Pictures of Memorials, Ancestors, Scenery, etc.

in support of the NOLANFAMILIES.ORG early family research website

John Nolan Jr. & Anna Donahoe - c1916, Litchfield, NY481 viewsAround 1876, at the age of 18, John emigrated to the US and found work as a farm hand in Herkimer county, NY. Within a year or two of his arrival, around 1877-78, he married Anna Donahoe. Their first child, also called John, was born in 1879. John and Anna had 12 children: John, Margaret, Mary, Sarah, Michael, Dennis, Thomas, Ellen (Nellie), Merton, Edward, Agnes, and Ruth.
The Nolan boys - 1917533 views5 of John and Anna's 6 sons
(John, the eldest son, drowned in 1913)
front row: Merton, Dennis
back row: Michael, Thomas, Edward.
At the time the picture was taken,
Dennis, shown in uniform, came home
from fighting in Germany (during WW1).
John Nolan, Sr. c1915 - Litchfield, NY456 viewsJohn Sr., born in August 1822, joined his son, John Jr., in America after the latter had saved enough money to pay for his passage to America . According to family tradition, John Sr's wife, Mary Connor, and mother to John Jr. died young while the family was still living in Co. Carlow. The picture was taken at the family farm in Litchfield township when John Sr. was about 94 years old. John and Mary had 6 known children: Mary, Julia, John, William, James, and Michael.
Mary Nolan, daughter of John Jr. & Anna - c1905462 viewsProfessional photograph of Mary, the second of 6 daughters born to John & Anna.
The original picture, taken around 1905, was restored and colored in the 1960's.
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