Looking for information on Margaret McCarthy who married Thomas McGinnis. They were both born in Ireland, but I am not sure of dates. They had 2 children that I know of, Thomas (1859-1930) and James (1847-????). Thomas (their son) was my 3rd great grandfather, he was born October 25, 1859 in Belfast, Ireland. When he was 9 years old (about 1868) his mother put him and his brother James (who would have been about 20 at the time) on a boat to England, due to all the violence in Ireland at the time. When Thomas and James arrived in England they changed their last name from McGinnis to Horner so that they would not be sent back to Ireland. Thomas came to the United States in 1892, and lived in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. While living in England, Thomas married Ellen White, she died in 1896. He then married Annie Baird in 1899. I would love to find any information about his parents in Ireland.