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William Heppleston

#2742, b. 1855
William Heppleston|b. 1855|p91.htm#i2742|Robert Preston Heppleston|b. c 1832|p90.htm#i2736|Lydia Hobbet|b. c 1835|p90.htm#i2741|John Heppleston|b. 1 Jun 1804\nd. 5 Aug 1873|p90.htm#i2734|Ellen Preston|b. c 1810|p90.htm#i2735|||||||
William Heppleston was born in 1855 at Batley. He was the son of Robert Preston Heppleston and Lydia Hobbet. In the census of 7 April 1861 he was listed as as a scholar the son of Robert Preston Heppleston at Providence Street, Batley.1
William Heppleston married Lois Blakeley, daughter of Reuben Blakeley and Jane Blakeley, in 1875.2
William Heppleston is said to have emigrated to New Zealand in 1882.

Citations

  1. [S6] 1861 census RG9 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG9; Piece: 3400; Folio: 76; Page: 15; GSU roll: 543126."
  2. [S13] < and [0]>, Free BMD.

David Blakeley

#2743, b. 1769, d. 31 March 1845
David Blakeley|b. 1769\nd. 31 Mar 1845|p91.htm#i2743|Joshua Blakeley||p91.htm#i2754||||||||||||||||
David Blakeley was born in 1769. He was the son of Joshua Blakeley. David Blakeley married Mary Dixon, daughter of William Dixon, on 14 February 1790 at Batley.1
David Blakeley married Mary Bentley on 2 December 1804 at Rothwell.
David Blakeley died on 31 March 1845.2
He was buried on 3 April 1845 at Batley.1
A memorial Inscription gives the following:-
David Blakeley Batley d. 31 Mar 1845 aged 78.
Mary his wife d.4 Feb 1804 age 35.
Also Mary 2nd wife d. 11 June 1829 age 46.
at Churchyard, Batley.3

Children of David Blakeley and Mary Dixon

Children of David Blakeley and Mary Bentley

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S167] MI, unknown family info.
  3. [S24] Monumental Inscription (Batley All Saints).

Sarah Sheard

#2746, b. 23 May 1800
Sarah Sheard|b. 23 May 1800|p91.htm#i2746|George Sheard||p91.htm#i2769|Elizabeth Firth|b. 1 Feb 1782|p91.htm#i2770|John Sheard||p101.htm#i3039||||Cornelius Firth||p101.htm#i3023||||
Sarah Sheard was born on 23 May 1800. She was the daughter of George Sheard and Elizabeth Firth. Sarah Sheard was baptized on 6 July 1800 at Batley.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Matilda Blakeley

#2748, b. circa 1850
Matilda Blakeley|b. c 1850|p91.htm#i2748|Samuel Blakeley|b. 5 Mar 1809|p13.htm#i399|Sarah Berry|b. ?unknown\nd. ?unknown|p13.htm#i400|Abraham Blakeley|b. 1778\nd. 1855|p13.htm#i384|Martha Colbeck|b. 1 Jan 1779\nd. Jan 1831|p13.htm#i386|Robert Berry||p73.htm#i2195||||

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Matilda Blakeley was born circa 1850. She was the daughter of Samuel Blakeley and Sarah Berry.

Lois Blakeley

#2749, b. 1856
Lois Blakeley|b. 1856|p91.htm#i2749|Reuben Blakeley|b. 8 May 1834\nd. 1904|p73.htm#i2197|Jane Blakeley|b. 1833|p14.htm#i414|Abraham Blakeley|b. 1813\nd. 14 Feb 1872|p72.htm#i2169|Sarah Wilson|b. 25 Feb 1808\nd. 1857|p73.htm#i2196|John Blakeley|b. 11 Feb 1804\nd. 1853|p13.htm#i391|Sarah Taylor|b. 24 Aug 1803|p13.htm#i392|

Relationship=4th cousin 3 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Lois Blakeley mentioned in will of grandfather Abraham. She was born in 1856. She was the daughter of Reuben Blakeley and Jane Blakeley. In the census of 7 April 1861 se was listed as a scholar aged 5 the granddaughter of Abraham Blakeley.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 she was listed as aged 15 the daughter of Reuben Blakeley at Russell St, Batley.2
Lois Blakeley married William Heppleston, son of Robert Preston Heppleston and Lydia Hobbet, in 1875.3

Citations

  1. [S6] 1861 census RG9 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG9; Piece: 3400; Folio: 92; Page: 16; GSU roll: 543126."
  2. [S7] 1871 census RG10 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG10; Piece: 4581; Folio: 52; Page: 17; GSU roll: 847145."
  3. [S13] < and [0]>, Free BMD.

