Trying to connect James W. Fawcett (b:Sep. 1844; d:Jul. 5, 1920) to my tree. His wife was Olive B.B. Lynch (b:Oct. 1849; d:Jan. 26, 1909).They had the following children:
William Passavant Fawcett Thomas H. Fawcett (ref. below) Irene L. Fawcett Edgar J. Fawcett; wife Mollie Redman Nellie Walton Fawcett Isabella Fawcett
1850 Census:James could be son of Thomas Fawcett, grandson of Thomas & Elizabeth Fawcett.This census shows a Thomas and Anne Fawcett with a boy James W. age 6.Thomas is aged 57; Anne is 47 -- they could be married or they could be brother and sister. William Redman also in same household.
1900 Census:James born Sep 1844 in Pennsylvania; Father was born in England, mother in Pennsylvania.
Other clue: Obituary of Thomas H. Fawcett (son of James) states Thomas is a cousin of W.L. Fawcett (possibly William Lewis, son of Christopher Columbus Fawcett). If cousin means "first cousin," then James and Christopher would be brothers. The age would fit, but I have no record of a James who would be a brother of Christopher. That would also mean he has a sister born just 7-1/2 months later.
Name clue:Edgar (son of James) had a wife named Mollie Redman. Note the William Redman in the 1850 obituary.
Proximity clue: James lived in McKeesport, PA -- same place as my Fawcetts (where I believe there is a connection.)
Pittsburgh Press Obituary, Tuesday July 6, 1920:
FAWCETT -- On Monday July 5, 1920 at 5 p.m., James W. Fawcett in his seventy-sixth year. Funeral services will be held at the residence of his son Thomas W. Fawcett, 527 Maple ave., Bessemer terrace on Thursday afternoon, July 8, at 2 o'clock. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Take car No. 64; get off at Main St., Bessemer terrace. [McKeesport (PA) papers please copy.]