My great, great, great grandfather Timothy Daniel Downes was born in County Clare Ireland around 1800. He was a farmer in Kildimo, about 2 miles south of Milltown Malbay. He married Elizabeth McMahon and they had at least 6 children, Mary, 1829, Helen, 1833, Daniel, 1835, John, 1837, Catherine, 1840 and Michael, 1842. The Downes' came to America in the 1850s, most likely around 1853. Elizabeth died on the ship and was buried at sea. Timothy and his daughters Mary and Catherine settled in Clarkson in Monroe County, New York. John Downes settled in Lockhaven, Pennsylvania then later in Tyrone. Not sure what happened to Helen, Daniel and Michael. Mary Downes married Timothy Downs/Downes, Catherine Downes married Robert Hoy and John Downes married Catherine Cushen. If anyone can add to this, I would be glad to hear from you.