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Dungannon Upper ??????
Co Tyrone
Northern Ireland
Tullyconnell means Connell's (Connell) little hill (Tully)

Tullyconnell 192 Tyrone Dungannon Upper Artrea Cookstown Ulster

John Greer Marriage of John Greer and Elizabeth Nesbit - 1855
Elizabeth Greer Marriage of Elizabeth Greer and James Fleming
Nancy Ann Greer Nancy Ann Greer's Baptism entry
John and William Greer Letter from John to William Harkness Greer
John Greer Photo of Headstone in Nebraska
James (Tievena Greer) and William Harkness Greer

Letter from James to William Harkness Greer - 1860

Mentions John's wife is poorly (presumably Rebecca Duff and places James Greer of Tievena as being born in 1775, and an Uncle Samuel). Asking William for money for his brother John.

James Greer Born: 1779
James Greer married Elizabeth Harkness, and they had 3 sons and a daughter who were brought up at Tullyconnell, Artrea Parish, Co Tyrone. All 3 of his sons emigrated to America; two of them, William and Samuel when out together in 1837, and married out in America. John remained in Tyrone and he married twice in Co Tyrone, before taking his second wife and family to join his brother William initially in Ohio.


John Greer
Father: James Greer
Mother: Elizabeth Harkness
Born: 10th Jan 1810 in Tullyconnell, Artrea parish, Co Tyrone
Died: 26th October 1896 in Marquette, Nebraska obit
Buried: Richland Cemetery, NE

1st Wife: Rebecca Duff 2nd Wife: Elizabeth Nesbit
Born   Born 1827
of Tyrone, ?Coagh
of Ballygoney, Co Tyrone
Details of Marriage
Died Before 1863 Died 6th May 1890
Children Children
Matthew b. 1837 Sophia b. Abt. 1858
Nancy Ann b. 20 Dec 1841
Batism doc
William b. Abt 1859
James b. 21 Jan 1843 Thomas b. Abt 1861
Samuel b. Abt. 1863


On Nancy Ann's marriage certificate (14th April 1863, Glasgow), John Greer was listed as the father but the mother's name was listed as Rebecca Greer [deceased] Mother's maiden name Duff.

James Greer was baptised at Brigh Presbyterian church, as was Nancy Ann. Their nearest presbyterian church

Little is known of Matthew or James Greer, they did not emigate with their father and his second family.



Griffiths Valuation (1859)
John Greer of Tullyconnell, Artrea Parish ? acres


Griffith's Valuation (1859) shows the John Greer living at Tullyconnell, in plot 3?. There was a group of houses on one side of the road (where the photo of the cows are), and their land was the other side of the road, and the field shape is still the same.

Cows standing in the field where the house was
The field that they leased is still the same shape today (May 2000) as it was in 1859
Map showing the location of the Greer land within Tullyconnell townland, showing the location of the group of houses and well.

John Greer, Samuel Greer and William Harkness Greer all emigrated to America and their story continues in

The Greer Emigration


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