Mary Bentley

#2751, b. 1781, d. 11 June 1829
Mary Bentley was born in 1781 at Batley. She married David Blakeley, son of Joshua Blakeley, on 2 December 1804 at Rothwell.
Mary Bentley died on 11 June 1829 at Batley.1

Children of Mary Bentley and David Blakeley

Citations

  1. [S24] Monumental Inscription (Batley All Saints).

Mary Dixon

#2752, b. 1770, d. 4 February 1804
Mary Dixon|b. 1770\nd. 4 Feb 1804|p91.htm#i2752|William Dixon||p91.htm#i2753||||||||||||||||
Mary Dixon was born in 1770. She was the daughter of William Dixon. Mary Dixon was baptized on 4 June 1770 at Batley.1
She married David Blakeley, son of Joshua Blakeley, on 14 February 1790 at Batley.1
Mary Dixon died on 4 February 1804 at Batley.2

Children of Mary Dixon and David Blakeley

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S24] Monumental Inscription (Batley All Saints).

William Dixon

#2753
William Dixon lived at Morley.

Child of William Dixon

Joshua Blakeley

#2754

Children of Joshua Blakeley

Sarah (?)

#2755
Sarah (?) married Joseph Law, son of Benjamin Law and Lydia Sheard.

Children of Sarah (?) and Joseph Law

Thomas Law

#2756, b. circa 1833
Thomas Law|b. c 1833|p91.htm#i2756|Joseph Law|b. 20 Aug 1807|p55.htm#i1620|Sarah (?)||p91.htm#i2755|Benjamin Law|b. 1772\nd. 1837|p7.htm#i202|Lydia Sheard|b. 24 Sep 1781\nd. 1849|p7.htm#i201|||||||

Relationship=2nd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Charts
Descendants of Michael Sheard born 1688
Thomas Law was born circa 1833. He was the son of Joseph Law and Sarah (?). Thomas Law married Jane Heppleston, daughter of John Heppleston and Ellen Preston, in 1855 at Batley.

Child of Thomas Law and Jane Heppleston

Samuel Law

#2757, b. circa 1836
Samuel Law|b. c 1836|p91.htm#i2757|Joseph Law|b. 20 Aug 1807|p55.htm#i1620|Sarah (?)||p91.htm#i2755|Benjamin Law|b. 1772\nd. 1837|p7.htm#i202|Lydia Sheard|b. 24 Sep 1781\nd. 1849|p7.htm#i201|||||||

Relationship=2nd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Charts
Descendants of Michael Sheard born 1688
Samuel Law was born circa 1836. He was the son of Joseph Law and Sarah (?). Samuel Law was baptized on 3 June 1836 at Batley.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Ann Greenwood

#2758, b. 1813, d. 1827
Ann Greenwood|b. 1813\nd. 1827|p91.htm#i2758|Christopher Richard Greenwood|b. c 1791|p73.htm#i2181|Susanna Blakeley|b. 19 Oct 1790\nd. 1858|p55.htm#i1614|Richard Greenwood||p199.htm#i5716||||William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Ann Greenwood was born in 1813. She was the daughter of Christopher Richard Greenwood and Susanna Blakeley. Ann Greenwood was baptized on 18 April 1813 at Batley.1
She died in 1827. She was buried on 25 December 1827 at Batley ; aged 14.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Frank Greenwood

#2759, b. 1815, d. 1816
Frank Greenwood|b. 1815\nd. 1816|p91.htm#i2759|Christopher Richard Greenwood|b. c 1791|p73.htm#i2181|Susanna Blakeley|b. 19 Oct 1790\nd. 1858|p55.htm#i1614|Richard Greenwood||p199.htm#i5716||||William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Frank Greenwood was born in 1815 at Batley. He was the son of Christopher Richard Greenwood and Susanna Blakeley. Frank Greenwood was baptized on 18 June 1815 at Batley.1
He died in 1816. He was buried on 28 May 1816 at Batley ; aged 1.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Mary Greenwood

