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This page lists the Ancestral Lines of everyone currently researching their Farrell / Ferrell ancestry. It is intended for use by absolutely anyone including those who have taken a Y-DNA test, a mitochondrial DNA test, an autosomal DNA test (i.e. Family Finder), or no DNA test. If you later take a DNA test, you can add this as a "Reply" to your original "Comment".

Each pedigree goes back to the earliest known Farrell ancestor in the researcher's family tree. This may either be a Farrell Patriarch or a Farrell Matriarch. This information will help collaboration between the different Farrell researchers. If you wish to contact any of the researchers below, simply post a "Reply" to their original "Comment".

If you wish to include your own Farrell / Ferrell pedigree, simply leave the details as a Comment below. Alternatively, email it to me at mauricegleeson AT Please use the following format:

1) James FARRELL b c1835 Ardagh, Co.Longford, d 12 Nov 1879 Keenagh, Co. Longford, m 13 Apr 1860 Maria COYLE, Keenagh, Co. Longford
2) Mortimer FARRELL b 1861 etc ... (birth, death, marriage details)
3) Abigail FARRELL b 1890 ... (as above)
4) Francis KENNEDY b 1914 … as above, but not including dates for a) births <100 years ago, b) marriages <75 years ago, or c) deaths <50 years ago
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  1. 1) Catherine FARRELL b 4 Jun 1810 Knockbounce, Kilcullen, Co.Kildare, d 24 Feb 1881 Kilcullen, Co.Kildare, m James Boylan (6 Oct 1831, Kilcullen)
    2) Roseanna BOYLAN b 22 Sep 1839 Kilcullen, d 24 Dec 1917 Leixlip, Co.Kildare, m Abraham UNION (26 Nov 1867, Kilcullen)
    3) Rose Anne UNION b 25 Oct 1883 Moore St, Dublin, m Patrick HART (2 oct 1905, ProCathedral, Marlborough St, Dublin)
    Researcher: MJG
    mauricegleeson AT
    DNA kits: 211103, 174037

    1. This is an example of how to correctly enter the data.

  2. 1) John FARLEY b ? d 1827 ? m 14 Mar 1817 Delaney DURHAM b 1786 d 1885 Jones Co, Georgia, USA
    2) Thomas Jefferson FARLEY b 1826 d 1870 Meriwether Co, Georgia, USA m 1848 Nancy C BRILEY b 1834 d 1903 Meriwether Co, Georgia, USA
    3) John Malcolm FARLEY b 12 Jun 1849 d 16 Aug 1905 Meriwether Co, Georgia, USA m 1868 Mary Elizabeth GILL b 4 Aug 1851 d 18 Nov 1922 Meriwether Co, Georgia USA
    4) William Boyd FARLEY b 22 Apr 1885 d Meriwether Co, Georgia USA m 20 Oct 1922 Lillie Lorraine HUTSON b 1892 Texas USA
    5) William Hutson FARLEY b d Fort Worth Texas USA m Janice Virginia Reynolds b d
    6 ) JLF m RAS
    tropex AT
    DNA Kit 184463

  3. 1) John Farrow b abt 1812 Prince Edward Island, Canada, d 1872 - 1880 Westmoreland, New Brunswick, Canada m Catherine b 1813 Prince Edward Island, Canada d Nov 14, 1901 Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

    2) Alexander Farrow b 1842-1843 Prince Edward Island, Canada d March 27, 1901 ?Prince Edward Island. m Martha Matilda Gould b Mar 28 1849 Summerside PEI d May 10, 1884 Summerside PEI Canada marriage 2 Emily Farrow b May 30, 1855 Summerside PEI Canada d Massachusets USA

    3) William G (?Green) Farrar b April 13 1885 Summerside PEI Canada d January 8, 1941 Toronto, Ontario Canada m Lillian Warltire Jan 21, 1910, Port Arthur Ontario b June 1891 Leicester England d Toronto, Ontario Canada. Lillian Warltire immigrated 1909.

