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DREEN
Near Cullybackey, Co. Antrim
CHESTER ALAN ARTHUR - 21st. President (1818-1885)
Born 1829, Arthur studied law and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1845. He did not pursue nomination in 1884 and died in November that year.
 
DERGINA
Near Ballygawley, Co. Tyrone
ULYSSES S. GRANT - 18th. President


 
BONEYBEFORE
Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim
ANDREW JACKSON - 7th. president

 
DERGALT
Near Strabane, Co. Tyrone
WOODROW WILSON - 28th. President

 
CONAGHER
Dervock, Ballymena
WILLIAM McKINLEY - 25th. President
The ancestral home of William McKinney, born in Niles, Ohio in 1843. McKinley was elected in 1896 and assassinated by a terrorist whilst in office in 1901.

 
BALLYLOUGH
Kilraughts, Ballymoney
Dr. JOHN YOUNG
Emigrated to America and became a distinguished barrister in Indianapolis. He helped Lincoln in the presidential campaign of 1860. Young was appointed to the Diplomatic Corps and returned to Ireland in 1861 as Consul to the Port of Belfast. until 1866. He died in Indiana.
 
CULCRUM
Cloughmills
SAMUEL ROBINSON
Emigrated to Philadelphia and founded the American Stores Company and invented the shopping trolley. He donated funds for the erection and endowment of the Robinson Memorial Hospital (opened 1932) for the people of the district where he was born and in memory of his parents.

 
DRUMAGLEE
Frosses Road, Cloughmills
SAMUEL McCLURE
Born in 1858 and emigrated to America to found the first American newspaper syndicate and McClure's magazine (1893-1933). Regarded as the man who discovered Kipling.

 
Ulster American Folk Park
2 Mellon Road
Castletown
Omagh
Co Tyrone
BT78 5QU
Tel: (028) 8224 3292
website
An outdoor museum of emigration telling the story of the people who left here in the 18th. & 19th. centuries. The site is made up of over 29 exhibit buildings and a full scale replica of an early emigrant sailing ship, The Brig Union.  Ulster American Folk Park
Costumed interpreters tell stories of the emigrant families and give demonstrations of traditional crafts. The 38 bed residential centre has a full events calendar with over 20 educational programmes.


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