I'm looking for information on the parents and origin of my great great grandfather. My John Dardis, was born in Ireland and came to the US sometime before 1850 when (according to later census records) his first son, Thomas, was born in New York. Sometime between 1850 and 1856 he moved to the Sandusky, Ohio area, where he lived and farmed until his death in 1889. His other children, all of whom were born in Ohio, were sons John, James, Henry, and William and his daughters Jennie, Rosa, Mary and Betty. His wife’s name(in the 1870 and 1880 census) was Jane and she also was apparently born in Ireland.
The only other information I have on him is that he was born sometime around 1825-1826 and served in the 72nd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War.
If anyone can help me connect him to any of the other Dardis families and ultimately to his Dardis forebearers in Ireland, I would certainly appreciate it.