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Cornelius GAVIN, mid-1800's County Galway, Ireland
Posted by: Betty Fredericks (ID *****7001) Date: November 10, 2008 at 04:23:28
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Hello. I found new information on my (new) husband's ancestors this summer, and I forgot to post it on some of the Boards. I'd like to offer it here; I'm copy/pasting my message from one of the Lists at from last August.

I have just received information on my husband's great-grandparents, Peter
and Margaret GAVIN of Waltham, MA, US.

Peter was born ~1859 in County Galway, and his parents were Cornelius GAVIN
and Margaret _____.

Margaret was born ~1860 in County Galway, and her parents were Patrick
WHELAN and Bridgit KEARNS.

They seem to have come over to the US as single people in 1883 as they
married in Waltham, MA, in 1884. They had 8 children who seem to have
all lived to adulthood, and I have 4 of them married in Waltham. Peter
died there in 1906 and Margaret died there in 1916.

Unfortunately the information I just received does not offer any other
information except that Peter and Margaret and their parents were all born
in Ireland.

I'm curious if anyone is researching Cornelius GAVIN's family or Patrick
WHELAN's family from the early to mid-1800's.

Betty (near Lowell, MA)

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