I have searched for 25 years for my GGGrandfather's place of birth and parents in Ireland. Today, I foundMATTHEW SHAUGHNESSY in CarrigparsontooreenLimerick,Ire.
My Matthew O'Shaughnessy was born Dec. 1839 in Ireland, came to USA in 1856. We think he was withbrother, MARTIN O'SHAUGHNESSY who was a year or so older. They came to Lawrence Co. Ohio. (where there was lot's of employment at the time, 96 Charcoal furnaces going strong, two government contracts for guns, and more.I found a marriage record for MARTIN O'SHAUGHNESSY to Catherine Cearns or Kearns in July 1856 at St Larwence O'Toole Catholic Church. Then Martin and catherine left town. There was many many Irish families in this town at that time. That's where Matthew settled his family. I would appreciate any help. Thank you, Nancy