    4) xxxx xxxxx Farrar b1912 Port Arthur, Ontario d Welland, Ontario m xxxxx xxxxxx Miller July 31 1937 Toronto, Ontario b June 3, 1918 Toronto, Ontario d Welland, Ontario Canada

    5) WHF b Timiskiming, Ontario m LF Toronto, Ontario b Toronto Ontario
    shirley.farrar AT
    Kit no 433459

    1. Mathew Farrell, born in Ireland (don’t know where) in 1825. He married an unknown woman and had two children, Thomas 1845 and Bridget 1846. The mom died at some point. Mathew immigrated to New York in 1847-48, possibly with brothers (John and James?). A caretaker named Mary Doyle 1830 brought the children to New York in 1850-51. Mathew and Mary were married shortly after and had 5 more children, three who lived to have large families. He died in 1870 in Buffalo, NY.

      Captain John P. Farrell (Jackie) was born in Buffalo in 1864. He married Anna O’Connor in 1888. They had 6 children that lived to adulthood. John J 1891, Edna, 1893, Thomas 1895, Wilbert, 1897, Mary 1903 and Berchman 1906. Jackie Farrell died in 1940. He had 4 paternal heirs that lived to adulthood, all of whom had sons.

      Captain Berchman Farrell was born in Buffalo in 1906. He married Veronica Fitzgerald in 1939 in Fulton, NY, but they quickly moved back to Buffalo. They had 4 children, Sheila 1940, Michael, 1941, Kathleen, 1943, and Sharon 1951. Berchie Farrell died in 1977. Berchman had only 1 paternal heir.

      Captain Michael D. Farrell was born in 1941. He married Janice Schulz in 1962 and had 4 children, Nancy (me), Lisa, Michael Jr. and Carrie. He is still living and has 1 son who is a paternal heir. That son has 3 more sons.

      I have recently sent in an DNA test for myself and have talked my brother into doing the same. I have heard that a different test might be better for a paternal heir and I am looking into this.

      I would love to learn the origins of Mathew and Mary. They had to come from the same place!

      Sincerely...Nancy Farrell Wellenzohn

  4. Maurice, The direct line is as follows:
    1. Francis Farrell - b.1753 Philadelphia PA, d.1825 Chatham Co. NC, m.Edith Fields, Chatham Co. North Carolina, US
    2. John Wesley Ferrel - b.1798 Chatham Co. NC, d.1870 m. Mary Polly Neal, Chatham Co., North Carolina US
    3. George W. Ferrel - b.1845 Chatham Co. NC, d.1899 Chatham Co. NC, m. Martha G. Thomas, Chatham Co., North Carolina
    4. George Monroe Farrell, Sr. - b.1883 Chatham Co. NC, d. Orange Co. NC, m. Vennie Elizabeth Honeycutt
    5. George Monroe Farrell, Jr. - b.1917 Halifax Co. NC, d. Roanoke Rapids NC, m.Ruth Lee Haley
    6. George Monroe Farrell, III - b., d. still living, m. PKK
    Researcher: Deniese M. Chaney
    DNA Kits: GMFIII-FTDNA YDNA 449577; MTDNA (Honeycutt line) FTDNA 457196 and 408019

    1. Correction: the Y-DNA kit number is 449744

  5. 1. Thomas Farrell born in Ireland (about 1815?)
    2. Thomas Farrell born 1 September 1844 at 7 Gasenby Street, Liverpool, England
    3. Francis Farrell born July 15 1877 6, Derby St., Birkenhead, Cheshire; died Sep 27 1940 Abbatoir House, Roushill, Shrewsbury, England
    4. Farrell
    5. IF 331160 iainfarrell2 AT

  6. 1) unknown grandad Farrell
    2) Daniel Joseph Farrell
    bd. 15 Aug 1825, Longford, County Leinster, Ireland (or Cork)
    dd. 7 Jul 1901, Dunlap, Iowa
    3) Daniel Joseph Farrell
    bd. 29 Jan 1860, Illinois
    dd. 31 Oct 1934, Omaha, NE
    4) Andrew Harry Farrell*
    bd. 18 Mar 1910, Omaha, NE
    dd. 15 Jan 1993, Fairfax, VA, USA
    5) Patrick Dennis Farrell (Living)
    Researcher: PDF
    pfarrell at pfarrell dot com
    DNA Kits: 464174

