Lynn V Patrick Flahaven (as he was known in the U.S.) was born in Adare Ireland; church records list the family name as Flahavin. His parents, Edward Flahavin and Honora Cronin were married in Adare parish in 1852. Don't know why Patrick left Ireland, but he ended up in upstate New York. According to family lore, he met Mary Meehan (daughter of Honora Fitzgerald Meehan - don't know the father's name) on the boat while traveling to the U.S. and they were married and had four daughters.
Jul 12, 2012 · posted to the surname Flahaven