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From: "Rich Nichols" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] [Bulk] Two great research developments:Monaghan, Kildare
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 14:47:27 -0400
This is awesome and gives hope to many (including me) that in time we all
will break down our "brick walls."
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Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2011 11:35 AM
Subject: [Bulk] [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Two great research developments:
> Dear Fellow Researchers,
> I want to fill you in on developments in two of my research areas: first,
> my Owen McNally who went from southern County Monaghan to Rhode Island and
> about whom I messaged on this list in June (after searching for decades we
> had just found a record about him in a database of historical RI
> cemeteries) and, second, Michael Dunn who emigrated from Kildare to Troy.
> I returned from a research trip to Rhode Island last night. I had
> contacted the West Warwick church whose information in that cemeteries
> database listed Owen's grave and gave the date he died, his age, and his
> homeplace in Amatris parish, Monaghan. I wanted to know the source of the
> information. It turned out the information came from a database provided
> by a researcher who had made it his avocation to record data from numerous
> cemeteries in RI.
> My contact at St. Mary's also told me that several years earlier, a
> parishioner had reported a gravestone found in a woods near the cemetery;
> the name on the stone was OWEN McNALLY. After we talked, cemetery
> officials retrieved that gravestone; it was in two pieces but the
> inscription was quite legible and was the source of the information about
> when Owen died, his age, and his home parish. I took several photos of the
> stone yesterday. Cemetery officials have researched its original location
> and will soon move the stone to its rightful place over my ggggrandfather
> who, the stone says, was born in 1807. She showed us the place where it
> will lie in future. Owen was one of the first to be buried in that
> cemetery. We are extremely fortunate that a marker was placed over him. So
> far as we know now, it is the only written record of his presence in the
> U.S. apart from the listing of his death in the mortality schedule of the
> 1850 census, which I discovered in summer 2010.
> Now for Michael Dunn who came to Troy,
> While on the trip to RI, I received the following email about a historic
> famine memorial in Kildare:
> Dear Mary,
> i read with great interest your article on the Michael Dunn and the Troy
> rish. I have been doing research into the Tower on the Hill of Allen in
> o. Kildare ireland, and a Patrick Dunn (who I believe was a nephew of
> nd travelled to New york) is one of those whose name is inscribed on the
> teps of the tower. Perhaps you might like to take a look at my work and
> ee what you think:
> The book of photographs:
> More info:
> I'd be intrigued to read what you think?
> Very best
> I have since written back to Tom Lawrence, who is a "sound ecologist" at a
> university in Dublin. I told him I recognize many of
> the surnames and place names and believe he may be right that Patrick is a
> relative. He sent me a photo of Patrick's name on the step.
> He found the story of my Michael Dunn because it is available on the TIGS
> web site under the Dunn name. So thanks very much,
> TIGS. Again you are such a great help! I did not know about "Aylmer's
> Folly" or his reputation as a landlord until I received this
> message from Tom Lawrence. But I would love to know, as would Tom, if any
> of you also can make a connection to it.
> I hope these amazing developments will encourage all of you in your
> research. And, by this posting, I notify other Dunn
> and Clinton researchers here re this development.
> Best, Mary Lee
> PS I hope Tom's links work when this is posted.
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