When Patrick originally arrived in the U.S. in July of 1855 through the port of Boston.He went first to the Dover area, where he met his wife, Sarah Morgan.They were most likely both working in the textile mill at the time. They married on April 20, 1857.The were in Lewiston, ME, by the 1860 census was taken.
I suspect Annie was sent over later.She does appear in the 1870 census for Portland, ME:
Patrick Durnin40 Sarah32 John12 Edward10 James17 days Frank6 Peter Henry5 Charles P.2 Annie22
This is from my gr aunt's notes.I need to get a copy of the actual census to see addresses, etc.Annie was probably a niece.
Patrick was back in Dover by 1875 according to his naturalization paperwork, issued in NH.There is some connection with the Devine family of Maine.We don't know in what way.