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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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