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Re: Vivian family in NJ 1800's
Posted by: Valerie (Vivian) Benning Date: August 06, 2001 at 07:57:19
In Reply to: Vivian family in NJ 1800's by Jonathan D. Galli, CGRS of 463

Family legend has it that my gggrandfather arrived from Cornwall with his brothers in the mid 1800's. He was John Vivian (no further info other than born in England, grandfather said Cornwall) and married an Elizabeth Jordan (recorded in bible to be from New Jersey). They settled in Wilkes-Barre PA and had John Thomas Vivian (b 17 Jul 1886, my ggrandfather), William, Alex, Ethel, Alice, Margaret, Agnus, Lillian (all names recorded in family bible). Unfortunately, I have not found much of a paper trail. John Thomas is my first brickwall, his social security number is not in the SSDI and I've not been able to find him in several census's where he should be! We know for fact that he lived in Wilkes-Barre and was born there (death certificate and legend). Saw your message and thought there may be a connection. If you think so, I would like to here from you. I plan on working on this line for the next few months pretty heavily.


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