Orphan Peter Smith, possibly McGowan

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Will you help me connect Peter Smith to his family? His parents died when he was about 3 years old. Family notes say that he was born in County Meath, Ireland about June 29 1830. The notes also say that he was raised by family, but do not indicate their names. They made note that his birth parents were William Smith and Catherine Doherty. I do not know if they died in Ireland, in travel, or in the US. What I do know is that Peter Smith had a good life, married Ann Dunne (M 1852 in Rome, NY), and had children, Rose, Mary, John Henry, Margaret, Peter, James, Bridget, Catherine, Jennie, Eliza, and Ella Smith. Census shows them living in Constantia, NY, USA. He died in Oneida, NY, USA in 1886. In other family papers, we found a note that Smith was anglicized McGowan... not sure if we should research that surname in Ireland when looking for William Smith (McGowan, Macgowan). I have him entered on wikitree here Smith-103507 

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