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Re: Builders of the Erie Canal
Posted by: Joe Dooley Date: June 07, 2001 at 16:40:28
In Reply to: Builders of the Erie Canal by Curt Dooley of 2262

Curt,

I just tried to send you an e-mail at <beardog@gte.net>, but it was returned as undeliverable. I hope you get this message.

My Dooleys were in Oneida County in the 1840s-1850s, and my ancestor John Dooley may have worked on the Erie Canal. (Actually, I just learned this myself.) He and his wife Catherine Daly had migrated to the U.S. about 1844. On the 1850 Federal census for Oneida County, John is listed as a laborer. Any connection?

Also, did you ever find a database listing the names of the laborers who worked on the Erie Canal?

Joe Dooley


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