The family papers I have gone over indicate that Michael Carroll did, indeed, come from Borris-in-Ossory.On his son Edward's tombstone in Holy Sepulchre cemetary, in Patterson, N.J. The words "Born in Ossory"appear.One of Michael and Mary Ashley Carroll's children was a gameskeeper at the manor built on Rush Hall.Rush Hall is on N7 (I believe) right next to if not a part of Borris-in-Ossory.Michael was a prominent citizen in Borris-in-Ossory.He was supposedly held in high esteem because he lived on various manors and great houses, making clothes for the owners of these abodes.Mary Ashley, Michael's wife was a protestant.Michael was a catholic.They "fled to the hills" to wed in Ireland. "They were married by an unfrocked priest."Michael and his four sons were active in the fight to free Ireland of English rule.He was somehow involved in the Fennian uprising and before he left Ireland at the age of 67, he tore down a "wanted poster with his name on it."Supposedly for taking part in subversive activities. Michael and Mary Carroll settled in Patterson, N.J. in 1867. Their children immigrated there, also.One son (the Youngest) ran the Carroll saloon on Market Street in Patterson.Another worked in a silk mill, another was a tailor.Michael was born in 1800, Mary in 1803. I have gone back to Borris-in-Ossory and plan to do so, again.Hopefully I will be able to find the house Michael lived in.He had some means and had a horse and jaunting cart that he used to go from manor to manor in his work.Hopefully I can find some connection between this Carroll family of mine, and the other Carroll families that are listed among these messages.