I had discovered this story many years ago while researching, but only recently was able to confirm that Patrick Finnegan was my great-great-great-grandfather. I live in the Burlington, VT area (although originally from the Boston area), and would be very interested in whatever information either of you might have on the Finnegans. Patrick's daughter Catherine married a man from Eden named Stillman H. Stone, and they had 1 daughter, Laura May Stone, in 1877. They divorced in 1886. I find the Beeville, TX connection interesting, as I have records of one of my great-uncles (son of Laura May (Stone) Hamill) who was born in Beeville, TX in 1916. My guess is that Catherine had gone there with her sisters, and Laura may have lived there as well.