This week, I made a quick trip to visit family in South Carolina. We had a few hours to go do something and I realized that we were just 45 minutes from the cemetery when James Holden is buried. My dad was a good sport and drove us out to Buffalo, Cherokee, South Carolina, while … Continue reading I Found Him!
Just south of the center of the small village of Cloyne, County Cork, Ireland, stands St. Colman's Cathedral, built in 1250 on the site of the monastery St. Colman founded in the 6th century. A few of my early Pritchard and Wright ancestors married, had their remains laid in the churchyard, and probably worshiped here. … Continue reading Wildflowers in the Churchyard
My 9th great-grandfather was probably married at St. Finnbarr's Cathedral in the city of Cork, Ireland. William Pritchard was listed as a mariner on the marriage licence bond dated 1688. Ruth Wells was from Bandon, a town about 19 miles south west of Cork. They had at least five children: Paul, Henry, William, Margaret, and … Continue reading St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral