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1884 Gaughan immigration - County Mayo to PA

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1884 Gaughan immigration - County Mayo to PA

Posted: 1035643585000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1036596954000
I am searching for any guidance on my ancestors who landed in the coal fields of Centralia PA. The 1900 census shows a large clan of Gaughans emigrated in 1884 to Centralia and neighboring village Byrnesville. I believe a good portion of this brood is as follows:

Anthony and Mary (Wilson) Gaughan (born 1840 & 1853)
Patrick and Julia (Dixon) Gaughan (born ____ & 1838)
Edward and Rose Gaughan (born 1849 & 1849)
Dennis Gaughan?
Michael and Hanna Gaughan (born 1854 & 1856)
William Gaughan (born about 1850s)
Patrick and Honora Gaughan (born 1848 & 1851)
Mary (Gaughan?) Ruddy (born about 1845)
Bridget (Gaughan?) Barrett (born about 1845)

I suspect that most of these are siblings.

I know for sure that Anthony is the son of Anthony and Mary Gaughan.

The hard part is the loss of the 1890 census! This brood was in the US for 16 years before they showed up on any census. I have not been able to trace what ship they arrived on, and can find nothing on them until 1900 (with the exception of marriage and birth records). Can anyone direct me on better ways to trace their paths?


Now Anthony Gaughan and Mary Wilson Gaughan's clan includes the following children:

Mary Gaughan Gillespie (born about 1865 - 68)
Honoria (Nora) Gaughan (born 1865)
(married either Fallen or McIntyre)
Anthony J. Gaughan (born about 1873)
Ann Gaughan Byrnes (born about 1873)
James Gaughan (born about 1875)
Patrick Gaughan (born about 1878)
Philip Gaughan (born about 1879)
Catherine Gaughan Monahan (born about 1881)
Margaret Gaughan Laughlin (born about 1882)

Anthony and Mary had a total of 11 children. I suspect this may be their child:

Bridget Gaughan McAndrew (born about 1866)

Their son, Anthony Joseph, is my great grandfather. He married Ellen A. Daley, of Centralia, and had six children:

Anthony J. Gaughan (born 1897)
Sarah Gaughan Smolke Harris (born 1899)
Owen Gaughan (born 1902)
Philip Gaughan (born 1906)
Joseph O. Gaughan (born 1909)
Mary "Mamie" Gaughan Tyson (born 1913)

Joseph Owen Gaughan married Esther Rita Dropesky, of Mount Carmel PA, and had 5 children:

Anthony J. Gaughan (born 1929)
Virginia Gaughan Reilly (born 1930)
Donald P. Gaughan (born 1932)
Joleen Gaughan Yokemick (born 1936)
Raymond J. Gaughan (born 1943)


If you have any info that can help me, primarily regarding the older generations, I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you!

Eileen Cizewski
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