My family decends from John Joseph Carroll (1849 - 1940) born in New York City. While still alive JJ told a grandson, who wrote it in a letter, his parents Michael Carroll and Julia Dwyer immigrated from Ireland and died while he was young. He and his older brother and sisters were raised by an aunt. His older brother, Thomas, ran away when he was 16 and John did the same when he was 16. He never heard from his brother again. The sisters were nuns. John took business classes, moved to St Louis for 5 years, then to Warrenton, Missouri where he married and then spent most of his life in Neodesha, Kansas.
I’m looking for anyone who is a descendent of Thomas Carroll or one of the sisters (not likely if they were nuns) who have a similar family story. Or even a descendent of a sibling of Michael or Julia Carroll. I have plenty of info on JJ.