I think these are my relatives! This is all very intriguing! Do you have anything else you might share? If you want to contact me off-list, my email is: email@example.com
There's a bit of "mystery" around James Renselaer Daly (originally Renselaer L.). My GrGf, Lawrence appears to have married James R's mother, who would have been his sister-in-law. James' father, James, travelled to Ohio with a brother John Daly in the 1830s. There was a Reselaer JADWIN and a Carlos FISHER who were very close to the James Daly from Ireland.
What is strange is that James and John both "die" within a month of each other in 1843. Sometimes these "deaths" occurred when men left to take jobs elsewhere, and just never came back, or maybe these guys just took off!
All the land that Renselaer inherited, he sold to Lawrence, then moved to MI.
James (the father) initially passed through New York, I believe. I'm looking at this picture wondering if this was a father/son. Do you have any clue?
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