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Clan Magreannachain

Charles McGranaghan (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jan 2001 7:01PM GMT
I am working on structuring a genealogy for the Granahans of County Mayo, Ireland, and the United States of America. If you're a Granahna and you'd like to contribute family information, please e-mail me. Thanks, Charlie

Re: Clan Magreannachain

Posted: 22 Jun 2001 2:07PM GMT
Surnames: Granahan
Dear Charlie,

My name is Sandra Granahan-Espinosa and I live in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. As far as I know, we are the only Granahans in Canada.

I have really NO idea where my family came from in Ireland, but I know they originally had the name McGranahan (not sure of the spelling) and when they had a family feud, part of the family left Ireland for Scotland and settled in the area of Glasgow/Hamilton/Glasford.

My Great Grandfather was Peter Granahan married to Mary (nee Dawson) Granahan and they had five children - Matthew (my grandfather), William, Edward, John and Christine.

The reason I think my branch of the family may be from Mayo is that the given "Christian" names, like Peter and Matthew, are the same as the ones from Mayo.

I have also been in touch with Peter McGranahan who lives in Australia, and when they sent me photos of their family, I was stunned to see that the children were exact images of my brother and me at that age. It was then that I knew we were related.

Anyways, I hope you will write - my email address is:

ForeverEastYork@yahoo.ca

Bye for now,

Sandra Granahan-Espinosa


Re: Clan Magreannachain

Posted: 11 Jul 2001 12:11AM GMT
Charlie, I am a decendent of Bridget Granahan. She was married to Peter Reap and they came from County Mayo, Ireland. I only know that her sisters were Helen who married John Lynn; Mary who married Patrick O'Boyle; and Anna who married Thomas Scott. I have nothing further back than that. Bridget was born about 1808 and died 1983 in Syracuse, NY. Anna was born about 1810 and is thought to have died in County Mayo. Does any of this sound familiar??? Thanks, Jo-Ann Reap

Re: The Granahans

Posted: 26 Mar 2002 6:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Dec 2002 11:44PM GMT
Surnames: GRANAHAN KELLAS SMITH RUSSELL DAWSON (or DARCY)
I just connected with John Granahan of County Mayo and his information seems promising to me. I recently received photos of his children and was shocked to see the resemblance to my father, Peter Granahan. The genes never tell lies, do they?

Most of my family lived in the Hamilton area of Scotland, just outside Glasgow. My Great Grandfather, Peter GRanahan, married Mary S. Dawson (or possibly Darcy - I have both versions on different documents) and they had 5 children that I know of - William, Edward, John, Matthew (my grandfather) and Christine.

I can't seem to get beyond the brick wall I've hit with my great grandfather, Peter Granahan. I've tried to find marriage records and even though I have the date of marriage, 9 March 1888. It is very frustrating when you hit these horrible brick walls.

I heard about the family stories (rumours) that the family had been McGranahan and there had been a family feud, with one part of the family emigrating to Scotland. Unfortunately, my father never talked much about the family until he was near death. The details are more than sketchy.

So, when I was able to contact John Granahan in Ireland and saw the photos he sent, I was really thrilled.

I would really appreciate any and all replies and information that anyone might have out there.

Thanks,
Sandra Granahan-Espinosa

Re: Clan Magreannachain

Michelle M. Quesnel (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2002 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Granahan, Clark, Remp, Jackson, Nolan
I have the same family history tree connection as Jo-Ann (last reply) Bridget Granaham and Peter Remp had 4 children Peter, Jr. born 1840 married Catherine Jackson, Michael had no children, John and Julia. John Granaham was a descendant of Bridget Granaham. Bridget Granahan also had a sister Anna. Anna Granaham married Peter Scott in 1840 the Scott Granahan are also blood relations to us all. Anna Granahan Scotts son was Tom Scott married Ellen Clark. Anna Grahan daughter married William Clark. So, Peter Remp, Sr. and Bridget Granahan had Peter, Michael was in Syracuse brought his mother Bridget to Syracuse - buried in St. Agnes under the name of Ralph Cemetery not Remp. I am more info if anyone interested!!!

Re: The Granahans

Michelle M. Quesnel (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2002 7:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Looks like we have the same family tree connections!!! I am waiting to here more information further in more detail.

Re: The Granahans

Michelle M. Quesnel (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2002 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
John Granahan is somewhere connected to Bridget?

Re: The Granahans

Posted: 6 Aug 2002 7:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Dec 2002 11:44PM GMT
Surnames: GRANAHAN/KELLAS/RUSSELL/DAWSON
Hi,

Please don't leave me hanging in suspense! I'm dying to know what the connection might be. I have been working for so long and have hit more brick walls than I care to think about.

A wonderful man from England, Charlie, will be going to Scotland and helping me with my research. It is so difficult when there is such a long distance involved (I'm in Toronto). I really appreciate his help. He should be there next week.

I hope you will get back to me soon and let me know what our connection might be.

thanks
Sandra Granahan-Espinosa

Re: The Granahans

Michelle Quesnel (View posts)
Posted: 6 Aug 2002 7:46PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you have a fax machine I can fax it over right now!!! I live in Connecticut my mom was born in Avoca, Pennsylvania. I think i have a good amount of info!!!! But also waiting for more!!!

Michelle

Re: Clan Magreannachain

Posted: 7 Aug 2002 12:40AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Nov 2002 1:58AM GMT
Michelle, I would appreciate any info you have... Thanks, Jo-Ann
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