Florance Driscoll, a native of County
Cork, Ireland emigrated to America in about 1848 with his wife, Mary Donovan.
While enroute, their son John Joseph Driscoll was born in London. They
had one other son about whom nothing is known but is believed to have setteled
in the Boston area. They were orphaned at an early age and John J. Driscoll
came south during the Civil War. In 1879 he married Bridget McGrath, the
daughter of Patrick Phillip McGrath and Mary Bridget Fanning who were also
emigrants from County Cork. In the 1900 U.S. Census, John Driscollís occupation
is listed as "Bank Clerk" and in the 1910 Census it is listed as "Custodian
of Vaults, Bank"