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Posted by: Edward Kerrigan (ID *****9482) Date: August 18, 2002 at 08:24:14
In Reply to: KERRIGANS, ODONNELLS , GIBSONS IN OHIO by linda saunders of 448

I don't believe there is a connection but since two surnames and a first name appear. I'll throw some items out.
As far as I know, my forbears on my father's side (Kerrigan) came from Ireland to New York City and stayed in the New York- New Jersey Area. My ancesters on my Mother's side came fron Scotland.

My Great grandfather came to America came to America pre 1871. His son, James Joseph Kerrigan was a fireman on new York City's first big fireboats from 1916 to 1936.
His son James Francis Kerrigan was a New York City Police officer from 1917 to 1944.

My mother's maiden name was Susan McIlwraith. She had six sisters, one of whom Margaret married William Gibson.

As I said, I believe the names are a coincidence without a real connection but one never knows for sure.
Thanks for your time.

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