Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Families

NOLAN FAMILY, 1893 – 2009

TAGS: Nolan Family; Pine Mountain Settlement School; Pine Mountain Community; PMSS Workers; PMSS Boarding School Students; PMSS Community School Students; Nolan Family Reunion; Nolan Family history & genealogy; Revolutionary War; Irish immigrants; double wedding in the Chapel; Scearce Family; Metcalf Family; highlights from the PMSS Collections; Uncle Calvin Nolan; C.A. Nolan; pioneers; Mary Wadkins; Ann Watkins; War of 1812; Wilderness Road; Cumberland Gap; John Nolan; William Nolan

Members of the Nolan Family lived in the community of Pine Mountain since very early years. The obituary* for Elhannon Nolan records that Elhannon’s family came to Harlan County, Kentucky, from Virginia with a land grant given to John Nolan, Elhannon’s great-grandfather, after the Revolutionary War and which included the site of the future city of Middlesboro. (*Lexington Herald-Leader, June 29, 1941. See image in GALLERY below.) 

Many Nolans were among the student body at Pine Mountain Settlement School.

Variant spellings of the surname Nolan include Nolin, Nolen and Nowland.

For additional assistance in locating histories of families in Eastern Kentucky see:

Harlan County, Kentucky Genealogy – FamilySearch Wiki

Nolan Family: HISTORY

“Nolan comes from Nuall, which means nobleman, and is a name that goes back to the mists of early Irish history,”  according to Ida Grehan, author of  A Little Book of Irish Family Names

The Nolan Family is one of the oldest families in eastern Kentucky and their annual reunion is generally held at Pine Mountain Settlement School.

There are at least two versions of the story of John Nolan’s immigration from Ireland to America: An account of an interview with one of his great-grandchildren, Calvin H. Nolan, was published in the November 1921 issue of Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School. The other appeared in The Harlan Daily Enterprise in 1976, by Mabel Collins whose resource was C.A. Nolan.

JOHN NOLAN’S IMMIGRATION FROM IRELAND – According to Calvin Nolan. Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School, November 1921, page 3.

The talk of our old neighbors, who remember when land was bartered from the Indians, and witch doctors could charm a bullet so it would go round a corner after an enemy, is the precious treasure of Pine Mountain. These pioneers of the “young times,” whose like the world will never know again, hold you spellbound with tales told them by their grandsires.

The other day Uncle Calvin (Nolan), as he sat on his porch in the mellow autumn sunshine, fell to talking of the Nolans, his forebears. His “great-grandpap, when he was only a chunk of a boy”, was playing on the deck of a ship in the harbor of Dublin, and was carried out to sea before he knew it. The sailing master would not turn back, and the lad was forced to work his passage to America, “as was the way for one in his fix.” He landed in Maryland and was bound out seven years to learn the potter’s trade. One day while he was molding saucers, Miss Mary Wadkins came along and showed such interest in his occupation that he dropped a hot saucer into the apron she daringly held outstretched. The saucer burned a hole through, and broke as it fell to the ground! “This action,” said Uncle Calvin, “led to talk, which produced an acquaintancy, out o’ which grew the intimacy of love — so to courtin’ an’ weddin‘.”

The tale has it that he became one of the first gentlemen of Maryland and one of Washington’s bodyguard. When the Revolutionary War had passed, he settled in Mecklenburg County, Virginia, where Uncle Calvin’s grandfather was born. Then you have the picture of the pioneer going deeper into the wilds, as far as the Clinch River in Virginia. “Come along the War of 1912,” and he volunteered at Tazewell, fighting under General Gaines at Fort Erie.

Later, being the “game-follerin’ kind,” he led his family along the Wilderness Road, through Cumberland Gap, and into Kentucky County, Virginia, as Kentucky was then called. Where Middlesboro is now, he found a “wild and unappropriated land,” which he and his son surveyed, and which “properly would belong to the Nolans,” had they not continued to follow the game up the Pine Mountain Valley. “Grandpap’s twelve children populated the wilderness a right smart in those days.”

[For the rest of the interview, in which Calvin Nolan talks about his own life in the Pine Mountain Valley, go to CALVIN NOLAN Biography.]

