Welcome! Some family names being researched at my FAMILY TRAILS Website are : - KANE - Parish of Templepatrick, Antrim, Belfast, Ireland to Niagara Town, Canada - WATKIN - Manchester, England to London, Ont., Canada- PARKES / PARKS - Ireland to Norland, Victoria Co. Ont., Canada - SULLIVAN / O'SULLIVAN - Co. Cork, Ireland to Hope Twp. / Pt. Daniel, Gaspe - FLOWERS - (53rd & 29th Regiments of Foot)British Isles.? to New Carlisle, Gaspe - WYLIE / WILEY - Scotland to Bristol?, Maine??, U.S.A. toShigawake, Gaspe - LAWRENCE / LAURENCE - Brechin, Angus, Scotland to Shigawake / Pt. Daniel, Gaspe - MAJOR / MAUGER - Jersey to Gaspe - ENRIGHT - Ireland to Gaspe - SLATTER / SLATER - Bladon, Oxfordshire, England to Brunel Twp.,Huntsville (Muskoka District), Upper Canada - PRESTON - Parish of Market Hill, Armagh, Ireland to Amsterdam, N.Y. to Ernestown, Ont., Canada (north side of the Bay of Quinte) to Amherst Island then to Manvers Twp., Victoria Co., Ont., Canada -DABOLL / DA BALL - Berlin, Germany to Niagara District, Canada- BRAUN / BROWN - (U.E.L. ; Ranger ; served with Butler's Rangers) Niagara Peninsula (Pelham Rd.), St. Catharines, Ont., Canada -LUTZ - to Niagara District, Canada - McCOMBS - 'old' Bennington, Vermont, U.S.A. to Brockville (near Kingston) then to Grantham, St. Catharines, Ont., Canada - HOLINSHEAD / HOLLINGSHEAD - Hudnall, Bucks (Buckinghamshire), England to Norcott Hill Farm, Northchurch, Berkhamsted Region, Hertfordshire, England, also includes surrounding area's such as Kettlewells Farm, St. Albans; Breakspears & Megdells; Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead ; Marlin Chapple, Northchurch, just to name a few. Went to Hamilton, Ont.(1 yr.) & then to Brunel Twp., Huntsville, (Muskoka District), Upper Canada (also to Australia) - COLLYER / COLLIER - Ivinghoe, Buckhamshire, England to Huntsville (Muskoka District), Upper Canada...also to Quebec & then to Hamilton, Ont., Canada. All area's of research above are now actively being pursued. I would like to hear from anyone with a Gaspesian connection as there may be a really good chance we're related or I may have information on your family! I have many other family names associated with all the above areas of research. Reports are changed often & there are over 8,000 individuals entered into my data-base. Also have many files & records which are not included at this website. If you don't see what you're looking for, but have a huntch there may be a connection (especially if your ancestors had lived, were born, or had died in the Gaspe!), please take a minute to drop me an line or two, or snail mail me at my address shown at the top of this page. Please, feel free to ask me for any source references in question & when given a source reference, please include it in with your notes. I have noticed some notes/family stories out there on the web with no references added to them only to make them seem to appear as if they were someone elses work! These old family stories have been shared by relatives, so please give credit where credit is do & note the source when given. My research has been 'tweaked' & 'refined' over time, while some dates are only approx. via various sources (ie. census's or tombstones) others have been researched thoroughly. The lineages of PRESTON, PARKES, WATKIN are no longer actively being research. I have been absent from family history for the past 7 years. I am back!Now....please... come take a walk with me along my "FAMILY TRAILS".......in search of your........."ANCESTORS!"
