Category Archives: Troy, NY

William Hammond

William Hammond was born about 1815 in Tipperary County, Ireland. Very little is known about his life as no documented records can be found.  What exists are a few online queries by an untraceable great grandson posted in the 1990s.   … Continue reading

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Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond (1849-1919) was born January 27, 1849 in Thurles, Tipperary County, Ireland.   It was a time of the Great Famine with mass starvation and immigration.  Richard came by sea to America with his mother, twin brother, and two other … Continue reading

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John Thomas Norton

John Thomas Norton (1865-1942) was born in Troy, New York, on February 4, 1865 during the civil war.   His parents Thomas Norton (about 1822-1888) and Rose Shattuck (about 1825-1898) came by sea from Ireland.   John Thomas became a well respected … Continue reading

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Thomas Norton

Thomas NORTON (1822-1888) was born in Tipperary County, Ireland (probably Thurles Town) in 1822.  As an immigrant, he worked hard, became active in politics and provided his son John Thomas  with an Ivy League education. Thomas arrived to New York … Continue reading

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