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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Our Irish Connections



Although I have yet to make any Irish connections for my maternal grandma Elizabeth, who is featured in this collage wearing her "Irish dancing costume," I have found a few connections to Ireland amongst the ancestors of the man that Elizabeth married -- Robert E. Henry (1905-1976) -- aka Grandpa Henry, e.g. . . . John Early . . . William Early . . . John Porter and Mary (Anthony) Porter . . . and, although he was not born in Ireland, our Sir Anthony St. Leger was involved in the history of Ireland. . . .

May the earth be soft under you
when you rest upon it,
tired at the end of the day.
May the earth rest so lightly over you
when at the last you lie under it
that your spirit may be
out from under it quickly
and up, and off,
and on its way to God.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

I absolutely love your grandmother's Irish dancing dress. So glad you shared it on St. Patrick's Day!

Lisa
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Judith Richards Shubert said...

Loved this post. Judy

BeNotForgot said...

Thank you, Lisa and Judy. I do so enjoy the "feel" of this photo of our Elizabeth.

benotforgot said...

John EARLY ca 1642-1691
&1682 Margaret LOYALL 1664
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Thomas EARLY ca 1682-ca 1761
&1704 Elizabeth JOHNSTON ca 1685-1716
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Judith EARLY 1710/1716-ca 1782
&ca 1735 John Thomas BUFORD 1707-1787
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Anne BUFORD 3/1738-ca 1785
&ca 1755 Henry LEWIS, Capt. ca 1724-1804
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Mary LEWIS 1766/1775-/1820
&1794 John H. KIRTLEY ca 1764-1824
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Mary KIRTLEY /1812-1870/1880
&1835 Thomas HENRY /1812-ca 1850
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William Paschal HENRY 1836-1912
&1864 Josephine Wingfield DAVIS 1842-1899
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Edgar HENRY 1872-1950
&1895 Berta Mary SHARP 1873-1955
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Robert E. HENRY 1905-1976
&1929 Elizabeth Marilla SMITH 1912-1932

benotforgot said...

John PORTER ca 1718-ca 1781
&ca 1740 Mary ANTHONY ca 1722-ca 1781
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Oliver Cromwell PORTER 1763-1838
&1783 Margaret WATSON 1764-1837
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Mary Anthony PORTER 1784-1826
&1805 James FEARS 1772-1857
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America James FEARS 1810-1857
&1830 Milton Grant DAVIS 1811-1863
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Josephine Wingfield DAVIS 1842-1899
&1864 William Paschal HENRY 1836-1912
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Edgar HENRY 1872-1950
&1895 Berta Mary SHARP 1873-1955
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Robert E. HENRY 1905-1976
&1929 Elizabeth Marilla SMITH 1912-1932

benotforgot said...

Anthony ST. LEGER, Sir ca 1496-1559
&ca 1524 Agnes WARHAM ca 1500-1559
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Warham ST. LEGER, Sir ca 1526-ca 1599
&ca 1550 Ursula NEVILLE ca 1528-ca 1575
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Anthony ST. LEGER ca 1557-1602/1603
&/1578 Mary SCOTT ca 1557-ca 1636
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Warham ST. LEGER, Sir ca 1579-1631
&/1605 Mary HAYWARD ca 1580-ca 1662
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Ursula ST. LEGER ca 1609-1672
&1637 Daniel HORSMANDEN, Rev 1583-ca 1655
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Warham HORSMANDEN, Colonel 1628-1691
&1651 Susanna BEECHING ca 1627-1691
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Mary HORSMANDEN ca 1652-1699
&ca 1673 William BYRD, Col. ca 1652-1704
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Mary Elizabeth BYRD 1683-1754/
& James DUKE ca 1675-ca 1751
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Anne DUKE ca 1692-ca 1773
& Joab MOUNTCASTLE †/1773
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Elizabeth MOUNTCASTLE †1723/
&/1720 James FEARS ca 1685-ca 1741
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James B. FEARS ca 1723-ca 1803
&ca 1743 Kesiah [FEARS] ca 1730-ca 1795
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William FEARS 1746-1835
&/1772 Frances [FEARS] 1752-1832
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James FEARS 1772-1857
&1805 Mary Anthony PORTER 1784-1826
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America James FEARS 1810-1857
&1830 Milton Grant DAVIS 1811-1863
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Josephine Wingfield DAVIS 1842-1899
&1864 William Paschal HENRY 1836-1912
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Edgar HENRY 1872-1950
&1895 Berta Mary SHARP 1873-1955
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Robert E. HENRY 1905-1976
&1929 Elizabeth Marilla SMITH 1912-1932

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