My relatives came from Surrey and Yorkshire to Ontario. My My father, born in Toronto came to Chicago in 1910 at age 7 with his parents. I was born in Chicago IL 1932. So, I am a first generation American. My mother abandoned the family in my second year of life. I was brought to South Elgin, Il to live with my grandparents.
Names I Research & their locations .... (please be specific here)
Hobbs, Groves. Trying to fill a gap 1851-1867. Frederick Hobbs, youngest son of James Hobbs and Frances Mary (formerly Jones) Frederick born 1844 Chelsea.
Family together in 1841 Surrsey census. James died, the 1851 census shows Frances now married to John Ashby and living in Lambeth with both families. Unable to find family in 1861 census. Next found Frederick in the Oshawa Vindicator newspaper in Durham County Ontario that published a snippet, "Birth in Oshawa on the 19th instant, the wife of Frederick Hobbs. (second born Frederick James) Between 1851 in Surrey and 1867 in Oshawa Frederick married Rebecca Groves and had one son William born England 1865. I have been unable to find a marriage record for Frederick & Rebecca or a birth record of William. William was killed in Toronto 1886 but his death certificate yealded nothing of value. A William Groves and wife Rebecca emmigrated to Bowmanville 1850. I believe Frederick's wife is daughter but no proof. My brick wall is where was Hobbs family from 1851 Surrey and 1867 Oshawa, Ontario?
I got started researching my family history ......
When my father died in 1983 I started research. Fortunately I had my father fill me on on many old photos and some history shortly before his passing but didn't say much about my mother. I have'nt been able to trace her. I know she was living in Chicago 1962.
I have been doing genealogy since ....
I started in 1983 with the help from friends.
We all have them - my biggest brick wall is .......
I have two brick walls. What happened to my mother? As stated above the gap of Hobbs family from 1851in Surrey to 1867 in Oshawa, Ontario Canada.
By joining Looking 4 Kin I hope to .....
There are two things (priorities)that elude me; the gap between 1851 Surrey and 1867 Ontario. The second is what happened to my mother who was still live and kicking in Chicago in 1962. All my efforts have left me still searching. I hope to fill those dark holes.
"I have now seen the marriage of Charles which shows parents as James & Francis Mary.This fellow has a newspaper clipping (chges $) that says Charles & Alfred may inherit a fortune...Have you seen this to follow it up? …"
"Initially I found a baptism record thru the FHS on Rebecca Jones. Henry Jones and Mary (Martha) I got thru a researcher in Surrey a few years ago. He also found the 1841 and 1851 census on the Hobbs family. I know, it gets complicated."
"I also found the name Hendrick. It is not correct. Frederick M born in surrey 1844 to parents of James Hobbs & Frances Mary Jones of Surrey. Alfred and Charles are his brothers who also emmigrated to Ontario. The first evidence I…"
"Hating to throw a wrench into this, but are you sure about the ancestors of these fellows? a submission on the FHS site has parents as Hendrick & Rebecca *HERE* are these not different parents than those discussed in another query ? Just…"
"Because she was not christened Frances Mary, I hope you are sure this is the exact person you seek ( Sometimes the middle name is given at the christening....
if this is your ancestor... Frances Jones birth Jan 30 1804 - christened 13 Apr 1804…"
"Do both Charles E Hobbs appear in the same census in Bowmanville? Or are you assuming they are two separate people?
Charles E Hobbs who died in 1924 didn't list his parents as John and Sarah. Whoever registered his death gave that detail, and…"
Henry Jones, spouse Martha (Mary) had three children, Robert John Jones b; c1801, Frances Mary Jones b; 30 Jan 1804, Henry Jones b; c 1803. Searching for a Sarah Jones Married to John Hobbs. Is Sarah another sibling or perhaps a cousin? John may be a cousin to James Hobbs my ggrandfather married to Frances Mary Jones January 1804. A Charles E Hobbs died in Ontario 1924 and listed his parents as John Hobbs and Sarah Jones. Another Charles E Hobbs born 1842 Surrey to Frances Mary Jones and James…See More
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