Carroll Family Genealogy Forum
Am searching for CATHERINE CARROLL, b. @ 1875 in Co. Roscommon. Her birthplace is pronounced Baleiganeish, but have no idea how it's spelled! Can anyone tell me? She immigrated at age 16, worked as a maid for a rich NYC family who summered in the Adirondacks. There she met and married John W. Sheehan of Willsboro, Essex Co., NY, @ 1900. From that point, I have found all information pertaining to her and her descendants, but am searching for her parents' names and origin in Ireland.
Catherine had an older brother THOMAS CARROLL living somewhere near NYC. Catherine's daughter-in-law (Ella Sheehan) told that Thomas' wife's name was Maggie, and that they had 2 boys (John and Bill) and 2 girls (Catherine and ???) Ella's mind was beginning to be confused at the time, and her information cannot be relied upon, and so far is unsubstantiated. The daughter of Thomas, Catherine, married Alexander Martin, and was living in Germantown, NY, in 1967. We have a letter proving this fact. Beyond that, I've been unable to document anything.
There is an entry in the 1870 US Census for a Thomas Carroll living in Fishkill, Dutchess Co., NY, but I've been unable to get to those records to see if it could be the family I'm looking for.
I hope the above information will ring a bell with someone. Everyone seems to be frustrated by Carroll genealogy. I hope you'll help me avoid that!