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Offline bowlzy

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Nixon family Ireland-Philadelphia
« on: Tuesday 02 April 13 04:59 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I was wondering if I could possibly get some help tracing these Nixons. I am unable to find any links. The only information I have is;
Mary Jane Nixon Born approx 1845 Ireland she is apparently a dressmaker/seamstress
She went to America and Married a William Jamison also from Ireland (can't find him either b-1835) on 15th of May 1875 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
In the 1880 census of that area they had with them a son 5 months old name William James Jamison, and three others all who originate from Ireland;
a George Nixon born approx 1859 and is a Shirtcutter
Margaret Nixon born approx 1863 and is a Dressmaker
Sarah Nixon born approx  1857 and is also a Dressmaker.
I am unable to determine is the nixon's are siblings to mary or cousins.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Please move this tot he appropriate area administrator if I have placed it incorrectly. Thank you

Kind Regards
Kylie Bowles

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Re: Nixon family Ireland-Philadelphia
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 April 13 08:05 BST (UK) »
Did the marriage cert for William and Mary Jane mention any details of their parents ?

Also worth chasing up death certs for them to see if these have useful clues.

William and Mary Jane were both born well before the start of civil records, so you would need to search for church records for their baptisms. You usually require a detailed location to do this - i.e. the name of the town, townland or parish they lived. It would be worth trying to trace William, Mary Jane and the other Nixons you mentioned in later US records to see if there are any clues to their place of origin in Ireland.

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         My Ancestor came from Ireland - where do I start?

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Re: Nixon family Ireland-Philadelphia
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 April 13 08:26 BST (UK) »
Welcome to the forum Kylie and good luck.
The marriage entry in Anx doesn't mention any rellies.
It took place at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church.

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Re: Nixon family Ireland-Philadelphia
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 April 13 09:43 BST (UK) »
Thankyou both very much, I am currently going through the suggestions made by shanew147 which are yet to be fruitful, but still many more records to search through!! Helps to have expertise teaching me how to do these things :) Thankyou Tina that info will be very valuable ;)

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Kylie Bowles

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Re: Nixon family Ireland-Philadelphia
« Reply #4 on: Friday 23 February 18 13:16 GMT (UK) »
Hello Kylie
I have extensive information on Nixons from Castlewarren, Co.Tyrone .  Do you have any more information on your Nixons? 
The family in question had parents (who remained in Ireland), John and Martha.  Their children, with birth years,  were Mary Jane 1846, Catherine 1848, James and William 1850 twins, Sarah Anne 1852, John 1853, Thomas 1855, Robert 1857, George 1859 and Matilda 1861.  Robert died in 1866, aged 9. I know William stayed in Ireland, and took over the family farm.  John  also stayed in Ireland, he lived and worked in Derry.  I think Thomas and George emigrated around 1888.  Matilda may have been known as Martha.
Does this match any of your research?
Kind regards,
Joan Allen.