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July 20, 2011 / tfinan

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  1. Pat Shertz / Sep 27 2021 5:52 am

    Hello, I am looking for information onto Peter Finan family. Peter was born about 1820 in Corsallagh, Tobercurry, Sligo, Ireland. He married Margaret Sweeney born about 1822, also in Sligo. They were married about 1843 and had the following children: Margaret born 1844, Mary A born 1848, James A born1850, Edward born 1852, Ellen J born 1854, and John J born 1863. The family immigrated to the US between 1865-1870. They settled in the Wilmington, Delaware area. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Pat Shertz

  2. Jim Callahan / Aug 28 2017 7:08 pm

    Hello, I am trying to find info on the Finan’s from the townland of Greyfield in the Gurteen area, parish of Kilfree, county Sligo. John was my gg-grandfather, I believe his father was Bartholomew. Trying to figure out who these men were married to and also did any of this family stay in the Gurteen area. John had 6- 8 children back in the 1830 – 1840’s. Where did they all go?

  3. Melvin Kiernan / Mar 29 2017 7:51 pm

    I am trying to connect together several persons named Finan who appear on my or related family trees. They all come from Dromore West, county Sligo.
    Mary Finan married Patrick Burns; he was born about 1828
    Margaret Finan married Michael Burns in March 1878. He died in May 1938, age 90; she died March 1940, age 88.
    Catherine Finan, sister if Margaret, married James Taylor in 1877
    Peter Finan, father of Catherine and Margaret, died in January 1904, age 76.
    Another Catherine Finan married Bryan Melvin, my great-great grandfather, and died in Manchester, England in 1855 after fleeing the Famine.
    Robert and Farrell Finan were living in western Pennsylvania in the 1850s and were naturalized there, Robert was witness for the citizenship of Bryan’s son Mathew.
    Still another Catherine Finan was a baptismal sponsor for one of Mathew’s children in 1857.
    Ellen Rafter Finan, widow of Farrell, arrived in New York in 1861 with her sons Robert, James and Farrell, all teen-agers. It is unclear whether her deceased husband was the Farrell in PA. Over a year ago I posted details of this Finan family on this site.
    Note that the name Farrell is often replaced by “Francis” or “Frank”, while it is more correctly “Virgil”.

    • joe burns / Aug 1 2018 2:15 am

      Patrick Burns and Michael Burns are my great great grandfather and great grandfather
      Peter Finan was Married to a Catherine Marke of french decendence

  4. Mariofinan / May 1 2015 12:45 am

    I would like to know how finane ended up in lebanon

  5. Maria / Aug 1 2012 11:30 pm

    Hello, I was wondering if you knew who the father of Thomas Finan who emigrated around 1864 was called. I think that one of my grandfathers Patrick Finan maybe his brother and am not aware of who his father is at the present time.

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