JOHN NOLAN’S IMMIGRATION FROM IRELAND – According to C.A. Nolan. The Harlan Daily Enterprise, August 1, 1976

The Nolans followed a settlement pattern common to eastern Kentucky. Mabel Collins, writing for the Harlan Daily Enterprise Sunday edition, August 1, 1976, describes the early history of the family, in an article headlined “PIONEERS FOUND WAY TO COUNTY.” In a handwritten note to “Miss Nolan,” which accompanied the clipping, Mabel Collins wrote:

The info came from C.A. Nolan, Indiana, who was born on Pine Mt. His info is always correct I have found. I don’t question it. I have received lots of help from him.

Ms. Collins tells of the two Irish brothers, John and William, who stowed away in the rigging of a large ship along with a basket of goose eggs to sustain them. They revealed themselves at sea and made enough working for the ship to sustain their voyage to America where they were sold as indentured servants for seven years by the captain of the ship.

When the Revolutionary War broke out, the two brothers fought first at Bunker Hill, then Brandywine and at Monmouth Court House and other battles. John worked through his indenture and, at the close of the Revolutionary War in 1876, he married Ann Watkins, who was also an immigrant from Ireland. The two moved to Yellow Creek near the present town of Middlesboro seeking to establish a homestead.

Middlesboro was one of the main settlements for early pioneers coming through the Cumberland Gap and it quickly became “crowded.” The family moved on to less populated land that was divided between Harlan County and Knox County. The couple and early children appear in the 1820 census for Harlan County. In 1820 John Nolan‘s age is given as 67 and his lands were assessed as worth $200, an amount that signaled that his land holdings in Harlan County were significant. Other assets listed were an old mare, $35; two cows, $20; one mule, $35; 12 hogs, $12 and the holder of one debt worth $25. He was personally indebted $25. These details are according to his application for a Revolutionary War Pension following the enactment of the pensioners right of 1820. John signed an affidavit that included these details in 1820.

The unfortunate side of his successful journey into land ownership was that the War Department refused him his pension, noting that “this man, on the account of his property, cannot be allotted a pension.”

[See GALLERY below for image of clipping (nolan_reunion_004.jpg).]

Nolan Family: GENEALOGY, 1893-2009

[The following are excerpts from emails sent to PMSS Collections by Cora Richardson on July 3 and September 6, 2017. She is the granddaughter of Allene (Nolan) and Dillard Metcalf. The text is slightly edited.]

I am interested in seeing if PMSS would have any information of some of my family members or any other information about their families that live in that section of Pine Mountain that may have had a connection with PMSS.

My grandparents were: Allene Nolan Metcalf, b. 04/1905, and Dillard Metcalf, b. 07/1904. Both went to PMSS. They were married at PMSS in 1925 or 1924 and came back for 50th anniversary along with her sister Hazel Nolan Shell and Pearl Shell. They had a double wedding.

Allene’s parents: Elhannon (other spellings: Elhannan, Elhanon) Murphy (“E.M.”) Nolan, b. 02/1862, married Sarah Jane Shell Nolan, b. 02/1885. They both lived in the area and he had a general store with the post office that he named Jane, Ky (named after his wife). … This would probably have been in the 1910-1930s (not sure on dates). Both are buried in the Nolan cemetery at Pine Mountain. Their children were: Henry, b. 1886 d. 1922, Kenneth, b. 1893 d. 1934, Blanch, b. 1902 d. 1921, Allene. It is said he died from an ice-skating accident. Henry, Kenneth and Blanch are buried in the Nolan Cemetery at Pine Mountain and I feel sure they went to PMSS.

[Above photos courtesy of Cora Richardson. Click on image to enlarge.]

Elhannon M. Nolan’s parents were Samuel L. Nolan and Louisa Creech Nolan, both are buried in the Nolan Cemetery at Pine Mountain. These graves are unmarked, no headstones for them. …

Sarah Jane Shell Nolan’s parents were John D. Shell and Mary Nolan Shell, both are buried in the Nolan Cemetery at Pine Mountain.

