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Antrim / Re: George McCluskey (1812, Belfast -- 1895, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
« on: Friday 01 April 11 18:36 BST (UK)  »
Thank you for the links.  The marriage record at PRONI didn't mention the names of George and Mary Ann's parents.  
Just getting used to the format here!   :)

Antrim / Re: George McCluskey (1812, Belfast -- 1895, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
« on: Friday 01 April 11 18:30 BST (UK)  »
We had been to P.R.O.N.I years ago without any luck.  George McCluskey had converted to Primitive Methodism, but from what denomination?  We tried Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and ran out of time before trying Roman Catholic.  I haven't been back for over fifteen years.

Leitrim / Charles Algeo and Isabella Stinson, Cloon Clare Parish
« on: Friday 01 April 11 16:38 BST (UK)  »
Charles Algeo (b. abt 1800 to Sep 1887) and Isabella Stinson (b. abt 1800 -- ?) were married 21 Feb. 1831 in Manor Hamilton, Cloon Clare Parish.
They had one son that I know of -- Adam Algeo (b. March 1835 Tulliskerny, Cloon Clare Parish -- 13 Nov. 1911, Toronto ON).  His first wife was Ann Britton and his second wife was Catherine Stevenson/Stephenson.
I'm willing to share what information I have and would really like to know more about the Algeo family in Leitrim, especially the father of Charles Algeo.

Antrim / George McCluskey (1812, Belfast -- 1895, Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
« on: Friday 01 April 11 16:08 BST (UK)  »
George McCluskey, born in 1812, Belfast, parents unknown.  Was trained as a machinist by his father.  Married Mary Ann McClelland about 1835.  They lived on Brown Street and had two daughters before emigrating in 1839, first to York (Toronto), possibly lived briefly to the US and returned to Toronto 1851.  George and Mary Ann had eight children before Mary Ann died in Toronto about 1854 in an epidemic.
George married Mrs. Ann Ritchy (Nee Key), a widow with two children, in 1855 in Toronto.  They had nine children in Toronto.
George might have had brothers Edward, Henry and Patrick.  George died at home (Louisa Street) in 1895 in Toronto.
Willing to share the information I have acquired so far.

Leitrim / Re: Stevenson+Algeo
« on: Thursday 31 March 11 17:39 BST (UK)  »
Catherine Stephenson (b. ~ 1868 Co Leitrim was Adam Algeo's second wife.  I believe she died in Co. Leitrim then Adam and their four children went to Canada:
Thomas Algeo
Jane Elizabeth "Lizzie Algeo who married John Davide Brown 1913 in Toronto ON
Adam Algeo (Jr) who married twice.
Mary Algeo
In the 1911 Canadian Census, Adam Algeo and his two daughters Lizzie and Mary are living with the family of one of his daughters and her family (Charles and Sarah CLARE) in Toronto, Ontario.
Adam Algeo came to Canada in 1908 and Lizzie and Mary came over in 1911.

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Leitrim / Re: ALGOE,LEWIS 1760 Co.Leitrim
« on: Thursday 31 March 11 00:15 BST (UK)  »
I am interested in Adam Algeo who came to Ontario later than Lewis, but could be related.  Adam's father was Charles and came from Cloon Clare Parish in Manor Hamilton, Co. Leitrim.
Anyway, I found this excerpt today, which you might find interesting:


The settlers who first crossed the Holland River arrived in the fall of 1819, and were three Irishmen - James Wallace, Lewis Algeo and Robert Armstrong.

Lewis Algeo, the pioneer of Lot 13, conc. 7, wore with him to the backwoods a belt or girdle containing seven hundred sovereigns, according to a custom of the time to carry one’s coins in a belt.  As it was easy to get rid of money fast in such a place and at such a time of hardships, his little pile of gold soon grew less.  He was of Italian extraction, but immediately from Ireland, his wife being a daughter of Robert Armstrong, his pioneer neighbor.  It is said she was the first white woman to cross the Holland River.  Their children were partly grown when they came in 1819.  The Algeo family made some clearing on the land mentioned, then sold it to Hugh Scodie, and afterwards had a small store in Bradford in its early days.  Mr. Algeo’s death occured in or about the year 1839, and his family mostly became permanent settlers in this country."

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