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You need to have continuity because we are. All unique . Happy new year
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On 31 Dec 2014, at 13:24, Jane Dixon Anderson via
I still cannot get messages from FG and have to go into the Archives to read messages. I
thought your question was a good one and may relate to one that I found a few years ago.
A cousin in Michigan and I were searching for the family of George Elliott & Isabella
Hilliard (one of my many Elliott-Hilliard marriages). They had 10 children, all born in
Sessiaghkelta (the Pettigo area) - he was born in Sessiaghkelta and she was born in
Gortnessy. Since we could no longer find them in Ireland, we assumed they came to the US
or Australia - but where? Their Elliott name on the 1880 census was misspelled - spelled
as it probably sounded to the census taker (something like Ahllot). There they were,
living in Ohio on a farm. A few years later, they had moved to Adrian, Michigan - which
as it turns out, is right next to where my cousin lived. They were under her nose all the
time! We think they came because of the land and opportunities to farm, but like you we
wondered what brought them to Ohio and then to Michigan. Two of the sons went into coal
mining in Colorado and later died of TB, but the rest remained in the Ohio/Michigan area.
- Jane in Connecticut
I'm sure this question has arose in other listers' minds, so I'd appreciate
your thoughts/knowledge . . .
My Oliver family lived in a small townland (Tullynaloob) just north of Pettigo for over a
hundred years. Then, around famine time (ca. 1850) they began leaving, and by 1900 there
were no Olivers in the area. They moved to St. Thomas, Ontario, and one brother moved to
Columbus, Ohio. My question . . . why there? I can't see a family jut up and moving to
another country and saying, "let's try this city". Have some of you come
across good reasons why a family started a new life in city X? Previous family member went
there? (that only moves the question back a generation). Just luck? A piece in a
newspaper? Your thoughts are appreciated!
Jim in Charlotte
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