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The RAPLEY family begins with Charles Rapley b circa 1821 in England, possibly London.
Charles is found in Fon du Lac, Wisconsin when he married Mary Jane Freeman b 1834, Maine (widow of Daniel Nathaniel (Parkes) Parks) They have two sons Charles b 1856 and George b 1857. Charles Rapley Sr. dies 29 April 1857 in Fond du Lac, WI a week before his second son George is born.
Mary Jane Freeman had three daughters with her first husband.
Many researchers have placed Charles Rapley b 1821 in other Rapley families found in England. My research has found all of the Charles Rapley men b circa 1821 married and living in England in the 1850 and 1860 census. This has been a dead end for me.
The following excerpt from the HISTORY OF BARRON COUNTY
George Henry Rapley, early storekeeper at Cameron, at one time postmaster there, for some years a farmer in Chetek township, and now living retired in Chetek village, was born in Fon du Lac, this state, May 12, 1857, the son of Charles and Mary (Freeman) Rapley. The father, an expert mechanic, and a past master of the Masonic Lodge at Fond du Lac, died a week before George H. was born.
The maternal lines being followed are FREEMAN, RICHARDSON, (Srli) SERLEY, HANNA
There is a RAPLEY YDNA project at www.FTDNA.com There are two Rapleys tested there, my ancestor and a male who lives in England. At this time and the level of testing the two Rapley men are not closely related. More Rapley males are needed to join the program and be tested to help identify any relationships
The SAUNTRY family in Canada traces back to William Sauntry of Ballydehob, Goleen, County Cork. Ireland. He is thought o have died circa 1849 William married Ellen Harrigan in Feb 1828in Goleen parish.
Nothing further is known of William and his ancestral family.
Ellen Harrigan b 1909 in city of Cork daughter of Dennis Harrigan & Catherine Driscol. In 1816 Dennis Harrigan and family are living in Schull, Parish.
Dennis , Catherine and all children except Ellen move to Williamstown, New Brunswick in 1831.
After William Sauntry dies Ellen Harrigan Sauntry and her 8 children join her parents in Williamstown, new Brunswick between 1851 and 1859
Dennis Sauntry first son married Mary Sullivan in 1866, descendants of this family are found through out the United States
Michael Sauntry the second son married and stayed in New Brunswick he married Margaret McLean in 1864, descendant form this family are found across Canada.
There is a Sauntry YDNA project at www.FTDNA.com there are 4 Sauntry males tested. One from the William & Ellen Sauntry line.
Second Sauntry lineage is John (Jeremiah) Sauntry & Margaret Barry married circa 1850 In Ireland, this descendant lives in the United States.
The other 2 Male Sauntrys tested are from Ireland.
At present the Sauntrys tested matches are all distant from one another, which means the relationship happens before the 1800 paper trail that has been accumulated.
The female lineages being followed for descendants of Michael Sauntry are
MCLEAN, HOGAN,DONAHUE, all of Irish ancestry
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