Posted By:Brian McGeehan
Subject:Patrick McGeehan-Carbon & Schuylkill Co.
Post Date:February 25, 2001 at 14:19:21
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Forum:Mcgeehan Family Genealogy Forum
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My great-great grandfather Patrick McGeehan Immigrated from Ireland about 1864..He settled in Summit Hill,PA..He married Mary Boyle, and they had 2 sons..Cornelius (My great grandfather., and Dr. Timothy McGeehan)..He lived in Summit Hill for quiet a few years before he opened a bank in Lansford,PA (Presently known as the Citizens Bank)..He opened up a hotel/tavern in Rahn Twp,Schuylkill County..Rahn Twp was annexed by Tamaqua,PA a few years back...Patrick's brother Hugh was the Molly McGuire who was hung for shooting Officer Yost in Tamaqua..Until she died about 10 years ago at age 99 my great grandmother Anna (wife of Cornelius) would refer to him as Uncle Hugh as he was the uncle of Cornelius..Hugh had no children as he was hung very shortly after being married..When I was a lad of about 5 years old I saw the gun that Hugh had used,which was hidden by my great grandfather for Uncle Hugh..My grandmother,Evelyn McGeehan, during the 1950's was an office in the Tamaqua Womens Club.She took the gun there for a display where it was stolen..Cornelius and anna McGeehan had 2 children Bernard (My grandfather) and Helen (wife of Charles McHugh of Philadelphia).