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 McNamee name was mentioned in the ancient history of Ireland before the year one They were poets to the O’Neil clan-an original 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
I came across this piece about the Point Mara Kennedy family and I thought
I would share. One of my McDonald family married John Alexander Kennedy and
later lived in Manitoba.
THE DAYS OF YORE
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
A family history researcher needs to remember that not all is as it seems. Often multiple people can have the same name and distinguishing between them can be a mystery as exciting as the crime shows one watches on TV.
GARNETT FAMILY HISTORY
Story by Mary Watson and Jennie Fitzgerald
This articule submitted by Frances Laver
Particular note is Mr. Youngs travel route to get to his property
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
the story of THOMAS JOSLIN’s settlement in Dalton Twp.
Article submitted by Doug Joslin
THOMAS JOSLIN, 6 JUNE 1842- 2 MARCH 1929
James Kett and the founding of Sadowa
Author: Rosetta E. Brady, 1946