Hi! I'm looking for the ancestors and family of my g4-grandfather William Alex Harkness. He was born on January 25, 1822 in Lower Canada, and died May 10, 1867.
He married Harriet Polley (daughter of Henry Polley and Polly LaRue Munro). She was born December 25, 1824, and died February 2, 1909.
They had 8 children (that I know of): Polly Harkness b. January 29, 1845 Flora Harkness b. 1846 (my g3-grandmother) Augusta Harkness b 1848 Adelaide Harkness b. September 2, 1849 Herum Harkness b. 1852 Lucy Harkness b. 1855 Wallace Harkness b. 1858 Emma Harkness b. 1860
I believe that all the children were born in Mallorytown, Leeds County, Ontario.
On later censuses under ethnicity, for some of the children, it says Scottish. Their mother was not Scottish, so their father must be.
A lot of the family moved to Saskatchewan.
Any help on the roots of William Alex Harkness will be greatly appreciated!!