Interesting! where was (is) Roddyville? I am still in the Baltimore area and would like to know where this area is.
My Roscommon connection is through my g-grandfather Thomas Neary. He was born in 1833 in Roscommon and came to Baltimore in 1852. I know of no other relations that he had here--except my g-grandmother and their children, of course. I do not know where in Roscommon he came from, bu there were many Neary's in the Kilglass area--in fact all that I have found from that era were very close to Kilglass--very central Roscommon. I am looking for other immigrants to Baltimore who might have had a connection to him. I would presume that he had a reason to come to Baltimore, but then he met my g-grandmother on the voyage over and maybe she became his reason to stay here.