Hamilton Township:

I am seeking information regarding the family of James FISHER, who lived in or near Cobourg from 1815-1840. James' wife was Leah DODS. I have little information on their family, except for the youngest son, John F. FISHER. They had James Field (1780); Mary (1782- m. someone named HARE); Elizabeth (1784 - m. someone named ASH in Cobourg); Sarah (1786 - m. John SMITH in the US, never moved to Cobourg; Samuel (1788); Henry (1791); and John F. (1793).

John F. married Elizabeth LISCUM in Cobourg on 13 Jan 1823. I have info on their descendants, especially after they left Cobourg for Redford, MI near Detroit.

I am seeking 1) further information about the Scottish background of James FISHER, and 2) information as to the Alexander FISHER listed on the Canada GenWeb as a settler in Cobourg. Was Alexander related to James? If father-son or brothers, is there another relative who knows the background?

Thanks for your help. Reply to: Donald W. FISHER at dwfrft@mindspring.com

Posted: 11 June 1998,                 To FINDER


Hamilton Township:

I am seeking family information and earlier family data about the Samuel LISCUM family. They resided in Cobourg beginning in 1817, having come from NY.

Samuel LISCUM was married to Hannah House LISCUM. I do not have info about their older children, but two of the younger ones were Elizabeth (Betsey) Liscum FISHER, and her brother, Lewis LISCUM. Betsey married John F. FISHER on 13 Jan 1823 in Cobourg. They left Cobourg in 1840 for Redford, MI, near Detroit, taking John's widower father, James, with them. Some of their siblings must have remained in Cobourg. Nothing is known about the deaths of Samuel and Hannah House LISCUM.

If someone has information about these folks or other LISCUM children, I would be most appreciative to know about it. I have a lot of data on the descendants of John F. and Betsey Liscum FISHER, which I am willing to share with interested parties.


Reply to: Donald W. FISHER at dwfrft@mindspring.com

Posted: 11 June 1998,                 To FINDER


ALNWICK Township:

I am seeking information regarding the family of Janet CRAWFORD, born in Hamilton Parish of Lanark Co, Scotaland in about 1830/1833. She married Henry DENNISON who was born in Hamilton, England. Children were: William; Mary Ann (who m. John Henry HOGG, b. June 16, 1855; Agnes, ( m. Charles Moore); John; Andrew; Henry; and Isabella, (m. Hezekiah GAETZ in RedDeer, Alberta). All these children were born in or near Roseneath, Northumberland Co, Ontario.

Does anyone have information on this family? Any help would be appreciated. Reply to: Elsie SEEFELDT at justma@telusplanet.net

Posted: 16 June 1998,                 To FINDER



Hi all, would love to hear from anyone knowing anything about the BRADD Family. The family members listed in the 1871 Ontario Census include: David, Daniel, George, John, Miron, Sarah and Seth. My line is from David BRADD. Would really like to find cousins, Kin folk information, et. I would appreciate any help on this most difficult line.

Reply to: Kathy NEWTON at jandk@wnol.net

Posted: 19 June 1998,                 To FINDER



I am researching an Irish, Roman Catholic Farmer who received a crown grant in 1845 and immigrated to Canada in 1846. His name is Denny/Dennis/Daniel HERALD. Deny, Denny, Diny as he was called, married Margaret DEVLIN in 1843 at Donegal, Ireland. According to some obituaries, their children were born in Read, Belleville, Ontario, but oral sources say they were born in Melrose, Tyendinga Township of Hastings County. Daniel, the father, is believed to have died about 1877-1879. Some of the children immigrated to Wisconsin and others to New York. I would appreciate any ideas and info.

Reply to: Kathy BARLAMENT at kbarlament@itol.com

Posted: 21 June 1998,                 To FINDER



Searching for parents of John , born 1762 in Cobourg, Ontario. The family is reported to be from Wales. The family left Ontario for Rowan County, NC. A son, Robert Clark DAVIS was born in Rowan Co. Another son/brother, Isaac DAVIS moved to Iowa.

Reply to: Mary TURNER at turnermn@arkansas.net

Posted: 21 June 1998,                 To FINDER


Haldimand Township:

I am searching for information on the family of Reuben Charles WELSH, born 1861. In 1883 he married Maria HORN of Reach Township, Ontario where he farmed before moving to Lakeport, Haldimand Twp, Northumberland County about 1890. Their children were Frederick, b. 1884; Frank Lloyd, b. 1892; and Mabel Euphemia, b. 1894. Maria died in 1897, and in 1901 the family was still at Lakeport, but by 1912 they had removed to Warkworth. In the 1950's Frank and Mabel were living in Colbourne. Can find no grave sites or death date for the family other than for Maria. Does anyone have any information on this family?

Reply to: Don BLAKELY at dblakely@attcanada.net

Posted: 25 June 1998,                 To FINDER


HAMILTON Township:

The Thomas BROWN Family is listed in 1861 Census in Northumberland County, Hamilton Township, Ontario. Thomas was born May 1824 in Canada and his wife, Mary McBRIDE was born in Ireland, 9 Dec 1833. Their children born in Canada include: Joseph, b. 1852; Thomas, b. 1855; Nancy, b. 1857; Robert, b. 1859; Elizabeth, b. 1865; Mary, b. 1867. The children Martha and Anna were born in Michigan. This family was on Cass County Michigan Census for 1870. Wm and Mary are buried in Little Fish Lake Cemetery, Cass Co, MI.

