Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

My family, on my mother's side, has not been in the US for that long a time, historically speaking. The genealogy that has been done so far traces our personal history back to a Nathaniel Irwin, born 1778 in Ireland, died 1869 in Ohio. We might not have all the info on all of Nathaniel's descendants, but one of his postulated sons, Stewart Irwin, born 1812 in Tyrone County, Ireland, is my direct ancestor. We don't have records of exactly when Stewart came to the US (the notation I have is only that he came through New York), but we know that his wife, Sarah Richey, who was also born in Tyrone County, came to the US through Philadelphia in May of 1848.

That's really all I've got to say on the matter. In other news, I did manage to get some kickass green streaks in my hair, thanks to a good friend who is skilled in the ways of doing kickass things.



  1. Hope all is well for you.


  2. I am also an ancestor of Stewart and Sarah. There is a book available that I own. It has a large amount of information about their family. Including letters, photos, obits, census and list of descendants. Happy belated St. Patricks Day. Regards, C. Irwin
    Book Title and Author-
    Stewart Irwin & Sarah Richey
    the fruit of their American dream
    Robert LaVern Raasch.