My ancestor, George Byard from Sedgwick, sailed off to California, along with his younger brother, Henry Byard, born in 1841 in Sedgwick.
POWELLVILLE, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - 1880 CENSUS
Henry called himself a lumberman.He was head of the householdand living with him was George Abbott from Maine, an engineer, and a Mrs. Josephine Flye, married, born "about 1840 in Maine."Josephine said she was the housekeeper.
Where was her husband and what was his name?
HUMBOLDT COUNTY, CALUIFORNIA - 1990 CENSUS
Josephine, "married" and a housekeeper, was still living with Henry in the town of Eureka.She said her parents were born in Maine and she too was born in Maine in January, 1840.
HUMBOLDT COUNTY 1910 CENSUS
Henry was still the head of the household and Josephine was still with him at the age of 80!
HUMBOLDT COUNTY 1920 CENSUS
Henry was alone so it's safe to assume that Josephine passed on.
Does anyone know who Mr. Flye would have been?I'd also love to know Josephine's maiden name.