Thomas Maher

Thomas Maher 1834

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Place of migration
Migrated to/Born in USA

Arrived in New York about 1854.  Settled in Oswego, New York in 1855 and married Ellen McCarthy (1834-1878) from County Longford.  Thomas was naturalized in 1863 and gives his place of birth as Queen's.  Baptism records for his children in NY name women Mary and Ann Maher who may be sisters, but have yet to be identified in US records.  There is no known record naming his parents or specific place of birth.  

Y-DNA tests links him to a Maher family who lived around Kilmorony in County Laois.  This family's earliest ancestor is Patrick Maher born about 1810 and had at least one son Patrick (1840-1908) whose family remained in the area.  The tests place descendants of Patrick and Thomas as close relations in the Meagher/Maher FamilyTreeDNA surname test group, but their connection may be several generations back.

Additional Information
Date of Birth 4th Oct 1834
Date of Death 21st Oct 1904

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