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trying to find my ancestor james mccoy
« on: Tuesday 08 November 11 18:24 GMT (UK) »
i am trying to to trace  james  mccoy.he was born in ardee county louth ireland in 1868,emigrated to usa.have trawled through census,ships manifests etc,came across a lot of james  mccoys but no direct link to home town of ardee in louth ireland.really feel that i am up against a brick wall here.

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Re: trying to find my ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 18:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Welcome to Rootschat!  Can you tell us a bit more?  You evidently have some information.  Do you have the baptism in Ardee?  Where did you learn that he was born in Ardee?

I might be wrong but I think I've used Ardee baptism records online?

Have you seen all the census and also looked at siblings?  One of them may have mentioned Ardee on an odd occasion?

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Re: trying to find my ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 19:26 GMT (UK) »
hello,i trawled through parish records in ardee and found his mother and father,brothers and sisters.one of his sisters ann also went to usa,came up against a brick wall there too.


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Re: trying to find my ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 19:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Naul

Is it the life in USA you're looking for?

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trying to trace ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 19:46 GMT (UK) »
trying to trace ancestor james  mccoy,emigrated to usa.He was born in ardee county louth in 1868.came from a large family.his parents were bernard mccoy and catherine matthews.i have trawled through all the usual, census,ships manifest etc,lots of james mccoys but no direct connection to ardee county louth ireland.

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Re: trying to find my ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 20:07 GMT (UK) »
Sorry,my fault,I should have been more specific.Yes it is.

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Re: trying to trace ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 20:32 GMT (UK) »
I can see a James McCoy in Pontiac hospital in Michigan in 1930. He is aged 63 and an inmate there. It only has born Ireland, which if they were in another country is more than likely all you will get. Some of mine also just put born scotland etc.

Ref for census is: year 1930 /  census place = Pontiac, oakland, Michigan  /  roll 1017    /  page 9B 

any good?

will have a scout around and see what else I can see

oops sorry forgot to mention on the census it has he was single. Do you know if he married?

Ellis, Coll, Ward, Toovey, Tait, Stone, Fowler, Stephenson, Dry, Townsend, Walters, Grainger,

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Re: trying to trace ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 20:41 GMT (UK) »
Hello,no i do not if he married or not.I came across same record a few weeks ago,really hope it is not him.Thanks for looking.

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Re: trying to trace ancestor james mccoy
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 08 November 11 21:17 GMT (UK) »
If it is him is in in the same hospital in 1920 as a patient. Both mother and father are noted as Irish. He is still single. wonder if you can get hold of hospital records over there, archives of some sort? Just a thought. Will see if I can see any more.

The poor man must have been very sick as he is a patient there still in 1900...........

Did he have a sister Rose? I have found one in 1870 where a James McCoy is living with his sister Rose Begley and her family. Only 2 of her children with her if it is them. No husband for her on this one. It has he was born Ireland and the census date is 1925. they are in Kansas ...................
Ellis, Coll, Ward, Toovey, Tait, Stone, Fowler, Stephenson, Dry, Townsend, Walters, Grainger,