Looking for birth, marriage and city records of Lawrence Donahue 1826

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My great grandfather Lawrence Donahue, sister Ann and wife Margaret Powers sailed to New York aboard the SS Henry Clay in 1850.  I'm looking for records of the town of origin, birth, marriage, and records for them. i'm also looking for the same regarding Lawrence's parents believed to be John Donahue and Ellen Kane.
in Genealogy Help by Larry Donahue G2G Crew (340 points)
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My Great Great Great grandfather was John Donahue, born 1800. He must of visited the UK because he had a daughter Mary Ann who married William La Foch. They had a daughter Margarette, who gave birth to Lilly to later married an Arthur Millington.

I do not know the exact dates of birth of the others, but  Hemel Hempstead in Hertfordshire in the UK was the first time my great gran settled into a house, her ancestors being itinerate. I might have limited but further information.
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This is the only census I could find them in, no other marriage/death etc. Source: "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX51-3DD : 30 December 2015), Lawrence Donahue, 1860.

Lawrence Donahue         M     34     Ireland Stone mason
Margaret Donahue          F     33     Ireland
Catharine Donahue        F     10     Pennsylvania
Lawrence Donahue         M     7     Pennsylvania
John Donahue                 M     5     Pennsylvania
Michl Donahue                M     3     Pennsylvania
Maggie Donahue             F     1     Pennsylvania
John Power                     M     64     Ireland

Might this be his sister Anne? Do you know her married name?

Source: "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDP4-G6Y : 9 December 2014), John Donahue in entry for Ann Byrnes, 27 Oct 1906; citing cn 26549, Philadelphia City Archives and Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; FHL microfilm 1,319,472.

Name     Ann Byrnes
Death 27 Oct 1906 Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Female     White Married
Age     78 Birth Date 20 Jul 1828 Birthplace     Ireland
Father    John Donahue  Birthplace     Ireland
Mother     Ellen Kane  Birthplace     Ireland
Address     Rear 2530 Buttonwood St, 15th Ward, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Burial  30 Oct 1906  Moorestown, Burlington Co., N.J.
Burial Date     30 Oct 1906

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (771k points)
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Found another possible census from children's names, but parent ages don't match:  Philadelphia, ward 08

Source: "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ56-M8Y : 17 October 2014), Margaret Donahue in household of Lawrence Donahue, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 126, family 923, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,892.

Lawrence Donahue     M     52     Ireland Stone mason
Margaret Donahue     F     42     Ireland
Lawrence Donahue     M     17     Pennsylvania
John Donahue         M     15     Pennsylvania
Mike Donahue         M     13     Pennsylvania
Margaret Donahue     F     11     Pennsylvania
William Donahue         M     7     Pennsylvania

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (771k points)

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