Homepage of THE MELLON'S OF COUNTY DOWN, IRELAND

Homepage for THE MELLON'S OF COUNTY DOWN, IRELAND

DANIEL MELLON BORN IN THE LATE 1700'S WAS THE PATRIARCH OF MY MELLON FAMILY. THE EARLIEST I CAN FIND HIM IS IN THE FLAX SEED LIST OF 1779.HE IS IN SAINTSFIELD,BALLYNAHINCH, COUNTY DOWN, IRELAND. HE WAS ON THE LIST WITH THE WIDOW MELLON, JOHN MELLON AND PATRICK MELLON ALL OF SAINTSFIELD, COUNTY DOWN.

HE HAD A SON ALSO,NAMED DANIEL, BORN 1780 WHO MARRIED ELIZABETH KENNINGHAM BORN IN 1788. SOMETIME AROUND THE BATTLE OF SAINTSFIELD THEY MOVED TO FINNIS, DROMORA, COUNTY DOWN. THERE THEY HAD THREE CHILDREN THAT I CAN FIND, CATHERINE BORN 1820, ELLEN BORN 1811, DENNIS B. MAY 6, 1802.

DENNIS WAS MY GGGRANDFATHER HE MARRIED A MARY O'HAIR B. 1810 IN IRELAND. THEY WERE MARRIED 1827 IN BELFAST, IRELAND. THEY LEFT WITH THREE CHILDREN AROUND 1835 AND FIRST WENT TO BUFFALO, NEW YORK. AND THEN ON TO LAKE COUNTY INDIANA. THEIR DAUGHTER MARY ELLEN WAS BORN IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK, APRIL 1, 1837. AND I FIND THEM AS ONE OF LAKE COUNTIES EARLIEST SETTLERS IN 1839. THEIR OTHER CHILDREN WERE DANIEL B. 1830, COUNTY DOWN, FRANCIS B. 1828, COUNTY DOWN, JOHN B 1833, COUNTY DOWN. MARY O'HAIR DIED SOON AFTER THEY ARRIVED IN LAKE COUNTY INDIANA.

JOHN WAS MY GGRANDFATHER. HE HELPED HIS FATHER CLEAR THE LAND AND FARM. DENNIS'S TWO SISTERS ALSO CROSSED AND LIVED IN LAKE COUNTY ACCORDING TO THE 1850 CENSUS OF LAKE COUNTY.

MY GOAL IS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FAMILY IN COUNTY DOWN AND SEE IF THEY TIE IN WITH THE MELLONS OF TYRONE. IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THIS FAMILY PLEASE CONTACT ME.

Here are some of my favorite websites:

o'connors of rawdon and limerick (http://freepagesgenealogy.rootsweb.com/~being60/index.html)
mellon-morrison-o'connor (http://wwwgencircles.com/familytree/)


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