Seeking assistance and information about the HARRIS, DOUGLAS, HIE (HIGH) and WEBB families from Northumberland County or surrounding areas.

My gg grandmother, Mary Jane HARRIS, b 12 Jul 1866; daughter of Henry HARRIS and Elizabeth DOUGLAS. Mary Jane died 28 Apr 1945 in Cobourg and was buried in the Baltimore United Cemetery, Cobourg.

She married James Isaac HIE (HIGH) on 7 Mar 1883 in Cobourg. James was born to James HIGH (HIE) II and Caroline Ann Victoria WEBB on 1 May 1862. He died 24 May 1930 in Cobourg and was also buried in the Baltimore United Cemetery, Cobourg. Mary Jane and James had seventeen children; the eldest which was my great grandmother, Lillian (Liela Ettie) L. HIE.

Would like to correspond & exchange information with anyone researching or having knowledge of any of the above listed individuals, their parents, siblings or their descendants. I have some very old family photos and would be willing to exchange copies for other photos of family members.

Please contact: Ms. Kem Hart at ptownpest@aol.com or via snail mail at: 3528 Shelton Road Portsmouth, VA USA 23703-3829
Posted: 3 July 1999


I am looking for information on RUSSELL's. They were supposedly originally from England but I am unsure of this. Here is the information that I do have. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

Robert RUSSELL bp/bd. Unknown m. Mary Lablanche WILSON bp/bd. Unknown
William Edward RUSSELL b. 07/05/1883 Hamilton ON d. 04/27/1970 m. Edith Laura GAYMER b. 11/27/1882 Norfolk England d. 02/05/1967 Waterford ON
Viola Marian RUSSELL b. 09/20/1903 d. 03/23/1976
Audrey Lablanche RUSSELL b. 03/18/1906 Rockford ON d. 07/23/1972 London ON
Ralph Robert RUSSELL b. 02/04/1911 Rockford ON d. 01/08/1972 London ON
Annie Ida RUSSELL b. 09/03/1912 Bealton ON d. 10/27/1997 Waterford ON

I have more information on the life of Viola Marian RUSSELL if anyone needs it. I would just like information about the family of William Edward and back as many years as I can go before him. Please contact: LaFORME family at wlaforme@home.com
Posted: 3 July 1999


The SHORTTS families of Brighton, Canada need the marriage records of all the family members from Brighton, Canada. We need also the death records and obituary of James (1818-1891) and Mary (b. 1826 Canada, d. Brighton, Ontario 1916) SHORTT of Brighton, Canada.

Please respond to: Ernest L. SNIDER at lorin@freewwweb.com
Posted: 3 July 1999


Seeking information on family of Thomas Sullivan HENRY, born Prince Edward Island 1878, living Hamilton in 1935.

Thanks for any help. Please respond to: Jenny Louise REDDEN at JennyLouiseRedden@worldnet.att.net
Posted: 3 July 1999


Searching Charles SLATER, died Aug 6, 1931 age 78, widower, Northumberland County, Ontario.Believed to be buried at/in Red Cloud which does not exist today apparently. Believed to have been born in England. Had one known son Alfred born <1888> unknown. Would like to find the name of the wife of Charles, when she died and her age. Maybe she is buried in Red Cloud, too?

Please respond to: Beth SLATER at betsy@island.net
Posted: 3 July 1999


I am searching for any information on Alexander GILCHRIST and Lillias MACKIE who were married in 1844 and were of Northumberland. They had one child, a Mary GILCHRIST, in 1833. If you know of a band of Scots coming from Argyll about this time please let me know. Thanks. Contact: Dan Woodrow at woodhan@mars.ark.com
Newfoundland: WOODROW
England: WOODROW(Devon), KEMBLE
Posted: 9 July 1999


Benjamin NICHOLS and his wife Phoebe NORTON settled in Hamilton Township just prior to the War of 1812. They had come up from New York State. They farmed in the township and had eight children - six sons and two daughters. The children were Benjamin, George, Stephen, Nathan, Aaron, Eleazar, Judah and Abigail. Son Nathan took over the farm after Benjamin's death in 1844. Benjamin and Phoebe are buried in St. Peter's Anglican Churchyard, Cobourg. I am very interested in the historical tracings of this family since Benjamin is my ggggrandfather.

Contributed by: Gina Martin of Brampton, Ontario at doug.martin2@sympatico.ca
Posted: 28 July 1999


Henry NEWTON and his wife Margaret (MILLS) emigrated from Midlothan Co, Scotland to Coburg in 1844, moving to lot 13, Concession 6, Hamilton Township some time later. Their daughter, Henrietta, married Robert, a son of .....

James EAGLESON and his wife Susanna (JOHNSON) from County Down, Ireland who emigated to Canada in May 1832 and settled on lot 23, Concession 6, Hamilton Twsp.

