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FANNING from Co. Kilkenny

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FANNING from Co. Kilkenny

Posted: 8 Jun 2013 5:08PM GMT
Classification: Query

Taking a real shot in the dark here on very little concrete info.

Looking for 3 FANNING brothers who came to the US at varying times but ended up in Kansas -- at least 2 of them did …. By the 1870’s.

Mathew b. 1834-ish

Lawrence b. 1835-ish

(using headstone dates for above 2 brothers as the census info for their birth dates jumps around)


Patrick b. 1852 Only found living w/ Mathew and Lawrence in 1880 and 1885 thereafter, no trace.

Also in 1885 is someone identified as “Nephew “ Bert Fanning 16 (1869) b. Ireland living with them

In Mathew’s obituary, it is mentioned that he came over as a young man from County Kilkenny. His immigration may have been c1855-1857.

Mathews last marriage was to a Mary CLANCY b. 1845-ish
Mary may have had a brother named Patrick Clancy b. 1855 born in Ireland who is living with them in 1880

In 1900, there is a 19 year old girl living in their household as a lodger/housekeeper, Joanna HARNET . Often lodgers were family and I have found a yet unproven connection of a Johanna Harnett Birth Date: 7 Jul 1879 borm Clounegarnane, Clare, Ireland Father: Timothy Harnett Mother: Eliza Clancy Harnett
May mean nothing but……………..

I am related to the brother Lawrence (married to Mary LINDEN b. in Irleand but married in 1872 in Missouri) who had a large family, Children are listed below in case there is some hint in naming pattern for parent names. All the children were born in Kansas.

John Edward
Michael Francis
Lawrence M
William L “Leo
Also, a Daughter Catherine who died as an infant,

Brother Mathew has a smaller family: Mary/May, Annie and Lawrence

“Lawrence” is also a name that carries over into the 2rd generation.

Only other hint is that occupation was “Stockraiser” of horses - in addition to general farming.

Many thanks in advance for any help or guidance.
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