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The following surnames appear in the queries posted below. Use your Browsers "FIND" feature to search for a name. The suffix (3) indicates there are 3 postings of this surname.

Abrhams, Acton(2), Aitken, Aitkens, Allan, Allen, Anstee, Ashton(2), Atkinson, Aulph, Badams, Baker, Barker, Barrett, Bates(2), Beattie(2), Beckon, Beers, Bennett, Bills, Binks, Black, Blain(2), Bishop, Blasdell, Boardman, Bonnell, Bowers, Boyes, Bradt(3), Brenton, Bristol, Broadfoot, Brooks, Brown, Bryer, Bulcher, Bullock, Burke(2), Burley, Burmaster, Burns(2), Cairns, Calder, Camp(2), Canary, Cann, Cantley, Carle, Cartwright, Case, Cawley, Chaplin, Clark, Clifford, Climie, Clink, Coleman(2), Combs, Congdon, Connel, Conway, Cool, Corbin, Cox(2), Craig, Daniels(2), Davis(2), Day, Deasy, Deforest, Depew(2), Deker, Devaney, Diment, Dolman, Donoghue, Doyle, Driver, Duffy, Duggan, Dunsmore, Dwyer, Dyment, Eaton, Edmonds(2), Effrick, Elliot, Etherington, Evely, Faukner, Ferrier, Filman, Duff, Findlay, Fisher, Forester, Franklin, Fray, French, Frew, Fuller(2), Gable, Garrison, Geeling, Gentle, Gilchrist, Giles, Girling, Gowland, Green, Grice, Griffin(5), Hall, Hanes, Harley, Harris, Hart, Harvey, Hawkey, Hay, Heckerman, Henry, Heslop, Heron, Herridge, Hess, Hildreth, Hobbs, Holmes, Hood, Hopkins, Horning, Houhtling, Howard, Howden, Howles, Malcolm, Howard, Hunt, Hunter, Huton, Jackson, Jamieson, Jenkins(2), Johnson(3), Jones(2), Kapheim, Keane, Kern(2), Kerr, Keyworth, Kelsey, Kibble, King(2), Kitson, Lafferty, Laidman, Lampman, Land, Langdon, Laughead, Lee(2), Leslie, Levesque, Lewis, Liddycoat, Lockhart, Loudin, Lowin, Luff, Lumsden, Lutz(2), MacCormick, MacDonald(3), MacVicar, Magwic, Mahoney, Malloy, Mann, Markle(2), Marshall(2), Martin, Matheson, Maxwell, Maynard, McAusland, McConnell, McCormick, McCrudden,  McDonald, McEwens, McGee, McGrath, McIntosh, McIlven, McKay(3), McKerral, McLean, McMahon, McManamy, McMillan, McMullen, McNeil, McNichol(2), Mead(2), Meheain, Mercer, Miller(4), Millman,  Mitchell, Mitges, Money, Moore(2), Morden(3), Moore, Mount, Mugo, Murphy(2), Murray(4), Munn, Nerney, Newcombe, Nunn, O'Bradley, Page, Patrick, Paine, Payne, Peatfield, Peer(2), Pemberton, Penny, Pentland, Pepper, Perrin, Perry, Piett, Poag, Poole, Potter, Prowse, Purver, Pyle, Reiger, Richmond, Ridge, Robbins, Roberts, Robertson, Ryckman(2), Sack, Sanzone, Searles, Searson, Seeley, Shaver(4), Silverhorn, Sine, Shannon, Shaw, Shelton, Shortliff, Speedie, Springstead, Somerville, Soule, Smith(7), Smuck, Snyder, Spicuzza, Skinner, Somerset, Smiley, Speakman(2), Sprague(2), Springstead, St.John, Stark, Stephen, Stevens, Stewart(2), Stonehouse, Sullivan(2), Sunley, Swayze, Tackle, Taggert, Taplin, Taylor(2), Terryberry, Tinsley, Tisdale, Van Allen, Van Dusen, Vanevery,VanSickle, Wade, Waller, Wallis, Ward(2), Warner, Warren, Waterbury, Waters, Weaver, Weekley, Weise(2), White, Whitelaw, Whitsell, Wighton, Wilkinson, Williams, Wilson(5),Willson, Winfield, Wood, Woodcroft, Woodward, Wyatt, Yale, Young, Zimmerman


Please capitalize all Surnames!


Looking anyone who has copy of, or transcribe of Justus A. GRIFFINís original research papers. Some of this material appeared in the Papers and Records of the Wentworth Historical Society. R.S. Barrons,
April 2, 2000


Searching for Arthur Gilbert HART or descendants. I believe that he had at least 2 sons. Married to Agnes (maiden name unknown). Originally from York, England. Living in Dundas in 1938. His parents were Mary Ann Eastwood
Thompson and William Hart of York. Please contact me at if you have any info.
April 1, 2000


I am looking for BECKONS in the Hamilton area, father would be Bill Beckon deceased, children are Eric, Randy Michael, Paul, Danny, Lisa. I am a cousin Ray Beckon was my father. Please email Shirley at March 31, 2000


Searching for information on - Thomas PEER (PIER, PEAR).  He is listed in the Grand River Tract Census, Haldimand Township, Wentworth County, Gore District, Year: - 1824 Head of Household, 1827 Head of Household, 1829 Head of Household, 1832 Census no Peer listed. There is also a T. H. PIER listed as a witness to a wedding - Ancaster Parish records 1830-1838. March 1st, 1831 .- Married (by Licence) Thomas W. McLin, of the Twp of Dumfries, & Maria Magee, of the Twp of Nelson, both of the Cty of Halton, District of Gore, U. Canada, by me, John Miller. Witnesses-Roger Crysler and T. H. Pier. Ontario Thanks James Peer. March 30, 2000


Seeking any information on the family of Charles LEE of Ancaster. Wife Arrille no surname known. Son Charles LEE married 20 December 1869 at Croton, Lucinda TAGGART....seeking descendants of this couple. Charles Jr. states that he is a Methodist and a farmer and that he was born and resides in Ancaster. Regards, Carol E. Taggart,
Windsor, Ontario March 29, 2000


I am looking for information on my husband's maternal family. Need information on: William BOYES born in Scotland, moved to Hamilton c 1925 believed to have died between 1925 and 1930. There is a William Boyes listed as buried in Woodland Cemetery. Also looking for information on his wife Mary Brown Boyes (McAusland).  She was born in Scotland in 1896, moved to Hamilton with her husband and died about 1963. There is a Mary Boyes listed as buried in Eastlawn cemetery. Also looking for info on Jackie Boyes? This was a son born in Hamilton after they came here and died young. Cannot find the name in the Cemetery listings so name may not be correct. March 29, 2000


I am searching for information on the ancestors and descendants of George HANES (1799-1868) wife Isabella (Edgenhead) (1798-1887) from West Flamborough around 1800. They had six children Abram (1821-1901), Francis, Eliza, Peter, James, Jane(1832-1907). I am interested in any information about this HANES family! March 29, 2000


I'm looking for information on Alexander Washington GREEN b. abt. 1822 in W. Flamboro Twsp. d. 1898 in Huntsville, Ont. He lived in W. Graxafraxa before moving to Muskoka. He married Ellen Mary LAUGHEAD about 1854 and had several children, Wellington, James, Richard Draper, Alexander, Hannah Mary, John, Robert, Peter & William. Please email march 24, 2000M


Looking for a  birth & marriage of James Henry ALLAN b:abt 1881 Brantford area  Father: Jacob ALLAN:  b abt 1850-54 Brantford are occ: Blacksmith  Had his own Blacksmith shop in Birtch, Brant Co., d: 1947at General Hospital Brantford. age 96 Mother unknown. James Henry ALLAN m: Nellie ROBBINS between 1901-1903, lived at Chatham St., Brantford in 1903-4 (Coty directory). He then worked for the Massey Co., I can not find the ALLAN family in the 1881-1891 census, but I have found the ROBBINS. Nellie was b:1886 in Brantford, lived on Park St., and then in Oxford Co., in 1901 with her brother Robert. Father John Robbins. Mother Amanda Melvina BILLS. Before & After 1903-4 he was not found in the city directory. In 1903 they had Mary Lillian Alberta ALLAN. then 6 other children Herbert Henry, Alvin Stuart, Mildred, John Nelson., Helen, who was born at Madison Ave., Hamilton & Dorothy born at Sandford Ave., Hamilton. Also believed that James Henry worked at Dearing Farm Equipment C., in Hamilton
d: 1960 in Burnaby B.C Anything sound familar, if so I would like to hear from you.
March 23, 2000


Searching for any information on John MEAD (MEADE or MEADS), son of Zacharius MEADE and Julianna GABLE.  He married Ellen GRIFFIN, daughter of Andrew GRIFFIN and Catherine DEASEY. John Meade, 28, was married to
Ellen Griffin, 23, at St. Mary's Church in Hamilton on Jan 26, 1859. He was from Baltimore and she from Ireland; he may have worked at a hotel in Hamilton. Four known children were born: William, Julianna, Ann Elizabeth and Mary E. Email with any information however insignificant. March 21, 2000



I am looking for any information regarding the RYCKMAN family (s) that settled in the Millgrove, Ancaster area.  In particular, Edward RYCKMAN (1767)who married Ann WARREN; John Warren RYCKMAN (1805) who married Martha SMITH; Abraham RYCKMAN (1828) who married Catharine S. GRIFFIN; Solomon Fillmore RYCKMAN (1856) who married Alice LANGTON; Muriel (Murle) RYCKMAN (1892) who married Irene Brittannia SHELTON March 20, 2000


I am searching for any informaton on Kenneth Joseph ATKINSON, born c1904 in Brantford, ON, son of Joseph L. ATKINSON & Amanda SMITH.  Joseph L, born 1879 in Glanford Tp, Wentworth Co, ON,  the son of Benjamin
ATKINSON & Harriett SHAVER.  Amanda SMITH was the daughter of Frederick SMITH & Mary MATHESON. I believe Ken may have had a sister Mary. Any information, including burial sites,  would be greatly appreciated.
Please email me at: March 20, 2000


Looking for data on Adam CAMP, b. 1814ca, Beverly Twp., married 1843, Beverly Twp., Mary SKINNER, b. 1818 Beverly Twp., d/o Benjamin SKINNER & Elizabeth PERRIN. Any help appreciated. Thanks. March 14, 2000


I am looking for any information on Shirley Jean (nee:TAPLIN) CHANDLER born in New Glasgow,N.S. on Dec20/28. She was married to Robert Leroy Chandler and lived in Hamilton,Ontario in the mid 1950's. Robert Chandler worked in Hamilton for National Grocers at the time. Please Email me or phone 403-933-4409(collect) if you have any information - no matter how insignificant. Thank you.  March 10, 2000


Looking for descendants of Samual and Marmaduke LAIDMAN of Binbrook, Wentworth County.
March 9, 2000


I am looking for the names of John William BADAMSparents. He was apparently born in Hamilton, Ontario May 22, 1875. He died in Toronto on Dec. 14, 1943 after being hit by a car. He Married Alice WILSON and they had 5 children. Any information on his wife would also be appreciated she was born in Toronto Aug. 2, 1879. Thank you.
Judy Archibald, March 9,2000


