Nilands of CT / Glasscutters
I am researching the ancestry of Thomas A. Niland.He was a glass-cutter by trade (b. 1850? in Ireland, d. 11/20/1928 in Meriden, CT).
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He learned his trade in Birmingham, UK, and at one point he might have lived in Kingswinford.Later, he managed Bergen Glass Co. in Stourbridge.
He came to the US about 1876.He married Anna Elizabeth Martin (b. Meriden, CT).They had 8 children: Thomas F., Walter F., Lawrence, Marcella, Nellie, Gertrude, Madeline, Margaret.
He established the Niland Cut Glass Company in Deep River, CT, sold it in 1897.
He had a brother J.J. Niland (James?), who was also a glass-cutter.
If anyone knows of his ancestry, I would be very grateful.