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Re: keay family
Posted by: Pam B (ID *****4897) Date: February 19, 2006 at 06:55:43
In Reply to: keay family by nancy beutjer of 198

Hi Nancy,

On the 1830 US census, I found this entry:
115 Ridgewood Ave, Joliet, Illinois
Edwards, Samuel M. Head 41, age at marriage 24, Born England, Parents born England, Emigrated 1923, Tender in Steel Mill
Edwards Jane Wife 41 Born England, Parents Born England
Edwards Vincent Son 12 Born England, Parents Born England
Edwards, Frances Dau 8 Born Illinos, Parents born England

On the Ellis Island Web site there is a record for Samuel, Jane and Vincent arriving in New York on September 5, 1923 on the ship Olympic from Southampton. They were headed for Samuel's sister, Mrs. Sarah Jeffrey, Braidwood, Illinois.
You can find this record at
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On the 1901 census for England is the following family. I believe this is your Jane.

Darlaston, Staffordshire,
1 Mile Hall Rd.
William H. Keay Head 44 General Lab Staffs, Sedgley
Mary Keay Wife 43 Staffs, Sedgley
Minni Keay Dau 22 Staffs, Sedgley
John T. Keay Son 20 Staffs, Sedgley
Henry Keay Son 15 Staffs, Darlaston
Sampson Keay Son 13 Staffs, Darlaston
Charles Keay Son 11 Staffs, Darlaston
Jane Keay Dau 9 Staffs, Darlaston
Vincent B. Keay Son 7 Staffs, Darlaston
Violet Keay Dau 4 Staffs, Darlaston
RG13/2693 Folio 72 Page 7

I can't find a birth cert record for Jane but there is one listed for Sampson December q 1887 Walsall 6b-607. You can order the cert on line from:
This will give you Mary's maiden name.

You would need to find the marrage cert for Samuel and Jane in order to confirm that Jane's father is William.

You can search this website for a small cost: or use this web site: which is free but not yet complete.

Hope this helps,
Pam B

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