Hi. Thanks for your reply. I was able to find a census that was done in 1911 in Sandy Point, Newfoundland that gives a little more information about William Colson. In this census the last name is spelled Colston and listed as place of birth is Christiana, Norway. The only problem is the 1911 census gives his year of birth as March 1861, while the census of 1921 gives it as 1856. I couldn't find a port of emmigration. He named his sons William, Peter, Edward and Ralph. And I'm not sure if he had brothers. I don't know if this will help any, but any information that you can help me with would be greatly appreciated.