I am trying to determine the point of origin in Ireland for this ancestor. The family and facts I have:
Michael Curtis, b. 1827 Ireland, d.1920 Iowa.
Mary Griffin Curtis b. 1828 Ireland d. 1897 Iowa
daughter Maria (mariah, mary) Curtis Meehan b. 1855 Ireland d. 1934 Iowa
daughter Alice Curtis Lynch b. 1856 Ireland d. 1951 Iowa
son James Curtis (m. Mary Sweeney) b. 1859 Ireland d. 1947 Iowa
I have conflicting information that they are either from Carlow or Cork. They emigrated first to New York c. 1867, then to Kansas, finally settling in Iowa by 1880.