My great-grandma, Mary Ellen HANNAN was born 5-16-1847, NY and lived most of her married life in CT until 1913 when her husband Geo. Sopher BOND died. She died in Los Angeles, CA Aug., 1931. Her death cert stated that her father was John Hannan, b. Ireland, and mother, unknown Hannan, also b. Ireland. A cousin who is also a g-grandchild of Mary Ellen's said that she had siblings who were also born in NY, but he has no other information on them. Mary Ellen and Geo. named their first son William Mansfield (BOND), who was b. NY 1874. My cousin also said that Mary's father made all of her shoes for her, so that must have been his trade. In fact, one family member stated that John was one of the founders of the HANAN shoe company, but I have not been able to document this information.
I have more background information on our family surnames, etc. You can e-mail me directly, if you would like to.