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US Lookup Requests / Re: Mary Lehane
« on: Sunday 19 March 23 23:20 GMT (UK)  »
oldohiohome You were correct in your assumption that Mary may have returned to Ireland. I have found a marriage for her here 30th Nov 1935. Thank you for your assistance :)
You're welcome.

US Lookup Requests / Re: Mary Lehane
« on: Sunday 19 March 23 11:03 GMT (UK)  »
More ideas, no solutions:
Mary Lehane went through the naturalization process about as fast as you could. Why? Most women didn't bother at all, and the few I've seen did so after being here many years.
You had to stay in one place for a certain time, I think, before being naturalized. Did she have plans to move somewhere else in the U.S. and did she?
Or her next job could have been somewhere nearby, but not Cambridge. I haven't looked for her outside of Cambridge yet.
My first guess is that her naturalization shows she planned to stay in the U.S., but - a longshot - was there any reason to come here, become a citizen, and then return to Ireland? Or would the citizenship open the way to something she couldn't do with only an Irish passport? On the other hand, I've never seen that pattern before, so probably not.

At least you know she was still single in October 1933, which might narrow the hunt down a little.

United States of America / Re: John & Mary Askew, Goochland County VA
« on: Sunday 19 March 23 00:26 GMT (UK)  »
You'd have to research Goochland County and see where the early settlers came from. Do you know when John arrived there? How long had it been settled when he arrived?

This page has a list of John's children who were named in his will.
Does anyone claim to know where the children were born?

Also, you could email the maintainer of that page and ask if he knows more than he has on the page, last updated in 2018. If not now, then at least go get his email addresses because you never know what ancestry will do to rootsweb. They are going to make it read only soon, and people might take their information and go elsewhere or just go nowhere.

Same with Bertie County, NC. Does anyone know where people went when they left? It will be harder to find out. Usually you get information like that from the county people arrived in, not the one they left.

I have no background in early Virginia research, but I can't picture someone arriving from England, say 1715, if John Askew came with parents, or 1730 if he came on his own, and just plunking himself down that far inland. There had been English settlers there since before the Mayflower and I'm sure they had staked things out pretty well in 100+ years.

Similarly, I'd expect someone from Bertie County to move westward if he wanted more land, not northeast into another colony.* (edited)

My guess is that John Askew, if he wasn't born in Goochland County, came from somewhere farther east in Virginia.
This site has some transcribed land records and there is one for a John Askew in Isle of Wight County. - Too early to be the man born 1710, but maybe worth looking at.
Isle of Wight County VA  Land Records
10 Dec 1694: Nicholas Askew and wife, Sarah Askew, to John Askew... 170 acres of land.  Wit: William Bradshaw, John Luten and Francis (X) Segrave.  Signed: Nicholas Askew, Sarah (X) Askew    4, pg. 49

Which raises the question - were there a lot of Askews around or would this reference have to be a relative of John?

*Edit: although westward in North Carolina puts you in the mountains, so maybe they would move into Virginia if they wanted decent land. The Scots-Irish were arriving in the 1700s and a lot of them settled in the mountains. Askew sounds like an English name. Were there any Askews on any records in Bertie County?

US Lookup Requests / Re: Mary Lehane
« on: Saturday 18 March 23 23:44 GMT (UK)  »
Her destination was her aunt Mrs J Scan... 16 Second St, Medford
1928 and 1938 Medford City Directory
James J (Margaret M) Scannell, freight handler, home 16 Second

--------- has an obituary for either Margaret Scannell, maiden name Sullivan, or her husband. The listing I can see doesn't give a date, and I don't have a subscription.
Her death notice probably won't name nieces, but you never know.

United States of America / Re: Andrew White Campbell Steuben Co New York State
« on: Thursday 16 March 23 15:02 GMT (UK)  »
Perhaps itís just a coincidence with some of the details (especially his supposed year of birth), butÖ

Texas Death Certificate
Andrew White, died 30 June 1925, Harris, Texas.  Age 74 years.
Parents: John White and Jane Fulton, both born Ireland.

Those were his parents' names according to the tree at familysearch with his sisters in it.

United States of America / Re: Andrew White Campbell Steuben Co New York State
« on: Monday 13 March 23 00:48 GMT (UK)  »
That tree at familysearch  had a few sources for Andrew. One is this 1915 Census in Bath, Steuben Co. Could this be him?
Name   Andrew White
Age   57
Event Date   1915
Event Place   Bath, Steuben, New York, United States
Relationship to Head of Household   Head
House Number   24
Line Number   46

looking for anyone named White in that census in Bath, with either a father or spouse named Andrew did not turn up anyone on the first page of results at familysearch, where you'd think it would show up if there was anyone.

The age matches. Did he remain single, go West to seek his fortune and return to Bath later, where his family members were? Maybe.
Ancestry has the images of that census. If you can, check that man's neighbors. Maybe he is living next to one of the White sisters.

Or look for the sisters on the census at familysearch and see if the house number and line number come close to that man.

United States of America / Re: Andrew White Campbell Steuben Co New York State
« on: Monday 13 March 23 00:44 GMT (UK)  »
That is the 1875 Census.

Where he isn't:
He is said to have had 4 sisters

three are in Steuben County in 1880 and Andrew isn't with any of them.
Jane (White) Watson
the fourth, Rebecca (White) Rossiter, is said to have had a child born in Australia in 1873

US Lookup Requests / Re: John Francis Hurly
« on: Saturday 04 March 23 14:15 GMT (UK)  »
Pinckney Street, if that's any help.
Are you sure the declaration of intention in New York is him?
Do you have his Irish records? If so, do you know who his aunt-in-law might be? She could be the wife of John's father's brother.

US Lookup Requests / Re: John Francis Hurly
« on: Friday 03 March 23 10:30 GMT (UK)  »
Have you found him in census returns?  A John Hurley, age 26, born Ireland, was living in New York in 1930 with wife, Margaret. Married about one year. Occupation: Cabler?, Subway Worker. Immigrated 1926. Naturalization: P.A. (first papers).
probably their marriage:
1734048   Hurley   John P   May    13   1929   10719   Manhattan   H640    Burns   Margaret

The middle initial "P" could have been a mistranscription of "F"  - we hope :)

Edit - that isn't him
that man's parents were John Hurley and Ellen Foley

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