Place of migration:
Migrated to/Born in USA

Siblings Michael, Thomas Martin, and Richard Lydon were born in Maumtrasna Townland in Ross Parish, County Galway. All three brothers emigrated to Stuart, Adair County, Iowa in the USA at different times between 1867 and 1881. They had one sister, Mary Lydon, who married a Joyce and stayed in Ireland.

Additional Information
Names of Siblings Thomas Martin, and Richard Lydon, Mary Lydon  


  • Maumtrasna is in County Mayo where an infamous murder took place in 1882 on the 17th August. THe Maumtrasna Murders have  been the subject of much debate since because of the subsequent misscarriage of justice and the hanging an innocent man Myles Joyce

    coircog, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Sunday 5th December 2021, 11:35AM
  • I've just read Mary Lydon Simonson's book, A Murderer's Country which tells about the Maumtrasna murders. If you can recommend any other sources to read about it, I'd love to learn more.


    Sunday 5th December 2021, 02:40PM

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