Author Topic: Thomas Tobin, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Possible Old IRA Volunteer  (Read 4724 times)

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Re: Thomas Tobin, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Possible Old IRA Volunteer
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 17 November 15 17:04 GMT (UK) »
The petition for naturalization for the Thomas Tobin who arrived Oct. 1924 says he was born 4 Nov. 1901 in Ballyfarnon.

Perhaps this is him on the Social Security death index:  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JP4F-KPD

This also may be him on the 1925 New York state census:  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS7C-DJW

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Re: Thomas Tobin, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Possible Old IRA Volunteer
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 19 November 15 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Liam NT

Was Thomas your grandfather My Grandfather Richard his brother left Ireland in 1930 for the US he left and returned in the UK in the early 1930's and married my grandmother in 1934

He never spoke about his family in Ireland ever!

It was only when my younger brother went to Lisseevin in the late 90's and unbelievably meet some Tobin relations including some 1st cousins once removed

The story the current Irish Tobin's told about Thomas was that he was killed by the Black an Tans in 1926!! hence my statement

Any idea how we can contact so I can send you what I have from Patrick Tobin onwards not sure whether to post an email or mob number on here

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Re: Thomas Tobin, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Possible Old IRA Volunteer
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 19 November 15 23:01 GMT (UK) »
Shellyesq, thank you very much for going out of your way to look up Thomas' information.

hump99, I've sent you a personal message.

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Re: Thomas Tobin, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Possible Old IRA Volunteer
« Reply #13 on: Friday 20 November 15 20:23 GMT (UK) »
Further to my post after checking my records I was incorrect John Edward, the oldest child of Patrick Tobin, did in fact die in 1926 and the story told is that he was killed by the Black n Tans. Thomas your G Grandfather was known to have left for the US. My Grandfather visited him in 1930 intending to stay (I am glad he didn't!) but was deported! He arrived in England as stated in the early 1930s
(The moral of the story is that you should always check your records before making a post)


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Re: Thomas Tobin, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Possible Old IRA Volunteer
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 22 November 15 18:00 GMT (UK) »
No Black and Tan's  in Ireland after 1922
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_and_Tans

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Re: Thomas Tobin, Ballyfarnon, County Roscommon Possible Old IRA Volunteer
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 22 November 15 19:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi dathia

thank you very much for looking up all the records on this subject for me and Liamnt; the links are a great help!

I was lead to believe that John Edward died in Jan 1926 as this was the date craved onto a family headstone

This was erected however in the early 90s so the family may vey well have got the date wrong I think i'11 order the photo copy of the death cert etc as only 4 euros