ABBREVIATED DESCENDANCY CHART - FOUR GENERATIONS
Laurence CAFFREY, b. 1763-81 Garryross?, d. 1868 Barconey Grattan
& Ann/Nancy (KENNEDY) CAFFREY, b. ca. 1787 Ballymacad, Oldcastle, Meath,
| m. ca. 1805 Barconey Grattan, d. 1866 Barconey Grattan
|-- Mary (CAFFREY), b. 1805-6 Barconey Grattan, Cavan, Ire, d. 1877, Manhattan, bur Calvary
| & Edward FAGAN, b. ca. 1805? Meath?, m. ca. 1828 Castlerahan, d. 1855-77?, NY?
| |-- Rose (FAGAN) CARROLL, b. 1828 Mountprospect, d. aft 1914?, NYC?
| |-- Mary (FAGAN) EASON b. 1830 Barconey Grattan, d. 1909, Norwalk, CT, bur. E. Norwalk
| | & George EASON, b. ca 1826, Ire, m. ca 1852, d. 1900, Manhattan
| | |-- Annie EASON b. ca 1853, Manhattan, d. 1922? Norwalk, CT
| | | & Elbert J. VALENTINE b. 1851 Long Island, NY, d. 1930, CT
| | | |-- Stephen VALENTINE, b. 1879 Norwalk, CT
| | | |-- Hannah VALENTINE, b. 1881 Norwalk, CT
| | | |-- William VALENTINE, b. 1883 Norwalk, CT
| | | |-- Elbert VALENTINE, b. 1887 Norwalk, CT
| | | \-- Ernest VALENTINE, b. 1891 Norwalk, CT
| | |-- Male stillborn b. & d. 1857, bur. Greenwood
| | |-- Mary J. EASON b. 1859 Manh., d. 1860 Manh., bur. Greenwood
| | |-- George W. EASON b. 1861, Manh. d. aft 1930, Norwalk(?)
| | | & Eudora HOYT, 1869 CT, m. c1890
| | | |-- Stella, b. Jul 1891 Norwalk
| | | \-- Walter, b. Mar 1894 Norwalk
| | |-- Jennie EASON b. 1864, Manh., d. 1909. Manh.
| | | & John FITZELL, b. 1865, NYC, m. ca. 1882
| | |-- Charlotte EASON b. 1867, Manh., d. 1868, Manh., bur. G'wood
| | |-- Edward EASON b. 1869, Manh.
| | | & Catherine?
| | \-- Sarah Adeline EASON b. 1874 Manh., d. aft 1915, CT
| |-- Ann (FAGAN) SEAMAN b. 1830-50 Barconey Grattan, d. aft 1914?, NYC?
| |-- John FAGAN, b. 1831 Barconey, d. 1895 @63, Manh., bur. Calvary
| | & Johanna (CAHILL) FAGAN, b. c1831 Ire, m. ca. 1860, d. 1895 Manh., bur. Calvary
| | |-- Sarah FAGAN, b. c1860 Manh. asssumed, d. aft 1890 NY?
| | |-- Johanna FAGAN, b. 1862 Manh., d. 1929 @64, Richmond Hill, Queens, bur. Calvary
| | |-- Mary F. (FAGAN) CASSIDY, b. 1862-65 Manh, NY, d. 1899 Bronx, bur Calvary
| | | & Michael CASSIDY, b. c1860? Ire, m. ca. 1885 Manh., d. 1903, Manh, bur Calvary
| | | |-- Edward M. CASSIDY, b. 1887 Manh., d. 1933, Manh., bur Calvary
| | | | & Julia A. COLLINS, b. ca 1885, NY, m. 1914, d. 1948, bur. Calvary
| | | |-- Selena M. CASSIDY, b. 1890-91 Manh., NY, d. 1950 Queens, bur. Calvary
| | | |-- Anna F. (CASSIDY) HARM, b. 1893 Manh., NY, d. aft 1950, Queens?
| | | | & Charles Wm HARM, b. c1892 NY, m. 1919, Manh., d. aft 1942, Queens?
