The Irish were present at the creation of Georgia as a British colony in 1733. The second Royal Governor (1757-1760) of the colony was the Monaghan-born naval explorer Henry Ellis. By treaty signed in 1763 with the Creek Indians, a tract of land was transferred which was roughly…Continue
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Before Columbus, Europe had never tasted potatoes, tomatoes, red peppers, chocolate, pumpkins, coconuts, pineapples, strawberries, and much more. All these food items are native to the Americas. Although explorers brought potatoes back from the New World in the early 1500s,…Continue
Born in Texas, mother's maiden name Hartt, extremely shy, had a genius IQ by age 11 of 147, starred in Flamingo Road, Pee Wee’s Big adventure, and Dallas?
She is a political activist very interested in science and has a large twitter…Continue
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Thomas Fitzsimons was born at Ballikilty, County Wexford, Ireland in October of 1741 to Anthony Fitzsymons in the mid-1750s. We know his mother's name was Jane, but we do not have a record of her maiden surname. Fitzsimons immigrated to Philadelphia where his father…Continue
The law-officer, whose business was to apprehend criminals, was long- known popularly as the "catch-pole." But few remembered that he obtained that designation due to the fact that he originally carried with him a pole fitted by a peculiar apparatus to catch a…Continue