Nov 15, 2009

William Vine and Mary Ann Gould

William Wine and Mary Ann Gould were married on the 10th of October, 1815 in St. Andrews Church, in the tiny village of Little Snoring, Norfolk, England. Little Snoring is a village in northern Norfolk County, very near the town of Fakenham and approximately 118 miles north, northeast of London. The church itself is one of twenty-four round tower churches still in existence in Norfolk.

Photo St. Andrews Church, Little Snoring, Norfolk, England
Between 1816 and 1835 William and Mary Ann had ten children.  When the youngest child was old enough to travel, likely in or around 1837, the family departed England and immigrated to the United States with all ten children in tow, where they quickly settled in Alden, Erie Co, NY. just outside of Buffalo, NY. They appear in the 1840 Census in Alden, NY with the surname 'Wine'.  They appear again in Alden in the 1850 Census, but by now the surname has changed from 'Wine' to 'Vine'. William was a farmer and butcher.

William died in Alden, NY on Nov 23, 1852 at the age of 65. He is buried in the Alden Evergreen Cemetery, Alden, NY.

William Vine, Alden Evergreen Cemetery, Alden, NY
Photo Credit; © Donna Bonning ( Memorial #27721093

Mary Ann appeared in the 1860 census of Alden, NY and had a nine year old boy named Frank living with her. Frank is still a bit of a mystery. I suspect he is a grandson but that is another mystery to solve. By the time of the Census in 1870, Mary Ann was residing in West Seneca, NY at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Christianna Farthing, wife of James Farthing.

Mary Anne Gould Vine died on the 13th of Feb, 1879 in West Seneca, NY. The following death announcement appeared in the Buffalo Morning Express on the 15th of Feb, 1879;

Buffalo Morning Express, Feb 15, 1879, (p.4)
VINE - Feb 13th, 1879 at the residence of her son in law James Farthing, West Seneca, Mrs. Mary Vine in her 81st year. Funeral from the residence of James Farthing today at 12N. Burial at Alden Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend. Train via Erie Railroad leaves at 3:25 PM

Children of William Wine (Vine) and Mary Ann Gould:
William (1816-1879)
George (1818-1883)
Christianna (1820-1881)
Sarah Ann (1822-1855)
Mary Ann (1825-1884)
James (1826-1899)
Samuel (1828-1902)
Frederick (1830-1909)
Frances Ellen (1832-1909)
Elizabeth (1835-????)

Parents of William Wine (Vine):
Unknown (Another brick wall)

Parents of Mary Ann Gould:
Elizabeth Gould

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