Thanks for responding. My Gunning family is somewhat south of where your Margaret Gunning lived in Co Sligo; we were near the border with Co Roscommon. I can't tie you into my family, but I suspect that we're all related. I was in Co Sligo a year ago and met with some second cousins. From what they indicated, there aren't that many Gunning families left in Co Sligo. I'm gathering what information I can on the early Gunning family. Maybe I can piece some of this together.