Quarry-Irish in Texas, MD

In the mid-19th century, a limestone quarry twelve miles north of Baltimore created a demand for unskilled workers. An Irish community emerged, apparently named “Texas” after the immigrants’ original destination. Stone from the Texas quarry was used for projects such as the Washington Monument and the State House in Annapolis.

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Quinns in NLI parish records

Our recent trip to Ireland encouraged me to take another look at my husband’s lines of Irish ancestry and follow up with research in the parish records now available online through the National Library of Ireland (NLI).

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