#2760, b. 1817, d. 1831
Mary Greenwood|b. 1817\nd. 1831|p91.htm#i2760|Christopher Richard Greenwood|b. c 1791|p73.htm#i2181|Susanna Blakeley|b. 19 Oct 1790\nd. 1858|p55.htm#i1614|Richard Greenwood||p199.htm#i5716||||William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Mary Greenwood was born in 1817. She was the daughter of Christopher Richard Greenwood and Susanna Blakeley. Mary Greenwood was baptized on 23 March 1817 at Batley.1
She died in 1831. She was buried on 30 July 1841 at Batley ; aged 14.1

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Sarah Greenwood

#2761, b. 1820
Sarah Greenwood|b. 1820|p91.htm#i2761|Christopher Richard Greenwood|b. c 1791|p73.htm#i2181|Susanna Blakeley|b. 19 Oct 1790\nd. 1858|p55.htm#i1614|Richard Greenwood||p199.htm#i5716||||William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Sarah Greenwood was born in 1820. She was the daughter of Christopher Richard Greenwood and Susanna Blakeley. Sarah Greenwood was baptized on 9 April 1820 at Batley.1
She married Michael Butterworth in January 1841.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "23 1 1841."

Elizabeth Greenwood

#2763, b. 1825
Elizabeth Greenwood|b. 1825|p91.htm#i2763|Christopher Richard Greenwood|b. c 1791|p73.htm#i2181|Susanna Blakeley|b. 19 Oct 1790\nd. 1858|p55.htm#i1614|Richard Greenwood||p199.htm#i5716||||William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Elizabeth Greenwood was born in 1825. She was the daughter of Christopher Richard Greenwood and Susanna Blakeley. Elizabeth Greenwood was baptized on 13 February 1825 at Batley.1
In the census of 6 June 1841 she was listed as the daughter of Christopher Richard Greenwood at Union Mill, Soothill.2
Elizabeth Greenwood married Benjamin Mayman in 1849.3
In the census of 7 April 1861 she was listed as a rag sorter aged 34 the sister-in-law of George Hepworth at Havercroft Lane, Batley.4

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S203] 1841 census for Soothill (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1268; Book: 12; Civil Parish: Dewsbury; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 4; Page: 1; Line: 5; GSU roll: 464239."
  3. [S13] < and [0]>, Free BMD, Dewsbury 1849 Q2 Vol 22 p1.
  4. [S6] 1861 census RG9 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG9; Piece: 3399; Folio: 111; Page: 14; GSU roll: 543126."

James Ibberson

#2764, b. 1817
James Ibberson|b. 1817|p91.htm#i2764|William Ibberson||p49.htm#i1436|Hannah Blakeley|b. 5 Aug 1794|p55.htm#i1615|Abraham Ibberson|b. c 1768\nd. 4 Apr 1848|p14.htm#i431|Jane Talbot|b. 1765\nd. Oct 1792|p49.htm#i1435|William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
James Ibberson was born in 1817. He was the son of William Ibberson and Hannah Blakeley. James Ibberson was baptized on 17 September 1817 at Batley.1
In the census of 6 June 1841 he was listed as the son of Hannah Ibberson at Havercroft, Batley.2
In the census of 30 March 1851 he was listed as a woollen rag dealer the son of Hannah Ibberson at J Ward's Hill, Batley.3

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Batley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 4; Page: 1; Line: 18; GSU roll: 464238."
  3. [S5] 1851 census for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece: 2322; Folio: 321; Page: 2; GSU roll: 87553-87554."

