Lenahan & Affiliated Families

Welcome.  Thank you for visiting.


This site reflects my ongoing effort to piece together the history of my Irish Immigrant Family.  My Great-Grandparents Anthony and Ann Murray Lenaghan arrived at Castle Garden New York on May 28, 1863 with a two-year old daughter, Margaret, and a newborn son, John Patrick.  I wonder at the courage of these people leaving behind everything familiar in search of a better way of life for their children.

Many of the men in my family spent their lives working the Anthracite Coal Mines of Pennsylvania.  In fact, many of them began working the mines as children.  Unfortunately, a few lost their lives in the mines as well leaving behind young sons to pick up the axe and take their fathers' places...helping to support the family.  Some were able to move on in other directions, buying farms, opening grocery stores, becoming priests, lawyers, doctors and elected representatives of their adopted communities.

Thanks to all of my online cousins across the world for their contributions of documentation to this site.  You are all gems!

I also want to thank the kind people at ANCESTORS-GENEALOGY for hosting this site.

If you do not find family here, I hope you find

a clue or two in the documentation

I have gathered.

Thanks for visiting!

- Shelia

Remember even if you loose all, keep your good name; for if you loose that you are worthless.
--Irish Proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
--Irish Proverb

 No man is an Ireland.
--Chicago Mayor Richard Daley

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these.

Only a Genealogist regards a step backwards as progress

If you go flying back through time and you see somebody else flying forward into the future, it's probably best to avoid eye contact.
--Jack Handy,  "Deep Thoughts"



Surnames/Family Trees


Malone Family Tragedy

Luzerne County PA. - Records and Documentation

County Mayo, IRE. - Records and Documentation


Newspaper Clippings



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