Just visited your website very interesting , full of historical info.
I am researching William Cotter who emigrated from Fanisk,Ballymacoda married Bridget Shanahan from Aghavine ( who died) and remarried 1886 Mary Smiddy (from Ballymacoda ) in Illinois.
I just came across this info in the Illinois State archives.
I think they had 3 children -
1. Ann COTTER.
2. Mary COTTER
3. Jim COTTER
I would like to know if anybody is connected to this Mary SMIDDY ( whose mothers maiden name was Ann Hartnell ? Hartnett)
Regards,Sharon Cotter , Tralee.