Michael Laughran is my grandfather's grfather, which makes him my gr-gr-grandfather.If he and Owen, Sr were brothers, yr gr-grandmother and my gr-grandfather wld have been first cousins. My gr-grandfather's name is Peter and my grandfather is Francis.The names Peter and Francis run in the family as does Owen and Patrick,Michael's father was named Peter.
I believe that they came thru NY as the info I have on the Patrick that I think is also there brother, indicated that he settled in upstate NY.
I am going to the Rock Cocourthouse in another week and will look for immigration records that show citizenship. Oftentimes a birthplace is listed as well as the date, ship and port of entry.
Where in WI did yr gr-grandmother homestead?There are a number of Laughrins currently living in upstate WI.Whichcensus does she show up in for 1880? Rock Co?
Where did you get all the info on ships lists, flax growers lists and applotment tithes?I know that such records exist but don't know how to access them.Did you go to Salt Lake City ? to Ireland ?or find them on the internet ?
As the Patrick Laughran that I have the d. cert for was born in 1828, he wld have been 20-21 yrs old in 1849 and even older in 1853.I don't think the ships listings you have are for Patrick's mother and father, Owen and Rose.Perhaps these are very common names ?
I don't think the name Laughlin figures in with the people we are looking for.I have seen it variously spelled as Loughran,en,in and Laughran,en,in.All on official or family documents.
I think my ancestorscame to America in the 1840s.Michael is on the 1850 RI census and the1860 WI census.His sister, Elizabeth was married in Providence in 1846.
Keep me posted with further info,answers to my questions and further questions of your own.