Non-Conformists/Dissenters and Marriage in the 18th and Early 19th Century

Before carrying on with the Reeve and Houston families, here's a quick and simplistic detour into English marriage law, with a plan to elaborate on the legal stuff and non-conformists later. As noted in the prior posts, the Reeve family seem to have been longtime Non-Conformists, or Christians who were not part of the Church … Continue reading Non-Conformists/Dissenters and Marriage in the 18th and Early 19th Century

Jonah Reeve and Elizabeth Houston of Bocking, Essex

Following up from Sophia Reeve and the Reeve Family, Sophia's father Samuel Houston Reeve was the son of Jonah, a grocer in Bocking, and his wife Elizabeth, who had numerous children. These included (1) Elizabeth (born Jan 1774), (2) Sarah (born Nov 1775), (3) Mary (born May 1777), (4) Rebeckah (born Oct 1778), (5) Joseph (born … Continue reading Jonah Reeve and Elizabeth Houston of Bocking, Essex

The Humphreys Family: Wisconsin to Washington State

Although the Humphreys returned to Wisconsin after the first move west, the desire to seek out land or opportunity further west apparently remained. Although Owen was still in Springvale when the Civil War draft registration occurred in 1863, by the time of the next Federal Census in 1870, the family had again moved to Minnesota, … Continue reading The Humphreys Family: Wisconsin to Washington State

The Humphreys Family–Wales to Wisconsin

Time to take a break from the efforts to trace various Shropshire relatives forward and to return to tracing back my ancestors to the time of their immigration to the US. As mentioned in Frank Jones and Annie Humphreys and Herbert Henry Jones, b. 1890 in Pomeroy, Garfield, Washington, my great-great-grandmother Anna Ellen (Annie) Humphreys was born in … Continue reading The Humphreys Family–Wales to Wisconsin

Maund and Cound Families, Going Forward (Part 3)

I have not had as much luck with the oldest Maund sibling, Elizabeth, as with her brother John and sister Mary, so this post will be comparatively brief. Elizabeth was christened in 1792, and Richard Price (sometimes Preece, which is consistent with the derivation and historical pronunciation), also of the Munslow parish, on 25 Mar … Continue reading Maund and Cound Families, Going Forward (Part 3)