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Thomas Vivian b. Jul 1859; Henry Isaac Brown
I am attempting to find information on Thomas Vivian who was the first husband of my great aunt, Amelia Brown. Although she was born in Midsomer Norton, Somerset, her family lived in Tredegar before leaving for America in 1882. He died in Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania in late May/early June (buried 02 June) 1902 of miner's asthma. He may have also later married Eliza ___. Some records note he was the son of James and Philipa __ Vivian and that he may have been born in St. Austell, Cornwall. That is only a possibility since I have no verified information about him other than word of mouth from his great granddaughter, who is my first cousin, once removed.
Henry Isaac Brown, my great-grandfather, was the father of Amelia, Elizabeth, Louisa, Mary Ann, George Henry, William James, and Gilbert Abraham (born in either Midsomer Norton or Tredegar), plus my grandmother, Melinda, the only one born in the U.S. He was a blacksmith. Any information on him would be greatly appreciated also.

Posted: 2009, Member logged in: 2021
Tredegar, Monmouthshire


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My name is James Farr. PATERNAL LINEAGE My Farr lineage is from the Pontypool, Monmouth, Wales area: 1. William Farr (m) Catherine Williams 2. William Farr (m) Mary Edwards 3. Edward John Farr (m) Elizabeth Jane Evans (dau. of Enock Evans) 4. Thomas Charles Farr (m1) Eva Miller (m2) Lucy Evans 5. Albert Charles Farr (from m1) (m) Melinda Brown 6. Lynwood Albert Farr (m) Lura Annie Austin 7. James Bruce Farr My Brown lineage is from the Midsomer Norton, Somerset, England area: 1. Henry Isaac Brown (m) Sarah Flower Hill (went by Turner because George Turner, b.1819, married her mother after she and her sister were born-whether he is the biological father not known) 2. Melinda Brown (m) Albert Charles Farr 3. Lynwood Albert Farr (m) Lura Annie Austin 4. James Bruce Farr I am looking for the "missing links" for Farr, Brown, and Turner. There is a "Flower" link, because Sarah Flower Turner's middle name likely comes from her maternal grandmother, Mary Flower, who married Isaac Hill. MATERNAL LINEAGE On my mother's side of the family are the surnames: Grindel/Grindell/Grindal, Austin, Benson, Blake, Snow, and Hopkins. Stephen Hopkins, who sailed on the Mayflower, and his daughter, Constant/Constance are my link to the Mayflower. After gathering bits and pieces of information from the 1960s until now, I am now retired and have time to do some extensive research. Any information you would like to share would be greatly appreciated.

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