I just wonder if there is a connection between your family and mine.I have a Patrick Maguire b. 1801 Moylough, Sligo Co. Ireland d. 12-2-1868 Westboro, MA m. Feb 1833 Catherine Niland b. March 1815 Doocastle, Mayo, Ireland d. 1-2-1904 Westroro, MA.They emmigrated in 1850 & 1852.Their children were 1. Mary b. 4-3-1835 Ireland d. 1892 Brookfield, MA; 2. Bridget b. 2-9-1838 Ireland d. aft 1901; 3. Annie b. 8-15-1841 Ireland; 4. Luke b. Sept 1844 Ireland d. October 1847 Ireland; 5. Catherine b. Aug 1847 Ireland d. 11-1-1899 Boston, MA; 6. (my gggf) Patrick b. 10-18- 1850 Ireland d. 1929 Muscles Shoals, AL m. Mary Odlum 1-6-1875 Westboro, MA; 7. Ellen b. 4-23-1853 Clinton, MA d. aft 1901; 8. John b. 7-23-1855 Westboro, MA d. aft. 1901; 9. Thomas Augustine b. 11-23-1859 Westboro, MA d. 2-2-1921 m. Gertrude Gammon 11-29-1892 Westboro, MA.
There seem to be a lot of the same names, could your Thomas Niland have been a brother to my Catherine Niland?Or could your Mary Maguire have been a sister of my Patrick?
I'd love to hear if you have any info on their origins in Ireland.