I have my NOKES; family tree in front of me aswell as everything i have read on this forum and i think i may have the answers to it all but this is only my guess work so please please do correct me if iam wrong...
it started with...
WILLIAM NOKES b1676 d1733 he married RUTH b1680 and their children were ANN b1708 MARY b1710 SARAH b1712 MOSES b1723 and i have found out through reading this forum, that they also had SUSANNAH JOSEPH ELIZABETH WILLIAM JANE and THOMAS. william (the father) and ruth moved to USA with sarah, susannah and jospeh and as stated sarah and susannah married quaker families and joseph was witness to one of them. i cannot say if the other children moved to the USA as i have no further information on them but i can tell you what happened to thier son MOSES b1723 here in bromsgrove. he married HANNAH BRADLEY 12.5.1760 and had 2 children, ANN b1761 (she married joseph kings) and SARAH who died in 1763. MOSES then married SARAH HUGHES in 1763 in Stoke Prior (in bromsgrove). from this i make the assumption that HANNAH died during child birth. SARAH and MOSES had 9 children.Joseph b14.8.1764 d27.8.1764 Thomas b1764 jospeh b26.2.1768 william b1770 sarah b1772 SUSANNAH b8.6.1775 MOSES b1777 john b1781 and elizabeth b1782.
SUSANNAH b 8th june 1775 is the susannah who married joseph westwood jr. 26th august 1822 St Helen in worcester. About a year later he married Ann Webley. The bromsgrove parish records show susannahs burial. SUSANNAH WESTWOOD, living at sidemoor (a neighbourhood in bromsgrove) buried March 30th, 1823. susannah and jospeh were married 7months
MOSES b17777 is the MOSES NOKES who formed the Little catshill baptist church. He married MARY SMITH and had 6 children, one of those is JOSEPH who seemingly abandoned his family and moved to america in about 1840. as mentioned previously moses opened the church with JANE DANBY WEBLEY who could be a relation to ANN WEBLEY who married joseph westwood jr, his brother-in-law. could that be a reason why they moved to the USA??
moses nokes is my husbands great great great grandfathers (EDWARD b1809 m ELIZA b1812) brother.
i could go on and on.... There are still many many nokes in bromsgrove still!!! does any of this help anyone??? if iam wrong please do correct me!!!
Sarah Nokes email@example.com i also have a picture of moses nokes, contact me via email if anyones interested!