This is what I have so far. I am James Tobin. (One of six children)
Since I have a reference for a Mary J. Doran or Stapleton living on Prince Edward Island, I thought I'd give it a try parking this here.
My father was Vincent John Tobin (b.Oct.17,1920,Cambridge, MA., and died 1993 in Orange County,Ca.)he had a brother named FRANCIS XAVIER JOSEPH TOBIN...of which I have no info at all.
His father was Richard Henry Tobin (b.July 1893,married about 1919) to Frances M. Kermer,(Aug.1888,Cambridge,Ma.)
Henry's father was my great-grandfather William Henry Tobin,(b.Feb. 1843)Cape Breton,Nova Scotia,Canada, married to Mary J. Doran,(b. June 1856)-Prince Edward Island)
William's father was NICHOLAS TOBIN, (My great-great-grandfather)(b.Feb.1843,CAPE BRETON,NOVA SCOTIA)was married to Ann Temperance Wilson,(b.May 1807, from Ireland, died Dec. 1889,Sydney,Cape Breton,NS,Canada.
Ann's parents were John Wilson (or Wootzen) Born about 1784, Ireland,married Sept.14,1808,St. George,Sydney,CB,Nova Scotia, Canada. Ann's
mother was Eleanor Batersby, b. about 1786, Cape Breton,NS,Canada.
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s about Nicholas Tobin
Name: Nicholas Tobin
Place: Nova Scotia, Canada
Source Publication Code: 7095
Primary Immigrant: Tobin, Nicholas
Annotation: Extracts from the marriage records at St. Peter's Church in Halifax, Nova Scotia (now known as St. Mary's Basilica). Few precise dates of immigration but all were from Ireland at the end of the 18th century or early in the 19th century.
Source Bibliography: PUNCH, TERRENCE M. "Some Irish Immigrant Weddings in Nova Scotia."
In The Irish Ancestor. Vol. 6:2 (1974), pp. 101-112. Covers 1801-1817.
I come to an an end with my G-G-Greatfather,NICHOLAS TOBIN and ANN TEMPERANCE WILSON, and also with Ann's parents, John Wilson and Eleanor.
If possible, I'm seeking info further back. Does anyone have any such relatives beyond Nicholas and Ann?
Thank you for any additional information...I still have to get to my local Family history Center in Orange, Ca.(So.Cal)