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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Ronan/Hayden/Keegan
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2007 23:19:32 -0600
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Maureen,

Do you already have the Chicago Irish Family Mt Olivet entries?

Nan

On Dec 6, 2007, at 6:24 PM, wrote:

> Is anyone on the list connected with Chicago Ronans, Haydens, or
> Keegans?
>
> These families would have come from Co. Carlow, Wicklow, or Wexford
> somewhere between 1850 and 1890.
>
>
> Hayden, Pierce - came from Ireland around 1850 - 1860. He married
> Mary Gaul
> who came to Chicago around 1855 to 1860. I found them in the 1860
> St. Mary
> parish book as baptismal sponsors in 1860.
>
> Keegan - I know very little about them, or when they came to
> Chicago. I
> think that a Michael Keegan married a Catherine Hickey ( my
> ggrandmother's
> sister ) in Co. Carlow around Kilbride, Clonegal. They may not
> have come to
> Chicago, but at least one of their children did. The childrens'
> names were:
> Alicia, Catherind, Charles, Margaret. I know of a Kate Keegan who
> was a cousin
> (?) of my grandfather, John Gaul.
>
> Ronan - a predecessor of my relatives was Ensign George Ronan who
> was killed
> at the Ft. Dearborn Massacre in 1812. Thomas J., a descendent of
> his. was
> born in Co. Wexford and married Elizabeth Hickey (my
> ggreatgrandmother's first
> cousin). I think they may have been married in Ireland. I am not
> sure.
>
> I have a lot of misc info here from censuses and cemetery records,
> death
> notices etc., but there is still much I am missing. If anyone on
> the list has
> relatives from these families, I would love to hear from you. The
> family that
> I have the least info on is Keegan. I still cannot find a positive
> connection to my Gaul/Hickey families, but I know they are related
> somehow.
>
> Maureen N
>
>
>
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