Canada’s 150th Genealogy Challenge

Let’s celebrate our early ancestors, it is because of their contributions that our country is such a wonderful place to live!

List all your ancestors that were living in Canada in 1867, the dates they arrived (can be approximate) and where they first settled.

Here is my list –

Name                             Date                           Place

Dever, James                 1862             Picton, Ontario

Hodgins, Thomas          1820            Huntley, Carleton Co., Ontario

Harrop, Lewis               1849             Etobicoke, York Co., Ontario

Jeffery, Robert                1818            Quebec City

Jordan, Samuel              1851            Quebec City

McMahon, Cornelius    1851           Normanby, Grey Co. Ontario

Murdie, Joseph              1818            Bathurst, Ontario

Potter, Mary                   1834           Huntley, Carleton Co., Ontario

Stewart, William           1846           West Flamboro, Wentworth Co, Ontario

Tipper, John                   1796            Quebec

Now it’s your turn!

tape-2410590__480

Advertisements

54 thoughts on “Canada’s 150th Genealogy Challenge

  1. Glenna Morrison says:

    Love this idea! Here is my list
    James Morrison, 1846, Shrewsbury, Quebec
    Valentine Swail, 1819, Thomas Gore, Quebec
    Nathaniel Boyd, 1830, Gore, Quebec
    Patrick Kerr, 1825, Gore, Quebec
    Joseph Marsh, 1811, Bonaventure, Newfoundland
    John Mulley, 1775, Blackhead, Newfoundland
    Edward Milley, 1783, Western Bay, Newfoundland
    Henry Martin, 1790, Grates Cove, Newfoundland

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wonderful idea! Love it!

    James Alexander, 1844, Hillier, Prince Edward County
    Mathew Geddes, 1830s, Hillier, Prince Edward County
    William Beckett, 1820s, Picton, Prince Edward County

    Liked by 1 person

  3. James McDowell (and parents and siblings) born in New Brunswick in 1819
    Jane Smith-McDowell born in Ontario 1818
    Catherine McPherson (and parents and siblings) born in Scotland lived in Omemee Ontario

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Susan Brown Fahrnbach says:

    James SCHOFIELD b. in Ireland his wife Mary McIntyre was born in Ireland also. They had my Great Grandmother Sarah Jane SCHOFIELD in Glasgow, Scotland abt. 1838 Mary died giving birth to Sarah. James gave Sarah to her Aunt and Uncle: Henry CROSSLEY and his wife Jane McIntyre CROSSLEY to raise.
    James left for Oshawa, Ontario, Canada to open up Schofield Weaving Mills. A note that I have says it was one of the Schofields Weaving Mills was built in 1872. Later purchased by J. Schofield in 1892 when he incorporated Schofield Woolen Co.They say James Schofield founded the town of Schofield, Canada. James remarried and had more children, John Schofield being one of their children. James had 3 Weaving Mills in Ontario, Canada.
    Sarah married William SHORT they emigrated to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1880. Sarah and William had my Grandfather Albert Edward Short. My Grandfather was the first of his family born in America.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Happy Canada Day!
    Waranuk , Sam 1911 Rainy River, Ontario
    Came from the Ukraine with his wife Antonina and children..
    Alex warnuk , Maurice warnuk, Adam warnuk, Emilia (Millie) Jaroslaw, Pricilla (pearl) Nebosinko
    Lucille Freeman , Atikokan and Manitoba
    Maureen Smyth , Atikokan and Vancouver
    Arnold and Marie (Toni) Dyck
    Still have family that I am finding on my adventure filling my family tree

    Liked by 1 person

      • OK here goes:
        Alexander Brown YOUNG arr: 1855 with his parents & siblings res: Montreal he marries
        Catherine BRUCE born Montreal her parents William BRUCE & Isabella MARTIN arr: 1840s res: Montreal.