I am searching for and and all McNICHOLs in Wentworth County. My g-grandfather Samuel McNICHOL was born in Beverly township in 1844. He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth McNICHOL. They were both born in Ireland.  Their first four children were born in the U.S., and their last four were born in Ontario. They later relocated to Caledon township, Peel County. March 9, 2000


Searching for information about Emma Ellen ST. JOHN, b. 1867, d/o Russell and Eliza ST. JOHN, married William H. LUTZ in Hamilton 13 January 1890. Deborah Johnson  March 3, 2000


I am searching for the McNICHOL families of Beverly Township, Wentworth County. My g-grandfather, Samuel was born in Beverly township in 1844. His parents were Thomas and Elizabeth, both Irish. He was one of eight children.  His older siblings were born in Lockport, New York. The faimly later moved to Caledon Township, Peel County.  Many thanks, C. J. Dujlovic. March 1, 2000


Am looking for information on Catherine VanSickle, Daughter of Rineer VanSickle from Beverly and Ancaster. Catherine married Samuel HOPKINS abt. 1834. Need  information on marriage and Samuel HOPKINS parents. Samuel born 1808 and lived in Simcoe 1861. Believe both died before 1866. Believe both familys came from New Jersey abt. 1800. THINKL1985@AOL.COM February 25, 2000


In 1837, siblings John, Elizabeth, Robert, Thomas, James, and Sarah Ann Millman (also MILLMAN or MILLMON) arrived in Canada and according to family lore worked on a canal (possibly in Ancaster). According to lore, John being the only male 21 years old in 1837, joined the militia and went to Toronto with the government forces to put down the rebellion. John married Sarah Ann GRIFFIN of East Flamborough, and they took up farming there. John married in 1851, Sarah Thompson, of Puslinch Twp. He had children by both wives. Where are the descendants of James, son of John and Sarah Ann, who eventually settled in Hamilton. Robert and Thomas took u adjacent farms, north of Woodstock in 1841. They married sisters, Betsey Taylor BAKER and Maria TAYLOR. James never married, Sarah Ann married Thomas Taylor, brother to her sisters-in-law. Elizabeth married Peter DIMOND (also Dayment, Dyment, Diment) who was farming in Puslinch Twp, in Jan 1841. Peter was married first to Marianne MacVICAR who died in 1840 and with whom he had 1 son and 2 daughters with. Peter Dayment arrived in Canada in 1831. His brother, John (and wife Elizabeth Cole)  arrived later, uncle Peter arrived even later in the 1840's. The assessment records of Puslinch list Peter Dimant on Con 1, lot 22 from 1839 to 1843. They then disappear, (perhaps to Michigan?). On the 1861 census, Jane Dimond, age 14, is living with her uncle and family in East Flamborough. Where are Peter Dayment's descendants. Wendy James


Wish to know if you have anymore information on a William Terry SUNLEY who was a saddle/harness maker in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario in 1851. I am new at this geneology search but was able to trace my family back to him. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Any other possible sites for marriage.birth or death certificates? February 24, 2000


Researching Lockhart DUFF family of Ancaster, Ont. He came to Hamilton from Edinburgh in 1830. Built stone
residence in Ancaster called "Abbottsford." Married Elizabeth LUMSDEN. Children: Alexander, William S., James, John, George and Margaret (married MacCORMICK). February 18, 2000


I'm trying to locate information on my husband's 5th great grandfather. I have incuded his information below. Please let me know if you might possibly be able to help.

                                                        Descendants of Obadiah KING

                                                                Generation No. 1

1. OBADIAH1 KING was born 1772 in Pennsylvania, and died November 14, 1845 in Saltfleet Township,
Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada. He married MARY. She was born 1771 in New York, and died October
17, 1856 in Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada. Children of OBADIAH KING and MARY are: i. DAVID2 KING, ii. JAMES KING, iii. JOHN KING, m. HANNAH TISDALE, December 14, 1827, iv. ROBERT KING, m. JENNET DEFOREST, April 04, 1839, v. ISABELLA KING, b. Abt. 1800, Saltfleet Township, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, Sanilac County, Michigan; m. WILLIAM FULLER, February 14, 1820, Grimsby, Lincoln County, Ontario, Canada; b. Bet. 1795 - 1800, Quebec, Canada, or New York; d. Bet. 1880 - 1900, Sanilac County, Michigan, vi. MARGARET KING, b. Bet. 1804 - 1811, Saltfleet Township, Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada; d. September 24, 1867, London Towship, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada; m. WILLIAM WARNER, February 1823; b. December 26, 1801; d. November 14, 1876, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada, vii. HUGH KING, b. Abt. 1808, Ontario, Canada; m. HANNAH; b. Abt. 1823, viii. STEPHEN KING, b. October 18, 1813, Ontario, Canada; d. October 08, 1894, Ontario, Canada; m. MARGARET HESS; b. 1807; d. 1886, Ontario, Canada, ix. MARY KING, b. Abt. November 20, 1838, Ontario, Canada; d. November 25, 1841, Ontario, Canada. Meg Fuller February 15, 2000


I am trying to trace my roots and having trouble even getting to first base. My father Edward William PROWSE
 was born in Hamilton, in approx. 1920. To the best of my knowledge his mothers name was May (?) MILLER, I do not know his fathers name. He might have had an older brother by the name of Gordon. My fathers parents died when he was 9 months old and he was brought up with his brother in a Hamilton orphanage. He served as a Signalman in the Canadian Army out of Vancouver, BC during WWII and died of Tuberculosis in Vancouver in 1944. As you can see I do not have very much to go on.  Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Gary Edward Prowse February 14, 2000


I am seeking information on William WHITELAW s/o Gavin and Agnes. Born in Seneca Twp, Haldimand County about 1847. He married Sarah Ann COX in Seneca and had three children. Mary Jane (Minnie) married George PYLE, Edward married Ellen CLARK, and Sarah Ann (Sadie) married Emerson LOUDEN. My last reference for William is in January 1873 when as a Glanford Township, Wentworth County farmer he is the informant for his wife's death. Any information appreciated. February 7, 2000


Searching for info on John James STARK, b. Hagersville, circ 1870, d. around 1940s. His parents (names unknown) came from Lanarkshire Scotland 1848, and fist lived in Hamilton, then bought a farm, 5 km from Hagarsville. Any info appreciated. February 6, 2000


Seeking information on the family of Murdoch McDONALD which relocated from Pictou, Nova Scotia to Dundas, Wentworth County in June 1844. The family lived in Dundas until 1853, when they moved to Hamilton. They left Hamilton in 1855 for LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Murdoch's children are buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in LaCrosse. Murdoch and his wife Isabella (surname unknown) had at least four children: Donald Alexander McDonald (born Pictou January 1, 1833, died LaCrosse 1906) - Donald married Anna Black BEERS of Ithaca, New York (born December 25, 1836 in Ithaca, New York, died June 20, 1933 in Washington, DC), possibly in Dundas or Hamilton prior to leaving for LaCrosse. Donald and Anna hadfour children: Walter Donald (my grandfather), Louise, Katherine and Donald Alexander McDonald III. Charles Martin McDonald (born poss. Pictou 1839, died poss. LaCrosse 1906) John Jennings McDonald (dates unknown, Sgt. in Wisconsin Infantry) Georgina M. McDonald Sutor (born poss. Dundas 1850, died poss. LaCrosse 1889, married W.A. Sutor, 2 children). Please let me know if you recognize this McDONALD/BEERS family. My entire database is available for reading: and the GEDCOM is available at: Many thanks for your interest! Natalie McDonald
February 5, 2000


Looking for information re. Isaac BLASDELL, Deacon of the Methodist Church, Beverly. Married Rebecca 1782-1855.  They had 8 children including Jane Blasdell 1815-1895 who married James COLEMAN. They had 9 children including Gomer who married William Leonard MOUNT and lived in Freelton. Any info, will be most welcome. Thanks. January 29, 2000


I am seeking information about John EATON who lived in Carlisle, Wentworth County, probably ca. 1790-1800; specifically, was he a direct descendant of Francis EATON, a Mayflower passenger? (Further information about this EATON family: John EATON and his wife Catherine had a daughter, Elizabeth Jane, who married Smith Culp GRIFFIN ca. 1830;  their daughter Sarah [1853-1951] married William Wilson BATES[1838-1925]; all lived in Carlisle.) Thank you for your help. Judith B. Potter, 1 Connestee Trail Brevard, NC, 28712, USA. January 29, 2000


Looking for information on the COOL family. Benjamin R. Cool and his wife Lois had a son named Daniel Maxon Cool born on August 6, 1823 in Hamilton. Thanks, Joan Cool


I am looking for any further information about Charles MANN his land was Lot 35, Concession 3 Beverley Twp. Wentworth Co. granted to him on August 4, 1795 Assignment 998 Fiat No. 2886 on this date he stated he had been in the province for eight years. This is all the information I am in possession of his son was William and his sons John, William, Martin, Richard daughters Eliza and Mary. Any further information as to date of birth or where he came from before arriving in Ontario would be greatly appreciated. e-mail: January 22, 2000


I am looking for:  Lila MUGO in the 1930's was a resident of Hamilton Ont. Her maiden name was JOHNSON or Johnston, her brother was Charles Mansfield Johnson who died in Pittsburgh, PA in March of 1912.
January 21, 2000


Looking for infomation on John KIBBLE (b.England abt.1841) and wife Hannah (b.England abt 1837). In 1871 census for East Flamborough it lists seven children.  January 20, 2000


Looking for Ancestors and Descendents of Jennie ABRAHAMS b. 1859 in Hamilton City, parents were Robert ABRAHAMS & Mary BULCHER, who were also born in Canada. Jennie's dau was Mary CLIFFORD b. 1873 in Hamilton City. Mary's Father was Gorden Clifford who also was born and may have died in Hamilton City . Jennie & Mary came to USA in 1885 and lived in Amsterdam ,New York. Jennie went by the name of WHITE in 1889....she may have been married 3 or 4 times.  Jennie had 7 children but only 2 were alive in 1910.  January 20, 2000


I am seeking information of any MAXWELL family member from Dundas. Mary Ann Maxwell married Thomas AIKENS on the 25 April 1887 in Hamilton, Ontario.Thomas Aikens was born 8 Oct 1857. Thomas was living in Merriton when he got married in 1887. Any information is appreciated. Norm Ring Courtenay,BC January 17, 2000


VANEVERY, Samuel W. m. CONGDON, Alice in Galt Feb 10 1886. Born in Hamilton 1859/60. religion listed as Methodist. Parents: VANEVERY, Daniel and Esther Any leads would be appreciated. Reply to
Many thanks. January 17, 2000


I'm searching for information concerning my great-grandma Letitia (or "Lettie") HOUGHTLING and great grandpa Edward SEARLES.  Information from my mom indicates that Lettie was born in Napanee, Richmond Twp, Lennox & Addington Co, Ontario, Canada in ~l862.  Supposedly, she was raised in the Dundas - Hamilton Ontario area.  She married Edward WALLIS about ~1890. Edward supposedly played music with his six brothers as "The Seven Masked
Wallis'" possibly in the Hamilton area in the 1890's and early 1900's). Lettie died in Ontario on 26 Mar l940, I don't have any information on Edward.  However, to date I have not found any information indicating that any Houghtling ever lived in Ontario and I haven't found any information on Edward. Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Cheers  Jerry Sehlke, Idaho Falls, Idaho 2730 Plommon Idaho Falls, ID 83402. ph 208.524.0945
January 17, 2000


