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Re: Information on Joseph Hulme [or Humes] b. Sep 1854 in PA
Posted by: Malcolm Humes (ID *****2619) Date: June 04, 2006 at 03:45:56
In Reply to: Information on Joseph Hulme [or Humes] b. Sep 1854 in PA by Richard Hulme of 416

Spelling variations are fairly common the further back you go, and it could as likely be related to how the person writing the census wrote it, or in earlier Scots it was often phoenetic spellings used that could cause variations in how an individual used their own name.

The thing I find curious is that the 1880 census also lists the birth places of father and mother and that shows England and Ireland for parents of Joseph, and Ireland for the parents of Elisabeth (sic as per census). I think that pretty much rules out the 4 PA lines of Humes I am most familiar with as they were all in PA by mid to late 1700s. There's a Quaker Joseph Hulme I found but dead a couple of years before your Joseph was born.

It looks like there were some siblings of that family at Middletown Monthly Meeting (search USGENWEB on the web, offhand I think one was William, and both others had I think married to a Knight) but prior to 1800.


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