| | | \-- Francis Michael CASSIDY, b. 1894 Manh. d. 1946 Manh., bur. Farmingdale, NY
| | | & Julia (FIES) CASSIDY, b. 1885 Manh., m. ca. 1917 NY, d. 1946 Ozone Park, bur. Farmingdale
| | |-- Annie Irene FAGAN, b. c1866 Manh., d. 1891 Manh., bur. Calvary
| | |-- Catherine FAGAN, b. c1870 Manh., NY, d. 1919, bur. Calvary
| | | & John MCCAFFREY, b. 1873 N. Ire, m. ca. 1905 NY?, d. aft 1930
| | | |-- Helen J. MCCAFFREY, b. ca. 1906 NY?, d. aft 1930
| | | |-- John J. MCCAFFREY, b. 1907-1908 Manh., NY, d. aft 1930
| | | \-- Catherine (MCCAFFREY) HANKINS, b. 1909 NY, d. aft 1930
| | | & Michael HANKINS, b. ca. 1905 Treton, NJ, m. 1926 Manh., NY
| | | \-- Edward T. HANKINS, b. 1926 NY, d. 1997 Fort Lauderdale, FL, bur.Farmingdale, NY
| | \-- Edward F. FAGAN, b. c1874 Manh., NY, d. 1911 @37, Manh., bur. Calvary
| |-- Eugene FAGAN, (aka Owen) b. 1833 Barconey, imm c1861, d. 1900 @67, Manh.
| | & Annie (MCGAUGHRAN), b. 1855 Crosserlough, Cavan, Ire, m. c1867 Manh, d. 1919, Ward's Is
| | |-- Katherine Helen b. 1868, Manhattan, d. 1903 @ 35
| | | & Patrick F. QUINN b. 1872, NY, d. 1934, Rosedale
| | | |-- Hugh/Frank QUINN, b. 1894 Manh., d. 1977 NYC, bur. Calvary
| | | | & Cath. KENNEDY?, b. 1893-4 Ire, m. ca. 1914? Manh?, d. 1918 Manh, bur. Calv
| | | | \-- children?
| | | |-- Nellie/Helen QUINN b. 1896 Manh., d. after 1977
| | | | & George NORTON, b. ca. 1890 S. America, m. ca. 1930? NYC?, d. aft 1934 NY?
| | | | \-- Harold NORTON, b. 1933 Manh., NY, d. 1934 Manh., NY, bur. Calvary
| | | \-- Eugene QUINN b. 1903 Manh., d. 1903 Manh., bur. Calvary
| | |-- Mary FAGAN b. 1870 Manh., d. 1907 Savannah, GA @ 37, bur. Calvary
| | | & ? NOBLE
| | | \-- children?
| | |-- Edward Patrick b. 1871, Manh., d. 1897 @ 27, bur. Calvary
| | | & wife? (per DC, was married at time of death)
| | | \-- children?
| | |-- James Joseph b. 1873, Manh., d. 1900 @ 27, bur. Calvary
| | |-- Eugene F. b. 1874, Manh., d. 1909 @ 34, bur. Calvary
| | |-- John Vincent b. 1876, Manh., d. 1921 @ 44, bur. Calvary
| | |-- Lawrence Francis b. 1878, Manh., d. 1885 @ 6, bur. Calvary
| | |-- Aloysius I. b. c1880 Manh., d. 1895 @ 15, bur. Calvary
| | \-- Louis FAGAN b. 1883, Manh., d. 1920 @ 36, bur. St Raymond, Bronx
| | & Mary Agnes (MAY) (FAGAN) EGAN b. c1884, m. 1912, (remarried Joseph E. EGAN) d. 1956, bur. St. Raymond, Bronx
| | \-- Ann FAGAN b. c1917, Bronx?
| |-- Edward FAGAN, b. 1839 Barconey Robinson?, imm c1857, d. 1914 @74 Bridgeport, CT
| | & Annie GOLDEN, b. ca 1840, Ire, imm c1856, d. 1903 Bridgeport, CT
| | |-- Edward Golden FAGAN, b. 1864, NY, d. 1928 @64 Bridgeport, CT
| | | & Christine V. (MULVEY), b. 1875 Providence, m. ca. 1905, d. 1964 @88 Bridgeport
| | | \-- 3 children, b. Bridgeport, 7 gc, 6 ggc --> Connecticut branch
| | |--Mary E. (Mamie) FAGAN, b. 1868 Bridgeport, d. 1938 @69? Bridgeport (no offspring)
| | |--Annie FAGAN, b. 1871 Bridgeport, d. bef 1880
| | \--Margaret A. FAGAN, b. 1876 Bridgeport, d. 1962 @85 Bridgeport (no offspring)
| |-- Laurence FAGAN, b. 1840 Barconey Grattan, imm c1861?, d. 1887 Blackwell's Is. @ 47
| | | no living descendants of Laurence's line are known, but there is potential
| | & Kate (--?) FAGAN, b. ca. 1841 Ire, m. ca. 1863 Manh d. 1875 Manh
| | |-- Edward FAGAN, b. ca. 1864 Manh, d. after 1880 [lost trail]
| | |-- Kate (FAGAN) ROOD b. ca. 1866 Manh, d. 1902 @ 36
| | | & Walter L. ROOD b. ca. 1844 CT, m.? ca. 1883, d. 1907, Yonkers, NY
| | | |-- Elise (ROOD) SANTORO, b. 1884 Manh, d. 1948 @ 64 Los Angeles, CA
| | | | & George SANTORO, b. 1878? Italy, m. 1912 Paterson, NJ, d. 1978? LA, CA
| | | | \-- George J. SANTORO Jr, b. 1913 Paterson, NJ, d. 1983 @ 60 Burbank,CA
| | | \-- other children?
