My WALL family appears in the various Coles Co, IL history books [1906, etc] stating that John Wall and Margaret Kohoe/Kehoe (she had a bro or father by the name of William) were from County Kilkenny, Ireland. What there are of the naturalization records for this county, have been no help, and with so many of the needed records of Ireland having been destroyed, I have not been able to verify if Kilkenny is the correct location, although there are Wall's there. I have John Wall's final naturalization paper showing that he had been in Coles Co at least 5 years, and became a citizen in 1866. He bought land here in 1865 from the IL Central Railroad Company. John and Margaret supposedly died in Coles Co in the 1880s, but no probate records found.
John and Margaret's only daughter Elizabeth (she married into the Grant family in this county) was born in Ire in 1849. Their only son (my gr grandfather) John P Wall was born in Charleston, Coles Co, IL, in 1856.
I don't know what the P. stands for (probably Patrick) John P married in this county in 1882, to Mary Ferris..They had 6 children born in this county. I have the census, marriages records for them . Would like to share.. Judy