I am trying to find the parentage and immigration for Andrew Wilson my 2nd great grandfather. According to family search he was born on August 1, 1838 in Gulladuff, Maghera Parish in Londonderry Ireland.
He married Elizabeth H. Jennings on June 22, 1861 in Queenstown, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was born in Gwinear, Cornwall, England and immigrated here in 1850 as a child.
Andrew was a Civil War Veteran and enlisted on August 15, 1863 in the state of New Jersey. He enlisted in Company A, 12th Infantry Regiment on August 20, 1863.
The first census I have him in is the 1870 census in Queenstown, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. His occupation was a Cooper and he was living with his wife, three children and a woman, Annie Wilson age 78. I am assuming this is Andrew's mother. Annie does not appear in the next census, so I would assume she had passed away by then. Again, I am assuming she is buried in Pennsylvania but have been unsuccessful in verify her death or burial site.
Ultimately, Andrew, his wife and children left Pennsylvania and moved to Olean in Cattaraugus County, New York. Andrew died on January 26, 1899 in Olean NY. I have obtained a copy of his obituary but it did not reference his parents.
I believe Andrew came to the states as a child but have not been successful in finding any immigration or naturalization records and have come to a standstill in trying to locate his immigration to the US or who his parents were (other than the reference to Annie Wilson in the census).
If any one has any suggestions or ideas on pointing me in a direction that I may have missed in trying to track Andrew down it would be appreciated. Thank you i advance for any assistance or suggestions.