Frank Curran Douglas appeared in Henderson MN one day in the year 1872. He was about 35 years old. He was hired as the Express Office manager and maintained that job for 30 years. He married and had two daughters, the younger (Lucy) was my grandmother.
Only one document gives clues (a bio of Frank written by his older daugher 50 years after his death) It said he was born in Annan Scotland. He wasn't (yes I am working with Borders Family History... a wonderful organization). Indeed we have scoured Scotland without results. I am turning my attention now to Ireland. The potato famine in Ireland drove out hundreds of thousands of Irish from their homeland. Many went to Scotland, And Irish immigrants often "adopted" Scottish names (?and invented a Scottish place of birth). It is likely the Frank Curran Douglas of Scotland, was the Frank Curran (an infant? born in) Ireland.
But where? I subscribe to ancestry.com and just converted to World Ancestry. So far not a shred of information.
I don't know a think about accessing Irish family history. No clue about where to start. And frankly might "miss" a hit because I have no idea about Frank's parents' names. I do think, however, he might have had a brother Tom.
Any leads, advice, information of any sort would be a treasure! Thanks.