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Gaffneys of New York, Keenans & Hammills of Ireland

Updated May 25, 2012

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When did the Keenan's and Hammill's arrive in Northern New York? Michael Hammill emigrated with his wife Elizabeth and 8 children from Crosskeys, County Antrim, Ireland in 1821. His eldest daughter Elizabeth was accompanied by her husband John Keenan and their first 5 (of a subsequent 9) children. John's brother Daniel joined them and later married Michael Hammill's youngest daughter Fannie in NY.

John & Elizabeth (Hammill) Keenan's eldest daughter Elizabeth married Thomas Gaffney in 1836 in New York. Thomas was born in England in 1816 and emigrated to New York State before 1836.

Family Trees (viewing trees requires 4.0 or later browser)
  • Gaffney Family Tree (113 KB)
    Related surnames on this tree are Keenan, Hammill, Lepine, Green.
Family Photos
  • The Irish Keenan Sisters (432 KB)
    Elizabeth Keenan Gaffney (1st, top row) and her sisters, taken mid to late 1800's
  • The Lepines (60 KB)
    3 Generations: Ferguson Lepine with wife Kathleen Green, daughter Carlota Lepine and her daughter Kathleen Reutlinger.
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