Hello Donna, I recently discovered that my ggg grandmother was Esther McClurg, of Downpatrick,Co-Down, Ireland.She married a John Skillen.Three known children. Jane b. 1821. John* b.1824 and Jemima b.1833.The children were born in Ballygawley and Ballyrenan in Downpatrick. *John, born 1824 married Margaret McMurray, in 1846. I hope to check some old marriage/birth records for Downpatrick, in the days ahead.I will keep you posted. I'm SURE there is a connection! Patrick.