West Cork History

Samuel Vickery (1832-1912) Reminiscences to his Daughter Martha Ellen, Evansville, Indiana, USA, Childhood in Rooska, Parish of Durrus and Reendonegan, Bantry, West Cork, Family Fishery, Girls Hired to Spin Twine for Nets, Catching Sparrows in Thatch of House, Hens Fed Sour Milk and Potatoes, School at Four Mile Water (Clashadoo, Durrus), Emigration 1850 to New Orleans Upriver to Indiana

Then follows notes of Samuel’s reminiscences about his Irish childhood that were jotted down by his daughter Martha Ellen.  Samuel born 1832 was named after his 3 uncles.  The family lived at Rooska till Sam was 8 years old, at which time they moved to Reendonegan on Bantry Bay.

Courtesy Mini Nordby, Vancouver.

Memories of Samuel Vickery (1832-1912), Rooska and Indiana.

He was born in Rooska father William Warner Vickery mother Elizabeth Woulfe, Stouke, Ballydehob. In his later years in Indiana his daughter Martha Ellen took a note of his recollections…

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