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James Coleman US History 11/22/14
Johnathan McFinnigan was 30 years old in 1850 in his town outside Dublin Ireland he owned a potato farm.
1850 is not a good time to live in Ireland the middle of the potato famine and with no end in sight for John he decides to go to the US as many people are in Ireland at this time
John left from dublin on a boat to got to america he brought 4 sets of clothes a straight raiser his father gave to him before he passed and his mothers cross on a necklace.
the three week boat ride was long and over crowded
He arrive in ellis island and was quarantined for small pox people in america did not hold the irish immigrants in high regards they were looked on as job thieves.
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