My Family and Immigration in the First Half of the 19th Century

This post is a summary of what's to come. As discussed when I started this blog, one of my goals is to identify when all of my ancestors came to the US (or North America) and from where. This turned out to be a big task, and I may never finish, and the hardest people … Continue reading My Family and Immigration in the First Half of the 19th Century

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Canadian Reeves, Part 2: Thomas Houston Reeve and Family

William Beckwith Reeve's older brother Thomas Houston Reeve also moved to Ontario (then Upper Canada). In the 1901 Census, Thomas's daughter Fanny identified the family's immigration date as 1834. Although this is not the ideal source (coming nearly 70 years later when Fanny was 86 and the other siblings no longer alive), it is consistent … Continue reading Canadian Reeves, Part 2: Thomas Houston Reeve and Family

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