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From: "Laurence A. Weaver, Jr." <>
Subject: Little - von Muller - Knickerbocker bef & aft 1800 New York City environs
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 1996 11:53:11 -0400
Little New York City environs abt 1800
von Muller New York State bef 1800
Knickerbocker " " " " "
This New Yorker (born on Broadway) has reached a dead-
end beyond his 5th generation grandparents, James and
Eliza Lynch. He needs his 6th generation Grandparents
Little's given names. From the quotation below, she
was born "von Muller". Does anyone out there have an
answer? Help (and/or suggestions) would be greatly
From the book PIONEER IRISH OF ONONDAGA, page 37 -> 41:
James Lynch was the son of Cornelius and Joanna Dooling
Lynch of Tralee, County Kery, Ireland. Originally from
the city of Dublin, Cornelius Lynch married and
setttled among the relatives of his wife in Kerry.
Their sons, James and John, both came to Onondaga
County. James had obtained a clerkship in Cork with
relatives engaged in shipping dairy products to Eng-
land. Some good fortune brought him a similar office
in the United States Navy during the War of 1812, and
he came to America. During his service he met many men
from the city of New York among whom were two brothers
named Little serving in the navy. These young men
invited Lynch to their home and there he fell in love
with their sister, Eliza, then sixteen years of age.
She was of Knickerbocker stock, her mother a daughter
of the von Mullers. Small and curly-headed, vivacious
yet haughty, she surrendered to the tall, handsome,
bold Irishman whom her brothers called their friend.
James Lynch was a gentleman of distinguished bearing,
exquisite taste in dress, and of polished manners,
upright in character and of sterling worth. His little
wife forsook for him the gay life of New York and came
up into the wilderness to Utica, where the Devereaux
family, true to their reputation made them welcome.
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