I am looking for information regarding my
g-grandparents, Sarah Keith and Andrew Arthur.
Sarah was the daughter of Charles Keith and Elizabeth Wallace. According to the 1910 Census, Sarah emigrated from Scotland in 1855
and settled in Oxford County. The 1871 Census has her in Huron County. Andrew Arthur was born in Aberdeen, Scotland.
The information in our family bible states that they were married in Ingersoll on December 25, 1855.
There is a bio in the Huron County Historical Atlas that says Sarah and Andrew eloped.
Any information would be appreciated.
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I am researching the Calvin G. Hill family. Son of William B. Hill. I would appreciate hearing from anyone with information
about this family.
Contact: Shelley Havelange - firstname.lastname@example.org
Francis G. Harcourt (Frank) - born 16 April 1895 in Dorset, England and moved to Ontario, Canada sometime after April 1911.
He joined The Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force on Nov 10, 1915. His address at that time was Foldens Corners, Oxford County.
Frank returned to England and married my great aunt, Elsie Pratt in 1918 at Lewes, East Sussex.
They had a son, Francis James Harcourt (James)in 1919, born in Lewes, East Sussex.
Elsie died in Woodstock in 1936, their addresss at that time was 197 Givens St. Woodstock.
James joined the Canadian Army and went to England during WWII and married Ann Lillian Dye in Norwich in 1941 but died in Italy
November 14, 1944. His address at that time was given as 108 Finkle Street, Woodstock.
If anyone has any information of Frank, Elsie or James, I would be very grateful.
Contact: Alison Court - Alison_court@hotmail.com
I would like to correspond with anyone with Thornton genealogies or anyone who is working on the Thornton surname.
I am particularly interested in the following people:
Jeptha Thornton, b.ca.1805-1808 in New York state, resided in Ontario by 1828, married Mariah Lacey.
His son John L. Thornton, b. Aug 1828 in Ontario.
I need names and data on other children. Possibly Mary Thornton, b. 4 Oct 1836, married Charles Ayers. Lucy Thornton, b. 30 May 1832, married Nathan Huntley.
Contact: Mary Lou Drew, 4824 Waterman Rd., Vassar, Michigan, USA, 48768
Mary (1857-1938) daughter of George & Jane (Pepper) Gillan married Thomas Hugo (1856c-1915-6).
1911 they lived at 646 Francis St., Woodstock. Their children are believed to be: Edward (1884c-?),
Delbert (1886c-1938), Alice Maud (1887-1887), Norah (1888c-1893) & Thomas (1889-1889). Edward & his wife,
Leatta Boxell moved to Manitoba then Saskatchewan. Thomas Sr., Delbert & Maud are buried in Beachville Cemetery.
I would like the full date for Mary's death as well as their marriage date. I would also be interested in
corresponding with others searching the same families.
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George Gillan (son of Sarah &?) married Jane Pepper, daughter of George. George was born 1826c,
Ireland & died May 26, 1896, MI. Jane was born Feb 02 1831, ON. She died Feb 13, 1917, Muskegon, Muskegon Co.,
MI. It is believed they had 11 children as follows: Samuel, Mary, Lucinda, Martha, Jane (I), Sarah, Margaret,
Jane/Jennie, Elizabeth, Alice & Emma. 1861 they were in Glanford Tp., Wentworth Co. & 1861-1881 some were still
in S. Norwich Tp., Oxford Co. At various times it appears most of their family including George & Jane left for
Michigan. Mary & her husband Thomas Hugo (Woodstock area); Lucinda & husband John Stinchcombe (London area) as
well as Margaret & husband George Truckle (Tillsonburg area) all remained in Ontario. I would like to locate the
marriage for George & Jane, likely about 1852. I am also interested in locating Jane's ancestors.
Contact: Elaine Culling - firstname.lastname@example.org
Alanson Clark (English) was born Mar. 05, 1799 in NY State and died Jan 10, 1878. His wife,
Hannah Thomas was born Dec 29 1802 in New Hampshire, USA and died Sep 03 1872. Both died in Blenheim Twp.,
Oxford Co. and are buried in Riverside Cemetery. The family was 1st. in Erin Twp., Wellington Co. and by 1851
had moved to Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co. They had three known children: Frances Almira Clark who married
Henry Daniels; Elizabeth Jane Clark who married David Southwick and Joseph Henry Clark who married Marion Ferguson McCrae.
