A copy of a family letter in 1852 from Joseph Treeby in the military stationed in Dublin, Ireland to his mother in Peoria County, Iowa shows the following: mother is Elizabeth(died 1871) sister is Sarah(drowned age 19-1852) Samuel is brother(drowned age 22 with Sarah) Harry is married and lives in Liverpool, Eng. William and Elizabeth were unmarried at the time. William born 1835, md 1857 and Elizabeth born 1837 md in 1856. The 1870 census of Oakhill, Rosefield, Peoria,Ill shows a Joseph Treby age 40 England, shoemaker; Susan age 31 England, Ellen 12, George 10, Frances 4, Mary 2 and Malinda age 5/12 all born in Illinois. Would like to contact anyone related to this line, or has more information on the line. Since the name is not found in large numbers, and Joseph fits into the line, I assume that he came to US and joined his siblings. The family story is that Harry may have been lost at sea.