Nancy McPadden, I am just now looking at your posted message of April 2001, seekig information. My maternal grandfather's name was Hugh McPadden, said to have been born 06/07/1880 in Dublin. He married Grace Wolven, a non-Catholic from Kingston, NY. He had 4 brothers, James, John, Stephan and Mark, who purportedly had no heirs. I know nothing else about Hugh's background other than he was a reporter for the BROOKLYN EAGLE and was for a time a prizefighter known as Kid McPadden. He and Grace had 7 children: Grace, James, Edna, Marion, Hugh, Madeline and, my mother, Loretta. Hugh died in 1934 or '36, his wife Grace in April of 1933. One of their residences was 11th St & 9th Ave, Prospect Park West in Brooklyn. Hope this provides a lead or two.