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Famine survivors of the Lavins

I have been searching the name Lavin since 2002. My greatgrand father came over from Sligo, Ireland in 1849. He is listed as the only traveler on the ship "bark Diadem". The Vermont census of 1850 list the other family members. Three brothers and one mother. Listed are Thomas(1820), Peter(1830), and Andrew(1836). The mother known as Mary (1790) was a widow as I presume. I has traced them to Vermont in the town of Rutland. My greatgrandmother at that time was still over in Ireland. Her last name was Mcdonnough or variations thereof. She came over in 1852 to New York. I am guessing that they were married sometime in 1853 or 1854. I have yet to find out the exact date. John was the greatgrand and Anna was his wife. They traveled to Wisconsin bringing with them a daughter born in 1855 named Maria. Settling in Wisconsin, John beame a farmer along with his brother Thomas and his mother Mary. I do not know the whereabouts of peter or Andrew. They had a total of 10 or 11 children. John died in 1900 in the town of Oregon, Wisconsin, his wife preceded him in 1899. The latest of the children died in 1960. His name ws James. Thomas, born in 1869 was my grandfather. I plan someday to visit either Vermont or Ireland and see the amazing scenery they were enthused with on their journey to the new land.

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