James Black in Montreal

We visited Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History this weekend–and were reminded of James Black‘s arrival from Ireland in the 1840’s. Thousands of Irish and other immigrants from the British isles emigrated to Canada during that troubled decade. James Black met his wife, Mary McNally, in Montreal and they were married on April 4, 1845, in the St. James Methodist Church, which later burnt down and was replaced with a new structure. The couple had two children, Jane and John, in Montreal before moving to Washington CT where they joined the rest of the Black family who arrived in NY from Ireland in 1849.
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