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James Sullivan

This is my Grandfather. I can't find his birth record. I am looking for a James Sullivan born September 25 anywhere between 1875 to 1880 in England. I have ordered just about every birth record and have copies of them. None are him. As England indexes birth record in the date they were filed. Dumb and costly :(
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Lydia Fannie Roberts / Lidea Fennie Roberts

I have found this marriage which no ones knows about. It looks like she married my grandfather James Melville Burges. None of his children knew about this marriage and there is no one alive that I know of that would know. What happened to Lydia? Died or divorce? I can't find any more information on her except what is in her file.If anyone has information on Lydia please contact me. We would like to know as much of possible. Contact
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Edward Emerson Laughlen

Edward Emerson Laughlen died 6 months before my Great Mother was born. It was reported that he was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto. I don't think he is there as his parent would of put him on their grave stone. He died July 26, 1881 in Blandford-Blenheim, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. I am looking for his grave site.
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Samuel Martin

Who were Samuel Martin's ancestors? Samuel Martin (I27) b. ca. 1759, d. 1832, m. Silence Greene. His birthplace is unknown, but is most likely Connecticut, Massachusetts, or Vermont. There appears to be a Lanesborough, Massachusetts connection, as his wife's family lived there and his wife's sister Huldah was married there. Samuel appears to have believed he was of Scottish descent. Three of his children (Calvin, Elial and Eunice) declared their origins to be "Scotch" in the 1871 Canada Census. This tradition was carried on through a few generations. In a 1941 letter to Maud Latham, Eva Sowden wrote "Were there Scotsmen among the Pilgrim Fathers? You said the first time you were over that the Martins were Highland Scotch. Adda Smith said they were & Dr. DeWitt Martin son of Chauncey spelled his name "Martyn" because it was a Scotch name & that was the correct way, he said." Although not conclusive, Y-DNA evidence suggests that Samuel was not descended from two well-researched New England families whose ancestry goes back to Devon, England. If this could be firmly established, it would show that our Samuel (I27) could not be the son of Samuel Martin (I29), b. 1729 in Woodbury, Connecticut, who married Ann Hurd, as some have suspected. If you are a male named Martin or Martyn whose direct paternal line goes back to Samuel, please join the Martin Martyn Y-DNA project at (I have no financial interest in this project). Your participation will help to build a "Samuel Martin Y-DNA genotype". It's possible that in the future someone else whose family tree goes back to an earlier ancestor might match the genotype and give us the clues necessary to find Samuel's ancestors.
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John Emmerson Trivett and children

What happened to his children. Names unknown. Family says he had 2, one male and one female and there was a family breakdown.
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