I'd love any help possible with my elusive John DINAN born @1806 in Ireland, possibly the Cork area.We believe one of his relatives worked as/with the Harbourmasters of Cork.
All we know is John DINAN moved to England before @1835,lived in Manchester with his wife(Ann ?Griffiths, born in Holyhead Wales) for a while and his first ?two children were born there. On 1841 census he is living with family in Liverpool and by 1851 census he has disappeared. He suddanly went with his ?brother/cousin to USA ?New York from Liverpool between 1842-1851 and fought and ?died in the American Civil War (however the dates of Civil War are later than him emmigrating so why he went initially I'm not sure).
I've tried everything I can think of so now I'm wondering if anyone with DINAN family in Ireland in the late 1700 or early 1800's could please help. If you have a DINAN family that has a son or sibling called John born @1806 please could you see if he could possibly be mine...please.
I have been told there was a DINAN family in the Queenstown/Cobh area of Cork at the right time who were associated with the Harbour board of directors/commissioners and had something to do with being Timber merchants if this could help anyone think of connections.
I'd love to hear anything that might help. Thanks