Simons/Fitzsimons Westmeath Ire>Kane Co.,IL
I am looking for info on the family ofNicholas and James Fitzsimons who lived in Kaneville Twp., Kane Co., IL. I have found them in the census, located naturalization records of both. I also have some info on probate for James and have located his tombstone(thats how I found out it was Fitz Simons). The tombstone gives the county and parish in Ireland he was from, but is not very legible. I am pretty sure the county is Westmeath but have not figured out the parish yet. He died 17 Dec 1884 at age 71. I am hoping Nicholas and James were brothers as Nicholas is my gr,greatgrandfather. I have seen both names spelled different ways, but eventually seemed to stay Simons. If any of this sounds familiar, let me know.