| | |-- Lawrence FAGAN b. c1868 Manh, d. aft 1880 [lost trail]
| | \-- Thomas FAGAN b. 1869 Manh, d. 1870-80? [lost trail]
| | & Mary (DWYER) FAGAN b. 1844-5 Ire, m. 1877 Manh., d. aft 1898
| | |-- Charles FAGAN b. 1878 Manh, d. aft 1908 [lost trail aft 1908]
| | \-- Mary FAGAN b. 1880 Manh. d. 1880? [lost trail]
| \-- Matthew FAGAN, b. 1852? Barconey Grattan, imm c1868, d. 1918 Manh, @ abt 66
| & Margaret (EGAN), b. ca. 1851 Ire, m. ca. 1878 Manhattan?, d. 1900 @abt 47, L. I. City
| |-- Edward Pat'k FAGAN b. 1880 Manh. d. 1881 Manh. @ 1y 15da
| |-- Anna J. FENTON, b. 1882 Manh. d. 1962 Freeport @ 80
| | & Michael J. FENTON, b. 1862 Carringtohill, Cork, m. 1915 Manhattan d. 1930 Freeport @68
| | \ no children
| |-- Thomas F. FAGAN b. 1884 Manh d. 1936 Freeport @51
| | & Agnes (FLANAGAN) b. 1886 Astoria, m. 1911 Astoria, d. 1961 Freeport @ 75
| | \-- 6 Children, b. Astoria & Freeport, 28 gc, 100+ known desc. ---> NY/LI branch
| |-- Edward J FAGAN b. 1886 Manhattan d. 1942 Queens Village @ 55
| | & Helena GORMLEY, b. ca. 1887 Garrett Ford, PA, m. 1912 L. I. City
| | & Josephine DE LUCIA, b. 1892, Hackensack NJ, m. 1915 Fairhaven VT, d. 1940, Queens @ 47, bur Calvary
| | \-- 2 sons, b. Queens? & Hackensack NJ, 15+ descendants ---> Calif branch
| |-- Matthew FAGAN Jr. b. 1888 Manh, d. 1889, L.I. City
| \-- Mary M. FAGAN b. 1890 L. I. City d. 1939 Freeport @ 49 (no offspring)
|-- Allan CAFFREY, b. 1808-09 Barconey Grattan, d. aft. 1821, fate otherwise unknown
|-- Catherine CAFFREY, b. 1809-10 Barconey Grattan, d. aft. 1821, fate otherwise unknown
|-- Bridget CAFFREY, b. 1811-12 Barconey Grattan, immigrated to US during 1830s??
|-- John CAFFREY, b. 1816 Barconey Grattan, d. aft. 1821, fate otherwise unknown
|-- James CAFFREY, b. 1819 Barconey Grattan, d. 1871 Barconey Grattan @ 52 (no offspring)
\-- Matthew CAFFREY, b. ca. 1823? Barconey Grattan, d. 1911 Barconey Grattan @ 88
& Maria (MCDONALD) CAFFREY, b. 1849, m. 1883 Barconey Grattan, d. 1887 Barconey Grattan @ 38
\-- Laurence CAFFREY, b. 1884 Barconey Grattan, d. 1974 Barconey Grattan @ 90
& Nora (SMITH) CAFFREY, b. 1879 Virginia, Cavan, m. 1912 Mullagh, d. 1933 @54
\-- 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandsons ---> Barconey Grattan branch
======== KNOWN EGAN FAMILY ========
Thomas EGAN, b. circa 1820s?, Unknown county, Ire, immigrated?
