I'm looking for my husband's great grandfather. Job Jenkins who came from Pontlytoon, Wales around 1881 with his wife Hannah Minton Jenkins. They had two sons in Wales, Lee & John who died in a measel epidemic. Hannah was pregnant with their third child when they immigrated to America. They lived in the Allegheny City Section of Pittsburgh, PA which is now called the North Side of Pittsburgh.
She had a son in 1882 naming him Edward Garfield. The family story was that she saw President Garfield's funeral train passing through Pittsburgh, PA when she was in labor and said if her baby as a boy, she'd name him after the President. However, when I researched this, the dates do not mesh.
Later Hannah had 2 more sons, William Lee and another John. I do not have their birth dates, yet. Job & Hannah moved to Follansbee, West Virginia where Job worked in the Follansbee Steel Mill. Hannah was the cook for the executives of the company and their guests. She was well know for her cooking abilities.
Later, Job went out west to the mines, leaving his wife and children in West Virginia. I do not know which state he went to, nor the name of the mine, nor what kind of mine he worked for. Job was murdered in an ambush while bringing the payroll to the mine. I do not have the date of his murder, nor where he is buried.
Nothing is known of their son John. I have a picture of Hannah in 1932 with her grandson Alan Minton, his wife Jessie, and their oldest son, Alan Lee Jenkins. I also have her funeral bill which her grandsons, Alan & Lee paid. On the bill, it had her name as Hannah Boyd Jenkins. I haven't found out why her middle name was changed from Minton to Boyd.
So, I want to find out these things: Where Job went in the west, including the mine he worked for and the place of his death and burial; Any information about John Jenkins; and Why & when Hannah's middle name was changed from Minton to Boyd. Thanks!