It is unknown if siblings of either Alanson or Hannah came as well. I would be very interested in hearing from
anyone who can connect to that generation or can supply marriage information for them.
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James Tanner was born 1811-8c, Eng. and it is believed he died in Oct 15 1894 in Isabella Co., MI.
He married Sarah Sumler 1836, Brantford, ON. I have traced most of their ?13 children. It appears the majority of
the family had gone to Michigan at some time. By 1871 the remaining members had left Brantford & were in Norwich,
Oxford Co. A son George Richard married & lived there a short time. Another son, James II, married a 3rd time &
moved to Norwich & died there. I have a 'Tanner' album (pos. 1863c) with mostly unidentified photos from many
places such as Brantford, Norwich, Aylmer, Guelph, Forest, Rockford IL, AU, & Isle of Man. I have a lot of family
info. but am unable to find the 'roots' for James, connections to most of the photos & if he has siblings & if
there was a reason that drew some of the family to the Norwich area. There appear to be lots of Tanners but no
connections or clues.
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My grandfather, Thomas Robinson Stuart b.1874, lived in Tillsonburg, Ontario until he went to Philadelphia, PA
for his university education and remained in the States for his career. His father, John Aaron Stuart, b.1837
m. 1860 Sarah Cameron. They are buried in Tillsonburg so I assume they spent their lives there. Sarah was b.1838, in Chatham.
This is my brickwall: John Aaron Stuart's father was Samuel Stuart, b.1812 in Quebec, married someone with the maiden name of Robinson-----I cannot find his parents or anything more on his wife. I believe he petitioned for land in West Nissouri in 1832, Concession 3, Lot 33, freehold.
The family story is the Stuarts came from Scotland in the 1700s and settled in Jamestown, VA area until the American Revolution. Being loyal to the king they emigrated to Canada.
I would appreciate any information you may have and will be happy to share with you.
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John Wesley Bastinheimer born 1807, Ancaster Twp / Blenheim Twp
Married Elizabeth Case born abt. 1822. They were probably maried 1840 +/- 2 yrs.
Elizabeth Case is listed as John's wife in the 1851 census and they had 2 sons.
John Wesley Bawstinheimer remarried on December 13, 1853 in Oxford County to Jane Innis (Burgess, Guggisberg)
Spelling variations for Bawtinheimer that I have encountered to date:
B'Heimer, Bawtenheimer, Bawtenkencer, Bantinhimes, Bawhuhamen, Boughtenkencer, Bawtrickitrust, Bawtenturner
Contact: Paula Elliott - firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Rod Blaker and I live in Ottawa. I am doing a One Name Study on the name of Blaker, everywhere in the world. If you happen to have run across
a Blaker here or there it would be a singular kindness to let me know the details and I thank you in advance. If I in turn
can be of any help providing you with information as to the various branches of the Blaker people, I would be very pleased to do so.
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Christina Stewart Atkinson Young, North Oxford, Thamesford, died April 23, 1879. Relic of Robert Young. I would like to have a
look-up done in "The Presbyterian Witness" for 1879.
Contact: Walter Young. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh Kennedy & Mary (Dixon) Kennedy emigrated from the Northern part of Northumberland England to Richmond Hill, Markham Township, York County about 1820. In the early 1830's, they moved to Ingersoll, Oxford County for approximately 10 years before moving on to Ilderton and Birr area, London Township, Middlesex County about 1844 purchasing a farm there by 1852 (lot 20, con 12). Hugh & Mary Kennedy had 10 children; 5 born in Markham and 5 born in Ingersoll. A few of the older children married the surnames Snelgrove and Schofield and remained living in Ingersoll. Charles moved back from Birr and had his Dental practice on King St. in Ingersoll. Betsey lived with her older sister in the Schofield home in Ingersoll. Maria moved back to Ingersoll from Birr and became a dress maker.
