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Reply To: Welcome to the New Hanifin Genealogy Site and Forum

My name is James M Manning Haymarket Virginia formerly of The Bronx, New York. My Grandmother was Ellen ìNellieî Hanifin. She was born approximately 1872 and married Johnie Nellie OíMainin (Manning) and lived in Terravane, Ballyferriter, Dingle. She died circa 1957 in Terravane. I am told that she had a brother John Hanifin who emigrated to the USA and settled very near Comiskey Park in Chicago, Illinois. John had at least 5 children. A son Jerry (Gerry) and four daughters. A first cousin of Jerry would be a Reverend Martin Manning from IOWA who has lost touch with this family and its progeny. Do any of the Hanifin Family Trees have a similar thread in same?

Someone responded as follows:
John Hanifin was my grandfather. And as far I know his sister was Nellie. We know of Martin Manning, he was from the the diocese of Davenport. I last sawhim in about 1982. My grandfather had 5 children, Gerald, Margaret, Helen, Marie and Mildred.

I will refer your email to my brother Edmund Burke who has more of the history.

Can the poster of this information and/or Edmund Burke contact me. My contact information is as follows:

hannifins in Springfield Mass.

My grandfathers name was Maurice (Morris) Hannifin. he grew up in Springfield Mass. He had 2 brothers Michael and Jeremiah(Gerry), and he had 5 sisters Katherine,Margret,Mary,Josephine and Ellen”Nellie”. they came from Conneticut and Springfild grandfather was born in 1889 and died in 1942.2 generations before that they came from Ireland and there family was Hannifine.Probably in the late 1700s.

Mary Ashe + Thomas Herlihy = Mane Ashe + Dane Hurlihy

Greetings Brian, my grandmother’s father was known as Thomas “the Dane” Herlihy and according to my records, he married Mary Ashe on 14 Feb 1899 in Dingle and they lived at Aghacarrible/Aughacarrible, Lispole.

Mary Ashe, my great-grandmother, was born in 1873 at Doonties West to Gregory Ashe (b. 1840) and Mary Griffin (b. 1851, Kinard West). I have a sneaking suspicion Mary and Thomas are your “Mane” and “Dane.” I don’t recall my grandmother mentioning her mother being called Mane, but maybe she actually was refered to as Mane because of Thomas being called “the Dane.” It would make sense and of course, be humorous (and my memory isn’t that great, so she may have mentioned it and I’ve just forgotten).

The other childrem I have born to Gregory Ashe and Mary Griffin are Johanna (b. 1875), Margaret (b. 1877), John (b. 1879) and Bridget (b. 1881). Johanna m. Patrick Brosnan. I don’t have marriage info on the last 3 children.

Please let me know if you agree that my folks match yours and if so, if you’d like more information from my records. :o )

My grandmother was Johanna Theresa Herlihy, b. 1905, emigrated to Chicago in 1925 and married Bartholomew Moriarty in 1933.

Thanks in advance and what a great website you have!
Jacki Moriarty, Chicago, IL, USA

Reply To: Mary Ashe + Thomas Herlihy = Mane Ashe + Dane Hurlihy

As this site’s tagline says “A forum by a non-genealogy researcher.” I put this site up about 12 years ago as as way to share some of the information my father had been gathering. Unfortunately, he lost all of his research in a hard drive crash and lost his momentum.

Your conclusions definitely sound like we could be related. I will share your message with my dad and grandparents and see what htye think.

Reply To: Welcome to the New Hanifin Genealogy Site and Forum

My apologies. When I setup this new forum I thought it was setup to post new topics on the home page of, which would notify me of new posts. Apparently there was a breakdown in the process that I need to repair. All this time I was under the impression that I drove everyone away by changing the site!

@kasommers: I am not aware of a Cletus in my family, but I have heard from Hanifin lawyers over the years from the eastern United States. If you search through the forum you may find more info on the east coast lawyer Hanifin’s.

@tavani: In the past I noticed there were only a handful of discussions every year, so this is normal. Now that I know the site is somewhat active I will be sure to keep an eye on it again.

@wally: My dad is David Joseph Hanifin, son of John Joseph Hanifin.

@JOEMAHER: Thank you for sharing your knowledge with others on this site. Honestly I am not a genealogy researcher, but I put this site together out of curiosity. Any help you can provide to others is very much appreciated!