Here is some family history courtesy of David Drader. David is descended from Francis Kearney & Eleanor Nelson. Their daughter, Mary Catherine Kearney, my 2nd Great Grandmother, was David's Great Grandmother's ( Ardellia Kearney) sister. That would make me a third cousin once removed to David. David's line is Francis Kearney, Ardelia + Joseph Chapman Drader, Joseph Earl Drader, Clarence Drader, David E. Drader b. 1944. He has recorded the Kearney-Nelson line that goes a long way back. He also has provided me with a portrait of Francis Kearney & Eleanor Nelson, and two transcribed letters from Mary Catherine Kearney.
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