Marge Reid's IRISH-CANADIAN HERITAGE

PERSONAL GENEALOGY PROJECTS
MY IRISH-CANADIAN HERITAGE


WILLIE as a 'stoodent' in South Boston ca 1915 POPPA in the early 1950s GUMPY, the Guest of Honor at 'Gumpy-Stock '97'

The IRISH-CANADIAN section of my web site is dedicated to my father, WILLIAM JOSEPH REID, born in South Boston in 1907 to parents who emigrated from Prince Edward Island.

My father taught me to be polite to EVERYONE. He taught me, by example, about "good manners". He taught me to be tolerant. Most important, he taught me to be curious about everything, to ask questions, to challenge self-imposed limitations, to read.

He died 12 September 1997 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

This is Poppa's page.


QUICK INDEX to this Irish-Canadian Page

REID CURRAN CULLEN FURLONG PEI LINKS IRISH LINKS PEI DATA BASES


MAPWhere is PEI?
All eight of my paternal GG-grandparents came from Ireland to Prince Edward Island, Canada, prior to the 1841 Census. The Big Question, of course, is, "From WHERE in Ireland???" I've been unable to "jump the Pond" on ANY of my lines!. On these pages you can find summaries of what I've learned about each family, ideas about future projects and some links to Irish and Canadian Resources.


PRIMARY SURNAMES

REID - my PATERNAL LINE

Martin REID, born in Ireland around 1804, emigrated to PEI before the birth of his son, Richard (my Great-grandfather) in 1829. He and his wife, Bridget, farmed in Lot 34, near Covehead, Queens County. He died in 1857.

Related surnames include CARR, VICKERS, DOUGAN, McMANUS, and McGOWAN.


My CULLEN Line

Edward CULLEN, born in Ireland (est. 1808), and his wife, Mary BUTLER, also born in Ireland (est. 1813) emigrated to PEI before the birth of their first child in 1833. They lived in Lot 47, and no relationship to the CULLENs of Hope River, PEI, has been proven.

Other surnames in this line are MULLEN, FURLONG and MONAGHAN.


My FURLONG Families

Patrick FURLONG (born in Ireland in 1804) and his wife, Bridget DOYLE (also born in Ireland abt 1814), settled in Lot 34, near Covehead, Queens County, PEI, before the birth of my Great-Grandmother, Mary Ann FURLONG in 1834.

POWER, MAHER and LANNON are other surnames in this line.


My CURRAN Ancestors

James CURRAN, my Great-grandfather, was born in PEI 4 Mar 1834, to parents who were both born in Ireland. I can find no record of his Baptism, and the record of his marriage to Mary Ann FURLONG gives no parents' names. Because the record does NOT state otherwise, I know he was from the Covehead-Tracadie area of Queens County. There were several CURRAN families in that area of the right age and origin to be James' parents. I have an idea as to who the most likely candidates are, but I can't prove it. I DO know that James' sister, Catherine, married Michael McNALLY; the Michael McNALLYs and the James CURRANs had adjoining farms in Egmont Bay, Prince County. Read more about my search for James CURRAN's parents in the Miss Marge Marple's Minute Mystery called "The Reluctant Farmer".

Related names include O'DONNELL and McISAAC.


PEI DATA BASE PROJECTS INDEX lists information from many sources. These reports range from "McDONALDs in Lot 47 - 1901 Census" to church records from Lot 15. New reports are being uploaded regularly!



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This page was updated 24 January 1999.

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