Hi Ralph, and thanks for your help.I have found some information on the families as follows: William Bergin/Bergan/Bergen and Mary Barber had the following children, baptized in Johnstown,Kilkenny.According to the records, the family lived in Srah/Sragh/Shragh/Shrah/Sraugh, Laois. Catherine Bergan 6 Feb 1833 Mary Ann Bergan 29 Oct 1834 John Bergin 13 Dec 1835 Timothy Bergin 27 Mar 1840 Margaret Bergin 9 Feb 1842 Bridget Bergin 30 Jan 1844 Jeremiah Bergin 31 Dec 1846 Honor Bergin 22 Nov 1848 Elizabeth Bergin 27 Mar 1850
For my Kieran, I found his baptism date as 8 Nov 1846.This was also in Johnstown and the family was also from Srah (and various spellings).His parents were Timothy, a brother of William above, and Catherine Phelan.Other children of theirs were: John Bergan 26 Feb 1832 Mary Bergin 20 Mar 1834 Patrick Bergin 17 Mar 1839 William Bergin 23 Nov 1841 Elizabeth Bergin 30 Mar 1844
I am still missing some of William's children but continue to work on it.From the records, there are a few others who I believe may be other siblings of the original William and Timothy - James, John, Catherine, Sarah, Michael.
Thanks again for your help in trying to locate this elusive group!