Margaret (b. 26 April 1865) had some sort of a serious physical handicap. In the parlance of the period ‘she was a cripple’. She never married and died in Liege, Belgium in Aug. 936 - she had worked there as a teacher for many years. Her nephew, Wallace, arranged for her to be buried in Bessbrook; but he had to stop the hearse outside Lisburn, because he had to take time to unscrew all the Catholic emblems from the Belgian-made coffin before proceeding to the Methodist graveyard in Bessbrook - local sensitivities had to b respected.
Although the younger Thomas was only 11 when the first of his nephews was born in 1881, he was always teasingly known amongst the family as ‘Uncle Thomas’. He emigrated to Providence, Rhode Island, and then to the Philadelphia area of USA, where his extended family still lives. Although Thomas had lived and died in USA, he requested cremation so that his ashes would be placed in the grave at Bessbrook. The urn took a very long time to arrive, and this led to enquiries. The report, which caused a great deal of stifled merriment, was that the ashes had been sent home by sea “because he always hated flying”. ‘Uncle’ Thomas, who was a great practical joker, had had the last laugh.
His second son Conrad (1918) carried out extensive genealogy on that section of clan Harland. Conrad (‘Deenie’) was a graduate of Germantown Friends and lived in the Philadelphia area most of his life, apart from a sojourn of 12 years in retirement in Lakeland Florida Prior to that he had been a supervisor for SEPTA for 36 years. He had a keen interest in sport, and took part in the Penn Relays in 1934 and 1935. He was an avid bird watcher and loved to sing .
Sara Harland died on 25 Aug 1892 and was buried in the family plot in Mulaghglass Old Churchyard.
Part of the townland of Derrydrummuck, where the Herdman family lived, is known as Wallace's Hill Head. From this vantage point the environs of Bessbrook under Camlough Mountain may be seen - some 15 miles away. Margaret Herdman's fourth grandchild Wallace (1888) often used to repeat the story that he had been named after "Praying Jack Wallace of the oul’ hill head". But Wallace himself was unaware of the fact that this was a real place. No one living in the area now, seems to know who their Wallace was. Similarly Jack (1885), the third grandson, was named John Herdman Harland, confirming the strong Herdman influence on the next generation.