Dear Kae, I am absolutely convinced that your ancestors from Co. Westmeath are related to mine from Meath, because they share the same first names etc. However, I have no way to prove this as there are no public records available for the Goggins clan at this time. I believe they were just too poor to leave any traces in Ireland. I have found out a lot about your James and have copies of his plea for clemency or reduction of sentence, which was rejected. I will keep searching and if anything comes to light I will let you know.