Hello! I'm trying to break through walls between people and places I know or have found in records and their previous lives and families in Ireland. Here's what I know about their origins in Ireland.
John and Johanna Ryan moved from Thurles and/or Burns (possibly Borris), Tipperary, to Deptford, England some time before the 1861 census. John was born 1820-24 and Johanna 1817-26. Their oldest child Michael was born in Thurles in 1850. They were in Brentford by 1871 and settled there. They had two more children named Catharine and Johanna.
Michael and Honore Creaden later spelled Creeden moved from Cork to Brentford by the time of the 1861 census. Michael was born around 1819-23 and Honore anywhere between 1823 and 1831. Their children were born in Brentford, John, Jeremiah, Ellen, Patrick, Honora, and Margaret. On the 1861 census there's a Caroline Veen (according to the transcription but it's hard to read) who is listed as Michael's step-daughter so Honore may have been married before she married Michael. I've found no records for a Caroline Veen in Brentford at all.
Samuel Sturgeon and Mary Olivia Ines Sturgeon moved from Ireland to New Brunswick and then to Pennsylvania and Iowa. Samuel was born in 1785 and was the third son of Samuel, a farmer, from the parish of Aughalugh, County Tyrone. He attended the University of Glasgow in about 1804-06 in logic and ethics. He was a preacher in the Presbytery of Tyrone in the Seceder Connection. Mary Olivia may have been from Antrim County and was born about 1796.
William Lyle was born in Ireland in about 1824. He married Susan Sturgeon in Washington County Iowa in 1849. He moved to be a neighbor of the widow of Matthew Lyle in 1860 in Oxford Township, Johnson County, Iowa so he may have been Matthew's brother. Matthew was born in Ireland in about 1826 and was married to Ann also from Ireland born 1828-32.
I would be very happy to connect with anyone who might be related to any of these ancestors or know anything about resources to pursue to find out more about them.