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Posted by Kay Speaks on October 07, 2000 at 19:49:18:

Research LEONG family roots:
My 2Great Grandfather 1. Leong Hurn Hoy
My Great Grandfather 2. Leong Loy (wife in immigration papers referred to as Wong See)
My Grandfather 3. LEONG JOY SING (aka Leong Joe Sing in U.S.) born about 21 August 1871 in Guangzhou or Guangdong, China (Samsui District mentioned in immigration papers); first wife: Sing Chui; children: Leong Ging Day and Leong Wing Fono
second wife: DANG LEE CHOY (could be CHOY DANG LEE, aka in U.S. as Dun Shee Leong Sing), born about 6 October 1902 in Guangzhou, China, had three children in China before coming to California via Angel Island, San Francisco. Lived in central California. Known to have one brother. Leong Joy Sing and Dang Lee Choy are my grandparents.
3. Leong Fat (brother to Leong Joy) born about 22 July 1873 Samshui/Sansui District, Guangdong or Guangzhou - first wife: (immigration papers) Gee Shee, Guangzhou, China; second wife: Chuey Ying born 1901 in China.
3. Leong Ah Hur Sing (brother or half-brother to Leong Joy) said to have wife in China (Hong Kong?)

Information from immigration/interrogation papers at Angel Island, San Francisco. My grandfather and his brothers were "paper sons" due to Chinese Exculsion laws at the time of their immigration to California, USA. Papers mention dates from 1870-late 1930's. Other information: Sam Sui Dialect (similar to Cantonese); Sun Sam Tune Village, Sam Suey District, China; Guangzhou; Visalia, Califoria; Farmersville, California; Leong Wing Sam; Oy Au Ping; Leong Sun Dai

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