I inherited this photo. Couple of his nieces didn't seem to know much more info. Site requires some selections re branch of service etc, but I really have no idea.
Inscription: IHS, in the memory of Bridget H., wife of William Mullen, died August 8, 1867, aged 29 years. May her soul rest in peace. Amen
Bridget was 8th child of Owen and Annie Harte Hennigan, who came over approx. 1847, from County Sligo, Drumcliffe/Barnaribbon area [fairly confirmed].
This is the older cottage. There were two on this same road, separated by a copse. The other one is replaced by modern home. See prior photo for more info.
Photo: David Paul [descendant of Peter Hennigan/Hannigan; Ann and Jimmie Hennigan of Drumcliffe/BenBulben in County Sligo; Karyn Hannigan [descendant of Edward Hannigan of New Limerick, Aroostook County, Maine]. David had hired a researcher that tracked our ancestors to this location. We are 99% certain that this is our family roots here on the side of Benbulben. Jimmie & Ann operate a B&B on the slopes of Benbulben, but the older cottages were up and behind where their domain is now. We went up there and one of the older cottages--the one that Jimmie's father grew up in--remains as a rental. The other one, where we are 'guessing' that our ancestors actually lived before emigrating, was torn down and replaced by a large modern home that is used as a vacation home evidently by the new owner. [Wishe he rented it] Anyway, in 10/07, David, my daughter, Jennifer, and myself were there and visited Jimmie and Ann briefly. They were very hospitable to their 'drop-in' cousins and are somewhat interested in the genealogy. Ann will occasionally respond to my emails as she is very gracious. One of their offspring is evidently pursuing some of the family info, so maybe we can obtain more from them eventually. More photos.
This is how it appears today. I forget the name of the owners currently. The railroad tracks are just down the incline from the house...and Ned [Edward] Hannigan gave permission to allow the train folks to put tracks over his land with the agreement that it would slow down when passing thru so that the boys [his sons] could hitch a ride into town.
My maternal grandparents and my mother's youngest sister.
Benjamin Barton, served in WWI. Became a missionary and died young of malaria.
Byron served in WWII, in Europe. Photo taken at his sister's place in East Hodgdon. [Mildred Merritt Howard]