I am hoping that this may reach you inasmuch as you posted in 2001. I am Ken Cates; my mother was Helen Elizabeth McEvoy and my paternal grandfather was Daniel Kenneth McEvoy and went as D. K. McEvoy. He was born in 1854 in Brooklyn, N. Y and died in 1949 in Brooklyn. I am aware of him having a brother Joseph but little else of his early history. I have additional family data about D. K. McEvoy and will be happy to share it. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I am interested in the history of the family in Ireland - when they came to the U. S. and such. I have searched for over 10 years for family info and hired a genealogist in Brooklyn without much real success.