I have a Thomas E Frith born in Chatham, Kent, London England 9 January 1815, His father is listed a Jospeh Frith, his mother was named Martha ? Thomas came to America and landed inNew York State, conflicting history says they were married in London, and have a child Corneilia buried there, I believe they were married in New York State around the Sheepheads Bay area on Long Island. The came west to Iowa in about 1857, they had 5 children when they arrived in Dubuque County Iowa, Thomas was a Butcher by trade and upon arrival he opened a business called The Union Slaughter house, it later was renamed Friths Union Slaughter house. He also began a fertilizer plant, and bone yard where they ground the bones into meal for the fertilizer plant.
Any more help you can give me or i can give you let me know....thanks Al