I was wondering if your Thomas CARRIGAN born in Ireland in 1821 was my ancestor. My ancestors are:
Thomas CARRIGAN born about 1821 in Ireland was in the Elmwood, Peoria Co, IL census in 1860 laborer, 1870 teamster and 1880 works in coal mine.
His wife Johanna/Joanna/Joana born about 1830 in Ireland, she also appears in an Elmwood city directory in 1890-1892 as the widow of Thomas, tho I have no death dates for either.
The children were: Michael born about 1853, Anna and Mary were twins (Mary was my maternal great grandmother she married Henry Richard Lanigan and moved to San Francisco) born Feb 1858, Thomas born about 1859 and John born about 1862.