A Passage to America

Mistaken Mary Ann Hemington (Thursday’s post) had a younger brother, John Thomas. He was two years younger but made an honest woman of Caroline JACKSON two years before Mary Ann married.

John worked as a Printer and he impressed 12 copies of his genetic code upon Caroline between 1861 and 1883. The first child, Caroline Amelia, didn’t complete her first year. The second, Caroline Alice, married in 1880 but an initial search failed to find a record of her death, or that of her husband, James Glascott EVERETT.

The next three children also reached adulthood and married – John Thomas jnr., Alice Elizabeth and Rosina – and all died in their south London heartland. (It is the descendants of Rosina and Sidney Gauntlett STEPHENS who  make the connection to the Filey/Skipsea COLLEY families.)

John Thomas senior, the printer, died on Christmas Day 1891, aged 50. (The death registration gives “49”.)

In 1921 the death of a Caroline Ann Hemington is registered in Hackney. She was eighty-years-old.  Caroline Jackson was Hackney-born – but in the second half of 1843. I wasn’t sure if this old lady was John the Printer’s widow.

I opened the blue hints for Caroline Jackson on the Shared Tree, and two of the three were death/burial records for her second-born daughter, “Caroline EVERET” in Chicago, Illinois – “Ethnicity American”. (The very specific birthdate is four years wide of the mark.)

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I turned to Find My Past and after entering a few of John and Caroline’s children was rewarded with a hint to examine another contributor’s Tree. This indicated that James Everet and Caroline Alice Hemington emigrated to the United States about 1888. On 19 June 1893, Caroline’s younger brothers, Edward (then 16) and Sidney James (11) crossed the Atlantic. Edward became an American citizen on 23 October 1900, and at that year’s census, Sidney and the Everets (with seven children) were listed at different addresses in Ada Street, Englewood.

If the octogenarian Caroline Ann is “our” Caroline, she probably received the sad news of her grandson Ernest Edward Everet’s death in May 1920, aged 27. He is buried in Chicago Mount Hope Cemetery, his mother nearby perhaps.

Caroline Alice (Ellis) has three FamilySearch PIDs. One gives her a husband and one child – Alice Hannah, born in Canada. You will find her with her birth family here. I must arrange some marriages.