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Meehans, Floods, Brady

Meehans, Floods, Brady

Posted: 7 Apr 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Oct 2002 3:55AM GMT
Surnames: Meehan, Flood, Brady, Maxwell, Murray, Kearns, Black
I have a pretty strong confirm from another Huntingdon Co. researcher that my Hemmingford ancestor, Patrick Meehan, (Ann[a] Flood's husband) was buried there, and was Catholic at the last-- I have heard that the headstones/records from the "old" catholic cemetery in Hemmingford are lost, so. . . But I also wonder about Patrick's daughter, Eliza Meehan, who married an Owen Brady in Hemmingford, I believe. All of this is mid 1800s.

Patrick was born 1807 in Ireland, died 3/22/1866, say the family records. His wife, Ann(a) Flood, was said to be Protestant before marrying, and likely from Donegal in Ireland. A family tale is that the Meehan name in Ireland was O'Meehan but they dropped the O' when coming to Canada. While they were sailing up the St. Laurence river their first son, Edward, was born, they settled on a farm in Canada and Elisa, James, William, Andrew, Catherine Isabella were born there. William served in the Canadian Army for awhile just across the border from Niagara Falls.

Their son-in-law, Owen Brady, was b. 1824-- Patrick's dau. (and Owen's wife), Eliza, was b. 1842, say the family records. Owen and Eliza had 6 kids, Mary Ann (Meehan --born outside of marriage) b. 1869, William b. 1870, Edward, James, Katie, Eliza Brady.

While Patrick Meehan is said to have been buried in Canada, his wife and most if not all children went on to the Pepin/Dunn Co areas of WI.

Meehan Family stories include Bradys and Floods living in the same area in Wisconsin, USA.
In St. Henry's church cemetery, Eau Galle, Dunn Co, WI, are:

BLACK/James/May 11, 1844/Feb. 18, 1910. Catherine (Meehan)/Oct. 26, 1851/Feb. 21, 1917.

MEEHAN
Andrew/1849-1931
Mother/1814-1889 (This must be Ann(a)Flood Meehan)
Edward H./1837-1900

So any researchers of Meehan, Flood, Brady from this area, please contact me for an exchange. Also connected are Maxwell (m. Flood) and White.

Gail Von Bargen
Minneapolis

Kearns Research

Margaret Warne` (View posts)
Posted: 10 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: KEARNS
I am looking for information on a Kate Kearns who was my grandmother. The information that I have is from the New York Foundling Hospital. Kate gave birth to my father, Ambrose Kearns, at St. Ann's Hospital in New York City on March 29, 1900. At this time she was 19. She stated that she could not support the baby and left him at the Hospital for placement as a foster child. He was baptized in the Catholic faith with the name of Ambrose Kearns, which leads me to believe Kate was not married at the time. (I am wondering if this a well kept family secret.) She stated that she "may have been born in Conneticut" but I have been unable to verify that. Could there be any connection between this Kate, and the Katie found on your posting? I would appreciate hearing from you about this.
Thank you
Margaret Warne
muggshar@santel.net

Re: Meehans, Floods, Brady

Posted: 4 Jun 2013 2:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
My mother Maureen and her sisters and brothers Chris,Joan,Madge,Peter.Eddy and Jimmy lived with my grandmother a Gough in Reheny in Ireland.My parents Charles Meehan and mother Maureen Gough moved to Canada in the middle 50's.They lived in Montreal till their death in the 90's.There is still a sister living in U.S.A.
and a brother living in London.
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