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4Family History

The purpose of this site is to share family history with  immediate family -- with our children who are the descendants of all 4Families as well as with their many cousins who share at least one of the families in common. 

BURBIDGE:
STONEY, PARRY, HUMPHERYS, BROWN
England>Utah

CUMMINGS:
SILVER, CROSS, YORK, BARTLETT
Eng>Mass>Maine

JACKSON:
MEEKS, PRATT, ELMER, TAYLOR
Penn>Ohio>Utah

SOROFMAN:
KlEIN, GOLDSMAN, 
Russia>Mass>Maine

 
          

 4Families in Brief: A little more information about each family, 
  before  moving on? This link will take you further down the page.

&Back: Brings together the shared pedigrees, families, histories of our 4Families and their many collateral and allied families. Begins with a 6-generation pedigree chart.

About: Will discuss purpose of this site, copyright issues, present a Blog, and something of anything else that comes to mind.

 


 

4Families In Brief

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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