My Thomas Mooney has been unofficially documented as being born in Pennsylvania or Maryland, OR that he was from Ireland, or descended from Irish parents.I only know for sure, he married Caroline Harris, (born in Jefferson co., Ohio), on Feb 15, 1844 in Elkhart county, Indiana, and that they had 7 or 8 children, mostly all born in Dekalb county, Indiana in the 1840's and 1850's.In 1867 the family, (all but the oldest daughter), moved to Andrew county, Missouri, where they made their home till they died.The oldest daughter married Edwin Mann and had 4 sons, living in Steuben county, Indiana, till Edwin died in 1899. The other children lived, married, and had children in Andrew and Buchanan counties in Missouri. I have met two second cousins through research, but neither of them know any more than I do on the background of Thomas and/or Caroline. No parents or siblings. In desperation, I now have a DNA Y-chromosome sample online of my father.I am hoping for some of the MOONEY surname men to do the same, so we can compare marks, and see if we share a common ancestor. If you know your Mooney ancestor was in America in the very early 1800's, possibly we are related.Even if your ancestor didn't come to America until the middle or late 1800's, we could have a common ancestor in Ireland, Scotland, or England. PLEASE CONSIDER A DNA test through ancestry.com or check out worldfamilies.net to learn about other companies to get tested.I am willing to share the results I have with anybody who wants to compare.