Charlotte Emline Nye

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Charlotte Emline Nye (Osborne)

Birthplace: Leigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Utah, United States
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rueben Osborne and Charlotte Osborne
Wife of John Cotton Nye and Unknown Eggleston
Mother of James Nye; Osborne Reuben Nye; John Sylvestus Nye; Charles Ashton Nye; Ephraim Hesmer Nye and 2 others

Managed by: John H. Nye
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Charlotte Emline Nye's Timeline

February 11, 1817
Leigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom

Family records in possession of authors show Charlotte was born at Tunbridge Wells, but the 1851 Census of Tonbridge (enumeration district 2B, p.17) and the Birth Certificate of Osborne Nye (Victoria Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 1854, #2692) both show she was born in Leigh.

November 2, 1834
Age 17
Wateringbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom
October 28, 1835
Age 18
Leigh, Kent, England, United Kingdom
April 21, 1840
Age 23
Wiltshire, Kent, England
December 17, 1842
Age 25
Age 27
- 1851
Age 33
Portland, Victoria, Australia

John and Charlotte Nye and the first six children left England to find a better life in Australia, landing in Portland, Victoria in 1851 after 3 months at sea.

During the Australian gold rush, the family leased a home in Warrnambool and a farm in Wangoom, Victoria and began hauling goods from the port to the gold mines in Ballarat and Bendigo, becoming quite prosperous.

Age 34
- 1858
Age 40
Beechworth, Victoria, Austrailia

Suddenly, in 1858, the family made the momentous decision to sell everything they owned and start walking to Sydney with a goal of migrating to the USA. Halfway to Sydney they became bogged down by the weather and spent the winter in Beechworth, Victoria. Misfortune befell them, the family split up, and some headed for South America while the others made plans to go to California.

- 1860
Age 40
San Fransisco, CA, USA

Two years later the family was reunited near San Francisco, California, and travelled by wagon train to Utah.