My great uncle John Hill disappears from the Census Returns in Swansea,
Wales UK after 1861 but I was never able to find a record of him elsewhere
in the UK, nor a death record for him. What I did come across with old
family papers, were 2 photos, one of a young couple, unnamed, and another
from the same studio of 2 children with Otto and Bertie Hill written on
the back. The photographer was in Monmouth Illinois. It had obviously
been sent back to Wales from the US. These photos could have been of John
and his wife and their children, but there was another missing uncle and
some missing cousins too, so there seemed no way of identifying them.
I am going to send separately to you the photographs which helped
my research, which you may like to add to your photo collection. The couple
are obviously John (Jack) and Lucy (nee Frankliln) Hill, the boys are
Bertie and Otto. I see from the Census returns that Bertie was short for
Gilbert which was a family name from way back. The last Gilbert would
have been John's great grandfather.
Mary Daley (Mrs), Swansea, West Wales UK MDaleyswan@aol.com