Looking to see if anyone has any new information on the origins of Thomas Phalen who was born in Ireland between 1811 and 1815, married Mary Francis Kennedy in Maine in 1837, and eventually settled in Sheboygan county, Wisconsin. I've read through every thread about the name in Kilkenny and Wisconsin. Someone proposed that his mother was a woman named Gertie McPherson, but I can't find any evidence of her. It's also been proposed that he was related to Richard T. Phalen (born 1800) and that makes sense because they were buried within a few miles of each other in Wisconsin. But I can't find any information about Richard's parents either.
The last post to this board was a couple of years ago so I was wondering if any Phalens have made any discoveries since then.