Pioneer Families

In this area we are recording the family histories from all four townships Most families knew each other and some are inter-related

Ancient History first

It is reported the McNamees were poets to the O’Neil clan-an ancient tribe in Northern Ireland. Actually being the poet was better than being the king. The kings could be deposed or murdered but the poets were never mistreated because they were the keepers of the oral history. The poets were noted for their memory, wit and sarcasm. This apple has traveled many miles →">Continue reading

The first recorded Mulvihill name was that of Patrick Mulvihill. Patrick and his wife Mary Nelan would have been born in the early to mid 1700s. They were the parents of James Jocobun Mulvihill born Feb. 5, 1784 in Ballinranhig, County Kerry.  Source “the Ireland Catholic register  1655 -1915.”
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A family chronicle
By Myrtle Graham
An eleventh hour attempt to record the lingering lore associated with Joel and Sarah Day for the possible satisfaction of their many descendants in 1967. Surely, few families of modest station have been more harassed by relevant events of history than has the Day family.
Sincere gratitude is due the few who travelled far down Memory Lane for the tales which follow. Indulgence is requested for any inadvertent errors.

Centennial Year, 1967

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A Case of Mistaken Identity
Mistaken identity is a problem faced by every family historian at one time or another. We are often faced with the dilemma of finding a document and making a decision as to whether or not it is relevant to our particular search. Sometimes it is difficult to know which individual fills a spot on one’s family tree because of the plethora of people in an area that have the same name and similar circumstances. Perhaps a little wishful thinking propels us to rush to judgement when finding an opportunity to extend the family tree several generations by adding an individual with the correct name to a list of ancestors. Sometimes that addition can be a mistake and lead us down the wrong path in our search. 

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Tom Joslin arrived in Dalton in 1870 and retired to Coopers Falls in 1908
Young Tom –his son— had a carpentry–black smith shop in Coopers Falls before moving to Hawkstone in1912
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