Looking for parents of Almeda McEWENS b.1823, m.Oct.10,1843, Guelph,Ont. to Anthony BURLEY b.1801 NJ.  Also looking for family of Mary CANTLEY, first wife of Anthony BURLEY who d. in Wentworth County c1842, said to have had sons James and Ed by first marriage to Cantley.  Anthony & Mary m.c1828 Wentworth County. Anthony and his family lived in Beverly Twp. but left there c1851 for Michigan. N.Byrnes, email:  January 12, 2000


Looking for info on a couple of families by the name of MURRAY. I have been told that my gggrandfather Hugh Murray from Scotland emigrated with a sibling (not sure of the brother's name). Hugh supposedly joined some of his siblings (from Liverpool, England) and went to Hamilton, Ontario in about the year 1886. Hugh was married to Helen BROADFOOT and had 5 children that made the trip. I am in the dark to the members he traveled with. I know that Hugh later went to Chicago and worked as a Fireman in the city. I know that his siblings must have stayed in Ontario, because Hugh on a visit in 1905 dies there in Hamilton. Any info concerning this family would be appreciated. I know some of the siblings names, Samuel, John, James and their were 3 others and I don't know their names. Hugh and his brothers were the son of James Murray and Agnes McMILLAN. Please email me if you think you can share anything regarding this family. My email is  Sally. January 11, 2000


I am searching for my Gr-grandfather's family, KERN, from Glanford TWP, Wentworth Co, Ontario.  David KERN /Catherine WEISE had son Isaiah KERN who married Mary Magdalene FILMAN, their son David William KERN married Sarah Ann GOWLAND, Their children were Jessie, Albert, Luetitia, Hilliard and Wykliffe. David William died around 1890 (?) and the rest immigrated to California. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
January 9, 2000


I am looking for information on Fredericka KAPHEIM. She married Ferdinand SACK in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario on 6-9-1873. I would like to know her parents names and siblings.  I know she died in Regina, Sask. in September 1928.  She had two daughters; Henrietta b. 12-23-1874 in Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario; and Lydia b. 12-3-1877 in Wellington, Ontario. Please respond to: Deb Kennedy January 9, 2000


Hamilton industrialist, originally from Pennsylvania(?). Moved to Hamilton to run a steel mill. Member of the Masons, Hamilton Yacht Club. Was an inventor. I am looking for any descendents still living in the Hamilton area. Paul Stone January 6, 2000


I am looking for a Samuel PERRY who married Georgina Euetta DRIVER in Hamilton on June 18 1895. His
parents were William(?)Samuel PERRY and Catherine? Samuel gave his place of birth as Prescott, his
occupation as, butcher, place of residence, Hamilton, Ont. Samuel is my wifes Grgrandfather. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thomas W Canvin January 3, 2000


Searching for information on the LAMPMAN and KITSON families in Ancaster Tsp. Stephen KITSON married Christiana LAMPMAN daughter of Mathias and Eve BOWAN LAMPMAN in June of 1817. Interested in anyone researching any of these families. Mathias owned Lot 52, Concession 3 of Ancaster, and I believe he and Eve died and were buried there. I am trying to track down Stephen KITSON's parents and siblings. Stephen moved to Preble Co. Ohio in the 1830's, and in the 1840s moved west to Whitley Co. Indiana where he is buried. Cynthia, January 3, 2000


I am searching for information on the family of Ida Ellen PAINE from Hamilton, born approx 1870, married Alexander HAY, born 1865 somewhere in Canada. They were married in 1891 in Huron, Michigan. I am interested in communication with anyone researching the "PAINE" family. Thank you, Leigh Hay-LeBlanc Please respond to: January 2, 2000


I am interested in the HALL, FORESTER family.  James and Mary Atkinson Hall immigrated from Appleby, Westmoreland, England to the Hamilton area in approx 1858 with 10 children.  The first five were the product of Mary and her first husband, John Forester who died in England. They were as follows: John Forester b.1824, Jane Forester b.1826, Margaret Forester b.1827, Henry Forester b.1830, Mary Forester b.1832, Margaret Hall b.1838 m.Cyrus W. Anderson of Oakville, James Hall b.1840, Mark Hall b.1844, Atkinson Hall b.1846 Lucy Hall b.1848 m. Duncan Robertson of Oakville. I would love to get any information about this family since I have almost nothing except for Margaret and Cyrus Anderson. Julia Knudsen. December 29, 1999


William D. SPEEDIE is listed as follows: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Wentworth County, Binbrook Township. He was 65 years of age in the 1901 Cenus of Canada, Province of Ontario and born in Scotland. (National Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel No. T6486, page 97-H0l, page 01). I am looking for any information regarding William Speedie such as: specific place of birth in Scotland, information from cemetery card, i.e. who made arrangements, etc. I am also wondering whether there is a directory which might list his profession or trade. I suspect he was a school teacher and may never have married. Are there any immigration records regrading William SPEEDIE ? He may have come to Canada, via Pictou, in 1849. If he has descendants, I would very much like to contact them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Allen Armstrong 3087 Stonebrook Rd. Lisle, Il, USA 60532. December 28, 1999


I am looking for anu information on Stewart Alexander FREW or his parents Hugh Alexander Frew and Eliza SMILEY.  Steart alexander was born about 1859 and was living in the city of Hamilton in the early 1880's. He married Josephine Barrie and had two sons, Steart Alexander Jr. and William James and supposedly died in Hamilton some time before 1886. Thank you, Karyn Frew,  December 28, 1999.


I am looking for information on the SEELEY family, who emigrated to Canada from England between 1887 and 1891. My grandmother Edna Alberta SEELEY was born February 6 1891 at Hamilton, Co. Wentworth. Her parents were Edwin Arthur SEELEY and Hannah SEELEY (maiden name PURVER). There were other children, some of whom were probably born in Canada, Francis, Arthur and Constance. Edna Alberta SEELEY eventually returned, we think, as an orphan, to England, before 1910. Any help you can give me would be most gratefully received. Gill and Mike Stoker, Farnham, Surrey, England. December 28, 1999.


I am attempting to get information on my wife's great grandpa. Ira SMITH, born about 1866 @ Glanford. We think Ira had several brothers and sisters but we have no names. The parents were Daniel SMITH and Margaret? Ira married Emily BRADT also of Glanford. They were married 6-5-1887 in the Barton Twp. where at least one of their kids William Arthur was born. I find 3 Daniel SMITH's on the 1871 census index, but don't know which one was married to Margaret and had a Ira. Any help appreciated. Mac McDonald, CA. December 27, 1999


I am looking for information on Henry Napier MILLER. He is my ggfather and lived in Kitchener in 1888 where my gfather was born. Henry married Eliza A. LIDDYCOAT of Wentworth. Her parents were Edwark L. Liddycoat B 1833, D1907 in Canada, and Eliza Dyment of Ancaster, B.7-14-1837, D1910. Eliza parents were John DYMENT and Elizabeth JONES, both born in Devonshire, England 1801 and 1804. They came to Canada married with six children and had seven more in Canada. If anyone has any Info on these people, I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks Albert Freeman. December 20, 1999


I am researching g.g.grandfather Samuel RYCKMAN. Family info is that he was a Crier in Hamilton. Prime info I have found is from Hamilton Spec. of Jan 11, 1876 reporting that "Mr. Samuel Ryckman, for nearly 20 yrs crier of the court died .........".  Was this the same Samuel who was bailiff in 1835, 1845, and high bailiff in 1850-52? Who were his parents, who was his spouse? His son Samuel was born in ?? residential part of gaol Mar 5, 1844, d. July 31, 1931 Windsor, ON., was a Grand Trunk RR conductor. Thanks Dean Paddon. December 12, 1999


I am looking for descendents of John S Carle from Wentworth County that was an Innkeeper listed in the 1871 Census. His daughter was Alfretta who married an Angus Oatman from Tillsonburg, Ontario.
December 11, 1999


Information sought/exchanged relating to Samuel McCRUDDEN and Elizabeth Annie FISHER who, early 1900's, lived at Breadalbane Street, Hamilton. Their children were Edith (married Ernest NEWCOMBE), Percy and Samuel (both thought to have died young) and another daughter known only by her married name of Mrs Fred McLEAN. Samuel had four brothers, two of whom, Andrew and William, also lived in Hamilton. He also had several sisters, one of whom, Mrs Robert McILVEN, also lived in Hamilton. Samuel worked for Jones Brothers, Dundas and was a member of the Zion tabernacle. He is believed to be buried in Hamilton cemetery. Any information/connections would be welcomed. December 11, 1999


My father Charles James Kerr was born on the mountain.At one time I believe part of the moutain was called Kerr Mountain. I know their fathers house still stands near Sam Lawrence Park on the Hamilton Mountain. Please let me know about any information. Thank you, Pat Hall (Kerr). e-mail: December 6, 1999


Nd info re Thomas Ashton, b. 21 Aug 1833, London England, married 1 Apr 1854, Banff, Sct., Margaret Smith, b. 22 Jul 1834, Portsey, Sct., emmigrated to Whitby, CW, 1854-1855 , moved to Paris, Brant Co., 1856-58, Blenheim, Kent,
CW, 1859-1861, West Flamborough, Wentworth, CW, 1863-1865 and then to Rochester NY. Chd b. West Falmborough were Mary Ann, b. 2 Mar 1863, Thomas b. 1 Oct 1865.  They were Presbyterians in Rochester.  1861 Census indicates MP for religion which I think indicates Methodist-Presbyterian. They resided in Concession 2 lot 13 also held a mortgage on lots 6 & 11. and Concession 2, lot 1.  Would like to know where they might have been baptized or attended church etc. November 28, 1999


I am wanting to know about the background on Springstead. My real father's last name is Springstead.  I am looking to find more about my background. If anyone could be of some help and direct me in the right direction, I would be
very appreciative.  Desiree Currie - 9300 Ingalls St. Westminster, CO, USA  80030  November 28, 1999


Hello. I am searching for information on my family, the McMANEMY line. The name has also been spelled McMANAMY and most of them settled in the township of Flamborough West. I have the index to the cemeteries and know that several are buried there. Most of the names have Dundas after them. Can someone please help me find more information on them?  Thank you.  Betty from Tucson, Arizona  USA November 27, 1999


Looking for information about Helen KELSEY and descendents.  Born about 1910.  Son Donald Gregor Kelsey (b. June 14, 1933) was adopted by Charles Clifford Heckerman and his wife Lena May Heckerman on April 11, 1933.
Adoption was officiated in Wentworth County. The HECKERMANs were U.S. citizens. Also researching the McAgee name and derivatives: Magee, McGee. Picture of Helen Kelsey attached. kelsey.jpg .Thanks, Brent Heckerman November 24, 1999


I am sarching for information on Robert SHANNON.  He immagrated to Hamilton, Ontario from Ireland in 1849 with his wife Rose and 11 children.  They lived there for 6 years, in this time 2 of their children died and 2 more were
born.  I am also interested in finding the ship they traveled on and if they actually landed in Hamilton. Thank you,
Adrienne Dreier. November 22, 1999


