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James Parson Major
« on: Friday 03 March 17 23:26 GMT (UK) »
I am new to genealogy and I am looking for information for James Parsons Major born in Fromme, Somerset, England on May 13, 1818. He came to America approx. 1830.   I am interested in information on who his parents were and any siblings.  He was an engraver.  I believe in first came to New York and then moved to New Jersey.  I appreciate any help.

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Re: James Parson Major
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 March 17 00:09 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat

Family Search has his baptism here - parents Richard & Sarah

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JQ1M-BQX

Additional children here

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jm4/

Possible parental marriage

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NNXL-95Q
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Re: James Parson Major
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 04 March 17 19:51 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for the information.  Can anyone help me with birth dates for Richard and Sarah Major, parents of James P. Major?

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Re: James Parson Major
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 04 March 17 19:55 GMT (UK) »
Have you checked Family Search?

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Re: James Parson Major
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 04 March 17 20:09 GMT (UK) »
Several problems in trying to establish parentage of Richard and Sarah

You don't know for certain that the marriage I posted is the correct one

Even if it is - Morgan is a common Welsh (and English) surname and without knowing when and where Sarah was born it would be impossible to the find the correct information

Same problem with Richard - no details of when or where he was born

Re: James. In your opening post you say that
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He came to America approx. 1830.

The obit above confirms he came with his parents so if you find their deaths you may get additional info


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Re: James Parson Major
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 05 March 17 02:54 GMT (UK) »
Looks like the whole family went to New York.  Ancestry shows a death of a Richard Major in 1844 but no age shown - Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.   Other members of the family buried there too.

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Re: James Parson Major
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 05 March 17 08:57 GMT (UK) »
Death announcements in New York papers record that a Richard Major died 21 April 1844 aged 57 years and 2 months.

EDIT this cannot be the one buried at Green-Wood on 9 September !
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Re: James Parson Major
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 05 March 17 11:48 GMT (UK) »
Yes that Marriage may be someone else.

1841/1851/1861 Census has a Richard Major c 1791 living in Somerset.
1841/1851 his Wife is Sarah.
Trees have his Wife as Sarah MORGAN

1851 Sarah is born c 1788 Backwell, Somerset

FreeREG has a SALLY Morgan Baptised 4 May 1788, St Andrew, Backwell to Samuel/Virtue
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