You will find that a lot of Irey family really were born in a town ,now called Pleasant Grove and I believe it once was called England,PA. I was told there are extensive markers at the Pleasant Grove cemetary and might even be at Claysville or Prosperity one too. My Grandmother Ryan's sisterSarah H MCCombs, married a James P Irey and they moved to Ill in 1899 after the wedding in England,PA. I am now believing that the following families settled in this area around the same time frame and traveled there together: Ryan, MCCombs, Smith and Irey". Bill Porter on this forum has an extensive listing of Irey's and that is how I tracked down the relationship of Catherine, whom I amnow wondering might be a sister of my great grandmother Anna Smith McCombs.