__ | __| | | | |__ | _Reuben Hampton TOLLE _| | (1772 - ....) m 1798 | | | __ | | | | |__| | | | |__ | | |--Lovey H. TOLLE | (1800 - ....) | __ | | | __| | | | | | |__ | | |_Sarah TARLETON _______| (1777 - ....) m 1798 | | __ | | |__| | |__
still living - details excluded
In 1855 census, Argyle NY, district 2, Elizabeth McDougall age 64, son William age 35, Samuel Tomb age 17, and Martha Tomb, aunt, age 50. 1865 census notes Elizabeth bore 9 children, only 6 accounted for . On the 1865 census there is also an Anna L. McDougall age 17 listed as her grandchild. This might be Anna O. McDougall, daughter of John B. by his first wife.
In the early research notes of Dr. Hugh Calvin Rea of Charlotte, NC, Martha is given the surname of Tomlin or Tomblin and she was supposedly from near Indian Trail, Union Co., NC. Dr. Rea's notes were so confusing that I discarded them early on. Dates used for birth and death of Martha were estimated and included in the notes of Tom Rea of San Francisco, CA.
Date of death was estimated by Tom Rea but, at this late date, I can't find the notes referring to this event.
There has been a lot of speculation amongst researchers as to the identity of Martha, who married John Rea, Sr. Surnames of Tomlin or Tomblin, Little, Farmer and McCrary have all been considered but there is no real proof for any of those names. The marriage date of 1755/56 is estimated from the birth of the first son, David, in 1757.
October Session 1784. Ordered that Letters of Administration on the Estate of Robert Lewis, deceased, issue to Martha Lewis and David Rea, Administratrix & Administrator who comes into Court and Qualifies and enters into Bond with Samuel Flenniken and James Osborn who were Bound in the Sum of 600 pounds.
In consequence of a situation and Refusal to attend on the same and a Warrant from this Court to compel the appearance of Robert Lewis and Martha his wife other Securities on their Administration of the John Rea deceased Estate by Information made to this Court is likely to be embezled.
Daughter of the late Clement du Torraux of Gilliarin, parish of Promasin.
_____________________ | _____________________| | | | |_____________________ | _Ambrose Jackson TORREY _| | (1831 - 1901) | | | _____________________ | | | | |_____________________| | | | |_____________________ | | |--Annie Baird TORREY | (1858 - 1892) | _John BAIRD _________+ | | (1760 - 1808) m 1783 | _George BAIRD _______| | | (1801 - ....) | | | |_Mary BOCKOVEN ______+ | | (1765 - 1853) m 1783 |_Sarah Caroline BAIRD ___| (1834 - 1913) | | _____________________ | | |_Catherine CROWELL __| | |_____________________
Frances Tough was a widow when she married Edward Stebbins, circa 1628. Her first husband was Sampson Chester and her second husband was Thomas Smith. See TAG 30:193-204. Sampson Chester was the brother of John Chester, who married Dorothy Hooker, sister of Thomas Hooker. See TAG 30:193-96.
Inventory taken 23 December 1673 by Thomas Bull & Robert Webster. Will dtd 20 May 1670, with a codicil added on 12 November 1673.
Frances was the daughter of Ralph Tough of Burrough-on-the-Hill, Leicestershire; widow of Sampson Chester and Thomas Smith (see TAG 30:193-204).
Some accounts call her Fornier (Fournier?) instead of Tournier. Whatever her name, the version that places her date of birth in 1752 cannot be correct, since her son Jean Louis was born in that year!
She was present at the baptism of her granddaughter Maria Georgina, daughter of William Power and Susanne Aubert de Gaspé, in 1832. She signed her name "Eliza Power". One secondary source gives her name as Tory. The Library and Archives of Canada transcribed her name in an extract of the 1829 marriage of William Power as Torrey, but the script could equally well be read as Tovig, the version most often cited. Another possible reading is Tovey, which can also be interpolated from the clearly-written spelling Tovay, on the 1818 census of the parish of Notre-Dame de Québec, where she is listed as the widow of the "Ecuyer" (i.e., Squire) Michael Power, age 47, with her son "Guillaume", age 19, also in the household. The spellings similar to Torey might come from a hypothetical obituary of her son William in 1860, presumed to be the source of the biographical sketches. Until the "family record" surfaced (see below), we knew of no other document containing her name. It seems likely that something more will eventually be found in the records of the notaries of Quebec.
In 1818, she and her son were living in the household of Isaac Gingras, on the south side of the rue Richelieu, in the parish of Notre-Dame de Québec.
Confirmation of her name was found in a photograph of a leaf from a "family record" (likely from a family bible), attached to several family trees on Ancestry.com, on which we find the following text: "Elizabeth Tovey, Widow Power and Paternal Grand-Mother of the Children in the preceding page, died at Charlesbourg (aged 80 years) on the 18th January 1857 and was interred in the Cholera burying ground near the St. Louis Road, Quebec, on the 21st of the same month." The whereabouts of this document and of the remainder of the "family record" are unknown.
The family name also appears as Towne or Towns.
Much of the information about this family was collected by Charles A. Towne, whose papers are on 37 reels of microfilm at the Family History Library. Shirley Drury Patterson, well-known researcher for the Towne Family Association, gave me this synopsis (personal communication, 23 apr 2005): "In 1907, Martha (Town) Marcy, born in 1842, gave information from a bible or family records to Charles A. Towne, an early Towne researcher. She gave her grandmother as Nancy McDougall born in Argyle, NY; and all of the children's names in the order of their births, plus other information about their marriages, etc."
_________________________ | _Edward TOWN ________| | (1756 - 1830) m 1793| | |_________________________ | _Edward TOWNS _______| | (1803 - 1863) m 1828| | | _Ronald MCDOUGALL _______+ | | | (.... - 1809) | |_Nancy MCDOUGALL ____| | (1775 - 1850) m 1793| | |_Euphemia (Effie) _____ _ | (.... - 1809) | |--Caroline TOWNS | (1833 - 1916) | _________________________ | | | _____________________| | | | | | |_________________________ | | |_Eliza Ann HAYWARD __| (1813 - 1897) m 1828| | _________________________ | | |_____________________| | |_________________________
_William Wallace TOWNS _+ | (1848 - ....) m 1878 _Edward Charles TOWNS _| | | | |_Elizabeth SPENCER _____ | m 1878 _Edward Cramer TOWNS _| | | | | ________________________ | | | | |_______________________| | | | |________________________ | | |--Charles TOWNS | | ________________________ | | | _______________________| | | | | | |________________________ | | |______________________| | | ________________________ | | |_______________________| | |________________________
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