Many Toy researchers, myself included, have assumed that Daniel and Rosanna arrived in the United States in 1817 with their sons Cornelius (Neil) and James. Based on available evidence, however, it seems that Cornelius arrived some years later, just a month before the explosion that took Daniel’s life.
Some of the records you see on Ancestry.com are abstracts – data without images. I find these particularly unsatisfying. To be certain that a record can be associated with an ancestor, I like to view at least a copy of the source document, see what’s noted in the margins, and read what the person doing the abstracting left… Read More »