My gg grandfather Patrick Joseph Cagney was born in Rathkeale in the early 1830's. He later emigrated to the USA. He married Mary Lenihan in Brooklyn, NY in 1866 and moved to Chicago in 1872 and that is where he died in 1909. While Patrick was a Catholic, I believe that his mother was Frances Corneille, a Palatine (see her bio for more information on the reasoning). I am trying to verify that as well as to find out who Patrick's father was. His Cagney ancestors at some point in time lived in County Cork and way back were part of the Corca Laidhe. Ideally I would love to trace the family further back than Rathkeale.
|Date of Birth||1835 (circa)|
|Date of Death||18th May 1909|