Dillard Metcalf’s parents were William and Elizabeth Nolan Metcalf. They lived on this side of Pine Mountain and were only married about one year. Both married other people later and had other families. Dillard’s grandmother raised him and her name was Sarah Metcalf. Sarah was the daughter of James H. and Amy Creech Metcalf. All this family is buried on the other side of Pine Mountain. Elizabeth or Lizzie was the daughter of Calvin and Sarah Blanton Nolan. They lived there close to PMSS. Not sure where Calvin and Sarah Nolan are buried. Calvin Nolan and Mary Nolan Shell were brother and sister.

Dillard’s siblings by his mother Lizzie Nolan that married Winfield Scearce are:

Calvin H. Scearce (1907 – 1987)* [SEE GALLERY]
Effie M. (Scearce) Alcorn (1909 – 1971)*
Willa (Scearce) Glen (1911 – ____)*
Claude W. Scearce (1913 – 1967)*
Frank Scearce (1915 – 1989)*
William “Tipp” Scearce (1917 – 1974)*
Bassie Scott Scearce (1919 – 2003)*
Ina Gladys (Scearce) Durham (1922 – 2007)*

Jepp “Strawberry” Scearce Metcalf (1925 – 2005)

And by his father Willie Metcalf that married Dora Blevins are:

Edna Mae (Metcalf) Patterson (1910 – 2001)*
George W. Metcalf (1912 – 1974)*
Martha Metcalf (1914 – 1916)*
Oceana (Metcalf) Mead (1916 – 1980)*
Lincoln Metcalf (1918 – 1972)*
Ruth Ellen (Metcalf) Kreiling (1920 – 2002)*
Pearl Ambrose Metcalf (1923 – 1949)*
Brutus Metcalf (1924 – ____)*
Winifred (Metcalf) Turner (1927 – 2009)*
Swanee (Metcalf) Hacker (1929 – 2002)
Herbert Hoover Metcalf (1931 – 1982)

I am not sure if any of the Scearce siblings went to PMSS but I know that several of the Metcalf siblings did go to PMSS.

The Nolan Cemetery… is located on PMSS property at the foot of Pine Mountain. … There are lots of unknown graves that are marked with field stones. Also, there is a Camp Branch Cemetery that is located very close to PMSS property. I have discovered that several of these people buried here are … the same families but there are lots of unmarked graves here as well.

[Submitted by Cora Richardson, Corbin KY, September 6, 2017.]

NOLAN FAMILY: Nolan/Metcalf & Nolan/Shell Double Wedding

[Cora Richardson quotes the following from the page titled WELLS RECORD PMSS 18 Religious Life 1913-1928:]

In 1924 the double wedding of Allene Nolan to Dillard Metcalf and Hazel Nolan to Pearl Shell, took place in the ChapelMr. Fields of Big Laurel married them, and the Laurel House girls were the “waiters.”

C. Richardson writes:

Well, Allene and Dillard are my grandparents and Hazel and Pearl are my great-aunt and great-uncle. I am enclosing a photo of their wedding day, 1924. Also, they were all four alive and we came back there and had a 50th wedding anniversary and renewal of their vows… Enclosed is a photo of this too, 1974. In the older photo, it is Dillard Metcalf, Allene Nolan Metcalf, Pearl Shell and Hazel Nolan Shell. The second photo is Pearl Shell, Dillard Metcalf, Allene Nolan Metcalf and Hazel Nolan Shell.

[Above photos courtesy of Cora Richardson. Click on image to enlarge.]


Allie Nolan Davis is mentioned in a letter from Angela Melville to Katherine Pettit, dated January 21, 1930, concerning a package of books for Allie. [image 005]. KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE 1930.

Evelyn K. Wells writes in her PMSS history of Fireside Industries: Allene Nolan, the first girl to learn weaving at Pine Mountain and set upon her loom at home, helped by the selling of her blankets to pay for the Nolans’ new kitchen and stove to say nothing of stimulating her mother to take up her forgotten art again and become our finest coverlet weaver. WELLS RECORD 13 PMSS Fireside Industries 1913-1928.