        Newfoundland surname connections arriving in Montreal between 1880 – 1903:
        Roberts in NL since 1800s
        Ralph in NL since 1800s
        Rose in NL since 1800s
        Rowe in NL since 1800s
        Davis in NL since 1850s
        Murphy in NL since 1850s
        McDonald in NL since 1850s
        Mack in NL since 1850s
        Aspell in NL since 1850s
        Noseworthy in NL since 1850s

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Rockinbox Ranch says:

    I’m of Acadien and Québécois ancestry. As such I have many relatives that arrived at Port Royal at the start of 1600s and to Beaubassin when it began. As such a few of mine are:
    Pierre Cyr abt 1640 – Port Royal and Beaubassin areas
    Pierre Parenteau 1666 – Montreal, Quebec areas.
    Madeleine Tesserand 1673, who is a “Daughter of the King.”

    I’m proud of my heritage and of all the history my ancestors have taken part in, except for that event in 1755. In this day of social networking, my cousins are closer than ever! Je me souviens!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Heather Lapierre says:

    More than I can list, but here are the main ones:

    Matthew Virtue 1821 Burford, ON (b. Edinburgh)

    Janet Muir 1821 Burford, ON (b. Paisley, Scotland)

    Allan Leonard Virtue 1842 Burford, ON (b. Canada)

    Frances C. Edmonds 1859 Burford, ON (b. Canada)

    Jonathan DG Findlay 1843 Montreal, QC (b. Kirkcaldy, Scotland)

    Mary F Mercer 1845 Montreal, QC (b. Scotland)

    James Findlay 1855 Montreal, QC (b. Canada)

    Ellen Georgina Scott 1867 Montreal, QC (b. Dublin, Ireland)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Susan Brown Fahrnbach says:

      Hi Janet….My Great Great Grandfather is John Muir b. 1812 married Anna Stehr, they had my Great Grandmother Johanna MUIR who married William A. BROWN they had my Grandfather Alfred Budd Brown. Johanna and William Brown lived in Burlington Co., NJ. Wonder if there is a connection?
      Sue

      Like

  8. Christine Victorsen says:

    All of my French/Canadian direct ancestors had left Canada by 1867 but I go back to Louis Hebert and family who were the first white settlers/farmers in Quebec and Abraham Martin(third settler in Quebec) for whom the Plains of Abraham were named. My Demers ancestors came over in the mid 1600’s. They built a 3 story house in Quebec City which was destroyed by Wolfe’s cannons in 1759 but rebuilt and it still stands in the old town of QC! I also have about 28 filles du roi as ancestors. Most of my ancestors were in Quebec by the mid 1600’s! My direct ancestors left Quebec in the mid 1800’s for the US and my Scottish ancestors (Great Grandparents) didn’t come over until 1874 and 1900.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Mintz, Isaac 1798 – 1875 Moscow, Ontario
    Collier, Lovinia 1802 – 1868 Moscow, Ontario
    Munro, Christopher 1795 – 1890 Glamorgan Twp, Ontario
    Wood, Sarah Nancy 1801 – 1881 Hastings Co, Ontario
    Sweet, Israel 1815 – 1877
    Clark, Rhoda Abigail 1815 – 1882 Percy Twp, Ontario
    Blake, William 1823 – 1901 Hillier, Ontario
    Munro, Leah 1841 – 1901 Albury, Ontario
    Goudge, Robert 1826 – 1899 Foxboro, Ontario
    Tretheway, Ann 1822 – 1884 Foxboro, Ontario
    Mintz, James 1829 – 1893 Glamorgan Twp, Ontario
    Switzer, Martha 1831 aft 1900 Glamorgan Twp, Ontario
    Schell, John 1826 – 1897 Somerville Twp, Ontario
    Hicks, Mary Ann 1832 – 1904 Verulam Twp, Ontario
    Clark, Thomas B 1833 – 1913 Campbellford, Ontario
    Sweet, Clarissa 1840 – 1916 Campbellford, Ontario
    Clark, Amos E 1862 – 1918 Gooderham, Ontario
    Blake, Mary Jane 1859 – 1913 Campbellford, Ontario
    Simpson, Daniel 1848 – 1916 Belleville, Ontario
    Goudge, Mary E 1857 – 1892 Foxboro, Ontario
    Kiser, Charles Edward 1843 – 1913 Belleville, Ontario
    Leveck, Sarah Ann 1846 – 1922 Belleville, Ontario
    Mintz, Henry Lane 1853 – 1927 Kinmount, Ontario
    Schell, Annie Jane 1858 – 1934 Kinmount, Ontario

