CATHERINE MCCROHAN was born Auguwst 30, 1817 in Cahirciveen "near Valencia". She had a brother MICHAEL MCCROHAN who was a sailor & 99 probability of a brother EUGENE MCCROHAN. She married DENIS GOLDEN and came to USA around 1847 via Canada. They setteled in New York. Denis SR died after 1850. Children born in Ireland were Denis Jr & Julia. Born in USA was Anna. It is unknown whether Denis SR died in New York or "on the trail" to the Gold Rush. Catherine came back from California with only a pair of gold studs and settled in Lafayette Indiana. In 1855 she married GEORGE COURTRIGHT and had ason Jacob "Gus". They lived in Watseka IL. Daughter Julia died in Chicago..no children. Son Denis died in Watseka where family still lives. Daughter ANNA HENSON died in Crete Nebraska. Gus died in Wabash Indiana. He worked for the railroad in Danville Illinois & Terre Haute Indiana. Brother MICHAEL MCCROHAN lived with Catherine and Denis Jr in Watseka and died there 3-13-1913. CATHERINE died 5-30-1908. They are buried in St Mary's cemetery in Gilman Illinois. Brother MICHAEL left money in his will for the "unknown heirs of Eugene McCrohan". We do not know if Eugene stayed in Ireland or came to USA. Relatives today live in Renard South County Kerry.