Tuesday, April 20, 2010

McKernan country

One more, and final, family history entry. (No, Wesley, we don't have any ancestral connections in Switzerland!)

We went to a narrow river valley just south of Londonderry to see where the McKernans lived in the 1800s. Daniel McKernan and his siblings came from a small area east of Plumbridge called Glenroan. There are still McKernans in the area. Daniel, the grandfather of Phils's Grandpa Phelan, selected land at Balmattum north of Euroa.

Daniel's uncle John Gibson was already in Balmattum. He was a brother of Daniel's mother and came from another valley just to the north of Glenroan near a village called Claudy.

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