My name is Ray Parker i have Doonan's in my family as well as many other names that come from Cavan . Belopw is what you can see is info on a Mary Doonam born 1877 Cavan county Cavan Ireland . She is my Great Grand mother she came to the USA in 1896 to Mary John Gagain/Geoghegan born 1869 Cavan Co. Cavan son of Peter Geoghegan and Susan Daley also from Cavan .
Now After Mary Doonan came here to get Married to John gagain/Geoghegan she had a Daughter born 1898 in Waterbury Connecticut an a son ( my grand father ) born Nov 11 , 1900 in Waterbury Connecticut . Soon there After John mary husband died by falling , jumping or getting pushed off a bridge . Mary left the USA and went back to Ireland with John Jr and with Susan Gagain/ many spelling here in US for Gagain / Geoghegan . From stories that have been passed down over the years Mary Doonan gagain remarried to a farrell after she went back to Ireland i figure in Cavan . and had more children with him .
My grand father John Gagain came back to the USA in 1926 and in 1930 Annie Reilly born 1907 in Killashandra Cavan came here to mary Him . I have the reilly info .
Mary Doonans parents i beleave are James Doonan and Bridge Smith from some info i have found ?
Can you help at all.
Ray Parker In New Haven Connecticut USA
New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Mary A Doonan Name: Mary A Doonan Arrival Date: 11 May 1896 Birth Year: abt 1877 Age: 19 Gender: Female Ethnicity/Race/Nationality: Irish Port of Departure: Londonderry Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Furnessia Search Ship Database: Search the Furnessia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database