I have been at this geneology of my ancestors for awhile now. I am from upper michigan where my great grandfather(James Dower) came to mine ore .Would someone help me in furthering my knowledge of my great grandfathers descendants in the lanner/redruth area .He was born in 1830-31, wifes name was Martha chapman/dower,born in 1835. Hi ,to all over there, i would appreciate the help!
In the 1861 Census Martha was at home at Lanarth (Lanner) with three children - Emily age 6, William C age 4 and Ann age 1 - and it appears then that James had already left for America. (The 1910 Census for Republic, Marquette, MI shows that James arrived in America in 1860)
I have found James and Martha in each US Census through to 1910. Martha died sometime between then and the 1920 Census when James is recorded as a widower and still living at Republic.
I am guessing that you know most of this part of it so will omit details for now.
There were at least six children born in Michigan. I have found birth records for four of these and death records for two. Immigration records have not been searched as yet but this is again something that you might already have done.
James Dower was one of at least 10 children to William and Mary Dower but unfortunately I have not yet been able to find baptism records for any of them.
But it does appear that the parents were:-
William Dower married Mary Nicholas16th February 1822 at Wendron
I have found the family in 1841 and 1851 so can list the children but I have not yet processed everything so will leave that part until later.
Martha Chapman was born at Gwennap about 1832 and was one of at least 10 children also. Her parents were:-
William Chapman and Elizabeth Whitburn who married at Gwennap 13th March 1826.
James and Martha were both of very large families so there will be a lot of relatives to find!