Pat, Thanks for the quick reply. You certainly know more than I do, and still I don't know if these are the same Gahans. I have lived in Southern California from 1945 (moved here from Chicago with my parents when I was 3) until this past November, when I moved to Oregon. Most all my research is East of the Mississippi River which makes it difficult. Thank God for the Internet. I have been researching my grandfathers family in upper New York Stae and also New Jersey and Maryland (surname Shaffrey). If I find anything in my Gahan, Kinsella, Redmond research that may help you, I'll send it along.