Hamilton Township:

I am descended from James MARSHALL, born 1821 in Bali Bay, County of Monaghan, Ireland and travelled with his brother, John MARSHALL, to Canada in early 1840's. John apparently stopped "just east of Bewdley" and disappeared from our knowledge while brother James settled on the 12th Concession of Manvers in 1845 and for whom we have an on-going history. We wish to connect with John's family and would appreciate hearing of any Marshall family in the county.

Reply to: Fred L. MARSHALL at fmarshall@sympatico.ca
Note: old e-mail address was: fmarshall@lindsaycomp.on.ca

Posted: 22 Feb 1998,                 To FINDER


Hamilton Township:

Seeking information on John Charles FORNER, b. 4 Oct 1819 in Pennsylvania, USA, and his wife, Elizabeth WEBB, b. in England. The family moved to Ontario and later, Elizabeth Webb FORNER died in North Dakota. They had at least two children: Lovina Catherine, b. 17 Oct 1845 in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada, and Edward, birth data unknown. Lovina married David COWLEY in 1862 at Cobourg and later, relocated to Pennsylvania where they died. The oldest of their twelve children, Elizabeth, was born in 1865 [in Cobourg]. Any information on this family is welcomed.

Reply to: Elaine PALMER at MWeeks6316@aol.com

Posted: 5 Feb 1998  Edited: 5 Feb           To FINDER


Brighton & Hamilton Townships:

I am descended from Calista SANFORD, b. 1804 in US (need location) who was married on 16 Nov 1829 at Brighton, Ontario to Henry M. STICKLE. They moved to Cobourg, Ontario. He was in the Northumberland Co. militia in 1828. Can anyone tell me about these families? Will exchange information.

Please respond to: Codfish@aol.com

Posted: 13 Feb 1998                        To FINDER


Brighton Townships:

Searching for the death and burial of Duncan McDONELL born 1786 and died in 1852 at Brighton Township, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada. Wife, Mary CHISHOLM, gave birth to several sons and daughters. Duncan is found in the 1851 census and family information says he died in 1852. His widow, Mary (CHISHOLM) McDONELL, is found in the 1861 Brighton census; then I lose her. One son, George A. A. McDONELL, moved to CA by the 1860's. Mary was to have died in 1877, but WHERE? Can anyone give me death and burial information on this family?

Please respond to: Nancy MOREBECK at neil@castles.com

Posted: 14 Feb 1998                        To FINDER


Cobourg Area, Hamilton Township:

Searching for birth, marriage and death information for the family of James COMRIE, who married Ella CASEY and settled in Cobourg area during the 1870's - 1900's period. Their children include: Frederick Louis COMRIE, Clarence COMRIE, James COMRIE and Nora COMRIE. If you have found this family in any of your searchings, kindly contact me. Any information will be appreciated.

Please respond to: Doug HORNER at dhorner@onlink.net

Posted: 20 Feb 1998                        To FINDER


Brighton Township:

Searching for descendants of Loyal STEVENS/STEPHENS found in the Brighton Township Census of 1851, on Concession BF, Lot 1. Loyal married Elizabeth TERRY. Their children include: Lydia, Emily, Willis, and Almira. If you know of any descendants or where the family may have relocated, please contact me.

Please respond to: Michael Stephenson at Michael Stephenson

Posted: 20 Feb 1998                        To FINDER



Northumberland county:

Seeking confirmation and information on the family of James DAVIDSON, b. 1829/30 in Scotland, d. 1911, Northumberland Co., and wife, Helen ECKRON b. 1830/2 in Scotland, d. 1898 Northumberland Co. They were married 10 Apr 1851 in Hawick, Roxburgh, SCT and immigrated to Canada in 1854/7. Both are buried at Burnbrae Cemetery, Seymour Township.

