Help finding where John Furlong came from in Ireland
Posted By: Jill WIlson (email)
Date: 10/7/2008 at 17:46:59
I am looking for more information about my ancestor, John Furlong. Specifically I am very interested in finding out where in Ireland he or his wife came from so I can visit the town in Feb 2009.
Here is the info I have so far:
John Furlong born abt 1814 or 1816 in Ireland. He died abt 1854 in Iowa City, Iowa, USA. He is buried at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA.
Jane Jones was born abt 1820 in Ireland. She died July 7, 1885 and rests in the St. Michaels Catholic church/Holbrook Cemetery in Holbrook, Iowa, USA.
John Furlong and Jane Jones were married on Aug 1, 1839 in Sangamon, Illinois, USA.
John Furlong was listed as one of the early settlers of Iowa in the early 1840's in Greene Township. He and Jane had eight children together:
1. Nancy Furlong b. abt 1840 in Iowa
2. *Henry P. Furlong b. abt 1842 in Iowa --this is my ancestry line
3. Margarett Furlong b. abt 1844 in Iowa
4. John Furlong b. abt 1846 in Iowa
5. Elizabeth Furlong b. abt 1847 in Iowa
6. James Furlong b. abt 1848 in Iowa
7. Maria Furlong b. abt 1850 in Iowa
If these people sound familiar or anyone would be willing to find some official records of burial, or death I would appreciate it greatly as I live a great distance from Iowa. Also, if anyone was willing to take photos of their headstones that would be wonderful!
Thanks if advance
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