& Winifred (---?) EGAN, b. circa 1820s Ire, m. circa 1840s? Ire, immigrated?
|--Margaret (EGAN) FAGAN, b. c1851 Ire, m. c1879? Manh., d. 1900 Hunters Point
| & Matthew FAGAN, b. 1852/53 Castlerahan, m. c1879? NYC, d. 1918 NYC
[listed below are possible EGAN brothers. They are known only as baptismal sponsors]
|--Peter EGAN, b. c. 1840s-50s? Ire, d. aft 1880 - Godfather of Edward Patrick Fagan
|--Thomas EGAN, b. c. 1840s-50s? Ire, d. aft 1884 - Godfather of Thomas Francis Fagan
\--Michael EGAN, b. c. 1840s-50s? Ire, d. aft 1890 - Godfather of Mary Fagan
- Irish locations are in Castlerahan parish, County Cavan unless otherwise stated.
- Three lines have contributed to this research,
while the other lines are known to us only through public records.
Contributors: descendants of immigrant brothers Matthew and Edward Fagan,
and descendants of their uncle, Matthew Caffrey.
Anna Fenton also had extensive material on one descendant line of Laurence Fagan:
the Santoros. The Santoro line appears to have died off.
- All Irish information was provided by James Caffrey,
with whom I connected in the spring of 2000.
He has sent much material which is yet to be digested and posted.
Irish birth dates for John and James CAFFREY and for Rose, John, Eugene, Edward (x2) and Laurence FAGAN
are from a database of extracts from baptismal records in Castlerahan parish registers.
In fact, judging by a transcript taken from the original source in 1914,
I strongly suspect that these dates are simply baptismal dates, and that actual birth dates are unknown.
- Other early Irish dates are from a transcript of the 1821 census
for Castlerahan, held at Cavan Co. Library.
In it the Caffrey family was listed as Gaffney.
- My ggf Matthew Fagan's dates are based on his death record, census and private information.
His birth is undocumented and his birth date was never reported the same twice.
Baptismal records no longer survive for the span during which
Matthew and possibly two of his sisters Mary and Ann were born.
- Our only private source for the names of Matthew's other Irish-born siblings
was a handwritten list passed on by Anna Fenton.
Of the names on the list, only Matthew, Mary and Ann are unconfirmed by public baptismal records.
Matthew's brother Eugene appeared on Anna's list as "Owen."
His children's baptismal records
have confirmed that Eugene and Owen Fagan are one and the same person.
Per James Caffrey, Owen is a common familiar name for Eugene.
- Matthew's brother Edward Fagan's dates are based on his baptismal transcript from Castlerahan registers, Civil War pension file, Naturalization papers,
church marriage certificate, Bridgeport death certificate,
the 1880, 1900, 1910 and 1920 census, obituaries and Bridgeport City Directories.
- Laurence Fagan's dates are based on his baptismal transcript, his death certificate,
the 1870 and 1880 censuses and a 1877 certificate for his second marriage.
- Eugene Fagan's dates are based on his Castlerahan baptismal transcript and
the baptismal transcripts for all his children (St. Stephen's, E. 28th St, Manhattan),
the 1870, 1880, 1892, 1900 and 1920 censuses, various death certificates, interment lists, wills,
his gravestone at Calvary Cemetery and his naturalization papers.
- John Fagan and family's dates are based on his baptismal and cemetery record,
censuses of 1870, 1892, 1900, 1910, 1920 and 1930.
I have found New York City death records for John, his wife, five of their offspring and some grandchildren.
- Mary (Fagan) Eason's dates are based on
1855 , 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses in Manhattan and 1900 in Norwalk CT.
Also various birth and death records for her offspring and husband in Manhattan and her own death certificate in Norwalk, CT.
- The only source to name Margaret EGAN's parents was Margaret's death certificate.
Other EGANS - potential brothers - were baptismal sponsors of her children.
Because they all had common names, I have not been able to trace any member of the Egan family.
- None of the four daughters of immigrant brothers Edward and Matthew had children,
while all three sons did. All known third-generation descendants of these two lines were surnamed FAGAN.
- Naming conventions.
- In each of the four families we have followed, the oldest son was named Edward,
after his paternal grandfather.
We have records of of three of these Edwards from birth to death, and I lost track of one: Laurence's son.
- Each of the immigrating families also had a daughter named Mary, named after paternal grandmother.
The two Marys I have have followed (daus. Edward and Matthew) were both known as Mamie.
- In a departure from the form, Laurence's and Eugene's first known daughters were named Catherine.
Laurence's daughter was named after his first wife.
Eugene's was named after his wife's mother, Catherine McGaughran.