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Irish Famine Refugees (1847-1852) who Settled in Dansville, NY


The Dansville Library has two volumes of information about the Irish immigrants who came to Dansville during the famine.

Contributor notes:

Most came out of Ireland 1846-1850s. Many through Canada 1847 and then into the states. The volumes [are] mostly handwritten notes . . . information on some names is rather sparse, with some families there is extensive information and others just a line or two. Information includes church records, obits, census, burial location and tombstone readings, pages from various books, locations in Ireland. In some cases placenames in Ireland are listed; many were from Mayo and Sligo.

Coordinator's note:

These two counties (Mayo and Sligo) in northwestern Ireland are said to have lost 60,000 lives per year; a higher rate than the rest of the country.

To learn more about the famine
Visit History Place.com

Surnames Listed:

Barrett, Bacon, Bradley, Brogan, Brady, Bryon, Burke, Callahan, Carey, Carmody, Cawley, Clancy, Clark, Cogan, Collins, Conway, Colligan, Coultry, Cowley, Cuff, Daley, Donnelly, Douds, Dougherty, Driscoll, Duffy, Dunn, Earls, Enright, Farrell, Feeney, Fergus [Furguson], Finn, Finnegan, Fitzpatrick, Flynn, Foley, Gallagher, Gaughan, Gilboy, Gilroy, Ginley, Goodwin, Grady, Griffin, Harrison, Hartigan, Haverin, Healy, Hughes, Hurley, Joint, Jordon, Kearney, Kelly, Kennedy, Kerrigan, Kilday, Kiley, Killen, Kilrow, King, Loftus, Loughney, Lynch, Lynn, Lyons. Madden, Madigan, Maloney, Manion, McAndrews, McCarthy, McCovic, McGrath, McHale, McLane [not in the books, contact contributor], McLaughlin, McMahon, McNeill, McQuaid, Melody, Monaghan, Mooney, Morrison, Mullen, Murphy, Murray, Nagle, Nolen, Norton, O'brien, O'connor, O'dea, O'donnell, O'hara, O'leary, O'meara, Owens, Priel, Reap, Reilly, Robinson, Roche, Rogan, Rouse, Rowan, Ruddy, Ryan, Scalon, Sheehan, Sheerin, Sullivan, Sweeney, Tierney, Tighe, Toles, Tracy, Walsh, Welch, Watson, Whalen.

Special THANKS to Don (Mac) McLane
for contributing this information, and offering to assist other researchers interested in learning more about Dansville's Irish heritage.

Contact Don by phone: 585-245-8038
or e-Mail Don McLane.


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