I lookiing for info about the Hipkiss family from Buffalo N.Y. My great grandmohter Hannah Beddow b 1848, married Samuel Lees in Dudley Eng. in 1869 at St Thomas.
Hannah's mother Mary Hipkiss Beddow was born ca 1821.
I find her and her husband Richard in 1841 in the Oldbury census in the house hold of a Daniel Hipkiss age 73. Mary and Richard( married March 21, 1841)both listed as being 15 years old.
I don't know the connection to this Daniel.Maybe her grandfather.
Samuel and Hannah Lees and their small son along with Samuel's younger brother Alfred cam to U. S. some time ca 1871/72.
I find them in Buffalo in 1872 and 1873.I loose them until 1883 where they show up in Tennessee.
Samuel's brother stayed in Buffalo, but who with, because he was only ca 12 years old. There had to be family or they would not have gone to Buffalo, because at that time Buffalo was not a direct port of entry.
So I think that they came maybe through Canada, because I have searched and searched the passenger list for N. Y., no luck.