Monday, June 29, 2009

Barry, McCalla, Lau, Flickinger, Thompson in US & Ireland

the "catchy" title ( names, places) is credited to the Son-of Blogger discussion at SCGS Jamboree-- "hook 'em with the title so they will read the blog" ----

Well here are some of my husband's names I am researching:

Barry- first known ancestor is Robert H. who immigrated from County Wexford to Opalousas LA in 1820. His father is probably Sylvestre/ Sylvester Barry born & remained in Ireland. Robert's brother John Barry became the second bishop of Savannah Georgia, and has been written up in several Catholic histories. He states birthplace as Oilgate, County Wexford.

McCalla Bob's earliest found McCalla relative is George McCalla found in 1860 census in Licking county, Ohio. According a family document, his wife Eliza J(ane) was the daughter of Robert Thompson and Susan McCoubrie of County Down and from the family home named Cherry Vale
Other children of Robert Thompson married and went to Canada. Have been tracing those descendants in hope of making farther back connections.....

Lau Bob's mom was a Lau, and the family connects back from Ohio to the Lau families of Lancaster county PA.

Flickinger The Lau brothers who went to Ohio married Flickinger sisters also from Lancaster County PA