Thomas Walsh 1800

Thomas Walsh 1800

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Place of migration
Migrated to/Born in USA

Thomas and his wife Ellen are shown in the 1860 Minnesota Census, both age 60.  They left Ireland during the Potato Famine 1848-69 and settle in Maine with their surviving children:  Catherine (1824), Peter (1827), Thomas (1831) and Edward (1839-40).  The years of birth of the children are approximated from Minnesota Census records.  The family moved to Minnesota in 1857 and homestead 160 acres in Dakota County.  A later deed from Thomas Walsh identifies him as being from “Cork County”.

I have searched the 1844-1845 - Aldwell's County and City of Cork Post-Office General Directory and found main Walshes, but only two named Thomas.  One is shown in Shanagarry, profession "seamount”, address 110 Douglas Street.  After emigrating, we believe Thomas and his son Peter worked as blacksmiths or shipsmiths, building ships in Maine. 

After moving to Minnesota, Thomas was the Town Clerk for the City of Inver Grove Heights in Dakota County.  The farm eventually passed to his son Peter.

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Date of Birth 1st Jan 1800 (circa)
Date of Death 1st Jan 1872

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