'Pioneer Irish of Onondaga (about 1776-1847),' by Theresa Bannan, M.D., G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, 1911, pp. 239-240, Marcellus
Robert McHale, now more than fourscore years of age, came from Kilcommon, County Mayo, when seventeen years old and has spent most of his life in Marcellus. He married Nora Burke.
The men he knew as old-time residents and believed to be the first Irishmen in the town were John McNally, Thomas Kelly, John Leahy, Michael Melia, Peter Coyne, John Kirwin, Patrick McLaughlin. Others who came before 1847 were Thomas Hogan, Daniel Purcell, Bernard Powell, Patrick McCarthy, William Dolan and his wife, Mary Flannery, and Mrs. William Hackett (born Gleason).