I'm looking for a Roger Lillis who emigrated to the US from County Clare "during the famine," according to family legend. That means the later 40s and early 1859s. Roger had a son named John Walter Lillis; he married Mary Ladd REARICK. They can be found in Kansas in 1893. That's about all we know. Do you know anything else about your Michael? I'd love to see if there's a connection.