SAUL FROM IRELAND TO USA
from William E Saul
Okemos, Michigan USA
This article was originally published in the August 2008 edition of Soul Search, the journal of The Sole Society
The following are a chronological listing of documents with reference to my family.
1881, 11th January. Susannah Saul age 23 and James Hall Martin age 23 are married in the Register Office in the District of Blackburn in the County of Lancaster by license before Joseph Leyer and Roy Whittaker, Assistant Register and witnessed by Robert Saul and Agnes Saul. It is stated that her father was George Saul (deceased). Certificate MXC 179525
Susannah Saul possibly taken at her wedding to James Hall Martin 11th January 1881 in Blackburn, Lancashire
1881 Census lists the following persons living at 45 Balaclava St. Blackburn, Lancashire, England: (Source RG11/4197, ED 86, Folio 93, Page 22)
William Emmerson, b abt 1859, Darwen, Lancashire, England, Boarder, Drapers Assistant
Agnes Saul, b abt 1857 Ireland, Head, Dressmaker
George Saul, b abt 1863 Ireland, Brother, Drapers Apprentice
Robert Saul, b abt 1858 Ireland, Brother, Draper Master Employing 3 Persons
1881, 28th April. Agnes Saul age 24 and William Emmison (this spelling appears most often) age 23 are married at the Parish Church in the Parish of St. John Blackburn in the County of Lancaster according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church (names unclear). Witnesses: George E___ Emmison and Louis Bell. Residence given at 67 Rectory Rd. Her father George Saul (deceased). Certificate MXC 179526
1883, June. Birth of Ethel Maude Emmison at Orwskirk, Lancashire. [Ethel Maude married a Lavin, they had 3 sons all of whom served in British services during WWII.]
1883, 30th August. Ships manifest, the Philadelphia; passengers arrive in Philadelphia, USA from England (departure port not given). Lists George age 21 and Robert age 26.
1884, 27th September. Robert Saul age 25 born in England and Elizabeth E. Coleman age 19 marry in Franklin County, Nebraska, USA. States his father was George Saul and mother Agnes Talbot.
1885, Nebraska State Census lists George Saul, age 21.
1887, 21st December. George Saul age 24 born in England Father George Saul and Maggie B. Adams age 15 marry in Franklin County, Nebraska, USA.
George and Robert Saul landed in Philadelphia, USA 30th August 1883. They never returned to Britain.
George Joseph Saul (left), Agnes Saul Emmison - the children are most likely hers - Ethel Maude Emmison was born in June 1883 in Orwskirk, Lancashire.
Robert Saul (Right)
1917, 4th April. George Joseph Saul age 54 Naturalized a US citizen. Wife Maggie Bell age 42. State of Colorado, Logan County, Atwood. His description: 5' 5" tall, fair, blue eyes, grey hair (was brown).
1949, 23rd May. Death certificate of George Joseph Saul, Logan County, Atwood, Colorado. Data given by Laurine Saul, youngest daughter of 9 children: born 24 July 1862 Dublin Ireland, father George Joseph Saul, mother a Talbot.
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