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Re: Bruce Wallace Stuart and St Clair families of Pittsburgh
Posted by: Larry Myers (ID *****9935) Date: April 17, 2012 at 06:48:15
In Reply to: Re: Bruce Wallace Stuart and St Clair families of Pittsburgh by Cathy Farrell of 7146

First I do not believe there was a St Philomena in the Strip District. It's James O'Hara's church St Patrick and the Kostka family church of St Stanislaus Kostka.

Both these two Catholic churchs are in the Strip District and St Patricks was the first Catholic churches in Pittsburgh.

They are also connected to the McCloskey and Ryan family of Cardinal John McCloskey. They lived in Mckeesport and are buried at Old St Josephs.

One of the Bosts married into the Myers family who were related to the McCloskey and Ryans. They are over at St Mary's in McKeesport. The Methodist group are at Fariview. Some reports that Meriwether Lewis and his cousin Major Lawrence Lewis were Methodist connected to the Lee family of General Robert E Lee. Source is the book The Wedding of Lt Robert E Lee June 1831.

Now you get into an issue. If the Bruce, Wallace, Stuart/Stewart and St Clair families are the "Real McCoy", the story of the McCloskey clan of McKeesport get very crazy with Pope Pius IX and his Jewish adoped son who was a priest in Philadelphia. Add this to a fellow by the name of CSA General JEB Stuart and you got the story. CSA Col John Esten Cook was second in command of General Stuart.

Since all of them are part of the families of Lewis and Clark, everything leads to LaSalle University in Philadelphia and a football team named by my great uncle who was the President at the time. They were called "The Explorers".

Note The Clarks were well recorded CATHOLICS.

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