  7. 1) Robert FARRELLY b.c.1795 ?Co Cavan, Ireland, d. bet 1822 & 1840, m. Mary TAYLOR
    2) James FARRELLY b. 1822 Co Cavan, Ireland, d. 1890 Canterbury, New Zealand, m. MaryJane GOODFELLOW 1855 Templeport, Co Cavan. They then lived in Kildallan, Co Cavan till 1874.
    3) Francis James FARRELLY b. 1875 Canterbury, New Zealand, d. 1967 Christchurch, New Zealand, m. Ellen Patrick TAYLOR 1906 Canterbury New Zealand
    4) Robert Oliver Rupert FARRELLY b. Canterbury, New Zealand, d. Christchurch, New Zealand, m. Eileen Patricia MCDONNELL 1948 Christchurch, New Zealand
    Researcher: Mary E Farrelly
    Maryelizaf AT
    DNA Kits 297075 & 464068

  8. 1) Michael FARRELL b 1805 Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland, m 19 Feb 1833 Catherine AHERN, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    2) Richard Moore FARRELL b 1834 Sydney, NSW, Australia, d 13 Nov 1890 Parramatta, NSW, Australia, m 11 Jul 1857 Catherine Dunne, Albury, NSW, Australia
    3) James Alfred FARRELL b c1859 Jerilderie, NSW, Australia, d 6 Aug 1899 Walgett, NSW, Australia, m 20 Jun 1881 Elizabeth PARSONS, Corowa, NSW, Australia
    4) Charles Edward FARRELL b 4 Mar 1892 Corowa, NSW, Australia, d Feb 1962 Sydney, NSW, Australia, m 30 Nov 1914 Martha Calderwood ANDERSON, Stanmore, NSW, Australia
    5) Edward James Anderson FARRELL b 20 Sep 1915 Coburg, Vic, Australia, d Seven Hills, NSW, Australia, m 8 Jun 1937 Violet Evelyn HUNTER Katoomba, NSW, Australia, m Muriel Frances GLEESON Sydney, NSW, Australia
    6) Richard Alan FARRELL b Paddington, NSW, Australia, d Camden, NSW, Australia, m Campsie, NSW, Australia
    Researcher: SJF
    Your email address: stevennicole AT
    DNA Kits: 318541

  9. Mike Carroll Kit #31491

    1. Henry Carroll b ~1822 Ireland (wife Mary)
    2. Francis "Frank" Carroll b. Dec 1851 Liverpool England
    3. Henry Carroll b 1882 Gloucester England
    4. Francis "Frank" Carroll b Dec 1922 Dorchester Massachusetts
    5. Michael "Mike" Carroll b Jul 1962 Chicago Illinois

  10. Cornelius Joseph Farrell b 1861 Ireland
    Margaret Prendergast b Ireland

  11. 1. Thomas FARRELL b 1777 Thomastown, 5319, Ireland, d 25 Oct 1852 Iberville, Quebec, Canada, m Honora Lyons
    2. Joseph Thimothy Farrell b 1818 Co Tiipperary, d 29 Feb 1889 Shefford, Quebec, Canada, m Marie Antoinette LaDuc 27 Oct 1835 Marieville, Quebec, Canada
    3. Thomas FARRELL b 11 08 1836 Saint Marie De Monnoir Parish Marieville Rouville, , Quebec, Canada, d 2 JUL 1895 Louisville, Jefferson co. KY, USA
    4. Benjamin Avery FARRELL 29 04 1873 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA, d 27 12 1935 • Washington D.C, m Mary Lottie Smith 6 Sep 1894 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, USA
    5. Thomas Smith FARRELL b 9 Nov 1915 District of Columbia, d Fairfax, Virginia
    6. mother
    7. Kit Number ending -6057

  12. 1) Patrick FARRELL d 7/31/1779, m 10/1/1750 Alice BURK

    2) Francis FARRELL b c 1753, Phil. PA USA, d c1825, m Edith FIELDS

    3) John Wesley FARRELL b 1798 Chatham NC USA, d 1870 Chatham NC USA

    4) William Younger FARRELL m 7/13/1856 Rebecca BLAND Chatham, NC USA

    5) Andrew Jackson FARRELL b 6/24/1860, d 10/24/1924, m 6/30/1889 Lucy Belle CHARLES

    6) Charles Anderson FARRELL b 7/9/1893, d <50, m 2/25/1921 Anne Particia MCKAUGHAN

    7) PF b NC (Kit ends -1784)

    8) JF (kit ends -6156)

    See entry for 23 Jan 2016 above - shares 3 (JWF) in common.

