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Irish Colonel Beresford

Irish Colonel Beresford

John Cunningham (View posts)
Posted: 1035442916000
Classification: Query
Looking for any information on a Colonel Beresford who built a large house near Pettigo, County Donegal, Ireland in early to mid 1800s.
John Cunningham.

Re: Irish Colonel Beresford

K Larson (View posts)
Posted: 1052279801000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Beresford
Dear Mr. Cunningham,

My gggrandfather was John Beresford, m. Margaret, b. 1832 in Ireland. In the same family cemetery is a John Peoples and Mary Beresford Peoples from County Donegal. They settled in Henderson County Illinois. The Hendersons go back to County Antrim from the late 1700s via NJ. I am in touch with Beresfords from County Antrim and believe we are related just moved to the two largest cities, Londonderry and Belfast.

Any relation?

Kay Larson

Re: Irish Colonel Beresford

Posted: 1072190511000
Classification: Query
Kay, you are a wonder!! John Peoples and Mary Beresford Peoples are my gggrandparents on my fathers side. None of the family seems to have any info on them at all, not even accurate birth or death dates. If you would email me the location of the cemetary in Henderson county perhaps I can pay it a visit in the future.Thank you, Nancy Peoples Brown

Re: Irish Colonel Beresford

Kay Larson (View posts)
Posted: 1072499926000
Classification: Query
Dear Nancy,

I was just at the library today and found new information, mainly that my John Beresford was born in 1822 according to the Henderson Co. cemetery book (not as in census which has birth 1832). The dates listed are John Peoples, b. 1812, Mary Berresford, b. 1825, s. Hans Berresford, 1863-1943. Also Olive Peoples is buried next to my ggrandfather, Joseph Worden.

Search on the Beresford family forum for Greg Peoples' query. He's your cousin. He told me a 1796 flax owners' census has the Peoples listed as being from County Donegal.
Beresfords seem to be from both Donegal and Antrim which makes sense as they're the counties for Londonderry and Belfast. Protestants mostly populated the cities. In Antrim was a William Beresford, s. Andrew, m. Jane Gibb. James Gibb, b. 1817 is buried next to Wm. Berresford in Henderson Co.

So this leads me to believe that John and Mary Beresford were brother and sister and James Gibb came with them to IL. This may also mean that John is William's, of Antrim, brother, although no siblings have been found in the Templepatrick, Belfast, graveyard which reinforces the Donegal idea. A US historical stopover seemed to be Jefferson Co., OH as Moores, Gibbs, Boyds, Wordens, and Beresfords were all there with some place names the same. (In the cemetery listing Beresford is spelled with one and two r's; for instance my great-uncle Norman is listed twice with one and two r's.)

So join the cousins: Peg Borowski (a Beresford-Gibb), CA; Tom Beresford Kueny, IA and Maureen Beresford O'Neill, Birmingham, Eng, and Greg.

I'm on the East Coast, but want to get back soon. It's the Salter's Grove cemetery in Biggsville.

Cousin Kay

Re: Irish Colonel Beresford

Posted: 1127386566000
Classification: Death
Surnames: Beresford Peoples
I have the following information on John Beresford from an article in the Oqwaka Spectator, Oquawaka, IL, dated 22 Dec 1864.
Beresford, John: died 18 Dec 1864 at the residence of his son-in-law John Peoples, age 79yrs. Got up in night, wandered outside and was lost in cold, froze to death.
There may be more information if you get the microfilm from LDS for this newspaper as this is an index only.

Re: Irish Colonel Beresford

Posted: 1127387777000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Beresford, Hutchinson, Reed, Gibbs, McCullen, Gordon
I am also interested in the Gibb name included in your post, I wonder if this article from the Oquawaka Spectator may have an error with the name "Gibbs":
'Irish Emigrants
By the steamer Gayoso, on Wed. night last, several emigrants, direct from County Antrim, Ireland arrived at this place, in good health, and intend to take up their residence in this county. The party consisted of Wm. Reed and family of six persons; Paul Gibbs and sister. Mr. Reed and family are now at the house of his cousin, Wm. John Hutchinson. One year ago a number of relatives and friends of these emigrants started to this country and arrived In New Orleans in good health and spirits, but before reaching St. Louis, more than half of their number were stricken down by cholera. from The Oquawka Spectator June 5,1850'
My study is the HUTCHINSON family and James McCullen Gordon Hutchinson is believed by some family member to have been born near Templepatrick, Antrim County. His birthdate is 11-3-1790 and he first immigrated to N.J. He settled in Biggsville, IL.
How did you get information about the grave yard in Templepatrick?
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