Sunday, November 22, 2015

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Who is Your Most Recent Immigrant Ancestor?

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musing has a new assignment for us.

1) Who is your most recent immigrant ancestor?  I'm assuming that your ancestors moved from one country to another at some point in time.
2)  Tell us about that person - name, birth and death, emigration and immigration country and port, date or year of immigration, etc.
My most recent immigrant was Anna Maria Gleeson, who arrived in the United States from Canada in 1879 or 1880.[1]

There’s confusion as to the exact date she arrived. The year 1880 was stated in the 1900 census.[2] 
Her father stated on his naturalization that he arrived April 1879,[3] but later stated 1880 on the 1900 census [4]and 1879 on the 1910 census.[5]

Anna filed an intention to naturalized and stated on 7 Oct 1880, that she arrived at the port of Huron in the month of February 1879.[6]
Davison Co, 2nd Judicial District, Declarations of Intention 1880-1886, p 24, Ann Gleeson.
She was born 13 Feb 1860 in Carleton County, Ontario, Canada to John Gleeson and Margaret Tierney.[7] She had seven brothers and sisters, who also traveled to the United States. Later she married John H. Sullivan around 1882. They had six children, their youngest daughter being my grandmother.

Though the Gleeson family had come from Canada, they were ethnically Irish from County Tipperary.



[1] 1900 census stated she arrived in 1880; her family appeared in the 1880 census in Dakota Territory (dated 14 Jun 1880); her father stated on his intent to naturalized that he arrived Apr 1879; her father’s 1910 census said 1879.
[2] 1900 Deer Lodge Co, Montana, U.S. Census, population schedule (digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Jun 2011), citing NARA microfilm publication T623), Anaconda, ED 15, sht 1, dwelling 24, family 24, John Sullivan.
[3] "South Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972," images, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org), Davison Co, 2nd Judicial District, Declarations of Intention 1880-1886, p 31, John Gleeson.
[4] 1900 Davison Co, SD Census, digital images, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com), ED 112, Sheet 12a, p 45 (stamped), Mitchell Twp., household 173, fam 185, John Gleeson.
[5] 1910 Multnomah Co, Oregon Census, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com), ED 214, sheet 6a, p 54 (stamped) household 125, fam 144, John Gleeson, citing NARA T624, roll 1289.
[6] "South Dakota, County Naturalization Records, 1865-1972," images, FamilySearch.org (http://familysearch.org), Davison Co, 2nd Judicial District, Declarations of Intention 1880-1886, p 24, Ann Gleeson.
[7] St. Phillips Church, Richmond, Carleton Co, "Ontario, Canada, Parish registers, 1836-1917," digital images, FamilySearch, http://familysearch.org, 1860, Baptism B6, Ann Gleeson.

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