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Peggy Chapman says:

    I thought you needed some Nova Scotia content! Some dates are approximate and names of locations are where primary settlement occurred. Have among them a Loyalist, a Foreign Protestant, a Mayflower descendant, and of course a Scot emigrating to Cape Breton! Couldn’t be more Nova Scotia than that…

    John (Charlie) Homans – 1847 – Clam Harbour, Nova Scotia
    John Robson – 1803 – Ship Harbour, Nova Scotia
    John Greig and Margaret Bryce – 1845 – Coxheath, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
    James Hearn – abt 1790 (or earlier) – Prospect, Halifax County, Nova Scotia
    Johann Hatt and Eva Moritz – Lunenburg, Nova Scotia – 1750
    Caleb Rider Nickerson – 1760 – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
    Caleb Cooke – 1762 – Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
    Heinrich Seideman (Siteman) and Barbara Meyer – 1783 – Halifax County, Nova Scotia
    John Messervey and Sarah Hoare – 1850- Halifax, Nova Scotia (via Newfoundland and Jersey, CI)

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Thomas Richer says:

    Thomas J. Richer

    Jean-Baptiste Richer (aka Jean-Baptiste Richer Loufteau — Oka (Grand-Brule) Laurentides, Quebec
    w: Justine Legros (aka Julienne Christine Legros)
    w #2 Marguerite Durocher (aka Marguerite Desrochers)
    w #3 Marie-Louise Labrosse (aka Marie Louise Raymond
    w #4 Marcelline Paquet
    Children by Justine Legros
    Marcelline Richer – born 1854 in St-Placide, Laurentides, QC
    Jean-Baptiste Napoleon Richer born 1856 in St-Placide, Laurentides, QC
    Joseph Dosite Richer born 1858
    Andre Richer born 1860
    Children by Marcelline Paquet
    Marcelline Richer born 1851 in St-Andre-d’Argenteuil, Laurentides, QC
    Matilde Richer born in 1852 in St-Andre-d’Argenteuil, Laurentides, QC

    I could go on and on and on but Jean Baptiste Richer is our 4th. generation and had many brothers and sisters. Another time?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Beverley Whicher says:

    Name Date (family) Place

    Adolphus Walter Haun (1787) Bertie, Ontario
    Minnie Olive Gertrude Armstrong (1835) King, Ontario
    Charles Henry Lowry (1840) Durham, Ontario
    Lissana Greer Llord (1860) Cavan, Ontario
    Hiram Johnson (1790) L’Orignal, SdeL, Ontario
    Margaret Edith Lee (1811) Marshville, Ontario
    Sarah Corbett (1841) Perth, Lanark, Ontario
    Pamelia Williams (1817) Bytown, Ontario
    Letitia Latimer (1830) Kemptville, Ontario
    Mary Larmer 1830 Millbrook, Ontario
    Rebecca Greer 1860 Millbrook, Ontario
    Wesley Colbert Nickerson (1795) Wood’s Harbour, Nova Scotia
    Israel Chadsey Watt (1797 – 1845) Barrington, Nova Scotia
    Samuel Braden (1783) Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
    Julia A Forbes (1754 – 1790) Wood’s Harbour, Nova Scotia

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Shirley Crampton says:

