Barron Family of Texas and Ashland

A post on the FaceBook group today prompted me to list the newspaper clippings I have for the Barron family: Hannah Barron died 4 December 1900 Mary Barron to wed Henry Robinson, 1901 Barron-Robinson wedding16 October 1901 Barron-Freeland wedding 6 August 1902 Catherine Barron died 11 February 1911 Katherine (spelling) Barron's funeral 13 February 1911… Continue reading Barron Family of Texas and Ashland

Scally/Scalley Families – Part 2: Patrick & Annie

Patrick Scally was (arguably) the oldest son of Thomas and Jane (Covahey) Scally, born near Strokestown, County Roscommon Ireland, sometime between 1839 and 1850.  Family lore has it that Patrick and his father came to Texas, Maryland first, around 1851, and that Jane followed later, with Michael, John and Malachi.  US Census data on immigration… Continue reading Scally/Scalley Families – Part 2: Patrick & Annie

Scally/Scalley Families – part 1: Thomas & Jane Scally

My 3rd great grandparents, Thomas (1809-1885) and Jane (Covahey) Scally (1815-1900), were married in Strokestown, County Roscommon, Ireland, on the 24th of February, 1840.  They emigrated to Texas, Maryland somewhere around 1853.  According to family stories (and with some evidence), they came separately - Thomas and his son Patrick (my 2nd great grandfather) coming first,… Continue reading Scally/Scalley Families – part 1: Thomas & Jane Scally

Update on Chaffman Inquiry – thanks HSBC!

Many thanks to Kathleen Barry (Director) and Jim Long (Photo Collections Manager) of the Historical Society of Baltimore County for tracking down more information about the death of William H. Chaffman.  Here's what they uncovered: William Chaffman died on August 7, 1901, and according to the first article, it was sudden although he had "been… Continue reading Update on Chaffman Inquiry – thanks HSBC!

Poole Engineering & Machine

  Thank you to the many people people who joined me for the discussion about Texas Maryland that was held at the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library on October 16, 2014.  I wish I could have recorded the many stories that were told by descendants and former Texas residents.  Some of you… Continue reading Poole Engineering & Machine