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James Cromie, Pennsylvania USA arrived 1930 from Rathfriland, Northern Ireland
Posted by: Sam McConkey (ID *****6096) Date: February 20, 2012 at 07:28:06
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Hey folks, I'm searching for information regarding a great uncle of mine, James Cromie. I know this is the Pittsburgh Forum but thought I'd post it here as well as I've once heard it was maybe here that he went too.

James was born between Rathfriland and Hilltown Co. Down in an area known as Ballygorian. I have his D.O.B has 31/12/1911 and he was baptised in Hilltown Presbyterian Church.

All I know about James is that he was my grandfather Robert's oldest brother. He is said to have immigrated to American in 1930 on-board the passenger ship the Antonia which sailed from Belfast 22/03/30 arriving in New York 03/04/30.

He was listed as being an 18yr, farmer from Drumlough, Rathfriland which is where the family had settled.

James only ever returned home once to visit his family, unsure of the date but will try and find out more about that, he's known to have returned with a friend also from Rathfriland. He's meant to have ended up in Pennsylvania, region.

I've found a naturalization record for a James Cromie 07/11/41, his age given as 29, birth date about 1912.
A possible address as 119 W. Sharpewack St, Philadelphia.

Also have a Social Security Index match for a James Cromie, Born 31/12/1911 - Died 31/07/94 in Lafayette Hill, Montgomery, Pennsylvania which is only about 6 miles away from Sharpewack St.

It's highly likely that this is my James Cromie. Has anyone got any Cromie Connections within this region, do you's know this guy? He'd have died aged 83yrs.


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