I am a descendant of John Toole, who appears in the 1860 Census in Groveland, Livingston Co, NY with his wife, Mary, and daughters Margaret, Ellen and Mary, ages 4, 2, and 1, respectively. By the 1870 census, the family had relocated permanently to Mt. Morris, Genesee Co, MI. My great-grandfather, David John O'Toole (he replaced the "O"), was born in May of 1868 to John and Mary at the family homestead in Mt. Morris, MI. David was married in about 1898 at Mt. Morris St. Mary's to Glennie A. Mills, d/o James Lewis Mills and Alice C. Stanley.
According to the research of Gerald O'Toole (grandson of David), John first appears in the Genesee County Tax Registration of 1870, and is listed as the owner of a homesteaded section of land bordered on the north by Mt. Morris Road, on the east by Clio Road, on the south by Stanley Road, and on the west by Jennings Road.
According to family oral tradition, John and Mary were born in County Cork, Ireland, he in 1834 and she in 1833. Their tombstones at Calvary Cemetary (behind Mt. Morris St. Mary's) corroborate the birth years. I have no other information on Mary, other than family speculation that her maiden name was either Manion or Madigan. I am told, however, that John arrived in the United States from County Cork at 7 years of age. I do not have names for anyone in his birth family and, with such scant information, I have been unable to determine where he lived between 1841 and 1860.
I would be very grateful for any information about either John or Mary, however insignificant it may seem, and would be happy to share what I have.