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Granahan

Tammy Granahan Jackson (View posts)
Posted: 20 Sep 2004 12:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Granahan
I am doing research on the Granahan Family Tree. My great-grandfather was Thomas Granahan. Great-Great grandfather Martin Granahan. Thomas resided in Jessup, Pennsylvania at the time of his death. I have no information on Martin other than his name. If you have any information of this family, please contact me. The family also used the spelling of Granaghan.

Re: Granahan

Sandi Granahan-Espinosa (View posts)
Posted: 20 Mar 2006 8:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: GRANAHAN
Hi there,

I was just browsing the Granahan family on the net and came across your relatives. When you are on a search engine, type in the subject line : Granahan genealogy. This will eliminate all of the other stuff and just take you to genealogy related info.

We may be related as my Dad and Papa use to travel to the Scranton area to visit relatives. My Dad was Peter Granahan and my papa was Matthew Granahan and they were both born in Scotland but came to Toronto after World War 2. Other male given names were William, Edward and John - these names often repeated themselves through the various generations.

Hope to hear back from you.

Sandi Granahan-Espinosa

Re: Granahan

Tammy Granahan Jackson (View posts)
Posted: 21 Mar 2006 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Sandra,

Not sure how to reply to you. Thank you for sharing the information, I have tried using Granahan Geneology. No luck on finding Martin. I only have record of him as he is named on my great grandfathers marriage license. I have seen the same in my family with a repeating of names. I have Thomas, James, Patrick, William, Michael, Frank, Anthony etc. Do you have dates of the family members you mentioned?

Thanks for replying to me. Hope you get this.

Tammy

Re: Granahan

Sandra Granahan-Espinosa (View posts)
Posted: 21 Mar 2006 10:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Tammy,

Well, it looks as if we are definitely looking for different Granahans. I had heard that there were two distinct Granahan families - one with predominately fair skin and reddish hair, the other one with darker features. I come from the one with fair skin and reddish hair, although my hair is blonde. My Dad had a very red beard when he grew it.

If you want, I can send you pictures of my family members because I have found that comparing photos is often the best way to determine if we are connected.

My email addy is forevereastyork@yahoo.ca and I hope we can keep in touch.

Sandi

Re: Granahan

Posted: 4 Dec 2008 11:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am of the Granahans that immigrated from Bally Castle, Mayo, Ireland. Many lived and still live in the Erie, PA area. Would enjoy exchanging what little information I have.

Dennis Lyons (Grandson of James Granahan)

Re: Granahan

Posted: 5 Dec 2008 5:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Colleran
I would like to exchange information. Do you have any connection to the Granahan's that I have mentioned in my original message? My Great Grandfather was Thomas Granahan and great great grandfather Martin Granahan. Thomas was born in Pennsylvania, but Martin was born in Ireland. County Mayo. Martin's wife was named Ann. I have found no information on any other siblings of Thomas. It was only by finding Thomas' marriage license that I was able to find the name of his mother and father. Martin and Ann. Thomas was married twice. First wife Bridget, second wife Ellen (or Helen as she went by both). Ellen was my great grandmother. Her maiden name was Colleran.

Re: Granahan

Posted: 13 Dec 2008 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
I would be happy to share what information I have. Please feel free to contact me at dpatlyons47@msn.com.

My Granahans came from County Mayo in Bally Castle. I went there a number of years ago and there are still Granahans in the area. Met a couple of distant cousins.

I do know that my Maternal ggfather James Granahan arrived in the States in 1876 and there were a number of brothers. A number of Granahans still liv in the Erie, PA area.

Feel free to contact me.

Re: Granahan

Posted: 7 Mar 2009 7:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
After reading the postings, I think we're all looking for same family.

I have Bridget (b 1883 in Pa) born just after arrival in US daughter of Anthony(b 1832) and Bridget (b. 1848 nee Kelly).
Children were John, Thomas, Anthony, Andrew, Mary/Marie, Bridgt and Catherine - I don't have a Martin!
John (b 1870) appears immigration 1883 He married a Bridget(King)(b 1874,NJ) around 1894.
They lived in Duryea, Pa (scranton area)

My family is descended from Catherine Alice (b 1884) m. John Thomposon and lived in Wyoming, PA

Re: Granahan

Posted: 7 Mar 2009 11:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
I agree, I think we all have family ties. It is just a matter of finding the common thread. Which is not easy and very frustrating. Especially, as you've probably noticed, they used the same first names over and over. Do you know who Anthony's father was?

Re: Granahan

Posted: 22 May 2009 5:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think we do. My father had done some research and found that the Granahans all eminated from the coal mining towns of Pennsylvania. My father's family on his Irish side came from Scranton PA.
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