I have a fair amount of information on the Eagleson family (names, dates, marriages, etc., but little on "activities" as pioneers), which I am willing to share. Anything - information or leads - you can provide would be appreciated! Please contact: David FULLER at dsfuller@erols.com
Posted: 6 July 1999

PEARSONs of Brighton

John F. PEARSON, (ca 1814 - ca 1876/81) and wife, Elizabeth ?, are listed in the 1861 census. He was a ship carpenter in 1861. He and his wife eventually had at least seven children: Emanda (b ca 1849 US), Petruna (b ca 1851 US), Eliva (b ca 1854 US), Alvida (b ca 1856 US), Arthur Wesley (b 16 Sep 1868 ON), Effie (b ca 1867 ON), and Minnie (b ca 1877). They moved to Brighton village from New York. Anecdotal evidence suggests that they were "Pennsyvlania Dutch", German, etc. - even though the PEARSON name hardly appears so.

I'm anxious to find genealogical connections to all the daughters in this family and to John and Elizabeth's parents. We have full descendancy information on Arthur who made his way to British Columbia and married into a pioneering BC family called TOOPS.

Contributed by: Judith (Judii) REMPEL at rempel@home.com
Posted: 28 July 1999


Haldimand Twp, Burnley. David CUMMINGS (b.1826) was still farming in 1893 with his wife, Mary altho both were old and not well. Sons: Fred, David, Charles, Jay, George had immigrated to USA. It is possible David's land was granted to him and his father as part of the Loyalist Grants. Am looking for family, past and present of David. Two of his daughters had moved to Peterboro by 1932, Nellie and Frances. Am also looking for the location of his farm. Am presently waiting for census records to arrive from the National Archives in Ottawa. Please contact: Janet Reaves, at Janroses@aol.com
Posted: 8 August 1999


Agnes MINITER (MINNITIR?) WAMBACH, 1856 - 1936, my grandmother, was born in Ireland or Canada, depending on the census record reviewed. Trenton, Ontario, Canada is the place of birth written on her death certificate. She lived in the Trenton area prior to her marriage to Andrew WAMBACH around 1882, when her oldest son was born. Her death certificate lists Patrick MINNITER as her father, and Bridget PERCEL as her mother, both from Ireland. I have found a Patrick Minitre and wife Bridgett listed in the 1881 Brighton TWP, Ontario, Canada census.

Questions that remain unanswered are: Where are Patrick Mintre and wife Bridget buried? When and from where in Ireland did they immigrate to Canada? Where did Agnes and Andrew Wambach marry? Would it have had to have been in a Catholic church, or some other denomination? If anyone has additional information as to where my grandmother came from, whether she had any siblings and who they might be, I would be most pleased to hear from you! Contact: Bob WAMBACH at BobWambach@aol.com
Posted: 8 August 1999


I am looking for info on a Warren SCOTT who was married to Samantha COMSTOCK (?) or COMSTALK. They lived in and around Wooler had several children, one of whom was Ida, born in 1852, who married James William McCOLL in 1874. Both the COMSTALKs and the SCOTTs were United Empire Loyalists.

I would appreciate any help. I have a totally confused listing for the Scott line. Contact: George MORGAN of Ottawa, Ontario at gmorgan@cyberus.ca
Posted: 8 August 1999


PETTIBONE information Wanted: I'm looking for any information on Harry PETTIBONE (1780? - ) and descendants from the Haldimand and Cramahe Township areas. Harry was born in the USA and possibly had children James (b. 1811) and Margaret (1817 - 1853).

Please contact Andrew QUACKENBUSH of Vancouver, BC at aeq@intouch.bc.ca
Posted: 8 August 1999, visit his URL at http://www.internetstore.bc.ca/aeq/


Looking for Edward WYNNE obituary and/or cemetary listing. He died 9-9-1882 in Campbellford. Any relatives still in the area? Edward's son, Abraham, is my gggrandfather.

Please contact: Donna WYNNE at dwynne@gte.net
Posted: 8 August 1999


Looking for info on the following: three McAULIFFE girls, namely, Bridget, Marg and Julia who was born 21 Sept 1875, married three CORKERY boys! The three boys are the children of Sara McMARTIN and Timothy CORKERY. Also looking for John CORKERY family from Harwood, Ont. Nothing official just putting branches on our tree! Any help will be greatly appreciated! Contact: Betty-Ann TALLON at bettyanntallon@netscape.net
Posted: 10 August 1999


My greatgrandmother was Mary Ann LEE, born about 1849 in Port Hope and later married William JENKINS. Family recollections are of a Thomas LEE and Catherine LAWLOR as her parents, but not sure. She is buried (abt 1936) in the Catholic Cemetery in Port Hope. William is buried with his parents, also believed to be William, in the Union Cemetery in Port Hope. I understand that William Jenkins Sr. was a schoolmaster. Looking for more information? Planning a trip to Port Hope from NE Michigan in the fall to look for more history. Please contact Terri FISHER at whitefish@voyager.net
Posted: 14 August 1999

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