Yes, Melissa. We are related. Sorry I haven't checked the posts lately. My ancestor is Francis Thomas' next younger brother, Michael Joseph O'Dowd. I believe that John Joseph O'Dowd and Catherine McGowan O'Dowd both were born in County Mayo, but don't have any firm information except my grandmother's accounts. They were married in 1855 in Cuyahoga Co. OH, probably right after immigrating. They died and are buried in Linn Co. MO, St. Michael's Cemetery, Brookfield.