Betty: My GGG grandfather moved to US just prior to 1850. He goes back in line to James Brindley's (England's canal engineer) brother Joseph. James had a nephew named James who was a canal engineer in the US and was George Washington's main engineer. He built five canals on the East Coast. The OHio conection if there is one is that Edmund died of war wounds suffered in the Civil War in 1870. He left his kids as orphans in the 1870 census except that a 34 year old woman named Isabella Brindley is living with them during that census. She is not the mother of the kids. Edmund's wife died two years earlier so she could be a second wife or she is a relative who came to be with the kids until they got placed in orphanges. She disappears after that. I suspect she may be the wife of a Brindley relative, maybe a first cousin in Ohio. Edmund didn't have any sisters named Isabella. Edmund's youngest Edmund Jr. lived all his life in Youngstown while all his brothers and sisters lived acroos the border in Sharon Pennsylvania. Since he was only 2 at the time of his Dad's death and was a lot younger than his siblings I wonder if he decide to live with other relatives in Ohio.
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