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Co. Tyrone marriage

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Eringobragh1916 Report 3 Jan 2013 11:38

Catherine.....Just shows what another pair of eyes can do...I had gone through that many Mainfest pages I couldnt see straight..however Ellis Island shows the page no.0013..line you then have to check top of originals to get corresponding page 50 ...what a clart and carryon.
Never mind another puzzle to solve....who did MS connect to......???
Looks like PA may be a connection along the way as that was where Pat and Cath.lived


MarieCeleste Report 3 Jan 2013 11:27

According to the manifest for Margaret Storey posted above she was classed as a "non immigrant alien" yet her onward destination was "home" at 604 South Avenue, Wilkinsburg, PA.


Catherine Report 3 Jan 2013 10:01

Immigration record:-

First Name: Margaret
Last Name: Barnard
Ethnicity: Great Britain, Irish
Last Place of Residence: Tyrone, Ireland
Date of Arrival: Dec 29, 1908
Age at Arrival: 17y Gender: F Marital Status: S
Ship of Travel: California
Port of Departure: Londonderry
Manifest Line Number: 0016

This is the person travelling with above Margaret:-

First Name: Margaret
Last Name: Storey
Ethnicity: Great Britain, Irish
Last Place of Residence: Pittsburg, U.S.
Date of Arrival: Dec 29, 1908
Age at Arrival: 26y Gender: F Marital Status: M
Ship of Travel: California
Port of Departure: Londonderry
Manifest Line Number: 0006

........she is noted as travelling with her niece (50 - 16) - 50 is the list number and 16 the line number which is the same as that of Margaret.

Unfortunately, she is noted as being married so Storey is her married name and not her maiden name.


Eringobragh1916 Report 3 Jan 2013 09:21

Morning Mary..Well you just pop their names in the mix and leave the rest to Maura...!!

Dont know if you have/want the Schlessermans but my they had a few children so they did..
1940 Census shows them still to be in Penn.
Will continue the quest for Margaret Christy's first husband today...isnt this fun...


Mary Report 3 Jan 2013 04:43

yes, Maura, we are from Armagh. Our branch moved to Lanark, Scotland sometime post famine. We've located a marriage cert from what is now St. Malachy's in Armagh for my ggg grandparents from the 1850s or thereabouts.


Maura Report 2 Jan 2013 19:24

LOL, it' ll be a migrane you'll have by the time this is sorted out. Is your McAlveavey's from Co. Armagh by any chance?


Mary Report 2 Jan 2013 19:18

cousins, cousins, cousins. by blood or otherwise. if they lived next door or down the street they were cousins. we have the same headache with McAleaveys.... we know we're all related but some are still searching for the common ancestor. ;-)


Eringobragh1916 Report 2 Jan 2013 19:08

I feel a headache coming on...!!


Maura Report 2 Jan 2013 18:56

It could been transcribed wrong, these are some of the children I found for Thomas Christy & Margaret Hamil

John Cristie 1858
James Cristey 1862
Margaret Christy 1864
Patrick Christy 1867
Thomas Christy1869
Owen Christy 1871
Eugene Crysty 1871
Bernard Christie 1873
Theresa Christy 1875

According to the grave inscription there also a May


Eringobragh1916 Report 2 Jan 2013 18:41

Mary....Going back to the Graves (Killyman) the death of Patrick Christy son of Thomas and Margaret is 1906..!!
Where does the above Patrick come from...??

Need this checking out..wonder if this is Patrick (RIP)..travelling with James Joseph aged 15... I know he was living with Annie Christy (1901)..down as her nephew....
Wonder who's son he was as Patrick was unmarried.
They both travelled on the Cymric out of Liverpool Dec 1901 but I cannot get them at all they are mixed up with over 200 Norwegians and Danes...!!!
The Cymric also picked up at Cobh but only 11 Passengers and they unfortunately weren't being very helpful and boarded L'Pool..!!
Their place of residence was Coalisland.


Mary Report 2 Jan 2013 18:02

Thanks, Maura. good work!


Maura Report 2 Jan 2013 17:14

1920 United States Federal Census
about Patrick Christy Name: Patrick Christy
Age: 51
Birth Year: abt 1869
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1920: Chester Ward 8, Delaware, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1887
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Katherine A Christy
Father's Birthplace: Ireland
Mother's Birthplace: Ireland
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Patrick Christy 51
Katherine A Christy 54
Margaret H Christy 22
Mary K Schlesselman 25 [daughter]
John Schlesselman 24
John A Schlesselman 0


Mary Report 2 Jan 2013 16:13

MC AND EGB: I do have snippets here and there. I am rebuilding my tree after my computer crashed about a year ago and I realized that my backup drive did not have what I thought I had. I have all the USA census info that I need to coordinate. I don't have any grave index for this Christy branch save remembrance cards from here in NY:
Theresa Christy McAleavey d July 28, 1953
Margaret Christy Barnshaw d. Nov 14,1952

nothing for Mabel C. Barnshaw (thank you for that info)

and a mystery one for Mary C. Schlesselman d.Oct 22, 1969 that has a note on the card that indicates that she is my father's cousin (C=Christy). Again, this is someone I can't document at all save for a few photos of children that are noted as "Schlesselman"

ALSO NOTE: that Margaret Barnshaw's NYC home was a port for many, many incoming relations. In order to enter the US they needed a sponsor and some money in their pocket.


