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How do you document "Indenture Servants" believe Buffalo, NY, USA

How do you document "Indenture Servants" believe Buffalo, NY, USA

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 2:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Galloway, Farr, Steven, Stone, Kaminski, Bell
I understand Elizabeth GALLOWAY came to the USA as an indentured servant, have no idea to what family she served, just that it should have been between 1880/1884. She was from Ireland or Scotland have not yet been able to document for sure which.
She married William Henry FARR whom I believe was born 7 May 1859, Hamilton, Hamilton Twp., Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada (son of James FARR and Mary Ann STEVENS, both born England) and between 1892/1895. They settled in Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, USA.
Would love to figure out for sure when she came to the USA and what family she served.

Re: How do you document "Indenture Servants" believe Buffalo, NY, USA

Posted: 3 May 2012 4:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Do you know the time between your ancestor's arrival and her marriage? It's quite possible she skipped out on her service. I know that two of my female ancestors from Ireland who were supposed to serve "a year and a day", married men they met on the ship and never served any time. They arrived in Quebec, and lived in Buffalo. I don't know how ethical that was, but it was done!

Re: How do you document "Indenture Servants" believe Buffalo, NY, USA

Posted: 30 Jul 2012 7:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jul 2012 7:24PM GMT


I did find this
Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 about Elizabeth Galloway
Name: Elizabeth Galloway
Arrival Date: 25 Sep 1930
Port of Arrival: Niagara Falls, New York, United States
Age: 54
Birth Date: abt 1876
Birth Place: Glasgow
Birth Country: Scotland
Gender: Female
Race/Nationality: Scottish (Scotish)
Record has photo?: No
Record Type: Cards

I am looking at the card now

Re: How do you document "Indenture Servants" believe Buffalo, NY, USA

Posted: 1 Aug 2012 6:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have in the past found, Ship Records from during these times, at the Library. It will have the names of passengers & if Indentured it will list the name of whom they are Indentured to & for how long. A lot of people brought their servents with them also. Hope this cam help.

Re: How do you document "Indenture Servants" believe Buffalo, NY, USA

Posted: 1 Aug 2012 7:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Here is what I have for information...
She was born Scotland 1 Sep 1868.
US Federal Census records her to have come to the US between 1880-1884.
I assume she married the year before her first child born about 1895.

Re: How do you document "Indenture Servants" believe Buffalo, NY, USA Don't believe this to be mine Elizabeth...

Posted: 8 Aug 2012 5:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Time periods don't really match, because I found her listed in the US Federal Census for 1900, 1920, & 1930. Immigration should be before 1884.
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