1. Last week, I wrote about Rowan County, North Carolina where my 7th great grandfather lived. This week, I'm going to write about his wife- Jane Thornbrugh (1737-1796).
Jane's grandparents were both from Ireland.
Edward Thornbrugh (1687-1734) was from Cootehill, Cavan, Ireland & Sarah Hannah Mary Haman was born in Lurgan, Galway, Ireland.
Part 1: Cootehill, Ireland
Cootehill is a market town in the County of Cavan in Ireland. It was established in 1725 and gets its name from the marriage of Thomas Coote and Frances Hill. Thomas Coote was a judge of the Court of King's Bench (Ireland).
I found a neat little website that is all about Cootehill tourism: http://www.cootehilltourism.com/.
Here are some notable things I saw on the site that I think would be interesting to check out if I were to ever visit this town!
~Cootehill Heritage Walking Tour: I am all about tours- especially when it involves history!
~Along this walk is the St. Michael's Chapel, built in 1826- the church is no longer there, but the site is
this church was demolished in 1929 :(
~All the outdoor activities- hiking, fishing, golf!
Part 2: Lurgan, Ireland
Luran is a town in the county of Armagh, Northern Ireland. Lurgan has a lot of straight, wide planned streets and rows and rows of cottages.
There are a lot of historic homes, including the Brownlow House- the home of William Brownlow. It is also known as "Lurgan Castle".
The Lurgan Park was orginially part of the Brownlow estate but is now a public park.
St. Peter's Catholic Church- located on North Street- built in 1832- beautiful!