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ABBEY, ADAIR, AKINS, ANDERSON, ANGER, ATHERTON, AVERY, BACON, BAILEY, BAKER, BARDEN, BARNETT, BARNS, BARRON, BASSFORD, BEAM, BEATTY, BELL, BESSEY, BOWMAN, BROADLEYBUCK, BUDGE, BUFTON,


ABBEY --  Robert Came to Pt. Dalhousie 1837-9 from Scotland. Had Drydock there. With wife, Mary,brought 6 sons, 3 daughters and 2 orphaned nephews with them. They were shipbuilders.  I am a GGgrandaughter.

Submitted by : Jean Hannes
Email : gejehannes@prodigy.net


Adair -- I am searching for any information on the surname Sauers/Sayers living in the Niagara Falls area during the 1800's. Thanks.

Submitted by : Linda
Email : lyna@home.com


Akins -- Akins: Seeking information on family of Thomas & Mary Akins b. Ireland, m. 1820, living in Halton on 1861 census. Had AT LEAST sons Hugh and Robert. Seeking other children--and any other relatives of this family; other spellings include Ekins, Eakins, Aikens.

Submitted by : Lynne Uhler
Email : uhler@dim.com


Anderson -- Looking for information on the children of Charles and Ann Nelles Anderson of Grimsby: Margaret b.1794 m.Thomas Adams of St. Catharines, Robert b.1796 m.Delilah Nelles of Grand River, Charles b.1798, Joseph Brant b.1800 m.Mary Moore, Jane b.1802 m.William Stevenson, Elizabeth b.1807 m.Patrick Farley, Hugh Henry b.1811 m.Jane Culter.

Submitted by : Julia Knudsen
Email : mendotreas@pacific.net


Anger -- Loren Anger appeared in 1871 cencus in Bertie Township Family came to NY state in 1877, but I am seeking his parents or link to Loyalist ancestors, thanks.

Submitted by:  S.Foster
Email:  RFoster694@AOL.com


Atherton -- Searching for information about James ATHERTON, born in Bolton, England, @1900-05. Married Edith BUDGE in St. Catharines in 1922. His brothers were Peter and Tom (who died in WWI) and his sisters were Lizzie, Polly, Maggie. Any information will be appreciated.

Submitted by:  L. Atherton
Email:  latherto@gate.net


AVERY -- SEEKING FAMILY HISTORY ON ORVILL AVERY. BORN PRIOR TO 1850. MARRIED TO MARY BUCHNER. SONS LEWIS E. AVERY BORN IN WELLAND; JAMES D. AVERY MARRIED MIRINDA STODDARD MARCH 10, 1988; DAUGHTER ETHYLN MAY AVERY.

Submitted by : ROSEMARY BARLOW
Email : TRU2HM316@AOL.COM


Bacon -- Sarah Ann Bacon, born December 10, 1838 in Allanburg, Welland co., Ontario, Canada. She had a brother named John, b. 1838. Her father's name was Ira H. Bacon and her mother, Mary Ramsday.  Sarah Ann married Albert Ira Berdan, (b. December 3, 1838) in Charlotteville, Canada on May 24, 1865.
Thanks for any help you can give

Submitted by:  Kay Davis
Email:  kaybdavis@aol.com


Bailey -- Researching Ezra BAILEY.  He is referred to as Ezra Bailey of Willoughby in "Information on Sons and Daughters of UEL"  His wife was Anna WINTERMUTE daughter of Abraham WINTERMUTE who fought wiht Butler's Rangers.   Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Pam Banwart
Email:  mailto:luni5@aol.com


Baker -- Mary A. BAKER married John DEFIELD at Ancaster, Ontario in October 1831. Mary A. BAKER was born at
Rome, NY in Sep 1805. By 1813, her obit states the family was living within the sounds of the guns at the Battle of Lundy's
Lane. After marrying, the couple moved to NY State. In 1837 she left Adrian, Steuben Co., NY by wagon with her daughter
to join her husband at Berrien Springs, MI. CHILDREN: Almira b. abt 1834 NY; John E. b. abt 1842 MI and Sarah B. b.
abt 1842 MI. BROTHER: George R. L. BAKER of Dundee, MI. SISTER: Nancy BAKER. NEICE: Mary Ann
BARRON If anyone thinks they recognize these BAKERS, please write me.

Submitted by:  Debra R. Mann
Email:  acdrmann@bconnex.ne


Barden -- Horace McKendry BARDEN b. 1833, Upper Canada His parents Seth J. BARDEN & Rachel COLEMAN (dau. of John COLEMAN & Rachel BARDEN) had 8 children in New York between 1820 - 1832. Their last 3 children were born in OHIO between 1836 - 1840. QUESTION: Their 9th child (HORACE) was born in Canada in 1833. WHERE?? Any explanation of a possible route of migration that caused one son to be born in Canada presumedly towards their final destination of central west BARRON County, WISCONSIN. This was a VERY BRIEF excursion into CANADA. Diadema born in New York in 1832. Horace in Canada in 1833, and return to OHIO in 1836 when Irene was born. The in Canada was so brief ... certainly they were not noted in any census. Birth records were virtually non-existant --- only hope would be church/baptismal records. I can only guess they were Baptist/Methodist Espiscopal --- (or ?United Brethren?). Horace's son was a United Brethren Reverend ... but he was married by a Methodist Episcopal Minister in Wisconsin. From New York geography to Upper Canada seems like a 'step' forward ... and then two 'giant steps' backwards into the OHIO geography ... and then many giant steps forward to end up in Wisconsin. I don't understand 'this progress' .... and feel any luck in finding a birth record on HORACE might be next to impossible. Thanks for your attention.

