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Re: Pinkertons from Antrim, Ireland, in Indiana in 1880
Posted by: Linde Lunney (ID *****2330) Date: April 06, 2006 at 09:30:52
In Reply to: Re: Pinkertons from Antrim, Ireland, in Indiana in 1880 by James Loges of 1230

Templepatrick is a bit too far from my ancestors' home in north Antrim, for her to be a relative. It is still a small town, as it was in 1812; though today it is growing as a dormitory town for Belfast. There are a couple of old graveyards, and there are Presbyterian records, going unusually far back, so you might be lucky there. A local poet wrote about Templepatrick in several books of verse, and some has been republished in the last 10 years. Samuel Thomson was his name; he died I think about 1812 or 1814, so his descriptions of the village would be a bit earlier than your ancestor's life, but would overlap with her father.

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