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1st wife: Bridget Branagan, 1819-1847
2nd wife: Mary McCrone, 1827-1901
Parents: Owen Farnan, Sr., Catherine Callan. Source: Owen's 2nd marriage Fort Wayne, Indiana church records.
Immigrated U.S. 184. Source Nat'l papers & ship passenger list.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 1813 (circa)  
Date of Death 28th Dec 1891  
Names of Children Children's names: Catharine, John, Alice, James, Owen, Patrick, Thomas, Nathaniel/Anthony, Mary, Thomas, Anna, John. Dates of birth 1843-1868. Occupation: Blacksmith  


  • I have Catherine Farnan (1830 - 1891) in my tree. She is married to my G Grandmother's brother James Halfpenny (Halpin) 1824 - 1902. . They married in Milan Ohio 1849. Halfpenny's are from Magheracloone/Killanny parish. I assume she knew him in Ireland and they married shortly after arrival in USA. Her death record states Peter Farnan and Bridget Byrnes are her parents. Tombstones in Old Killanny parish may be related: Buried in Olde Killanny Parish Graveyard, Location Killanny, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan.

    A Limestone Headstone. I.H.S. Erected by Matthew Farnan of Dromhilla in memory of his father Thomas Farnan, who died 1st May 1836, aged 71 years. Also his son Patrick Farnan, who died 18th Nov 1836, aged 32 years. Also his mother Mary Farnan, who died 6th December 1836, aged 60 years


    Thursday 9th January 2020, 06:34PM
  • Your Catherine is a different person than mine. My Catherine was born in 1843 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have her baptism record showing Owen Farnan and Bridget Branagan as her parents. 

    There were many Farnans in tthe Carrickmacross area. I wonder if you and I have a DNA match. Are you on Ancestry or GEDMatch? Also, I have several unidentified pictures that I will share with you if you're interested. They're all from Indiana or Ohio.

    Norma Reynolds

    Norma Crowley Reynolds

    Thursday 9th January 2020, 08:10PM