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The Humphrys family was to be devastated, firstly in 1874 by the death of the second son, Alfred, only 16, then in 1875 Isabella died in the childbirth of a daughter, Elizabeth, who did not survive.Jesse was left with a young family of 6 children ranging from 3 to 18 years of age.Two families went to the Burra region, one family to the Kingston area. John and July Thomas and family, emigrated in 1849 to Burra.
John was shrewd enough to realise that a better life was to be had on the land, and as the government was surveying and selling off the land around Burra, he invested his Burra Mines income in land north of Burra, near Mt Bryan.
The second daughter Jane Thomas was to marry a Henry Collins, and that branch of the family would go on to create the world famous Collinsville Merino Stud near Mt. The eldest daughter Julia, however was to marry a young Cornish miner, Luke Teddy, who turned out to be a not so successful farmer, but a popular character.
He had a Wood and Chaff business and was also an enthusiastic member and elder of the Wesleyan Church at Burra.
The youngest of the Teddy family was a Mary Teddy, a talented church organist, and later to marry Elijah Thorn Humphrys, a farmer of Hanson and Farrell Flat. James and Hannah Flower were small farmers and butchers who emigrated from Timsbury, England with their children to Adelaide in 1854.
Jesse Humphrys and his sons and daughters farmed the Hanson property until 1909, Jesses death, he divided the Stony Gap, the Hanson and the Clare properties between his sons and daughters.