|TWISS family on Ship Peruvian September 1888|
Here is Shannah's email:
First I made a mental summary of the important statements in Shannah's email:I have been trying to find out where my Grfa., TWISS, William James, had "landed" for over ten years, to no avail, from Cty. Cork, Ireland to New York, USA.. He was a mere 17 year old, at the time.The story I was told was that it was my Grfa. who had left Cork, Ireland, from Sept. to December of 1887 (I believe these are the months) on the Barque Julia, from Edinburough to Cork and to New York. This particular Barque was a ship of supplies and the Captain was a friend of my Gr-Grpars., TWISS, Francis Edward Day, Sr.. It was my Grfa. who had suggested that he, himself, come out to Canada, first and they allowed it but he must go with someone they knew. It was only a few days' trip and have researched into several ports along the eastern coast to no avail. When he had landed, he had stayed with friends of his pars., (never knew who they were) Francis Edward Day and Ellen THOMPSON, in New York for a while then travelled up into BINBROOK, Wentworth Cty., Ontario, Canada to stay with our cousins/family there while his own pars. arrived through Montreal, Quebec, Canada in the following springtime.
1. William James Twiss born ca 1870 Ireland immigrated to N. America on the ship Julia in 1887
2. William's parents Francis Edward Day & Ellen Twiss sailed to Montreal Quebec in spring of 1888
Making a mental note of these statements does not mean I accepted them as fact. It was obvious they were family lore passed on through the generations.
Curious about what I found for Shannah? The rest of the story is at http://olivetreegenealogy.blogspot.com/2014/08/dont-let-family-lore-lead-you-astray.html