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NIFFIN in Market Bosworth, Leicstershire

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NIFFIN in Market Bosworth, Leicstershire

Posted: 31 Jan 2013 10:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Jan 2013 12:51PM GMT
Surnames: Niffin, Hobson, Cooper
OK, so not every one will get as excited as I about this, but I have been looking for this family line for 30 years. I can't remember where I got the tip that my 2nd great grandfather, William Benjamin Cooper was married to Sarah Nifen. In the 70's when attending family funerals of my grandparent's generation, I would sit and talk to older relatives and ask about past generations, and at some point I had written down Sarah Nifen.
When I started researching on Ancestry.com last year I added her to the family tree, but couldn't find anything.

Yesterday, reviewing past finds, I noticed the the legal witness to Sarah Nifen and William B Coopers 1890 marriage was "Bell Niffin"
I did a search of the 1880 census and found 10 yo Bella Niffin living with her grandmother Charlotte Niffin (61 yo), AND Charlotte's other two grandchildren Williiam B Copper 12yo and Charlotte Cooper 10yo.
Finding Charlotte Niffin, allowed me to find her husband Samuel. I then found their emigration voyage in 1842 on the Ship Charles Carol from Liverpool to New York
It gets better: I found them on the 1841 England Census living in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England with Samuel's Parents, Francis Niffin born 1796 and Sarah Niffen born 1792

THEN I found Samuel Niffin and Charlotte Hodson Marriage in Dec 1840 in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire, England

This is the first time, I have been able to find a family line's crossing of the Atlantic, and home town in England. And all in one 8 hour search!.
I am very excited. ARE YOU????
One sad note, I couldn't find any more about Bella Niffin. She gave me my breakthrough, and I don't know any more about her.
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RodSchepper 31 Jan 2013 5:16PM GMT 
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