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Jane MT

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Phelan family
« on: July 22, 2010, 10:53:38 PM »

My husband, Michael Taylor, is a descendant of the Brophy, Phelan, Elliot, Blanchfield and O'Brien families of the St. Columban area. We are planning to be in the area in the near future to visit the village, church, cemetery, etc.

I received a family group photo of members of the Phelan family from Steven Vollick. The family is posed on the front veranda of the frame home. At the bottom of the porch steps is a huge flat rock. I was wondering if anyone in the forum knows the whereabouts of this particular house or if it is even still in existence.

Thank you for any assistance with this.
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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 07:37:46 AM »

Hi Jane, are you able to attach the photo to this thread or forward the photo to me via email and I'll attach it so the group can help to identify the location.

Jeff Legault
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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 04:51:18 PM »

Here's the photo courtesy of Steve Vollick if anyone can help identify where this was taken.
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Jane MT

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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 10:44:33 PM »

I've just looked at the photo again online... clearer than my copy. That is not a rock but the extension of a carpet or quilt that is also on the steps. The pattern was not visible in my own printout.
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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 11:29:26 PM »

I enhanced it a bit to make it clearer. I think you are right. Looks like a carpet. Claude our historian may have some background on this photo if we give him a few days to research his collection.
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Jane MT

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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 07:20:15 PM »

Thanks Jeff
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Jane MT

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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2010, 05:58:47 PM »

Hi Jeff,
Any word from Claude? We will be in St. Colomban tomorrow (Saturday). I'll check this again later.
Jane
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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2010, 07:01:35 PM »

If I had to guess the location of this photo it would be the old Phelan home right beside the cemetery across from the Church - but more toward the "cross-roads". When I was young - Gerald Phelan was the Postmaster and lived in this home which also served as the Post Office. He was also the Sheriff of St. Columban!

Unfortunately this home was taken down a few years ago, and it is the location of a new small shopping area with 5 or 6 stores that was just built this year.

But it is just my guess, and Claude could likely correct this comment if it is indeed at another location.

It is also the photo that we used on the cover of our DVD from our Irish event a few years ago...

Fergus
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Jane MT

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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2010, 11:40:38 AM »

Thanks for the information, Fergus. I have been in touch with Claude and he confirms what you say. Too bad Mike and I weren't there before the house was taken down.
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Re: Phelan family
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2010, 12:43:44 AM »

Jane or anyone else who has been looking at this photo-- who do you think is in it?  I see names marked on some of the figures.  (Patrick, Julia, Joe)  Can anyone read the rest of the names?  Do we know which Patrick this is?  Or approximate year it was taken? 

I am attaching my family's mystery photo.  Some of you may have seen it already.  Any ideas who? when? on mine.  Thanks
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