Submitted by:  Don Barden
Email:  DonEBar@tcity.com


Barnett -- I'm helping someone who lives in England search for his relatives in Beamsville, Ontario. The surname is Barnett. He's going to send me more details.

Submitted by : Audrey Gregory
Email : agregory@warplink.com


Barns -- Jonas BARNS and his wife Anna (Millard) BARNS came to Stamford Twnsp in 1785 from Pennsylvania.  They had lot #77. Children were Jonas, Elisha, Lois, Lavina, Ruth and Unice. They came with a group from Wyalusing, PA. area.

Submitted by:  Wayne Barnes
Email:  mailto:waynebar@home.com
Url:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valway/

Barn(e)s -- Looking for info on Jonas Barn(e)s who married a Deborah abt 1802. Children were Minor, William, Joseph, Amos and Lydia. Known to have lived in Stamford Twnsp.and Crowland area.

Submitted by:  Wayne Barnes
Email :  mailto:waynebar@home.com
Url:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~valway/


Barron -- Alexander Barron settled in Fonthill in early 1880s. He and wife Annie Cunningham had children Grace, John, Helen, William, Roy and Alden.

Submitted by : David Barron
Email : jdbarron@netcom.ca


Bassford -- Looking for information on man named Frank Bassford (b. 1885, England). He worked out of either Sarnia or Tobermory, and had two daughters born in 1913 and 1915. He was in St.Catharines around June 6, 1945, where a woman he was with, last name either Johnson or White/Wight/Whyte gave birth to their illegitimate child in the St.Catharines General Hospital. The woman had three other children, Gloria Johnson (1934-1946), and daughter and son. She was born in Michigan state approx. 1913 or 1914 and married to another man in 1934. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by:  Zenevra Seib
Email:  hayden6@yahoo.com


Beam -- Searching for all descendants of Jacob Beam b November 29, 1728, who came to Canada in 1788, settled in Clinton Twp, Beamsville.

Submitted by : Sandra Dennis
Email : dennis2@cgocable.net


Beatty -- Looking for any information regarding the Beatty family originally from Hasings County that settled in Welland. We believe they are descendants of Henry and Rose Beatty.

Submitted by : Caryn Beatty
Email : CColorBS@aol.com


Bell -- What I have so far is my dads' name is Donald Reginald Bell , born June 10, 1932. His father was William Bell, born in 1883 and deceased in 1945. My fathers mother was Anna Rachael Bell (Little) , born 1888 and deceased on Oct. 13, 1951. I believe her mothers' name was Frances Elizabeth Graves and her dad was Walter L. Little.I also believe my grandfathers' parents were George Bell and Mary Bell (Goodwin).
A relative has mentioned that George came from Italy and Mary from Upswitch, England.

Submitted by:  Linda Bell
Email:  linds@niagara.com


Bessey -- JABEZ BESSEY, Who was he ? Was he an uncle or a brother to JACOB and ROBERT BESSEY of Butler's Rangers ?

Submitted by:  Robert K. Bessey,U.E.
Email:  bessey@mgl.ca


Bowman -- Samantha Catherine TICE(nee BOWMAN), her mother was Susannah Bowman daughter of George and Susannah Bowman.

Submitted by: Marianne Wakileh
Email: samwakileh@home.com

Bowman -- Researching the family of Margaret Bowman, b. abt. 1770 to George Adam Bowman and Ann Mary Conrad, married George Darby. Margaret died 21 May 1843. Margaret and George had lived in Grantham Twp. and had at least ten children. Their children married into the families of Goring - Read - Godfrey - Emmett - Shultis - Cook - Ferguson - Glover - Jones - and possibly Bowman.

Submitted by : Cathi Darby Stephens
Email : artcathistep@earthlink.net


Broadley -- Hannah Cecelia (Bissell) Broadley died 1944 and is buried in a Fort Eriecemetery. I would like to find out where and if her husband George F. Broadley, died 1963, is buried with her.

Submitted by : Mary Barrows
Email : mothermary@access4less


BUCK -- Searching for info on Edmund BUCK b. 1805 in NY. He was in Grimsby abt. 1830 where he was a bondsman for Abraham Walker who married Catherine Merrill. He married Catharine (?) in 1831 in St. Catharines' Their daughter, Elizabeth, was born there in  1834. Does anyone know of a Buck famiy who was in the area at that time? He was of German descent so name may have been Buch or?? Any help is appreciated.

Submitted by : Marian Buck Sargent
Email : msargent@pathwaynet.com


Budge -- Searching for information about Edith BUDGE. she was born in the Orkney Islands in 1902 and married James ATHERTON in St. Catharines in 1922.

Submitted by:  L. Atherton
Email:  latherto@gate.net


Bufton -- My granmothers name was Georgina or Georgenia Bufton. She had a brother named Robert Bufton who lived in St. Catherines. I believe my grandmother died around 1941 and is buried somewhere around Fonthill-Thorold. Can anyone help me to verify this ? Thanks a geneological million,

Submitted by : Rose Matthews
Email : RoseVanMat@aol.com

 

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