Husband: Hugh Kennedy b. 1791 Eng d. 1864 Birr, ON
Wife: Mary Dixon b. 1793 Eng d. 1870 Birr, ON
Marriage: March, 1820 Markham, ON
Elizabeth Jane 1821-1893 (married Henry Schofield. Lived in Ingersoll)
John 1823-1903 [1st. married Caroline Mary Parkhurst (Ingersoll) then Rebecca Rowe (Birr). Live in Birr area]
Mary 1828-1909 (married William Rowe. Lived in Birr area)
Haliburton 1832-1909 (married Elizabeth Jackson. Lived in Birr area)
Frances Maria Whilimina 1833-1898 (married Abraham Snelgrove. Lived in Ingersoll)
Hugh Jr. 1835-1889 (married Agnes Wilson and move to Ailsa Craig / Dentist)
Betsey 1837-1857 (Died age 20. Lived with Schofield family in Ingersoll)
Charlotte 1839-1914 (1st marriage. Fowler, 2nd. Hugh McDearmid, 3rd. Thomas B. Uren) (Lived mostly in London)
Charles 1830-1903 (Dentist married Lorain Inglesby. Lived in Ingersoll)
Maria 1844-1871 (died age 27 Ingersoll)
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I am looking for information on:
1: Edwin Underwood b.~1826 and his wife Mary Case b.~1830 in the U.S., possibly New York.
2: William Gillespie b.~1819 in Sutherlandshire, Scotland and his wife, Elisabeth Thompson born in Scotland. I believe that they migrated in 1846 with the rest of William's family.
3: Joseph Matheson/Mathewson b.~1808 in Scotland and his wife Margaret ----? b.~1805 in England.
These people are connected to the Woodrow family of Oxford County.
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SQUIRES / BARBER
Seeking information on Henry Squires and Elizabeth Barber. Henry had properties in both Blandford and Blenheim Townships. He married
Elizabeth Barber, who is my main interest. Elizabeth's mother, 2 brothers and sister came from County Sligo, Ireland and lived in Haysville, Wilmot Township,
Waterloo County. I have been involved with Barber Family history for many years and would be willing to share information with any interested parties related to the Squires/Barber
clan. Elizabeth (Barber) Squires is buried in the St. James Anglican Church Cemetery in Haysville, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County.
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Joseph Bonner and wife Matilda Stephens Bonner. Came to Ontario 1844 with son 's Joseph Bonner and John
Bonner. Joseph Bonner Jr. married Susannah McSloy. He and his family moved to Michigan in 1857. John
Bonner was a dentist and married Elizabeth Gillis died in Ontario, 1910. Please contact Barbara about any
information about this family.
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I am researching a number of branches of my Orr family tree that took root in Southern Ontario around Woodstock in the 1850's.
William Orr (1779-1844) and Janet Brodie (1783-1849) had 10 children; two boys and eight girls.
Five of the girls ended up in Canada, three of them having been married before emigrating.
Some descendants of the Orr girls still remain in the Woodstock area. I am quite interested in contacting them so that I can share information and add to my tree. Below are the names related to each branch of the tree (the first being the spouse of each Orr girl)
Campbell, Craig, Clark, Ross, Moyer, Dean, McKay, Robertson, White, Martin, Hutchison, and Pengelly
Holmes, Ross, Gibbs, Lee, Beaumont, Bate, Connell, Taylor, Husband, Wood, Kilpatrick, Stockwell, Scace, Bassett, Thorpe, Shields, Munro, McFarlane, Sutherland, McArdle, Winsby, Grant and McDougall.
Blackwood and Bain
McLeod, White (x3), Squire, Cameron, Nicholson, Goodwin, Langley, Wilkinson, McMahon, Munro, Higginson and Feiner
Gordon, Ure, Lingborne, Thompson, Sullivan, and McKay
Contact: David Williams
PICKERELL / PICKRELL
Six adults are buried in the Pickerell family plot in the Hillview Cemetery (Section F Row E) in Woodstock. Burial records name two of the individuals but the
others are only identified as 'adult'. Are there any records that would identify the four unknown individuals and where would those records be located. Any suggestions
or leads will be appreciated.
