The Abraham Baines family is shown below in the 1851 Census for England, in Preston, Lancashire.
Abraham Baines is the grandfather of James Baines and great grandfather to Alice Baines Ellison.
Note on the census his son Henry, James’s father, is 15 years old and is a joiner. It looks like the next word indicates in cupboards. Joiners were carpenters.
Abraham, spelled Abram on the census, is a labourer, discharger, on the River Ribble. His son James, 17, is doing this also. Thomas’s occupation is listed as corn warehouseman.
The River Ribble is the only river rising in Yorkshire that flows westward and empties into the Irish Sea. A large Viking silver hoard was found on the river banks, near Preston, in 1840.
Here are some pictures I found of the River Ribble:
Below is James Baines, age 45 years, on West Twelve Mile Rd in what is now Berkley, but then called Royal Oak Township in 1920:
Below are photographs with people I cannot all identify. They were taken in August 1929. In many of them are James Baines and his wife Elizabeth Ellen and I think it is James and Elizabeth sitting in front of the car? Please let me know if you can id any of the others!
Two photographs of girls. Do you know who they are? Umbrella girl photo says “Miss Highty Tighty” on the back:
Jim & Harold Ellison discussing Detroit Free Press carrier salesmanship:
James A Ellison with daughters. Judith on one swing and he is pushing Jacqueline. Back reads “Family Reunion September 1946” :
On the back of photograph: Fairmont, WV Xmas 1917
Left to Right Back Row: James Baines, Elizabeth Ellen Baines, Harold Ellison, Alice Ellison Front Row: Nellie Baines, wife of Thomas Baines (James Baines brother) with three of their children
On Back of Photograph: Carmicheals, PA 1918
Left to Right: Nellie Baines with Marie and Bill Baines, Elizabeth E Baines with her dog, James Baines
James & Elizabeth Baines were the parents of Alice Baines who married Harold D. Ellison. James & Elizabeth along with Alice came to America in 1911. Alice was 13 years old when they immigrated.
As you can see, James was 26, Elizabeth 27 and Alice, 3. James was a Carpenter and all three were born in Lanes, Preston, Lancashire, England.
This census came from ancestry.com.