Edward Hird:Born 1792, Grinton, Yorkshire, England; Married Elizabeth Siddle (spellings vary) 1818 in Arkengarthdale; died 1852 in Benton, WI.
Children: Jane born 1819; Thomas 1820; James 1825; Edward 1827; Elizabeth 1828?; William 1830; Barbara 1834; and Mary 1836.
Elizabeth (Siddle), James and family are buried at the Mifflin cemetary about 4 miles SW of Benton.William, James, Jane and parts of famlies are buried in Benton at the Methodist Church.
I do not know much about the above people. At least some of them were miners.Among William's sons was Samuel (my great grandfather).Samuel moved to near Edgley, North Dakota and farmed, as did my grandfather and father.
I think that Edward and family immigrated in the late 1840's but I do not have a firm date or a ship's name