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Openshaws of AL, CA, IN, PA,

Updated December 5, 2005

Edwin Openshaw Swafford
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When I started peering back in time, I had no information except an old copy of a page of the family bible and some stories that my mother remembered. There was a note written in the margin of that page that said "Bury". For a long time I thought it referred to a grave and not a town in England. Soon after that I located information on a ship manfest that listed my ggrandfather, George Openshaw and an I Openshaw as passengers. Still later, a search in the FHL told me that gggrandmother, Ellen Openshaw and the rest of her children arrived on the same ship in 1854. I decided to narrow my search to information only in The United States.

Joseph Henry Openshaw 1816-1857
Ellen (Brade) Openshaw 1813-1878
George Openshaw 1836-1907
John Thomas Openshaw 1838-?
Henry Vincent Openshaw 1841-1877
Jane Ann Openshaw 1843-?
Joseph Henry 1845-1909
Margaret Ellen Openshaw(Bassett)1848-?
James Openshaw 1851-?
Mary Ellen Openshaw(Nolan) 1853-1940
William Albert Openshaw 1857-1930
John Austin Openshaw 1867-?
Joseph Walter Openshaw 1868-1912
Rose Anna May Openshaw 1870-1928
George Clarence Openshaw 1871-1945
Grace Openshaw 1874-1940
Edwin Earl Openshaw 1886-1943
Edwin Earl Openshaw Jr.1916-1995
Rose Mary Openshaw
Joseph William Openshaw
There are others and living Openshaws. Also Overstreet,Basset, Hughes,Patrick,Nolan,Beggs,Thompson

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