Dear Stan, I'm just started to research on Faust/Davis family in Schylkill Co., Pa.My cousin has mention that she is caretaking a 94 year old lady in Minersville, Schuylkill Co., Pa and Helen Davis Faust has been talking about her parents side of the family.. Helen said" Her mother also told her a story about coming over on a ship that someone in the family either owned or had charge of the ship. Now the uncle she is looking for would be on her father's side of the family" Davis"And the Davis side of the family came from North Wales.She also wants me to see if I can find out where "the Mapstone" name comes in. I think it has to be her father's aunt.The Mapstone raised her father because his mother was sick. But her father being one of four children and the oldest was sent to live with the Mapstone's. His tombstone reads Wm. Mapstone Davis.
In 1880 Federal census -USA. South Cass Twp- JOnestown- Schuylkill Co., Pa. There were three families which I beleive are some way related. Wm. Mapstone age 43 Miner from England Cahterine -wifeage 43.From Wales Annie age 15. daugtherborn PA.
Wm. Davis live next door
The Mapstone families are quite large in the USA. Would you have any index of Mapstone names for Pennsylvania?