Looking for info on John Kingston. Moved to Kansas in the late 1800's from England.

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My GGrandfather moved to Kansas with 600 dollars from England. He bought a parcel of land he named West Cherry, Kansas. The Indians would steal food from his home when he would go work the fields. He learned to leave food in a bag outside and they stopped stealing from his house. They lived in peace. He also had a mail order bride, name was Ann Tippin also from England. Any help would be appreciated and Thank you in advance!
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John Kingston

England and Wales Census, 1851

Name John Kingston
Event Type Census
Event Date 1851
Event Place Edington, Wiltshire, England
Registration District Westbury
Gender Male
Age 8
Marital Status -
Occupation -
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1843
Birthplace England
Page Number 24
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 1842 / 210
Affiliate Record Type Household

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

Joseph Kingston Head M 37 England
Emma Kingston Wife F 29 England
John Kingston Son M 8 England
Charlot Kingston Daughter F 4 England
Ann Kingston Daughter F 1 England

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England and Wales Census, 1851

Household ID 1740932
Line Number 14
Digital Folder Number 101795798
Image Number 00401

Citing this Record

"England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGZH-74G : 24 July 2016), John Kingston in household of Joseph Kingston, Edington, Wiltshire, England; citing Edington, Wiltshire, England, p. 24, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Thank you!
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Joseph Kingston
England Births and Christenings
Name    Joseph Kingston
Gender    Male
Christening Date    12 Jun 1814
Christening Place    Doulting, Somerset, England
Father's Name    Benjamin Kingston
Mother's Name    Fanny
 No image available
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Indexing Project (Batch) Number    I05327-1
System Origin    England-EASy
GS Film number    1526604
Reference ID    Item 4 p 3 n 20
Citing this Record
"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J9PK-L4T : 30 December 2014), Joseph Kingston, 12 Jun 1814; citing Somerset, England, reference Item 4 p 3 n 20; FHL microfilm 1,526,604.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Not looking for a joseph. My ggf name was John. Thank you!
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Somerset England Marriages 1754-1914

George Kingston married Ann Davis March 21 1871,Theal,Somerset England.

His father listed John Kingston.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (916k points)
Does not match time line for John Kingston to be in Kansas. But Thanks anyway!
I may have jumped the gun as there is a George Kingston on the same census in West Cherry Kansas in 1880
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1871 Census England Census,

George Kingston age 24,Father JohnKingston,Mother, Hester

Theal Parish,Mudgley,Somerset,England.

Note same parish married Ann Davis.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (916k points)
Timeline is not correct, Thank you!
If the info Vivian has provided further down this post proves to be correct regarding John and his brother George (and a sister Sarah) with a mother named Hester, then this entry from Wayne is John's brother in the England 1871 census is also the correct family.  And Wayne's post below is George's immigration info to the US.
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New York Immigration passenger list. 1820-1872

George Kingston and wife immigrated ,arrived April 10-1872

Left Liverpool England on the Ship, City of Montreal.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (916k points)
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Guy

Are we looking for John or George Kingston?  They are both in West Cherry, Kansas on the 1880 census and just to compound things both have wives named Ann or Anna and they're both farmers from England.

George is 32:

George Kingston
United States Census, 1880
Name     George Kingston
Event Type     Census
Event Date     1880
Event Place     West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas, United States
Gender     Male
Age     32
Marital Status     Married
Race     White
Race (Original)     W
Occupation     Farmer
Relationship to Head of Household     Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original)     Self
Birth Year (Estimated)     1848
Birthplace     England
Father's Birthplace     England
Mother's Birthplace     England
Sheet Letter     C
Sheet Number     356
Person Number     0
Volume     1
Household
      
Birthplace
George Kingston     Self     M     32     England
Ann Kingston     Wife     F     27         England
Charles Kingston     Son     M     6     Kansas, United States
Emily Kingston     Daughter     F     4     Kansas, United States
Elizabeth Kingston     Daughter     F     3     Kansas, United States

John is 34:

John Kingston

United States Census, 1880

Name John Kingston
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 34
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation Farmer
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1846
Birthplace England
Father's Birthplace England
Mother's Birthplace England
Sheet Letter C
Sheet Number 356
Person Number 0
Volume 1