- The McCOMBS Log Cabin (photo) (1 KB)
McCombs Log Cabin - Boyle Rd., home of John & Magdalen McCombs (nee Lutz) & their 13 children. Michael, brother to John, & Timothy (father of John & Michael) also lived in this log cabin, as well as Samuel McCombs. Relationship of Samuel McCombs to John, Michael & Timothy is presently unknown, although he was living in the log cabin in 1828 (according to 1828 Census). My notes also state that John McCombs purchased this log cabin from a John or Joseph Hainer, prior to the War of 1812. It was one of 6 log cabins along Twelve Mile Creek. If this is not the Hainer log home built abt. 1816 in which he moved, it must have been built abt. 1831. Joseph Hainer deeded his land in Grantham to his nephew John B. Hainer and John McCombs, his step-nephew-in-law, who had married Sophia Brown Lutes (Lutz) Hainer’s daughter. At the end of the war John McCombs received 200 acres as a crown grant in Esquesing. He traded it however for 100 acres of land with Joseph Hainer in Grantham. Joseph Hainer received this land as a Crown grant on April 09, 1798. The Hainers built three log cabins along the banks of Twelve Mile Creek. We know when two of them were demolished yet we have no account about the fate of the third ; there is a remote possibility that the house on Boyle Rd. is actually the third log cabin, in which case it would have been erected around 1816.John heard about the rich soil at Shipman's Corners, later St. Catharines, and came to Grantham in 1811. "He laboured for John Hainer until the commencement of hostilities in 1812, when he joined the McKeowi's company, Col. Clause's regiment. John McCombs fought at Niagara, Chippawa, Lundy's Lane and Queenston and with Col. Bishop at the "baking and burning of Buffalo." At the battle of Queenston Heights, according to his own account, he saw "the brave General Brock fall" and was one of those who assisted "to convey the hero's body to Fort George, Niagara." (sources - St. Catharines Standard ; May 15, 1959)
- Manvers Twp. - St. Mary's Chapel (ch. graveyard) (10 KB)
St. Mary's graveyard. (photo taken by Carol Cunday)
- John McCOMBS (photo taken from newspaper clipping) (115 KB)
John McCombs, the eldest son, was born April 26th, 1792 in "old" Bennington, Vermont. John was only 3 years old when his parents (Timothy & Sally) brought him to Brockville (Elizabethtown), near Kingston. Timothy McCombs (John's father), moved from Oswegachie near Elizabethtown (present day Brockville) in 1811 and had 11 children. John & Magdalene McCombs (nee Lutz) had 13 children. John McCombs is buried in the McCombs Family Cemetery in Woodgale Park, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
- Manvers Families - PRESTON, Issac Sr. (gravestone) (20 KB)
This headstone is a very large one! The writing is raised about 1/2 inch. It reads ; Isaac PRESTON (1776 - 1875) ; Sarah PRESTON (1781 - 1866) ; Margaret Johnston (1839 - 1862). On the other side it reads ; Sidney Bradley PRESTON (1860 - 1915) ; Josiah Johnston PRESTON (June 7, 1855 - July 10, 1937). (photo taken by Carol Cunday)
- Margaret Magdalen McCOMBS (photo) (41 KB)
Margaret Magdalen McCombs, daughter of John & Magdalene McCombs (nee Lutz), was born Dec. 28, 1838. (photo courtesy of Muriel [Kane]Baker)
- Manvers Twp. - Isaac Sr. PRESTON (photo) (17 KB)
This is a photo of Isaac Preston Sr., born Jan. 01, 1777 in the Parish of Market Hill, County of Armagh, Ireland. He was the son of Alexander Preston, who was in turn, son of Matthew Preston. Isaac Sr. married Aug. 10, 1801, Sarah Jane Porter, daughter of Capt. Matthew Porter and Marie of France. Sarah Jane Porter was born circa 1781 in Donegal, Ireland. She died circa 1866 in Manvers Twp. and Isaac in 1875. Isaac is said to have served in the British Army in his youth and to have been a member of one of the first Orange Lodges over in Ireland. Isaac Preston Sr. had also been in prison in New York State during the War of 1812, as a British sympathizer. (A special thankyou to Nancy Barton of Calgary for giving permission to post this very old, treasured, keepsake for all of us to view, and a thanks to Cliff Huber of Kakabeka Falls, Ontario, for scanning & sending it along).