Eringobragh1916 Report 2 Jan 2013 15:28

MC...Have checked backwards frontwards sidewards..!! Upwards and downwards comes next..!!!
It would be easier if you could elimate males/ female/ children equally the page eg.51 line 3 doesnt always tally with whats actually on the blasted could be page 3 line 51..or anything come to that..!!


MarieCeleste Report 2 Jan 2013 14:14

I'm finding the same as you Eringobragh .....

I've searched and searched the passenger lists for that elusive auntie and can find nowt!


Eringobragh1916 Report 2 Jan 2013 13:29

Mary..Have been looking through the thread and there appears to be some confusion as to Mabel/Margaret.

1900 NY Census shows Mabel aged 1 yr. with Mother Margaret Christy Barnard Barnshaw..father James Barnshaw.

Margaret Barnard aged 9 yrs was still in Co Tyrone with her Mothers family.

Margaret Barnard travelled out to US 1908 from Derry...manifest states she travelled with her Aunt and was going to her mother in NY.
The detail on the manifest shows a notataion next to Margarets name and the No's 51-3 I take that to indicate where on the Manifest is listed her Aunt's details...

I have looked through virtually all the Manifest and cannot come up with anything that may match..I am obviously missing something..!!
There were only 50 passengers boarded at Derry....
abt.392 boarded at Glasgow

Its possible that her Aunt boarded in Glasgow and Margaret joined her a from Derry.
I will keep looking through....!!

As I mentioned earlier if you know that Margaret Barnard married at some stage then her MC will confirm her fathers name...Maura has listed that earlier which corresponds with yr of birth etc.

Although it appears Margaret Christy went to the US as early as 1881ish ..It was rare to say the least (but possible) that folk were able return home and we know Margaret Barnard was born in Co Tyrone.....

Have you checked incoming passenger lists for Margaret ??


MarieCeleste Report 2 Jan 2013 10:36

Just in case you don't have it:

Mabel C Barnshaw, "BillionGraves Index"

name: Mabel C Barnshaw
event: Burial
event date: 1965
event place: Woodside, Queens, New York, United States
cemetery: New Calvary Cemetery
birth date: 1899
marriage date:
death date: 1965
maiden name:
cemetery latitude: 40.735228
cemetery longitude: -73.913492
billion graves image id: 1673840
billion graves created timestamp: 2012-07-09 02:24:32

Citing this Record


MarieCeleste Report 2 Jan 2013 10:30

If Margaret went to the US 1881/2 she was only around 17/18 so likely her first marriage was in the US.

Mary you seem to have other snippets of info that you drop in - do you happen to know if Margaret had any other children by her first marriage?

Regarding the Margaret/Mabel thing you mentioned earlier and one being a pet name - I think they're two entirely different people going by the US census records and the info posted by Catherine and Maura.


Mary Report 2 Jan 2013 06:14

It was a second marriage for both James Barnshaw and Margaret Christy Barnard.
What you don't see online and what was noted on the marriage cert was that Margaret was married previously. This was not her first marriage.
She came to the USA in 1881 but I haven't found the passenger list for her yet.
it is possible that she married for the first time in the USA and not Ireland. So perhaps the marriage occurred here sometime between 1881 and 1896 the date of her second marriage.
As for the second immigration year of 1900 for Margaret, it may have been a census error by whoever was answering the questions that day.


Catherine Report 1 Jan 2013 22:00

This looks to be the birth of the daughter Ellen/Helen:-

name: Alise Helena Barnshaw
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 04 Apr 1893
birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings, New York

father's name: James Barnshaw
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Emma Burgedalk Barnshaw
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C01415-1
system origin: New_York-ODM
source film number: 1324413
reference number:
Citing this Record

"New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Jan 2013), Alise Helena Barnshaw, 04 Apr 1893; citing reference , FHL microfilm 1324413.

and Thomas:-
name: Thomas Walter Barnshaw
gender: Male
birth date: 30 Sep 1894
birthplace: Brooklyn, Kings Co , NY
father's name: James Barnshaw
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Emma Baergedah Barnshaw
indexing project (batch) number: C00838-1
system origin: New_York-ODM
source film number: 1324420
reference number:
Citing this Record

"New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Jan 2013), Thomas Walter Barnshaw, 30 Sep 1894; citing reference , FHL microfilm 1324420.