AfriGeneas Caribbean Research Forum
Re: Jamaica Research
In Response To: Re: Jamaica Research ()
I have the feeling this was true for most families. It may have just been too expensive. And if they had kids, they needed someone at both ends - someone to take care of the kids at that end, someone to find a job in advance for them at this end, etc. In our case (B'dos to NY), hubby's grandmother's sister came first, in 1909. She got settled and married here. In 1911, hubby's oldest aunt came "to her" (her aunt) at age 20. Then Grandfather died in B'dos in 1912. In 1913, hubby's father came "to her" (his aunt). In 1914, hubby's next oldest aunt came "to her" (her aunt). Some child came every other year or so until 1924, when the last 2 uncles came over together. Grandmother also finally came in 1924, but a month after the last 2 boys on a different boat.