Who was Bridget (Carrigan/Corrigan) Vero’s mother?

Vero/Cannon Gravestone1 Bridget, my great grandmother, is buried in Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. I first visited the cemetery in 2007 where I acquired copies of the burial records. Her internment record stated she died 21 September 1944 in Westchester County, New York.2 I didn’t know it at the time, but it would …

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One Leg of an Immigrant’s Journey: Liverpool, England to NYC in 1852

The following departure day story was not passed down in the family and I don’t know if the story is the Schindler's story. However with the help of newspapers and a few other sources I can paint a picture of that day in 1852. Sightings of the Richard Morse.1 Liverpool, England 9 June 18522 The …

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John William Uptegrove, William Uptegrove or John Uptegrove: What is Your Name?

John Uptegrove was born about 1794 probably in North Carolina. When I first met him his name was John William Uptegrove. Not long after that first meeting I discovered another author who called him William Uptegrove. Years later I discovered his original signature in Kentucky court records. He signed his name as John Uptegrove. Just …

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