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John DeWitt HANDIBOE, b. DC Jan., 1908-dec'd MD 1971.
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The Times Herald, Washington Post article about a HANDIBOE-baseball player
Many of the HANDIBOE'S, became "baseball" players, especially the one's that came into Washington DC. this John HANDIBOE, (HANDIBOE-is IRISH), was an ancestor of my husband's father-who was a John Dewitt HANDIBOE b. Washington DC Jan., 1908 and died 1971 in MD/DC area.
The Time Herald Washington Post article refers to his death.
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The vision of our immigrant ancestors sailing past “Lady Liberty” into the Port of New York is symbolic of the American immigrant experience. And in fact for some 24 million immigrants arriving in the U.S. between 1820 and 1920, the Port of New York was their port of entry (although the Statue of Liberty didn’t come into the picture until October of 1886). But millions of immigrants found their way into this country via other ports and overland routes, and their records can easily be overlooked when we focus all of our efforts on the Port of New York.
Other popular ports of entry to the U.S. for Europeans were New York, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Galveston, and New Orleans. Baltimore was a good choice for immigrants headed for the Midwest. When the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad reached Wheeling, Virginia in 1853, it shortened the trip that previously took days, to sixteen hours, and created the fastest and easiest route to the Midwestern states.
The port of Galveston was established in 1825, when Texas was still part of Mexico. It was an important commercial port, but for immigrants going to the American West, it was an attractive entryway. Between 1907 and 1914, Jews escaping the Russian pogroms were encouraged to immigrate through Galveston because there were fears that an influx of Jewish immigrants through the popular Atlantic ports would result in a wave of anti-Semitism.
With its proximity to the Mississippi River, New Orleans was an attractive port for those destined for the country’s interior. Immigration through New Orleans peaked in the period before the Civil War, 1820-1860. During that period New Orleans was a distant second to New York, the leading port of entry into the U.S.
Located 110 miles inland, and vulnerable to the freezing Delaware River which cut off its connection to the Atlantic, Philadelphia would seem a dubious candidate for one of the most traveled ports of entry, but between 1815 and 1985 more than 1.3 million immigrants entered the U.S. through that port.
Immigration through Boston jumped during the Irish Potato Famine with more than twenty thousand immigrants coming in annually between 1847 and 1854, the majority from Ireland.
Immigration via Canada and the Great Lakes
Not all immigrants came in to the United States via ocean ports. Immigration to Canada was typically cheaper and until 1895, it was also a way to avoid the hassles of immigration screenings. In 1895 the U.S. government closed this loophole by requiring Canadian steamships and railroads to complete manifest forms and only provide transportation to U.S. destinations to immigrants that would have been allowed to enter the country via other U.S. ports. These records are available on Ancestry.com in the database of Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 . There is also a database of Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935, and if your ancestor traveled to the U.S. via Canada, you may find them included in that collection.
> You can search all of the passenger arrival records on Ancestry.com through the search form for the Immigration and Emigration Collection.
> U.S. Federal Censuses for 1900-1930 list the year of immigration to the U.S. for immigrants. Use this information to help you narrow your search. (The immigration search form includes a field for this. ) Bear in mind that the further away the census was taken from the date of immigration, the more likely it is for that date to have been a bit fuzzy for your ancestor. Use the advanced search and add +/- a few years to compensate for this.
> Look for the records of extended family members. In later records, you can often find town of origin, addresses of family in the U.S. (perhaps your direct ancestor), and other details that may be missing from your ancestor’s arrival record.
> Check for multiple arrivals through different ports and don’t rule out any port. By keeping yourself open to the other possibilities, you may be pleasantly surprised by what you find.
For more information on various ports of entry to the U.S., see Joseph B. Everett’s article in the March/April 2006 issue of Ancestry Magazine.
Stolarik, M. Mark. Forgotten Doors: The Other Ports of Entry to the United States, (Philadelphia: Balch Institute Press, 1988).
