I am currently researching a branch of my family who emmigrated from Warwickshire, England to Luzerne in 1846. The family were John and Jemima Albrighton (also Allbrighton) who were originally from the mining village of Polesworth in north Watrwickshire.
They had a number of children
Jane 1828, died bef 1845
Ann 1829, Believed married William Cooper in Luzerne County.
Thomas 1833 (later moved Milwaukee)
Charles b 1836 ( moved to Nevada)
John 1840 married Sarah 17 Mar 1873. John later owned grocery store 122 East Main, Plymouth.
Samuel b 1843, blacksmith in Plymouth.
Elizabeth b 1845
Margaret b 1850 ( believe married male suname Grey?)
When John originally moved to U.S. he appears in 1850/60 census in Schuylkill, then 1870/80 in Plymouth. He appears to have lived at 82 East Main, Plymouth. Believe he died 1892.
John was originally from poor mining background, but made his money, owning the Old Union Mine. He was called to give evidence as part of the inquest into the Avondale disaster as he owned an adjacent mine.
I am looking for assistance in trying to establish further details of John and his family, ideally trying to contact any living relatives. Specifically I believe John left a will in 1892 which I would dearly love to know the details of. In addition I have a snippit of information that some of the family may have been arrested or involved in an arrest in the 1860s.
Your help in this matter would be appreciated. Residing in Warwickshire, England, I am happy to help out with research over in the English Midlands.
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