James Woolnough, b. Lancashire, England 1828, m. Eliza Bishop prob. NY ca 1849. Only known child: one son, James Henry, b. NY 1853, d. Dubuque, Iowa 1875. May be related to a D. Wilson Woolnough, age 38 (in 1860), b. Ohio. He is listed next door to James in the 1860 Federal Census of Dubuque, Iowa.A Maria Woolnough is listed in the 1850 (age 22) New York Index in the county of Erie, city of Buffalo, listed in the household of Lewis and Elizabeth Brittan. She may have m. a Henry Valkenberg and removed to Dubuque as in the 1860 Federal Census for City of Dubuque, Dubuque county, Iowa, p. 38:
Dwelling # 2448, family # 2517: Henry Valkenberg, age 36, M, Miner, birthplace, New York; Maria, age 32, birthplace, England; Emma, age 10, F, birthplace, New York; Chas., age 5, M, birthplace, New York; William, age 2, M, birthplace Iowa; Frank, age 8/12, M, birthplace, Iowa;Maria Woolnough, age 62, birthplace England.