Children are: Walter DAVIDSON, b. 1852/3 SCT; Andrew DAVIDSON, b. 1853/4 SCT; George DAVIDSON, b. 1856/7 in Northumberland Co., d. 1891; James DAVIDSON, b. 1858/9 Northumberland Co.; Elizabeth DAVIDSON, b. 1860/1 Northumberland Co.; Margaret DAVIDSON, b. c 1862 Northumberland Co., d. 1869, buried at Burnbrae Cem.; John Eckron DAVIDSON, b. 02 Jul 1864, Cambellford, Northumberland Co., d. 15 Jul 1935 in Denver, Denver Co., CO. He married 10 Oct 1893 Denver, Arapahoe Co., CO to Amy Belle HARDCASTLE (My Grandparents.); Helen DAVIDSON, b. 1866/7 Northumberland Co.; Heatly/Wealthy DAVIDSON, b. 1868/9 Northumberland Co.; and Jessie DAVIDSON, b. 1872/4 Northumberland Co., d. 1945, married Henry R. MORRISON.

Any information on this family greatly appreciated.

Please respond to: Jack Davidson at jdavid@uswest.net

Posted: 23 Feb 1998                        To FINDER



Hamilton Township:

Seeking confirmation and information on the family of Philip Henry O'REILLY/ O'RILEY, and wife, Ann HART who lived in, perhaps, Hamilton Township in the late 1840's, early 1850's. Their children included: John Henry O'REILLY, b. 18 June 1845, Canada; Elizabeth RILEY, b. 1847, Canada; Philip O'RILEY, the younger, b. 1848 in Canada; and Francis Phillip O'RILEY, b. 17 December 1850 in Canada.

Any help in verification would be appreciated.

Please respond to: W. R. O'RILEY at orileywr@msc.net

Posted: 25 Feb 1998                        To FINDER



Haldimand Township:

I am looking for information on Thomas GEORGE, b. 1811 in Cornwall County, England and wife, Elizabeth, b. 1816 in England. They came to Canada in 1853 from England and are found in the 1871 Ontario Census living in Haldimand, Northumberland County. Their children included: Joseph GEORGE, b. about 1847;Elizabeth GEORGE, b. abt 1849; Susan GEORGE, b. April 12, 1851, married James McCURDY; Emma GEORGE, b. 1853; Anglena GEORGE, b. 1856; Thomas GEORGE, b. 1858; Mary GEORGE, b. 1859, married Sam DOWNS and lived in Fenella, Canada; and William GEORGE, b. January 12, 1861.

Any information would be appreciated.

Please respond to: Wayne MILLER at waynemil@suite224.net

Posted: 25 Feb 1998                        To FINDER


Ida Ann BOOKHOUT was born on November 14, 1885 in Colborne, not Cobourg, Ontario, daughter of Robert Emmerson BOOKHOUT (b. February 16, 1851, Ontario) and Elmira CLAPPER, and grand-daughter of Henry BOOKHOUT and Agnus MILLER. Her aunt who is Robert's sister, Gertrude Isabell BOOKHOUT m1. Earl McHUYCK and m2. William KING. Robert m1. Ellen M. K. STEVENS and had the following children: Willot Henry BOOKHOUT, b. 1880 in Brighton Township; Wesley Robert BOOKHOUT, b. feb 17, 1878 in Cramahe, Ontario; and Agnus BOOKHOUT who married David MOORE ? on December 14, 1899 in Ontario. Robert m2. Elmira CLAPPER. Does anyone have any information on this family?

Please respond to: Jana ROBERTSON at jana.Robertson@verizon.net

Robertson Family Website

Posted: 12 March 2002                        To FINDER


ALNWICK Township and elsewhere:
Seeking the parents of Arthur Daniel ANDERSON, b. 25 March 1873 in Roseneath. Arthur was a Quaker, but his wife, Susie Elizabeth ?, is known to have been confirmed Anglican at Bath. He emigrated to Leal, North Dakota from Lindsay, Victoria, Canada on 26 October 1906. His wife, Susie Elizabeth ? is believed to m1. WHEATLEY, but not certain if this was a maiden name. One child from first marriage, but no other information. After emigrating to ND, Arthur made no contact with any family members left in Ontario. Would love to find living relatives.

