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" The George & Ann Duran Ames of Knowlesville, NY, USA"

Updated June 27, 2011

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George and Ann were both born in England. George was born in 1835 and Ann in 1836. George's fathers name was Mark and I don't know his mothers name yet. I also don't know if he had any siblings. Ann's parents were James and Elizabeth Beals, and again I don't know if she had any siblings.
George and Ann were married 20 April 1857 at St. Lukes, Charlton Parish, County of Kent. At the time of their marriage they both resided in Charlton. George was listed as a blacksmith and he continued that trade for his entire lifetime. His father was listed as a labourer. Ann's father was listed as a "Sick Attendant At Royal Naval Hospital".
George and Ann Immigarated to the US shortly after their marriage. They settled in the hamlet of Knowlesville, Ridgeway Township, Orleans County New York, and lived there for their entire lives. They had 14 children of which 10 lived to maturity. If anyone has any further information about George and Ann I would be very grateful if they would send it to me. I would be very happy to swap information with others. I have since received information that leads me to believe that George was born in or near the village of Hainford, Norfolk County. We also believe that George has a brother Mark who remained in England. We believe that Mark had a Daughter, Doris Ames Van Relda, Who lived at 31 Station Rd., Herne Bay, Kent. I know that Doris was alive during WW11 because my father corresponded with her.

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