My great-grandfather Felix McCarthy was born in Virginia in 1858. His birth record show his father was a Jeremiah McCarthy and Margaret Healey. US census records indicate a Jeremiah McCarty in Berkley, Charles City County, Virginia and perhaps later Houghton County Michigan.
Jeremiah had 3 brothers. Florence was born in Boston and Moise and Robert were born in County Kerry Ireland. Jeremiah was also born in County Kerry.
I am interested in finding out how he came to Virginia and under what circumstances he emigrated to Canada in 1860.