Hello David. Thank you for you information about my grandfather's siblings. Thomas and Charles were the ones we were missing, and it makes sense that we did not know of them because they were so young when they died.
My Great-grandfather, Andrew Huffnail Yerex married Mary Magdelene Couke in West Zorra on Feb. 9, 1876. She died in Galt, Ont. on July 7, 1940, and is buried at Mount View Cemetery. As I said, Andrew had left her after my Great Uncle Cecil was born, and other than his date of death, we don't know what happened to him.
Andrew and Mary's son, William Henry is my grandfather. He married Ella Mae Daniels, in Galt, Ont. I don't have their date of marriage, but can find that out for you. William(I think he went by Henry, as a cousin of my dad's remembers calling him "Uncle Hen")and Ella had two children. Elva Mae Yerex was born on June 5, 1909. She married William Russel Kinsman. They had two children, Elizabeth and Kenneth. Elva died on January 19, 1958 in Orangeville, and Bill died on June 1, 1957, in Galt. They are both buried in Mount View Cemetery.
William and Ella's second child was my father, Orval Henry Couke Yerex. He was born on March 1, 1913, in Galt. He married Kathlyn Nearingburg on Oct.23, 1944 in Galt Ont. She was born on Jan.23, 1914, in Ayr, Ont. They had three children: Janet (Jinnie) Kathleen, born March 13, 1946; Patricia Alice, born May 14, 1950; and Warren Henry, born Oct. 14, 1953.
Dad died on June 9, 1968, and Mom died on June 11, 1986. They are both buried in Mount View Cemetery, Cambridge (Galt) Ont.
Jinnie married Edward Alan Wilson on Aug. 12, 1967. They have two children: Carrie Anne Wilson, and Mark Alexander Edward Wilson. Carrie married Vidal Bairos on August 16, 1997. They have two children, Benjamin, born August 7, 2000, and Lachlyn Anne, born May 1, 2002. Mark is not married.
Patricia (me) married twice. First to Carmen Christopher Demarte, on Aug.28, 1971. We have one son, Matthew Jeremy Demarte, born Feb. 18, 1979. Matt married Michelle Eleanor Selby on April 18, 2006 (in Cuba). I was divorced in 1987, and married Arthur Vinandy on January 1, 1988. We have no children together.
Warren married Elizabeth Wright on Sept. 12, 1981. They have one son, Galen Michael Yerex, born April 17, 1987.
I hope this is not too confusing.
I would be interested in the information that you have on the Yerex family tree. My sister and I were glad to finally make it to Prince Edward County this summer, and were thrilled to find the graves of Hannah and Arthur Youmans, Jemima Youmans Yerex's (William Yerex's wife) parents, at the Conger White Chapel cemetery. As well, we had both been thinking along the same lines as you, regarding the origin of Andrew Huffnail's middle name. There is a stone in the memorial wall at Adolphustown UEL Heritage Park for a Jacob Huffnail, who died in 1880. He was probably about the same age as Andrew Charles Yerex. We wondered if Andrew's father William had maybe stayed with the Huffnail family when Isaac went back to the US in 1786, as William would have only been 16 at the time.
Again, thank you for your information. Please feel free to email me with questions or more information. It's always interesting to find out more and more about the Yerex's.