I did find the Irish I think I'm related to are probably what's called Scotch-Irish. That means they were from Scotland and brought to Ireland as part of a relocation plan that the English thought up.
No wonder they then came to America.
|Robert McNeal, Revolutionary War Vet, 1741-1818, grave in Genesco, Livingston County, NY|
|The Mc Cord tartan, John McCord b. 1702 Stewardstown, Tyrone, Ireland, d. 1762, Dauphin County, PA|
So there are some great Quaker records from Pennsylvania, where Mr. McCord lived with whichever wife he had. And there are nowhere near as many children as those family trees profess he had. No man would have one son named Robert, only to name another son Robert 10 years later, and both of them survived to adulthood. So it's a quandary, and I'm not going to get upset about it.
I just know I carry some Scottish blood, and probably a bit of Irish, but huge amounts of English. I know I'm a bit of a Celtic lassie.
Names I am pretty sure are in my ancestry:
I submit this to Sepia Saturday, because it represents a lot of research into past days, though not at all on the meme which is represented by this photo. My apologies to all who share over there something that does reflect this topic.
Portrait of Louis Armstrong, Aquarium, New York, N.Y., ca. July 1946 (Library of Congress)
Trust yourself; you know more than you think you do.