Cannot find birth record of my Grand Father James Conn - married Martha Sharp at Airdrie in Feb. 1897. Profession - coal miner. Moved to Kilmarnock - Prestwick and Trabboch where he died.
His father James Conn also coal miner and mother Elizabeth Baird. have searched births - census etc. Scotland and Ireland. Available documentation state Birth place as Scotland.
Dwelling: No 17 Plann Row
Census Place: Kilmaurs, Ayr, Scotland
Source: FHL Film 0203603 GRO Ref Volume 598 EnumDist 1 Page 22
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
James CONN W 37 M Dalry, Ayr, Scotland
Occ: Engine Keeper At Coalpit
John M. CONN U 14 M Holytown, Lanark, Scotland
Occ: Ironstone Miner
Janet CONN U 10 F Dreghorn, Ayr, Scotland
William CONN U 8 M Dreghorn, Ayr, Scotland
Annie I. CONN U 5 F Kilmaurs, Ayr, Scotland
James CONN U 3 M Kilmaurs, Ayr, Scotland
If so, there is record in scotlandspeople of 1 Jas Conn born to Jas Conn/Mgt Cochran in 1852 and 1 Jas Conn born to Rbt C/Eliz patrick in 1853(Jas & Rbt could be bros).
Jan 24, 2011 - 3:32PM
Re: James Conn 1879-1917
Have given wrong dates for james conn. SHOULD READ 1870 - 1917. Have certificates to prove marriage to Martha Sharp at Airdrie 11/02/1897.
First child Martha born at Airdrie.1898
Second - James born at Riccarton - Kilmarnock 1899
Third - Charles Albert at Monkton, Prestwick 1902
Others 1903 - 1908 at Trabboch, Ayrshire.
Cannot find in 1871 - 1881 - 1891 - 1901 censes.
Thank you for your interest.
As the years roll on, my Time becomes less,
My thoughts return to the years I like best,
Father and Mother, friends and relations,
Proud of our roots, and proud of our Nation,
Ancestry became a ruling passion,
Thank God computers are still in fashion,
The Internet, I have surfed day and night,
But my research placed me in a great plight,
Aunts and uncles have appeared in their place,
To most of them, I can add a face,
I could even find about Gran‘s birth,
The date and the time in the town of Perth,
Then in Airdrie, she and Grand dad were wed,
In Clark Street was set the marital bed,
Jimmy and Martha had set out in Ljfe,
As husband, as worker, as loving wife,
The children arrived in great profusion,
And some ‘Pet Names ‘set me in confusion,
It was now required to search farther back,
To fill in details that the Tree did lack,
Grandfather‘s birth date and also the place,
Where this wide open world, first saw his face,
There were common names throughout the Nation.
The lengthening lists shortened my patience,
Not one could meet the criteria set,
You cannot be found on the Internet,
It may well be you‘re of Irish descent,
Confusing the scheme of our Scottish intent,
Grandfather Jimmy, Oh where can you be?
Lost in deep realms of Antiquity,
But I shall persist, discover details,
Trudge steadily on and if all else fails,
Discover your secret when we at last meet,
In the depths of Hell or on Paradise Street.