  13. Todd Farrell
    Born 10 April 1969, Chelsea, MA USA
    Son of:
    William Farrell
    Born 31 March 1938, Sydney, NS Canada
    Son of:
    Howard Farrell
    Born 12 October 1908, Bay du Nord, NL Canada
    Son of:
    William Joseph Farrell
    Born 19 January 1882, Channel-Port aux Basques, NL Canada
    Mary Ann Farrell
    Born 1881, Channel-Port aux Basques, NL Canada
    Daughter of:
    Philip Joseph Farrell
    Born 1845

  14. 1. Patrick Farrell b. abt 1800 in Down, Ireland d. before 1851 in Glasgow, Scotland md. Anne Devlin in Annaghlone, Down. had issue -

    1a. Mary Ann Farrell bpt.3 Feb 1835 in Annaghlone, Down

    1b. Peter Farrell b. abt 1836 in Annaghlone, Down d. 1886 in Glasgow

    1c. Patrick Farrell bpt. 28 Oct 1838 in Annaghlone, Down

    1d. Terence Farrell bpt. 28 Aug 1842 in Annaghlone, Down d. 29 May 1886 in Glasgow

    1e. Sarah Farrell bpt. 17 Sep 1844 in Glasgow d. 3 Mar 1888 in Glasgow.

    My FTDNA kit # B113163
    Gedmatch kit # A438576

    email - meganftownsend gmail com

  15. 1. Ephraim FARRELL b c1811, d 1838 Naas, Co. Kildare, m Eliza Dickman (26 Jan 1833, Booterstown COI, Dublin). He was a pawnbroker and a churchwarden in Naas.

    2a. John Farrell born abt 1833 in Naas, Kildare(?). Married in 1855 in Melbourne, Australia and died 1903 in Melbourne, Australia {{my direct ancestor}}
    2b. Elizabeth Farrell born abt 1835 in Naas, Kildare(?). Died on 19th April 1840 in Naas, Kildare.
    2c. Thomas Thompson Farrell born 28th May 1837 in Naas, Kildare. Married in 1870 in Rochester, Kent, England and died 27th Feb 1870 in Monasterevan, Kildare
    2d. Ephraim Farrell born 14th Oct 1838 in Naas, Kildare and died on 26th March 1840 in Naas, Kildare

    FTDNA Kit # 454038
    Gedmatch kit # T585114
    suegg AT

  16. 1) John FARRELL b. c1830 Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland d. unk. m. unk. ? McKnight or McNeight
    2) Thomas FARRELL b. c1851 Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland d. 2 Aug 1932 New Farm, Queensland, Australia m. Dorothea (Dorothy) Irvine 26 Nov 1877, Fermanagh, Ireland
    3) William Robert FARRELL b. 8 Jan 1879 Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland d. 16 May 1913 Queensland, Australia m. Rebecca McKay Stevenson 17 Jan 1903 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    4) Leslie William Thomas FARRELL b. 19 Jul 1906 Brisbane, Queensland, Australia d. Deceased m. Isabelle Marie Thomsett 30 Aug 1941 Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
    Researcher: C.F.
    Email: chadfarrell76 at gmail dot com
    DNA Kits: FTDNA: Nil GEDmatch: A589909
    Online Tree: or GED file on GEDmatch

