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Cooper, Sydney to Utah?

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Joseph James Cooper b,1813, London was married to Hannah Randall b,1811, Wiltshire, England. They travelled on the "Commodore Perry" to Sydney in 1856 with their 4 children. Jane b,1841, Mary b,1844, Harriet, b, 1846 & Joseph b, 1848. Joseph, Hannah & the children (except for Jane) show up as buried in Utah in the very late 1890's & thereabouts. Why would a family travel agin the distance to the US? They are not on any passenger lists I have looked at.
Any connections would be greatly appreciated.
Regards Helen

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on 2006-11-27 23:39:57

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by allycat on 2006-11-28 03:57:48

Dear Helen, Hi there. Have you at least tried looking for your COOPER/RANDALL families on the 1841 and 1851 Census' for England?

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Also try the Rootschat - Emigrants - Emigrants to United States Board to see if others can find them on passenger lists ... and/or look at links there.

For a family to then travel to the US from Australia could have meant that they had relatives there who may have paid for them I suppose.

Good luck, they have to be there somewhere.

Alison
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by helens5162 on 2006-11-28 20:52:51

Hi, Alison,
Yes I have them on the British census, as I said the problem was the passsenger list from Sydney to Utah. I did find a James Cooper on a list from Sydney to Seattle at age 80, but this one arrived in 1893, my James died in 1885. (strike one!) I do have James & Hannah on the 1880 US Federal census. I will try the sites you offered, Thankyou.
Regards Helen

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