Catherine Downey Keegan from Ballymahon, Ireland
Catherine Downey, b. 1835 in Longford, Ireland. Married Christopher Keegan abt 1860. They had six children, all born in Ballymahon, Longford, Ireland: Catherine, Anna (my ggrandmother), Teresa, Christina, Bridget and Christopher Downey.
1901 census shows Christopher, Catherine and Bridget living in the Creevagh Beg neighborhood of Ballymahon. Christopher was a mason.
Anna came to New York city around 1882, and later married Joseph Henery Hyland. They had nine children, but only three lived to adulthood: Christopher, Frank and Mary, my grandmother.
Anna was widowed sometime between 1910 and 1920, and re-married. Her 2nd husband was Frank Morgan, of Cavin, Ireland. There were no children from this marriage.
Mary Keegan married Thomas McCormick, and they had five children, only three of whom survived to adulthood: Anna May, Rita (my mother) and Richard.