Surname Saturday/A Wee bit o’ Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

Long ago and far away. Lived a young man named Michael and himself  born in Northern Ireland about 1710.

When himself ventured to this country fair and left the Isle of Green it is not sure, but we find Michael and his clan in Allentown (Craig’s Settlement) PA as early as 1747. On Find A Grave we find himself buried at the Presbyterian Cemetery Northampton, Northampton County Pennsylvania, USA. Michael and Bridget are both buried in that cemetery.

Himself is found in THE HISTORY OF BUCKS COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA, CHAPTER XXXVII, SMITHFIELD; Allen; MOUNT BETHEL; MOORE; EASTON; 1746 TO 1750from the discovery of the Delaware to the present time by W. W. H. Davis, A.M., 1876 and 1905* editions

The Scotch-Irish settlers in Allen moved in favor of forming the  township in 1746. Jonathan [John*] McCartney, Michael Clide and many others including the Craig’s are listed as signers to prove this settlement. John and Michael  I believe are two of my grandfathers.  I am descended from Michael twice.  Himself and Bridget are my 6th great grandparents. My fourth grandparents are if everything is correct,  first cousins.

Descendants of Michael /Clyde/
1-Michael /Clyde/ b. Abt 1710, Northern Ireland?, d. 7 May 1794, bur. Allen
Township Northampton Co. PA
+Bridget // b. Norhern Ireland?, d. 15 Dec 1786, Allen Township Northampton
Co. PA, par. Unknown and Unknown
2-Margaret /Clyde/
+John /McCartney/ b. Bef 1750, Scotland, d. After 1780, Columbia Co. PA,
par. Unknown and Unknown
3-Isaiah /McCartney/ b. 17 Nov 1776, d. 27 Feb 1847, Salt
Creek Township, Wayne Co., OH, bur. Fredericksburg West Side Cemetery
2-Eliza Clyde //
+James /Hudders/ par. James /Hudders/ and Margaret //
3-Lettice /Hudders/ b. 15 May 1786, Pennsylvania, d. 1 Mar 1864, Salt
Creek Township, Wayne Co., OH, bur. Fredericksburg West Side Cemetery

So my bit of Irish is doubled 😀  I will wear my colors proudly today!

and just a wee bit of Irish to share……..

From Saint Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ be with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ in me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ on my right
Christ on my left
Christ where I lie
Christ where I sit
Christ where I arise
Christ in the heart of every man
who thinks of me
Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me
Christ in every eye that sees me
Christ in every ear that hears me
Salvation is of the Lord

Happy Hunting!

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