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Re: EAGAN / EGAN Family of Bantry Bay, County Cork, Ireland
Posted by: Susan Wyatt (ID *****5712) Date: January 13, 2008 at 15:43:25
In Reply to: Re: EAGAN / EGAN Family of Bantry Bay, County Cork, Ireland by Erica Fowles of 555

Hi, and thanks for writing! We are probably cousins "way back there," but unfortunately I can't tell you precisely what the connection is. My ggg-grandfather, Michael Egan, is said to have come to New York with 8 brothers (or siblings), and supposedly he was the only one to move on to Chicago, where he arrived no later than 1845. We have no information about the names of the other siblings in New York, except that we can presume that at least some of them probably shared our family names of George, Francis, Mary, Bridget, Florence, James, John, Daniel and Michael. (Amazingly, there are absolutely no Patricks in our line!) We do know that our family came from the Bantry Bay area, and that they were horse people, carpenters, and later plumbers and electricians. They do not appear to have been farmers immediately prior to coming to America. Wish I could give you something better to go on, but I will contue to post at this forum as I learn more about the family. Please do the same - I will be watching!


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