Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mitchell homestead, Ireland

Thanks to my cousins Lauren and Norma, I have a copy of this photo of the the Mitchell homestead in Ballisodare, County Sligo, Ireland. Jane Mitchell married John Black and emigrated to the U.S. in 1849.

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John and Jane

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I want to pay tribute to my third great grandparents John and Jane (Mitchell) Black ¬†who arrived with their children in New York harbor in April 1849 from Sligo, Ireland, and settled in Washington, … Continue reading

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