I do not mean to limit this search to Cavan. Ive had experts check my finding and it is their opinion thatthere couldn't be a connection but I am keeping an open mind. ;If there were Campbells in your or Daltons in your county or parish would you agive a look to see if these folks were among them, please.
John Campbell 1828
Still looking for John Campbell who married Mary Dalton and had at least one son, John who was born ca 1852 and emigrated to Boston before 1877 when he married Annie Ahearn(AAhern) whose family was from Cork. This John the younger worked as a laborer until his death from pthisis, a form of TB, in 1889, at onlyage 37, leaving Annie with 5 children. Looking to the names given his children for clues: his 2 sons were Joseph and John. His 3 daughters were Mary, Agnes and Ann.
Boston was teeming with Irish men and women who came to America for a better life. They didn't always have the best of things and they died leaving little to no footprint but..they left children. This John the younger has hundreds of descendants, people who have achieved all he could have dreamed of and more. We know what became of him and his descendants, but we have no info on his arrival, his family or his origins. The only record of his past is the notation in his 1877 marriage registration naming his parents, John Campbell and Mary Dalton.
In 15 years of searching I have found only one Irish clue that seems to have all the right names, in an 1851 pension request noting that JohnC. and Mary D, had once resided with his father Frank C., in Cavan Co, There is no clue as to whether or not my g-grandfather born then or a year later, was their son or their grandon, no link to say there is any relation at all. While Campbell isn't the most numerous surname in Ireland, there are John Campbells aplenty in Ireland and the US making a straight forward search very confusing and fraught with frustration.
If anyone knows of a John Campbell who married a Mary Dalton perhaps sometime between ca 1840 and 1852, from anywhere in Ireland, PLEASE leave a message here to let me know.
|Date of Birth||1828 (circa)|