Hi Barbara After I replied to your posting last night, I found information on Rootsweb by searching for Abraham Bastedo.That posting said he was born 1784 in Stamford Township, Ontario (which is in Welland or Lincoln county I think).His wife was Susan, and listed was one daughter Christina, born 1808, who died in 1889 in Southwold township, Elgin County. She married John D. Welter, son of John Partial Welter & Anna Hendershot.
If E. W.'s father was born in Stamford, Ontario, does this mean they went to the US for awhile where E.W. was born?Another puzzle to figure out.
The series of publications I am working on is called "My Corner of Malahide".I've just started working on Volume 3 where the Bastedo family will be found, so it will quite awhile before it is ready for publication.My goal is to give a capsule genealogy for each family that lived on each lot.You can watch for details of availability at our website, www.elginogs.ca