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From: Eddie Thomas <>
Subject: Immigrant's port of entry
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 20:27:54 +0100
Thanks to all of you who've responded to my query.
The Ellis Island records don't cover the period I'm looking at, which is
the mid-1870s - probably 1874.
My ancestors were employed in the mining industry, at least the men
were. From various census entries I've discovered that several of the
women worked in a hosiery mill in Nanticoke.
The individuals/families I'm interested in are:
* Lewis John (b. 1833, Wales) married Martha Thomas (b. 1834, Wales)
in 1867, Wales. They emigrated mid-1870s.
* Children of Lewis and Martha: Damaris (b. 1855, Wales - father
unknown, mother Martha), Elizabeth (b. 1869, Wales), William (b.
1871, Wales), Mary (b. 1873, Wales), Margaret (b. 1878, Pa),
Robert (b. 1881, Pa). Assumption: Damaris, Elizabeth, William and
Mary emigrated with their parents in mid-1870s.
* Damaris married Thomas Davies (b. ? Wales) in 1874, Wales and
latterly William Jones (b. 1853, Wales) in Pa?
* Children of Damaris and Thomas Davies: Morgan Davies (b. 1877,
Pa). Morgan married Maude in 1902, Pa and had William Davies (b.
1902, Pa), Martha (b. 1903), Thomas (b. 1907), Violet (b. 1908)
* Children of Damaris and William Jones: Richard Jones (b. 1879,
Pa), Elizabeth (b. 1883, Pa), Martha (b. 1884, Pa), Damaris (b.
* Thomas Edwards (b. 1880, Pa) married Elizabeth Jones (b. 1883, Pa)
and had Thomas Edwards (b. 1909), Tallie (b. 1912), Richard (b.
1918), George (b. 1920)
I've obtained most of this information from the US censuses of 1880,
1900, 1910 and 1920. Lewis and Martha seemed to have emigrated to
Nanticoke, Luzerne County (which is where all of the above looks to have
taken place) and stayed there for the rest of their lives. All those
with a Wales connection came from in or around Llantrisant, Glamorgan.
For information, Martha Thomas is my 3 x great aunt.
Hope I've not bored everyone with all this.
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