Hi. My name is James Meadowcroft III.My father James II was born in 1925.His father (my grandfather) James I, lived on Kellogg Street in Fall River, Massachusetts.The best I can tell James I was born to a William and Mary Meadowcroft.William was born in Mass and apparently Mary was from England. According to the U.S. Census in June of 1900, they had 6 kids but only 4 were alive at the time of the census.The kids names were Edward, James, Bertha and Jessie. The 2 other names are unknown. This same census claims that he was 38 years old at the time making his birth year 1862 with his wife, Mary's, birth year being 1867.
Williams father, William, was married to a Jessie?This is as far and as close as I've been able to trace. I'm not sure if the connection between the 2 Williams are correct.The 1860 U.S. Census says that the second William (the possible father) was born in England.
From what I understand my family hails from Lancashire, England.I would be most appreciated if anyone could assist me with the William connection and further back in History if possible. Thanks so much.