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Re: Gong Moy, 1860-1948, Kwangtung-CA-1st Chinese in DC

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Posted by JWC Low on October 21, 1999 at 20:27:40:

In Reply to: Gong Moy, 1860-1948, Kwangtung-CA-1st Chinese in DC posted by Carol Moy Daniels on October 21, 1999 at 19:15:33:

Answer:I'm assuming you're looking for more info on your ggf. I suggest you start backwards from your last census search to establish when your GGF arrived in DC. Search all known names (Moy, Gong; Moy, Ni Chee; Gong, Moy; Chee, Moy Ni...) Except 1890 which was mostly destroyed in a fire.
1910 census is especially rich in immigrant details!
Rely on oral history for research clues. Good luck. JWC Low (China Connection:Finding Ancestral Roots for Chinese in America). 1994.

: Help!. Our great-grandfather, Gong Moy (son's social security application listed him as: Moy, Ni Chee), born 1860 in China, lived in CA when he met
: and married Mamie Chin. 1920 US census has YU CHIN MOY as the wife of Gong Moy. The census says she was born in CA and I have 1882 as her
: birthdate. Gong Moy and family moved east where he become one of the first two Chinese to settle in Washington, DC. This side of our family is
: not "paper," and comes from the Kwangtung Province, on the southeast coast of China.

: Our grandfather and Gong Moy's son, Samuel Gong Moy, was the first Chinese born in Washington, DC in 1898. Not speaking chinese ourselves, and
: being third generation, a search of this nature is pretty intimidating.

: Any information or suggestions you have, would be appreciated.

: Thanks,

: Carol Moy Daniels
: and Donna Moy-Bruno

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