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In search of any info or relatives of Michael and Patrick Redden or Reddin. They immigrated to the US via New Orleans and settled in Iowa in 1847-1848. They may have had a sister named Mary who married a man named Patrick McMahon in Ireland. Mary and Patrick also immigrated to the US and to Iowa around 1850. Any info with an Ireland connection would be greatly appreciated.

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Tuesday 16th Aug 2022, 01:39AM

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  • I searched on the subscription site Roots Ireland and the subscription site FindMyPast.ie and did not locate the marriage record for Mary Reddin and Patrick McMahon. I also tried to find possible baptismal records pre-1850 for any children of Mary and Patrick but again no records.

    In the mid-19th century, the surname Reddin/Redden/Reddan were mainly found in Co.Tipperary and Co.Clare with a few families in Cork and Limerick.

    The other complication is that the surname could have been Reddin, Redden or Reddan. Reddan was more common in Co. Clare. Reddin/Redden more common in Co. Tipperary.

    My advice would be to test your DNA and pursue close matches to see if you can establish a Reddan/Reddin/Redden connection which might point to a more specific area in Co. Clare/Co.Tipperary.

    Roger McDonnell.

    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 16th Aug 2022, 03:13PM

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