    John Henderson 1842 London Twp, Ontario
    Margaret Campbell born 1844 Lobo Twp, Ontario
    Malcolm Fletcher born 1846 Caradoc Twp, Ontario
    Jessie Campbell born 1859 Wardsville, Ontario
    Fenton Paisley born 1854 London Twp, Ontario
    Jennet Paxton born 1859 McGillivray Twp, Ontario
    Alexander McTavish born 1842 Lobo Twp, Ontario
    Isabella Little born 1848 London Twp, Ontario
    George Henderson 1842 London Twp, Ontario
    Hannah Armstrong 1842 London Twp, Ontario
    John Campbell 1830 Lobo Twp, Ontario
    Catherine Campbell abt 1830 E. Williams Twp, Ontario
    Duncan Campbell 1830 Lobo Twp, Ontario
    Margaret Mitchell 1830 Lobo Twp, Ontario
    Archibald Fletcher 1842 Caradoc Twp, Ontario
    Margaret Crawford 1842 Caradoc Twp, Ontario
    Malcolm Crawford 1843 Caradoc Twp, Ontario
    Cameron John Campbell 1840-1850 Ekfrid Twp, Ontario
    Elizabeth McLauchlan born 1832 Ekfrid Twp, Ontario
    John McLauchlan 1830 Ekfrid Twp, Ontario
    Euphemia McIntaggart abt 1820-1830 Ekfrid Twp, Ontario
    Samuel Paisley 1830 London Twp, Ontario
    Jane Stephenson 1835 London Twp, Ontario
    John Stephenson 1835 London Twp, Ontario
    Andrew Paxton 1822-1858 York Co., Ontario
    Harriet Huggins 1829-1858 York Co., Ontario
    Susannah Wells 1829-1858 York Co., Ontario
    Angus McTavish 1832 Lobo Twp, Ontario
    Carherine McGilvray 1832 Lobo Twp, Ontario
    Jane Scott abt 1830 London Twp, Ontario

    All of the above locations, except for York Co., are in Middlesex County.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Nancy Barber says:

    My great grand father Thomas DWaldron Howard was born in St John New Brunswick in 1846

    That’s on my mother’s side

    On my father’s side we are United Empire Loyalists

    I have ancesters born in Ontario Jeremiah Hanes b 1811 and Maria Markle b 1819 They married in 1835

    Another ancestor was born in Ontario in 1842 William Mulveney

    Mary Ann Dixon was born in St Mary’s Ont in 1865

    Before that my ancestors came from England, Scotland, Ireland and the UEL family emigrated originally from Germany in 1761

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Rudy says:

    Too many to list, but here are the highlights for me.

    Marie Martin
    1637–1714
    BIRTH ABT 1637 • Port Royal, Acadie, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada
    DEATH 16 SEP 1714 • Quebec, Quebec, Canada
    8th great-grandmother

    Chief Antoine Nijkwiwisens (Algonquin)
    1805–1874
    BIRTH SEPT 1805 • Deux-Montagnes, Quebec, Canada
    DEATH 13 AUG 1874 • Mattawa, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada
    3rd great-grandfather

    This one doesn’t meet the date range but is on my bragging list.

    Joseph Henri Maurice Richard (#9 Montreal Canadians)
    1921–2000
    BIRTH 4 AUG 1921 • Montréal, Montréal, QC, CAN
    DEATH 27 MAY 2000 • Montréal, Montréal, QC, CAN

    Like

  16. Lucinda Potter says:

    My direct ancestors here in 1867 are as follows:

    GGGrandparents: Rachel Popple emigrated. from England before 1852
    James Baird Moodie emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland before 1851

    They had lived at Williamstown, (now Ste. Clotilde) Beauharnois, Quebec. James was later in Montreal West.

    Margaret Ann Scott emigrated from Co. Tyrone, Ireland in 1844
    Thomas McGlaughlin 1844

    They had lived in Montreal’s St. Antoine and St. Cunegonde, Hochelaga districts.

