Very interesting background story.From my side my name is Joseph William Appleby. My great grandfather ,Michael Appleby, left Ireland and settled in Middlesbrough,North Yorkshire. My wife Margaret and I left the UK with our two sons in 1963 and settled in Chattanooga,Tn by way of Canada.
We have 3 children, 10 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Our Irish ancestors came from Roscommon. Thomas Appleby and Brigid Feehily being the original family of farmers. Incidentally I originally said I was not aware of William but on going through my recent research I did find a baptism that I had printed of William and had failed to enter it on the family tree.
It was intereting to note that the Appleby girls settled in Connecticutt because apparently another Appleby brother,Patrick, that would be William's brother settled in New Haven in the 1890s. You will see this when you view our tree. I wonder if the nieces of Patrick stayed with them when they first arrived?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you will send me your email address I'll send you an invitation to view the Appleby-Duncan family tree.
Joseph W Appleby