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Looking for Thomas Hannan (and brothers). Thomas born about 1831 in Loughrea.  He married Anna Connolly, who was born about 1834 in Monivea.  They appear in New York about 1852-53 where first child is born. they are a Catholic family.


Friday 28th Oct 2022, 03:38AM

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  • Bill:

    I checked the subscription site Roots Ireland and there is a December 22 1827 baptismal record for a Thomas Hannan in the Leitrim RC parish which is fairly close to Loughrea. Father was Martin Hannan and mother Ellen lawless. Thomas had at least three siblings: Michael 1817 Ellen 1822 Bridget 1825. Leitrim parish appears to have a gap in records from June 1829 to September 1850 so any younger siblings born June 1829 or later would not have an available baptismal record.

    I did not find a marriage record and also did not find a baptismal record for Anne in Monivea/Abbeyknockmoy parish.

    Let me know if you think this is the correct family.

    Roger McDonnell

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Friday 28th Oct 2022, 06:56PM
  • Hi Bill,

    I am a descendant of Thomas' brother who married the sister of Thomas' wife Anna Connolly. My Hannan clan went out west to California during the Gold Rush while Thomas and his family went from NYC to the south. I have a photo of Thomas and family in the USA in my records and the California Sheriff's badge from Thomas' great nephew. If you can, send me a private message or an email address.




    Saturday 30th Sep 2023, 01:18AM
  • I am posting a reply here to Lisa and also to Roger.

    Thank you very much for this valuable information! I am not that adept at navigating these genealogy sites but I have a couple of comments to make.

    In response to Roger, Thomas did have a brother named Michael who died in San Francisco CA in 1892 aged 72 years.  

    In response to Lisa, I have posted information that yes, Thomas and his brother Michael married Connolly sisters; Anne and Mary.

    The original photo I posted of the Hannan family is from the early 1900's. 

    I would be very interested in visiting with both of you through this website (if I can navigate it) or via private email;

    Thank you again for posting these replies!

    Bill Hannan


    Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 12:21PM
  • Bill:

    A brother Michael matches with the siblings I located on Roots Ireland.

    You can continue to ask questions on this message thread.

    All the best!



    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Wednesday 22nd May 2024, 11:34PM
  • Thank you Roger!



    Thursday 23rd May 2024, 01:22AM
  • Hi Lisa

    I would certainly like to see that photo of Thomas and family that you have!

    And I know that a nephew of Thomas was in the Hannan detective agency in the 1860's and 1870's.




    Friday 24th May 2024, 03:28AM

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