Does anyone have any information on this family? When and Where were Wm and Mary married? Who are William and Mary's parents and siblings? I'm most anxious to learn more of this family and happy to exchange info.

Reply to: Ardith HAAS at ardie@fortwayne.infi.net

Posted: 6 July 1998,                 To FINDER


Port Hope:

I am looking for a family named TAMBLYN. They lived near Port Hope. The 1871 Census shows the family as Francis TAMBLY, wife Margaret and children. My grandmother, Margaret Ann TAMBLYN was less than a year old. Would like to contact any member of this family.

Reply to: Margaret BEHNKE at gbehnke@presys.com

Posted: 9July 1998,                 To FINDER



I am looking for the BURIAL PLACE of Robert RAWLINGS, believed to have lived in Port Hope in the 1850's and following. I found his wife, Maryann there. She died in 1869.

Thank you for your help.
Reply to: Dennis RAWLINGS at Tymtravlrs@aol.com

Posted: 9 July 1998,                 To FINDER


PERCY Township:

Searching for Wm. MAIDENS, born in England, died in Percy Township, Northumberland Co. on 25 February 1873. Children: George, Charles, Walter.

Reply to: P. RENNELS at rennells@ismi.net

Posted: 18 July 1998,                 To FINDER



Researching RICHARDSON: Thos, born ca 1817Ireland; died 1877. -- Who was his wife? Nicholas, born Ireland and died in Northumberland -- When? Who was his wife? Elizabeth? Children: Sarah J., Mary A., Deborah, Thomas m1. Olivia CUFFE and m2. Margaret EWING. Would like to hear from descendants.

Reply to: P. Rennells at rennells@ismi.net

Posted: 18 July 1998,                 To FINDER


HAMILTON Township:

I would like to hear from anyone with knowledge of, or an interest in SACKVILLE families who lived in the vicinity of Bewdley, Hamilton Township, Northumberland County, Ontario in the 1800s. Early census data suggests they settled in the area in the 1830s. It seems there was a John and Agnes SACKVILLE born in the 1780s and four grown sons: (1) James, born about 1806, died about 1879, m1. Jane GIBB who died before 1842, m2. Jean THOMPSON in 1842. They had a sawmill at Bewdley; (2) William, born abt 1808; (3) George, born about 1812, m. Margaret TURNBULL; and (3) John, born about 1815 and m. Eliza HOLROYD.

The descendants of these SACKVILLEs have spread throughout Canada and the US, but the surname is still rather rare. Some of the related surnames (spouses) are: TURNBULL, CRUSE, JOHNSON, ROWSON, SIDEY, RANDALL, NORTHCOTT, MILLSON, BENSON, CROOK, PORTER, RICHARDS, SANDERSON, MORTON, LEAN, LANDER, WESTINGTON, EAGLESON, SPICER.

Family tradition suggests they came to Canada from the England-Scotland borders, but in five years of searching, I have not been able to find the SACKVILLE name in any records of Scotland or Northern England in the 1700s or 1800s. Family folklore mentions the following as possible places or origin: "shep farmers in the Cheviot Hills", "near the River Tweed", "Dumfries, Scotland", and "Berwickshire, Scotland".

I have more information on descendants of these SACKVILLEs (I am one) and would very much like to make contact with anyone who has interest in this family. Reply to: Richard Smith at r_w_smith@compuserve.com

Posted: 18 July 1998,                 To FINDER


I am trying to find any information about Rush Point, Cramahe Township as I can. My great-grandfather, Justus Riley ALLEY, purchased land in 1874 and apparently built and operated the first post office. He was still there in 1886 when the school was built. Apparently my great-grandparents, Justus Riley ALLEY and Eliza PETHERICK, were married in Rush Point in 1878 in the Methodist Church.

Any information on the town would be appreciated. Reply to: Donna ALLEY-BURGOYNE at burgoyne@granite.mb.ca

Posted: 18 July 1998,                 To FINDER


Are there any cemetery records for Salem Cemetery, Cramahe Township on the Internet?

Reply to: Jim IVES at mjives@mercury.kosone.com

Posted: 18 July 1998,                 To FINDER


I am in the LOTT family from the Colbourne area. Abagail Mayhaylic LOTT married my great-grandfather, Ira IVES. He was killed in a sawmill accident in Colbourne. His son, my grandfather, married Bertha E. LOTT. Does anyone know if Ira and Bertha were "kissin' cousins"?

Thanks again and please reply to: Jim IVES of Picton, Ontario at mjives@post.kosone.com

Posted: 20 July 1998,                 To FINDER


BRIGHTON Township:

I am looking for information on Joseph Nelson GIBSON, born 15 July 1819 in Brighton, Northumberland Co, Ontario, Canada. He died 11 January 1913 in Jackson Co, Iowa, USA. He married Joan O'CONNER, born 10 June 1820 in Co Cork, Ireland and died 7 May 1899. They were married on 20 December 1838 in Canada. Interested in the parents of both and the immigration date for Joan.

Any information would be appreciated. Reply to: Darin COUNCIL at dcouncil@worldnet.att.net

Posted: 20 July 1998,                 To FINDER

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