Jim, you gave so many people the courage to think and talk about the Spirit world, and to expand our awareness. Bob & I will miss meeting you in Oct. You have lived a full and interesting life. Rest well my friend knowing you will never be forgotten.
So far I haven't made any Byrne connections to New York, but your James Byrne is offered as an Ancestry.com hint for me all the time. My James Byrne (my great-uncle) was born in Newtownbarry/Bunclody, Wexford, Ireland ~1876. My research indicates that he emigrated to America in 1893, and I know he lived in Denver (with his sister/my grandmother Sarah Byrne Murphy) ~1898-1900. Another relative has family letters from Ireland that refer to Jimmy dying in a horse accident ~1901.
there is no obvious connection to My Byrne family. but I know there was a large family of them in Wexford, Newtownbarry in Ferns. The 1911 and 1901 Ireland census might give you a better idea of their town. From the dates you gave me it appears that your Ascending Byrne is close in age to my Thomas Byrne born in 1832, which could make them brothers in a large family or cousins.
Jim, This format is really new to me. Stuck in email and FB. So please forgive. If I'm not doing this right, let me know.....don't let me suffer in silence! I have been doing genealogy research (such as it is) for about 10 years now but don't seem to being making a whole lot of progress, relatively speaking. There is just so much to learn. So, it appears that the lines I have had the most success with are in SC, NC, VA area. My family up north is a total dead end, brick wall!
Hi Jim, I was just thinking, the man I found the info on Andreas Koch lives in Canada and is a very good friend of mine. I didn't know if you knew this or not but, his name was changed to Coe, If you feel there is a connection I could hook you two guys up. He had told me that his mother kept telling him that they were Pennsylvania Dutch, but, he could never figure it out until I found his ancestor, I love genealog books.
The Kendigs were in the early years from southern part of Lancaster County, my one ancestor was married to a Kendig. I lived in Mountville and did not know anything about the people you were talking about. I do know that the early Kendig's I am talking about were mennonites. Do you happen to know who your orginal ancestor was in the Koch family? I had bought a condensed book on the Hessian Soldiers that were prisoners here in Pennsylvania, in Lancaster City, on the same side of Duke St. as the Elks Club. I had found information on Andreas Koch who was captured and brought here and then made his way to New York State.