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Hello. I am Nancy (Thrall) Zupan. Sister of John Franklin Thrall. I have some corrections on the US relatives. How would I send them to you? It will be a week or so before I sort them out with the corrections.

I was very excited when I found your site.

Thank You, Nancy

Hello. I have been trying to find anything on Cap't Preston Thrall.

He was born in Brockville, Canada in the spring of 1844, of American parents. As a young boy, the family moved to Ogdensburg, New York, USA. In 1853 the family moved to Pickett Station, (now just Pickett, ) Wisconsin, USA. Later, they moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Preston became a Captain on the tugboat the, "Grant". Later, he built several steamboats and tugboats in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He died in 1933 aged 90. I can't to find his parents names or any information on them or him.

Can anyone help?
Nancy (Thrall) Zupan

A long time since your post. but just in case I have Prestons parents documented as Friend and Betsy Thrall

The following is from the 1880 US Census Index. Hope it helps.

Relation Sex Marr Race Age Birthplace Occ Fa Mo
Preston F. THRALL Self M M W 36 CAN Captain Steamboat CAN CAN
Anna THRALL Wife F M W 32 OH Keeps House OH OH
Maggie DESOTELL Other F D W 27 France Dressmaker France France

Census Place: District 9, Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin
Source: FHL Film 1255418 National Archives Film T9-1418 Page 133C