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Re: twamly/twamley of Chelsea Michigan USA 1846ish
Posted by: Sherry Twamley (ID *****8530) Date: May 30, 2005 at 01:23:18
In Reply to: twamly/twamley of Chelsea Michigan USA 1846ish by Sharon Knieper of 13

Sharon,

Here are some possible clues for you:

Do you know if Henry Twamly and Ann Hopkins moved to Iowa?

CENSUS-YEAR: 1856 STATE: Iowa COUNTY: Iowa DIVISION: Marengo Township ENUMERATOR: William H.
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Transcribed by Stephen David Williams
for the IAGenWeb State Census Project http://iagenweb.org/census/

62a 17 67 68 Henry Twamly, 12 yrs. Male, White, Born in Michigan

Birth dates (from www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/frameset_search.asp )

Husband Age at Marriage: 31
Wife Age at Marriage:        18

A well-known Twamley from Chelsea, MI, Alice Twamley:
www.rootsweb.com/~mikent/baxter1891/20fires.html

"Alice and Peter Twamley came to America and settled near Chelsea, Michigan... Alice’s brother is Rev. James Twamley of Bedford, England

In the County of Wicklow, Ireland, on October 6, 1817, Alice Twamley was born. She was the second oldest of ten children. She received her baptism and was confirmed in the Episcopal church in Shillelegh, Ireland. On February 10, 1836, Alice m. her cousin in 1836 (Ossory Diocese), Peter Twamley (b. 1811). That same year, Alice and Peter came to America and settled near Chelsea, Michigan. Alice and Peter had three children, Bessie born in 1837, Sarah born in 1839 and Thomas born in 1841. In 1842, Peter died leaving Alice with three small children to support.

It was in 1843 that Alice moved her children to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and there started a small business in the millinery line to maintain herself and babies. In the years that followed, Alice found herself facing complete financial ruin not once but several times. After each disaster, she came back stronger and bigger than before.

Mrs. Twamley was survived by her daughter, Miss Bessie Twamley, one brother, Rev. James Twamley of Bedford, England, a niece, Miss Alyce M. Twamley and a nephew she treated as a son, he having been a member of her household all his life, Fred A. Twamley."

Peter Twamley, Wicklow, b late-1700s
had 10 Children:

-Second-oldest daughter, Alice Twamley, b Oct 6, 1817
-Baptized Episcopal Church, Shillelegh
+ m. her cousin, Peter Twamley b. Feb. 10,1811






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