1. DIMMACK, Unknown
2. DIMMOCK, James & BARNSLEY, Sarah
DIMMOCK, Ephraim Sr. 1
- Born: Cir 1841, Rowley, Staffordshire, ENG 2 3 4 5
- Marriage: BUCKNALL, Harriett
- Died: 1886-1900 at age 45
Another name for Ephraim was DIMOCK, Epream.5
It is highly likely that this Ephraim is related to my Dimmack line. I believe this to be true because my father said he had family in Wheeling, West Virginia because he had 2nd cousins in Ohio named Albert and Ephraim whom came from there.
Ephraim was a rag and junk dealer in the Wheeling town directories. He lived at 39 20th St. in 1888 and at 84 19th St. in 1890. He had Albert and Ephraim living with him in the 1888 diretory, suggesting that they were sons. Ephraim can be verified as the son of this Ephraim in his death certificate dated 1944. Albert can be verified as his brother in the 1920 census records for Montgomery Co., Ohio.
He and his wife were born in England and had at least one child, Ephraim born in Bilston, England. According to their son, Ephraim's obituary, they emigrated to America when Ephraim was 11 calculating that to be about 1883/4.
They are in the 1881 census for England before they emigrated with much of the information on this family coming from this source. He was a scrap iron dealer like his Benjamin Dimmack. According to this census he was born in Adenhill, England and had his children in Bilston, Staffordshire, England. This verifies that his son Ephraim was born in Bilston, and not Bristol as a family member reported in Ephraim Jr.'s death record. Ephraim Sr. and his family lived on 118 Pinfold St., Darlaston, Stafford, Eng in this 1881 census.
I'm fairly certain that I have found Ephraim as a child living with his parents, James and Sarah Dimmock in the 1851 census. In it, it gives his birthyear the same as the 1881 census and his birthplace instead as Rowley, co. Worcestershire, England. I am unable to find either Adenhill in Staffordshire or Rowley Regis on current maps of Worcestershire, but I suspect that Rowley Regis would have been more accurate as that is where his parents were still living when Ephraim was a boy. Towns in that border area changed hands often as to what counties they were in. I believe this to be the same family because his brother Alfred was the next child born after him matching the age of his brother Alfred that moved to West Virginia and their likely brother Joseph that I had connected into this family earlier.
It appears that Ephraim Sr. died before 1900 as Harriet Dimmick is in the 1900 census for Marshall Co., West Virginia with sons Ephraim, Frank and Arthur. Her eldest son, Albert and daughters are no longer living at home. Marshall is the county bordering Ohio County on the south and was originally formed from Ohio County, West Virginia.
To summarize, we know the names of their children from various sources. Ephraim Jr. has his parents verified as Ephraim and Harriet in his death certificate. His brother is Albert in the 1920 census records for Ohio. Ephraim, Frank, and Aurthur are listed as Harriet's sons in the 1900 West Virginia census. Then two other daughters are listed by exact birth place in England in another descendants research. They were born just two miles from where Ephraim was born in England. These siblings names are mostly verified in Ephraim Jr.'s obituary. 2
Ephraim married Harriett BUCKNALL, daughter of George BUCKNALL and Mary Ann CLARK. (Harriett BUCKNALL was born in Aug 1849 in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, ENG 3 6 and died after 1900 of Franklin District, Marshall, WV, USA.)