The reason I got started in genealogy was a family story that my great grandfather Alfred James Ferrier left his wife and went to America with another woman. Now what I think I have put together is that Alfred left his wife sometime after 1881 and went away Elizabeth Smee. Elizabeth Smee (nee Lawrence) was the wife of Edward Smee. They next appeared in 1901 (census) in Newcastle, northumberland england. Most of the Smee children went with them. Elizabeth died a few years later. Shortly before his death in 1925 (in Jarrow) he was living with a woman called Maria.
Any snippets of information you have which will fill this story out is welcome.