John Charleston and his wife, Mary Ann D'Cruz, lived in Calcutta around 1830 to 1900. They had at least 6 children, Elizabeth, Charles, Henry, Jeremiah, John and Ellen. According to a now deceased relative there was a seventh child called Sam, but I have not been able to substantiate this.

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DNA Match

Descendants of Ellen Charleston, Carl or Charles Charleston and John Joseph (Sam) Charleston have all had their DNA analysed which discovered a close match (4th cousin level) between the three family lines.

I believe that these DNA paths must have been from John Charleston through his sons Charles and John(Sam) and Daughter Ellen.

My theory is that Charles Charleston become known as Carl Charlston around the time that he married Ida May Butt or Roach and the person known as Sam Charleston in Calcutta, was known as John Joseph Charleston in USA.