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Do We Really Need Guns To Protect Ourselves From Each Other?

It has been a little over 15 years since I started keeping a journal. There is no rhyme or reason for my entries I just enter my thoughts as the mood strikes. From my journal dated October 31, 2016 I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of my 2nd great grandson. It’s Halloween and his older brother’s

23 Nov 2016
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KATHLEEN ANN PAUL B1943

  Kathleen Ann Paul I was born during World War II  on the 21st of May 1943 in New York City. I am the youngest of eight children born to Edward J. Paul age forty-six and Ethel Morris age forty-three. At the time of my birth, my family  lived in a railroad flat at 160 West 66th Street with my mother’s uncle Thomas Morris,

01 Jun 2015
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EDWARD J. PAUL B1897

              Edward Joseph Paul    age 20 Eddie was born in Greenwich Village in New York City on 11 February 1897,  the middle child of the 7 surviving children of Henry Paul and Sarah Skeggs. On Eddie’s paternal side (Paul), he was  2nd generation German descent. On his maternal side (*Skeggs and Dugan), he  was 8th generation *English and 2nd generation Irish descent. In

05 May 2015
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SARAH AGNES SKEGGS B1868

  Born in America – 7th generation on Father’s side and 1st generation on mother’s side Sarah Agnes Skeggs (Paternal Grandmother) was born into poverty on the 21 January 1868 in New York City. She was the youngest of five children born to James Skeggs and Rachel Dugan. Sarah married Henry Paul Jr. in 1888 in Greenwich Village.

12 Apr 2015
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JAMES SKEGGS B1828

  Born in America – 6th generation James Skeggs (great grandfather) was born in Erie County,  Collins, New York in 1828. He was the 6th child of Quaker parents, Williams Skeggs and Mary Irish. The elusive James Skeggs is the great grandfather I had been searching for, for over twenty years. I would have never been able to prove his parentage if it had not

26 Feb 2015
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MARY IRISH B1797

MARY IRISH (2XGGM)   Born in America 1797 – 5th Generation Mary was born in Peru, New York, the youngest of twelve children born to Jonathan Irish and Deborah Wilbur (1st DNA match.) In 1794 Mary’s father, Jonathan moved his family to Peru from Danby, Vermont  where  the last three of his children were born (Jonathan Jr.  1794, Hannah 1795 and Mary 1797) In 1814 at

12 Jan 2015
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JONATHAN IRISH B1749

JONATHAN IRISH (3XGGF)  Born in America 1749 – 4th generation Jonathan Irish was born on the 29 of December 1749 in Nine Partners, New York. He was one of 8 sons and 5 daughters born to Jesse Irish and Mary Albee.   Jonathan moves in 1774 at age 25 with his parents and siblings to Danby, Vermont and marries Deborah Wilbur. The Revolutionary

15 Oct 2014
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JESSE IRISH B1712

JESSE IRISH (4XGGF)   Born in America 1712 – 3rd generation Jesse Irish was born in Little Compton in the Plymouth Colony on 26th of September in 1712. One of six children born to Jonathan Irish and Mary Taylor and raised in Little Compton. He married Mary Albee in Mendon, Massachusetts on the 21st of March in 1732 (age 19,)

07 Aug 2014
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JONATHAN IRISH B1678

JONATHAN IRISH (5XGGF)  Born in America 1678 – 2nd generation Jonathan Irish was born in the frontier of Sakonnet in the Plymouth Colony on the 6th June in 1678. He was the second oldest son of twelve (4 boys and 8 girls) born to John Irish Jr. and Elizabeth Thurston. Along with his brothers and sisters he grew up in Sakonnet in

28 Jul 2014
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JOHN IRISH JR. B1641

JOHN IRISH JR. (6XGGF)  Born in America 1641 – 1st Generation John Irish Jr. was born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colony in 1641 on land that his father had acquired by trade with a William Hiller. The farm is still standing on a corner lot with the road (now known as King’s Highway) running down to Duxbury Bay. John

11 Jul 2014
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