Looking for ancestors and descendents of Matthew Addison Palen. According to his daughter, Neola Laoness Palen, he was born Aug 18. 1837, according to his death certificate, he was born in 1839, other sources give his birth as 1841. Possibly born in Lishburn, N Ireland outside of Belfast and immigrated to Ontario Canada when young. Arrived California, USA in 1860s. A son Matthew A. at one time lived in Canastota NY.