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


Trying to find parents of William MARTIN, born in 1848 in Brighton, Northumberland, Ont. and his wife, Olive CRANDALL, born 1849 in Colbourne, Northumberland, Ont. They both died in Rochester, NY. Family story is that he was a lawman of some sort, perhaps a sheriff.

If anyone has any info on these two or could point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it. Please contact: Mary Ellen RIGSBY at emme898@flash.net
Posted: 23 July 1999


I am looking for descendents of William M. GOACHER (b. 1857), son of Mark and Anne GOACHER of Brighton, Northumberland Co. William married Emma REVOY on 18 AUG 1896 in Seymour Twp, Northumberland Co. William married Eliza STEVENSON about 1899 (or later). William died 1944 and was buried in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Campbellford, ON.

Any info on family appreciated. Please contact: Thomas A. Tompkins at ttompkin@mcirotec.net
Posted: 23 July 1999


Mathew HOWELL, born 1798 (?) in Upper Canada, and died in state of Iowa, US, at age 78. He was a Minister of the Methodist faith and moved to Meigs Co, OH about 1820 or perhaps before. In Ontario he lived in Murry and had land there. I believe he had a wife and family there, but have not been able to find them as yet. He is the father of Crowell, born in Meigs Co, OH in 1834.

Please respond to: Sheila Walker of Texas at Sheemax@aol.com
Posted: 23 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 contact: Beth Slater at betsy@island.net
Posted: 23 July 1999


Seeking information on the family and ancestors of Elizabeth Ann BRENT, Born Isle of Wight, England, in early l840s, who married Hiram WHITE (1864) Percy Township in a Wesleyan Methodist ceremony. They were next in Iowa in l871. Marriage record for Hiram lists Bayham as his residence (probably Elgin County), and Nathan WHITE as his father. Land records in Elgin County reveal that a Nathan WHITE purchased land in l840, so there is good chance they were father and son. I have also discovered a Nathan WHITE is listed as member of the Northumberland Militia 1828-29. Hiram died in Iowa in 1899 at age 60. but the death certificate and other documents reveal nothing.

I would like to find out more about Elizabeths life in Canada and fill in a lot of blanks about origins(particularly Nathans) , possible relatives, other surnames, places of residence, etc. If you know anything of this family, please contact: John WHITE at johnw@rasmussen.edu
Posted: 24 July 1999


I was wondering where I would find information relating to 1850 Immigrant's landing in Port Hope from England.

Are there any local history books relating to this subject? Please contact: Cathy TRAYNOR at Cathy.Traynor@jus.gov.on.ca
Posted: 24 July 1999


I am doing some Family research in the Percy/Alnwick Township areas. I am looking for Methodist Churches in these areas. Do you know of any?

Please contact: Terry RIVERSONG at RVRSONG@aol.com
Posted: 24 July 1999


Looking for information on Ann McGUIRE, married to Peter HEALEY. Reportedly they ran a hotel in Cobourg sometime around 1860-1880. Ann had sisters Mary and Bridget.

Ann and Peter had known children Thomas and Susan. Interested in locating hotel and any connection to Ann McGUIRE. Please contact: Marcia CLAIR at mclair@bellsouth.net
Posted: 24 July 1999


Searching for the family of Ann HURLBURT born in 1831, Lot 26 Conc 8 Northumberland County. Her parents were Daniel HURLBURT and Sarah TALLMAN. If you have any info on this family, please contact: Norman L. STODDART at nlstoddart@home.com
Posted: 24 July 1999


Looking for info on Francis McGUIRE, found in 1871 Census in Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., age 49, born in Ireland. I am trying to discover if he is my Francis McGUIRE/MAGUIRE, born circa 1820 in Ireland, son of Robert MAGUIRE found in 1846 in Lugnafaughery, co. Leitrim, Ireland. Francis married Mary SIMPSON, d/o John of Co. Sligo, circa 1839/40 and immigrated to Upper Canada some time afterwards.

Any information is welcomed. Please contact: Barbara SMITH at BJSMITH461@aol.com
Posted: 24 July 1999


The following family moved from Lanark County in the late 1850's and were listed in the 1861 census for Seymour Twp. I am looking for information on the family and specifically on the following two children that were born in Northumberland. William James COUCH b. 28 Aug 1862, and Margaret COUCH b. 1863. I am also looking for information as to the death of Arthur COUCH b. abt 1780. I suspect he died and was buried somewhere in Northumberland County.

From the 1861 Census, the following members of the household: Arthur COUCH ag. 85, Richard COUCH ag. 40, Margaret COUCH (WILSON) ag. 38, Henry COUCH ag. 10, Arthur COUCH ag. 8, Jane COUCH ag.6, Elisa COUCH ag. 4, Martha COUCH ag.

