William Stephen SPENCER married Lucy PALMER (both of Haldimand Twp) Oct. 20 1843 in Alnwick. They lived on Conc. 10 lot 26 Cramahe Twp. They had 2 sons Gilbert (b.1844)and Albert (b.1846). Lucy died sometime before 1851. William died August 30,1870 in Colborne. Albert's lineage is done but nothing has been found of his brother Gilbert since census of 1861. Gilbert's uncle Henry moved in 1864 to Sanilac Co. Michigan.

If anybody has any info. or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Please respond to: Ray SPENCER at spencerr@efni.com


I am researching the WALDRON family of Murray twp. Allied families include Couch, Hubble, Potter, Ireland, Wessels, McMullen, and Cawthorn. John WALDRON (1799-?) m. Susan COUCH (1797-1882) and had the following children: David Couch b. 1819, Schuyler Philip b. 1821 m. Mary POTTER, James Hervey b. 1824 m. Mahala HUBBLE, Maria Jane b. 1827 m. Richard IRELAND, Elizabeth Ann b. 1829, William Wesley b. 1831 m. Margaret WESSELS, John Coonly b. 1834, and Cloe Emaline b. 1837 m. 1st Quinton McMULLEN, m. 2nd C.E. CAWTHORN. The Waldron family lived in Northumberland county until about 1849-1850 when many members relocated to Dane co. Wisconsin. Any information about any of the families listed above would be greatly appreciated.

Please respond to: Elizabeth MURRAY at emurray@foxinternet.net


I am seeking information on Samuel MASTERS and Polly BULL of Colburg and Cramahe Township during the 1837-1881 time period. Do you know how many times Samuel was married?

A Samuel MASTERS, born about 1837 in Ontario and of Irish origins is found in the 1871 Cramahe Census roll married to Mary E. ?, born about 1846, with Mary, age 81, born in US and Cla, age 26, widow. He is listed in the 1881 census, but being of German origins and married to Elizabeth, born about 1854, with children: Jonas 24, Salem H 23, Ann 20, Arnoldie 14, Ernest 9, Sanford 5 and May 2 years old.

I believe this to be my MASTERs family, but oral tradition says Ernest MASTERS is the only known child of Samuel MASTERS and Polly BULL. The above Ernest, aged 9, is the right age for my ancestor, but obviously has siblings! Is Polly a nickname for Elizabeth? A Polly BULL appears on the 1851 census near Coburg, as does a Samuel MASTERS with his parents.

Later in life, Sam went to Coe Hill in Hastings County and built a log cabin that was unique because he used dove tail joints. My mother and father say it was still standing on their honeymoon in about 1928. The cabin is gone now but I suspect Samuel is buried in that area.

If you have any suggestions or know of this family, please contact: Leland MASTERS at: renormast@msn.com
Posted: 3 Jan 1999


I am researching Captain Robert Henry BROWN. Captain Brown was born in England, c. 1830, and married Margery COULTER, daughter of John and Eliza COULTER of Cobourg on August 7, 1860. He died March 30, 1894 and is buried in Cobourg.Can you be of any assistance?

Please respond to: Cheryl MANSELL at mansell@netrover.com
Posted: 6 Jan 1999


I am looking for relatives of Charles BULLOCK, born circa 1824. The 1851 census says he is English. Wife, Elizabeth, is from Brighton Township, Northumberland Co, Ontario. They had three children: Sarah, born 1847; Robert, born 1849; and Carl Carlisle BULLOCK, my great grandfather , born about 1852. He came to Iowa State in 1871 at 19 leaving parents and brother in Canada. Carl married Martha Jane LIGGETT in 1881 in Missouri and he died in 1934 at Clarinda, Page Co, Iowa, USA. Would like to find information on Charles and Robert.

Thank you. Please respond to: Merriam WHITE at merriam@sprintmail.com
Posted: 15 Jan 1999


Elias Calvin WILLIAMS married Mary (Polly) HUBBLE, daughter of Abel Jay HUBBLE of Cramahe Township on 25 Jan 1842. Elias was reportedly from Haldimand Township, born 4 February 1821. They immigrated to Michigan in the winter of 1844.

Any information would be appreciated. Please respond to: Leslie WILLIAMS at LesandEJ@aol.com
Posted: 15 Jan 1999


John DOYLE was buried 10 Mar 1874, in the Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery in Cobourg, according to his obituary. That cemetery is not online. I'm interested in what else might be on the tombstone and if his wife and any children are buried near him. Does anyone have access to this cemetery's records?

Please respond to: Kathleen T. CHOI at kathchoi@ilhawaii.net
Posted: 15 Jan 1999


I would like any information on the family of Joseph REVOY. Joseph was born 1848, died 1890 and married Eliza Jane ? in 1871. His obituary appears in the Campbellford paper in 1890, but I do not have a copy.

Any info appreciated. Please respond to: Kathy TOMPKINS at ttompkin@microtec.net
Posted: 15 Jan 1999


I would like to know if there are any families of the surname TURK in Northumberland County. Based on an affidavitt of Albert TURK, stating that he was born in the Township of Crossing?, County of Northumberland, Canada on the 5th day of March 1830, I am searching the county.

