There were three, possibly four Gatens brothers who emigrated to the States. Their nativity was County Donegal, Ireland, but removed to the States via Scotland. This story has been passed down from our William Gatens, the youngest brother, who married Hannah McMahon of Mason County, West Virginia. The original Gaten was said to have been Dominick Gatens who had a large family. The brothers were James Gatens (eldest, b. 1827) who moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and eventually to Cedar Falls, Iowa. The next oldest was a Patrick Gatens, who I believe was born in 1837, and worked the mines in West Virginia and settled near Montgomery. The youngest brother William was born 1849. Dominicks children were said to have been Arthur, Manus, Dominick Jr., Bridgette, and Michael. All of these names (except Dominick) are prominent in these families. Would like to join these families and exchange data.