My grandfather is Albert Phillip Challenger, descended from William (Martha Britten)>Samuel (Betty White)>Thomas (Mary Cook)>William Henry (Mary Ann Evans)>Albert Leisenring (Nettie Reitenauer).
Family history has it that William Henry emigrated from England to PA in the fall of 1864. He was married to Ruth Rees at the time. Some say that she and several children died either on the way over or soon thereafter. Two children, John and Reese J. survived. Then, he married Mary Ann, originally from Wales, and had 6 more children.
I am looking for anyone who can clarify and add to these facts, as well as any possible descendants or those who simply tie into the line somewhere and would like to share info.