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Victor Family, Rockaway, Late 1860's

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Victor Family, Rockaway, Late 1860's

Posted: 14 Mar 2003 2:02PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jun 2003 12:54PM GMT
Surnames: Victor,Polkinghorne,Morton,Vance,Bedwell
I just found out that my gggreat grandparents, who emigrated from Cornwall England, lived in Rockaway NJ for a brief period. The family arrived in the states between 1861 and 1868. We know they left New Jersey prior to 1870, as they are on the Lackawana County PA census.

The family story is that their way to America was arranged for by recruiters for the Mining Industry. The Victor family were miners in Cornwall.

Their names are Edward Victor, wife Caroline nee Polkinghorne. With them came children, Edward,Henry(Harry),John,Benjamin,Thomas Joel and Mary Jane (Jennie).

Can anyone tell me where I can locate old mining records or city records for the 1860's? Does Morris County have any newspapers archived from that time frame. Is there any where else I can search that will tell me where the family lived or worked during that period?

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Dawn Beviano
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
dawnbeviano 14 Mar 2003 9:02PM GMT 
meekernj 17 Mar 2003 12:23AM GMT 
dawnbeviano 17 Mar 2003 2:09AM GMT 
meekernj 17 Mar 2003 7:47PM GMT 
dawnbeviano 17 Mar 2003 7:55PM GMT 
starfish98034... 27 Jan 2013 3:19AM GMT 
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