I have a Thomas Gunning, born around 1841 in Ireland, emigrated to Lawrence Mass in 1857 via Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire, England. Lived in Lawrence in 1885 at the address 254 Elm street, employed at the Pemberton Mills. He deposed in the pension case of Patrick Flanagan and claimed to be a childhood friend of Patrick who emigrated with him. He may be the father of your Annie, and you may want to check City of Lawrence vital records. I am interested in the origin of Thomas in Ireland, so I can find birthplace of Patrick.