My Ancestors...My heroes
My ancestors who emigrated to the United States in 1849 were Edward Bennett and Honora Byrne from Wicklow, Ireland. During a time where the Great Potato Famine was in its fourth year, my ancestors seemed to have the strength and courage to survive. Then they pressed on to a new country, which had to be so scary. There they found a plot of land in Albany, New York, and raised a family. Although neither held high office or did anything to make the history books, they are truly my heroes.