William(Wm H)WILSON (some childrens' records list "WILLSON")
born ca. 1793 (possibly ARMAGH) IRELAND
died before 1881@ abt 88 years in Lincoln, ON region.
married Hannah(Anna)DOUGAN born ca. 1807-1811, IRELAND died 1894 St. Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario.
It was suggested to me that the family first emigrated to New York where some of the children (including John and likely daughter Mary A. and Harper) stayed behind when the rest moved to St. Catharines.
There are other DOUGANS connected to Hannah (Anna)
The Wilsons and some DOUGANS may have lived in NY before moving to St. Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario region.
A post I found by Larry Stackhouseseems to fit but his email seems to be invalid:
[[Subject: DOUGAN Family
Mowhan, Markethill, Armagh,
and St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Henry DOUGAN of CountyArmagh and
James DOUGAN who went to St Catharines, Ontario, Canada were brothers?
Henry had 3 children;
Samuel d ca 1913,
George, and Sara (d 4 January 1923).
They all went to Warrenpoint,County Down around 1890.
Sara lived at St Leornards.She is buried at the Ballylane Reformed Church, Mowhan?
Cousins were the SINTONS and
James DOUGAN born ca 1813 d26
October1887 St Catharines married a Mary Ann?
He may have gone back to Ulster and married a Mary GREYor a Jane GREY.
He and Mary Ann had 8 children
James Jnr. married Mary Ann HOLMES and went to
John went to NYC and so did his brother Joseph W.
I am looking for parents of James and Henry,
info on the
SINTONS and McCLINTONS,
where the DOUGANS came from before County Armagh
and dates, etc.Any help would be appreciated. ]
Thank you. Larry Stackhouse --]]
another post by Larry about the Dougans:
Most of this family/descendants died in St Catharine's Ontario and is buried in Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Lincoln, ONT
Names associated with this line are BEECHER, CAMERON, CANAVAN (spelling error of Cameron?), DOUGAN, GROOME, KING, McLEAN, MORAN, NORRIS, ROOKS, SIMPSON, SMITH and more.
Areas related families & descendants have resided in are:
Grimsby Twsp, DUMFRIES SOUTH TWSP., BRANT COUNTY, Grantham, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Buffalo, NY, Clarkstown, Rockland Co., New York and more.
William and Hannah's children were all born in IRELAND and the family immigrated to Canada ca. 1852 (unsure of some of their birth order):
Jane WILSON born ca 1822 IRELAND
married Joseph D CARROLL born 1823 IRELAND (his family lived in Buffalo NY)
Margaret WILSON born Jun 1832 IRELAND
married Joseph HODGINS
George WILSON born March 29 1835 County Armagh IRELAND
married 1 Mary Ann McLEAN born 1841
married 2 Ann MORAN born 1846
Henry WILSON born Feb 1836 IRELAND died single
James WILSON born 1839-43 IRELAND
married Mary Elizabeth NORRIS born 1850 ONTARIO
Harper WILSON born 1841 IRELAND died 28 Aug 1911 Winnipeg Manitoba (online bio lists NEWRY, IRELAND as birthplace)
married MARY ALICE SMITH Marriage: 2 Aug 1871
DUMFRIES SOUTH TWSP., BRANT COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA
1871 marriage for Harper witness was a Robena DouganShe married Alexander McEDWARDS on 27 September 1877 at St. Catharines. She was the daughter of James & Mary Jane DOUGAN. She was born in St. Catharines. The witnesses to the marriage were John & Mrs. J. DOUGAN of New York.
Archibald WILSON born May 6 1840 IRELAND(1871 census)
married Emely BEECHER born Mar 21 1848
Elizabeth WILSON born 1848 IRELAND
married Adam BORROWMAN born 1844 SCOTLAND
John WILSON born IRELAND unsure of where John fits in as I have found no records on him so far.