I am trying to find a Peter Starrs born in Ireland in the 1830's, most likely about 1836. He most likely emigrated alone to the U.S. about 1855.

From US Census Records presented in Finding record of Peter J Starrs in USA prior to 1870 Census? I believe that the Peter Starrs I seek was born about 1836 in Ireland. Most likely Northern Ireland as most Starrs seem to come from there.

His estimated year of birth is different from 1870 (says 1829-1830) to 1880 (says 1836) census records (but it is him).

His wife, Mary Ann Starrs (McDowell-maiden name) died in July 6th, 1880 in NYC. http://search.findmypast.ie/record?id=us%2fbmd%2firishdeathnotices%2f34439 says that she was born in the County of Cavan.

I also found a marriage notice for a Peter Starrs to a Maggie Veane in Oct 1880 in NYC which lists the names of their parents, but I have not been able to determine this is a second marriage for the same Peter Starrs https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24SM-25F

  • Possible duplicate of Finding record of Peter J Starrs in USA prior to 1870 Census?
    – Harry V.
    Jan 5, 2016 at 19:28
  • @vervet No, it's not a duplicate. One question deals with only records in the USA after he immigrated to New York. The other, with the family line (parents, siblings) in Ireland - tracing the family line in Ireland. Jan 5, 2016 at 23:00
  • I think it is too early to try and answer this question with any confidence because, unless you can "trace" Peter's translocation from Ireland to the US, it will be very difficult to establish the identity of any/many boys/men named Peter Starrs recorded in Ireland with your Peter J Starrs. I recommend focussing on US Census and Immigration records first which we are doing in genealogy.stackexchange.com/questions/8084/…
    – PolyGeo
    Jan 5, 2016 at 23:00
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    @vervet I'm thinking that this can be treated as a separate question if it can be edited so that it is clearly about finding candidates for any boys/men named Peter Starrs born in about the 1830s in Ireland, and "disappearing" from Ireland by about 1855. This would make no assumption about it being the same Peter Starrs that Erin is asking about in the other question but any answers may help build the case towards suspecting/concluding that they are the same person later.
    – PolyGeo
    Jan 6, 2016 at 0:27
  • This is true, but the two questions are extremely closely related. I suspect you will be much closer to answering the Ireland question when you work out Mr Starr's early origins in the USA. I just don't feel it's possible to give this question a useful answer, because your USA info is minimal at present and, even if we identify a candidate in Ireland, it would be very diffficult to know if it's your man. Nevertheless, I will withdraw my 'duplicate' vote.
    – Harry V.
    Jan 6, 2016 at 2:11


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