I am looking for more info on Conrad LUTZ, a Loyalist who left New Jersey in 1785 and ultimately settled in Wainfleet.  His son, Henry LUTZ b. July 22, 1812 in Wainfleet moved to Hamilton in 1826 and married Hannah DAVIS, daughter of William DAVIS, in 1833. Henry LUTZ had six children, Joseph, Mary, William, Samuel, James and Catherine. He served in the Wentworth Militia, moved to Saltfleet in 1847, died in 1892. November 18, 1999


Researching JOHN WESLEY BURNS born in Waterdown ca. 1853, son of Mathew and Agnes Burns.  Gail Logan November 16, 1999


John Charles MOORE who was born near Granton Ont area in 1868. he was married to a Nora Mae HAWKEY in 1896. After 1925 he left. He died in St Joseph's Hosp in Hamilton in 1954. He was buried in Kirkton Ontario Cemetery. His last known address was the Salvation Army, 94 Maverick St Hamilton, and 77 Jackson St in Hamilton. If there is any information on John I would love to hear about it.  Tracey Graham November 16, 1999


Matthew HOWLES, married to Mary, son John found on 1871 census living in Hamilton. Also, Matthew HOWLES, married to Sarah Pennington, children Emma (1873) born Hamilton, Alice Maud (1878) Hamilton. William HOWLES,
parents Robert and Jane, married Hamilton in 1881 to Lucinda MUNN. Changed name to HOWDEN and moved to Manitoba. Linda Ferguson. October 11, 1999, updated November 15, 1999



I am researching the descendants of Alexander SOMERVILLE 1811 Scotland - 1885 Toronto and Emma BINKS 1825 England - 1859 Quebec. Alexander settled in Hamilton with six children after Emma's death and stayed 20 years.
Children were: 1) Mary b. 1844 2) James b. 1846 m. 1. Bridget CAWLEY 2. Mamie CONLEY 3) Francis b. 1848 m. Mary MEHEAIN 4) Alexander 1850 - 1907 5) Roger Mowbray 1852-1901 m. Nellie CARTWRIGHT 6) Henry Drummond 1856-1921 m. Zaida Susanna YALE. Alexander wrote several books and was Editor of the Canadian Illustrated News and had many articles published in the Hamilton Spectator. Please visit my website:
Elaine Brown  November 11, 1999


John GENTLE 1803-1899 m. 1st) Catherine MILLER had children: William C. and Augusta Louisa  m. 2nd) Elizabeth FAULKENER had children:  a.) John Roy b.) Joseph c.) Elizabeth m. Thomas Octavius COX d.) Thomas m. Agnes CRAIG [6 children] e.) Charles m. 1st) Joanna DWYER 2nd) Ellen 'Nellie' Maude MAHONEY [3 children: Edward m. Emma Louise WADE, Ethel Gertrude m. Leo Michael SULLIVAN, Edna Eleanor m. Francis Yale SOMERVILLE] f.) Mary m. Daniel ???, Henry ???, and Hamilton LAND g.) Alfred A. m. Minnie JOHNSTON
h.) Ann. Please visit my website: Elaine Brown  November 11, 1999


Looking for my Canadian Cousins Levi WOODCROFT, born January 1830 in Parish of Haynes, County of
Bedford, England.  He was the son of William WOODCROFT and Ann. Married Olive GIRLING in 1835. She was the daughter of Robert GIRLING.  They had seven children born in England. William Robert WOODCROFT born January 16, 1854, John James WOODCROFT born April 6, 1857, Elizabeth Olef WOODCROFT born September 8, 1859, Joseph Samuel WOOODCROFT born February 16 1862, Robert Walter WOODCROFT born September 28 1865, William WOODCROFT born April 28, 1867 and Levi WOODCROFT(my GGrandfather) born May 30 1870(he was married to Mary Joseph BISHOP(named changed from (LEVEQUE?) born June 21 1873 in Halifax. Joseph WOODCROFT born September 5, 1876 and Alfred WOODCROFT born August 2 1877 were both born in Hamilton. Only have info on My GGrandfather Levi WOODCROFT, Nothing on his siblings or Mary's family. Any help would be greatly appreciated. John R. Robillard email:  snail: P.O. Box 114 Rothbury, Michigan  49452-0114 USA November 11, 1999


I am looking for any information regarding the TAYLOR family of the Beverly area.  I would like to hear from anyone with information. Nicholas TAYLOR (1824-1901) m. Mary LAFFERTY (1829-?) and they had 8 children: Hugh (1845-1912); Elizabeth (1845-?); Henry (1847-?); William (1850-?); Joseph (1851-1927); Alfred (1855-?); Laura (1859-1874) Joseph Taylor (son of above) m. Athrena SHAVER and had four children: Lottie (1871-?); Susan (1872-?) Mary Ellen (1873-1923) Millie Maud (1884-?). November 5, 1999


I am looking for information regarding the WOOD family of the Beverly/Troy area.  I would like to hear from anyone with a connection. Samuel WOOD (1790-1861) m. Charlotte PATRICK (1793-1876), they had 13 children:  Lewis (1811-1893); Abigail (1813-?); Francis (1815-?); George (1817-1848); Edmond (1820-1882); Ellen Jane (1821-?); Robert (1823-?); Samuel (1825-1925); Peter (1825-?); Amanda (1827-1901); Charles (1830-1855); Roxanna (1834-1841); John (1836-1902) Lewis WOOD (son of above) m. Asenath SMITH (1816-1897) and they had 12 children: Samuel (1836-1907); Charlotte (1837-1866); Solomon (1839-1909); Adelia (1841-?); George (1842-1911); Sarah (1845-1910); Ulissa (1848-1853) John (1851-1923); Lewis (1853-1876); Laura (1855-?); Mary (1856-?); Roland (1857-1857). November 5, 1999


I am looking for information on the Howard family of the Lynden area.  I would like to hear from anyone with a connection. Barnabus HOWARD (1791-1835) m. Margaret MOORE (1793-1878), they had 13 children:  James (1814-1884); Barnabus (1818-1819); John (1819-1896); Mary Amy (1821-1847); Catherine (1823-1867); Barnabus (1826-1891); Susan (1827-?); Memima (1829-1878); James (1830-1830); Henry (1831-1914); Rebecca (1833-1833); Eliza Jane (1835-1904). November 5, 1999

Searching for Local Characters

I am an ex-Hamiltonian, living in PEI. I was wondering if you know of any articles, books etc. that have been written about Hamilton "characters". I am approaching fifty so many of these people are long gone. However, if you talk to any Hamilton person my age or older they remember them. I am referring to the Blind newslady at King and James, The fiddler with misquito-netting around his head in front of Eaton's. A man in shorts who ran up the Jolley Cut all
the time --(Gypsy Boots) The lady whose face was smeared with lipstick--frequenter of Kresges snackbar. There are more. Anyway, if you could help me or refer me to any one who could, I'd be very grateful. Linda Meggs November 3, 1999


I am looking for information regarding the following CAMP family members who were originally from the Niagara co. area and settled in Beverly Twp. Robert Camp (1763-1834) m. Elizabeth SMITH (1769-1823) they had 10 children: David (1789-1872); Robert (1795-1872); Elizabeth (1796-1822); Andrew (1798-1871); Margaret (1800-1858); Alexander (1802-1882); John (1804-1881); Matthew (1809-1885); Jane (1818-?) and Peter (? -1832) John Camp (son of above) m. Elizabeth JONES (1806-1849) they had 13 children: Robert (1825-1895); Andrew (1827-1900); George (1830-1830); Nathaniel (1831-1864); Nason (1833-1852); James (1836-1910); Mary (1836-1910); Almira (1839-1907); John Emerson (1842-?); Elizabeth (1844-1918); Peter (1846-1850); Jeremiah (1849-1849) and Margaret (1847-1850) I would love to hear from anyone that may be connected to this branch. November 3, 1999


My g.g. grandfather, Isaac SMITH DECKER, was born Oct. 17, 1811 in Beverly Twp.  He married Sarah HUNT who came from Ireland In 1833. They had 13 children. During their marriage they lived in Beverly as well as Waterloo, Lambton County and Stratford.  I have been trying on and off for many years to find out who Isaac's parents were and where they came from. As I was told the family was Pennsylvania Dutch, I suspect they came from the U.S. but have no proof of that.  I would be extremely grateful for any help anyone can give me. Marilyn Gomme 21051/1791
19 Woodington Cres., St. Catharines, ON  L2T 3T8 (905) 682-2329 November 3, 1999


Searching for relatives of William McCORMICK who immigrated from Glasgow Scotland approximately 1855 with his brother John.  They were both weavers by trade and settled in Ancaster Ontario. William was born in 1836 and
married a lady named Mary. Their children are James b.1850--Elizabeth b.1865--William b.1867--Mary b.1869  November 1, 1999


My ancestor John DONOGHUE was born Ireland wife Elizabeth SULLIVAN, son James Joseph DONOGHUEwas born abt1848 E. Canada .(unknown exact location) James DONOGHUEmarried 1872 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Hamilton to Catherine BURKE Catherine was daughter of Matthew BURKE b. Ireland& Jane CONNELL b.1827 Tipperary Matthew & Jane married 1845 also at St. Mary's Church Jane Connell Burke died 1849 funeral St. Mary's other names mentioned in Wentworth, St Mary's church as witnesses or sponsors are Patrick Luvie?(last name hard to read), Ann McIntosh,Thomas Quiply, Mary Clarke, Michael Hudson, Johanna Hudson, Daniel McBride, Honora Gilligan, John Wilmoth, Mirian? (hard to read) O'Donnell, priest BJ O"Connell Would love to have a connection to this family. Many thanks Karen in Indiana please email October 30, 1999


I am looking for information about  Wilfred PENNY, he was a sergeant in the Canadian army 1914 - 1920 and served in Birchington, Kent England.  He married Violet Isabel ROBERTS around 1917 and became stepfather to my mother. His wife died of t.b. in 1919 and Wilfred returned to Canada because he had no legal papers for his stepdaughter he had to leave her with her grandparent. He is believed to come from Wentworth and it is said that his family had something to do with apple orchards, he supported his step daughter financially through out her childhood, when she married in 1938 he is listed as deceased. His step daughter, now 84 and terminally ill, it has always been her wish to know more about Wilfred Penny. I would be grateful for any help. Many thanks. Margaret Baldwin. 23, 1999


I am looking for information on a Mrs. Verna BURMASTER of Hamilton, Ontario.  Her parents were William Russell EDMONDS b. 1874 d. 1951 and Emma E. LOWIN of Sudbury, Ontario  Please email me at  if you have anything.  Thank you. October 22, 1999


Wondering if anyone has had the same experience I have. In the book "Waterloo Wills" which was done by a retired supervisor at the Land Registry Office in Kitchener are listed some Wentworth county wills. I found the one I wanted for Andrew WHITESELL, of Beverley Twp. However, when I ordered it the Land Registry Office staff could not find it anywhere. They had no wills on record using the code given. I phoned the office and the staff explained they had searched everywhere. They did wonder if the Wentworth records were sent to Hamilton or elsewhere after
amalgamations etc. Has anyone else had this experience, and if so, where did the Wentworth records go that were in Waterloo? I appreciate any help with this. Also the staff in Kitchener tried to contact the Land Registry Office in Hamilton but no one returned their calls. Thanks muchly,  Debbie Burr, Forest Ontario. Mark and Debbie Burr October 22, 1999


I am looking for information on Neil McKERRAL and Minnie BULLCOCK married in Hamilton, Wentworth Co., Ont, Canada on December 13, 1887. Susan Griffin. October 22, 1999


