DOWNES John & Hannah
John and Hannah Downes came to the United States from England sometime before 1850 and settled in Florence, Oneida, New York. John parents were also in the 1850 census in Florence, Oneida, New York. John and Margaret Downes. John and Hannah had three sons, Thomas, John and William. It states in the 1865 census that Hannah was the mother of 5 children. William married Minnie Chase around 1886 or 1887. They had two children in New York a son William Williams, 1187 and Jessie May in 1889. They moved to Connecticut and had Hannah in 1891, LeRoy Muller in 1893, Gordon Louis in 1895, Frances in 1899 and Fridiswid in 1900. In the 1900 census it says that Minnie had 7 children and 6 were living. William died 4 Dec 1900 and Minnie married Fredrick M Pease. They had a son Frederick Charles Pease. More searching has been done and I have found Fred and Minnie Chase Pease in the 1930 census in Florence, Oneida, New York living with William and Marguerite Finch. queries have been made on how the Finch family is related to Minnie and Fred Pease. The answer is Minnie and Marguerite are half sisters. Their father is John C Chase but they have different mothers. Searching more produced John C Chase obit then Minnie Chase Pease obit. I still don't know where Minnie is buried or when Fred M Pease died. I have not found where William Downes or Minnie Pease are buried. Or for that matter where Fred is buried.
This family story is far from over.