THE GLYNN FAMILY

The Glynn/Glenn/McGlynn family originating in Culkeen, Co. Roscommon 1825 - 2017

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE GLYNN FAMILY

 
Michael Glynn (1825-1882) and Mary Mullen (1828-1889) of Culkeen, County Roscommon had a family of seven boys (that we know of). Three of the sons, Patrick, the eldest, (1845-1922), Thomas, second (1848-1922 and Joseph, seventh, (1860-1926) immigrated to Kansas City, Missouri. Michael the third son died as an infant. The 4th, 5th and 6th sons James (1855-1934), John (1855-1929) and Hugh (1858-1889) stayed in Ireland.

THE GLYNNS IN KANSAS  
Patrick McGlynn bought a farm, had six children only one of whom the eldest, Michael Joseph married. He in turn had one son, James Patrick Eugene and his descendants are today found in California.Thomas Glenn became a fireman, as did two of his sons, John William and James. He had four sons and three daughters in all. His descendants are found in Kansas and other cities of the USA. Joseph, among other things worked as a salesman and had one daughter, Catherine.

THE GLYNNS IN IRELAND

 
James, John and Hugh worked together to set themselves up in business in Williamstown and Dunmore. Hugh died when he was 31.

          DUNMORE GLYNNS

James bought a shop and farm in Dunmore, Co. Galway, had two sons and three daughters. His youngest son, also James, inherited the business, had a family of seven and in turn, passed on the business to his son Frank. By far the largest number of Glynns in Ireland today are either Ballindine Glynns (Herbie, Frank’s brother) or Dunmore Glynns (Parry’s and Frank’s families).
          WILLIAMSTOWN GLYNNS.
John Glynn started in business with Hugh in Williamstown and had six sons and six daughters. Thomas, the youngest, inherited the business. John Glynn's grandson, Richard, returned to live in Williamstown recently.

 

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