Shared Photo: Tully, Elizabeth and Ann Gorman. I do not know where in Ireland they lived, or the parents names. Help?

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I wanted to share this family photo of my great-grandmother, Elizabeth Gorman Borgquist (at center) with the community. I believe the other two are Anne and Tully Gorman.  I believe the woman at right is Elizabeth's sister; and the one at left could be her mother?  Location: house built by her husband John Borgquist at 7 Minton Place, West Orange NJ. Date: around 1890s.  I do not know Elizabeth's parents names nor where in Ireland (Irish Free State) they lived before they emigrated in 1873.

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WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Borgquist
in The Tree House by Joan Kelly G2G3 (3.1k points)

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Ann Gorman
Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
christening:    27 January 1822    MAGHERALIN, DOWN, IRELAND    
father:    Charles Gorman
mother:    Patience        

Ann Jane Gorman
Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881
christening:    1 January 1837    AGHALEE, ANTRIM, IRELAND    
father:    Wm Gorman
mother:    Eliz.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Elizabeth Gorman Immigrated July 17 1871.on ship Iowa.Came with mother

Sarah,age in 40s cannot read date, Annie age 9,Elizabeth age 4.No

Tully ,unless it was her nickname.There is a John Henry Norquist family

tree on Has married Feb 19 1884,Brooklyn New York.

1900 Census has Elizabeth born Dec. 1865
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
Also 1871 Census in Ireland got Destroyed.
Hi Wayne,

The family tree you reference is mine.  I wish I could find someone else's!
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I have Gormans in my family line (not your ladies though), and have discovered that the Gorman name is not uncommon across Ireland - you need additional clues.

Sometimes I  have found clues inimmigration documents, equally often in obituaries. Random searches of Irish records, even when the County is known, can create confusion.

Good luck !
Hi Mark,

Yes, I am aware that Gorman is a very common Irish surname.  That is why I gave as much information on MY Gormans as I have.  I've been looking for more than a decade.  My greatest hope now is that someone with access to St Ambrose church records can help.  And I intend to keep on looking until I find them or can no longer function.  thanks for your comments.


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