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01/01/98 - 01/31/98


Name: Clayton R. Irmen
Surname: WALKER
Location: Bloomington, MN. USA.
Date: Saturday, January 31, 1998 at 14:22:29

Aaron Walker received letter from Bishop of Clogher, in 1822, stating good status with church, before immigrating to CAN. Second part of family departed around 1856, from Clogher and next appeared in Proton, ON., CAN. All indications were that family resided in or about Clogher, Tyrone, Ireland for over one hundred years before leave for Canada.

Name: Marg Peebles
Surname: PEEBLES
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: Friday, January 30, 1998 at 22:34:34

Looking for family of John & Mary Peebles. Mary was born approx. 1774. Apparently widowed, Mary and her children Robert, Matthew, Venetia, Isabella, James, Anna, and Matilda emigrated to Canada from the vicinity of Strabane, Co. Tyrone, in 1834, 1837, and 1841. From Mary's obituary in 1866, it appears that not all of her children left Ireland with her. So far have not found any ships that left Ireland in the appropriate years! Thanks for any help. Marg

Name: Barton
Surname: HOWELL
Location: Salt Lake City, UT U.S.A.
Date: Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 14:36:38

George Seaton, son of James and Martha Seaton of Dranity, in County Tyrone, Ireland married Lady Nancy Amberson in Dranity, in 1700's. Cannot find Dranity in current maps. Need parish or town reference to locate Amberson family.

Name: Lorraine Wright
Location: Dungannon, Tyrone
Date: Thursday, January 29, 1998 at 04:41:14
My GG Grandmother Jane Montgomery (aged 22 years on 3 Oct 1840) sailed on the ship "Moffatt" to Sydney arriving 31 May 1841. Her parents are Hugh Montgomery and Mary Ann Price, apparently still living in Dungannon when Jane went to Sydney, Australia. The shipping papers say she was under the protection of her brother and sister (no Names)

Name: Nelle Donaghue
Location: Mineral Point, WI USA
Date: Tuesday, January 27, 1998 at 17:05:01

I know that my ggggrandfather Hugh Donaghue was born in County Tyrone, he moved to Quebec, Canada in 1848. He was killed in 1868. I don't know when he was born or in what city. He was young enough to not have been married(though we're not sure where he met his wife, Ellen O'Donaghue) and have 11 or 12 kids. His father was Arthur Donaghue and his mother was Ellen McClusky. Any information would be gratefully appreciated!

Name: Joseph S. Larson
Location: Pelham, MA USA 01002
Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 at 22:02:03

I am looking for information on Thomas Forbes and Nancy Bell who, according to my family records, were married in Tarlum, County Tyrone, on the road to Omagh. They came to America and settled in Wellsburg, West Virginia in 1859. I cannot locate the village of Tarlum. Any help would be appreciated.

Name: Delores Julian
Del Julian
Date: Monday, January 26, 1998 at 18:33:24

JOHN MCTARSNEY, my great grandfather, left Co. Tyrone, Ireland, Omagh in early 1840's with his brother, Patrick, to New Orleans,LA,then to Scott Co. Indiana His mother was Bridget. Had sisters Jane and Elizabeth, maybe more. They were catholic.I think the parish might have been Clonoe. Last name may have other spellings. Del Julian

Name: Jan Tice
Location: Wichita, KS USA
Date: Saturday, January 24, 1998 at 22:51:33

I am looking for Charles McDowell, born Dec. 28, 1816 believe near Omagh. He married Isabella Clements in Omagh in 1841. Daughter Ellen McDowell was born in 1842. They came to US in 1851 believe to Belmont Co. Ohio. Ellen married William Wallace Sanders in St. Clairesville Ohio and they all came to Chase County KS in 1871. Would appreciate any thing which would verify this information or other persons looking for these names. Thanks.

Name: Anna B. Selfridge
Location: Lima, OH U.S.A.
Date: Friday, January 23, 1998 at 10:05:38

I'm searching for documentation on the family of Selfridges who lived in Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone, in the very early 1700s. Edward A. Selfridge was born on Nov. 30, 1701, there to William & Agnis Selfridge. Edward came to the U.S., settling in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, and later in Pelham, New York. He married Elizabeth, whose surname was either Burns or Brown (a relative of poet Robert Burns). A brother of Edward theoretically emigrated to Pennsylvania. Any help would be sincerely appreciated! I'll be happy to share info.

Name: James R. Barbour
Date: Sunday, January 18, 1998 at 17:02:00

Seek information or contact regarding BARBOUR/Barber, MCFARLAND, GRAY ancestors from County Tyrone, area of Cappagh, Ardstraw, and Aghodoway in early 1700's. Immigrated to US Colonies in about 1718.