I am trying to find our dob/dod information for Thomas and Sarah Coleman buried in Troy Cemetery, Wentworth County, Beverly Township. They could be gggrand father and mother. Thank You. Tom Coleman October 22, 1999


William MILLER - England to Hamilton in 1870's. He married Ann (Annie) BRYER. They had 4 children, Alfred, Walter, Benjamin, & Florence. Everyone except Alfred moved to Hastings Co. in the late 1800's. Walter's obit states
that he attended Ryerson public school. The family was active in the local Church of England. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has knowledge of this family. Would also like to know what part of Hamilton they lived in
(assuming Ryerson was a neighbourhood school) and what church they might have attended.  Thank you. Tom Pollard October 18, 1999


Needing any info on James BURNS and his wife Cinthia REIGER. They lived inWaterdown Ont. Any info on there familys would be great Thanks Scott Patterson. October 17, 1999


I am looking for David SOULE born between 1780 - 1790.  He was supposed to have moved to Saltfleet or Tapleytown with his brother, Lawrence, around 1810.  He later married Sarah M. ALLEN. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Suzette. October 15, 1999


I am looking for information about David KERN who married Catharine WEISE in German Valley, New Jersey and moved to Wentworth abt 1799. Their children's names are Mary, Jacob, David, Rebecca, Catherine, Samuel, Isiah and Ann.  My husband is a descendant of Isiah and we would like more information. Thanks in advance for any info. October 13, 1999


I am trying to find Jonathon Davis who had a son Jonathon DAVIS Jr. The Davis' lived in Saltfleet, Wentworth County around 1800. October 12, 1999


I am looking for the parents of  Rufus C. Reynolds  born 1820? His grand father was probably  loyalist  Caleb REYNOLDS Jr. of Ancaster Ontario. Rufus C. had  a son born in Ontario, Oscar Eugene Reynolds in 1850 then
moved to VT. The Quebec Reynolds  look like Englishmen while our branch claims Mohawk heritage. I have been looking for over 5 years. We are also Abenaki, look forward to hearing from you! Thank you Carollee Reynolds--9a
Broadway St. Swanton, VT 05488 or the above email address. October 10, 1999


I am looking for the place in Ontario where my MAYNARD ancestors  migrated to from England.  I found a Thomas and Mary MAYNARD in the OCF-6 file as follows:

I understand that Thomas and Mary came to Canada with their son Robert MAYNARD and his wife, Sarah MAYNARD(Evely) along with children, Jonathan (b.1830 England), Thomas (b. 1833 England), William (b.1836 England),  Sarah (b. 1836 England), Eliza (b. Canada 1840), James Henry (b. Canada 1848). About 1860, the family of Robert and Sarah MAYNARD moved to Washington Twp. in Sanilac County of Michigan. Bill Forde October 10, 1999


In 1877 my Grandfather James WATERBURY married Eliza Van ALLEN, age 25, at Selby Ontario. Eliza was born in Dundas, the daughter of Gilbert and Caroline Van Allen. Anyone with any info. on the families- I would appreciate hearing from you. October 8, 1999


Hi. Iím hoping someone researching the ZIMMERMAN-MARTIN and ZIMMERMAN-PAGE families might contact me in case they might have information I could use as a lead.  Iím researching my great-great grandfather Thomas L. Leedham, lived in Halton Co. and Wentworth Co. c. 1850, migrated to Norfolk Co. in 1862. To date I havenít been able to find in any registers for Halton\Wentworth\Norfolk his first marriage (for his wifeís maiden name) or any reference to his son William T. Leedhamís birth in 1850 in Upper Canada. I find Thomas (30) in the 1851 Halton Co. census with Ann (29), and William (2). However, Williamís marriage license in 1875 to Elizabeth J. Acomb states his parents are Thomas & Catherine Leedham. Perhaps Ann in the 1851 census is Thomasí sister looking after William because Catherine has died or perhaps her full given name is Catherine Ann. Thomas remarried widow Charlotte Mary (Ferris) Jeffers in 1854. William died young, 31, and is buried in Norfolk Co. with Thomas and his stepmother. I donít know where in England Thomas was born so now Iím trying to establish who his siblings, cousins were.  Mary Elizabeth Leedham and Jane Leedham married into the Zimmerman family. I found a reference that Jesse B. Martin is related to Peter Zimmerman and interestingly, Williamís son George was living with postmaster Edmund Martin, wife Alice and their children Lizzie, Amy, Olive in the 1901 Norfolk Co. census. George married Louise Gregston in 1905 in Carlisle, East Flamborough. Witnesses to their marriage were Edith Gregston and N.C. Zimmerman. And, I found a record of an Ann Leedham married to John Page in 1745 in Stafford, England. Can anyone help me straighten out these Zimmerman, Martin, Page connections? I would really appreciate any information as it may help lead me to Ann\Catherineís maiden name and Williamís birth place. Thank you. October 4, 1999


I am looking for parents of Samuel WOODWARD. He was born about 1805 in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada. He was married to Sarah MEAD, born abt. 1808-9 in Hamilton. They immigrated to Perry County, Illinois, USA in abt. 1843.  Any help greatly appreciated. October 4, 1999


Seeking information on Isaac VAN DUSEN, b. about 1847 in Salt Fleet. He probably was the son Isaac VAN DUSEN, b. about 1819 and Elizabeth McMULLEN. They married Jan 6, 1840 in Salt Fleet. October 3, 1999


This is a resubmission of an old query as I have a new e-mail address. Seeking parents or siblings of my g/g/grandfather, John HARRIS, b 1828 in Canada West (Ontario), d Oct.12, 1897 in Saltfleet Twp, married in
Ancaster Twp, March, 1848 to Mary Elizabeth PEER, b July 12, 1830 in Nelson Twp, d Nov. 24, 1913 in Saltfleet Twp. Any leads would be appreciated. Fred Harris, Burlington, Ontario. October 2, 1999


I am looking for my biological Grand-mother. Her maiden name is June Brown. Approx. 1945 she married Arthur HOBBS.  I know they lived on Hamilton, west mountain. I would like to locate her. September 30, 1999


I am looking for information on Wesley HESLOP and his wife Rebecca (MIllar HOOD) Heslop. Both show up on the Wentworth Co., 1871 census as strays. He was 12, she was 10. The eventually married and had 6 children, Sylvia, Ernest, Velma, James, Annie and Mabel. Mabel was my grandmother. Any information would be appreciated. Septemeber 29, 1999


Does anyone have any information at all about the DOLMAN family.  There was a David Dolman Sr., married in 1858, a David Dolman Jr and a Nellie Dolman who married William Evans Harvey sometime before 1914. David Harvey September 22, 1999


Searching for info about Gordon LUFF (died-Mar.17,1994) married to Ada (Barnes?-born-Feb.2,1909-today) on March 21,1930 in Hamilton,On. children:Norman-born-Dec.23,1933; Fredric-born-Sep.23,1943;David-born-Nov.20,1944; Donald-born-Feb.23,1949. All children born in Brantford,On. That is as far back as I know about them so any past info would be greatly appreciated. Isabel Luff. September 22, 1999


Searching for information on BATES,MITCHELL,DOYLE. Edward BATES was born in 1852,in Hamilton,died Feb.2,1906 in Hamilton. He was married to Margaret Jane DOYLE who was born 1852 died Apr.16.1925. They were married in 1873 in Hamilton. Marriage certificate said Margaret Jane was from Puslinch. Am looking for information on Edward BATES parent's Robert BATES and Hattie(maybe nick name). Parent's of Margaret Jane DOYLE, Thomas DOYLE and Mary DOYLE. We do know they came from County Cork Ireland. Also looking for information on Ruth Isabel MITCHELL born July,24,1879 in Flamborough,died Aug.2,1925. She was married to Charles BATES(son of Edward above). Looking for information on her parent's James MITCHELL b.? died Nov.26,1906,and Hannah(called Annie) b. ? died Jan.9,1925. We believe Hannah's maiden may be Fitzgerald but not sure.
I would appreciate any information on these families any one can offer. My email is
Thanks so much. Diane Leste. Septemebr 18, 1999.


I am researching family history on SPRINGSTED/SPRINGSTEAD. Data that I can verify is as follows
John William SPRINGSTED son of Cecil Allison SPRINGSTED and Pearle Ermina RIDGE
son of John WARD SPRINGSTED and Mary Ann PIETT
son of John SPRINGSTED and Jane S. JACKSON
son of John SPRINGSTED and Lydia WARD

I am particularly interested in the family of John SPRINGSTED and Lydia WARD's 11 children:\
Harriett  m. Amos PIETT
Isaac       m. Cshterine McINTOSH
John        m. Jane S. JACKSON
Jacob      m. Mary Ann JACKSON
Simon     m. Elizbeth BRISTOL
Rachel    m. William COMMBS
Abigail    m. Henry WILLIAMS
Sarah      m. Davis STEWART
Ransom  m. Jane STEVENS ?? ( STANTON??)
Jane        m. James JACKSON  September 18, 1999


Looking for BOWERS/BAUER parents, reportedly emigrated from Germany to Hamilton, Ontario ca 1850.  Parents gave birth to Mose/Moses BOWERS b. 1859 d. 1927, who emigrated to Michigan in 1901.  September 18, 1999


Does anyone have information on Ebenezer EDMONDS and his first wife Mary DANIELS who were married in 1870.  They lived in Wentworth county but moved around a bit. He ran a sawmill. Mary's sister Sarah DANIELS  married Charles HOWARD. They were married around 1872 and were both alive in 1908. Mary passed away before the turn of the century. I have some old letters they wrote to their brother Fred DANIELS. September 18, 1999


We are descendants of John CASE and his wife Elizabeth who were living in Flamboro Twp. at the time of the 1851 census.  By the 1861 census Elizabeth was a widow.  I have not been able to find either of their graves. Their son Isaac Poole CASE and two of their daughters are buried in the Rock Chapel Cemetery near Clappison's Corners. Also buried there are Isaac POOLE and his wife Eleanor nee CASE, and Peter CASE and his wife Susan nee SMUCK. Recently I found the last two listed on the I.G.I. and discovered that Peter and Susan were both born in Glanford Twp.- Peter in 1799. Our direct line is to John and Elizabeth CASE who reported being born in C.W. in 1806 so I believe that Peter was John's (and possibly Eleanor's) brother since they are all buried together. Are there any
descendants of the Case family still in the Glanford area to contact, or is their a local history that I might consult to try to find the name of the parents in Glanford? Marilynn Crow,Puslinch Twp.,Wellington Co. September 16, 1999


Here it goes again. I am looking for info on George Henry GARRISON; birthdate: ??;date of death: 1963?? Lived in Dundas, Ontario in 1950's and 1960's.  Married to Sarah Isabella SINE, Four children: Verna Isabella, Ruth Olga, Frances Caleph, John Merrill (my father). Hope You can help! Snail mail: P.O.Box 642, Hagersville, Ontario. N0A 1H0 Thanks! -Debbie Garrison. September 15, 1999


