Hi! My gg grandfather was Patrick Fyans, who was from Ireland. He "enlisted" in the British Army in 1840 in Dublin. He died in the Battle of Mudkee, Army of the Sutlej in 1845 fighting for the East India Tea Co.
My g grandfather was William Fyanes/Faynes who came to USA and married a Jane McCann from Belfast, Ireland. They moved to Chicago, Il about 1867. They had 5 children: Mary Ann, Katie, Maggie, James, and Peter. Does any of this sound familiar to you. Please let me know ...we may be related. Mary Ann at BLARNEY3@aol.com