Catherine Higgins 1883

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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.

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Date of Birth 17th Feb 1883  
Date of Death 9th Dec 1960 VIEW SOURCE
     

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