I am currently researching my family whose Canadian roots are in Sherbrooke, QC.They arrived there from Ireland around 1840-1850 and start showing up in the census data in 1851-52.
Here are the names of my ancestors who were in Sherbrooke: William Humphrey - my great great great grandfather 1794-1860 and his wife Ann Simonon 1809 - 1870.
James Humphrey - son of William and my great great grandfather (aprox.) 1832 - 1904 (died in B.C.) and his wife Matilda Hanna Fitzmartin 1836 - 1880 (died in Sherbrooke).
James left for British Columbia with 3 of his sons in the early 1880s, after the death of his wife and their lineages are all well traced.However, the whereabouts of his other children's families remains a mystery.
There was a William E. Humphrey (b. 1858) who appears to have stayed in Sherbrooke after his father left and married Elizabeth (b.1859) with who he had 9 children. John Lindsay Humphrey (b. 1862), Susan A. Humphrey (b. 1865) who married Edwin Scott and Sarah J Humphrey (b. 1870) who probably married a Thompson and moved to Toronto.The three sons who moved to BC were James Alfred, Frederick Lawford and Thomas Charles.
If you have any information regarding any of these people, I would be extremely grateful to be able to share facts with you in the hopes of filling in some blanks.I am particularly interested in the children of James who stayed in QC or any info on his wife (M. Fitzmartin).