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Re: Lemma Family

Posted: 29 Aug 2013 3:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Aug 2013 4:01PM GMT
Have you checked familysearch.org?

One record lists Hannibal I. Lemma born in Mendon Twp, Rutland County, Vermont on December 6, 1857 to George A. and Martha Lemma. Martha was born in Weston, VT. The birthplace of George A. is listed as unknown but his occupation is given as “circular sawyer.”

John Lemma is listed in the 1840 census as living in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. John and Sarah Lemma are both listed in the 1870 census as being born in Canada (John about 1802 and Sarah about 1818) and residing in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. In 1880, Sarah (born in Canada about 1818) was living with the Frank and Lydia Adams family; John had apparently died.

Search gives a John "Lemina" death record in 1880. When you click on it, you can tell the name is actually John Lemma. He died February 6, 1880 in Poultney, age 74, was a married farmer born in Canada whose parents were John and Sarah Lemma. He died of old age.

A Sarah Lemma, born in Poultney, (possibly the daughter of John and Sarah?) is listed in records as being the wife of John L. Jones, and giving birth to Arthur Richard Jones on October 6, 1880. By searching “John L. Jones,” you’ll find a number of other children of this Sarah, although her maiden name is repeatedly misspelled.

The 1880 census lists Turfield Lemma as born in Canada around 1836 and residing in Weston, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

You may be able to find a few other records here to help in your search.

John Lemma is also mentioned in the book “A History of the Town of Poultney, Vermont” (1875) which you can find on Google Books:
“The variety of slate found on Mr. Rogers farm is known as the sea green, and the vein extends southward. John Davis and Lewis Roberts, in 1874, opened a quarry on a lot belonging to John Lemma, and next south of the Rogers farm. Davis has brought out from this quarry both the sea green and purple varieties. S. E. Hooker purchased a lot next south of Lemma's, in 1868, with a view of opening quarries there.”
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szieglmeier 17 Aug 2013 3:56PM GMT 
cathabes1 29 Aug 2013 9:53PM GMT 
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