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124.EDWARD16 MUCKLESTON (EDWARD15, JOHN14, SAMUEL13, JOHN12, DAVID11, MORRIS10, ROBERT9, ROGER8, ROBERT7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born 18 Sep 1802 in Oswestry, Shropshire, and died 21 Oct 1884 in Delafield, Waukesha, Winconsin USA.He married ANNE EDWARDS 1838 in Oswestry Shropshire.She was born 01 May 1810 in Denbighshire Wales, and died 07 Apr 1877 in Delafield, Waukesha, Winconsin USA.

Notes for EDWARD MUCKLESTON:

1841 census

Township of Trefarclawdd

Edward Muckleston35CoalYes

Ann Muckleston30Yes

Allen Muckleston1Yes

1850 Federal US Census

Waukesha Wisconsin Delafield Township

Edward MucklestonHead46Farmer(farm owner value $400)Wales

Ann MucklestonWife41Wales

Allen MucklestonSon10Wales

Alice MucklestonDaughter8Wales

John MucklestonSon5Wales

Edward MucklestonSon2Wisconsin

In 1846 43 year old Edward Muckleston a coal miner born and living on the Welsh border, his wife of 8 years, Anne (nee Edwards) and their young family Allen (6), Alice (4), and John (1) emigrated to the United States of America. They travelled to America where they boarded a ship called the Carolina, for New York City. From there they travelled by river boat to Buffalo New York, via the Hudson River and Erie Canal. From Buffalo they travelled on a Great Lakes Ship along Lakes Erie, Huron and Michigan arriving on dry land once again at Racine Wisconsin. Continuing to travel westwards they finally settled at Waukesha Wisconsin which was a Welsh farming community. The family spoke welsh. In 1848 their family was completed by the addition of their youngest son Edward.

In 1991 descendants of Edward and Anne, Mel and Clar Forde, visited the farm and sent the following description back to the family "The farm is now owned by the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. It is an immensely big place which now has two furnaces in the basement to heat it. Now the house is vacant without furnishings. To bring it up to modern codes would be extremely expensive. It even still has a copper bathtub. It is totally un-insulated and would take an enormous amount of improvement to make it liveable. While it is a novelty that could be made into something of historical significance it must also be recognised as being just a big old farmhouse. It has four bedrooms on the second floor but each one is at least twice the size of a modern bedroom. There is an attic that had some kind of little room in it and the height to the peak must have been at least 16 feet. The basement walls seem to have been mortared stone with a facing of cement put on them later on. There are two stairways going upstairs, one from the living room and one from the kitchen area. The shack must have been the hired hands domicile. The old farm would have been a developers delight as it is on a knoll with views down the valley." I now understand that this delightfully described old farmhouse no longer stands.

Two of the sons Allen and John went on to marry two sisters from the same farming community, Mary and Jane Davies. John and Jane contributed heavily to establishing the Muckleston name in the United States by producing 7 children, four sons and three daughters. For some years Allen and John farmed together, John then moved to Seattle but was not particularly happy with city life and returned to Wisconsin for some years and ran a boarding house with his wife. He later returned to Washington State. Stanley and Melville two sons of John and Jane added an 'e' to the end of their surname.

As Edward and Anne obviously prospered in their new life so did their many descendants who became noted lawyers, teachers and civil engineers as well as making their names in other areas such as athletics and aviation. They also played their part in the World Wars.

Emigrated to America in 1846. Arrived in New York City and travelled west to Racine Winconsin.

29 June 1870 - Delafield, Waukesha, Winsconsin

Mucklestone, Edward, Age 68, Sex M, Colour W, Occupation Farmer, Value of Real estate 5,000, value of personal estate 1,500, Place of Birth England, Father of Foreign birth Yes, Mother of foreign birth Yes.

Mucklestone, Ann, Age 62, Sex F, Colour W, Occupation Keeping House, Place of Birth Wales, Father of foreign birth Yes, Mother of foreign birth Yes.

Mucklestone, Alice, age 29, Sex F, Colour W, Occupation At Home, Place of Birth Wales, Father of foreign birth Yes, Mother of foreign birth Yes.

Mucklestone, John, age 26, sex M, Colour W, Occupation Farm Labourer, Place of Birth Wales, Father of foreign birth Yes, Mother of foreign birth Yes.