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HANDIBOE'S & HANDEBO'S of Australia
from info at www.ancestry.com'Ireland-Australia transportation database'
Match 1 from 'Ireland-Australia transportation database'Lastname: HANDIBO Firstname: CHARLES Sex: M Soundname: H5310 Document date: 19/06/1835 Document ref1: FS 1835-6 A 25 Comment1: Convicts wife, Mary requests a free passage to New South Wales. HANDIBO JOHN M H5310 19/06/1835 FS 1835-6 A 25 Convicts wife, Sarah Malony, granted a free passage to New South Wales. She re- sided in Clara, Kings Co. HANDIBO JOHN M H5310 Kings Co 00/00/1830 22/10/1835 FS 1835 list 6 List of free settlers convicts wives and their children for whom a free passage has been provided on baord the Roslyn Castle to New South Wales, wife's name Sarah Molloy HANDIBO JOHN M H5310 00/12/1835 FS 1835 list 4 List of free settlers arrived at the convict penitentiary house at Cork, and waiting a passage to New South Wales, Sons, William and Charles HANDIBO JOHN M H5310 Kings Co ANDROMEDA 1830 FS 1835 List 1 List of convicts who have applied for their wives and families to be sent to New South Wales at the expense of Government. Wife, Sarah Malony, residing at Clashawan. HANDIBO JOHN M H5310 28/01/1836 FS 1836 LIST 3 List of free settlers (sons of convicts) embarked from Penitentiary House, Cork, on board 'Surrey' convict ship on 23 and 24 December 1835. Sons names, William and Charles.
Match 1 from 'Ireland-Australia transportation database'Lastname:
FS 1835-6 A 25
Convicts wife, Mary requests a free passage to New South Wales.Match 2 from 'Ireland-Australia transportation database'Lastname:
FS 1835-6 A 25Comment1:
Convicts wife, Sarah Malony, granted a free passage to New South Wales. She re-Comment2:
sided in Clara, Kings Co.Match 3 from 'Ireland-Australia transportation database'Lastname:
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FS 1835 list 6Comment1:
List of free settlers convicts wives and their children for whom a free passageComment2:
has been provided on baord the Roslyn Castle to New South Wales, wife's nameComment field number:
Sarah MolloyMatch 4 from 'Ireland-Australia transportation database'Lastname:
FS 1835 list 4Comment1:
List of free settlers arrived at the convict penitentiary house at Cork, andComment2:
waiting a passage to New South Wales, Sons, William and CharlesMatch 5 from 'Ireland-Australia transportation database'Lastname:
ANDROMEDA 1830Document ref1:
FS 1835 List 1Comment1:
List of convicts who have applied for their wives and families to be sent to NewComment2:
South Wales at the expense of Government. Wife, Sarah Malony, residing atComment field number:
Clashawan.Match 6 from 'Ireland-Australia transportation database'Lastname:
FS 1836 LIST 3Comment1:
List of free settlers (sons of convicts) embarked from Penitentiary House, Cork,Comment2:
on board 'Surrey' convict ship on 23 and 24 December 1835. Sons names, WilliamComment field number:
John Dewitt Handiboe & his 2nd wife Gladys Lavenia STONER-HANDIBOE's residence
John & his 2nd wife, Gladys lived at 2404 Amherst Rd, Lewisdale, MD 20782 from abt 1952 till his death 1971. John's first wife was an Irma WRIGHT, they had, had one son a John Mike" Handiboe-prior to their divorce. John married Gladys in Baltimore, MD abt 1942, I think.
John had three son's with Gladys, William Roy (Dec'd July 10, 2013), Patrick HANDIBOE, Stephen Paul HANDIBOE, (dec'd 2004 in Maryland).
John DeWitt HANDIBOE- was an engineer for the District of Columbia, Government.
John has several Grandchildren. He has 4 Grandchildren. Three of his son's married-all those with Gladys. He has two surviving son's at this time.