Tag Archives: Gallagher

The Muckles of Bodie

My great grandparents Tom Muckle and Bessie Gallagher lived most of their lives in Virginia City, Nevada where they were married in 1871. Tom died there in 1922. Bessie moved to San Francisco with her daughter Maggie and family in … Continue reading

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Searching for the birthplace of our Gallaghers in Ireland

My wife and I spent five weeks in Ireland in 2002 looking for the birthplaces of my six great grandparents who were born in Ireland. We spent a week in County Down with some Muckle relatives who showed us around … Continue reading

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The Gallagher Girls of Virginia City

Times were tough in rural Ireland in the years following the Great Famine. One son would inherit the small family farm and his siblings would have to find some other place to live. Peter Gallagher inherited his father’s farm and … Continue reading

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