When Daniel Goodland was born in 1829 in Lovington, Somerset, England, his father, William Goodland (1789-1859), was 40 and his mother, Edith (née Kelly) (1792-?), was 37. Daniel married Ann Grimes on January 17, 1856, at the Church of All Saints in Alford, Somerset, England (which was Ann’s home church).
When Samuel Bird Griffin was born on February 19, 1834, in Clevedon, Somerset, England, his father, James Griffin (1808-1847), was 26 and his mother, Mary (née Bird) (1810-1898), was 23. (The name “Bird” was carried through Samuel to his son Sidney Bird Griffin and to son John’s son Arthur Bird
Michael Eagan* was born in 1849 in Waterford, Waterford, Ireland, the son of Patrick Eagan and Brigid (or Bridget) (nee O’Brien) (1815-1867). (*note: the name Eagan is spelled both Eagan and Egan in multiple records. For completeness and given future generations seem to have settled on the spelling “Eagan,” this
John James (James) McPhail was born on April 12, 1838, in Osnaburgh, Ontario, Canada, the son of Catherine (née McIntosh) and James McPhail. James married (believe it or not) Catherine Ann McIntosh (yes, she had the same name as his mother and may have been related) on February 15, 1863, at St.