Wednesday, November 23, 2022

The Place I Live: Redford

gallagher farm in redford

I stayed with my grandmother on Standish Rd. in Redford for many summers. No running water and we cooked with the wood stove. Those were the happiest days of my life. The farm was settled by my Irish ancestors in the late 1800s Following a trip to Ireland it became crystal clear why they settled in this beautiful land. The mountains were very close to the beautiful land they were forced to leave. Fields of hay and handsome rock walls that separated properties were identical to their home country.
— Maureen Wrightsman

Photo at top: A historical photo of the Gallagher Farm in Redford, provided by Maureen Wrightsman. The woman in the center is Wrightsman’s great-grandmother Rose Elizabeth Coffey Gallagher, who was born in 1861. Wrightsman estimates the photo was taken in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.  Her great-grandfather was Thomas Gallagher, born in 1857. Her ancestors came from Mullingar, County Westmeath Ireland during the Potato Famine, dating back to her great-great-great grandfather, James Gallagher, who was born in Ireland.

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One Response

  1. Bob Meyer says:

    Another beautiful share. Thank you.

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