul, MN
Catherine (1858-1901) Patrick Hagney (1883) St. Josephs Rosemount MN
John C. (1859-1913) St. Peters Credit River MN
Elizabeth (1865-1896) Daniel Murphy (1893) St. Peters Credit River MN
Robert (1869- 1900) Ellen /Helen?/Nellie Stevens (1897)  b. Pueblo, CO
            Mary Morrison (1902)  
William (1863- )
Elizabeth (1865-1896)
Margaret (1868-1942) Lawrence Hagney (1891)
Robert F. (1869-1918) d. Rochester MN
Peter (1871-1871) St. Peters Credit River MN
Joan (1872- )
Johanna (1873 or 1879-1941) William D. Casey (1896) St. Peters Credit River MN


JAMES FARICY (1823-1916)  Son of Patrick Faricy and Elizabeth Wood
BRIDGET NYHAN (1828-1911) Dau. Dennis Nyhan & Honorah Collins

James was apparently born and raised in county Cork Ireland. He spent his early years at sea working on various ships before deciding to come the U.S. in the late 1840s. James resided somewhere in Massachusetts before coming to Minnesota in 1855.  It is not clear when or where James was married but it may have been prior to their arrival to Minnesota. His wife's name is listed as Nyland but shows up as Nyhen in early records and her birth date is listed as Jan 27, 1829. By 1857 James was married and was residing on a farm in Credit River.

Children

Mary Ann (1854-1915) Frances "Frank" Dordan (1876)
Robert Joseph (1856-1933) Rose E. White (1881) St. Peters Credit River MN
Margaret (1858-1949) (Sister Helena - 1886 entered St. Joseph Novitiate) d. St. Paul MN
James E. (1860-1942) Julia Regan (1889) St. Peters Credit River MN
John Ignatius (1860-1945) Thecla Brown (1890) Calvary Cem. St. Paul MN
Patrick W. (1862-1895) St. Peters Credit River MN
Honorah Agatha (1864-1951) William Thomas Ryan (1889) St. Pius Cannon Falls MN
Elizabeth (1865-1959) John Cleary (1894) St. Peters Credit River MN
Thomas (1866- )
William (1867-1868) St. Peters Credit River MN
Catherine E. (1869-1906) Thomas E. White (1894) St. Peters Credit River MN
Peter  J. (1871-1941) St. Peters Credit River MN
Julia (1872-1879) St. Peters Credit River MN

Bridget died Jan. 2, 1911 and James died five years later. Both were buried at St. Peters cemetery in Credit River. Their son Patrick became an attorney in Saint Paul. He never married and died at a relatively young age.


PATRICK FARICY (1826-1895)  Son of Patrick Faricy and Elizabeth Wood
ELLEN ROACH (1830-1871) (Parents Unknown)

Patrick was the youngest of the three Faricy brothers that came to Minnesota. He was born in Ireland and came to the United States some time prior to about 1850. He came to Minnesota in the early 1852 and appears to have spent some time residing in the city of St. Paul before settling in Scott County near his brothers. It is not known when exactly he was married but there is likely that he was married some time after his arrival in Minnesota. His wife Ellen appears to be related to another Irish family that settled in the Credit River area.

Elizabeth (1864- ) Peter McQuillan (1888) (Moved to Ladysmith WI )
(Mary) Jane (1865-1952) John W. Haugh (1899) St. Peters Credit River MN
Johannah (1867-1873) St. Peters Credit River MN
Patrick (1871-1871) St. Peters Credit River MN

Ellen died in childbirth in 1871 leaving Patrick to raise the remaining children. In 1874, he was married to Nora Kennely in St. Paul. Nothing is known about Nora except that she was living in the city of St. Paul at the time of her marriage. It is thought that she was related to the Kenneally family from Eagan MN but there is only limited evidence to support this at this time.


PATRICK FARICY (1835-1895) (Parents Unknown)
HONORA KENNELY (1845-1892) (Possible dau. of Thomas Kenneally)

Patrick and Honora remained in Credit River where their children were born and raised.

Children

John Patrick (1876-1936) Mary G. Scherien ( ) St. Peters Credit River MN
William James (1881-1881)

Patrick's second wife died in 1892 and Patrick followed them in 1895. Patrick was buried next to both of his wives in a family plot at St. Peters Cemetery near Cleary Lake in Credit River. An obituary for John P list his wife as Grace White and also lists children, Margaret and Celia, of Prior Lake.


JAMES M. FARICY (1854-1892) Son of Robert Faricy & Margaret Dordan
MARY ANN O'REGAN (1857-1913 )

James was born somewhere in Massachusetts and came to Minnesota with his parents while still a young child.He was raised on the family farm in Credit River where he remained until some time in the early 1880s. He was married about 1880. She may have been related to one of the Regan families located near Credit River. Shortly after their marriage, James and Mary appear to have moved out of Scott Co. By the late 1880s they were located on a farm near the town of Birch Cooley in Renville Co. MN.

Children

Mary Adeline Farisy (1883-1925 ) (No information available)
John Anthony Farisy (1885-1902) (No information available)
James Matthew Farisy (1889-1932) (No information available)

James died in 1892 and his body was brought back to Credit River for burial in the family plot. His wife remained in Birch Cooley and was married to John Golden in 1900. The 1900 census continued to list the children under the Faricy name but there is no trace of them after this time. It is possible that they ended up taking the name of their new step-father. No information is available regarding Mary after 1900.


