Children of Samuel Gervan & Rachel Walker, Ireland, emigrated to Canada
My great-great grandparents are Samuel Gervan and Rachel Walker.
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Samuel Gervan was the son of a farmer John Gervan and was born 1831/ 1832.
Rachel walker was the daughter of a farmer John Walker and was born 1848/ 1849.
In 1868 Samuel was a contractor and lived at Kilcurry, County Antrim. He married Rachel Walker who lived at Culnafey, County Antrim, on the 29th October 1868 at 1st Ahoghill Presbyterian Church.
I believe they had 12 children.
3 stayed in Ireland
8 emigrated to Canada
I do not as yet know all their names.
The 3 who stayed in Ireland are:
John William Gervan
Some of the others are:
William David Gervan
3 of the Gervan's married 3 siblings of the McVea family
Robert Gervan married Margaret McVea 3rd April 1918
William David Gervan married Isabella McVea 16th June 1920
Sarah Gervan married William Thomas Hill McVea 11th February 1920
The weddings all took place in McQuiston Memorial Presbyterian Church in Willowfield, East Belfast
Also married in the same church where:
Agnes Gervan to James Edgar 23rd December 1908
Elizabeth Gervan to Charles McIvor 18th February 1898
Margaret Gervan, born 1882, married Robert Jordan, born 1884, 19th July 1906 at Belmont Presbyterian Church, Belfast. These are my great grandparents.
John William Gervan was born 17th Jan 1870 and enlisted in the RIC in 1891.
Is anyone else researching this family tree?