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James Muffett

Male before 1838 - 1918  (> 79 years)


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  • Name James Muffett  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Birth 23 November 1838  New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • This is in error - IGI lists birth in Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
    Born before 5 December 1838  of, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 5 December 1838  Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 6 June 1841  Cowbit Bank, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Cowbit Bank, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
      John       Muffett   30   Brickmaker   N
      Mary Muffett 25 Y
      Robert Muffett 5 Y
      James Muffett 2 Y

      and on next page
      Cowbit Bank, Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
      Charles    Muffett   55   Brickmaker   N
      Hannah Muffett 55 N
      Thomas Muffett 15 Brickmaker N
      Charlotte Muffett 13 ?
    Immigration 1844  [4
    Census 26 July 1870  Chester Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Township of Chester in the County of Burlington State of New Jersey enumerated 29th day of July 1870
      Page 38
      Muffett   James     30  M  W   Brickmaker      England (mother and father born overseas)
      Muffett Susan 24 F W Keeping House New Jersey
      Muffett Thomas 10/12 M W New Jersey (father born overseas)
    Census 10 June 1880  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Philadelphia in the County of Philadelphia, State of Penna enumerated 10th day of June 1880
      Supervisor District No 1 Enumeration Dist No 464 Page 22
      Muffett   James      W  M  41            M   Huckster        England      England      England
      Muffett Susan W F 34 Wife M Keeping House N Jersey N Jersey N Jersey
      Muffett Thomas W M 10 Son S School N Jersey England N Jersey
      Muffett Lizzie W F 8 Daughter S School Penna England N Jersey
      Muffett Ida May W F 4 Daughter S Penna England N Jersey

    Census 5 June 1900  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Philadelphia in the County of Philadelphia, State of Penna enumerated 5th day of June 1900
      Supervisor District No 1 Enumeration Dist No 464 Page 22
      Muffett   James      Head  W  M  Nov 1837  63  M  31       Carpenter        England    England    England
      Muffett Susan Wife W F Nov 1845 55 M 31 5 4 Keeping House N Jersey N Jersey N Jersey
      Burton Ida Daur W F Jul 1874 25 M 2 1 1 Penn England N Jersey
      Burton Joseph A SonLaw W M Nov 1874 25 M 2 Bookkeeper Penn Penn Penn
      Muffett Joseph A Son W M Aug 1885 15 S Clerk Penn England N Jersey
      Burton Laurence A G Son W M Nov 1899 6/12 S Penn Penn Penn
      James Immigrated in 1844 and has been in USA 56 years
      Susan has had 5 children, 4 are still living, Ida has had 1 child still living

    Census 21 April 1910  Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Philadelphia in the County of Philadelphia, State of Penna enumerated 21st April 1910
      Supervisor District No 1 Enumeration Dist No 645 Page 12A
      Burton    J Allen    Head  M  W  34  M1  12       Bookkeeper Printing Co    Penn       Penn       Penn
      Burton Ida M Wife F W 34 M1 12 2 2 Penn England Penn
      Burton Lawrence A Son M W 10 S Penn Penn Penn
      Burton Elizabeth M Dau F W 3 S Penn Penn Penn
      Muffett Susan MIL F W 64 M1 46 4 4 Penn Penn Penn
      Muffett James FIL M W 81 M1 46 Carpenter House England England England
      James Immigrated in 1846
      Ida has had 2 children 2 still living, Susan has had 4 children, 4 are still living

    Died 30 April 1918  Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 2 May 1918  Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I73541  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 28 February 2009 

    Father John Muffett,   b. about 1809, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Mary Fairbanks,   b. about 1816, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13984  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Susan Day,   b. November 1845, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. before 16 January 1924  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1869  [4
    Children 
    +1. Thomas F Muffett,   b. 10 August 1869, Mount Holly, Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 March 1921, Bristol, Bucks Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     2. Lizzie Muffett,   b. about 1872, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Ida May Muffett,   b. about 1876, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Joseph A Muffett,   b. August 1885, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F51449  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1841 British Census for Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
    1841 British Census for Spalding, Lincolnshire, England
    2 facing pages of the census show 2 families of Muffetts. On the left John Muffett, aged 30 with his wife Mary and sons Robert and James. On the right Charles Muffett aged 55 with his wife Hannah and children Thomas aged 15 and Charlotte aged 13. It’s possible, but not proven that Charles is John’s father - the ages fit, and the fact that both are Brickmakers makes the connection more likely too.
    1870 US Federal Census for Chester Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA
    1870 US Federal Census for Chester Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA
    Census shows James Muffet, with his wife Susan, and 10 month old son Thomas.
    1880 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
    1880 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
    Census shows James Muffett, born in England, with his wife Susand, and 3 children Thomas aged 10, Lizzie aged 8 and Ida May aged 4.
    1900 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
    1900 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
    Census shows James Muffett with wife Susan. They have their daughter Ida with her husband Joseph Burton and their child Lawrence living with them, and their son Joseph A Muffett living with them.
    1910 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
    1910 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA
    Census shows J(oseph) Allen Burton as head of household with wife Ida (Muffett) and their 2 children Lawrence and Elizabeth, and Ida’s parents James and Susan Muffett living with them.

  • Notes 
    • In the 1870 census he was a Brick maker in Chester Township, Burlington County, NJ. In later census records he was listed as a carpenter.

      Bucks County Gazette July 16, 1903.
      James Muffett and wife and Joseph Burton, wife and son Lawrence, of Philadelphia were visiting Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Muffett and family on Sunday.

      January 22, 1909
      Mr & Mrs. James Muffett, formerly of this township, now living in Philadelphia spent last week with their son Thomas F. Muffett, 133 Buckley Street. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S1961] Clan Moffat Society Lineage Sheet, submitted by Elizabeth Craven.

    2. [S2041] IGI from FamilySearch.org.

    3. [S2045] 1841 British Census for Spalding, Lincolnshire, England.

    4. [S2057] 1900 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    5. [S2048] 1870 US Federal Census for Chester Twp., Burlington Co., New Jersey, USA.

    6. [S2056] 1880 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    7. [S2058] 1910 US Federal Census for Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., Pennsylvania, USA.

    8. [S2064] Register Report for John Muffett, submitted by Elizabeth Craven.


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