    GGGGrandparents: William Scott emigrated from Co. Tyrone, Ireland about 1842
    Margaret Willamson ditto 1842

    James Baird Moodie’s brother’s Matthew, William, Robert and Thomas had emigrated to Quebec about 1832.
    Other Wallace and Wilson relatives had also emigrated from Ireland before 1867.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Bonnie Compton says:

    My GG Grandfather John Hanthorn (b.Ireland 1802)
    his brother James Trotter Hanthorn,(b. Ireland 1804)
    James’ wife Mary Beattie (b. Ireland 1806)
    Great Grandfather Robert Balmer Hanthorn, (b. Ireland 1833) all came to Canada prior to 1850.

    My Great Grandmother Amanda Ann McNutt, was born in Ontario in 1834.
    My Grandfather was not born until 1873 but his 4 older sisters and one older brother were all born in Canada prior to 1867
    Mary Ellen born: 27 October 1856 Alnwick Township,Ontario
    (m) Benjamin Bennem
    Sarah Maria born: 1 October 1858 Alnwick Township,Ontario
    (m) Joseph Errington Zuffelt
    Amanda Jane born: 12 July 1860 Alnwick Township,Ontario
    (m) Nicholas Palmateer
    Elizabeth Ann born: 15 December 1861 Alnwick Township,Ontario
    William George born: 1 June 1866

    James Trotter Hanthorn’s son George Hanthorn (1828)
    George’s wife Matilda Hanthorn (1825) and their 2 children:
    Sarah Hanthorn born 1850 Peterborough, Canada West
    Maria Louise Hanthorn born 19 April 1854 Asphodel, Peterborough, Ont.

    My Dad’s family have been in Canada since 1745 (Munro and Morse) families all in Nova Scotia
    William Ruffee Munro(e) 1827 Nova Scotia
    (m) Maria Shipley
    Willard Morse (1850) Nova Scotia
    (m) Ellen Lavinia McGregor
    Robert Pointfield Munro(e) 1774 Nova Scotia
    (m) Penelope Green

    I am not familiar with others in these familes

    Liked by 1 person

  18. cannyoung says:

    Thanks for posting – I had fun looking at my ancestors who were witness to Canada’s confederation event. Many earlier ancestors paved the way for these ancestors. Earliest arrivals were 1784 as United Empire Loyalists.

    Michael Byrne 1863 Levis, Lower Canada (2xGGF)
    Josephine DeBono 1863 Levis Lower Canada (2xGGM)
    Mary Lucy Byrne 1863 Levis Lower Canada (1xGGM)
    James Frederick Gillespie before 1855 Montreal Lower Canada (2xGGF)
    Mary Wilson Fraser 1845 Montreal Lower Canada (2xGGM)
    James Frederick Gillespie II b. 1863 Montreal Lower Canada (1xGGF)
    Oliver Edward Barwick 1857 Montreal Lower Canada (2xGGF)
    Martha Louisa LeFevre 1859 Montreal Lower Canada (2xGGM)
    Emma Mary Barwick b. 10 Apr 1867 Montreal Lower Canada (1xGGM)
    Joseph Hiram Beckstead b. 1829 Williamsburg Upper Canada (2xGGF)
    Catherine Malissa Munro b. 1831 Upper Canada (2xGGM)
    Their son, my 1xGGF born Nov 1867 – James Austin Beckstead
    Peter J Loucks 1791 Williamsburg County Dundas Province of Canada (3xGGF)
    Daniel William Loucks b. 1831 County Dundas Upper Canada (2xGGF)
    Sarah Van Allen b. 1839 Upper Canada (2xGGM)
    Grace Evelyn Loucks b. 7 Apr 1867 County Stormont Upper Canada (1xGGM)

