In my Mother's blood runs a bit of Ireland. Yes, her great grandfather, Docton Brown, was born in Ireland. He then migrated to America and grew up in the Colerain, Bertie County, NC area. Did you know there was a Colerain in Northern Ireland.....hmmmmm?
The ancestors had always told that story of how "we came from Ireland". Just recently, I found the 1920 census where the proof was written down.
One of the sons of Docton Brown answered the question as to where was your father born?........
Ireland, he states. What is the mother tongue?..........Irish, he states.
That's proof enough for me. Happy Saint Patrick's Day from an Irish girl!