Please respond to: Marilyn FIEDLER at mfiedler@bendnet.com

Posted: 9 Mar 1998, Update: 16 Mar 1998.     To FINDER


BRIGHTON Township, from Prince Edward Co:
I am looking for further details on PLUMPTON. The family moved to Brighton Township in 1848 from Prince Edward County. See

Brighton Pioneers

. Please respond to: John E. PLUMPTON at jeplumpton@rogers.com

Posted: 9 Mar 1998                        To FINDER


Looking for information on the William BRADLEY family, my gggrandfather. The family was a pioneer family of the county, which is listed in the family bible as Haldimond Township. The time period is around 1860's. William BRADLEY, Jr moved to Port Huron, MI and was quite prosperous.

Please respond to: Bradley Researcher at Bubu2u2@aol.com

Posted: 9 Mar 1998                        To FINDER


HOPE Township:
I am researching the following surnames in Port Hope, Welcome and Canton areas: PEVERELLE, DOYLE, FRYER, HASKEL. The dates would range from 1800 to present day. Any information would be appreciated.

I can be reached at: Hewitt74@aol.com

Posted: 9 Mar 1998                        To FINDER


MURRAY Township:
Seeking descendants of: Wm. YOUNG, (abt 1800-1880's) and his wife, Nancy LERRY/TERRY/or STONEBURG, (abt 1816-aft 1907). They lived in the vicinity of Wooler, Murray Township, as recorded in the census records of 1842 through 1891.

Children: Sophia, 1835-1915, m1. Jacob BROOKS, m2. Wm. H. BROOKS; Margaret, 1836-1918; Susannah, 1838-aft 1891; Sarah Elizabeth, 1843-1911, m. Wm. WORTHINGTON; Hannah "Harriet", 1845-1923, m. John TERRY, Jr.; James Albert, 1847-1938, m. Ada CHANEY; Mary Jane, 1849-aft 1861; Louisa M., 1852-aft 1911; David, 1854-?; Charles, 1857-poss.1893; and William, 1860-poss. 1940.

Please respond to: Don Porter at pdp@Voyager.net
Posted: 12 Mar 1998                        To FINDER


CRAMAHE Township:
Looking for any information about the TWEED family who came to Cramahe Township about 1850 from England. William TWEED married Lucinda ZUFELT (spelling may be questionable) and had six known children:
Charles, b. 1853;
John, b. 1857, m. Alice McLELLLAND ca. 1881, had two sons:
--Archibald, b. 1882 and Claude, b. 1884;
----Claude married Mattie RIXON in 1906 and had 4 or 6 children:
------- Gordon, Evelyn, Charmayne, Alice, ?.
--------Gordon and Alice moved out west, while Evelyn and Charmayne remained in Cramahe area.
Mary, b. 1861;
Ella, b. 1864;
Martha, b. 1867; and
George, b. 1872.

I am looking for ANY descendants of the Claude TWEED and Mattie RIXON family. If you can put me in touch with these people, it would be greatly appreciated.

Please respond to: Laurie BREMNER of Kelowna BC at bremner@direct.ca

Posted: 22 Mar 1998                        To FINDER


Seeking information about Loyalist family by the name of ALGER. Elisha ALGER was a Loyalist who received land in Cramahe Township in 1796. His son, Peter also received land in Cramahe in 1807. Elisha had no other sons that we can find but did have several daughters who received land as daughters of a Loyalist, mostly in Prince Edward and Hastings counties areas. We have found some other information about ALGERS that we cannot place. Would like to contact any one doing research on this family.

Please respond to: Debbie and Mark BURR, UE of Forest, Ontario, Canada at ember@xcelco.on.ca

Posted: 24 Mar 1998                        To FINDER

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