I am researching William John SMALL born 1871 in Ontario, Canada. I find him in census in 1880 at New Haven, Shiawassee Co., Michigan. He is with his mother Jessie born Scotland in abt 1831. And also his brother, James H and a sister Jennie/Jeanie. That census says their father was born in Ireland.He is not in the home and census says Jessie is married not widowed. Between 1890-1900 William John Small married ? and had a little boy, Burton, in Alabama. In 1907 he marries Georgianna OAKES in Alabama. By 1910 he is in Missouri.
I have found a 1871 Canada census. It has a John and Jessie as parents. Born in Ireland and Scotland respectively. They have children; Jessie(F), James H.(M), Mary Ann(F), Robert, David, George, Sarah Jenn/Jean, and William John. All the ages are three years off from the 1880 census. In this census John is a constable and lives next door to a William Small also from Ireland. This William is 10 years younger than John the constable.
Any and all info would be appreciated.Mostly info on his parentage would be helpful. The Canada census sounds like my family but would like to know more about it.