Dan, thanks for your response. It's the first bit of information I've ever gotten on my up till now elusive John Hally. Where did you come by this info? Is it part of your own family tree? Do you know who the other children were, assuming they are siblings of John's? Do you know when John emigrated, and who went with him? His obituary said he emigrated twice, the first time at age 13, but it didn't say where to, and then he returned to Ireland to get his education. Thanks again for your help. It is very much appreciated.