When Irish ships were sailing..
The descendants look for you..
Oh, how early they did sail..
Please make our dreams come true....
Ok, so it's not a great off the cuff rewriting of the song that begins "When Irish eyes are smiling..", but as we of Irish descent look at this week as St. Patrick's Day is celebrated, let us remember, those eyes smiled for us.
Here's some early ship lists that may be of benefit for some. I found a suspect, but don't know if it will lead me to really know what I hope to be true. Could this Samuel HENRY on the brig William who sailed from Cork, Ireland in 1766 be the Irish father of my very own John?
Maybe, those Irish eyes will smile for you...http://members.tripod.com/~Data_Mate/irish/Irish.htm