Searching for any info on my great-grandfather Thomas Lally (b. Sept. 6, 1849, Manulla, Co. Mayo) in the Luzerne County area between 1873-78. Also searching for any other families from the coal regions who trace back to Manulla.
Thomas landed in NYC in May 1873, where he had a brother Mathew--both were shoemakers. Matt stayed in NYC, but Tom signed his "Intent to Naturalize" at the Luzerne County court on Sept. 11, 1876. He was back in NYC getting married on Sept. 5, 1878. He filed his final naturalization in NYC in October with his Luzerne Co. papers attached.
I have looked for other likely relatives from the Lally and (his maternal) Dowdell/Dowdall families in Luzerne Co. on the 1870 & 1880 census lists. I have searched Wilkes-Barre city directories for the period. Even checked with Pat Campbell, who wrote a book on his great-uncle Alexander Campbell and the Molly Maguires. No luck!
Can anyone help me find any trace of Tom in Luzerne Co.? Any relatives or Mayo immigrants from the Manulla/Balla area? Any records I should search that I've missed?
Thanks for your suggestions and help!