Jane Talbot Ibberson

#2765, b. 1820, d. 15 March 1887
Jane Talbot Ibberson|b. 1820\nd. 15 Mar 1887|p91.htm#i2765|William Ibberson||p49.htm#i1436|Hannah Blakeley|b. 5 Aug 1794|p55.htm#i1615|Abraham Ibberson|b. c 1768\nd. 4 Apr 1848|p14.htm#i431|Jane Talbot|b. 1765\nd. Oct 1792|p49.htm#i1435|William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Jane Talbot Ibberson was born in 1820. She was the daughter of William Ibberson and Hannah Blakeley. Jane Talbot Ibberson was baptized on 21 May 1820 at Batley.1
In the census of 6 June 1841 she was listed as the daughter of Hannah Ibberson at Havercroft, Batley.2
Jane Talbot Ibberson married Samuel Ward, son of Charles Ward and Ann Birkby, on 31 March 1845 at Batley.1
Jane Talbot Ibberson married John Furness, son of William Furness, on 3 July 1856 at Batley.1
In the census of 2 April 1871 she was listed as the head of household at Havercroft, Batley, as a widow.3
Jane Talbot Ibberson died on 15 March 1887 at Camwood Villa, Rutland Road, Batley.4

Child of Jane Talbot Ibberson and Samuel Ward

Child of Jane Talbot Ibberson and John Furness

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Batley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 4; Page: 1; Line: 18; GSU roll: 464238."
  3. [S7] 1871 census RG10 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG10; Piece: 4583; Folio: 7; Page: 8; GSU roll: 847145."
  4. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "19th March 1887."

John Ibberson

#2766, b. 1823
John Ibberson|b. 1823|p91.htm#i2766|William Ibberson||p49.htm#i1436|Hannah Blakeley|b. 5 Aug 1794|p55.htm#i1615|Abraham Ibberson|b. c 1768\nd. 4 Apr 1848|p14.htm#i431|Jane Talbot|b. 1765\nd. Oct 1792|p49.htm#i1435|William Blakeley|b. 13 Jan 1761\nd. 19 Dec 1831|p16.htm#i481|Hannah Newsome|b. 1758\nd. 17 Nov 1829|p17.htm#i493|

Relationship=3rd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
John Ibberson was born in 1823. He was the son of William Ibberson and Hannah Blakeley. John Ibberson was baptized on 19 January 1823 at Batley.1
In the census of 6 June 1841 he was listed as the son of Hannah Ibberson at Havercroft, Batley.2

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Batley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 4; Page: 1; Line: 18; GSU roll: 464238."

Robert Sunderland Talbot

#2768, b. 1866, d. 19 January 1927
Robert Sunderland Talbot|b. 1866\nd. 19 Jan 1927|p91.htm#i2768|Robert Talbot|b. 1826\nd. 29 Mar 1907|p86.htm#i2599|Ellen Preston|b. c 1835|p198.htm#i5683|Joseph Talbot|b. 20 Jan 1798|p82.htm#i2470|Mary Bennington|b. c 1803|p82.htm#i2474|||||||
Robert Sunderland Talbot was born in 1866. He was the son of Robert Talbot and Ellen Preston. Robert Sunderland Talbot was baptized on 19 August 1866 at Batley.1
He died on 19 January 1927.

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

George Sheard

#2769
George Sheard||p91.htm#i2769|John Sheard||p101.htm#i3039||||||||||||||||
George Sheard was the son of John Sheard. George Sheard married Elizabeth Firth, daughter of Cornelius Firth, on 16 September 1798 at Batley witnesses Mark and Jeremiah Pyrah.1

Children of George Sheard and Elizabeth Firth

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Elizabeth Firth

#2770, b. 1 February 1782
Elizabeth Firth|b. 1 Feb 1782|p91.htm#i2770|Cornelius Firth||p101.htm#i3023||||||||||||||||
Elizabeth Firth was baptized on 1 February 1782 at Birstall.1
She was the daughter of Cornelius Firth. Elizabeth Firth married George Sheard, son of John Sheard, on 16 September 1798 at Batley witnesses Mark and Jeremiah Pyrah.2
Elizabeth Firth died.

