Laurance SKEER (SKEAR) only child
 [S173] History of the King Family in Flanders & America 1300's - 1980
It's late at night, and I've stumbled upon you genealogy website, Delaware Diamonds.
It is only recently, that I have traced back my Lum genealogy to the Cecil County, MD area.
Seems the problem was, the census record taker's messy handwriting. An astute genealogy friend, cracked the code. Seems that
the family had been written as LIEM, so no on has ever gotten back too far. Found it through Soundex, 1850. Just a sloppy open 'u'
it seems, and the door was opened! Or closed, for a long time!
My mother is a Lum, who really knew nothing of her family. (Philip Lum divorced my grandmother after a short time).
AND, Philip had been married previously, and had 2 children, who mom met this year, for the first time. She did not know they
existed, until her father's death.
So NOW, finally, I have a few that are interested in what I am doing, research wise.
It really seems, that NO ONE is researching the Lums. They sort of are around Cecil County, over the years.
Only 'biggie' I find, is Rachel Hyland marrying Jacob Lum. Which in turn, I learned, about Hylands! Maybe I can can a Hyland
interested in it all.
Now, I have traced back to Michael Lum, born 1710, apparently christened or married in St Mary Anne's church. Seems that
Nicholas Hyland was a founding member of the same church.
Last night, I found reference, under a Swedish site, to St Mary Anne's church, as starting out with some Swedes.
This is what gets me. Michael Lum 'appears' in 1710, with no definite parents. Some literature 'guesses, perhaps a Samuel Lum was
his father." Perhaps there is something through this church that could give me this clue.
AND, a crazy AND, at that! There was a family, who was in Cecil County, in the 1600's by the last name of LOM. And then they
disappear. Then there is Michael LUM, in 1710, same place, in a church, part Swedish, part English.
Perhaps you know someone searching along the same lines. Or someone, who enjoys a new challenge!
See, I never lived in the Mid Atlantic, spent most of my life in Florida. So what I find, is from the net.
I am going to add some things at the bottom here, for reference. (You're either going to say, "Oh, COOL", or, "YIKES"!
Anna LornC born 1641, At Sea
Beata born 1643, New Sweden died 1689, Upland, Chester, PA
Catherine born Abt 1628, Roslagen died Bef 1674, Cecil Co, MD
Christina born Abt 1645 died After 1678
Helena (Ella)P,S,C born 1650 died 1720, Gloucester Co, NJ
Mans SvenssonP,P,S,S born Abt 1580, Sweden died Abt 1653, New Sweden, PA
MargaretP,S,C born 1626, Roslagen, Sweden died 12 Feb 1702,
Maria born Abt 1652
Peter Mansson born Abt 1638, Roslagen died 1677, Cecil Co, MD
Sven Mansson born Abt 1648 died 1685, Blockley Twp
Re: Philip Lum
5/5/2002 11:50:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time
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I finally heard from my nephew. He apparently has a LUM genealogy as he referred to it. From that he listed the following information
which would support the information you listed in the 1880 census and the 1910 census you previously mentioned.
Joseph Alexander Lum married Margaret Gaigle. They had a son, Philip Jacob Lum, born 8/18/1836 died 11/4/1906. This Philip
married Ellen Malone in St. Michael's Church 2nd ST. Philedelphia. They had 2 sons:
1. Joseph A. Lum born Aug 21, 1863 and 2. Philip Jr born 2/15/1868. He suggested that your grandfather might be the son of this
Philip. The dates would make him in his mid-twenties when your grandfather was born, so quite logical.
Did you notice that there is a Robert Cunningham on Rootsweb who is researching the LUM family. He is connected with my
nephew's family. Why don't you contact him if you haven't already.
My nephew doesn't have any knowledge or direct information re your Philip.. Maybe you can put this into the puzzle and eventually
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Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Philip Lum
My friend is taking this personally! He just HAS to find answers!
SO here's a little more that I have found.
And THIS Philip was listed with dad being born in DE ( we KNOW the census stuff is never incorrect!). Yet the ASSUMED Dad,
Alexander, is listed being born in MD. OF course all a stone's throw.
OH, how I wish I lived near Philly! But stuck down here in Miami!
1910 CENSUS Philadelphia
Age: 42 State: PA
Color: W Enumeration District: 0280
Birth Place: Pennsylvania Visit: 0011
County: Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Relation: Head of Household
Other Residents: Wife Elizabeth 41, Ireland
Daughter Mary 19, Pennsylvania
Son Phil J 17, Pennsylvania
Daughter Gertrude 14, Pennsylvania
Daughter Josephine 11, Pennsylvania
Son Frances 04, Pennsylvania
Son Edward 11, Pennsylvania
>From the 1880 Census Philadelphia
Philip LUM Self M M W 43 PA Occ: Stable Boss Fa: DE Mo: PA
Ellen LUM Wife F M W 42 IRE Occ: Keeps House Fa: IRE Mo: IRE
Jos. A. LUM Son M S W 16 PA Occ: At School Fa: PA Mo: IRE
Phil. J. LUM Son M S W 12 PA Occ: At School Fa: PA Mo: IRE
Alexander Lum 1850 (listed as Leim) Upper Ward Manayunk
Alexander 38 MD Saw Grinder $1200
Margaret 33 Pa
Dear Mr. Newman--
Lums Pond was, indeed, named for the Lum family, which owned the pond and a
significant amount of property on both sides during much of the 19th
century. Lum family owners of the property included John Lum, his son who
was also named John, I. A. Lum (as shown on the 1849 Rea & Price map of New
Castle County), and C. A. Lum (as shown on the 1868 Beers Atlas map of
Pencader Hundred). Lums Mill House is still standing, though in poor
condition. Part of this house was probably built about 1725, with a second
story added to a one story wing after 1809.
I hope this information will be of use to you.
Cara Lee Blume
Cultural Heritage Program Manager
Cultural and Recreational Services Section
Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation
This is what the soundex pulled up. Alttatched file is a census
State: PA Year: 1830
County: Philadelphia County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule
Township: Germantown Township Page: 110
Database: PA 1830 Federal Census Index
I just received in the mail today, some record from Cecil Co. MD, but they don't seem too helpful.
The only thing that might be, is an Isaac A. Lum b. June 11, 1813...died Nov.. 11, 1892.
This was in the area of Chesapeake City, MD.
I just wonder, since Alexander Lum was born about 1812 or so, if this person was a sibling.
Oh, and this from the Colonial Families of Eastern Shore of Maryland....
Jacob Lum b 1743 or 48...died 1829 married Rachel Hyland
John b 1771
Isaac (hmmm!) b 1773
Michael b 1775
Ann b 1780
Edward b 1782
Millicent b 1786
Julia b 1787
Elizabeth b 1793
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