Household

Role

Sex

Age

Birthplace

John Kingston Self M 34 England
Ann Kingston Wife F 31 England
Alice Kingston Daughter F 4 Kansas, United States
by Brenda Butler G2G6 Mach 4 (42.2k points)
Actually scratch that, I looked at your profile and I see we're looking for John, but I'm betting that George is his brother or cousin!
They must be related as it was a sparse area back then. My ggf had three girls and one was my grandmother, Iva Leah Pearl Kingston married to Powell. I think Alice married to the Leedy's.  I truly appreciate all your help.
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According to the GRO Index for Births & Deaths for England & Wales (you need to register first - FREE)

John KINGSTON - birth registered in the Sep Qtr 1843 Registration District: Axbridge; Volume No. 10; Page No: 309; Mother's Maiden Surname: CARD.

George KINGSTON - birth registered in the Dec Qtr 1846 Registration District: Axbridge; Volume No. 10; Page No: 335; Mother's Maiden Surname: CARD.

Sarah KINGSTON - birth registered in the Sep Qtr 1849 Registration District: Axbridge; Volume No. 10; Page No: 300; Mother's Maiden Surname: CARD.

FreeBMD has a marriage for John KINGSTON & Hester CARD in Jun Qtr 1842 Registration District: Axbridge; Volume No. 10; Page No: 525.  This marriage is available at Ancestry. 5 April 1842 at Wedmore, Somerset. John KINGSTON, full age, Bachelor, Servant, of Panborough, son of Stephen KINGSTON, Labourer & Hester CARD, full age, spinster, Labourer, of Midgley, daughter of Henry CARD, Labourer.

by Vivian Egan G2G6 Mach 7 (73.5k points)
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The 1880 US Census for the family, records Ann's age as 31, giving  a birth year of 1848/49.

UK Births have two Ann Tippin's, born within six months of each other, and registered in West Derby (Liverpool):

Surname  First name(s)    District  Vol  Page 

 
             

Births Dec 1848   (>99%)
Tippin  Ann    Wt Derby  20 979  

Births Jun 1849   (>99%)
TIPPIN  Ann    W Derby  20 1167  

The 1851 Census for both are : 

 https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGYG-CHG

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:SGBK-TXX

by R W G2G6 Pilot (260k points)
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I looked through the US census info and immigration for John and came up with the following:

1870 census age 27, Farmer, Montgomery City, Kansas.
"United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCJT-7JS : 17 October 2014), Jno Kingston, Kansas, United States; citing p. 14, family 134, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 545,938.

1880 census, age 34, West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF58-XY1 : 14 July 2016), John Kingston, West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 161, sheet 356C, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0390; FHL microfilm 1,254,390.

1890 census - not on Family Search

1900 census aged 57, West Cherry, Kansas
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMY4-G44 : accessed 17 May 2017), John Kingston, West Cherry Township, Montgomery, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 145, sheet 7A, family 124, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,491.

A second John Kingston, aged 53 and from England, wife Anny and three sons are also in West Cherry in 1900:
"United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMYH-N4R : accessed 17 May 2017), John Kingston, West Cherry Township, Montgomery, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 145, sheet 6A, family 103, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,491.

1910 census aged 65, West Cherry, Kansas.  Wife Anne/a has died. Daughter Alice is with him.
"United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2CY-385 : accessed 17 May 2017), John Kingston, West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 192, sheet 7B, family 104, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 449; FHL microfilm 1,374,462.

1920 census aged 76, West Cherry, Kansas. Daughter Alice is with him.
"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFXJ-XTG : accessed 17 May 2017), John Kingston, West Cherry, Montgomery, Kansas, United States; citing ED 203, sheet 3A, line 24, family 51, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 542; FHL microfilm 1,820,542.

John is on the 1870 census so he arrived in the US prior to that.  Some of the other census say 1868 as a year of immigration, so using that date as an approximate I found a 24 yr old John arriving in New York on the Arago.  He's listed as a Cattle Dealer.  The records cover the dates 26 Oct 1867 - 15 Nov 1867.

"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1891," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPJ-5Y25 : 15 April 2015), John Kingston, 1867; citing NARA microfilm publication M237 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm .

by Brenda Butler G2G6 Mach 4 (42.2k points)

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