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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Irish Settlement – Newport, New York – Part 4

You may be wondering about the Irish Settlement, what it was and where it was. I wonder the same thing. It is still there, I think. What I have gathered from reading about it online is that a very generous person gave the land to the Catholics of the area way back in the 1800s.

A gentleman by the name of Patrick Martin willed the property known at the Irish Settlement to the Catholic community on February 8, 1834. It consisted of 50 acres. One acre of the land was reserved for the cemetery (Old St. Patrick’s Cemetery).

When I map the Irish Settlement online I find it is around Newport Road, Butler Road/Route 88, and Hawthorne Road. The satellite view shows a still very rural upstate New York location. I’ve also found pictures of the cemetery at the location. Again, this is a very rural area in appearance even today.

I did find a house for sale in Newport, New York, near the Irish Settlement. It’s only $239,000 for 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 1,704 square foot home. It looks like a gorgeous home online. It is definitely on acreage. I’d live there except for maybe not in the winter. I’m just not a snow person.

I would love to know more about the Irish Settlement and maybe even Patrick Martin. I’d also like to know exactly where my ancestors lived in the area. I hope to find this information someday.

3 comments:

  1. Still waiting on a response re Patrick Martin. Please confirm receipt of this email and I will let you have all the info on Patrick Martin.

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    1. Yes, please email me your info about Patrick Martin. kristin@zelsersk.net Thanks.

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  2. Yes, please email me your info about Patrick Martin. kristin@zelsersk.net Thanks.

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