John came to America abt 1835 from Australia . Married Mary Josephine Maintain abt 1850. They had 8 children.Chas b. 1855 NY; John b. 1861 NY; Claude b. 1864 NY; Jane b. 1866 NY; Mary b. 1866 NJ; George b. 1872 NJ; Frank b. 1875 NJ; Joesph b. 1879. Charles is my direct relitive. Are any of these people related to you?