Hi, Michael: I think we corresponded some time back, but it never hurts to try again! My Elizabeth Claven was born in Ireland, the daughter of Jonathan Claven and Frances Alexander, about 1835. She had a brother, James, and a sister, Mary, and they all emigrated to Troy, NY, by the 1850's. Elizabeth married Timothy McAuliffe and Mary married John Ambrose.Do you see any connection? Do you know where in Ireland your Clavens originated?