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Subject: Re: Quinns of Hoboken, NJ
Author: Gail Budd
Date: Thursday, December 2, 2004
Classification: Query

Unfortunately, no one in my family ever spoke of the past until I started asking questions a month ago, now all my grandparents are gone. I did find my g-grandmother on the 1910 census living with her parents in Hoboken, Owen L and Rachel Quinn. It states Owen was born in New Jersey, and his parents in "Ire-England". I can make the connection because John Rosa, my g grandfather was living with them as a border. I also have found an Owen Quinn living in Hoboken in 1880, about the same age as my Owen. Parents (Patrick b. 1820 and Mary b. 1820), and children (James, Owen and Mary), but have no way of telling for sure if it is the right Owen. The census states the parents were born in Ireland. These are all very common Irish names, but the only ones in Hoboken. They are found on the 1860 census as well, with older brothers, William, Joseph and John. I have a lot more digging before I find out when and where Patrick came to the US.