Mucklestone, Edward, age 21, sex M, Colour W, Occupation At Home, Place of birth Winconsin, Father of foreign birth Yes, Mother of foreign birth Yes, Male citizen of US of 21 years and upwards Yes.

Immigration Lists for New York 1820-1850.

Arrived New York from Liverpool:

Muckleston....

Alice age 4, Allen age 6, Ann age 40, John age 2, Edward age 40. All from Wales ship Carolina.

Land Records Document:

Number 25582

Patentee Name: Muckleston edward

Accession Number: W12970_.496

State: Wisconsin

Volume: 2970

Page: 496

Doc Number: 25582

Land Office: Milwaukee

Aliquot Part Reference: NESW

Section Number: 26

Township: 7 North

Range: 18 East

Meridian/Survey area: Fourth Principal Meridian.

Act / Treaty Authorising Sale: Sale - Cash Entries

Date Signed: July 1 1848

Acreage: 40

also as above with following changes:

Acession Number: W12980_.279

Volume: 2980

Page: 279

Document Number: 25867

Aliquot: SESW

He appears on the 1850 US Federal census as living in the Delafield Township in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

1880 US Census

Delafield, Waukesha, Wisconsin

EdwardMucklestonHead Widower79FarmerWalesparents born England

AliceMucklestonDaughterSingle35Walesparents born Wales

Edward EMucklestonSonSingle31Walesparents born Wales

Listed in the 1850/70 Delafield Census

More About EDWARD MUCKLESTON:

Baptism: 03 Oct 1802, Oswestry Shropshire

Burial: 23 Oct 1884, Salem Cemetery, Wales, Waukesha

Immigration: Came to Delafield, WI in 1846

Occupation: 1842, Collier

Notes for ANNE EDWARDS:

1850 Federal US Census

Waukesha Wisconsin Delafield Township

Edward MucklestonHead46Farmer(farm owner value $400)Wales

Ann MucklestonWife41Wales

Allen MucklestonSon10Wales

Alice MucklestonDaughter8Wales

John MucklestonSon5Wales

Edward MucklestonSon2Wisconsin

[Ashford1.FTW]

Cousin of poet Caragg Hughes

More About ANNE EDWARDS:

Burial: Salem Cemetery, Wales, Waukesha

Children of EDWARD MUCKLESTON and ANNE EDWARDS are:

i.ALICE17 MUCKLESTON, b. 15 Jul 1838, Llansilin, Denbighshire.; d. 04 Jun 1842, Treferclawdd.

Notes for ALICE MUCKLESTON:

Walter Somes was Vicar at her Baptism.

Death certificate available - the next daughter born just 16 days after her death was also baptised Alice

144.ii.ALLEN MUCKLESTON, b. 01 Feb 1840, Trefonen, Shropshire.; d. 29 Jan 1926, Waukesha,Waukesha Wisconsin.

iii.ALICE MUCKLESTON, b. 20 Jun 1842, Oswestry, Shropshire; d. 16 Apr 1884, Winnebago Wisconsin USA.

Notes for ALICE MUCKLESTON:

1850 Federal US Census

Waukesha Wisconsin Delafield Township

Edward MucklestonHead46Farmer(farm owner value $400)Wales

Ann MucklestonWife41Wales

Allen MucklestonSon10Wales

Alice MucklestonDaughter8Wales

John MucklestonSon5Wales

Edward MucklestonSon2Wisconsin

Her estate was administered by her brothers John and Allen. She was unmarried andleft personal estate of £3,000 but no real estate. Her estate went to these two brothers and also Edward.

1880 US Census

Delafield, Waukesha, Wisconsin

EdwardMucklestonHead Widower79FarmerWalesparents born England

AliceMucklestonDaughterSingle35Walesparents born Wales

Edward EMucklestonSonSingle31Walesparents born Wales

More About ALICE MUCKLESTON:

Burial: Salem Cemetery, Wales, Waukesha, Wisconsin

145.iv.JOHN W MUCKLESTON, b. Nov 1844, Wales, Great Britain; d. 05 Nov 1919, San Fransico USA.

146.v.EDWARD EDWARDS MUCKLESTON, b. 20 Jul 1848, Delafield, Waukesha, Winconsin USA; d. 29 Jul 1921, Winconsin USA.

vi.DAVID MUCKLESTONE.

Notes for DAVID MUCKLESTONE:

FROM WES ASHFORD - NO RECORDS OF MY OWN

vii.ELIZABETH MUCKLESTONE.