Helen: I will try.
McManaman. My only known McManaman ancestor is Mary McManaman who married Martin Donahue in County Mayo, probably in Doohoma sometime in the late 1830s to 1840s. They had one son of whom I am aware, Micahel Donahue. Mary died about 1848, I'm assuming from famine related causes. Martin Donahue emigrated to the U.S. in about 1848, married a lady named Ann Gaughan and raised a large family. Michael was apparently left behind in Ireland, presumably to be raised by the family (probably his mother's McManaman family) Michael came to the U.S. in 1864 and was living for a time with other members of the Gaughan family. The Gaughans and the Donahues remained close. There are many McManamans living in Jennings and Jefferson County in Southern Indiana in the 1860s, 1870s and 1880s.
Mary McGinty was born in Indiana about 1854. There was a large McGinty family from Ballycroy who emigrated to southern Indiana. Among the names of emigrants were Michael, John, Anthony, James, and Daniel McGinty. I have tentatively concluded that Mary was the daughter of Daniel McGinty and Kate Ginley. Mary married Michael Donahue (above in 1874) and the couple had several children. Other families who knew the McGintys in the U.S. were the Noons. I understand both Gaughan and Noon are common names in the Achill Islanad/Doohoma/Ballycroy area of County Mayo.
If any of this rings any bells, please let me know. I believe there is a strong McManaman connection to my Indiana Donahues and McGintys if I can just find it.
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