Patrick and Mary (Pheehan)Nestor or Nester came from Mayo, Ireland to Canada where Timothy was born on Christmas Day of 1847. Patrick was a blacksmith there from 1847-1850. The family moved to Sanilac County, Michigan (about the first joint on the map of Michigan you carry around on the end of your arm). He died in 1864 when a tree fell on him. Patrick and Mary had five sons. Patrick was the youngest. He married Mary E. Sheridan. They had three children: Hattie A., Mary E., and Arthur S. See "Memorial Record of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan"