Hi My gggrandmother Lizzie (nee CARROLL) HACKETT, b. abt 1850 in Ireland, emigrated to NYC with her husband and, we believe, with or after some of her children, between 1883-1889.
Her husband Micheal/James/Patrick (different on 3 children's NYC death certs!!), didn't like NY and returned home to Ireland never to be heard from again.
Lizze and Patrick/Michael/James HACKETT's children definitely were: --Marie (pronounced Mariah) HACKETT, b. abt 1872,my ggrandmother --Patrick HACKETT, b. ?, served in the Spanish American War and other children may have been --Jane HACKETT, b. abt 1871-72 --James HACKETT, b. 1867-68 --Lizzie HACKETT b. 1869
Lizzie HACKETT's parents were John CARROLL/KYLEY (defferent on 3 certs)and Mary Quirk.
The family had a friend in NYC named Dave HIGGINS, who my mother believed the family knew in Ireland.Dave attended Trinity College/Blackrock.Could the CARROLLS/HACKETTS come from Dublin?
Hope this rings some bells out there! Chris Sheppard NYC, NY