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My ancestors are the Carens/Kearns of Ballyhaunis, Mayo.  There may be different spellings beyond those I have listed.

My 3x great grandfather, James Carens/Kearns (born circa 1810), married Mary MNU in the 1820s or 1830s.  They had five children; Mary (born circa 1835), Barney, Bridget, Anna (born circa 1838) and Patrick (born circa 1840).

Mary, Anna (my 2x great grandmother) and Patrick all emigrated to Onondaga County, New York State, USA in the 1860s.  Barney and Bridget remained in Ireland.

I would love to be able to track down more about this branch of my family.  To learn my 3x great grandmother's maiden name would be a gift.  To learn of descendants of Barney and/or Bridget still living in Ireland would be a blessing.

I visited Ballyhaunis in 2018 but was unable to find the family grave sites.  I visited Abbey Quarter, St. Mary's Friary and Aghamore Graveyard, but I fear that I missed at least one cemetery in the area.

If anyone can give me any pointers on what info I might search to track down this family I would greatly appreciate it.


Monday 5th Dec 2022, 12:16AM

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