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One of my father's ancestors was the subject Irish lass, but I've been unable to find much information about her.  She married Elisha Sabins in about 1823, but I don't know where.  He was born in Vermont, USA, in about 1798.  They had 11 children.  The first six were born in Canada, at least some of them in "Upper Canada" (now Ontario).  The last five were born in Ohio, USA.  I would appreciate any information that can be provided about Elizabeth's family and ancestry.  If there is any interest in the information I have collected on her descendants, please let me know, and I will be glad to share it.


Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 03:59AM

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  • rpsabin:

    I assume Betsey and her family came to either Canada or America around 1800?

    You don't mention religion but I assume Betsey was Church of Ireland. The records for Belturbet C of I church go back to 1801 and appear to be held locally in Co. Cavan. I searched the subscription site Roots Ireland and the earliest Ladley baptismal record that I located was in 1829 in the C of I church in Cavan town.

    With a 1794 alleged year of birth likely Betsey's baptismal record is not available.

    Have you tested your DNA?

    Roger McDonnell


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 02:09PM
  • In the 1796 Flax Growers List I found:

    Leadly              Thomas                Annagh parish                Cavan

    Belturbet was also known as Annagh.

    I hope this is helpful.


    Tuesday 23rd May 2023, 06:04PM
  • My thanks to the responders.


    I have no information about when Betsey emigrated, or where, but I'm guessing it was to Canada.


    I have had my DNA tested by the Family Tree DNA people.  I've tested to the Y-111 and Full Sequence mtDNA levels, as well as the autosomal Family Finder tests, but I am unsure how that will help in this case.


    Thursday 25th May 2023, 04:36AM
  • The autosomal test will provide matches. You may have distant matches with descendants of siblings of Betsey?


    Castlemore Roscommon, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Thursday 25th May 2023, 08:11PM
  • I've been checking my matches for several years now, but no help in the Ladley area.  I failed to respond to the religion question earlier.  I know nothing about Betsey's religious affiliations.


    Friday 26th May 2023, 09:47PM

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