I am searching for information on the ancestors and descendants of Abram MARKLE (1770-?). Abram and his wife Barbary SHAVER (?-1841) lived in Wentworth county in the early 1800's. They had 3 children - Abraham
(1800-1850), Elizabeth Ann (1807-?) and Daniel (1802-1868). Daniel married Lydia BOARDMAN (1812-1886) and moved to Horning's Mill in Grey county with Mr HORNING in the early 1830's. They had 9 children - Abraham (1830-1830), Catherine (1831-?), Betsy Ann (1834-?), Mary (1836-), Lydia (1839-), Joseph (1843-1887), Rebecca Jane (1847-?), Daniel John (1852-?) and Olive (1854-?). Joseph moved to Mono Mills, Ontario in the early 1870's and married Jane MALCOLM (1849-1894). They had 3 children.- Ella, Albert and Herbert (1879-1955). Herbert, my grandfather, married Florence BRENTON (1876-1953) and lived with their 5 children - Orval, Ross, Helen, Lola and Ken  (1915-1983) in Scotland, Ontario. Any information that you have to share with me would be most appreciated. I can be reached at Wayne September 13, 1999


I am seeking any information on the WALLER family (siblings) who came over to Hamilton, Ontario from in or near Brighton England around the turn of the century (Some eventually moved to Toronto and one moved out to Vancouver but the rest probably stayed in or near Hamilton). My great grandfather Henry WALLER was the only one who did not come over from England. Older relatives remember that someone from the WALLER family married into the GILES family - last known GILES family address (from the 1960's) was 46 Long Crescent Toronto. Unfortunately I do not know any of the given names but one relative may have been named Alice. Thank you in advance for any information about this WALLER family! Suzanne Saban. ssaban@cdholdings.com September 7, 1999


Emigrated from Newry Ireland in 1913 with 13 children, to Dundas Ontario.. Father Alexander MCCONNELL, Uncles were James, William, John, David and Andrew. Some descendants attended a family reunion in Hamilton, Ontario in early 1960's. I am interested in any information relating to Thomas MCCONNELL. September 6, 1999


John CALDER was born 25 October 1831 in Nairnshire Scotland.  His parents were John and Anne Ross Calder.
I believe he was living in Hamilton St. George Ward A in 1871. I would like to connect with any descendants of John Calder, and I will be glad to share any information I might have. Patti Flynn Heimsness. September
5, 1999


I wonder whether anyone has any information on a William T HERRIDGE who was born in England in 1857 but came to Canada and was educated in Hamilton and Galt. He graduated from U of T in 1880 and became a Presbyterian minister. Thank you. George Morgan, Ottawa, Ontario. August 30, 1999


I am looking for descendants of and information on William KEYWORTH - (17?? Eng.- 12 Oct 1837 - ?Ont)  - Mar. Millicent KEYWORTH [maiden name unknown] (17?? - 30 July 1847 ?Ont) -Res. CS Lot 21 West Chinguaconsy, Peel Co., Ont. Children of William and Millicent Keyworth:

1. William KEYWORTH (ca. 1797 Eng.- prob.Ontario) Mar. Jane KEYWORTH (maiden name unknown) (ca. 1803-?).  They had three known children:   1. Mary Ann KEYWORTH - Born 14 Feb 1839 - Married Aaron
SILVERTHORN;   2. Jane KEYWORTH -  Born 1841;   3. William KEYWORTH - Born 1843 - Died 12 April 1911 Hamilton, Ont. -  mar. Eliza Jane MURPHY - Born 1843 - Died 27 November 1911 Hamilton, Ont. - Eight children of William and Eliza Jane Keyworth:  (1,2&3 born Chinyuacousy, Lot 21, Ont)  1. Harriett Jane KEYWORTH (24 Nov 1869-1 May 1960 Hamilton) Mar. Bryon ELLIOTT; 2. Susan KEYWORTH (18 Oct 1870-13 Sept 1953 Hamilton) - Mar. Fredrick William MARKS; 3. Ricard Pickard KEYWORTH (1 Jan 1873-1965 Hamilton) - Mar. Augusta WATERS; 4. Anie Minerva KEYWORTH (13 Jan 1874 Alton, Ont.-March 1959 Hamilton) - Never married;  5. William Aeron KEYWORTH (7 Mar 1876 Alton, Ont.-2 Jan 1967 Hamilton) - Mar. Jeanie Elizabeth WALTERS;  6. Lilly Maud KEYWORTH (7 Mar 1876 Alton, Ont.-1896 Hamilton) - Never married;  7. Elsie Josephine KEYWORTH (21 Jul 1879 Cataract, Ont.- 20 Aug 1961 Trenton, Ont.) - Mar. Henry STEPHEN;  8. Kenneth KEYWORTH ( 8 Mar 1883 Cataract-19 Jul 1950 Hamilton) - Mar. Edith PEMBERTON

2.  Martha KEYWORTH (Lincolnshire, Eng.-17 December 1881 ? On.) - Mar. William ETHERINGTON (Eng-1858)  - Five children of William and Martha
Keyworth:   1. Eliza Clayton ETHERINGTON  married Patrick DUFFEY;  2. William ETHERINGTON had 1 know child;  3. Stephen ETHERINGTON (1857 ? Canada - ?):  Children:  Edward Sherman ETHERINGTON (was an engineer) (1869 Ont.- ?) - Mar. Lydia O. BRADLEY 4. Elizabeth ETHERINGTON - Mar. John CANN;  5. George ETHERINGTON (10 May 1856 Vaughn Twp., York Co. - 19 Dec 1925 Marlette, MI) - Mar.: Mmyner V. ?

3.  John KEYWORTH (6 August 1811 Lincolnshire - 12 November 1876 Brockway Twp. St. Clair Co. MI - Mar. Elizabeth STONEHOUSE, (1820 Yorkshire -  8 April 1902 MI)

I have genealogy information to share. Thank you, Barb Naruta. August 27, 1999


I am looking for any information regarding a James BROOKS and his family. They were of English origin. In 1871 James Brooks and his wife Agnes Elizabeth Brooks were living in East Flamborough where they had a child Roseanna Brooks who was baptised at Grace church in east Flamborough. James and Agnes had two other children George and Albert who were both older than Roseanna. Between 1871 and 1880 James Brooks died, his wife Agnes moved back to England taking the children with her. When they had grown up the two oldest children George(with his wife Liza Annie) and his brother Albert moved back to Canada leaving Roseanna in England. I am especially interested in finding James and Agnes' birthplace in England. August 21, 1999


I am searching for the ancesters/relatives of Ron CLIMIE. He was born Mar 5, 1950 in Hamilton, Ontario.
He was a hockey player. Thanks. August 14, 1999


A sea captain (?), Hamilton area, with wife, Jane GILCHRIST, and their two sons, William and Daniel lived in Bartonville, Ontario. Capt. HOLMES' christian name remains a mystery. (Alexander/Andrew/William). Rumour has it he died on one of the Great Lakes, circa 1854 of cholera. His widow, my paternal gggrandmother later married a Mr. McDONALD who had two sons, Joseph and Ellesworth. Mrs. Jane GILCHRIST HOLMES McDONALD succumbed to injuries after being struck by a street car, June 18, 1910. The Hamilton Spectator lists three survivors, her son William, and two step-sons, Joseph of Charlotte, Michigan, and Ellesworth of Wisconsin. Information regarding any of the above individuals will be appreciated. OGS member 20784. Lois Kenneth, #1207 - 5080 Pinedale Ave., Burlington, Ontario. L7L 5V7 (905) 631-7630 August 14, 1999


Looking for any information on the PEPPER family of West Flamborough / Ancaster.  Edward PEPPER (1795-1854), wife Martha (1799 - 1887) - Children: Mary (M. ? LEE),  Isaac, Edward, Rachel (m. Edward WILLSON),
James, Ann, Sarah, Ruth, Orpha (m. Asa SHAVER), Jane and Andrew. Edward's wife may also be known as Lucy or Ann. Sandra Voisin August 13, 1999


I am searching for information about my grandfather,Robert MCNEIL, who was born in Hamilton, Ont. June 3, 1862
and moved to central New York State (Utica area) in the 1890's. His father's name may have been John MCNEIL his
mother's name unknown. Robert had two sisters (1) Floss MCNEIL  married Charle JENKINS dates unknown
(2) Alma MCNEIL  married James CANARY  she was born Oct. 1884  diedJuly 31, 1954 in Hamilton, Ont.
Paul McNeil August 13, 1999



Looking for any information on the following families.... THOMAS WILSON b 7/12/1841 (Ireland) d 10/18/1936 (Dundas Ontario) married ELIZA JANE BLAIN b 1851 (Detroit Michigan) d 7/28/1937 (her parents are
CHARLES BLAIN 1810-1877 and ANN ACTON 1810-1883).  Thomas and Eliza had a son named THOMAS WILSON b6/27/1872 (Dundas Ontario) d 8/20/1937 (Hamilton Ontario) married CHARLOTTE MORDEN b 3/17/1876 (Hamilton Ontario) d 9/16/1956 (Hamilton, Ontario) ... her parents were JAMES MORDEN b 5/21/1850
d 2/25/1920 in Hamilton and PHOEBE BRADT b 3/5/1851 (East Flamborough Ontario) d 11/19/1924 (Hamilton Ontario).  Thomas and Charlotte had a son named THOMAS WILSON b 7/1/1904 (Hamilton Ontario) d 7/27/1961 (Hamilton Ontario) married DELLA CLARA SNYDER b 6/28/1895 (Nova Scotia) d 10/9/1990
(Hamilton Ontario) If you have any information on these families, please email me at
Diane Stewart August 12, 199


James Foster WILSON is my Great-Grandfather. He was born in Venango County, PA, USA, Feb. 20, 1826.  In 1846, at the age of 20 years, he immigrated with his family to the Binbrook area of Wentworth County, Ontario.  He was first in the sawmill business with Archibald HARLEY, and later owned his own sawmill in Ancaster. His first wife was Margaret STEWART. Their children were: Sarah, Nancy, Margaret, and Prudence. After Margaret's death, James Foster married a younger sister, Sarah Matilda STEWART. Their children were James, Gertrude, John, Sarah, Mary (Rose), Corry, Edith (my grandmother), Thomas, Franklin, and Laidlaw.  In 1877, after the sawmill was destroyed by fire, the family moved to Harriston, Wellington County, where James Foster served as Reeve and Mayor before his
death in March 1887.  I would like to connect with descendants of any of the above family members.
Carolyn Hendry Washington State, USA, August 10, 1999


John WILSON and Isabella WILLSON are my 2nd Great Grandparents. They immigrated from County Tyrone, No. Ireland, to Venango County, PA, USA, in the early 1800's.  In 1846 the family left for Ontario, Canada, settling in
the Binbrook area of Wentworth County. Their children were:  Jane, William, James Foster (my Great Grandfather, born in 1826, Venango County, PA), Elizabeth, Mary, and John.  I would like to connect with anyone that is
researching descendants of this family. Carolyn Hendry Washington State, USA, August 10, 1999


Searching for info on the WYATT family. Thomas WYATT married Lillias BLACK in England (1859), and moved to Hamilton. Had several children: Eliza (1860), Catherine (1862), Christina (1866), James (1868), Lillias Alice
(1872), Rachel (1878), and Louise (1884). Any additional info would be appreciated. mailto: August 9, 1999


Need information re: Thomas ASHTON resided West Flamborough Twsp., Wentworth County, ward 1, teamster,freeholder, householder, 32y, school sec. 4, concession lot 1,  1/2 ac., Val. $100. second class service military roll.  I presume he was signed up for the military but where do you find those records?  Also what church. 1851 census indicates ME.  What would be the nearest ME church in his location? August 8, 1999


I am researching the downtown Hamilton area during the years 1909 to 1920. I am hoping to make contact with the families of my grandfather's childhood friends. The first are the family of William R. WEBB, who was a marble dealer in Hamilton, having premises at 61-65 York St., and having a home at 54 Market Street. He had five children: Alexander Morrison, Graham, Donald, George, and Flora. I would like to contact any members of this family to share information. I am also looking for relations of the SPICUZZA and SANZONE families, whose ancestor Frank Spicuzza ran the wholesale fruit/vegetable business at 77-78 York St. during that period, and lived, at least from 1909-1913
or so, at the same address. There was a large family of children that my grandfather played with -- about 8, but he could not recall specific names. I would also like any information from descendents of J.A. NUNN, who
rented storefront premises from my grt-grandfather, John Edward MERCER, in 1912-14, running a bicycle shop there. If you have any information about these families, or that area and time period, please email "". My grandfather's name was Victor Norman MERCER. Thank you!


