I am researching the family of David McFadin and Mary Elliott of Montgomery Co.Tn., and the family of David Jackson and Mary Barrett of Greenville SC. Along with these families, I am also researching the histories of the Blackwells, Abrams and Peters who all ended up in the Bloomington Ill. area in the mid 1800's. With these families is the family of John Kraus (aka August Falk) and Mary Sweeny of Kilglass, County Sligo, Ireland. I am also researching the family of Lorenzo Dow Perry of Arkansas. Any additions and corrections are greatly appreciated. I am also willing to share any information that I may have.
Mary Ellen Sweeney (21 KB) This was taken late 1860's. It was probably her wedding picture. She came to the US during the potato famine as a young lady, and became a nurse for Gen. Hancock during the civil war. She lived into her nineties.