I am researching William John Small born in Canada. Between 1880 and 1900 he moved to Alabama.He has a son born in 1900 in Alabama (Burton Small).In 1907 William J. Small married Georgianna Oakes (daughter of Thomas Jefferson Oakes and Louisa Rector). I am interested in info on the 1st wife or any history on William John.I know all his kids but not alot about his life before Georgianna.Is his 1st wife buried there or did they divorce. Was she from there or Michigan where he was in the 1880 Census. Also what became of his mother??? She is last found in the 1880 census in Michigan.
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.