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Newsletter for August, 2009

Perhaps, the end of triple digits is in sight - that is a welcome relief to those of us trapped in our house cave. We can only come out after the sun goes down to see if the world outside has changed any or what.

We have had an opportunity to work on several things on the website while in the house cave. They are shown below. One of the items worked on led to a discussion on the possibility of Emily D. West (Morgan) and Emily (West) de Zavala having been one and the same. In the end it was generally agreed, among those with whom the subject was discussed, that they were two distinct persons who happened to have the same name, depart for Texas from the same port, have the same arrival in Texas mode and date, both spent time in New Washington and at the de Zavala residence. It was also agreed to be open to whatever future evidence may lead us to embrace.

The Celtic Connection to Texas History

There is a new graphic of the Alamo in the Revolution in Texas section.

The section on the Texas Revolution after San Jacinto has been expanded with the addition of several maps and the status of the Mexican Army still in Texas.

The Yellow Rose of Texas legend has been expanded upon. Most historians agree the song was attached to the legend after the fact and that like the de Zavala theory, is based on coincidental events not necessarily realted.


Some new material has been added to the Moran Chronology section, Zozimus section and the Moran websites.

Expanded the family pictures for John Moran, Gerard P. Moran section, to accomodate a family request.


There are two sides to every story and in my direct family's case that other side of the Moran family is the Traynor family. Of course this changes as you go back or forward in generations, but in the case of my Father, his mother's maiden name is Traynor. That makes all my Father's brothers and sisters (13) and their children, and their children, etc. related as well. Kate Sullivan, daughter of my Father's sister Kae Moran (Sullivan), has built a website showing the Traynors and all the allied families. It has gotten to be quite a genealogical database and has provided many finds including the interrelationship of several of the same families over the generations and finding a large number of cousins in New Zealand. Kate Sullivan, daughter of Jim Sullivan and Kae MORAN Sullivan, who put together the TRAYNOR family genealogy. can be reached at this e-mail address:kategalway@yahoo.com That site is http://www.tribalpages.com the username is "Traynor" for the ID ( password), please e-mail Kate.


There have been some additions to the Garden section.

Updated the Hook 'em Horns .PPS


No changes or additions here.

This newsletter is for the readers of the website maintained by G. P. Moran at celticowboy.com. The website contains information on a range of subjects including Irish history, Texas history, Moran Family genealogy, and other subjects of interest to G. P. Moran and readers of the site.

E-Mail us at: gpmoran@celticowboy.com

or use regular mail at : G. P. Moran

9715 Stonemont

Laporte, Texas 77571

If you wish to write an article for the next newsletter, please send it to either of the above addresses.

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