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Re: St. Clair conundrum!

Please accept my profuse thanks for your insight.  The 1900 census further
confuses things by having Daniel St. CLAIR's father b. VA and his mother b.

Thanks again,

-----Original Message-----
From: John S. Quarterman <jsq@mids.org>
To: sinclair@zilker.net <sinclair@zilker.net>
Date: Monday, April 13, 1998 5:44 PM
Subject: Re: St. Clair conundrum!

>>My ancestor is Daniel H. St. CLAIR, b. abt. 1833 in IL, d. Aft. 1900 in
>>Tulare County, CA.  He m. Elizabeth ______ abt. 1870.  Their children:
>>Charles, Annie Pearl (my g. grandmother), Nellie, Frank, Maybelle, Mary,
>>Winifred, Leslie St. CLAIR.
>>Problem:  The Tulare, CA census shows Daniel ST.CLAIR b. 1833 in IL with
>>parents both b. in Germany!  How can this be?  Isn't ST. CLAIR a Scottish
>>surname?  There is a tradition in our family that someone in the St. CLAIR
>>family was adopted.  Anyone who can shed light on my ancestor and his
>>ancestors will be profusely thanked!
>A lot of Scots fought in continental wars.  One of Prince Henry's
>ancestors died fighting with the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania,
>for example.  This could be a similar situation.