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Hope to obtain links in County Tyrone with possible descendants. Thank you! Jim in CA (USA)

Name: Pigeon HEINZ
Date: Thursday, January 15, 1998 at 07:21:21

I am looking for any information on Daniel Breen who was born in TYRONE in the mid 1800's and migrated to Sydney Australia in the late 1800,s. He is my great-grandfather who met and married Delia Bridget McMAHON from Miltown Mulbay, CLARE, in Australia. I don't have any further information.

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Name: Charles F. Gellett
Location: Kalamazoo, MI USA
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 1998 at 20:42:27

Looking for information on Patrick Rafferty and (wife)Susanna McGurk, ancestors originated near Omagh, County Tyrone.

Location: BANGOR, ME USA
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 18:30:42

Looking for Derek, Tommy, or Don Morgan from Tyrone, County. Also any info on Jean McDowell, and Ben Scofield all are 60 maybe 70+ yrs and are my relatives. My grandparents Frederick A.Morgan and Margaret R. Morgan [Coyle]. Anyone with any info please e-mail me and let me know of any help, thank you much

Name: Steve Wakely
Surname: CLARKE
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, January 12, 1998 at 01:11:29

CLARKE Rebecca CLARKE married George SOMERVILLE at Kilskerry (or Kilsherry) on 8th Sept. 1816. Rebecca was a daughter of William CLARKE and Sarah CLARKE (nee EVANS) Any info most welcome See also SOMERVILLE this index

Name: Steve Wakely
Location: Sydney, NSW Australia
Date: Monday, January 12, 1998 at 01:00:38

SOMERVILLE Over the past few years a concerted effort has been going on to establish our family heritage. With great success an ever increasing number of other genealogists have been researching the family of George and Rebecca SOMERVILLE and their family. The first of our SOMERVILLE family to arrive in Australia was Christopher SOMERVILLE however to date we have been unsuccessful in establishing exactly how, although we are fairly certain that he did not fly here! Ongoing research is being conducted to establish on which ship he arrived, any assistance would be welcomed. We feel that it was prior to 1841. Next to arrive were John SOMERVILLE with his sister Ann SOMERVILLE departed Liverpool, England on 4 April 1841 and arrived in Sydney on 21st July, 1841 on board the ship "Helen". John was aged 20 and he could both read and write. Ann was aged 18 and she could both read and write. Both were assisted passengers. Rebecca SOMERVILLE’s arrival is to date another mystery to us at this stage and once again any help would be warmly welcomed. Sarah SOMERVILLE departed Plymouth, England on 4th April, 1848 and arrived in Sydney on 19 July 1848 on board "Royal Saxon". She was 20 years old and traveled with a Jane SOMERVILLE aged 23. Both Sarah and Jane were listed as house servants. Sarah could read and write while Jane could do neither. (It should be noted that another Jane Somerville departed Liverpool, England on 3 Nov., 1854 and arrived in Sydney on 12 Feb., 1855 on board "Nabob" we are at this stage unsure which is which). We are sure that one of these two was in fact our Mary Jane SOMERVILLE. Andrew SOMERVILLE departed Plymouth, England on 16 Oct, 1849 and arrived in Sydney on board the ship "Cornwall" on 9th Feb., 1850. He was aged 20 and he could both read and write. James ELKIN and Sidney ELKIN (nee SOMERVILLE) departed Liverpool, England on 12 Sept, 1855 on board "Bee" and arrived in Sydney on 6 Jan, 1856. Also on board with them were the parents of the SOMERVILLE children George and Rebecca SOMERVILLE and their youngest children twins, brother and sister, James SOMERVILLE and Elizabeth SOMERVILLE. George and Rebecca lived in Drumharvey or Loutherstown (sometimes known as Irvinestown) in Co. Tyrone or Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. George was a son of Christopher SOMERVILLE and Ann SOMERVILLE (nee HUMES). Rebecca was a daughter of William CLARKE and Sarah CLARKE (nee EVANS). Ongoing research is currently being conducted in Ireland to attempt to establish further links however it is a difficult task due to the fact that fire destroyed the Public Record office during “the troubles”. This was not the first time that the SOMERVILLE family had changed countries as the name SOMERVILLE has Scottish roots. A decision must have been made by George and Rebecca to extract the family from their troubled homeland sometime during the Potato Famine and to seek a better life. This decision involved them travelling to Australia (via England) one by one and two by two over a period of some ten years. By the time George and Rebecca had arrived in Sydney some of their children had married and settled in Sydney and the Hunter River area around Raymond Terrace.

