Hi Jim!Wow...it was so exciting to get a reply after having posted so long ago!I am replying to you from work and I don't have my info with me, but once I get home I can pull it and post it for you.It sounds like the same ancestors though.My James and Ellen got here somewhere around 1830 with their children.Their one son Robert had a son named Edward who then had a son named Ralph who had my father Thomas.It looks like we would both have the older Robert in common and the only difference would be his children who we decended from.You came from the younger Robert and I came from one of the other son's Edward.
This also would make sense to me as most of the family is buried together out here in an old church cemetary with the exception of Robert (the older one).One of my father's cousins had told me that they thought there were relatives that had gone out to Ohio.
I had found an early census with them on it, but the name spelling was off.When they first got here they were residing in New Castle, Delaware.They had residences next door to each other.They all made their way into Newark, Delaware and it seems as though they all stayed and we are still here today.
Most of them are buried in the Head of Christiana Church cemetary in Newark.I went to visit the graves and it is just remarkable that they are all buried so closely together.James & Ellen's daughter Sarah is also buried there with her husband and children.
I had been told that it was believed that James and Ellen hailed from County Down, but I had no record of it and I could never find them on any passenger lists.
Do you have any older information for James or Ellen?Also, do you know how or why your grandmother ended up in Ohio...what brought them out there?
Again, so excited for your response and once I get home I can get you more specifics.Thanks!