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Note: These are extractions, not complete transcriptions, except where noted.
If anyone would care to transcribe the originals to replace these extractions, we would be VERY grateful!



Archibald T. Ireland
Ireland, Archibald T was born on 23 Feb 1823 in Bedford Co, TN. He married Mary Pillars on 14 Jul 1842. He was a blacksmith, as was his father, who lived in Sec 29 of T7 R5. His father was Archibald, who was from MD and died 1833 in Hickman Co, TN. He married his wife Mary Sowell in TN, where they had 7 children. Mary moved with the children to RC in 1839. (1875)

Martin Ireland
Ireland, Martin was born 18 Oct 1811 in Scott Co, KY. He came to RC in 1837 as a carpenter. In Jan 1835 he married Mary Short (b in KY). During the Civil War Martin was in the 22nd IL Inf as a 1st Lt, he was wounded. Martin had four sons who were also in the Civil War: John in the 154th, he died at Murfeesboro, TN; Thomas in the 30th IL; William in the 22nd IL was wounded and Peter in the 154th. Martin's father was John who was born in Co Down, Ireland. He came to the US before 1775 and served in the Rev War while living in PA. In 1796 he moved his family to KY. John's second wife and Martin's mother was Ann Carnes. Ann was born on a ship coming to the US. (1875)

Paul Irose
Irose, Paul lived in T7 R6 Sec 17, he was a blacksmith. He was born in Poland in Jun 1842. On 22 Oct 1868 he married Catherine Murkufsky the d/o Henry. Their children were: Maggie, Lizzie, Paul, Katie, Joseph, Jessie, Robert, Alice, Cora and 2 that died young. Paul's parents were Daniel born in Poland and died in RC in 1862. He came to the US in 1854, his first wife, Paul's mother, died on the crossing. They had 8 children. Daniel later married Mary Scholocher. (1894)




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