I have just acquired a copy of my gr.grandmother's obit which gave me a lot of information on my grandfather's family. I am hoping that someone out there is related to me! My grandfather, Joseph, was born in either Scotland or Ireland ~1825 (I can't confirm), and settled in Chatham, Ontario Canada. He married Maria McGuire (b. ~1837 in Ireland - father, James McGuire) and they had 12 children; my grandfather was the youngest and was estranged from his family for marrying a Catholic woman (his family were Church of England). Here's what I have on the children of Joseph & Maria (pronounced Mariah).
James, b. ~1856 - lived in Thamesville, Ontario in 1925 Jane, b. ~1859 - d. <1925 Joseph A.b. ~1861 - lived in Detroit, MI in 1925 (an uncle remembers him working in the auto industry) John A. (Jack), b. ~1863 - lived in Toronto in 1925 George A., b. ~1865 - d. <1925 Elizabeth A., b. ~1870 - d. <1925 William A., b. ~1874 - d. <1925 (possibly died in war) David, b. ~1875 - lived in Lancaster, OH in 1925 Alfred A., b. ~1878 - d. <1925 Maude, b. 1881 - m. E.A. Menary and lived in Orangeville, Ontario in 1925 Reginald Garfield Joseph, b. 4/14/1884, lived in Oswego, NY and Syracuse, NY; m. Katherine Walders (Oswego), had 5 children Marjorie, born before Reginald and lived (unmarried) in Philadelphia in 1925
I'd love to hear from anyone who thinks they might be related.