Uncle Calvin Nolan, a PMSS neighbor, tells a colorful story about his early pioneer days. He also relates a tale of his forebears, the Nolans, describing the first Nolan who sailed from Dublin to Maryland and his adventures in America. NOTES – 1921, page 3. 

Uncle Calvin and Aunt Sara Nolan were visited by Butler, who wrote in a January 1922 letter to her mother, “They surely are dear old people.” 1922 MARGUERITE BUTLER LETTERS.

 “Story of the First Chad Nolan” is among the Katherine Pettit stories gathered by Alice Cobb in 1927. ALICE COBB STORIES “Told by Miss Pettit.

Sam Turner killed Doc Nolan (greatest moonshiner in mountains, they say worth $75,000) and shot two other men…. They all have stills and everyone thinks [they were] making extra supply for Xmas when at 8 pm must have quarreled. No one knows straight of it but they were all drunk. The one who was killed leaves a wife and six children, oldest one seven years old. He was sort of head of a “still” trust as it were. So I imagine this will hurt their business. His still has been raided twice by government officials and just this fall he was caught.” 1918 MARGUERITE BUTLER LETTERS.

El Nolan’s log house and cow are mentioned in Marguerite Butler’s letter to her family, February 1915. 1915 MARGUERITE BUTLER LETTERS.

Mr. Elhannan Nolan’s “Masonic burial” is described in a June 29, 1941(?) letter from Dodd to Glyn Morris. “The old fellow expired at 79 years…he had been a member of the lodge since 1908….” ARTHUR W. DODD CORRESPONDENCE, #053.

E.M. Nolan wrote several letters to Katherine Pettit in 1912, arranging for the School’s purchase of the Shell property. GUIDE TO KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE.

Mr. [Elhannon] Nolan, “who keeps the Post Office,” tells the story of Rebel Rock, featuring his father-in-law who lived at the time of the Civil War. ETHEL S. NORTON. 

Mr. [Elhannon] Nolan is indicated as the “postmaster” in Butler’s letter dated September 18, 1920. 1920 MARGUERITE BUTLER LETTERS.

Evelyn Wells’ PMSS history mentions E.M. Nolan’s efforts in c. 1913 to interest his father-in-law, John Shell in giving land for the new school.WELLS GUIDE TO RECORD OF PINE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL 1913-1928.

Georgia Nolan is quoted as saying “Me and Evelyn [Creech] is right smart kin.” MARGARET MOTTER NOTEBOOK.

Hazel Nolan is mentioned in Butler’s letter to her mother dated September 18, 1921, as helping with cleaning Open House. 1921 MARGUERITE BUTLER LETTERS. 

Kenneth Nolan of Pine Mountain, KY, is one of three members of the Local Advisory Board listed in the 1915 BROCHURE: “THE PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL IN THE MAKING”.

Mary Katherine Nolan was part of the 1944 GRADUATING CLASS.

Evelyn K. Wells describes the early days of the School: “We did not wait for a schoolhouse to begin teaching; the House in the Woods took care of the children till snowfall, until 1918, when they were distributed in the living room of various cottages; or the first three years at the Masonic Lodge over Mr. Nolan’s store.WELLS RECORD 10 PMSS Academic 1913-1928.

The Nolan house, “across the road from the spot where the post office used to stand” was the original home (upstairs) of Pine Mountain School in 1913. ALICE COBB STORIES “Migration from Hinterlands…, c. 1940″.

[E.M.] Nolan’s Store Robbed. Store Broken Into — Clothes Taken” is the headline under “Big Laurel News” in The PINE CONE 1933 (November, page 4). Bloodhounds were used to try to find the burglar without success. It was the 5th time the store had been robbed.

Evelyn K. Wells writes in her PMSS history of Fireside Industries: “Because of the famous non-fading quality of the old blue coverlets of the mountains, we have always had the greatest interest and curiosity about the making of that color. Our attempts to reproduce the old fadeless blue, by means of the blue-pot recipe, were for years unsuccessful and the first really good blue was obtained in 1924 by Miss Lucy Nicholson [PMSS worker] and Mrs. El Nolan. WELLS RECORD 13 PMSS Fireside Industries 1913-1928. 

