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marble quarry

Clare (View posts)
Posted: 9 Sep 1999 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: O'Keefe
My grgrgrandfather Daniel O'Keefe and his wife Anne left County Cork shortly after their marriage c. 1840. All of their neighbors walked with them some 20 to 30 miles with bag pipes and drums to see them off. They arrived somewhere in Connecticut where he had a letter to the governor of that state. He worked for a short time in a marble works and then procured a government land grant of 160 acres of land in Lake Forest,Ill. The above is from my great-uncle's memoirs.

Does anyone know why an Irishman would have a letter to the governor of Connecticut or what "marble works" he might have worked in? I also want to know how or from whom he "procured" the government land grant in Lake Forest, Ill. Any help would be appreciated. He was settled in Lake Forest by 1844, when my ggrandmother was born.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Clare 9 Sep 1999 12:00PM GMT 
Maureen Currier 3 Jan 2000 12:00PM GMT 
ctree2012 18 Jan 2013 5:09PM GMT 
Joy_Gray_Mazz 22 Aug 2001 12:28AM GMT 
john o'keefe 27 Aug 2002 12:09AM GMT 
John O''Keefe 27 Aug 2002 12:24AM GMT 
Edie Guinn 31 Mar 2003 6:36PM GMT 
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