John HENRY was the first cousin of my great uncle Frank McMANAMON and my Grandad Tommy MCMANAMON. John was from Aughness, Ballycroy, Co Mayo Ireland. Born around 1895, he emigrated to Cleveland OHIO in 1920 at age 25. He was sponsored by his cousin Michael McCAFFERTY. John HENRY’s mother was Mary McMANAMON. His father was Brian HENRY and he had a brother Peter HENRY. His sister Katie HENRY married Manus McGINTY. All these people were from Ballycroy, Co. Mayo.
Besides the McCAFFERTYs, John HENRY had four McMANAMON first cousins in the US. Frank (b1898), Maria (b1888), Kate (b1894), and Michael (b1892)(aka George) MCMANAMON.
We know that Frank was in Toledo OHIO at one stage working on the railways. Frank went to OHIO via Wilkes Barre (in 1915).
Maria arrived in the US age 18 in 1905 and lived in Wilkes Barre PA and then Buffalo NY. Kate lived in Wilkes Barre too (from 1915) but we know nothing about Michael except that he worked for a while in a hotel or hospital in NY and changed his name to George. We know only a little more about the HENRYs and MCMANAMONs who went to America. Those that stayed are less of a mystery.
Any information would be appreciated. Regards, Marie (from Ireland) firstname.lastname@example.org