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Possible ancestor immigration to America. !!!! ideas.


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My 3xgreat grandfather was Thomas Musgrave who was on the 1891 census in Auckland, Durham, a miner aged 63.

He was baptised in December 1827 son of Thomas and Jane Musgrave.

He had a daughter Elizabeth in Apr May June Quarter 1852 who wed a Robert Wilson in 1870.

A Thomas Musgrave is on the 1900 US census in Allegheny, Philadelphia aged 72 and he gives his month of birth as December 1827. He is the father in law of Robert Sutherland born in 1859. Roberts wife is Elizabeth Sutherland who gives her year of birth as April 1852. Ties in with the birth of Elizabeth Musgrave in 1852.

A Robert Sutherland wed an Elizabeth Wilson in December 1887 in Allegheny. The 1900 census points to their years of marriage being 12. Robert had a brother William born in 1858. It looks like the two Sutherland brothers are on the 1881 census in Auckland, Durham, England.

I can find no trace of Elizabeth or Robert Wilson in 1881 in England. The US census says Robert and Elizabeth Sutherland emigrated in about 1881.

What do you think?


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