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Happy Day After St. Patrick's Day!



Here's a photo of my great-great-great-grandfather, John Barron (the young fellow with the mutton chops).  He was born in 1831 in Wexford, Ireland, and immigrated to the US in 1849.  Shown below his photo are his immigration papers in which he renounces all allegiance to Queen Victoria.

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  1. Mutton chops, how did such a thing ever become fashionable? like mullet haircuts, another thing that makes e laugh and big afro perms on white girls where they just didn't look right.

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    1. It's almost exactly like a mullet hairdo in that it isn't a beard and it isn't NOT a beard. Mullet hairdos are not really short hair or long hair. :)

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  2. The Irish are every where most people have a bit of irish in them somewhere.
    Merle..................

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    1. I'll find out exactly how much soon - I sent away for one of those DNA kits from Ancestry.

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  3. wow this is truly treasure dear Christine!

    your great ,great ,great grandfather was very handsome and intellectual looking man

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    1. And my father is a great collector of these things. I have sooo many photos I want to share. :)

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