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MARY ELLEN'S NUGGETS Homepage of Mary Ellen

MARY ELLEN'S NUGGETS

On this website, you will find family histories of the Wheltons, Horrigans, McCarthys of Peabody/Salem Massachusettes and Bromans of Meriden Connecticut.

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THE BROMANS has arrived!
thanks to the help of the Swedish RootsWeb folks. You can contact them at SWEDEN ROOTSWEB . Turns out I had been looking at the wrong family in Sweden when looking for "my" Bromans and now, being on the right path, I have gone back 2 generations! See the information about Albertina Berg Broman's ancestors under the Berg Family!
A big nuggets thank you to DON MCMAHON who sent, unasked for, out of the kindness of his heart,
the l20th Anniversary Booklet from the Swedish Baptist Church of Meriden, Conneticut .

I have included copies of the actual pages of the booklet and a transcription of the Swedish text. Anyone who could provide me with a translation into English would get my eternal gratitude!





THE IRISH SIDE OF THE FAMILY

I begin with the Wheltons, since my data extends back into the eigtheenth century, the longest of my family lines. Besides longevity, it contains the murder of my ggreataunt, Ellen Whelton/Crowley by her husband Patrick in 1886.
The WHELTON family tree.
Ellen Whelton/Crowley, my ggreataunt, was murdered by her husband, Patrick Crowley in 1886. This is a very sad and unfortunate story. For copies of the actual newspaper clippings from the Salem Evening News, please see Robins Egg.


Then there is the history of the prolific and "Jeremiah" happy Horrigan family.
The HORRIGAN family tree.
Trying to figure out who is who among the Jeremiah Horrigans makes quite a puzzle! Turns out that, according to the good folks on the Cork, Ireland website, that the first son traditionally took the name of his father's father. This would perpetuate the name of some primordial ancestor, like some Jeremiah Horrigan. When the Irish came to the US, it seems like they decided Jeremiah was not such a hot name and the name disappears.

Now I have put some of the data regarding the McCarthy family tree, a family from Kilcummin Parish, Kerry Ireland.
The McCARTHY family tree.

Photos of the older generation of Wheltons, McCarthys and Horrigans have been placed together since they are too difficult to separate.
IRISH FAMILY PHOTOS






Switching countries to Sweden,here is the family history of the Bromans.
The BROMAN family tree


I have found new data regarding the family of Albertina Berg Broman!
The BERG family tree



Tracing Swedish families can be difficult since before the mid 19th century, the Swedes used patronomics; that is, Lars, son of Eric would be Lars Ericson. Lars' son Karl would be Karl Larsson. Karl's son Johan would be Johan Karlson. The Swedish military decided it was too difficult to keep track of people with this system and enforced the taking of a "surname" or "family name." Thus names were changed to Berg, which means mountain, or Broman, which means bridge keeper, or bridge toll taker, most likely a job title.


For some photos of the older generation of Swedes BROMAN FAMILY PHOTOS
Note particularly the beautiful photo of Albertina Broman and young Edith!




FOR INFORMATION ABOUT SOURCES FOR THESE PAGES, INTERESTING LINKS TO WHELTONS AND OTHERS, AS WELL AS RECENT PHOTOS, PLEASE GO TO PAGE 2

STILL,alas, UNDER CONSTRUCTION


This page belongs to Mary Ellen, Please e-mail me if you have questions or any possible genealogical connections! Or if you want to say "hello!." Also, anyone with an older family photo of a Whelton or a Horrigan. I have more Broman photos I can display, but I have put out most of the good old Whelton and Horrigan photos in my possession. .