My gr gr grandfather John Minogue married Elizabeth "Bessie" Kennedy circa 1847 either in Co Clare or Co Tipperary NR. (These are the records for which I am searching.) To my knowledge they had 4 children: Anna born about 1847, John J. born 10 Mar 1854, (In 1854, John Minogue's address was listed as Derrybeg, Portroe Town, Castletownarra, Co Tipperary). Bridget was born abt 1858 in US and Mary born abt 1860 in US. John Minogue, with or without bride, may have moved from Co Clare to Tipperary to work in the slate mines in the Portroe area.
John J. Minogue may have had other brothers because there were so many Minogues that settled in Poultney and Fair Haven VT (near the slate quarries).