|The "Irish Wall"|
In a prior post, we discussed Con Hollohan and his property known as Cuba Rock. According to his descendant Charles Esling, his home was the center of Roman Catholic worship until 1772. The northern portion of his tract became Mount Cuba. Con settled the land about 1747, and his estate sold the property to Evan Phillips in 1793. It’s reasonable to assume that Phillips took over Con’s home.
Based on research done in 1986, we made the circumstantial case that Con’s homestead was in the very southwest corner of his property. Part of that evidence was a stone wall that still stands today. I’ve now had the opportunity to visit that wall and do some additional land research, and would like to share the results.