I am wondering if there could be some connection between our McPaddens.My husbands great grandfather and family came to United States through Canada some time before 1865. For some reason none of the relatives now living recall his name or have any information of the family except for a son,Frank or Francis, my husbands grandfather.Could possibly be that Frank a Catholic married a Lutheran, just a thought.
The great grandfather married a Mary(madien unknown)she was born in 1814.They had four children born in County Letrim. Mary McPadden born in 1843, Michael McPadden born in 1845, Stephen McPadden born in 1851 and Frank or Francis born July 27, 1852.Frank died very young of a heart condition.All of Franks sons died at a young age of a heart condition also.
Any information would be appreciated. We are the only McPaddens I know of that live in Minnesota.