Gaughan Family, Doolough, County Mayo to New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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John and Mary (Connell) Gaughan with all the US descendants. Photo: Descendant Kathi Gaughan .

John and Mary (Connell) Gaughan with all the US descendants. Photo: Descendant Kathi Gaughan .

John Gaughan and family Doolough, County Mayo, left Blacksod Bay on the SS Austrian 25th May 1883 bound for Boston, with an onward destination to New Bedford, Massachusetts. John was the son of Thomas Gaughan and Bridget Monaghan. John’s first wife was Margaret Bourke Gaughan who died in 1882. Margaret had an older sister Catherine in Ireland married to a “Flannerty” they had four sons. Also Margaret had a brother Miles Burke. (Myles Bourke and family left Blacksod Bay  onboard SS Prussian in 1884)

Kathi Gaughan USA, Great Granddaughter of John Gaughan and Margaret (Bourke) Gaughan,  Doolough, kindly sent in the photograph of a Gaughan Celebration, with all the US descendants. Kathi is seeking to make contact with existing relatives in the Doolough area to confirm family connections. More information on the main site, John Gaughan 30 SS Austrian 25th May 1883 Doolough to New Bedford, Massachusetts