DISTANT MATCH 1 - DM (Krebs Tree - Managed by Doemac_1) In this tree I found a Nell Farrell, who married a Richard Joseph Klohr. I then researched and pieced the following story together.
Having found the John Farrell who married Rosa in Iowa and fathered Bernard, there still remained the family story that two Farrells left Dublin for America and that one had become an officer in the civil war. When I first found Nell I had no idea that she might lead me to our second person, but as I proceeded to check her family tree the information revealed was extremely good and everything fell into place, for a second but much older John Farrell. The facts are as follows:
Guaranteed true? - No but facts fit the story.
DISTANT MATCH 2 - NP (Frederick Tree managed by JIMGPJR). Here I found Margaret Farrell with a long line of Mathews stretching back to the mid 18th century and needing more work to verify accuracy. If leads such as this one could be confirmed we might get a much clearer picture of our Farrell origins.
DISTANT MATCH 3 - Susie7000 The Farrell connection here is very distant but rather interesting. A Bridget or Ellen Farrell of Limerick gave birth to Catherine in 1812, the father being the 14 year old son of the local 'Lord of the Manor', or maybe it was the Lord himself! In contact with Susie of South Hants and both of us would love to know more!