ROBERT J. FARICY (1869-1918) Son of Robert Faricy & Margaret Dordan
NELLIE STEVENS (1867-1900) (Dau. Stephen Stevens)

Robert was born and raised in Credit River. He appears to have remained at home until the death of his father in 1897 at which time he took over the family farm. That same year he married Ellen. All that is known about her is that she was living with her family somewhere near Ceder Lake, MNat the time of her marriage.

Children

Robert S. [John Harold?] (1898- 1898) (No information available)

Ellen died in 1900 and was buried in the cemetery by St. Catherine's church in Spring Lake Twp. MN. Two years after her death, Robert married his second wife.

ROBERT J. FARICY (1868- ) Son of Robert Faricy & Margaret Dordan
MARY MORRISON (1874- ) (Parents Unknown)

It is not known where Mary was born or where exactly she was living prior to her marriage. Robert and Mary continued to farm in the area for several years.

Children

Albert Francis (1904-1905) St. Peters Credit River MN
James Martin (1904-1968) d. Detroit, MI
Mary Aurelia (1906- ) (No information available)
John (1914- 1995) d. Pueblo, CO

The last information on this family comes from the 1910 census at which time they were still located in Credit River. Some time after that, Robert and Mary appear to have left the area. The are not buried in any of the family plots in Credit River.


ROBERT FARICY (1856-1933) Son of James Faricy & Bridget Nyhan
ROSE E. WHITE (1861-1916) Dau of John White & Mary Suel

Robert was born at in Credit River where he was raised. In 1881, he married Rose White at St. Peter's church in Credit River MN. She was the daughter of another early Irish settler and came from a large family. Robert took up farming in Credit River where he and his wife raised their family. Robert was elected to the state legislature and in his later years served as president of the Rural Telephone Company.

Children

James Matthew (1881-1962 ) Elsie Fern Price (1917) d. Pueblo CO
Mary Evelyn (1882-1891) St. Peters Credit River MN
John Raymond (1st) (1884-1891) d. Credit River, MN
Robert Emmett (1886-1979) Georgia Marie Fisher (1925 ) St. Peters Credit River MN
Patrick Melvin (1889-1976) Mary Genevieve Schneider(1915 ) St. Peters Credit River MN
Helen Lucille (1891-1960) James M. Sweeney (1919) (St.Peters Credit River ?)
Irene Marie (1894-1938) St. Peters Credit River MN
Roland Joseph (1898 -1962) Clare Sullivan ( ) St. Peters Credit River MN
John Jerome (1900-1960) Midred Marie Schroth (1934) St. Peters Credit River MN
Raymond White (1902-1980) Frances Jean Corcoran ( 1933) St. Peters Credit River MN


JOHN IGNATIUS FARICY (1860-1945) Son of James Faricy & Bridget Nyhan [bio]
THECLA BROWN (1869-1921) Dau. of William Brown & Ann ??

John was born on the family farm in Credit River on May 20, 1860. He attended the Curtice Business School in Saint Paul and spent a short time working for the Homestake Mining Co. in South Dakota. He also spent six years in Montana before returning to Saint Paul in 1885. He was a partner in the real estate firm of Brennan, Fahey & Faricy until 1887 when he entered a partnership with P.M. Daley. After Mr Daley's death in 1891 he continued the business in his own name eventually becoming president of the Saint Paul Real Estate Exchange. He was married to his wife Thecla on June 24, 1890 in Austin MN. They resided in Saint Paul and had eight children. (NOTE:

Children

James Joseph (1891- 1970) d. New York, NY
William Thomas (1893-1980) Norma Anita Hauser (1918) d. Washington D.C
Robert Brown (1895-1963 ) Orrin Lee
Domanica (1897- )
John Ignatius (1901-1975) Virginia Davis (1933) d. Royal Oak, MI
George Ambrose (1903-1992) Delray Beach, Palm Beach, FL
Leo Brown (1906-1986) Margeret Keeley (1940) St. Paul, MN
Austin (1911- 1997) Cardiff By the Sea, San Diego CA

James and his wife attended St. Lukes church in Saint Paul MN. They are both buried at Calvary Cemetery in Saint Paul.


JAMES E. FARICY (1860-1942) Son of James Faricy & Bridget Nyhan
JULIA REGAN (1865-1946) Dau. of Mike Reagan & Maggy Markley

Children

James Regan (1892-1974) Marion Connolly ( ) St. Peters Credit River
John Byron (1894-1965) Esther (St. Paul 1942; d. Grand Rapids, MN)
Patrick Michael (1896-1994 ) Gertrude Coleman ( ) (No information available)
Joseph/John Harold (1897-1898)
Mary (1899-1970) Neil Gallagher (1927) St Johns Burnsville
Robert Laurence (1901-1965) Bertha E. ( ) St. Peters Credit River MN
Francis Jerome (1905-1996) Margaret Sullivan (1927) d. St. Paul, MN


JAMES FARICY (1893 -1974 ) Son of James Faricy & Julia Reagan
MARION CONNOLLY ( - ) Dau of John N. Connolly & Ellen

Conleth ( - ) ?McDonald
Monica ( - 1973) Peter Michael Margetis
Maura ( - ) ?Drake ?Solem
James L. (1917-1978) Minneapolis, MN


This family file contains the research notes of Mr. Kevin Geraghty as of March 1999. After the page was posted, Tara Faricy, a family researcher, wrote and asked that corrected information be posted. Both researchers welcome questions and additional information.  Contact Tara Faricy at tara@faricy.net or through the Faricy Family website.  Contact Kevin Geraghty at kgerag@aol.com.

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Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul MN: information at Ramsey County GenWeb
Calvary Cemetery, St. Paul MN: ordering records


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