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Offline Snudge21

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Sarah Cowan and Robert McGaffin
« on: Friday 04 August 17 13:02 BST (UK) »
I have been trying to find a marriage record for Sarah Cowan (b. about 1848 parents John Cowan and Elizabeth McKnight) and Robert McGaffin (b. 19th May 1850 parents James & Matilda McGaffin). Both are from County Down, Ireland. The story is that they went to the United States to get married and then returned to Ireland. Their eldest son James Renwick McGaffin was born on 21st April 1878 so I assume they were married before that or in the same year. Can anyone help?

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Offline Lisa in California

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Re: Sarah Cowan and Robert McGaffin
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 01:15 BST (UK) »
A possibility for Robert's sailing (although after a brief search, it doesn't appear that Sarah is on board)
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Oceanic arrived New York, New York on 25 May, 1874
Robt McGaffin, age 24 (born c1850), Irish, Lab(ourer)
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)

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Re: Sarah Cowan and Robert McGaffin
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 01:26 BST (UK) »
Would you know Robert's occupation, please?  Did he have any family members who might have also sailed to North America?
Ellison: Co. Wicklow/Canada       Fowley: Sligo/Canada       Furnival: Lancashire/Canada       Ibbotson: Sheffield/Canada       Lee/DeJongh: Lancashire & Cheshire       Mumford: Essex/Canada       Ovens: Ireland/Canada       Sarge: Yorkshire/Canada       Stuart: Sligo/Canada       Sullivan: Co. Clare/Canada      Vaus: Sussex/Surrey      Wakefield: Tuam or Ballinasloe, Ireland       (Surname: Originated/Place Last Lived)  (Canadians lived in Ontario)