Home-dying is described in a NOTES – 1927 article (p. 2), stating that Mrs. Jane Nolan was taught to “set up” the blue-pot by her grandmother and had a “knack for securing the right shade of blue [that] seldom fails.”

A visit to the “Nolan place” and greetings from Mrs. Nolan are described in ALICE COBB STORIES “March of Time in Greasy Valley, 1936″.

Otto Nolan’s residence, “where Cora Scearce was staying,” was “a short walk” from the one-room district school. ALICE COBB STORIES “Visit to the Harmon Turners, 1934″. Otto’s children, Lois and Fay are listed as attending Sunday School in ALICE COBB STORIES “Handing Over Divide Sunday School…1937″.

Otto Nolan’s sweet potatoes were listed among the items exhibited by the community during the 1919 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY. Cobb visited with Otto Nolan and Reedy Nolan in ALICE COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork…1935″.

A chronology of the Laden Trail construction includes the following: “In the spring of 1934, the CCC [Civilian Conservation Corps] workers began work on the new survey made by Aaron Creech. Right of way was given by all the owners except Otto Nolan, who has paid money by neighbors and School.” LADEN TRAIL or THE ROAD.

Redie Nolan is mentioned as an attendee at the Holiness Service in ALICE COBB STORIES “Logging in Gabes Branch and Holiness Service”.

Will Nolan is briefly mentioned in a letter from Evelyn K. Wells to Katherine Pettit, dated January 16, 1922. KATHERINE PETTIT CORRESPONDENCE 1922, image 004. 

Uncle Singing Willy (Willie) Nolan “came all the way from London, Kentucky, to sing, and he was just great” as written by Alice Cobb, describing the 1935 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY. He also sang at the 1939 COMMUNITY FAIR DAY, according to Mrs. Dorothy Elsmith, who writes that his “dramatic rendering of Barbara Allen and Sweet William was to me the most authentic and appealing part of the day’s program.” He is also described in EVELYN K. WELLS TALKS at Harvard University on July 21, 1955, and in NOTES – 1926, page 4.

“In August 1917 Cecil Sharp, the noted English Collector, and his secretary, Miss Maud Karpeles, spent a brief five days at the School. Mr. Sharp’s book of folk tunes, in which Mrs. Olive D. Campbell collaborated, was already in press and he read proof for it here, so his work on folk songs was really done by the time he came here although he heard and noted whatever songs he could, finding some particularly fine ones with Singing Willie Nolan of Incline.” WELLS RECORD 14 PMSS Folk Songs and Dance 1913-1928. 

The Nolan Family is included in a list of videos produced by and about Pine Mountain Settlement School, created mostly in the 1980s. GUIDE TO VIDEO HOLDINGS, Box II #33.

The Nolan Family was among the community families who were donors of new archival material to the PMSS Collections. They “all give us hope for the future of Pine Mountain and its commitment to the shared history of the community.” PINE MOUNTAIN SETTLEMENT SCHOOL ARCHIVE TURNS A CORNER.

The Nolan land was described in a narrative told by Billy Shell, his brother and a Nolan grandson and recorded by Margaret Motter: “If I get it right Mr. Creech own most of the land around the school and next person was my grandfather who was a Nolan. His line started at the Divide at the head of Greese [sic] Creek, covered both sides of the valley down Laurel to the mouth of Bill branch which is about 10 miles from Divide. There Shell’s line started….” The story also mentions Rob Nolan and Jim Nolan. MARGARET MOTTER WRITING: “AROUND 1865 IN THIS COUNTRY“.

The Nolan Masonic Lodge, No. 806, was purportedly one of the oldest Lodges in Kentucky. Located close to Pine Mountain School [and upstairs in Elhannon Nolan’s store], the many members had long ties with the School. WILLIAM HAYES (Part I) and WELLS RECORD 10 PMSS Academic 1913-1928.


