Hi, I am looking for details about James McCarthy b abt 1844 in Ireland, son Mark O. born in NY on 28 Jul 1865 and died in Omaha Nebraska on 10 Mar 1905. James was married to an Ellen but don't know if they married in Ireland or here in the states. I believe that James ended up in Nebraska as part of the land deals for civil war veterans that either he or one of his siblings was awarded. That would explain how his son Mark met my grandmother Julia Corrigan McCarthy whose family also moved to Sand Creek, Holt, Nebraska around the same time...most likely for similar reason - either her dad Thomas Corrigan or one of his siblings ended up with land in the area after the civil war.
I have a lot of info about their lives here in the US but not about siblings, parents or relatives in Ireland which is my focus now.
Any help or connections you can provide would be greatly appreciated.