Wait…it gets even more serendipitous! He was a student at St. George’s boarding school in Newport, Rhode Island where I used to teach!! St. George was established in 1896 when G. Andrews was about 14, so it's likely he was one of it's first students.
George Andrews Moriarty, Jr.
The Moriarty lineage is also from Salem, dating back to the 12th century, Lords of Loch Linn, Kunkerron, and Templenoe, staying in the Tralee area until the 18th century. G. Andrews' 3rd great grandfather immigrated from Tralee, Ireland in 1775 to Salem. G. Andrews' grandfather, John Moseley Moriarty (Port Physician of Boston/Gloucester) married Rebecca Andrews Browne's sister Nancy Page Andrews.
Currently, George Marshall Moriarty, a Boston retired lawyer, who worked/works for Ropes and Gray law offices in Boston, may be connected to G. Andrews Moriarty (as he signed his name). Ropes and Gray assisted the Society with litigation when they moved to the Newbury Street location back in the 1960’s. George Marshall is a former president of the Boston Athenaeum and a current Councilor at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, former board president of Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. I must contact this man to see if he will converse on this subject. George Andrews had only one child, a daughter. A direct lineage link doesn't look promising, but I have suspicions there is some relationship. Hopefully, I can update this later!
I really love how history comes to life through this process.
Did I mention, I LOVE what I do!