This is my great-great-great grandfather, born in Philadelphia. He moved to NY sometime around the 1850s & 1860s... Married Annie McClain (b. 1842 in Ireland) and had 3 kids (Henry, Alice, & Camilla) in Yonkers, N.Y.
From all the info i've gathered, i assume this... Moved to NYC in 1871, then the City of Brooklyn in 1878, residing at 145 14th St. (his widow and children lived at that address during the 1880 census)
George died of kidney failure on May 13, 1879 and is buried in Greenwood Cemetary, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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