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Robert G. Moore




1. 1871 Ontario census index

Amos McNames age 64 West Oxford Twp labourer Div 2 page 65

Henry McNames age 60 North Oxford Twp farmer Div 2 page31

Maggie McNames age 17 Ingersoll Servant Div 1 page 28

Nathaniel McNames age 56 labourer East Oxford Twp Div 1 page D

Peter McNames age 24 labourer West Oxford Twp Div 2 page 66

Mary McNames age 50 born New Brunswick West Oxford Twp Div 1  page 16

(widow of Nathaniel McNames who died during previous yr)


Nathaniel McNames agrees with see Cemetery records below

check cause of death might be listed  

from Sandy 20 Mar/99

Mary McNames born  March 28,1821 which would of made her 50 in 1871. Her parents Raymond Hoyt and Elizabeth Gent  went from Mohawk Valley New York to New Brunswick because of the Indian uprising.  Mary (Hoyt ) McNames d. March 17, 1905 in Muir Mich.  

Her daughter Eleanor Lucretia (see file 1 page 1) m. John Steele in Canada date unknown.

I only know 3  of the children  Alfred, Sadie, and Ella not sure how many more there were.

Sadie is my g_grandmother. Eleanor died in Northern Mi when Ella (aunt Pearl) was six weeks old so the grandma (Mary Hoyt) raised them.

I cant find anything on John Steele. I have been told his last name was Ireland and he changed it to Steele, have no idea why or when but when he married Eleanor it was Steele.  

Sadie b.April 26, 1880  d. 1926 in Flint, Mi. m Wm. Feeley date unknown.Divorced. had son Harry Ward Feeley(my grandfather) married 2nd. General Weekley in 1904. 

Query at the library:

      McNames_ Schram: Mr. Charles R. Bancroft, 724 North Walnut St. Lansing Mi. 48906 U.S.A. wishes to know the original domicile of James and Peter McNames of Westminster, John McNames of Oxford Twp. who emigrated from NY State to Canada in 1804, Who were the parents and what was the country of origin of James, Peter and John McNames?  What was the place and State of domicile of Jeremiah Schram, UEL, of Westminster, whose daughter married Charlotte married James McNames.   This was from 1968. 


2 From RGM  Minler file (lost from Hard Drive a couple of yrs back)  

Cemetery records Beachville lot 8 Concession Broken Front, West Oxford Twp.

On main road thro Beachville (east west) near West end of main part hamlet on north side of Road

Row J #2

Nathaniel  McNames died 15 Aug 1870 age 56  

Row T #34

Priscilla McNames 1859-10 Oct 1919 wife of Isaac Edwards (she was dau of Henry)  

3. Oxford County branch of OGS publication “Ingersoll Area deaths”

Mary McNANNS died March 1870 age 75 (no idea who this)

Nathaniel McNames died Aug 1870 age 56 page 19

Henry McNames died Sept 1888 age 77 page 65

 Henry should have  made the vital Records of Ontario index)  

4. Hoyts in the 1840/50 included Samuel and Isaac  

5. John McNames lived Lot 21 Concession 1 North Oxford which fronts on the Govenors Road (Now Oxford County Road 32 between Thamesford and Woodstock (First farm east of Oxford Road 11 leading from Govenors Road south to Beachville   

6. Relationships RGM to the McNames

James Moore and Rachel Holder and family to Zorra twp just North of Governors Road in 1845

10 kids including Robert 1829-1898

- James Robert Moore 1855-1938

 Murray M Moore 1896-1965

Robert G Moore 1929-

Minler / McName Line  

dau Eleanor Ann Moore 1812- aft 1867 and before Jan 1868 marr Obadiah Seely

-Isabelle Seely 1842-1897 mar Thomas Andrews

Bertha Andrews 1875-1945 married Walter Minler (son of john minler and Mary McNames (dau of Henry)

Arthur Minler

DorrenMinler 1941- marr Ted Currie lives BC E Email   

she has son by first marriage Kenneth McMurray lives Vancouver  

so the McNames are not really mine!

/20 Mar 1999


                                                                                               McNames /Nelson

Gloria Burns, Belding, MI  

20 March/99

Descendants of Elizabeth Jane McNames  

Generation No. 1  

1.  ELIZABETH JANE McNAMES was born 19 February 1829 in Goderich, Ontario and died 1864 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan.  She married JOHN H. NELSON 8 September 1845 in Perth Cty, Ontario.           

Children of ELIZABETH McNAMES and JOHN NELSON are:  

2.         i.          MARY JANE (WILLSON) NELSON, b. 1846; d. 1884, Sanilac Cty ?.  

3.         ii.          CHARLOTTE "SHARLOT" NELSON, b. 5 August 1850, Canada     d. 11 February 1932, Alpena?.  

4.         iii.         WILLIAM HAMILTON NELSON, b. 15 April 1853, Lexington, MI.  

5.         iv.         ROXANNE "ROCKSEY" NELSON, b. 16 September 1861, Washington Twp, Sanilac Cty, Mi; d. 16 September 1944, Cass City, Michigan.  

Generation No. 2  

2.  MARY JANE (WILLSON) NELSON (ELIZABETH JANE McNAMES) was born 1846, and died 1884 in Sanilac Cty ?.  She married ELIJAH ROCKWOOD 12 January 1861 in Washington Twp, Sanilac, Mi., son of ABEL ROCKWOOD and ELIZABETH KNAPP.           


            i.          ABEL JAMES ROCKWOOD, b. October 1865, Mi, Sanilac Cty?; m. MINNIE F. ROCKWOOD, 27 June 1891, Iosco County.  

            ii.          MARY L. ROCKWOOD, b. October 1865, Mi, Sanilac Cty?; d. 16 February 1873, Hume Twp, Huron Co., Mi.  