Looking for information about Albert E. Speakman (wife Thomasina). Born Essex County England. Emigrated to Canada 1908. Was Sargent of Detectives for Hamilton Police Dept. Died August 1946. Lived at 255 Ottawa Street South. Hamilton. Brother Frank Speakman lived in Toronto and may have been minister. Two other brothers Jack and Charles, 2 sisters Olive Vermont,Mrs.W. Wakeland all of England. Children: Joseph(Deceased WW2), James(Deceased 1975), Philip, Thomas(Deceased), Jean, Margaret(Hagen)(Deceased). Trying to make the connection back to UK family. Any info greatly appreciated! Contact Bob Speakman at -
Aug 5, 1999


Looking for information on James T. CLINK, b.1788/89 NY (poss. Albany,NY) - d.abt 1866 Saltfleet. (UEL) Looking for his parents and also looking for proof of marriage to a first wife named Margaret ? bef 1813, and any children from this union. James married (3/21/1835 in Saltfleet) Mary BARKER-b.1815 Saltfleet who was quite a bit younger than     James. Known children from this union are: Sarah, Caroline-b.1843, Mary Jane -b.1846/7, Richard-b.1847/8, Rachel-b.1848/9, Benjamin T.-b.9/26/1852 Saltfleet & d.6/17/1909 Lansing, Mi., Joseph A.-b.1854, Jonas B.-b.1857. Benjamin T. Clink married Mary Bridget McDONALD on 1/2/1882(Woodstock,Ont) and raised a family in the Stoney Creek/Grimsby area. Ben and Mary's children were: Lois-b1882, Walter George-b.1883 (my grandfather-d.1955 Danville, IL), Winfred-b.1886, Alice-b.1888, Franklin Cecil-b.abt.1890(d.1970 Calgary). Aug 2, 1999


Looking for information about Charles SPEAKMAN who immigrated from Essex County in England between 1910-20. Wife Thomsina (nee LOCKHART). Settled in Hamilton on Ottawa Street south. Was Sargent of Detectives for Hamilton Police. Was involved with Evelyn Dick murder investigation. Children - Joseph, James, Thomas, Philip, Jean, and Margaret. I believe he came from Chelmsford or nearby and had a sister named Olive. Looking for info on link to UK family. Contact Bob Speakman Aug 1, 1999


My husband's grandfather, Herbert Harry Young, was born in Hamilton Ontario, Canada in l875. Does anyone know his parents names or anything about him. All we know is he came to Muncie, Indiana later. Would appreciate any help. Thanks.  July 30, 1999


I have Grice's who emigrated to Wentworth in 1856 from Carlby, Lincolnshire, England. Parentage James and Charlotte (SEARSON) GRICE, England. The emigrants: John Grice b. Jun 6, 1823, Carlby; wife Elizabeth MONEY b. Apr 12, 1822, Grantham, Linc.; children's mother, Mary Ann SHORTLIFF, b. 1828, Rutland, d. May 5, 1853, Rutland; son James b. Feb 23, 1847, Carlby; John, jr. b. Sept. 16, 1852, Carlby; Elizabeth Ann b. Mar 23, 1849, Carlby (remained in Eng?). James and John Jr remained in Ontario, as far as I know, since I can't find them on any MI census. The father and wife emigrated to Fremont twp, Sanilac Cty, MI, abt. 1874. John, Sr bro Luke b. Jan 4, 1829, wife Mary and daug. Elizabeth 'Eliza' emigrated as well to Canada. Any help, especially, in tracking James and John Jr would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks! Michael Richard and July 29, 1999.


Have some information on the family of Ethemer SHAW who married Magdeline DEPEW/DEPUW March 12, 1833.  I have them as having one that I know of Dorman Shaw born Nov 16, 1843/1846. He married Hannah MADGWICK. Would be willing to share any info that I have.  Would like to find the names of the parents of Ethemer Shaw and any other children. Grace Hall, Michigan July 23, 1999


Trying to find any records of Mabel HENRY, known to have given birth in Wentworth County on Sept. 2, 1918, to a daughter named Amy, subsequently adopted. Father of child was Charles AITKEN. Thank you. July 20, 1999


Lois DAY died about 1844 in Jerseyville, Wentworth Co.  Married to James RICHMOND who died in Brantford, Brant Co. in 1833.  Their daughter Emily md. Richard SPRAGUE in Michigan. She had a brother Darius Chase
RICHMOND.  Would like more info. on these families. John in Durham, NC. July 17, 1999


I am trying to fill in a few blanks in the family history and I would be pleased if you could post a query on the Wentworth board. My Ggrandfather Alexander FIN(D)LAY and family settled in or around Strabane, W Flamborough after emigrating from Forres, Morayshire, Scotland in or around the mid to late 1830's. They were married in Scotland in Dec 1832 and shortly there after emigrated. I do not know when they arrived in Wentworth County. My Ggrandmother was Helen (known as Ellen) FERRIER. Some of their children were born in Strabane or area.
Probably Catherine, Ellen, Mary, Alexander Jr, Janet, John, Isabelle and William. The family is in the Wentworth Census for 1851, 61 and 71. They moved to Simcoe County in 1875. July 14, 1999


Looking for any information on the following families.... Thomas WILSON b 7/12/1841 (Ireland) d 10/18/1936 (Dundas Ontario) married Eliiza Jane BLAIN b 1851 (Detroit Michigan) d 7/28/1937 (her parents are Charles BLAIN 1810-1877 and Ann ACTON 1810-1883).  Thomas and Eliza had a son named Thomas WILSON b6/27/1872 (Dundas Ontario) d 8/20/1937 (Hamilton Ontario) married Charlotte MORDEN b 3/17/1876 (Hamilton Ontario) d 9/16/1956 (Hamilton, Ontario) ... her parents were James MORDEN b 5/21/1850 d 2/25/1920 in Hamilton and Pheobe BRADT b 3/5/1851 (East Flamborough Ontario) d 11/19/1924 (Hamilton Ontario).  Thomas and Charlotte had a son named Thomas WILSON b 7/1/1904 (Hamilton Ontario) d 7/27/1961 (Hamilton Ontario) married Della Clara SNYDER b 6/28/1895 (Nova Scotia) d 10/9/1990 (Hamilton Ontario). If you have any information on these families, please email me at Diane Stewart. July 9, 1999


My Great Grandfather, William John Heron and his brother Robert Charlton Heron were both born in Hamilton in 1858 and 1855. They were baptised at head Street Church. Their parents were William Sinclair and Elizabeth
Heron. Does anyone have any information on the church or the area that they might have lived in. So far we have been unable to trace them. Pat patricia.jones@sympatico.caJuly 1, 1999


I am looking for surnames: Anstee, and Mitges Hamilton-Wentworth June 30, 1999


I am looking for information about a GREEN family that came to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from England.  Father's name is unknown, but mother's was Charloton and she was pregnant on the voyage and they had at least 3 children with them. Edward died on the voyage and the new baby was named Edward.  Daughter were Elizabeth Ann Charloton and Sarah  (her married name was PAYNE).  Elizabeth married John Matthew JENKINS and they were my great grandparents. Thank you. sincerely, Kathi Jenkins Trostad  June 7, 1999


I am searching for Noel Leslie and his wife Elizabeth (Jess) LESLIE. They are buried in Hamilton Cemetery. Noel died in 1968 at age 74 and his wife died in 1932 at age 37.  If you could find information on these people I would appreciate it. Thank You Darlene May. 12 Burrows Ave.
St. Thomas, ON, N5P 2N3 (519) 637-3793. June7, 1999


I'm looking for information on William FULLER b. between 1795 and 1800. William married Isabella KING, daughter of Obadiah and Mary KING, Feb. 14, 1820 in Grimsby Township. Both of their residences was listed as Saltfleet Township, Wentworth County. William and Isabella later moved to Middlesex County. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Meg Fuller May 26, 1999


Looking for the family of Alfred H. POTTER  There is an Alfred Potter buried in the Hamiliton, Christ Church-E.  My Alfred Potter was married in Ellensburg, WA, USA then migrated back to Ontario with his wife, Elizabeth Jane BONNELL Potter who appears to be buried in Burford, Brant Co.  They were known to have had two daughters.  I think that they were living in Port Arthur, Ont. in 1905 and moved to Hamilton after that date. Terri Carlson tlcmt@ptinet.netMay 23, 1999



I am looking for any information about Hiram HILDRETH of Binbrook about 1800-1837.
He married Lydia SWAYZE also of Binbrook. She later married Charles MARSHALL after Hiram's untimely death in1837. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Dave Moir May 17, 1999


Looking for ancestors of David William (or William David) WEAVER (1811-1873).  Married Margaret TERRYBERRY (1812-1867) circa 1845/50.  Their son John Hurry WEAVER was born in Binbrook, Wentworth County, Ontario in 1842.  John H. Weaver married Mary Ann GILET (GILLETTEa) in 1867. They immigrated by wagon to Michigan around 1885 with their two children. Their daughter Rosanna WEAVER (1870-1948) is my greatgrandmother. Her younger brother William WEAVER (1875-1960) never married. David William WEAVER subsequently married Laura HALL. It is thought that David William WEAVER or his family came to Wentworth County from New York State and that the family perhaps originated in Germany (name possibly changed from WEBER?) May 12, 1999


I am looking for information on the family of Robert MACDONALD and his wife Elizabeth.  They lived in Beverly township on the 8th concession.  They raised an orphan boy by the name of Frederick DANIELS.  He had a brother called Wallace who owned the land with him for a time.  His brother-in-law was Robert DUNSMORE and he had a niece Jane Matilda PENTLAND.  I have letters that he received in 1846 through to 1875. My address is
May 10, 1999


Researching the following surnames in Wentworth county just prior to the turn of the 19th century to now. George Franklin b. England, m. Christina Aulph. Issue: John, Lillian (Winfield),   George, Esther (Peatfield), Isobel, Margaret (Murray). Mary Susan Gibson Murray b. 1866 sct. M. First James Murray Sct. Issue: Mary (Tinsley), Maggie (Wighton), Nellie (Keane), James, G.Cecil, John (married Margaret Franklin) Mary Susan Gibson Murray remarried Thomas Nerney Sct. After 1902 Issue: Annie(Wilkinson), Note: James Murray Jr. and G.Cecil Murray died in 1947 in a cotton mill fire on James Street, in Hamilton. #2 Christina Aulph Franklin had a sister Clara who lived in Fonthil and they claimed to be Pennslyvanian Dutch. Please Contact Susan. May 5, 1999


