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Re: Summit Hill Irish - What townlands in Donegal?
Posted by: Mary (ID *****4260) Date: February 27, 2005 at 10:13:49
In Reply to: Summit Hill Irish - What townlands in Donegal? by Patricia Shirock of 797

Hi Patricia,

I have many of the surnames you mentioned, but the only one I have absolute information on is the surname Bonner. Peter Bonner married Mary Carr at St. Joe's in 1861. On GGF Peter Bonner's immigration and naturalization form it listed Mollyroe, County Donegal. I was amazed to find the townland listed, but there my luck ended for quite a while. For two years I searched and NO ONE ever heard of Mollyroe. I actually did not find it until my family went to Donegal and stayed in nearby Glenties. With the help of a lovely man named McCafferty who runs the Claradon B&B and dabbles in genealogy, we located someone who knew of the place. Anyway it is between Doochary and Lettermacaward, and is only about 10 houses. It is a miracle we found it at all. Peter lived with O'Donnells when he came to PA. I thought they might be cousins.

From other family researchers, I heard that my Maloys are from Glenties and Carrs are from Ardara, but I personally do not have that info listed on any official form. These families were listed on the 1850, '60, and '70 Carbon and Schuylkill (Summit Hill, Lansford, and Coaldale) censi and all came from Donegal.

For my Boyles, Gallaghers, Breslins I have even less information, but since the others are from that area of Donegal I figured they must be as well. Good luck and if you learn anything, please share. I'd love an excuse to go back again!


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