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USA Laird History

The following is from “The Heritage of Blue Hill” (Nebraska) published in 1976. It has a number of biographies of early settlers there.

BIOGRAPHIES FROM THE HERITAGE OF BLUE HILL THE LAIRD FAMILY HISTORY
(Compiled by Bessie L. Fletcher)
    

The Laird family history must begin in Stevenson County, Illinois, with Colonel […]

Carrygawley - Laird Family Flax Mill

Thanks to the generosity and support of the Wiley family during a previous visit  to Letterkenny I was able to locate and photograph the old Flax Mill that was on John Laird’s 68ac Carrygawley Flax farm.    This is the farm where Ann Laird and her sisters grew up and one of only two farms in the 128ac […]

A Flying trip to Derry

I received an email from Mr Herbert Burns of Ballymoney in early August with the below attachment and accompanied text which simply said:    

            
  “Coming over this year ? – Herbie”

 

 

It was a very difficult invitation to resist, a 114 year old family funeral invitation card printed within a […]

Canadian Bogstown Laird Found

Canadian Bogstown Laird Found: John Laird (b 14th August 1856 – Bogstown) at the age of 20 immigrated from Londonderry via Liverpool to Quebec on the Sarmatian in August 1876. The shipslog shows he was with a group from Londonderry that were going to Guelph which was a favored destination for Londonderry/Donegal Protestants.   John arrived […]