We've made progress in establishing this family tree since my husband's post above. Our Anthony Joseph Gaughan (1866-1959)(who married Mary Ann McDonald, daughter of Martin McDonald and Mary Nash Burke) was a son of Edmond/Edmund/Edward Gaughan (1834, County Mayo, IE - 1866, Mahanoy, Schuylkill, PA). Edward and Mary brought their family to PA in about 1863. I have not been able to find records of their arrival. Edward was a storekeeper and liquor distributor by trade, according to U.S. IRS tax records. We believe their children to have been Bridget, b. abt. 1858, Edward, b. Aug 1860 (parish records), Julia, b. abt. 1862 (lost at sea?), William James, b. 1864, PA; Anthony Joseph, b. 12 May, 1866, PA; and possibly Catherine "Kate" b. abt. 1867; PA. Upon her husband's accidental death, Mary (b. abt. 1834) quickly remarried Hugh Rock (b. abt. 1845). They migrated with William James Gaughan to Dunlap, Iowa. Edward's father is believed to have been Anthony Gaughan (who possibly married Margaret Munnelly) and we believe him to have been the Edmond Gaughan found in Doolough in Griffith's Valuation, 1847-1864. According to a parish record for Killala, Kilmore Erris dated September 1, 1860, Edward GAUGHAN and Mary Lally had given birth to a son, Edward, and had traveled from Polacopple in County Tipperary for his christening. Martin and Ellen Lally were their sponsors. Mary is believed to have been a daughter of Thomas Lally. We have established ydna distant cousinal relationships with an Austin Gaughan and an Owen Gaughan. If anyone has any additional information regarding this family, we'd be grateful. Surely Edmond and Mary didn't cross the ocean alone!