Seeking info on Mary Agnes Joyce b. abt 1849 and parents John and Catherine. All born in Ireland

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Looking for Margaret Joyce who  was born in Ireland. She married John Paul Simonton in Washington DC in 1879. She immigrated to the US with her parents when she was 2 years old in about 1850. I think her parents were John and  Catherine, who were born in Ireland. I would like help with where they came from in Ireland and John and Catherine's parents.


Thanks for any help you might be able to give me.
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2 Answers

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Let us just follow John P. Simonton,born Nov 1851 in Indiana.Margaret A.Joyce

born 1859 in Ireland. 1900 census.  John P. is John Paul.John Paul Simonton

father was Hiram Simonton III .Who was born abt 1824 in Ohio,But from 1850

to 1880 lived Allen County Indiana.Some time after 1890 moves back to Ohio

and dies there Aug.17 1892.John Paul mother was Ellen O"Neal may have had

last name.She was born 1812-1816 Navin ,Meath Ireland,that is not certain

but i will look.Wowee this was a job.1850-1860-1870-1880 census.In th

U,S. City Directories 1821-1989,John P. Simonton and wife Margaret living

Apartment 3 Washington District Columbia.To be official his full name John

Paul Simonton II.Probably named afterhis grandfather which was the custom

back then.I will try to find Margaret A. Joyce (Joice) in Ireland.Reseaching in

Ireland is very frustrating,everyone is Ann,Mary,Margaret John William etc,But

since we know it may be Navin Meath Ireland,we have a chance.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (920k points)
look at 1860 census Margaret Joyce Born abt 1859 District of Columbia.Father

Andrew T. Joyce,Mother Francis N. Joyce.If Father is Andrew J. Joyce mother

Francis M. Joyce. These could be transcription errors.It would take you in another

direction.I think you should work on this more.Rather than Margaret Joyce being

born in Ireland.
+1 vote

To supplement the info Wayne has given. I believe this is her marriage record:

Name: Margaret AJoyce
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1879
Marriage Place: Washington, District of Columbia
Spouse: John R. Simonton 
FHL Film Number: 2107966
Reference ID: p. 423


by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
I checked Ireland Birth Records Using Ireland ie did not find anything on her

being born there.Of course that does not mean she was not there.I did find reference

To Margaret Joyce Father being Andrew J. Joyce,Mother being Francis M. Joyce,

but is is not substantuated.But you could check it out.I have given answers but

as many questions.Happy hunting,I am here if you need me.

Wayne R.Morgan 5487 Wiki Tree

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