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Yorkshire to US in late 1700's

Steve
I have james milatary records, he was at Battles of Moore's creek 1st rebel victory in the south, at Camden English victory, then Cowpens another rebel victory, and then Guilford Courthouse were English won the battle and lost the war.
In 1800 James had 22 slaves, a grist mill, saw mill, brickyard, blaksmith, and turptine still for the naval stores trade.
Found the short Civil War record of David Foy enlisted 12 march 1862 back home 1st june 1862, and dead of tyhford 7 june.
I am only a 1/3 thru stack.
Charles

That James seems to have done quite well for himself. Supplying the Navy would have been good for buisines.

David Foy seems to have been a lucky fellow to have such a short service history. I bet he counted his blessings right up until he died 6 days later. Perhaps he was sent home because of his illness. That is sad.:'(

Keep ploughing through it, I bet you must wonder what you are going to turn up next.

Steve.:)
 
A family leaving from Yorkshire going to baltimore , Maryland, US in early/mid 1700's how would they go via which port? Did the ports keep records of people leaving and on what ship? i belive the name spelling was changed at Baltimore and family kepth the new spelling. I know this happened at New York at Ellis Island in 1800's. I want to see if checking the exit port will give me a diferent spelling of Foy that was use in Yorkshire.

Hey Charles,
I suppose you've seen these:-

http://www.surnamedb.com/surname.aspx?name=Foy

http://www.ancestry.co.uk/facts/foy-places-origin.ashx

http://distantcousin.com/SurnameResources/Surname.asp?Surname=Foy

http://ifhf.brsgenealogy.com/surnames.php?letter=FOY

Steve.:)
 
Hi laxdoc, I'm not sure if I like the sound of that name.:biggrin: :biggrin:

I would think Liverpool would be a candidate, as it would be nearest. Why travel an extra 180 miles to achieve the same result.
Having said that, Bristol, Portsmouth are also possible but further away.

As for Foy, try this:-

http://www.surnamedb.com/links.aspx?name=Foy

http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/surname/FOY

http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/foy-family-crest.htm

http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/liverpooldocks.html

Steve.:)

Steve havent you ever heard of the 7 Little Foys? they were in Vaudeville way back at the turn of the century, trying to raise his little boys. google should have it.
marie44;)
 
Hi laxdoc, I'm not sure if I like the sound of that name.:biggrin: :biggrin:

I would think Liverpool would be a candidate, as it would be nearest. Why travel an extra 180 miles to achieve the same result.
Having said that, Bristol, Portsmouth are also possible but further away.

As for Foy, try this:-

http://www.surnamedb.com/links.aspx?name=Foy

http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/surname/FOY

http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.fc/qx/foy-family-crest.htm

http://www.old-merseytimes.co.uk/liverpooldocks.html

Steve.:)

Steve havent you ever heard of the 7 Little Foys? they were in Vaudeville way back at the turn of the century, trying to raise his little boys. google should have it.
marie44;)
 
Steve
Thanks for the sites. These i am putting my Foy list vice my Steve list:biggrin: The family slave list is up to 58 named and most took Foy, Nixon or Shepard as a last name and worked on the plantation as tenant farms and skill workers.
Charles
 
Steve
Update on stack of paper.

I found today a sworn document stating Capt james Foy was at the battle at Camden S.C. and that after the battles of Cowpens and King's Mountain he was moving and guarding prisonors from point to point, also had tours of duty blocking British troops in Wilmington. Know he did not fight at King's mountain, but may have fought at Cowpens. Only have 1/2 of a stack to go.:biggrin:
 
Steve
Update on stack of paper.

I found today a sworn document stating Capt james Foy was at the battle at Camden S.C. and that after the battles of Cowpens and King's Mountain he was moving and guarding prisonors from point to point, also had tours of duty blocking British troops in Wilmington. Know he did not fight at King's mountain, but may have fought at Cowpens. Only have 1/2 of a stack to go.:biggrin:

Hi Charles,
It must be good reading. I'm sure my old 'peepers' couldn't do it.:D

Are these records very delicate, what sort of condition are they in.

Steve.:)
 
Steve
i have photostats. Some good some bad, handwriting some bad some worst. They spell like me, bad. The problem is there is no order. It took me a week of scaning just to sort into related piles(maybe). I have found that some sheets relate to many subjects. :rolleyes: Some have been transcribed again some good some very bad. One person keeps leaving out the stuff i want, so back to photostats. having a great time.
This weekend while at the house i got on to their computer and found three sites on battles in the Carolinas, so with the papers and sites am getting a good handle on James Foy military duty. It is easy to tell when he was at home subtract nine months from children's birthdate>:D
have a great day
charles
 
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