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I began my genealogy research shortly following the birth of my son, an only child, in 1970. I wanted him to know of his family. I took classes through the Morman church. I've always had an interest in history and the idea of tracing my own family lines was intriguing, as well. My mother was my best source of information and not just in the beginning. She was able to give me names and places to start my research. But she continued to encourage me along the way and provided many of her memories.

When I turned to finding my searches online in 2003 I was able to do more in obtaining certificates. Over time I have added certificates and learned a lot about the life and times of the different lines as I found them. My father's family in Cornwall and later Yorkshire were also challenges. Some of those ancestors moved to Lancashire before emigrating to Canada or the US. Mom was able to help me here, too. My most important goal is to document all of the information I've found. I still have much more to do. In some instances, that's difficult as any number of scenarios are possible and the distance of time makes it difficult to verify.

Although my mother's family celebrates the connections at a Ross-Robson every other year, it will be more difficult now that my nother and her sisters are all deceased. For that reason, I've listed several lines on this Home Page. Several other family members have traced their family; their data has helped me to look in places I wouldn't have considered. As well as confirm data I've found. They've been doing this a lot longer - I can respect them for it as I know the work that is involved. I wish to thank everyone for their contributions and welcome any comments.
My Genealogy Home Page Including All Family Lines
Updated January 2, 2009

Judith L Dawe
1508 Bryn Mawr Pl.
Saginaw, MI 48638
A-United States

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Family Photos

  • Four Generations of Davidsons - 1912 Nebraska (38 KB)
    Great, Great, Grandmoher Margaret Robson (1832), Great,Grandmother Annie Davidson (1863), Grandma Lisle (1889), Everett Lisle (1911). The great, grandmothers were both born in Cumberland, England. Andrew and his wife, Margaret, came to the US in 1885. Andew's mother, Jane, came with them. Issac and his wife, Annie came in 1887. Grandma and Everett were both born in Nebraska.
  • Grandpa & Grandma Andrew and Margaret Robson (40 KB)
    Andrew Robson and Margaret Blackburn were married in Cumberland, England in 1862. This picture was taken after 1885 in Nebraska. Their daughter, Annie Robson, married Isaac Davidson in 1884 in Wigton, Cumberland at the Registrar's Office. Her sister, Jane Robson, and his cousin, Crosthwaite Davidson were witness of the wedding.
  • Andrew Davidson and Bessie McCaw Davidson (137 KB)
    Andrew is the son of Isaac and Annie Davidson. Andrew Robson Davidson and Bessie McCaw were both born in the US and married in 1912 in Nebraska. Several of their children are still living and first cousins of my my mother (now deceased).
  • Jane Robson Mumberson (1864) in Spring 1949 (32 KB)
    Jane Robson came to the US in 1887 with Annie and Isaac Davidson. Jane married Tom Mumberson who was also born in Cumberland and lived in Aspatria. According to several US census records, Tom came in 1888. I don't know if they were married in Nebraska or England. They had two daughters. One who was born before either of them emigrated. I've found no ship's manifest showing a listing for him or the daughter.
  • The North Place, Clark Township, Dixon Twp. NE (159 KB)
    This is the original Lisle homestead built by John Belle Lisle. When he died in 1904, his son, Frank took over. Frank married Margaret Davidson in Nebraska in 1910. Along with a neighbor, GG Lisle hauled lumber from Ponca, NE on sleds in the winter and built the house, planted orchards, had several outbuildings, farmed that and other acreage. Three generations of Lisle families have lived there.
  • Andrew & Margaret Robson's home in Orchard, NE (1 KB)
    When they first came to Nebraska, Andrew and Margaret lived in Dixon and Cedar Counties, near other family members - the Lisles and Robsons. Later they settled in Orchard, Antelope County, NE which is about 75 miles west of Dixon County. They are buried in the Orchard Hill Cemetery, as are Tom and Jane Mumberson.
  • Will - William Patterson Robson (36 KB)
    Will was born in Aspatria, Cumberland in 1870 to one of John Robson's sons. Will lived with his grandparents and appears in the 1871 UK census with John's family. He emigrated to the US with Andrew & Margaret's family and his grandmother, Jane in 1885. He married Alice Ross. Four members of the Ross family married into the Robson family.
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