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Jane Knox McDonald & brother Jasper Knox
« on: Friday 26 October 07 20:23 BST (UK) »
A friend is looking for information about his grandfather's aunt:
Jane Knox born c1840 Co. Derry, Ireland went to U.S. and supposed to have been in N.Y. at some point. She married ____ McDonald and in 1930 was 90 years old.

Believe her brother Jasper Knox born c1846 also might have gone to U.S. Can't find him on Castle Garden site but Jasper could have been written as 'J' or 'Jas'.

Any information would help.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!

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Re: Jane Knox McDonald & brother Jasper Knox
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 October 07 19:54 GMT (UK) »
Looked for Jane Knox and Jane McDonald, nothing apeared right for me with that.
Found  1910 census-
1 --Jane McDonald b. abt 1840 Ireland- listed as Mother in law- in Newark, Ward 12, Essex Co New Jersey
2-- Jane McDonald b. abt 1839 Ireland listed as Head of house, in Pittsburgh Ward 7 Allegheny , PA.
3-- Jane McDonald b. abt. 1835  Ireland, listed as Mother- in Millis, Norfolk, MA
4-- Jane McDonald b. abt. 1840 Ireland Mother in law in Carbondale, Ward 5 Lackawanna , PA
5-- Jane McDonald b. abt. 1845 Ireland head of house- in Poughkeepsie, Ward 1, Dutchess Co. New York.
6-- Jane McDonald b. abt. 1846 Ireland head of house- in Manhattan Ward 21, New York , NY
7-- Jane McDonald b abt. 1831 Ireland head in Walpole Cheshire, NH.

Found 1920census -
Jane McDonald b abt 1840 Wales ? listed as a mother in law in Poughkeepsie, Ward 4 Dutchess Co., New York

Also did a look for JASPER KNOX,
I located this
1910 U.S.A.- census (taken the 10 or 19 of April)
Lived Manhatten Ward 22, New York, New York
White, Male Immigration year 1879 (NA)
Name Jasper W. Knox age 49 (abt 1861)birthplace Ireland
Head of house , Father b. Ireland, Mother born England ?
Married-
Spouse's name Mathill H ? age 46 (abt. 1964) b. Vermont. father Ireland, mother Maine
Looks like a lady named Margaret Christenhan (Christschen) lived with them, she is marked as a boarder

I would not know if this is your Jasper or not from that record.
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I did not see that Jasper in the 1900 census, does not mean hes not there, I just did not locate him is all.
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in 1880 census I located, in Pierce township, Page, Iowa a family of KNOX..
(who may/or may not- be part of the JASPER W. KNOX from the 1910 census )
here is what it has
John Knox- age 55 (abt 1825)b. Ireland father Widower retired farmer
W. J. Knox age 26 (abt. 1854 )b. Ireland single farmer (brother to head of house)
J.H. Knox age 25 (abt 1855) b. Ireland Married farmer (head of house)
Margaret E. Knox age 23 (abt 1857) b. Ohio (wife of head of house).

nothing- to confirm what you have really..
however kind of a start for your elimination
sorry, I could not be more help to you there !

LAH
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Re: Jane Knox McDonald & brother Jasper Knox
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 October 07 22:33 GMT (UK) »
LAH- thanks so much for taking the time to find these missing people. The 1910 Jasper is actually a a nephew of Jane (Knox) McDonald's who must also have gone to U.S. According to 1910 census you found he should be in U.s. for 1900 & 1880 census but nam must be down as something else. I am wondering if that Jasper didn't return to Ireland as there is a William Knox the same age in this family who died in 1930s (he was Jasper William Knox).
Also found that Jasper W. Knox's marriage on LDS site (1896 Manhattan) to Mathill but Jasper gave his mother as Madeline instead of Elizabeth Ellen (sister was Madeline Ellen and mother died when Jasper very young so think that explains the mistake).
The 1880 Iowa Knox family isn't the family I'm looking for as Jasper's father was Samuel Knox and he stayed in Ireland.

Jane McDonald-
will certainly have to sift through the ones you found but any clues are a big help at this point.

Again, many thanks.
Away sorting out DNA matches... I may be gone for some time many years!


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Re: Jane Knox McDonald & brother Jasper Knox
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 October 07 23:04 GMT (UK) »
Wellllllllll, least You know now one that for sure did come over.
I did not check Canada, perhaps they went there first ??

I will keep my eyes open, perhaps something will show up for them .

Like I say, what You have with that I entered.. one less to eliminate.

Smiles- have a great day,
Lucy
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