I am wondering where Kildicer is? Or if it is a mispelling?
Obituary of Thomas Sexton, Was One Of the Oldest and Best Known of the Back County Pioneers. 1905
"The late Thomas Sexton, one of the formost and highly respected pioneers of the north end of the county, was born in the parish of Kildicer, County Clare, Ireland. He was married in 1845, and came to America in the year 1846 settling in Bangor, Maine. He shorly after removed to Wisconsin, and in the year 1861 he came to the new state of Minnesota, settling on a farm in Hollywood township, Carber county, which was then a dense wilderness, and withstood all the hardships of the early pioneers when the red men infested the wilderness and made life a misery for the settler. But Mr. Sexton ws of the sturdy pioneer type and when the red men were driven by the march of progress, he was still on his homestead and continued there until about a year ago when he removed to Watertown."
There is more if anyone is interested in the full obit.
Thomas Sexton was the son of Michael Sexton and Catherine Cane (? the spelling of Cane) Michael and Catherine were born about 1796 in County Clare, Ireland. They also came to America with Thomas. Other brothers followed, James Sexton and John Sexton as well as two sisters Mary Sexton and Bridget Sexton. One cousin came as well, Patrick Craven.
Thomas Sexton was married to Ellen Haley both were natives of County Clare.
Any help would be appreciated.
My husband's mother was a Sexton, decended from the James Sexton (brother of Thomas) mentioned above. James was married to a Margret (spelling from the census) prior to coming to America.
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