Name: Cary Garner
Location: Booneville, AR USA
Date: Friday, January 9, 1998 at 13:38:36

Helen Dillon born in County Tyrone 12/14/1869. Parents were Patrick and Ellen O'Brien Dillon. Immigrated to the US approximately 1885. Any information will be appreciated.

Name: Angela Gambrel Shaffer
Surname: GOLDEN
Location: Coleman, FL USA
Date: Tuesday, January 6, 1998 at 23:49:24

Looking for info on the family of Richard GOLDEN, b ca 1746 near Ardstraw, Co. Tyrone. Richard immigrated to America sometime between 1746-1767. He married Mary Frances "Franky" LOWE, dau of Jonathon Lowe, during the same time period. Richard and Franky lived in the states of South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and possibly Kentucky. Any info/help greatly appreciated.

Name: Susan Yslas
Surname: RILEY
Date: Sunday, January 4, 1998 at 21:09:23

I am at a stand still here, I have been looking for the family of John William Riley b. 1879 County Tyrone, Ireland , and his wife Annie Rae b. 1879 County Tyrone, Ireland. I know his fathers name was Andrew and that is it. Thanks for reading, Susan

Name: Shelly Ott
Date: Sunday, January 4, 1998 at 19:47:57

I am looking for any information on an Isabella Jane Greer, born in Gortavilley. Her last known residence there was Rock Island. She was born on the 15th of July 1886. I know that her parents names were Robert Greer and Eliza McMullan. I have more information but I'm not sure what all of it means because I'm still very new at researching my family history. The information that I do have is from my husbands grandmother. Isabella was her mother and died when she was born. She started the search for information years ago and just got too frustrated to continue so I am picking up the pieces.I appreciate any and all help on this matter.. Thank you so much, Shelly Ott

Name: Cynthia N. Russell
Surname: FERGUS
Location: Traverse City, MI USA
Date: Sunday, January 4, 1998 at 16:28:12

Would like direction on how to find cemetery, grave site, markers for Cappagh parish and Omagh area for 1770's+. Looking for parents of Francis Ferugs b. Sept 8, 1752, Co. Tyrone, emigrated to USA in 1770's along with brothers and father, 1 brother stayed with Francis, rest returned to Ireland. I would also like to find out the names of Francis' brothers and sisters. I intend to do a FERGUS webpage when I gather my information as I have 10 generations of US Fergus families in "Fergus History" that I update annually. Also would like to know what was most likely port for Francis to have left from? I assume Derry, but I cannot find any ships records for 1770's from there to Philadelphia. Francis fought in the war in 1776, so by then other family members had returned. He is Scotch-Irish so probably Presbyterian. Help please.

Name: Bonnie Hill
Surname: STEWART
Location: Emmett, Idaho USA
Date: Sunday, January 4, 1998 at 13:55:46

Looking for any info on Father James STEWART (spouse Elizabeth Hemphill) and Son Robert STEWART born ca 1730, immigrated from County Tyrone to Pennsylvania, USA ca 1750. The ship DORCAS (or Dorcas Ann) was boarded by a British Man-o-war during the trip and Robert was imprest into British service until some unknown young lady declared him to be her intended, at which time they finally released him. He then joined his father in Pennsylvania and they eventually relocated in what is now Washington County, Penn. There, Robert married Ann McLough. James reported;y left a brother, Lord Robert Stewart in County Tyrone in a place called Foggy Hill. I have info that James was born in Scotland but left because of being on the wrong side in an uprising and going to County Tyrone. I would like to have any information on the Stewart Family in Ireland, Scotland or anywhere else. I would also like to know where I can get an in-depth map of County Tyrone. I have tried MapQuest on the internet and can't get any closer than Dublin. I was told that Foggy Hill lies outside Dublin about 50 miles. HELP, please.

Name: Madeleine Gillis
Location: Mound City, MO USA
Date: Saturday, January 3, 1998 at 18:29:04

Seeking info on Andrew Nixon and George Nixon, brothers born in 1830's in County Tyrone. Both emigrated to U. S. and died in Holt County, Missouri. Also seeking info on Elizabeth Crawford and her brother Charles, born 1830's to William Crawford. These all lived in Omagh and Newtownstewart. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. We paid researchers to check the Presbyterian church records for William in the Ardstraw parish and Douglas and 1st Castlederg parish for the Crawfords, without result, but we do not know their religious affiliations. Sincerely, Madeleine Gillis, Mound City, Missouri, USA.

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