    Chad Farrell

  17. 1) Daniel FARRELL b c 1824 Ireland, d Sep 1902 Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland, m 01 Jun 1857 Catherine FINN Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland
    2) Thomas J. FARRELL b Jun 1858 Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Ireland, d 14 Dec 1932 Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, m 25 Jul 1889 Catherine HARTNETT Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    3) Daniel Francis FARRELL b 14 Nov 1889 Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, d 25 Apr 1952 Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, m 26 Nov 1913 Emily KOPPITZ Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA
    4) Bernard Quentin FARRELL b Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, d Waterbury, Connecticut, USA, m Catherine GALASSO Waterbury, Connecticut, USA
    Optional info ...
    Researcher: CLF
    Your email address: beanieged AT
    DNA Kits: 4067
    Link to your online tree:

  18. 1. Hugh Farrell b c1810? Ballybeg, Carrickedmond, Longford
    2. Thomas Farrell b 1836, m 1862 Anne McKeon
    3. James Farrell b April 1869 Legan Co Longford, d November 1965, m Catherine Norris, 1905 Legan
    4. grandfather
    5. father
    6. HF-0359

  19. 1. James Farrell b 1767 Dublin, d 1851
    2. James Farrell b 1797 Dublin d 1883 Kildare, m 1819 Dublin
    3. James Farrell b c1821 Dublin d 1889 Lancashire, m 1843 Lancashire
    4. Samuel Farrell b 1844 Lancashire d 1921 England
    5. Ruth Farrell b 1867 Lancashire d 1942 Lancashire, m 1895 England
    6. Evelyn Campbell b 1906 Isle of Man
    7. PJF father
    8. MET-5898 (FF)
    Tree available on FTDNA and at

  20. 1) possibly Robert FERRELL, b. bef. 1787; d. 1815 Fairfield Co., SC; m.Elizabeth HATCHER C. 1800
    2) Thomas FERRELL born c 1803 Fairfield Co., SC, d. 1873 Elmore Co., AL, m. Mary HARRISON c. 1820 ... 2nd wife Martha Waldrup c.1870
    3) James Monroe FERRELL born 1843, Henry Co., GA, d. 1931, Longview, TX, m. Mary Jane BAKER 1865, 2nd Gussie Lou WILLIAMS c.1896 Bienville, LA
    4) William Robert FARRELL born 1871 Elmore Co., AL; d. 1953 Brownfield, Terry Co., TX: m. Pallie C. CRAWLEY, 1876
    5) BF born Spur, Dickens, TX
    6) LGF-9639 ... Y-37, cousin of CTJ-7470

  21. 1) John FARRELL b date unknown, Ireland, d unknown, m Katherine O'Connor (this info is what is on my great-grandmother's death certificate, however, she was an orphan, so we're not sure how accurate it is)
    2) Katherine FARRELL b June 23 1872, possibly in Massachusetts, though since she was an orphan it's truly unknown; d July 18 1939 Bronx, New York, USA; m Martin O'Connor 1895 in New York City.
    3) Francis O'Connor b Dec 30 1905, Bronx, New York, USA; d Feb 2 1964, Gary, Lake, Indiana, USA; m Helen Beckwith April 21 1934 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA
    4) LOC-1147
    5) EOC-3556
    Researcher: ekwoodside AT

  22. 1) James Farrell b date unknown, Ireland, m. Honor Hughes, d after 1841, Galway, Ireland
    2) Mary Farrell b. 1811, Galway, Ireland (possibly near Clonberne) m Cornelius Sullivan 1842 Bathurst NSW Australia, d.1885 Dubbo NSW Australia. (earliest known female ancestor)
    3. Hanora Theresa Sullivan b 1844 Bathurst, NSW, Australia, m. John Rowland Harpur 1865, Orange, NSW, Australia, d. 1922, Cobar, NSW, Australia.
    4. Mary Harpur b.1865, Orange, NSW, Australia, m. Isaac Frazer 1885, Nyngan, NSW, Australia, d.1944, Marrickville, NSW, Australia.
    5. Laura Frazer b.1896, Whitwell, NSW, Australia, m. Albert Cyril Pratt 1916, Wrightville,NSW, Australia, d. 1987, Hazelbrook, NSW, Australia.
    6. Hilda Elaine Pratt b.1919, Wrightville, NSW, Australia m Charles John Herbert Wallace 1942 Parramatta, NSW Australia d. 1974 Strathfield, NSW, Australia.
    7. GJW
    enufclap AT
    Kit: 525739