P. O. Box 132
McConnellsburg, PA 17233


#9 Celtic Sunrise

#9 Celtic Sunrise

Tom Duffey
Municipality: McConnellsburg
Structure: 5986
GPS: 39.932801 -78.000181

    This quilt block was chosen to honor the owner's Scots-Irish heritage. The thistle represents the Scots side of this heritage, and the green knot represents the Irish side.  

    The Duffey family came from Ulster before the American Revolution. Thomas Duffy was a soldier in the revolution and was a prisoner of war on the infamous British prison ship "Jersey" docked in New York Harbor during the revolution. After the war Thomas became a naturalized citizen and eventually settled in Huntingdon County, PA. His grandson William Duffey (spelling changed in this generation) bought the grist mill in Websters Mill, PA. The Duffeys have been in Fulton County ever since.