- Manvers Families - T.H.E. PRESTON & Sarah (grave) (24 KB)
Sarah FALLIS, wife of T.H.E. PRESTON b. Oct. 23, 1864 ; d. Apr. 25, 1908. T.H.E. PRESTON b. Sept. 7, 1855 ; d. July 9, 1942. Hazel CHAPMAN, wife of P.I. PRESTON b. May 27, 1907 ; d. Oct. 18, 1993. Percival Issac PRESTON b. May 29, 1903 ; d. May 19, 1994. (photo taken by Carol Cunday)
- Daniel DABOLL & Magaret Magdalen McCOMBS (photo) (78 KB)
Sitting beside their home on a nice sunny day! (photo courtesy of Muriel [Kane]Baker)
- Gaspe Families - DEA, Jane (nee SULLIVAN) (gr. MN) (359 KB)
Jane Sullivan b. Aug. 28, 1829 (d/o William Sullivan & Elizabeth Flowers) ; bapt. Sept. 12, 1830 ; death certificate in MN states she was b. Aug. 16, 1829. The inscription on her gravefootstone reads-"Jane DEA (1830-1913)" Jane (also referred to as Ann or Anna in some records) died at 4331 Pleasant Ave. in Minneapolis, MN. It is thought that she had lived in the tiny, original Dea log home, just down the street from where she died. This tiny home is still there! (photo courtesy of Bill Flowers)
- Gaspe-St. Andrew's Anglican Church in New Carlisle (12 KB)
(1826 - 1894) Photo taken from the 'Historical Plaque' of St. Andrew's Church in New Carlisle [photo of the 'Historical Plaque' taken by Carol Cunday ; *note - this being only the picture from the plaque ]
- The KANE Family (photo) (81 KB)
Margaret Magdalene Kane (nee Daboll), daughter of Daniel & Margaret Magdalen Daboll (nee McCombs) - sitting on her lap is Ruby Luella, standing beside Ruby is Willa Marguerite, standing behind Willa is Orville Delbert (my grandfather), & William John Kane. Ethra Agreeta is not born yet! [Photo taken circa 1903 ; photo courtesy of Muriel(Kane)Baker]
- The McCOMBS Family (an old page) (129 KB)
The McCombs family - an old family page taken possibly from the family bible, but more likely just handwritten on a piece of paper (very old page). Lists John & Magdalen McCombs & all 13 of their children. Note the days on which they were all born!
- Gaspe-St. Andrew's Anglican Church - New Carlisle (30 KB)
Present day church at New Carlisle, Co. of Bonaventure, District of Gaspe, Quebec, Canada [photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- Signature of Margaret Magdalen McCOMBS (262 KB)
3 'old' church tickets.
- Sophia BRAUN & 2nd husband Zachariah HAINER (20 KB)
This old discoloured list was prepared c. 1920 by Margaret Sydney Christie d/o Alexander Christie & Sophia Hainer. Notice that she shows herself on the list as applicant. It is thought that she was preparing information to apply for membership in the United Empire Loyalist Association. [Image of "Aunt Syd.'s list" is courtesy of Dick McElhoes of Winnipeg, a direct desc. of Zachariah & Sophia Hainer (nee Braun / Brown)]
- Gaspe-St. Andrew's United Church in Port Daniel (53 KB)
Present day church at Port Daniel, Co. of Bonaventure, District of Gaspe, Quebec, Canada [photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- Gaspe families - Mary WETHERSTONE, wife of Peter (87 KB)
Back of photo reads; Mary? or Margaret? Wetherstone born 1810?, sister of John & William. Front of photo reads; Margaret Wetherston Lawrence. (Mary Wetherstone is wife of Peter Lawrence. They had 6 children of which 3 were born in Brechin, Angus, Scotland. The six children are as follows: William, John Sandyman, Mary Anne, Agnes, Henry G. & Jeffrey Hale.[photo courtesy of Francis Margaret Mahan]
- Sophia BRAUN (birth/bapt. cert. of 14th Feb. 1775) (9 KB)
