My 3rd Great Grandfather, Joseph Sovey (1843 - 1921), came to the U.S. from Canada prior to 1863.He served in the 9th Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War, enlisting in Dec 1862.According to the Rosters he was from Detroit.After the war, he settled Iosco county and the Alcona county where he remained for the rest of his life.
I am trying to locate exactly where in Canada he came from.His obituary states Kemptville, Ontario, but a recently discovered cousins says it was Kingsville, Ontario.These are quite some distance apart.
Does anyone out there have any information on the Sovey/Sauve family of either of these two areas? Joseph's father may have also been a Joseph. I sure would like to go a bit farther back on this line.