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Grateful12 (#47963187)
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Lisa O
Brennan family
Hi Heather, it's been a while, just wondering if you ever found what you were looking for on your John and Thomas Brennan families? I do have more info now, but not sure it will apply. Let me know ~Lisa

Added by Lisa O on Mar 25, 2014 4:02 PM

Lisa O
RE: Brennan - Chicago....
We haven't yet uncovered siblings of our Thomas Joseph Brennan, but it's possible. All I can do is tell you this Thomas was born 1860 in Swinford, Co. Mayo to Patrick Brennan and Mary Ward who married 15 Jan 1854 at that place. From Thomas' baptism 11 Jul 1857 Kinaff parish of Kilconduff, Swinford Region North Mayo Parents Patrick Brennan and Mary Brennan, sponsors are Thomas Ward and Mary Fahily. Thomas Ward must be related to his mother--possibly a brother.

After Thomas came to the US abt 1884, he came to Springfield where he married, raised his children and died. Maybe you could do some research to see if Patrick and Mary had any other children... surely they did!

If my further research turns up anything I'll let you know, but I'm off in another direction at the moment.

Added by Lisa O on Oct 25, 2012 1:36 AM

Lisa O
RE: Brennan - Chicago....
Wow, so many matching names, but I can find no dates match. I have two Robert Emmett Brennan's so I'm guessing there must be a connection somewhere as that doesn't seem to be to be too common, but neither of mine died in a car accident in 1931. I haven't been able to make any other connections either, lots of John's, but as far as I know no John G. or John William.

If I come across anything, I'll keep you in mind. Good luck to you!

Added by Lisa O on Oct 23, 2012 1:33 PM

Lisa O
RE: Brennan - Chicago....
Hi Heather,

Happy to do what I can to help, but not sure I'm following correctly. First, who died 1934? Are you referring to Thomas Joseph Brennan? If yes, his parents were Patrick and Mary Ward Brennan. I will need to dig a bit as I'm not sure I have siblings for him, but I certainly DO have TWO Robert Emmett Brennan's in my line.

Thomas Joseph is our immigrant ancestor married to Ellen Walsh. They both came from Ireland, met, married and lived out their lives after immigration in Springfield, and raised their 12 children there, most of whom also married and died there.

They had a son John H. b. abt 1903. Is this the John you are speaking of, or another?

Added by Lisa O on Oct 22, 2012 10:23 PM


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