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I am trying to pin down a Sheffield man, John Denton, probably born 1818 but could be a year or two earlier. He emigrated to the US in 1842 along with a Samuel Denton, 40 - neither of whom I have managed to pin down in the UK or US.
On the ship's passenger list (Liverpool - NY) they are both identified as "Labourer". But later in the US, John represents himself as a "gunsmith". Which may or may not be true.
I'm trying to pin this pair down and I can only find a handful of John Dentons in the 1841 Census, and only maybe two of them I am not sure whether they are still around in 1851. Most of them I find alive and well and in England in 1851. My man died in America in 1847. Samuel I can't seem to find, before he emigrates, at all.
There is a Samuel Denton died 4 April 1847 Philadelphia, Born England 1817. This is in the US find a grave index.
John Denton born 7 Mar 1816, bap 7 Apr 1816, Sheffield Parish Church.
Parents...George and Mary, cutler.
John Denton born 25 Apr 1815, bap 25 Jun 1815, Sheffield Parish Church.
Parents...John and Hannah, cutler.
1841 census, Suffolk Lane, Sheffield.
John Denton, 50yrs, cutler.
John Denton, 26yrs, cutler.
Elizabeth Denton, 21yrs, dress maker. All born in county.
I can't find the John Denton born 1816 in the 1841 census.