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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.
From: John S. Quarterman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.