My Great Grandfather, James McCue, born Sept 1834 left Ireland in about 1850. He beame a sucessful farmer in Illinois. In his 1886 biography in a local Illinois book, he says he came from Balankiln, County Galway. I cannot find Balankiln and am assuming it was a misspelling. His parents were Thomas and Honora Ternon McCue. They lived and died in Ireland. I am hoping your community might be where he came from. I am also assuming his name may not have been McCue ni Ireland, but rather McHugh, but I cannot prove that. Any information will be appreciated.
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