Millions of men and women from around the world have decided to immigrate to the United States of America. Most of those immigrants have immigrated but some did not. Some either didn't pass the medical exam so they would have to be sent home because they could be contagious. Most immigrants came to the United States because they needed a job or their home land was out of food or water. Immigrants could only bring what they could carry because they were responsible for what they brought.
My great, great, great, great grandfather, Thomas Charles Baker, born on March 4th 1830 migrated from Nottingham England to the United States in 1850. He left England from Liverpool around the end of July, arriving in New York in September of 1850. The trip took approximately 7 weeks. After being here for a while he was asked to return to England to receive part of an inheritance. He did not go back because the trip was too long.
During his first 10 years here he got married and lived in Richfield Township. He worked as an engineer on saw and gristmills. He also worked for Governor Carpo of Michigan.
He married first on September 18th 1851 to Mary Jane Fenner of Otisville, Mi. She died October 24th 1876. He remarried and his second wife died on February 15th 1916. He then moved to Des Moines, Iowa to live with his daughter.
Thomas Charles Baker died November 17th 1920. He was 90 years old.
My great, great, great, great, grandfather Sutherby brought a cup with him from England to America. During his migrating trip his wife died on the ship. Boat trouble caused them to return to England. Eventually he started the trip again with his 2 children and made it to the United States
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