Mr. & Mrs. Nolan Bill 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942
Uncle Nolan Calvin 1919 Lavender Album Wife – Aunt Sarah?
Mr. & Mrs. Nolan Delbert 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942
Mr. & Mrs. Nolan John 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942
Mr. & Mrs. Nolan Garfield 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942
Mr. & Mrs. Nolan Otto 1934 – 1942 MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942; COBB STORIES “Visit to Line Fork/Mrs. Morris…”; “Handing…” Children: Lois & Fay attended Cobb’s Sunday School at Divide, KY.
Nolan Redie (Reedy) 1937
COBB STORIES “Logging at Gabes…”; “Visit to Line Fork/Mrs. Morris…”
Nolan Chad 1930s? COBB STORIES “Told by…Pettit” “The first Chad Nolan.”
Scearce Cora 1930s, 1935 COBB STORIES “Visit to Harmon…”; “Visit to Line Fork/Mrs. Morris…”; “Handing…” Staying at Otto Nolan’s; helped Cobb at Divide Sunday School.

Nolan Family: PMSS WORKERS

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Hottenstein Emily Teacher 1924-1926 Housemother Far House, Mar 1948 Took Dennis Anderson west for seven years. but experiment a failure. Took Wm. Nolan – very successful. 1924-1926, 1948

Nolan Family: PMSS BOARDING STUDENTS, 1927-1946



Nolan Bill 1938-04-28 1948

Nolan Diane 1949-04-17 1956

Nolan Etta 1940-08-12 1954

Nolan Freddie Allan 1946-10-30 1955

Nolan Gladys 1945-10-31 1955

Nolan Jane 1949-07-16 1959

Nolan Janice 1939-02-04 1954

Nolan Maudie Jenill 1942-08-14 1954

Nolan Joseph 1942-01-27 1955

Nolan Kyle 1945-08-23 1956

Nolan Larry 1951-04-05 1957

Nolan Mary H. 1943-01-11 1955

Nolan Melvin 1943-07-26 1957

Nolan Patrick 1947-09-14 1956

Nolan Sarah Elaine 1943-01-11 1954

Nolan Tommy 1944-08-19 1954

See Also:


MARGARET MOTTER WRITING: “AROUND 1865 IN THIS COUNTRY” (as told by Billy Shell, his brother & a Nolan grandson) [4 pages]


JOHN D. SHELL Biography 


Nolan Family: GALLERY


Nolan Family




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Nolan Family ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Pine Mountain Community ; PMSS Workers ; PMSS Boarding School Students ; PMSS Community School Students ; Nolan Family Reunion ; Nolan Family history & genealogy ; Revolutionary War ; Irish immigrants ; double wedding in the Chapel ; Nolan cemetery ; Scearce Family ; Metcalf Family ; Camp Branch Cemetery ; highlights from the PMSS Collections ; Uncle Calvin Nolan ; Notes from the Pine Mountain Settlement School ; The Harlan Daily Enterprise ; C.A. Nolan ; American Indians ; pioneers ; potter’s trade ; Mary Wadkins ; Ann Watkins ; George Washington ; War of 1812 ; General Gaines ; Wilderness Road ; Cumberland Gap ; John Nolan ; William Nolan ; indentured servants ; immigration ; Bunker Hill ; Brandywine ; Monmouth Court House ;

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Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Families — Kentucky.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.




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Cora L. Richardson, granddaughter of Allene (Nolan) and Dillard Metcalf.


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1700s – 2009

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Yellow Creek, KY ; Middlesboro, KY ; Cumberland Gap ; Knox County, KY ; Jane, KY ; Dublin, Ireland ; Maryland ; Mecklenburg Co., VA ; Clinch River, VA ; Tazewell, VA ; Fort Erie, VA ; Kentucky County, VA ;  


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Grehan, Ida. A Little Book of Irish Family Names. Appletree Press, Ltd: Belfast, Ireland, 1997. Print.

”Nolan.” GUIDE TO PMSS WORKERS 1913-2000s ; PINE MOUNTAIN VALLEY COMMUNITY RESIDENTS LIST 1910s-1940s ; GUIDE TO BOARDING SCHOOL STUDENTS, 1929-1949 ; COMMUNITY SCHOOL STUDENTS LIST Gi-Z ; BOX 32 STUDENTS Hu-Nol c. 1919-1930Series 09: Biography – Families. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

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