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Re: Brackney Family Genealogy Puzzle!
Posted by: gerard k. (ID *****2748) Date: July 14, 2010 at 23:21:27
In Reply to: Re: Brackney Family Genealogy Puzzle! by Ronald Brackney of 107


My Brackney's were in County Louth. My ancestor, Margaret Brackney, born around 1805, married in 1822, in Dundalk, County Louth, to Owen Dwyer. Their first 2 children were John, born in 1824 and Thomas, born 1826. Both boys were born in England! The family returned to Ardee by 1828, when daughter Mary was born, followed by Owen in 1830, and 6 others. In considering Irish naming patterns, it is possible that John, born 1824, was named for his paternal grandfather, Thomas, born 1826, named for the maternal grandfather, and Owen, 1830, was of course named for the father. So, it is possible that Margaret Brackney's father was Thomas Brackney. None of the godparents of the 8 younger Dwyer children born in Ardee were named Brackney, although it is possible some of the godparents were married aunts. There were several godparents that were named Dwyer, so the family was there for a time. Owen Dwyer and wife Margaret Brackney emigrated to New York in 1849.

There are a lot of ways to misspell Brackney, so who knows what the future holds.

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