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My Great Grandfather Reuben League married Maria Celestia Emmaretta Austin. Simeon Austin was her father, my Great, Great Grandfather and he was a minister of the United Brethren. He moved to Nebraska from New York but lived in Illinois for awhile, where my Great Grandmother was born.
Simeon Austin started the United Brethren Church in the area that is now York, Nebraska but than was only York County, Nebraska. They worshiped in a sod church, with hay bales for chairs, and they shared the church with another denomination. My Great Grandfather Rubin League converted to the United Brethren and married my Great Grandmother, where she raised her family as a pioneer women. Doing all her work barefooted and saving her only pair of shoes for church. She made her children's clothing out of flour sacks and they were very devoted to the Lord. Floyd League was one of their children and my Grandfather.
Thomas Austin is my Great, Great, Great Grandfather.

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on 2010-04-21 18:41:12

withjc has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2010. is researching the following names: LEAGUE, ETHERTON, AUSTIN and 10 other(s).

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by garlola on 2013-09-26 22:16:20

My g-grandfather was Reuben Mixon League, my grandfather was Walter Rueben League and my mother was Evelyn Eleanor League (m-Harry Glenn Sanford). I have traced back to George Stephen League, and had the name Thomas League. But this is the first that I've heard about Thomas being born in CA. This is interesting because 1780 is only four years after the Spanish colonized California, and the only other European settlements were Russian, from the north. Was this info on the marriage license?

by withjc on 2013-09-27 07:36:05

I apologize. I believe the person who gave that information was incorrect. I do not know anything about Thomas League.

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