4Families in Brief: A little
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together the shared pedigrees, families, histories of our 4Families and
their many collateral and allied families. Begins with a 6-generation
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The BURBIDGE family immigrated in 1854 from Bedfordshire,
England. They were converts of the LDS Church and settled in Salt Lake
City, Utah. Other direct line families included are Stoney,
Parry, Humphreys, & Brown. The Stoney family
intermarried with two older US families--Gass and Button. The Gass
family arrived in Utah from the Pennsylvania frontier; they moved
along many of the same trails as did the Jacksons. The Button
family traces their lineage back to a Matthias Button who arrived in
the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1600's. Whether this is a direct
lineage is just one of a million questions remaining to be answered.
The Button family shared common places and times with the Cummings in
colonial New England.
The CUMMINGS family trace their ancestry to the New England
colonists. Our branch settled in Oxford County, Maine in the
1800's. They intermarried with the Silver, Cross, and York
families. These families share many early common ancestors with the
Pratt and Elmer and Hoyt families of the Jackson line. This is
probably due in part to many of the early members of the LDS Church
with New England ancestry.
The JACKSON family first appear in the records in western
Pennsylvania in the 1790's. They began moving west and didn't stop
until they reached the California coast. There are families of this
branch in Monroe & Knox County, Ohio. Many moved into Indiana, Iowa,
Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and California. The Meeks,
Pratt, & Elmer lines are direct lineage marriages; these
families have resided in southern Utah since the 1850's.
The SOROFMAN family entered the US in the early 1900's as
Jewish immigrants from Russia. They settled in Boston and Maine. This
branch also includes the Klein & Goldsman families. When
my husband's Grandfather moved to Rumford, Maine, he married Ida
Klein. They moved to Oregon for a short while but returned in time for
the Sorofman family to marry into the Cummings family and connect with
a long line of New England ancestral history.
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