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LLOYD / WALKER
Seeking information about Hannah LLOYD, born 1805,Bucks County, PA, USA, daughter of James LLOYD and Margaret FOLTZ, died 14 June 1884. Her
husband George WALKER, died 6 March 1872, Ingersoll, ON. Any information about the place of burial and any descendants of this couple would be much
Contact: Donna Coffey, firstname.lastname@example.org
MURRAY / ROSS / SHEARDOWN / DOBBIE / SPENCE
Any information on the Family of William Murray (b. 1812, Scotland, d. 1899, West Zorra) and his 2nd wife (m. 1872) Janet Ross (b.1839 Tarbet,
Scotland, d. Embro (John St.) Dec 1908). They adopted (raised) my Grandmother Flossie Murray who married Samuel Sheardown in Crediton in 1917 and
lived in Goderich until her death in 1971. She was born in Oldham, England, July 18, 1881, born as Beatrice Blanche Goodrich Dobbie. She was sent to
Canada with 4 other siblings for adoption between 1882-1886, after the death of her father a Surgeon who was serving in India. Three of the siblings
retained the Dobbie name and were raised in the Guelph area by George and Jeanine Hood. Another sister Annie R B Dobbie was raised in Nissouri West
by Moses and Catherine Sinclair and married Tom Shields and settled near Goderich.
I have found the Murray family on the 1891 and 1901 census and the marriage registration of Wm. & Janet on July 4, 1872. William was about 27 years older than Janet and on the 1891 census his son Donald age 48 was still at home. In 1911 my Grandmother lived on John St. in Embro (boarder) with Rev William D and Lizzie Spence.
My interest lies in any information on the adoption or placement process in the mid 1880's for children in the Oxfrod County area and any info on how the children would have come from England. Also, information on the 1st wife of William Murray and their children including Donald who was living with his dad and stepmother in 1891 noted above.
One sibling that I am still looking for is Agatha Mary Dobbie, b. in Dover, Kent, England abt 1874-1876, she later came to Canada but I have no information.
Email - Bruce Sheardown at email@example.com
Two brothers, Joseph and George and their children, came to Canada in the 1840's and settled in Oxford County. Some of the descendants are
still in Oxfrod County but others moved on to such places as Bracebridge ON, Kitchenere ON, Uxbridge ON, Parkhill ON, Granum AB, High River AB, and
Vancouver BC. Records that I have indicate the children married into the following families in the area: SMITH, BELL, McLEAN, SIM, SUTHERLAND,
THOMSON, WALTON, PATON and BUCHAN.
I am looking for descendants of Edward Albert and Frances Murphy. He was born 1894 and died March 30, 1953. She was born in 1895 and died in 1985.
They had one son J Vernon Murphy. Any information helpful.
Contact: Eileen Clark, 120 First Ave E, Shelburne, ON, L0N 1S0, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIMBY - CROSBY
Thomas Trimby immigrated from England,. Married Jane Crosby c. 1856. A son Joseph born 1858 and daughters Sarah and Jennie all born in Canada.
Family in Port Huron, Michigan in 1870 Census. Have been told family lived in Woodstock. Sarah's death notice listed parents as John and Sarah
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My first ancestor to arrive here [March Township] was Patrick Lahey from Tipperary Ireland. A letter written by him is recorded in Carleton
University author Bruce Elliott's book "The Irish Migrants". I am trying to find out if the "LAHEY" family in Oxford County
are connected to my March Township Lahey family.
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HADDEN / MONTGOMERY
Researching family of ARCHIBALD HADDEN and ELIZABETH WILSON who emigrated from near Ballygawley, County Tyrone, Ireland, to Kingston about
1842. Their daughter HANNAH HADDEN married fellow Irish emigrant GEORGE MONTGOMERY (said to be from County Cavan) in 1844 in Kingston.
The Haddens were members of St. Andrew's Presyterian Church, Kingston, and that church's minister, Rev. John Machar, performed the 1844
marriage ceremony. Archibald HADDEN died by 1851 when his widow Elizabeth, age 63, was living with daughter Hannah and her husband George
MONTGOMERY in Woodstock, Oxford County. Perhaps Archibald died in one of the late 1840's typhus or influenza epidemics. Is he perhaps
buried in Kingston, and his wife Elizabeth in Woodstock? I only have her entry in the 1851 census so far; did she live to be counted in the
1861 census? Any records or information on HADDEN and MONTGOMERY descendants and allied families would be appreciated and I'll be glad to
share further family history
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