    Liked by 1 person

  19. This was quite the challenge, but I think I’ve got it all the ancestors who were living in Canada in 1867!
    Jemima (Hall) Rath, came about 1840 from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland, settled first in Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Upper Canada
    Joseph Rath, born 1846 in Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, Canada West
    Jonathan Capstick, Christopher Capstick & Alice (Thornbeck) Capstick, came about 1842 from Kendal, Westmorland, England, settled first in Scarborough Township, Canada West
    Hiram Abiff Fifield, came about 1838 from New Hampshire, settled in North Dorchester Township, Middlesex County, Upper Canada
    Eliza Black, born 1822 in New Brunswick, British Colony
    Anthony Allison, came before 1836 from Yorkshire, England, settled first in Scarborough Township, Upper Canada
    Jane (Beswick) Allison, came before 1836 from Yorkshire, England, settled first in Scarborough Township, Upper Canada
    William Allison, born in 1841 in Canada West
    Henry Beer & Elizabeth (Morrish) Beer, came in the 1840s from Devon, England, settled first in Perth County, Upper Canada
    Clara Ellen (Beer) Allison, born in 1859 in Perth County, Canada West
    Thomas Stainton, Richard Stainton & Ellen (Tomlinson) Stainton, came in 1844 from Westmorland, England
    James Albert Stainton, born in 1863 in Canada West
    Sarah McIntosh, came before 1830 from the highlands of Scotland (possibly Inverness), settled first in Quebec
    Nathaniel Sloman, came about 1843 from Cornwall, England, settled in Perth County, Canada West
    Catherine (Mallett) Bond, came between 1841 and 1846 from Devon, England, settled first in Waterloo County, Canada West
    William Bond, came between 1841 and 1846 from Devon, England, settled in Waterloo County, Canada West
    Grace (Johns) Bond, about 1851 from Devon, England, settled in Waterloo County
    John Henry Bond, born in 1861 in Canada West
    George Wall & Caroline (Boyce) Wall, about 1848 from Somerset, England, settled in Brant County, Canada West
    Eliza Alberta Wall, born in 1864 in Brant County, Canada West
    Thomas Joslyn Kempthorne, Richard Kempthorne & Mary (Johns) Kempthorne, came in 1867 from Cornwall, England, first settled in Brant County, Canada West
    Francis Noble & Bethiah Patience (Aulsebrooke) Noble, came about 1833 from Lincoln, England, settled in Brant County, Upper Canada
    Levi Noble, born in 1834 in Brant County, Upper Canada
    Joseph Dickinson & Sarah (Russell) Dickinson, came about 1850 from New York State, USA, settled in Brant County, Canada West
    Harriet Ann (Dickinson) Noble, came about 1850 from New York State, USA, first settled in Brant County, Canada West
    Sarah Bethia Noble, born in 1867 in Ontario

    Like

  20. Glenda Morrison says:

    John Carter was born in England in 1832 and came to Canada approximately 1834. His wife Margaret Ann Storey was born in 1833 in Ireland and came to Canada approximatley 1847. They were married and had the following children in between 1849 and 1867.
    Francis Janie born in 1854
    Mary Ann born in 1856
    John born in 1858
    Joseph born in 1861
    William born in 1862
    Catherine born in 1866
    David born in 1867

    My Eisler clan was here before 1867

    My Hoegy clan was here before 1867

    My Muegge clan was here before 1867

    My Regele clan was here before 1867

    My Taman clan was here during the war of 1812 coming around 1814 as retired officers of the English army that had fought against Napoleon.

    The rest of the people are to numerous to post but several generations back have been here since the mid 1840’s coming from England, Ireland and Germany.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Judy Tomlin says:

    My 2nd cousin 5x removed, Joseph Peters, was born in Quebec in 1779. His parents immigrated from the US not long before his birth, and the youngest two children were born in Quebec.

    My gg grandmother was born in NY, the 4th youngest of 19 children, and the oldest 5 were born in NY, and the rest in Canada, the first in 1800. Parents John Card Sr. and Mary ‘Polly’ Brown.

    My 2nd great grandfather Levi Dorland was born 1817 in Prince Edward County.

    My 2nd great grandfather, Joseph Watson, immigrated from England to Kingston area in 1830, and my great aunt was born 23 Feb 1837 • Portland Township, Frontenac.

    My 3rd great grandfather, Joseph Peters, born in Connecticut in 1772, immigrated to Upper Canada in 1793, married there in 1795, and they had 13 children from 1796 to 1820.

