Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A is for Abel Armitage - Family History Through the Alphabet
Below is what I've been able to learn from church, civil, and county records; city directories; and U.K. and U.S. Census records.
abt. 1821, Little Horton, West Riding Yorkshire, England
October 21, 1821, St. Peter's Church (also known as Bradford Cathedral), Bradford, Yorkshire, England
January 13, 1847, to Eliza Hartley, at St. Peter's Church, Bradford, Yorkshire.
btw. 1852 & 1859, to Ann Bell
Children of Marriage #1
Ann, b. May 21, 1850; baptized June 16, 1850, St. Peter's Church, Bradford, Yorkshire
Elizabeth, b. August 24, 1852; baptized September 19, 1852, St. Peter's Church, Bradford, Yorkshire
Employment & Residence
1847: carter, Horton, Yorkshire
1851: rail porter, Slaters Square, Bradford, Yorkshire
1861: coal miner, Trimdon Colliery Villages, Trimdon, Durham
1870: coal miner, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio
1875-76: miner, Doty's Row, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio
1880: coal miner (disabled), Fifth Street, Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio
November 18, 1863, from Liverpool to New York on the ship "Sidon"
August 17, 1874, Jefferson County, Ohio
Armatage, Armiddage, Harmatige, Harmatage
I'm drawing a circle, though a dotted line it may be, but I'm unable to close the circle until I find Abel's death date and burial location.
I think the 2013 Family History Writing Challenge will be the perfect opportunity to flesh out this information and turn it into something more interesting and readable.
This was written to participate in the Family History Through the Alphabet challenge extended by Alona Tester of Genealogy and History News.