Joseph, Thank you for responding to my query. I double checked my research and cannot decide either way for sure on a relationship between my Alexander Lowry and your Michael. Alexander says in one census that he immigrated in 1849. The only possible Alexander about the right age that I found was in Butler Co, PA in 1850 with a mother Mary Jane and a 3 year old brother James, also listed as being born in IRE. I couldn't find any of these 3 on immigration lists although there were a couple of close misses. I couldn't find Mary Jane, Alexander or James Lowry in the 1860 census. Alexander married in 1862 in Columbiana Co. Alexander said in later censuses that both his parents were born in Scotland. I didn't find his death record, so can't verify possible parents. A tree on ancestry has a birth date in Belfast, Ireland for Alexander and a death date of 1910 in Columbiana OH, but this tree has no sources and I don't believe some of the other info they have posted on Alexander's father and a second wife at the same time as the first wife with an additional set of children, so I just don't know.