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Posted by: Edward J. Renehan Jr. Date: January 13, 2001 at 09:20:19
In Reply to: CARROLL~IRELAND~USA.JAMES,MARY, 1850s by Carol Broughton of 9600

I have a great-grandfather on my mother's side born Queens, NY in 1873 named Michael Carroll. His father was a John T. Carroll. We're not sure whether John T. Carroll was native-born American or an emigre from Ireland. My great-grandfather Michael had several siblings, two of whom (according to family oral tradition) were an "Aunt Kit" and an "Aunt Mamie." This names seem to match-up loosely with two names you have listed for sisters of Michael. My great-grandfather married Margaret Goff, a native of Waterford, Ireland who emigrated around 1887, and fathered six daughters plus one son who died in infancy. They lived in Richmond Hill, Queens, NY and attended the Church of St. Benedict Joseph in that neighborhood. Their oldest child was my grandmother, Mary Carroll, born 1 February 1894. Their yongest was Nora (went by the name of Lenore) Carroll born 4 May 1905. Michael died young in 1906 at age 33. He is buried in the cemetery of the (now abandoned) St. Monica's RC Church in Jamaica, Queens, as is his father. I have the deeds for a number of graves purchased in the late 1880s at $10 apiece. I have no birth or death dates for the father, John T. Carroll. Michael's widow, the former Margaret Goff, lived into the early 1940s. I hope all this helps. Let me know if you come up with anything interesting! -- Ed Renehan


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