I know very little about my Irish ancestors: James, Henry, and Sarah Davidson or Davison. They may have gone to New York from County Armagh, Ireland in 1852-3. The following are two records from Ancestry.com?s New York Emigrant Savings Bank, 1850-1883 which may be for my relatives. Some of the handwriting is very challenging to read. If you know something about any of these names, please email me.
Thank you for looking at the following. =========================================== Dec. 29, 1853
(Account #) 6124 James DAVISON &his son Henry or either of them
Address (appears to be) - 362 Greenwich Street
Henry was born in Killroy, County Armagh &____ ? (may read ?landed with?) his father. Is Single. Occupation: Farmer.
[James] Native of Sagahan, 2-1/2 miles from Markethill, Co. Armagh, Ireland and arrived NY in August 1853 per ship Hibernia, from L(iver)pool, parents dead. Father? Mo dead. Grace CROZ(IER?) Is a Widower, wife (was?) Sarah McCUMISKY. 7 children. Henry, Sarah, (Grace? or Jane), in US. Jno Jas Hugh N _? IN (Scot?) Occupation: Weaver.
Opened the account - 29 December 1853
Last entry dated ? 17 (January?) 1863 ============================================ June 20, 1866 Account number 53635 Sarah TOWNSEND Residence: Paterson, N(ew) J(ersey) Occupation: Housekeeper Year when born: 1836 Where born: Co. Armagh Arrived: 1852 [ship unnamed] Husband: Joseph H. TOWNSEND Née: DAVIDSON 2 children