In the 1880 U.S.Census for Amador County. ASA CRESWELL age 56, born 1828 in Illinois is listed as living in Township 3,Amador Co. His occupation was listed as a MINER. His parents were born in Pennsylvania.
His wife was listed as: LAVINA CRESWELL, age 49, born 1831 in Tennessee. Her parents were born in Tennessee, no last name known.
Their children were all born in California as follows:
JAMES CRESWELL, age 18, born in 1862 occupation listed as a labourer. CURTIS CRESWELL, age 12, born in 1868 JOSEPH CRESWELL, age 9, born in 1871 MAUD CRESWELL, age 6, born in 1875.
With James being born in 1862, in California, that would indicate that they were possibly in the Amador Co. area at that time.
We believe that ASA CRESWELL & LAVINA are my husbands Great Grandparents. His Grandfather CASIBIANCA PURDY married a MAUD CRESWELL, who on his fathers LEWIS EARL PURDY's delayed birth certificate from Amador Co. list her name as PEARL MAUD CRESWELL. LEWIS EARL PURDY was born in Ione, Amador Co. in 1905. He lived most of his life in Victor, CA and is buried in Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA.
My husband just in past two years found out this information regarding his father and grandfather. Would like to hear from anyone that might have some information on this family.
Thanks for your help,Jackie Purdy, Shingle Springs, CA