Daniel Boone relatives meet Fess Parker ( Daniel Boone)
As a child my mother did some research into our family history. It was her belief that she was related to Daniel Boone. We know that we are related to Rita Boone, but we were never able to prove the connection to Daniel Boone. My cousin Carol Lynton , my mothers sisters daughter , many years ago was Fess Parkers standin, for the Daniel Boon TV program. When they learned that Carol was a relative of Daniel Boone they invited all of us to the set of Daniel Boone to meet Fess Parker. The Hollywood Reporter covered the story and we all were all featured in a story in the Hollywood Reporter. I would love to know if I really am related to Daniel Boon.
On my fathers side of the family my great great grandfather was on the Sultana going north on the Mississippi after the Civil War. He was on the Sultana when it Exploded.
He was one of the few survivors. He drifted down the Mississippi for days on a piece of drift wood, before being found .The Sultana is still considered one of the greatest maritime desasters in American History. I have traced the McElrea family back to the day that we arrived in Baltamore, but have not traced it back to Ireland and the McElrea families in Irland. What I would like to know is. Am I related to all McElrea in Ireland ? There are not that many McElreas in Ireland and some other McElreas in Canada think we are all are related. There are also some well known McElreas in New Zeland.
Wood love to hear from you. Thank You Very Much, Laurence McElrea