Sophia BRAUN (Sophia Brown) was the daughter of John BRAUN (BROWN) of Butler's Rangers & Magdalena ZAHE (ZEH). She was the wife of 1) Jacob LUTZ (whom I descend from) ; 2) Zachariah HAINER (who died in 1813 while fighting in the war of 1812 & whom Dick descends from). This is a close-up pic of Sophia BRAUN's hand-made birth/bapt. certificate. A beautifully done piece of artwork. The German writing is as follows - Sophia BRAUN (Sophia BRAUN) ; geboren zu Schocherri (born at Schocherri) ; den 14ten Tag Februaris (the 14th day February) ; A.D. 1775 Und getau ; (A.D. 1775 and baptized) ; durch Herrn Sommer (through Mister SOMMER) ; Ev n Pfarrherrn daselbst (Evangelical Pastor there). An interesting spelling of Schoharie! The frame is approx. 13" X 12", certificate 8" X 7" & mat 2" at top & sides & 3" across the bottom. This is a close-up of the certificate within the frame & matting, taken by a digital camera. The certificate was handed down through Dick's family line via a chain of eldest daughters of Sophia Braun (Brown) HAINER. We're not sure whether this is a birth certificate or baptismal certificate or both. It's undated and unsigned, but very old. [Photo courtesy of Dick McElhoes of Winnipeg]
- Gaspe-St. James Anglican Church in Port Daniel (24 KB)
Present day church at Port Daniel, Co. of Bonaventure, District of Gaspe, Quebec, Canada [photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- "Old" McCOMBS family bible record page (122 KB)
McCombs family bible record page of the McCombs family & some related family members! [A special thanks to Mary McAdam of Michigan via courtesy of Val Robinson, Niagara Falls, Ont. for sending me these copies!]
- Muskoka families - SLATTER Family Reunion (552 KB)
SLATTER Family Reunion (1910-1911)
- Sophia BRAUN (birth/bapt. cert. 1775 Schoharie) (17 KB)
Another view (full) of Sophia BRAUN's birth/baptismal certificate. [Courtesy of Dick McElhoes]
- Gaspe-St. Paul's Anglican Church in Shigawake (26 KB)
Present day church at Shigawake, Co. of Bonaventure, District of Gaspe, Quebec, Canada [photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- Another "Old" McCOMBS family bible record page! (125 KB)
Another page from the "old" McCombs family bible retrieved from the fire that took the "very old" McCombs Log Home. [copy courtesy of Mary McAdam of Michigan via Val Robinson of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada]
- Muskoka Families - Gabriel SLATTER (England) (137 KB)
Picture of Gabriel SLATTER, (father of John SLATTER b. May 05, 1844 in Bladon, Oxfordshire (Oxford), England m. Mary [Polly] GRIFFIN)
- Muskoka Families - No. 5 Brunel School (314 KB)
All the Holinshead children went to school at No. 5, children of William and Jennie Holinshead (nee Collyer). [courtesy of Cyndi Aben]
- Gaspe Families - SULLIVAN, Timothy (gravestone) (54 KB)
At St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Shigawake is the gravestone of Timothy Sullivan (son of William Sullivan & Elizabeth Flowers) & his wife, Janet McKay. Inscription reads; In Sacred memory of Timothy Sullivan b. May 17, 1833 d. June 4, 1921. Also his wife Janet McKay - 'Peace Perfect Peace.' Also, at St. Paul's Cemetery is the gravestone of Timothy Edgar Sullivan. It reads ; son of Timothy & Jeanette Sullivan of Shyawake (Shigawake). [photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- McCOMBS 1st Family Reunion 1903 (138 KB)
This is a photo of the McCombs 1st family reunion in 1903. The picture they are holding in the photograph is of Stephen McCOMBS b. 1824 & his wife Amy Cohoe. The people in the overall picture represent all their children and descendants. 1923 is the year in which the reunion meeting records state there was a split due to the size of the families and the distance many had to come (Michigan, Scyracuse, N.Y., Ohio and McCOMBS from Dunville to points west. If anyone has a better copy I would like to hear from you. blurry, but still worthy of posting it! [photo courtesy of the late Murray McCombs]
- Gaspe Families - SULLIVAN, Daniel, Austin & Rob (178 KB)
