DIFFIN:

John M. Diffin
b. 1796 in Armagh, Ireland, d. 1883 in Robbinston, ME, m. Mary Alexander b. 1798 in Ireland, d. 1884. They settled in St. David, Charlotte County.

children:
1) James Diffin b. 14 Jul 1820, d. 1896 in Maine
2) Davis C. Diffin b. 21 Aug 1822, m. 27 Sep 1847 Mary Jane McDowell at St. Andrews, NB, b. 2 Feb 1832 in Ireland d/o Robert and Elizabeth (McElrath) McDowell
3) John Diffin b. 1827
4) Robert Diffin born 25 Mar 1829, died 6 Mar 1857
5) Joseph Diffin born 1832
6) Ephraim Diffin b. 1834
7) Mary Ann Diffin b. c1836
8) Rosanna Diffin b. 1838 in Maine
9) Marie Diffin b. 2 Feb 1842, d. 21 Dec 1914, married 29 Aug 1862 Thomas MacDonald b. 15 Feb 1836 in NB, d. 12 Feb 1925.

Diffin family moved to Maine in 1836.

PANB:MC1/Diffin, 40 pages.


Robert Diffin born 17 Nov 1800 [Agleesh], County Armagh, Ireland (There is no Agleesh in Co. Armagh, there is a Eglish, County Armagh,Notes: DN), d. 17 Apr 1882 in Robbinston, ME, m. Alicia Pine b. 27 Mar 1800 in Ireland, died 9 Dec 1863. Came to NB in 1818 and received land in Dumbarton, Charlotte County, NB.

children:
1) George Diffin b. 6 Jul 1821, d. 24 Sep 1885
2) Thomas Diffin b. 14 Feb 1827
3) Arsdell Diffin b. 1829
4) Alicia Diffin b. 24 Feb 1831
5) Margaret Anne Diffin b. 1832, died 26 Apr 1907, m. (2nd) 9 Jul 1859 at St Andrews, NB, George G. Gray s/o William and Ellen (Ross) Gray
6) Mathew Diffin born 1835, died 18 Aug 1883
7) Martha M. Diffin born 1839
8) Sarah Jennie Diffin b. 1842
9) Esther Diffin b. 10 May 1843, d. 17 Aug 1878
10) Mary Elizabeth Diffin born 1845, d. 31 Jul 1886
11) Margaret Diffin born 1853


The family moved to Maine in 1839.

PANB:MC1/Diffin, 40 pages: file contains a copy of a report titled Descendants of John and Robert Diffin — Robbiston, Maine by Robert R. White.

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