OK, in the meantime let me introduce myself. I am Tim Murphy. I have been practicing law in Miami for 25 years, mostly in the international field and have South African clients although I have not visited. 4 of my 5 siblings live here also. One sister lives in Charlotte NC. Joseph Scallan (b. 1820) emigrated c. 1836 to Canada thence to the US, settling in the then frontier in Northeastern Iowa. Their old stone house there near Waucoma is a historic site and the farm is still managed by his ggreatgrandson Francis. His brother, Jimmy, is a bush pilot in Alaska, and his sister Mary Kelly, lives in Colorado Springs. We do keep in touch. Of the family name, there are also Rob Scallan in Cincinatti and Drew in Washington DC. These are gggrandsons of James Scallan, the youngest of Joseph's siblings whom he brought over, most of whom settled in Cincinatti. The eldest boy, Patrick, stayed in Ireland and his eldest grandson Patrick lives in Broadway as did at last contact brothers Seamus, Sean and their sister Molly. Molly told me severaltimes we had cousins in So. Africa but didn't have names or places. I can only assume someone had visited from So. Africa at some point. We also have newspaper reports from 1904 of a possibile inheritance from So. Africa, although it turned out to be from a wealthy cousin in Dublin. However, old Joe was quite obviously aware of So. African relatives.