Michael Connerton, Brooklyn NY, 1872
Looking for information about my great grandfather, Michael Connerton. My earliest record is of his marriage to Eliza (Elisabeth) Rollins in the Church of the Nativity (Second Ave. NY) on January 30th 1872 - witnesses were James Mills and Anne Maria Rollins.
I also have the baptismal record for their son Joseph William (my grandfather) born 30 June 1877 - his sponsors were Bernard Conerton and Maria Wise. Joseph, who spelled his family name Connaughton, married Charlotte Currums and served in the British Army in India before returning to live near Tullamore. Most of their ten children eventually settled in Australia.
There seem to have been many Connerton/Connaughton families in Brooklyn in the late 1800's, but hopefully these details will fit with someone - thanks - Colin Connaughton