I too descend from Michael and Catherine (Gilbert) McCarthy.
Michael McCarthy b.Oct 1831 Ahascragh, Co. Galaway, Ireland d. 08 Mar 1902 O'Conner, Greeley Co., Ne m. 10 May 1857, Pittston, Luzerne Co., Pa Catherine Gilbert b. 14 Feb 1837, Baltimore, Maryland d. 10 Sep 1930, O'Conner, Greeley Co., Ne Parents: James Gilbert & Catherine Graham
Children: 1. John W. McCarthy +Margaret ??? 2. James J. McCarthy +Mary E. Dolan 3. Patrick H. McCarthy +Mary Jane Jordan 4.Michael McCarthy 5.Edward J. McCarthy 6.George Francis McCarthy 7. Catherine McCarthy +??? Dalton 8. Emily Clara McCarthy 9. Eleanor McCarthy
I have some history on this family, but it buried.I would be willing to find it for you.Michael was one of the first to settle the Greeley area.He started his homestead and his family came by train to Grand Island.However, two children had died of whooping cough in Pittston, but the letter had not yet gotten to Michael.He learned of their deaths as the family stepped off the train.