My paternal grandfather's mother, Catherine (Kate?) Higgins.
Emigrated to NYC (USA) she says abt 1900. She claimed to have been born in 1883 in Sligo, Ireland.
Around World War I she was told that she'd "inherited" the family farm. She lived in New York City until she became a widow and her eldest son moved her to Sullivan County when he and his family moved there.
What brothers she had had died and both parents, as well. She had 1 son out of wedlock (my grandfather) prior to getting married and having 2 more sons. We've been able through DNA to locate the birth father (or narrow the field to one of 3 brothers), but to date have not been successful in locating her parish, town, or family on her side. (She gave my grandfather her maiden name).
No records of a Catherine Higgins on the 1900 passenger lists to NYC.
|Date of Birth||17th Feb 1883|
|Date of Death||9th Dec 1960||VIEW SOURCE|