An old family Bible indicates that Julia Ryan had two half sisters, Mary and Kate Ryan. These are the two previously unknown children of Patrick Ryan and his first wife. They have now been included in the biography of Patrick and Louisa Ryan. Additionally, two more pictures have been added to this biography. Here is one of them.
For a larger version of the picture, see this link.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
While researching Thomas J. McClurken's civil war involvement, I also found the service cards for four other McClurken's. The service cards are now available for: Cyrus F. S., David W., James R., John C., and Thomas J. McClurken. All five of these men enlisted on August 1, 1861, in the 10th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry Volunteers. One was discharged for disability, three died while serving, and the other was wounded in action. Links to these service cards were added to the Outline Descendant Report of Thomas McClurken (1748 - 1845) or where referenced in biographies. These cards were located online in the Missouri State Archives Soldiers' Records. Only three of the five are listed in the Illinois State Archives. However, all five are listed, with minimal detail, in the National Park Service database.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I have now published the biography for Thomas J McClurken (1828 - 1861). He was the oldest son of James and Sarah and the brother of Clara and others. While researching his Civil War service, his middle initial J was identified (probably for James). In addition, seven other pages were updated to provide links to this biography.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
The Thomas McClurken Probate Records were obtained from the Illinois State Archives. Those for Thomas McClurken, son of James and Sarah, are now available at Thomas McClurken Estate 1861. I need to create a biography for attachment. Additionally, I need to create a biography for the other Thomas McClurken (1805 - 1867) and scan the associated probate records.