Children of Elizabeth Firth and George Sheard

Citations

  1. [S2] BMD Transcript, Birstall, <[ ]>.
  2. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Charles Sheard

#2771, b. 1854, d. 25 April 1900
Charles Sheard|b. 1854\nd. 25 Apr 1900|p91.htm#i2771|Charles Sheard|b. 1825\nd. 21 Mar 1887|p84.htm#i2536|Elizabeth (?)||p137.htm#i4087|George Sheard|b. 29 May 1802\nd. 1852|p40.htm#i1182|Rebecca Blakeley|b. 6 Jun 1803\nd. 1831|p61.htm#i1799|||||||

Relationship=3rd cousin 3 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Charts
Descendants of Michael Sheard born 1688
Charles Sheard was born in 1854 at Bristol. He was the son of Charles Sheard and Elizabeth (?).
In the census of 7 April 1861 he was listed as the son of Charles Sheard at 24 Castle Green, Bristol.1
In the census of 2 April 1871 he was listed as as a cloth finisher aged 16 the son of Charles Sheard at Ward's Hill, Batley.2
Charles Sheard emigrated to America in 1877 , according to his son Charles sailing from Edinburgh.3 He attended Pennington Seminary, New Jersey, to train for the Methodist Ministry.4
He was listed in the census of 18 June 1880 at Brookfield, Madison, New York, lodging with a Mr and Mrs Gardner, and by now a Minister.5
He married Frances Elizabeth Scatcherd, daughter of George Scatcherd, on 7 May 1882 at Batley.6
Charles Sheard witnessed the marriage of Wallace Hose and Edith Sheard on 7 January 1885 at The Methodist Church, Little Falls.7 Between 1895 and 1900 Charles Sheard was Pastor of the United Methodist Church, at Canton, St Lawrence, New York.

Charles Sheard was regarded as an authority on parliamentary Law, and wrote several books, including:-
"Pointers for Parliamentarians"
"Civil Law in the Ecclesiastical World"
and "the Minister Himself" a guide for Ministers which he described as "- not for ministers of any one religious cult or denomination, but rather for ministers of the general church of God in the Earth."

He died on 25 April 1900
; whilst returning from Troy, where he had just been appointed Presiding Elder of the New York Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church.8,9 He was buried in 1900 at Fairview Cemetery, Canton, St Lawrence, New York.10

Children of Charles Sheard and Frances Elizabeth Scatcherd

Citations

  1. [S6] 1861 census RG9 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG9; Piece: 1715; Folio: 8; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542855."
  2. [S7] 1871 census RG10 for Batley (online image).
  3. [S427] Unknown record type.
  4. [S428] The Pulaski Democrat.
  5. [S245] 1880 US Federal census for Batley (online image).
  6. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  7. [S505] The Amsterdam Daily Democrat.
  8. [S187] E-mails from Charles Nicholson to Vivien E tomlinson.
  9. [S426] New York Tribune.
  10. [S430] Website Find a Grave (http://www.findagrave.com/) "plot Section 8."

Titus Sheard

#2772, b. 5 October 1841, d. 13 April 1904
Titus Sheard|b. 5 Oct 1841\nd. 13 Apr 1904|p91.htm#i2772|George Sheard|b. 29 May 1802\nd. 1852|p40.htm#i1182|Martha Talbot|b. 1 Sep 1803\nd. 1842|p48.htm#i1402|William Sheard|b. 23 Mar 1780|p4.htm#i108|Grace Lister|b. 20 Feb 1781\nd. 1854|p39.htm#i1157|John Talbot|b. 1753\nd. 1 May 1808|p48.htm#i1422|Hannah Carr|b. 9 Apr 1758\nd. 2 Aug 1840|p47.htm#i1387|

Relationship=2nd cousin 4 times removed of Vivien Eley.
Charts
Descendants of Michael Sheard born 1688
The Eagle Mill later became part of the Rex Knitting Company.
Titus Sheard was born on 5 October 1841 at Batley. He was the son of George Sheard and Martha Talbot. Titus Sheard was baptized on 14 November 1841 at Batley.1
He was the only child of George and Martha, and soon left motherless by Martha's death in 1842. However, he had a number of half brothers and sisters from his father's previous marriage to Rebecca Blakeley and his mother's to David Sheard, a cousin of her second husband.

