My great grandfather Morgan Rees JENKINS was born on 21 January 1873 in Aberdare, Glamorgan. He had one brother called David Jenkins and a sister Mary Jane who died young (1869 Aberdare).
His parents are Thomas David Jenkins (born in 1846, Llanycrwys (sp) and Mary Jones (1851 in Aberdare). They married 28 Feb 1870 in Aberdare.
Morgan Rees and his brother David were raised by their grandparents Morgan and Jane Jones and they are found in the 1871 onwards living in Aberdare.
I am not able to trace any death dates for Thomas and Mary and no one in the family knows why they did not raise their children. They have just simply disappeared after Morgan Rees's birth in 1873.
I have a theory that maybe the mother died and perhaps their father emmigrated but that is just a theory.
If any one can shed light or come up with some suggestions I would be most grateful.
The names I am researching are very common so makes it extra hard to locate anything relevant!