Since entering the first vague post above when I first joined Ireland XO, Reaching Out I have searched in vain. Still looking for John Campbell who married Mary Dalton and had at least one son John who was born ca 1852, emigrated to Boston before 1877, when he married Annie Ahearn(AAhern) whose family was from Cork. This John the younger worked as a laborer until his death from pthisis a form of TB, in 1889,at oonly 37, leaving Annie with 5 children, Boston was teeming with Irishmen and women who came to America for a better life. They didn't always have the best of things and they died leaaving little to no footprint but..they left children. This John the younger has hundreds of descendants , people who have achieved all he could have dreamed of and more. We know what became of him an d his descendants, but we have no info on his arrival, his family or his origins. The only record of his past is the notice in his 1877 marriage registratioon of his parents, John Campbell and Mary Dalton. In15 years of searching I have found only one Irish clue that seems to have all the right names, in an 1851 pension request noting that JohnC. and Mary D, had once resided with his father Frank C., in Cavan Co, There is no clue as to whther or not my g-grandfather was their son of their grandon .No link to say there is any relation at all. While Campbell isn't the most numerous surname in Ireland, there arre John Campbells apalenty in Ireland and the US..
If anyone knows of a John Campbell who married a Mary Dalton sometime between ca 1840 and 1852, from anywhere in Ireland, PLEASE let me know.