    My 3rd great grandfather, Caleb Brown, was born 1783, in NY. He married there in 1804. He died in 1868 in Camden East, Lennox Addington, Ontario, Canada, and is buried in the Quaker cemetery in Moscow, Ontario.. He immigrated to Canada about 1828, as one of his sons died 29 Sep 1829, and is buried in Moscow, Ontario, and his youngest child was born 1819 in NY.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Deborah P Was says:

    John Chamberlin and his brothers, Thomas, Josiah & Leonard, 1818, Wrightsville (Hull), Quebec, originally from Merrimac, NH.

    Mary (Bloss) Chamberlin, 1818, Wrightsville, Quebec from Irasburg, Vermont.

    Rudolphus Morehouse b.c. 1831, Canada West (unknown when parents arrived in Canada)

    Great granduncle Joseph Spallin between 1852-1855, Masham, Quebec from Burnquarter, Antrim, Ireland. His brother, John G. Spallin (my great grandfather) joined him sometime between 1852-1878.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Patricia & Others,

    Following is a summary of some of my direct ancestors who came to, came through or had been born in Canada when the British North America Act, 1867 was passed. It was an interesting exercise, one I not thought of doing before – looking at who was present in one region at one point in time in the past. The full story is on my own blog post at Discover Genealogy.

    Many of my ancestors came to Canada directly from the British Isles. Gilbert and Margaret (Maitland) Anderson, my 3rd great-grandparents, arrived in Lanark County, Upper Canada from Stirlingshire, Scotland in 1832, with five children. They had another seven, all born in Lanark. From there they moved to Huron County. Gilbert died in Kippen, Huron County in 1871; Margaret also died there in 1886.

    My Scottish-born 2nd great-grandfather, Robert Anderson, met his wife, Susan Phillipo, my 2nd great-grandparents, in Brant County, Canada West. They married in Brantford in 1854. Susan’s parents, John and Mary (Manson) Phillipo, also my 3rd great-grandparents, had come over from England in 1838 with three children. They had another four in Brantford. John and Mary died in Brantford in the 1880s.

    My great-grandmother, Margaret Mary Anderson, was born in Goderich, Huron County, Canada West, in 1857, as were her ten siblings. The family moved to North Dakota Territory, USA, in 1881. Robert and Susan died and were buried in Ransom County, North Dakota, she in 1905 and he in 1912.

    Margaret Mary Anderson met Newton Isaac Thompson, my great-grandfather, in North Dakota and they married there in 1884. Newton had been born in Dunnville, Haldimand County, Canada West, in 1859, and had come to the US with several family members in 1879.

    Newton’s father, John T. Thompson immigrated to Upper Canada around 1835. He met his wife, Elizabeth Emerson, near Thorold, Welland County, where her family lived. John and Elizabeth, my 2nd great-grandparents, married in 1848, in Niagara County, Canada West. Elizabeth died in the year of Canada’s Confederation, and was buried in Dunnville.

    Elizabeth’s parents, George and Mary (Tyler) Emerson, 3rd great-grandparents, had come to Canada in 1836 with four children, including Elizabeth. They had six more in Thorold. Mary died in Thorold in 1845; George lived to 1880 and died in Dunnville in 1880.

    The Newton and Margaret Thompson family came back to Canada in 1910, with my grandmother, Carrie Jane Thompson, who had been born in North Dakota in 1889. Their four living children came with them and all settled near Keoma, Alberta. Carrie met my grandfather, James Pearson Shepheard in Keoma, where he had emigrated from England in 1907. They married in Calgary, Alberta in 1914.

    At the time of Canada’s Confederation, eleven of my direct ancestors, in three generations, lived in southern Upper Canada, which became the Province of Ontario. The lines eventually connected in North Dakota before coming home to Canada in the early part of the 20th century.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Lisa Brennan says:

    Gabrielle Rouleau dit Sansoucy 1618-1673 and down the line to his great great great great great grandson Amable Alexandre Rouleau born who then emigrated to America, changed the spelling of the last name to Roulo. …..

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s