My family begins with Patrick Cournane and Mary Griffin who married in 1827 in Shannahill, Kerry. They had children Ellen (1828), Martin (1833), Mary (1838), Anne (1843), Gobinita (1845),and Patrick (1849) in Shannahill. Son Patrick married Ellen Foley in Castlemaine in 1874 and had children Patrick (1875), Mary (1877), Martin (1880), John (1882), Margaret (1883), Timothy (1890), and Ellen (1892). Mary, Margaret, and Timothy later lived in Worcester,MA.; Patrick in Worcester and Springfield, MA. Son Martin (of first Patrick) married Catherine Lynch and lived in Farna, Kerry. They had children Patrick (1869), Eugene (1870), Mary (1872),and Ellen (1873). Mary and Ellen lived in Worcester, MA; Patrick and Eugene in Sommerville, MA. Any connection?