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 Post subject: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2009 1:37 am 
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I came across this oddment whilst looking for something else:
1880 US Census, Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts

Steven SHOESMITH, Self, Marr Male White 30 birthplace ENG, Works In Cotton Mill mother & father b England
Hannah SHOESMITH, Wife, Marr Fem White 26 birthplace ENG, Keeping House, mother & father b England.
George T. SHOESMITH, Son, Single, Male, White, 4, birthplace ENG, mother & father b England.
Harriet A. SHOESMITH, Dau, Single, Female, White, 7Mths, birthplace Massachussets. mother & father b England.

Which appears to be this family:
1871 Census - RG10; Piece: 4148; Folio: 78; Page: 40
Byerden Mill, Burnley
Sarah Shoesmith, Head, Widow, 61yrs, House Maid, b. Briercliffe
Margaret Leaver, Daughter, Mar, 27yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Briercliffe
Stephen Shoesmith, Son, Unm, 20yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Burnley
Benjamin Shoesmith, Son, Unm, 15yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Burnley


Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1874
SHOESMITH Stephen & WHITTAKER Hannah at Colne, St Bartholomew. Registers at Preston CE118/8/233

Stephen's sister Margaret married Abraham in 1863. Another sister, Alice, married John Leaver 12 Sep 1872.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 1:36 pm 

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A contact of mine in Fall River (through my Turners) told me he went to school with a girl called Shoesmith - probably a descendant of this family.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 2:04 pm 

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Just checking my tree = his brother Thomas b. 1841 Briercliffe, went too sometime after 1881 and died there in 1918 (I think half the population of Burnley emigrated to Fall River!!)

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:30 pm 
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the reason I was looking at this was that Margaret Shoesmith - who married Abraham Leaver - disappears after 1871 and I was trying to find her family for clues.
Abraham disappears from view after their marriage in 1863. I wondered whether he went abroad before 1871 and she followed after then. He reappears in 1901 with a new wife but I can't find marriage record for them. So maybe Margaret died abroad (or he just left her there) and he came back. It's all highly speculative.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 2:08 pm 

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Abraham died in 1864 reg. Burnley. In 1871 Margaret was living with her mother Sarah & brothers Stephen and Benjamin at Byerden Mill, Burnley.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:14 am 

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George Thomas Shoesmith, son of Stephen, born 1875 married Etta Harrington, born 28 Apr. 1885, in Fall River on 12 October 1918. The had two children in the 1930 US census - George W. born 13 Aug 1919, christened 19 Oct 1919; died 11 May 1944, and Doris B. born 1923. George Thomas died on 12th December 1935, Etta died June 1970 in Rhode Island, Mass. (sources US 1930 census & Family search.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
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Thanks Moh.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:36 pm 

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MOH: Found Etta Shoesmith in Mass. Death Index:

Died 5-March 1970
Dighton MASS

Dighton is located in Bristol County, same county as Fall River. Bristol County borders the State of Rhode Island.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:01 pm 

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Thanks for that. Must ask for a full sub. to Ancestry for Christmas, there is alsorts on there I can see but cannot 'get at'

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:11 pm 
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Anything specific you want to know from Ancestry Moh?
There are one or two of us on here who would happily take a look.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:43 pm 

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Thanks Mel - I do not have time just now to check on what I was looking at - will get back to you later.
Regarding an earlier reply stating the Alice Shoesmith who married John Leaver was Margaret's sister - I cannot find her on the 1861 census with the family - the only one seems to be the daughter of James & Phoebe Shoesmith born in Briercliffe.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:38 pm 
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Moh, I got a half priced sub to Ancestry not long ago, they may still be doing it. If not--ask away for anything.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:57 am 

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Thanks Gloria - I tried for that but because I was already a member I did not get it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:14 am 
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I let my membership lapse for a month or so then got it. I didn't think I was using it very much until I didn't have it.

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 Post subject: Re: Shoesmith
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:09 am 
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Caroline, one of our newer forum members, has kindly shared some images of Shoesmiths with us. they can be found at http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... Groups.htm and http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Pho ... Images.htm

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