RE: AMERICAN IRISH by Kathy Flores - written 15/05/2015 20:38:08

Hi there.  I believe we are cousins.  My Great, Great Grandmother was Mary OKane from Derry.  She came over during the potato famine and married a Southern Irish man named Jeremiah Lehane in the US.  I would love to communicate with you about our wonderful history.  My Great Grandmother's name was Mary Francis Lehane...she passed away here in Arkansas in 1994.  



I look forward to talking with you.  How jealous I am that you got to go to the gathering!



 



 



 



FRANCIS KANE wrote (19/03/2014 19:15:37):

 

MY ANCESTORS: FRANCIS O'KANE, HIS SON DANIEL O'KANE (MY GREAT GRANDFTHER), CAME FROM KEADY TOWNLAND TO PENNSYLVANIA IN 1847. FRANCIS AND ROSEANNA HAD 8 CHILDREN, THE OLDEST, JAMES PRECEDED THE FAMILIES' ARRIVAL IN AMERICA AS DID CHARLES O'KANE. MY WIFE JOAN AND I ATTENDED THE GATHERING OF THE O'KANE CLAN IN COUNTY DERRY, THE FIRST GATHERING IN ALMOST 400 YEARS. WE WERE THE ONLY AMERICANS THERE, I BELIEVE. WE STAYED WITH HELEN O'KANE WHO HAD A MUTUAL FRIEND OF OURS IN AMERICA. IT WAS THROUGH HER AND WILLIAM O'KANE THAT WE FOUND OUT ABOUT THE GATHERING. SO MANY O'KANES CAME TO AMERICA DURING THE FAMINE AND I WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO MAKE ANY FAMIY CONNECTIONS POSSIBLE EITHER IN AMERICA OR DERRY. SO FAR NO SUCCESS. WE NOW HAVE 8 CHILDREN, 25 GRANDCHILDREN AND 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN. THE CLAN MOVES ON. I AM ALMOST 90 YEARS OLD MY 5 SONS AND 3 DAUGHTERS ARE IN THEIR 50'S AND 60'S. GOD BLESS YOU ALL FOR YOUR WORK FOR THE O'KANE CLAN.




 

 

 





 


| BACK | RETURN TO THE WEBSITE |