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John W? McAllister (Abt 1840,NY - ?poss MA)

John W? McAllister (Abt 1840,NY - ?poss MA)

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Dec 2012 6:54PM GMT
Surnames: McAllister McLaughlin
Born in New York, NY, parents (unknown) born in Ireland. Found a possible Navy enlistment record(NY) for 1863. Married to Catharine V. or S.? McLaughlin, born Abt Jan 1844 in Boston, MA; her parents (John/Bridget) born Ireland. She died 3 Nov 1874 in Boston after childbirth.
They had 5 children - Lillian C. McAllister Bieler Murphy, Effie Gertrude McAllister Bailey; Warren F. McAllister; Herbert Chester McAllister & Mary who died shortly after birth.
John was a Mississippi riverboat captain for a time & a carpenter.
I found the family in the 1870 federal census in Boston & in the 1880 census the children are living with a Mary Fox.
I've been unable to take either the McAllister or the McLaughlin family line back any further - very frustrating because Catharine McLaughlin is my 3rd G-Grandmother & my Mitochondrial DNA line!
Any help or suggestions appreciated!
Nancy in NY

Re: John W? McAllister (Abt 1840,NY - ?poss MA)

Posted: 23 Dec 2012 9:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
I recently came across a document dated 1908, from the book:
"Genealogical and Family History of the State of New hampshire", which mentions a John McAllister whose father (Angus) and mother (Margaret Boyle) came from Ireland. I found it on the web, but don't have the site name handy. Hope this helps.

Re: John W? McAllister (Abt 1840,NY - ?poss MA)

Posted: 24 Dec 2012 6:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks, Larry. It's highly unlikely it's him since they were in MA. I've been learning that there are a gazillion John McAllisters. Thanks for trying to help!
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