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Scotch-Irish on St. Croix

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Re: Scotch-Irish on St. Croix

Posted: 1012888873000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1072490778000
Surnames: MOLLOY, McCABE, BRADY
Dan - The gravestone of John McCabe which you saw in Fredericksted - John was one of the nephews of Charles Mulloy who went to St. Croix in 1825. Patrick Brady {mentioned on John McCabe's stone} was also a nephew of Charles Mulloy. Charles Mulloy was overseer on Estate Clifton Hill, manager on Estate Cane Garden, then co-owner of Estate Rose Hill {along with Henry MacAdam}. Charles Mulloy left St. Croix in 1850, his gravestone in Ashkum, Illinois is inscribed "born Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland." I've noted gravestones of the Irish in other states that are inscribed with various counties - just seemed to be a custom of the Irish. I'll be in St. Croix for house tour (Cane Garden) 13 February 2002. Would certainly like to meet some of the Molloys of Irish/native birth who are living now on the island and see where they fit into this picture of Irish emigration to St. Croix. Were you able to research at university library there? The card catalog has some possibilities. Does Richard Bond have suggestions for further research in this area? Dan, did you walk the cemetery in Christiansted? If so, did you find as many Irish gravestones there? Did you have a chance for research with original church records? I hope to do some of these things next week.
Norma Meier
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