I believe that there is a connection between our families and that we are following the same Hassard line. Too much coincidence! I have a handwritten chart indicating that Jason(John) Hassard and Betty Spence were parents of Edward Hassard (1803-1876). It also shows that Edward and Jane had 11 children as you noted. I am wondering, if after Richard came to Canada in 1859, did Richard talk of his other siblings or just the ones mentioned in the obituary? A cousin in Toronto, Helen Margaret Irwin, a 1st cousin of my Mother, Marion Hassard Kennedy, put together a history of Richard Hassard.This was in the mid 60's. Two other cousins Kathleen Hassard Walker and Evelyn Hassard Eaton had input to this history. In 1992, Evelyn visited Jason Hassard in Ireland. His address being Lakeview House, Drumcoe, Blaney PO Inniskillen, Northern Ireland. Could this be the same Jason you spoke of?