Tag Archives: Brandywine Creek

A Family History Photograph for Mother’s Day

By | 12 May 2013

The Toy Family (my wife’s family) came from Ireland to Delaware in the early 1800’s and settled in Henry Clay Village on the banks of Brandywine Creek.  Just in time for mother’s day, my research turned up this photograph of the main Toy property in Henry Clay, which was owned by three generations of Toys: James A Toy… Read More »

Daniel Toy of Donegal (1832)

By | 27 April 2013

We found something long thought unfindable today. The tombstone of Marianne’s great-great-great grandfather. Marianne was born Marianne Toy.  Six generations ago, Daniel Toy left Donegal for America and came to work in the E.I. du Pont powder mills. He lived in Henry Clay Village on the Brandywine with his wife Rosanna (Coyle).  Twelve years later, he was killed in… Read More »