Ancestral names in the Kearns family are Kearns, Crabtree, Faggard, Ranager, McAndrew, McNulty, Clark, Cox, Jones, Pye. These people largely settled in the Mobile County area of Alabama.
Ancestral names in the Hennesy family are Clower, Breland, Bullock, Calhoun, Dillon, Everidge, Folsom, Hennesy, Kennedy, Knight, Lott, Miller, Mizell, Moore, Myles, Nobles, Pleasant, Richardson, Rodgers, Simmons, Smith, Thigpen, Welch, Williams.
Many of these people came through Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and eventually settled largely in the Washington Parish, Louisiana area.
A good place to start for the Kearns line is the Short-hand Kearns Line post. For the Hennesy-Simmons families there is the Short-hand Hennesy Line post. These give the lines being researched for several generations. One can then peruse the category archives for the families or the articles lists below.
For a complete listing of Kearns and Hennesy articles see the Site Map and look for the Kearns and Hennesy categories.