In the census of 30 March 1851 he was listed as as an errand boy the son of George Sheard at N Side Commercial St, Havercroft, Batley.2

Titus Sheard was a pupil at Zion Sunday School, and is said to have treasured a bible given him there by Robert Shackleton all his life.3

Emigration to America

on 18 August 1856 Titus Sheard emigrated with his brother-in-law Francis Senior and sister Mary Senior,sailing on the Ontario from Liverpool with their two children and Mary's half-brother.3 He seems to have gone first to Syracuse, but then learned that family friends/relatives had moved to Little Falls, so moved there and found work as a spinner.4
It may well have been Francis's sister Isabella and her husband Jeremiah Mitchell, who had emigrated the previous year, that he hoped to meet, for we find him associated with Jeremiah later.
Titus Sheard would soon have met Frank's other sister Ellen and her husband Charles Bailey when they arrived in Little Falls, New York in 1857.5 In the census of 7 July 1860 he was listed as aged 18, at school, in the household of Francis Senior at Little Falls, Herkimer, New York.6
In 1863 Titus Sheard married Helen M Waite.

Titus as Manufacturer

By about 1864 Titus was engaged in shoddy manufacture, that recycling process which he would have been aware had brought prosperity to some of his family connections in Batley.
Titus Sheard purchased an interest in the the knitting mill owned by Charles Bailey and William Butcher but this was burnt to the ground in 1866.7,4

In June 1865 Titus Sheard was listed in the New York State census under an entry for industry other than agricultural in Little Falls, as engaged in the Shoddy trade. This was recorded as a water-powered concern employing 2 men, 14 women, 2 girls and 2 boys. At that time no other textile concerns are listed in Little Falls.
In the census of 13 June 1870 he was listed as the head of household at Little Falls, Herkimer, New York, as a Shoddy Manufacturer. The value of his real and personal estates are each given as $5,000.8
In that year he is said to have taken possession of an old yarn factory on Loomis Island, which he operated successfully for some years.9
In 1875 Titus Sheard was prosperous enough to build a substantial house in Little Falls. This has now gone, but Charles Nicholson was fortunate enough to see it in its final days, and indeed lent support to a campaign to save it. Sadly this did not succeed, but has perhaps given impetus to the Little Falls community to preserve other buildings which form part of their heritage.4
In 1879 Titus Sheard formed the Titus Sheard Company and built his own knitting mill, The Eagle Mill.4

In the census of 1880 he was listed as the head of household at Herkimer, Little Falls, New York, a manufacturer of knit goods.10

Titus Sheard in Politics

Titus Sheard was a Republican, and he became involved in local politics, and in 1877 was elected to the New York State Assembly.3,4
In 1884 Titus Sheard was elected speaker of the Assembly, beating Theodore Roosevelt, later to be American President from 1901-1909, in the caucus.4
He was elected to the New York State Senate in 1889.
In the census of 9 June 1900 he was listed as the head of household at Little Falls as a manufacturer of knit goods.11
The success of Titus's business ventures had brought connections from Batley such as his relative Isaac Sheardto find work there.
Titus Sheard died on 13 April 1904 at age 62; of heart disease.12 He was buried on 14 April 1904 at The cemetery, Little Falls.

Children of Titus Sheard and Helen M Waite

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S5] 1851 census for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece: 2322; Folio: 369; Page: 23; GSU roll: 87553-87554."
  3. [S30] The Batley News.
  4. [S187] E-mails from Charles Nicholson to Vivien E tomlinson.
  5. [S289] Website Schenectady Digital History Archive (http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/).
  6. [S231] 1860 US Federal census for USA (online image) "Census Place: Little Falls, Herkimer, New York; Roll: M653_759; Page: 503; Image: 513."
  7. [S289] Website Schenectady Digital History Archive (http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/) "letter from Charles Bailey to his son published at http://www.schenectadyhistory.org/families/hmgfm/…."
  8. [S229] 1870 US Federal Census for USA (online image) "Census Place: Little Falls, Herkimer, New York; Roll: M593_942; Page: 234; Image: 476."
  9. [S337] History of Herkimer County, New York.
  10. [S221] 1880 US census for Little Falls (online image) "Census Place: Little Falls, Herkimer, New York; Roll: T9_837; Family History Film: 1254837; Page: 214.3000; Enumeration District: 30; Image: 0580."
  11. [S285] 1900 United States Federal census for USA (online image) "Census Place: Little Falls Ward 2, Herkimer, New York; Roll: T623_1040 Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 53."
  12. [S290] New York Times.
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