Please contact: COUCH Researcher at couch@connection.net
Posted: 9 Sept 1999


Researching my gggrandfather, John Stanford CUNNINGHAM, his wife, Ruth Ann WORTHINGTON. They immigrated to Brighton from England, prior to 1852. All of their children were born there, Chester in 1852, Thomas in 1856, Eliza in 1860 and "Bill" probably somewhere between Chester and Thomas. They lived there until about 1865, when they emigrated to Indiana. They stayed there until 1898, when they again went west to Montana. Any information would be appreciated. What resources are available? Contact: Sylvia DAVIS at SDavis8874@aol.com
Posted: 10 Sept 1999


Can anyone look up in Cobourg Sentinel Star, or the predominent paper of the time the obituary of Barbara Bethune Hossack , died Nov 13, 1899 in Cobourg Thank you . Contact: Frank CHURCHLEY at fchurchley@home.com
Posted: 10 Sept 1999


My grandfather, John Frederick LONSDALE was born in Port Hope in the 1830s. His father was Stephen LONSDALE who came from Tyne Head, Camberlandshire, England, and married Ann MITCHEL on August 24, 1830. She was the daughter of B.B. MITCHEL who was from Osmotherly, Yorkshire, England. We only think this info is correct and we have only begun to search this family on the Web. Any information or source of information you may give us will be appreciated very much. Contact: Chester LONSDALE of Leesburg, Lake Co., Florida, USA at Blons1014@aol.com
Posted: 10 Sep 1999


Need info on Matthew (Mathew) HOWELL b. ca 1795-8 Upper Canada (Ontario) left and went to Meigs Co. OH was on the 1820 census there - may have been there earlier as his first son John Wesley HOWELL born 1817 - Or, he could have been m. in Ontario before going to Meigs CO. OH - do not have name of his first wife. Believe his father is the Matthew HOWELL (SR?)as one of the early pioneers of Murray Township and obtained various pieces of land there - he supposedly was a King's Orange Ranger out of New Jersey and said he was a Serjeant. A William HOWELL who was his son got land via his father's UEL status and it is believed William is the brother of my Matthew mentioned above as going to Meigs CO. OH - the Howell's going to Meigs were William, Matthew (JR?), Joseph, John Wesley, David, et al - any info you may give me would be very much appreciated. Thanks. Please contact: Lynn KAPPELMAN, of Texas, USA at r.kappelman@worldnet.att.net
Posted: 10 Sept 1999


I need information about parents of Elizabeth Marie BUDD, born June 28, 1858 in Port Hope, Ontario. Any help would be aprreciated. Contact: Diane EAGER at eagerone@galsesburg.net
Posted: 10 Sept 1999


Seeking information about my Great grandmother's (Lillian HIE) siblings. She and her 16 brothers and sisters were born in or near Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario spanning the years from 1884 through 1913. They were the children of James Isaac HIE (HIGH) and Mary Jane HARRIS.

Carrie Elizabeth HIE married Albert OSTRANDER
Emma Adeline HIE married William Anthony MAY
Elsie Jane HIE married #1 David STEVENSON #2 Walter BROWN
Amos Stanley HIE married Alice Louisa COCKRELL
Pearl Jessie HIE married Clarance LOWERY
Clarance Avery HIE married Edna Morser THICKSON
Blanche Verna HIE married Gordon DOUGLAS
Mildred (Millie) HIE married Wilfred ASHLEY
Lyle Harrison HIE married #1 Demma LINTON #2 Marion Ormerod BAKER

Am willing to exchange family information and old photos with any descendants of these families. Please contact: Kem HART, of Portsmouth, VA at ptownpest@aol.com
Posted: 10 Sept 1999


Would like to exchange family information pertaining to my GG aunt Emma Adeline HIE. Emma b 5 May 1892 in Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario; the daughter of James Isaac HIE and Mary Jane HARRIS. She married William MAY (date unknown). She died in Mar 1973 .

Known children are one daughter named Dorothy (married J. FREI), and three sons: Donald, Clifford and William MAY all from Cobourg.

Please contact: Kem HART of Portsmouth, VA at ptownpest@aol.com
Posted: 10 Sept 1999


Would like to exchange information with descendants of my GG aunt, Elsie Jane HIE who was born in Cobourg on Jan 12, 1894 to James Isaac HIE and Mary Jane HARRIS. Elsie married #1 David F. STEVENSON and #2 Walter George BROWN (dates unknown). She died April 9, 1987 in Cobourg.

Known children are:

David STEVENSON, Marjorie (James STAPLES) from Cobourg; Lorraine (T. STANYER) from Florida, USA; Ruth (Gordon BROWN) of Baltimore; Fred BROWN, Dolly (Alf EDGELL), Ruby (Hayden LANE), and Pearl (G. THOMAS).

Please contact: Kem HART of Portsmouth, VA at ptownpest@aol.com
Posted: 10 Sept 1999


Looking for information re. Jacob VANALSTINE (son of Lambert ) and his wife, Catharine of Grafton, Haldimand Twp. Jacob apparently operated a tavern 1833 - 1843 at the four corners in Grafton. Any information re. Jacob and his wife, Catharine, would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Ray SPENCER at spencerr@efni.com
Posted: 10 Sept 1999

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