His father was John TURK, b. c1813 either Canada or Vermont and his mother was Mary PALMETIR or PALMALIEE, b. 1816 in Canada. Albert is the brother of my direct ancestor, Celestia TURK. By finding him, I hope to find her and the family.

Does anyone have knowledge of this family? Please contact: Joseph P. Lafnear, Sr. of PO box 0068, Augusta, MI 49012-0068 at jplafnear@bigfoot.com

Posted: 15 Jan 1999


Is it possible to obtain a list of those buried in SMITH United Cemetery (Abandoned) of Brighton Township? My grandmother was a SMITH from Smithfield which was a part of Brighton. I'm trying to locate the cemetery where her parents and earlier ancestors were buried. Parents are Abijah DRUMMOND and Mary Emily Taylor SMITH. Both died in 1917 within days of each other. His parents were Squire DRUMMOND and Ellathea LAWSON. Squire's parents are Abijah DRUMMOND and Elizabeth SQUIRE. The parents of this Abijah are Captain John DRUMMOND SMITH and Mary McDOLL. Captain John was also called Joseph and dropped the SMITH from his name when he moved from US to Canada in 1789. The village of Smithfield was named for him.

Can anyone help me with the cemetery and SMITH family? Please respond to: Ruth POTTER at potter@capital.net

Posted: 15 Jan 1999

FALLIS, FOLLIS--Northumberland Co Neighbors

I am researching the following early settlers: James, Richard and John FALLIS/FOLLIS of Cavan Township, Durham Co. between 1816-1825 and Edward, Robert and William FALLIS/FOLLIS of Manvers Township, Victoria Co. in 1834. Also, Thomas FALLIS of Cavan Township in 1834.

Contributed by: B. MOYLE at BMOYLE@flemingc.on.ca

Posted: 24 Jan 1999


I am researching the following family: Alexander ROGERS, "RODGERS" in Ireland, came from Ireland to South Monahan in Northumberland County in 1844. His wife, Susan McQUEY or McKAY, also came from Ireland in 1844. They gave issue to five daughters and four sons: Ada (Adelaide?) Marie, my maternal grandmother; Elizabeth; Margaret; Josephine; unknown named daugther; Sam, James, William and Wellington. I would like to find any information on these children and their parents. [South Monahan is currently located in Peterborough County.]

Please respond to: Betty NELSON at betty_nelson@bc.sympatico.ca

Posted: 24 Jan 1999


I need help in identifying the full names of the parents of William John ASHBY, born on Sept. 17, 1883 at Port Hope. His mother is said to be of Indian background. What is her name? His father reportedly worked on the Lake boats. Can anyone direct me to the right resources?

Please respond to: Tom HAYNES at t_k_haynes@yahoo.com

Posted: 26 Jan 1999


I am looking for my great-great-grandfather, John R. FAIRMAN, born 1819 at Sophiasburg and died at Port Hope. He married Mary Ann NORTH. I would like to find his date of death, obit, grave site, or other data. I would also appreciate any information on him or his son, Reuben or their families.

Please respond to: Kurt McCRARY at boat@cardina.net

Posted: 26 Jan 1999


I need help in locating records for burials at Grafton, Haldimand Township. John BROWN of Haldimand who is mentioned in the 1878 Historical Atlas is a relative and is said to be buried at Grafton. He is the BROWN whose daughter, Hanora, taught school in a one room school house near Colbourne across the road from the farm house prior to 1871. Can anyone direct me to the right resources?

Please respond to: Molly MARSO at mollymarso@aol.com

Posted: 26 Jan 1999


I am looking for the GIBSON and McCRUTCHEON families in Hastings and Northumberland counties. Also, the WANNAMAKER family from Prince Edward County. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Please respond to: Dwayne GIBSON at dsgibson@kos.net

Posted: 26 Jan 1999


I am looking for information on the family of Zebulon CROSS, appearing on the 1851 census for Brighton. He lists his age as 82, making him born c. 1769, place of birth is the USA. In the same household are Holdy, age 55; Asa, age 53; and his wife, Sarah, age 45. Next door are Elias, born 1816, his wife Martha A. and at this point five children: Cezia, Zebulon, Olive, Mary and Matilda. They next appear in my research on the 1881 census for Dummer Twp., Peterborough Cty., and have added the following children: Robert, Elias Jr., Lewis and Abagial.

Zebulon, s/o Elias and Martha lives in Percy Twp. where he dies in 1908. Elias Sr. dies in 1902, wife Martha in 1900 but I don't know where they are buried. Any information on any of these family members would be greatly appreciated.

Please respond to: Ron CROSS at rcross@interlinks.net

Posted: 29 Jan 1999


James RANKIN of the township of Murray,Northumberland County. He married Elizabeth JOHNSON also of Murray. Children include: Dyer, John, Caroline, Sarah, Mary Eliza, Cammilla and Matilda. He belonged to the W. Methodist Church. His 100 acre farm was on lot 21, concession 13, where he had 50 acres under cultivation and raised cattle, sheep & pigs. His daughter, Mary Eliza RANKIN, married my great grand father, William BURKELL. I have James RANKIN`s last will and testament, but most of my information came from the Ont. census.

Please respond to: Ray BURKELL at rburkell@connected.bc.ca

Posted: 29 Jan 1999

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