Hi everyone. Hi Sharon and Maureen. I am so happy this forum is up and running.
I am Laura Westbrook Grover. My great grandfather was William Carberry, son of John and Catherin (no e). They came over perhaps thru Canada (circa 1850) as they first show up in the US in Manitowac County, Wisconsin. They then ended up in a small village south of Dallas called Cedar Hill. Catherin is buried there. But there is no evidence of John's grave. Their eldest was Hugh, who may be buried in a cemetery in Afton, Texas. Their youngest was Rosa who married Luther Stark and moved west from Dallas to Afton.
I have yet to identify their origins in Ireland (or Scotland?). There was another Irishman named Carberry close by who was from Dungarvon. One could probably assume that there is a chance that my John was from Dungarvon as well.
My cousin is Robert Carberry who lives in the Dallas area, along with two other cousins, Harold and David Leigh. We have been gathering Carberry data for quite some time. I have hopes of scanning in my data soon to share with both the onelist folk and the forum folk.
Kudos to Sharon Carberry for all her hard work with the onelist postings.
I was in Ireland for four weeks in September learning to use the repositories in Dublin, Belfast, Galsgow and Edinburgh. I was able to do some very sketchy Carberry research along the way, and I will put it up as soon as I can.
BTW, Sharon, I have a very early picture of William, probably with his wife and first child. He has coal black hair, a thick black moustache, and appears to be slightly dark skinned. Of course that may be from the sun and wind, it gets pretty bad down here at times.
I truly hope this forum turns out to provide the Carberry researchers with lots of clues into our ancestors and their lives. Hope you all have a blessed holiday. Laura.
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