Responding to this thread, referencing the original 5/17/01 posting - many connections between this thread and my research:
- Catherine Keane married Daniel Flaherty, brother of my gr-gr-grandfather Thomas Flaherty - Daniel was born in 1811 Ireland to Thomas Flaherty and Ellen O'Donnell - Daniel and several siblings emigrated to Ontario, Canada in the mid-1800's
- Mary Keane (we had her name as Kane) married Thomas Quirk, brother of my gr-gr-grandfather Michael Quirk - Thomas was born in 1819 Ireland - the Quirk parents and siblings emigrated to Ontario, Canada, in the early 1840's
- John Quirk, son of Timothy Quirk and Bridget Mahoney (and nephew of Michael Quirk), married Margaret Killoran in Ontario in 1870
- Michael Quirk's daughter, Ann, married John Clifford in 1862 Ontario - John was son of Dennis Clifford and Catherine Sullivan, and brother of Daniel Clifford who married Bridget Keane
Michael Quirk's first 3 children were born in Ireland and baptized in Annascaul - my Flahertys were from Castlegregory - I would very much like to share family history with contributors to this thread - your information has already enabled me to fill in some gaps in our records...