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Family in USA

Postby 18chestnut » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:33 am

Please does anyone have Worldwide membership on Ancestry.
If so could you find out for me about the following family.. travelling to the USA about 1846/47
William Morris born in Staffordshire in about 1821 and his wife Keturah born about 1824 also their son William (jnr)born about 1846.
This couple had a daughter Phoebe born in USA about 1848.
I think William (snr)died in the USA and Keturah and her children travelled back to the u k
I would be grateful if anyone could find out for me when they emigrated, what happened to William snr, where Phoebe was born and when the family arrives back in the UK and on what vessel.
Thank you in advance Pat
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Re: Family in USA

Postby maryann » Sun Nov 09, 2014 2:02 pm

Pat,
I checked ancestry and couldn't find anything on this family in the USA. As you probably already know, Keturah and kids are back living in Tipton on the 1851 census. She has remarried to Joseph Bissell. On that census and the 1861 census Phoebe shows she was born in American Samoa, which is in the Polynesian Islands. These at that time included Hawaii, Easter Island and New Zealand.
Sorry I can't help more.
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Re: Family in USA

Postby gardener » Mon Nov 10, 2014 4:49 pm

The 1851 census has Phebe aged 3, born United States. In 1861 it says America. The American Samoa bit is a flight of fancy by some transcriber :roll:
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Re: Family in USA

Postby gardener » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:00 pm

Name: Gartura Morris
Arrival Date: 22 Aug 1846
Birth Date: abt 1824
Age: 22
Gender: Female
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Oxford
Source Citation: Year: 1846; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 063; Line: 23; List Number: 764.

William Morris 23 (might be 25)
Gartura Morris 22
William Morris 1 year 6 months
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Re: Family in USA

Postby 18chestnut » Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:58 am

Thank you Maryann and gardener for the information.I always thought the enumerater might have been taking the mickey with the America Samoa.Thanks again Pat
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