My Grandfather, John J.Coss, lived and died in Derby, Connecticut before I was born in the same City of about 12,000 people in 1951. Its about 8 miles west of New Haven, the largest port between New York and Boston.His wife was Mary Reynolds and they had 9 children. The youngest of these was Edward, my father, born in 1908 and died there 60 years later.I have a brother by the same name, who has an office in New London,Ct.He has talked to, or knows the May Bergin who answered you on this site 5 years ago.I just discovered the site last week. We believe our ancestors did come from County Laois.I am looking for information on a Nicholas Coss.His wife's first name was Ann(e) and they were both born about 1790. They probably came to Connecticut around 1840, give or take a couple of years.We think they were from Portlaoise.