My Great Grandfather was Thomas Banahan,born in Ireland about 1816, married to Elizabeth Cunningham in England. Family tradition is that the father of Thomas was a Patrick Banahan.Thomas and Elizabeth came to this county about 1856. They had three boys and four daughters; Patrick b. 1855 England, John Andrew b. 1860 St Johnsbury Vermont, Anna Jane b.1863 St Johnsbury, Margaret (Maggie) b. 1867 Wisconsin, Frank Charles (my grandfather) b.1869 Brookfield Wisconsin, Elizabeth b. 1870 Wisconsin, Rosie b. 1872 Wisconsin,Lillian b.1877 Pearce City Mo. Last names of spouses; Lucid,Drake,Mulrenin,Townsend,Commander, McLaughlin and Rogers.
My Gandfather Frank Charles Banahan married Maud Josephine Commander born in Hunt Co. Tx. 1874. They had four children; Nell b. 1896, Helen Elizabeth b. 1898, Charles b. 1900 and my Father, Benjamin Franklin Banahan born in Paris Tx. 1902. He married Mattie Elizabeth Elliott in 1924 (Her Father was Benjamin Franklin Commander)and had three children; Charis Ann b. 1927, Barbara Nell b. 1930, and myself, Benjamin Franklin Jr. b.1933. All were born in Shreveport La.
I have much more information if anyone can make a connection. My main interest at the moment is the Banahan line in Ireland and descendants of Thomas Banahan. I think Thomas was from Strokstown Ireland.