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[Torrens List] Re: My mysterious great grandmother

In article <545C530F-1C92-445B-AF89-6BCFB4863804@xxxxxxxxxxx>,
   Laurie Pavlos <jandlpavlos@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> My great grandparents were William James Hamilton Hall (whose  
> geneological information is quite extensive) and Margaret Torrens.   
> They immigrated to the U.S. separately; he in 1889 and she in 1894 or  
> 1895.  A geneology of the Hall family done by a relative in Ireland  
> states that Margaret was from Garvagh and that she had a grandmother  
> who was a Hamilton.

> Her birth date is variously given as 1875, 1876, 1877 or 1880 -  
> perhaps she didn<t think it was proper for the census-taker to ask.   
> Her daughter recorded her birth as September 1, 1875.  She died in New  
> York in 1958.

> I have not been able to find her immigration records, names of  
> siblings or parents, or records in Ireland, and would very much like  
> to.  Her story always piqued my interest; she didn<t like to old man  
> she was betrothed to so she slipped out with some >borrowed" money and  
> came to the U.S. as a teen.

> I would appreciate any help in learning more about her family.

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