hi. i'm a very novice family-history researcher. i live in roanoke , virginia...and am looking for information on a patrick campion, who came to bolivar, penn., around 1850, from ireland.
he married mary whiley (sp?)
they had a son named James Campion (b. 1859), who married a Dora M. Hall (b. 1865). I believe they are all buried in Bolivar. I think they were Catholic.
James and Dora are my great grandparents. My grandmother Ruth Campion was their daughter.
Long story short: i am going to ireland and would love to find out what territory in ireland that my great-great grandfather Patrick Campion came from.
Also, I would love to learn anything I could about the family. there was a big split between the relatives around 1920 — oh, it is a made-for-TV-movie type of story! — and consequently our family history is very sketchy.
I'd appreciate any and all help you could give me. Thanks so much!