My Great Grandfather BernardTraynorwas born in County Monaghan (1851) in Tydavnet parish, townland of Eschnaglogh ("Hill Base of the Stones"), a large mountain townland of 1341 acres, Plot S5.
His Wife Annie Elizabeth Connellan was born at Ashford near Clooncoose in County Roscommon in 1858. They met as drapers apprentices in Carrick and were married in Rodeen, Kilmore Parish in county Roscommon in 1879.
Bernard and Annie were drapers apprentices together and opened up a shop in Carrick (first shop on your left when you crossed the bridge coming into Carrick) before emigrating and opening up a dry goods store in New York.
Bernard's Parents were Bernard Traynor (b 1824?) (son of Thomas Traynor and Jane Mckenna) and Margaret Shannon (daughter of Brian Shannon and Mary Connolly). In the 1860 Griffith Evaluation, Eshnaglogh in the electoral district of Sheskin, S5 was leased to Thomas Traynor. He rented 91 acres and paid 17 pounds 5s. to the proprietor W. E. Woodwright.
Bernard and Thomas seemed to be doing well, since Bernard Sr paid Bernard's apprentice fee and sent him to Carrick, 70 miles away. In addition his annual tax was 17 L while most in the area were 5L.