Good background, can anyone contribute forward or backward from Felix's start.
Felix Dunlavy, farmer, sec 8 Webster tp.: P.O., Dexter: was born in New York 1830, and is the son of felix and Abagail (Fanny) Dunlavy, the former a native of North Ireland, and of Spanish descent.Mr. Dunlavy came to America in early days, and spent the fore part of his life in Columbus, Ohio.He was married in 1854 to Anna J. Gallagher, daughter of James and Bridget (Reams) Gallagher, natives of Ireland.Nine Children were born to them, 6 of whom are living---Frank E., John J., William H., Mary, Edward F., and Anne M., the two latter being twins.Mr. Dunlavy came to Washtenaw county in 1860, and has since resided here, engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock-raising.When he came to this county he possessed but very little money, but in the years that have intervened, he has toiled long and hard, and succeeded in acquiring a large landed estate, consisting of 740 acres.He is liberal in both religion and politics.
Source: History of Washtenaw County, Michigan, 1881 p. 698