Posted by Dennis Shannon on July 11, 2014 at 06:39:09:
I am looking for information / descendants of the Shannons who were builders / carpenters / farmers in County Kildare during the 1700 - 1800's. Families of Alexander, Andrew, Pierce, Patrick, Richard etc. from Athy, Geraldine, Castledermot, Halverstown, among others.
DNA indicates some of the Kildare Shannons are related to Shannons from Dublin City during the same time frame who were tanners and distillers. My ggg grandfather was Alexander "Sandy" Shannon, a carpenter and contractor from Athy b 1812 d 1886. One of his sons, Nicholas emigrated to the USA in 1852 and began a large Shannon branch in Chicago.