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Entry for June 11, 2009
I have revised "Descendants of Rebecca HARRIS and Philip FRANCIS" and "Seventy Years in the Coal Mines - the Annotated Edition" to show deaths and marriages since the last revision.

2009-06-11 16:29:17 GMT
Comments (1 total)
My heart is broken again!! I was so excited as I skimmed your site. The Francis surname combined with coal mining in Schuylkill , PA,
had me thinking that I had at last found our Francis line. When I slowed down, I saw that Wales and the dates would not fit. John Francis,born 1805 in Ireland to Peter and Bridget, came to the US in mid-1820s. He married, wife died after daughter's birth. He went west through PA, in Schuylkill applied for naturalization, then moved on to southern Indiana, about 15 miles north of Louisville, KY.
The Irish who came here are hard to document.
Thanks for your story.
2009-06-26 07:23:44 GMT