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My GGrandfather, Martin Kane was born in Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland sometime in the 1840's. The last name was spelled Keane over in Ireland.His family moved to England during the famine, they settled in Halifax, England. Martin grew to be a man and in the mid 1860's left for the USA. I thing he left by himself but I don't know. Martin ended up in Scranton, Pa. for a couple of years and then moved to Greenville, Pa. He became friends with a Eugene Rooney who owned a grocery store in Greenville. Eugene fixed Martin up with his niece Mary McEleavey who was from Glassdrummon, County Armagh. Mary and Martin married in 1873. They had 12 children, including my Grandfather Patrick. What 'stuck' out about your posting was your last name. My GGrandmother Mary went back to Ireland in 1904 to visit her parents and I have a letter from Martin to Mary and he writes about a Tom Bresnan and Annie, maybe his wife? Your name Breslin caught my attention. Please respond. Patrick Kane


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