My great great grandfather Thomas Quirk was born abt 1804 in Cashel,Co. Tipperary Ireland. Thomas and his wife Ann Hackett and their children Catherine, Mary, Michael, James, Elizabeth and Thomas Jr. were listed in the 1850 census for the Town of Lisbon, Waukesha Co. WI. Thomas Sr. died in about 1882 in the Town of Lisbon. He was predeceased by his wife. The following is a transcription of a Dec of Intent for a Thomas Quirk found in the records of the Waukesha Co Historical Soc. I believe that this Thomas Quirk is my great great grandfather.
Volume A-1 page 14 ------------------------------------------------- Declaration of Intention to Become a Citizen of the United States
Territory of Wisconsin Dist. Court, Waukesha County No. 28
On this 13th day of Mch A.D.1847 I, Thomas Quirk, an alien being a free white person, do hereby declare an oath that I was born in Ireland, on or about the year one thousand eight hundred and four, that I emigrated to the United States and landed at the port of Whitehall on or about the month of June A.D.1842; that it is bona fide my intention to become a CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and to renounce forever all fealty, allegiance and fidelity to any and every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatever and particularly to Victoria Queen of Great Britain and Ireland whereof I am now a subject.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 13th day of Mch 1847. Geo S. West Clerk
The above information was photocopied in 1984 by Dr. James T. Small at the Waukesha County Historical Society. Waukesha Wisconsin