Hi, Mary, Thanks for the query. My Thomas Brophy was born about 1830, but 1828 would fit, in Ireland, don't know where. He was married to Nancy Frances Rouse,7, Dec. 1851, in Clinton County, Iowa. They were parents to 2 boys and 2 girls, the last one being born on the night her father was killed in an Indian Raid on the wagon train they were traveling in, somewhere in Idaho, along the Oregon Trail. This was on 1, Jun 1862. That is all I know about him. This may or may not be the same as your Thomas Brophy, but I think it just might be the same one. Please lets keep in touch. I have dates and names, but just put this in as a thumbnail sketch. I am happy to share what I have. Patricia Withers
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. His daughter, Mary Regina Brophy is my great grandmother. I hope to hear from you.