Les: I have more information on Alice Caroline Dowdall's family rather than her, more of it is on her husbands family. I only recently tried to track her family to keep from confusing them with another John Dowdall living in the same area, unfortunately it didn't help as her older brothers and sisters seem to be the same children as my John Dowdall, so I too would like to know about this John Dowdall.I have been given information from one of his daughters descendants and has his birth date & place as 1824 Ireland. This age also agrees with the 1871 census, but not the 1881 census which puts his bith around 1818. The marriage record for John Dowdall and Jane Fournier 10-27-1866 Perth Methodist Church, lists a possible birthplace of South Sherbrooke, with an age of 42 which would give a birth year of 1824 again. The information that I have on my John Dowdall has him as born in Bathurst and baptised in Perth in 1819, which coincides with the 1818 birthdate. I have been trying to find out who Alice's father is, as I am descended from a John Dowdall and Isabella Cameron, married May 30 1844, quite possibly the same man and his first wife. The Edward that Alice married is then quite possibly her first cousin as Edward's father (James) and John born in Bathurst 1818 are both sons of Samuel Dowdall and Mary Green. I would be interested if you find out any more infromation on Alice or her father.