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Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] Canal Workers - Irishmen - 1820's-1830's
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 20:06:13 EST
I need a little history lesson.
My gr gr grandfather (Dennis ROWAN) left Limerick and arrived in New York
September 5, 1827. By app. 1830, he was in Troy. I have been told by a
researcher that, given the time frame, Dennis probably worked on "the canal".
Recently, on the Limerick Mailing List, there has been conversation re
"boatloads of Irishman being brought over to work on the canals".
Was there an influx of Irishmen to the Troy area during the late
1820's-early 1830's for the purpose of working on a canal? Is there any documentation
regarding the building of the canal in the Troy area during that time frame?
About 1838, Dennis left Troy and moved to western New York (Wyoming County),
where he lived until his death in 1892. During his years in Wyoming County
he was a farmer.
ROWAN, COSTELLO, POWER
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