Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, my familys records are a bit 'opaque' pre 1870's, so I can't really 'cross reference' the info you kindly provided. I do know that my great-grandparents (Donato Paolantonio and Agata Dedominicis) were from Pratola Peligna in l'aquila, Abruzzi and emigrated (in their early twenties) to the US circa 1900-1910. My Great-great grandfather was called Dominico Paolantonio, although I am not sure of birth dates etc - he was also from Pratola Peligna. My great-grandparents first setteled in Newark NJ and then in Dunkirk NY, before finally settling in Hartford CT in or around 1916-17.
Sorry I don't have more details, but I am researching & hopefully will be able to turn up more soon.
Ciao for now!