Looking for James BURKE (b 1777) and Catherine MURPHY (b 1801)...came from Tipperary, Ireland....emigrated to Canada....settled in central Ontario.....Adjala township....near present day Tottenham in worshipped at St. James R C  Church, Colgan, ON...many of
the kids are buried there...... kids Bridget (b 1831) , Catherine (b 1832) Jane (b 1834) James (b 1838), Arthur William (b direct line) and Patrick (1843)....have only tracked Arthur William....the rest are sketchy......believe James moved to Toronto, ON, the rest have disappeared...Arthur William (March 12, 1840) married Catherine Reay (1840), on May 14, 1861 and had 8 kids....#1 Catherine Maria (1862....married  Thomas J Johnston and moved to Los Angeles in the 1910's), #2 Francis Jane, #3 Emily Josephine, #4Vincent Ambrose, #5 Arthur Emmett, #6 Sarah Minette, #7 Harold Jerome, & #8 Thomas Adis (my grand father).........Arthur William moved his family to the Wentworth County, Hamilton, ON area  in the late 1890's where my family still lives today. Have family records.....willing to share. Lee Burke Toronto May 4, 1999


I am searching for ancestors of John POAG, b. 1829 in Canada and Eliza JOHNSON b. in Ireland.  They were married in 1854.  They had 8 children, Sarah Ann, b. 23 October 1855, John Jr. b. 12 February 1857, Robert b. 12 December 1859, Anna b. 27 April 1863, Lena Isabelle b. 16 April 1866 in Hamilton, Ontario, William b. 9 November 1868, Nancy b. 31 March 1871, and James b. 21 May 1874.  The family moved from Hamilton to Saginaw, Michigan sometime in
the late 1860's.  May 4, 1999


I am trying to locate any information on the GEELING family.  My grandmother is from the Hamilton area and married my grandfather Everett CORBIN in 1923-25.  We don't know if they were married in Canada or the US (Niagara Falls). They lived in Niagara Falls all their lives.  If you have any info please contact me. May 3, 1999


I am searching for information on the following people: William MURRAY b. in Bannockburn, Scotland and d.1873 in Canada, married Sarah Jane SMITH and were early settlers of Binbrook, Elfrida, Glanford and the Hannon area on the mountain above Hamilton. Their children were Jane, Wesley, Steven, Elijah and Margaret Ann b. 6/8/1853 in Binbrook and d. in 1931. Margaret married a fellow named William BROWN. Their children were Wesley, Roy and Edward (all three served in WW1) and Alberta Evelyn b. 6/12/1879 and d. 1971 in Hamilton. Alberta married Frederick Lane WEEKLEY. His father was Isaac WEEKLEY (born in England) who married Marguerite (born in France). Any information about these ancestors will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Winnifred Hart 2917 Harold Dean Drive, Marietta, GA 30066-4019 April 28, 1999


I have just found that one of my GGG Uncles was a Wesleyan Minister at Centenary Methodist Church in the late 1800's. His name was the Rev. Samuel John HUNTER (S.J.), and he was the son of John and Nancy Hunter, emigrants from Co. Tyrone, Ireland. I know litle else about Samuel, except that he was b. c.a. 1842, and had two brothers, the Rev. H.D. Hunter, pastor of the First Congregational Church, London, and Rev. William John Hunter, of churches in Hamilton, London, Toronto, and Ottawa at various points in his career. Does anyone have any information on Samuel, his descendants, the Centenary church, or anything else that might be of help? Was he married, if so, to whom, and did he have children... :-) All the usual questions! Thanks, Dave  The Island Register - P.E.I.'s Premiere Genealogy Site: April 27, 1999


I am researching my ggrandfather's line. George William LEWIS. I believe George was born in Wales, 18 Jan 1830. He emigrated to the U.S. with a contingent of miners to teach mining to the Americans. He later moved to Canada - to the Ancaster area. He later moved to Vanessa, where, I understand he lived the remainder of his live. His first wife was Jane FRAY. Children of the marriage were Franklin J. b. 6 Mar 1855; Martin Luther, b. 1 Nov 1856; William Henry (my grandfather) b. 21 June 1861; Charles, b.Apr 1864 (d. Apr 1865) ; Nettie J. b. 28 May 1866; and
Marian, about whom I have no other information. I have no idea where George and Jane were married, or where the children were born. I have always understood William Henry was born in Ontario, but to date, have not been able to verify the fact. Jane died 5 Mar 1869, and is buried in the Vanessa Cemetery. Nettie J. married a man by the name of Gorman, and lived the balance of her life in Lansing Mich. William Henry moved to Alberta with his first wife, Elizabeth Ann TACKLE, first to Calgary where William supervised the laying of the first waterworks, and later
to Bowden where they homesteaded and farmed. Elizabeth is buried in a small cemetary that stands on the corner of the original homestead in Bowden, deeded to the town by William Henry when she passed away. Any information you have would be most appreciated. Thank you. Wilma Lewis  e-mail  April 21, 1999


Looking for the descendants of Jane BEATTIE /CONWAY who emigrated to Hamilton about 1910. Two sisters also emigrated . Lorraine and Jean. Jean had twins Kenneth and and Joan. Please phone 519 696-3875 or email Thank you Sam Mc Carrison New Dundee, Ontario. April 17, 1999


James McGRATH, born in 1834, Belfast married Mary DEVANEY. They emigrated to Hamilton, Ontario, where they remained. Children included: Rosana (1857), Henry (1858), John (1859), Mary (1861), Maggy (1865) and James (1867).  Henry (1858-1927) married Mary BENNETT and
raised their children in Hamilton. I am a descendant of Henry and am interested if there might be other McGrath descendants in this area. The spelling of the name eventually changed to McGRAW. Thanks, (Mrs) Frankie McGraw-Nicol, Hamilton, Ont.
April 15, 1999


I am researching the MURRAY family of Carlisle England who emigrated to Canada 1865 and later.  They owned the Hamilton Rug Works till about 1927, when it was owned by the Brass family (daughter married a Murray moved to USA.)  Was the rug works part of Harding Carpets later?   Any information appreciated by Mary Connell. Thanks fellow researchers. murcon@netcom.caApril 15, 1999


John MALLOY (1848-1926) m. Margaret Ann McKAY (1847-1926)--lived in Hamilton, On. Buried Woodland Cem., Hamilton. They had at least 4 children: Jane Malloy (1873-) m. Wm. James ROBERTSON (1873-1918) Wm. Malloy (1875-1948) m. Marg. Murphy Mabel A. Malloy (1880-1944) m. Wm. Field (1872-1963) Hazel Malloy (1882-) m. Matthew J. Brown Margaret Ann (McKay) Malloy was the daughter of Wm. & Jane (Reid) McKay. Any info on this family can be sent to George Russell April 15, 1999


James JAMIESON (1841-1924) m. Jane "Jennie" McKAY (1846-) James was owner of the Jamieson Stove Manufacturers, in Hamilton. Jennie was the daughter of Wm. & Jane (Reid) McKay, originally of Kilrea, Londonderry, N. Ireland. Any info can be sent to George Russell April 15, 1999


Alexander McKAY (1843-1912) m. 1871 to Kate MARSHALL (1846-1901) Alexander was mayor of Hamilton (1886-7) and a Member of Parliament (1887-1896). Buried Hamilton Cem. Alexander was the son of Wm. & Jane McKay of Hamilton, who operated the Victoria Hotel. Kate was the daughter of Alexander Marshall of Barton Twp. They had 4 children: Fred M. (1876-), Reginald J. (1881-1920), Ethel (1878-), & Phyllis C. (1890-). Any info can be sent to George Russell April 15, 1999


Searching for information on the following:  Agnes E. SOMERSET (d: 08 Apr 1918  in Hamilton), daughter of James SOMERSET (b: 02 Feb 1847 - d:24 Apr 1926 in Hamilton); Bertha MORDEN [HUTON] (b: 1886 d: 01 Sep 1931 in Hamilton), husband of Harry MORDEN (b: 09 Mar 1883 in Hamilton, d: 06 Nov 1946 in Hamilton).  Several of the Somersets moved to Hamilton from
Simcoe County between 1901-1910.  I'd like to determine, for instance, when and where Harry Morden and Bertha Huton were married.  Also, information on Bertha's brothers, Alfred (who might have gone under the surname Somerset) and Charles Huton (d: 1970), and her father, who might be William Huton (d: 1928).  Agnes Somerset, James Somerset, Bertha (Huton) Morden, and Harry Morden are buried in Hamilton Cemetery, but there does not appear to have been a marker; Charles and William Huton are buried in Woodland Cemetery.  I've consulted various City Directories, Cemetery Indexes, and Funeral Home Indexes at Hamilton Public Library, and am in the process of checking the available Births, Marriages, and Deaths indexes, but would like to hear from anyone who may have come across any of these people in their own research.
Gary Sumpter. April 11, 1999


I am beginning my search of the DEPEW family and the marriage connection to the WARD family. I have a connection found with Wellington WARD marrying Caroline Leitha Depew March 28 1900 Certificate 17382/00. Caroline was the daughter of  John Depew and Esther Jones. There is some references I have on  John Depew from the 1871 census indicating he was 22 years old. Also Hugh Ward the father of Wellington  is listed on the 1871 census as 27 years old. I am looking for the connections in the Depews back to the 1796 Depews who were of the original Hamilton settlers. Also  I am looking for the prior connections of the Wards. I have some background info but have not the found the full connections yet. Any help from the Postings would be of great help. Nick Alexanders Forest On. 519-786-4670 April 10, 1999


I am searching for any type of marriage or death record of a James FRENCH. He was last found in the 1861 Hamilton City Directory working as a salesman. He was married to Mary EFFRICK.  Both had lived prior in Canboro.  They also had a child born in 1861, who died a year later. They also had a second child a girl named Emma born on Nov. 1862 in Hamilton. James was reported to have died in 1864/65. This is where I have hit a brick wall. Could someone please show me a any way around this wall. April 8, 1999


Andrew  CAIRNS  born 1835 at Tallly Ho. married Mary Jane BEATTIE born 1834. Their Children Robert, William, Albert, Richard, Lottie, Katherine, George, Frank. George Cairns was born March 03, 1864. There is a Richard Cairns, age 82 in Halton County, Nelson Twp. in the 1871 Canadian Census, along with a Samuel Cairns age 41. Is this Andrew's father? There is a Thomas Beatty age 60. Is this any relation to Mary Jane Beatty. I have some family history, but any information would be appriciated. I would like to hear from other relative also, Andrew was my gg grandfather, George was my greatgrand father. D. Marder, Ohio, U.S.A. April 3, 1999


Robert BARRETT born Ireland around 1822 came to Hamilton Ont. around 1825 married Johanna Demma DUGGAN Feb10 1850 St Marys (RC) church his wife Johanna died Sept 24 1898 in Hamilton ,they had 12 Children all in Hamilton I have all their names. (1871 Census) Robert BARRETT father was also a Robert and came to Canada around 1825 with three small children his wife Agnes MOORE died in Ireland before he left -- any information onhow they came over and from where in Ireland would be great -- thanks. Frank Barrett April 2, 1999

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