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Posted by: Jacqueline Russell (ID *****0541) Date: May 30, 2009 at 11:41:27
  of 2066

I am researching the CROMWELL family that lived in
St. Sylvester, Lotbinière County, Quebec, Canada.

The family I am most interested in was the family of THOMAS CROMWELL. I believe he may have had a sister PRUDENCE CROMWELL who married ANDREW MCKNIGHT. This MCKNIGHT family was spelling its name during this era as MCNEIGHT. I believe ANDREW had a brother, also a blacksmith living in Leeds, Megantic County, whose father was JAMES MCKNEIGHT.
Chances are the father of ANDREW was JAMES MCNEIGHT.

PRUDENCE CROMWELL had parental consent when they married which means at least one of their parents was living at time of marriage. I believe JAMES MCNEIGHT was one of the witnesses to their marriage. PRUDENCE's father may well have been named THOMAS CROMWELL because a THOMAS CROMWELL was a witness to wedding. At first I thought it was her possible brother, but now think it is more likely her father who signed.

Here is research on PRUDENCE & ANDREW. I will post more research to this post in due time.
Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
Name: Prudence Cromwell, Spinster, Parish of St. Sylvester
Spouse: Andrew Mcknight, Blacksmith, Leeds, bachelor
Event Year: 1843 19 April
Event: Mariage (Marriage)
Religion: Methodist
Place of Worship or Institution: New Ireland (Methodist Church, Wesleyan)
Province: Québec (Quebec)
of age, married with parents consent
1850 United States Federal Census
Name: Prudence Mc Knight
Age: 32 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818
Birth Place: Ireland
Gender: Female
Home in 1850(City,County,State): Benton, Lafayette, Wisconsin
Andrew Mc Knight 33
Prudence Mc Knight 32
Ellen Mc Knight 5
James Mc Knight 3
Thomas Mc Knight 2
Margaret J Mc Knight 0
1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Prudence Mc Night
Age: 43 Birth Year: abt 1817
Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1860: Ellenboro, Grant, Wisconsin
Gender: Male
Post Office: Ellenboro
Andrew Mc Night 43
Prudence Mc Night 43
Elenor Mc Night 15
James Mc Night 13
Thomas Mc Night 11
Margaret J Mc Night 10
Andrew J Mc Night 8
Mary A Mc Night 6
Sarah E Mc Night 4
Christiana Mc Night 2
1870 United States Federal Census
Name: A Micknight
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820
Age: 50 Birthplace: Ireland
Home in 1870: Ellenboro, Grant, Wisconsin
Race: White Gender: Male
Post Office: Ellenboro
A Micknight 50
Ellen Micknight 48
Jackson Micknight 19
Maggie Micknight 18
Mary Micknight 16
Sarah Micknight 14
Chriskon Micknight 11
Edward Micknight 10
Olive Micknight 8
1880 United States Federal Census
Name: Prudence McKnight
Home in 1880: Ellenborough, Grant, Wisconsin
Age: 61 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819
Birthplace: Ireland
Relation to head-of-household: Mother-in-law
Father's birthplace: England
Mother's birthplace: Scotland
Occupation: At Home
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Female
John Clough 40
Mary A. Clough 25
Prudence McKnight 61
Wisconsin Census, 1820-90
Name: Prudence -W- McKnight
State: WI
County: Grant County
Township: E.D. 67 Ellenboro
Year: 1890
Page: 002
Database: WI 1890 Veterans Schedule
Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907
Name: Prudenee McKnight (PRUDENCE)
Death Date: 05 Nov 1893
County: Grant
Volume: 02
Page #: 0142
Reel: 030
Image: 2823
Index Volume: -
ImageNum: 103472
Sequence #: 252230
Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index.

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