And a very Happy St. Patrick's Day to all! It is a rather gloomy day here today, but I don't care. I will don my green, put on my biggest smile and celebrate the fact that a young woman of 25 came to America in 1846 and gave me the heritage of being Irish. A fact I didn't realize until last year. But thanks to Ancestry.com I was able to do some research and found this incredible fact.
Her name was Eliza J. and she was born in 1821 in Ireland. She sailed to America on the ship, "Coronet" in steerage, and arrived in New York on May 18, 1846. Can you imagine her trip? What was she thinking? Was she excited to come to the "New World"? I would like to think she was thrilled for the adventure, but sad at leaving her home. (Like me when I travel) Well, she met and married a Mr. Darius/Dennis Moffitt (whose own family came from Ireland) and had a baby in 1848. Her name was Sally Anne and she was my Great Great Grandmother! She would go on to marry a Mr. Louis Borden and they would have my wonderful Great Grandmother Rose Borden of who I visited as a child and whom everyone loved. So that is my chain of heritage. Starting way back in Ulster, Ireland in 1663, with the Moffatt's and ending up with little ole me in Montana. It feels good to know, and to be Irish! I sorta had a feeling cause you know, I am a big fan of the potato and green is my favorite color! :) Always, Kit
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