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Marriage Record
« on: Monday 26 February 18 14:24 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find a marriage record for a Joseph McGaffin and Isabella Fearon. Joseph left Ireland for Canada in 1906 and eventually arrived in the United States that same year. His daughter Isabella was born on 8th January 1907 in Newry under the surname Fearon and not McGaffin, his name was written on the birth certificate then it was crossed out. Three months later in April 1907 Isabella Snr is travelling to the United States from Londonderry under the surname McGaffin but there is no sign of the daughter. A son George W McGaffin was born on 23rd April 1909 in the United States so I think they might have got married between 1907-1909.

Any information would be greatly appreciated

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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 February 18 14:44 GMT (UK) »
I see that they are in Buffalo, New York in the 1910 US census and 1915 NY state census.  The 1910 census says that they had been married for 4 years.

In that time frame, prior to 1914, the city of Buffalo kept vital records separately from the rest of New York state, so figuring out where the marriage occurred would be important. 

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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 February 18 19:54 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find a marriage record for a Joseph McGaffin and Isabella Fearon. Joseph left Ireland for Canada in 1906 and eventually arrived in the United States that same year. His daughter Isabella was born on 8th January 1907 in Newry under the surname Fearon and not McGaffin, his name was written on the birth certificate then it was crossed out. Three months later in April 1907 Isabella Snr is travelling to the United States from Londonderry under the surname McGaffin but there is no sign of the daughter. A son George W McGaffin was born on 23rd April 1909 in the United States so I think they might have got married between 1907-1909.
Any information would be greatly appreciated

Looks like mother Isabella Fearon was in Ireland on 13 Apr.1908 when child Isabella's birth was re-registered.
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1908/01659/1661790.pdf
Original registration-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1907/01713/1678639.pdf
1908 copy-
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1907/01713/1678639a.pdf
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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 February 18 21:02 GMT (UK) »
It is quite possible they never married. In 1910 she claims to be married 4 years 2 children 2 living  (two young boys in household) - if she married Joseph on arrival in 1907 it would have been 3 years, why lie if they also didn't include young Isabella in the statistics?

I also don't think Isabella Fearon who went to the US as Isabella McGaffin was back to re-register the birth in 1908, or that she registered the birth in 1907. The informant in both cases was almost certainly  her mother, the child's grandmother, who was also an Isabella (who died in 1909). That's why it says "present at the birth" for qualification of the informant, not "mother".

http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Down/Newry_Rural/Damolly/1246979/
 - here are the family in 1901
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Down/Newry_Rural/Damolly_Town/255763/
 - here in 1911 are Isabella's sisters Margaret (Maggie) and Mary with their niece "Bella", aged 4.
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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 February 18 21:37 GMT (UK) »
Yes, realised that after I posted, jorose, which makes it more than likely the child stayed in Ireland with Fearons.
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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 18:14 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for your help, I have been informed that she was raised in Ireland and did come to the United States later.

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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 February 18 21:40 GMT (UK) »
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01lnw/
 - Isabella McGaffin's death notice mentions her as the mother of "Mrs Robert Hughes"

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KQR1-N37
 - Robert & Isabella Hughes in 1940
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7CR-L21
 - and in 1930, giving emigration date of 1927
he married first aged 20 (b. 1903, so circa 1923), she married first aged 16 (b. 1907, so also circa 1923)

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KX9F-YN8
 - here she is arriving 1927, relative in Ireland aunt, Miss Maggie Feron, relative in US her husband, Robert Hughes. 

It would be interesting to see how she is listed at marriage in Ireland!
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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 01 March 18 21:19 GMT (UK) »
Not having luck with a marriage for Bella, this is Robert's death

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Ward, Newark (Nottingham), Leicester, Scarborough
Warren, Northampton, Leicester
Moore, Leicestershire
Hunt, Leicestershire
Kirkman, Leicestershire
Hurst, Leicester, Stowmarket
Kendrick, Leicestershire
Eld, Leicestershire
Essex Edey/Eady Elsden/Elsdon

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Re: Marriage Record
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 01 March 18 21:48 GMT (UK) »
Did find Robert's parents marriage, image is online

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Ward, Newark (Nottingham), Leicester, Scarborough
Warren, Northampton, Leicester
Moore, Leicestershire
Hunt, Leicestershire
Kirkman, Leicestershire
Hurst, Leicester, Stowmarket
Kendrick, Leicestershire
Eld, Leicestershire
Essex Edey/Eady Elsden/Elsdon

Census Transcriptions are Crown Copyright from National Archives