Our Ulster-Scot Cousins

Family Holiday Memories

In the early to mid 1800s, Jane's grandparents moved from Scotland to Northern Ireland. There, they had a family, including Jane Agnew's father David Agnew who eventually married Jenny Erskine and started their own family.  Jane was their first born and would later, at the age of 22, migrate to America. There are still other Agnew descendants living in the same area and on the same farm, attending the same Raloo Presbyterian Church there. This story is of Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman's trip she made with her daughter Anita Allison and her family and with cousin Nancy Snow. Many photos of the various old home and farm locations, along with photos of our Ulster-Scot cousins that remain in Ireland.

These cousins are related to some of the Loofbourrow family but not all.   Our family connection is through John & Mollie (Barker) Loofbourrow, as Jane Agnew Barker was Mollie's mother.  

Read more of the reunion, the 175 anniversary celebration at the Raloo Church and an opportunity to learn of our distant cousins.


Holiday Memories

A few years ago we collected holiday stories from several of our cousins and relatives and gathered them into a 35 page collection. These include stories from the turn of the century (1900) and some as recent as a few years ago. There are stories from our relatives in Iowa, Oklahoma, many from southern California area and up at Hollister. You older ones will enjoy the memories and you younger ones will get a glimpse of family Christmas' past. I hope you enjoy!

Down load the Holiday Memories collection. If you have an iPad you can download it and save it as an iBook. Most of you will probably just print it.


Thanks to fantastic family involvement in helping capture our family history, and the diligent and hard work of decades by Margie, we all now have a rich family history document that includes: interesting charts, Family Trees, Ancestor and Descendants charts, and lots of details on our ancestors..

Interested? Check out the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman or try our online Family Genealogy. This online data has a security check that prohibits seeing 'living' people but it does show our history and ancestors. Contact Ron for more details.

Gift Idea

First, the new 2nd edition of our Family Genealogy by Margie (Hockaday) Kinnaman. Margie is our family historian and this 520 page hardcover has our family history dating back to the 1600s to present.   It is sold at cost and available here at Lulu, they print and ship in about 10-14 days.

Thanks to Bob and Rich Day, Royal Day's sons, Ron Snow has transcribed and annotated Royal's 1918 diary, a diary he wrote when turning 18, graduating from High School, and starting College and adulthood.  This hardcover is sold at cost and available here at Lulu.