Looking for info on Monica Donahue (b 1800 Ireland) To USA (PA) 1861

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Looking for info on Monica Donahue (or variation of sp) b 1800 Ireland, married Peter Morris (probably in Ireland). My notes said a census listsa Monica Morris (daughter)  b. 1851 came to USA in 1861 at age 10. Can only find Monica Donahue Morris and Peter Morris in one place: The 1880 census; in Jenkins Twp. Luzerne County, PA... living with another daughter, Julia Morris Moylan.  History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania on Moylans say they came from Galway.  I am wondering where Monica Donahue is from in Ireland - Galway, too?  The younger Monica (first  daughter's) obituary lists 3 sisters:  Mrs. Shaughnessy, Mrs. P Moylan of Port Griffith and Mrs. Donnelly of New York, and one brother (no name) in Texas.   Trying to find any info on Monica Donahue as mentioned in the first sentence; from Ireland; I suspect Galway; with the above family.  Any info or leads at all is appreciated.  Thank you for any help.
in Genealogy Help by Gerald Korey G2G1 (1.5k points)

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An unsourced tree on Ancestry lists her death. Perhaps you can find her obit/death record, etc:

  • Death
    1885 1 Jun Age: 85
    Port Griffith, Jenkins Twp. Luzerne, Pennsylvania

check this link: http://www.recordsbase.com/resources/public-records/pennsylvania/luzerne/port-griffith

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
Thank you very much for the links.  I will check into it.
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Regardind Julia Morris Moylan.I found her death certificate,on there it is stated

father was John Morris ,Mother Mary Morris.

Pernnsyvania Death Certificates 1906-1963.

Date death May 12 1907 at 76 yrs old ,born 1831.Died if Cerabal Hemmorrage.

Can you comment on this??
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (914k points)
Than you for that info. I will share this with my cousin, who is a direct descendent of Monica (Donahue) Morris.  The family has few details about this area of the tree.  I believe this is new news.

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