what is your connection to the Furlongs of Fitchburg? Just for anyone following up, I found William's death record after I posted and he died in 1856 at age 60, not 1865. DO you know if Patrick R Furlong is connected to this bunch? I see 2 marriage records for him in Mass. First is to a Mary Cullecter (sp?, this is very close to the strange spelling of William Furlong's wife Catharine of Wexford's maiden name on her death record: Cullotan or Cullotor) in Newburyport 24 Aug 1854. Patrick's residence is given as Lawrence. Mary dies of consumption 3 Aug 1857 at age 24 dau of Michael and Catharine. Patrick marries a second time in Lawrence to Clarissa Burk. In both instances he gives his parents as William and Catharine.There is also a death record for a Mary Furlong Doyle, wife of Peter Doyle, dau of William and Catherine on 3 Oct 1867 at age 32. Is this the same Mary listed with the Furlongs in 1855? I also found a arrival manifest listing Wm Furlong, laborer age 52 with Cath Furlong age 55 and Mary Furlong age 15 both servants dated 12 Jun 1851 in Boston aboard the Trimountain. Just curious if these folks are connected.