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Seeking genealogy info about ancestors and descendants of Patrick McGowan b. 1813-17 Ireland d. 1880 in Iowa, married Anna McHugh. Born in Ireland (County Fermanagh) immigrated to Quebec,Canada; live in or near Durham-Ormstown,Quebec Canada (St.-Malachie parish) circa 1840s to late 1860s before coming to the USA in about 1869. Lived first at Rockford, Illinois and then moved to Greene or Calhoun County Iowa (c. 1872). Children born in Canada were: Francis (c.1843;Catherine b. 1845 m. Peter Kane; Margaret b. c1848 m. Murray and Mungan; James b. c1850 m. Mary Gaffney; Patrick b. 1858, Bridget "Delia" b. 1853 m. Henry Beck; Mary b. 1862; John b. 1843; Edward b. 1859 (Can) m. Hilda Fonkins; Children born in the US were: Cornealis b 1869 (Illinois.); and Joseph James b. 1870 (Ill). Joseph James McGowan m. 1892 Rose Jane Orris Lohrville, IA. They had 8 children: Bernard, Helen, Paul, Mary A., Joseph C., Neil J., Mildred and George Ivan.