Researching the family of WILLIAM THWAITS born c. April 1816 in England, and died November 1878 in Clintonville, Clinton County, New York.
He married (1) ? NOYCE and they had at least one child, MARY THWAITS b. May 28, 1836 in Clintonville, Clinton County, New York, died December 29, 1914 in AuSable Forks, Clinton County, New York. She married SWETLAND P. DOCKUM about 1852. He was born c. September 1834 in New York and died December 8, 1883 in New York.
He married (2) UNKNOWN and they had at least one child, STEPHEN DEXTER THWAITS b. August 1848, probably in Clintonville, Clinton County, New York, died 1933 in New York.
STEPHEN DEXTER THWAITS married about 1880 SUSAN (SUSIE) MITCHELL, daughter of ? MITCHELL and ELIZABETH ?, who was born November 1847 in Clintonville, Clinton County, New York, died 1939 in Jay, Essex County, New York.
In the 1900 Federal Census, (Stephen) Dexter Thwaits declared that his father was born in England, mother in New York State.
An acquaintance who has done extensive research on early families tells me that his research has been that the name "Thwaits" was found only in Wales.
Another acquaintance (miliary wife who worked in one of the local office supply stores) was from England and quite interested in my last name. She had run across the name while still living in England - said that a "thwait" is an open field or meadow.
I have extensions on both children to the present date.
Does anybody have these folks in their family tree?
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