3.  CHARLOTTE "SHARLOT" NELSON (ELIZABETH JANE McNAMES) was born 5 August 1850 in Canada and died 11 February 1932 in Alpena?.   married THOMAS TATE 8 June 1867 in Forester, MI, son of ABRAHAM TATE and JANE KIRKPATRICK.           


            i.          THOMAS HENRY (TAIT) TATE, b. 16 May 1868; d. 12 March 1919; m. (1) MRS.THOMAS H. TATE; m. (2) MRS. TATE.

            ii.          JOSEPH ALBERT TATE2, b. 10 January 1871; d. 1964, Oscoda,Pinecrest Cem; m. SUSAN PATTERSON, 4 May 1894.

            iii.         WILLIAM ARTHUR TATE, b. 15 November 1873.  

            iv.         OLIVER H TATE, b. 22 February 1878, Michigan.  

            v.         CLARENCE W. TATE, b. 25 January 1880, Michigan;

d. 19 July 1883, Ausable Village _ consumption_ 3 yrs. old.  

            vi.         DELBERT N. TATE, b. 29 September 1885; d. lived in Detroit; m. MARIE TATE.  

            vii.        ELLSWORTH TATE, b. 19 August 1890, Michigan; m. MRS TATE, 8 June 1918.  

            viii.      JOHN FREDERICK TATE5, b. 15 January 1876; d. 1977, bur Erin Grove Cem. Clinton Twp. Mi; m. (1) MABEL CLAIRE THOMPSON; m. (2) MABLE CLAIRE THOMPSON.  


15 April 1853 in Lexington, MI.  He married ELIZA JANE DOVE 5 April 1872 in Alpena, MI.           

Children of WILLIAM NELSON and ELIZA DOVE are:  

            i.          JAMES. C. NELSON, b. Alpena, MI; d. Alpena Mi ?.  

            ii.          CYNTHIA NELSON.  

            iii.         ROSE NELSON.  

            iv.         DORA W. VIETTA "DOLLY" NELSON, b. 17 October 1882, Alpena, MI; d. 28 September 1901, Onaway, Mi. at home; m. MR. JOHNSON.  

5.  ROXANNE "ROCKSEY" NELSON (ELIZABETH JANE McNAMES) was born 16 September 1861 in Washington Twp, Sanilac Cty, Mi, and died 16 September 1944 in Cass City, Michigan. 

She married (1) JOSEPH TATE 25 December 1877 in Oscoda, Mi, son of ABRAHAM TATE and JANE KIRKPATRICK.  She married (2) EDWARD BEERS Abt. 1930 in Onaway, MI.           

Children of ROXANNE NELSON and JOSEPH TATE are:  

            i.          ROBERT TATE, b. 5 December 1878, Sanilac County, MI; d. 25 September 1901, Onaway, MI; m. MARY ELIZABETH "LOUISE" LAFOND, 1 October 1899, Caldonia Twp, Alcona Cty, MI.  

            ii.          JOHN H "JACK" (TAIT) TATE, b. 22 September 1880, Oscoda, Mi(DC)6; d. 14 January 1925, Onaway, Mi.; m. MARY MAGDALENE KLEE, 18 September 1900, Alpena, MI.  

            iii.         FLORENCE TATE, b. 22 November 1882; d. 24 January 1883.  

            iv.         JESSIE ALBERT TATE, b. 22 July 1884, Spruce, MI (Oscoda); d. 4 October 1928, Onaway, MI; m. MABLE KITCHEN, 9 April 1912, Onaway, MI.  

            v.         HENRY NELSON TATE, b. 29 April 1891, Oscoda, Michigan; d. 10 January 1957, Tarpon Springs, Fl.; m. (1) RUTH LEESON, 20 June 1921, Cheboygan, MI; m. (2) HELEN COLE, 19 April 1954, Georgetown, Michigan.  

            vi.         FLOYD TATE, b. 6 June 1900; d. 21 June 1900, Alpena, Mi._7 days old7.  


1.  Iosco Marriage, book 3 page 36.

2.  Gendis Search System on the internet

http:/, page 75 record no 67.

3.  Iosco marriages, book 3 page 60.

4.  Iosco Marriage, book or page @ 196.

5.  Dianne Howel_lgranddaughter.

6.  recorded on 6_21_1902 in Rogers City

7.  Death record _ book A page 198_ record date _ Alpena 7_15_1907  

I thought that Roxanne Nelson was born in  Washington Twp in Sanilac but from what you told me they lived in Worth.  She was born the following year in 1861, unless they moved between 1860 and 1861. My ggrandfather John H. Nelson enlisted for the civil war at Sanilac. When he was writing home to Elizabeth, she had died and he didn't know it.  I have the letters.  Mary Jane the oldest daughter was taking care of the kids and in the end she also died before he got home.  Pretty sad.  

1860 Sanilac census RGM DBASE

John Nelson 44 born Canadaa labourer no net worth Household 3210 Worth Twp-

Elizabeth Nelson 32 born Canada

Mary Jane Nelson 14 born Canada

Charlotte Nelson 12 born Michigan

William H Nelson age 7 born Michigan