Thank you for your response. In answer to some of your questions, the family was Catholic. Unfortunately I am unable to access the records of Ireland or the UK you mentioned since I live in the USA. I may be able to acquire the book referenced, however. Not having any information on the county in which they immigrated from, it seems an almost impossible task to find family members dating back that far. Any assistance, however remote, is gladly accepted and will be pursued
Thank you again.