This picture has 3 generations of Sullivan's in it. (from our left to right) - Daniel Sullivan (b. 1822) son of John William Sullivan & Elizabeth Flowers ; Austin Alfred Sullivan (b. 1903), grandson of Daniel ; Robert Sullivan (b. 1871), son of Daniel Sullivan (left) & Ellen Humphries. Robert married May Lawrence, daughter of John Sandyman Lawrence & Emily Bisson. The photo appears to be taken on the front porch at Robert Sullivan's home in Port Daniel. Austin (my grandfather) was rather short for his age, so my best guess would be Austin was 9 or 10 yrs. of age when this picture was taken . [photo taken circa 1913 ; photo courtesy of my brother - Paul Kane & uncle - Daniel Sullivan]
- Gaspe Families - Robert H. SULLIVAN (gravestone) (53 KB)
At St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery are Robert H. Sullivan s/o (William Sullivan & Elizabeth Flowers) & his wife Catherine Jordan. Inscription reads ; Robert H. Sullivan (1836 - 1906), Catherine Jordan (1836 - 1906). Gravestone looks fairly 'new' in appearance. [photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- Muskoka Families - John SLATTER & wife, Mary (98 KB)
Picture of John SLATTER b. 1844 & his wife, Mary (Polly) SLATTER (nee GRIFFIN)
- Gaspe Families - SULLIVAN, Rob & Moose (63 KB)
This picture (so I've been told) was made into a postcard. Robert Sullivan was a good hunter & guide for many rich Americans. The Robert Sullivan & moose photo was taken at Lily Pond Lake. [photo taken circa 1915 - photo courtesy of Paul Kane & Daniel Sullivan]
- Gaspe Families - Robert CHEDORE & girl?? (118 KB)
On back of photo reads, "Daniel Sullivan, father-in-law of May Lawrence; and Jennie Sullivan, daughter of May Lawrence. early 30's? 20's?". Daniel Sullivan died 03 Feb 1919. Jennie was born 05 Dec 1911. Jennie was a wee girl like her mother, May Lawrence. I think the girl in the picture may possibly be that of Jennie's older sister, Margaret (Madge) Eleanor Sullivan b. 08 Apr 1906 in Port Daniel. She appears to be between the ages of 10-14 yrs of age. I don't believe this is a picture of Daniel Sullivan, as the gentleman in this picture is not the same as the photo I have of Daniel & certainly doesn't appear to be over the age of 90. So who is he? If anyone can tell me who the gentleman or the girl in this photo, drop me a line. My only suggestion would be that it could be a Major / Mauger, as many of them were said to be over 6 feet tall. This may be a picture of Robert CHEDORE who married Robert SULLIVAN'S sister, "Maggie SULLIVAN." Rob CHEDORE was said to be extremely tall (maybe 6ft. 3 or 4 at least). There are family memories of him bowing his head to get through the door at Edmund Wylie's home in Shigawake. They were good friends & both played the fiddle. Maggie SULLIVAN & Rob CHEDORE live in L'anse au Gascon. [memory sketch by Gloria May Wylie Sullivan-Lambert]
- Gaspe Families - LAWRENCE, May (at 4 yrs. of age) (39 KB)
Picture is of May Lawrence at 4 yrs. of age. She was the daughter of John Sandyman Lawrence & Emily Bisson. [picture circa 1874 - courtesy of Shirley Campbell (nee Ross)]
- Rev. Jacob McCombs (39 KB)
This is a photo-copied picture of Rev. Jacob McCombs. Back row: Gladys McCombs (b. 1845-1960), unknown groom, Etta McCombs (b. 1892-1972), Jacob McCombs (b. 1825-1911), Arthur McCombs (b. 1894-1916). Front row: unknown bride, unknown child, Stella McCombs (b. 1898-1958), Margaret McCombs (b. 1888-1937), unknown girl.[photo taken in Chatham c. 1910)
- Muskoka Families - The HOLINSHEAD Notebook 1 (224 KB)
Part 1, The notebook is a record of what William Holinshead (1744-1813) paid his servants/employees, but if you turn it over and upside, so the back cover is facing the front but the right way round and start from there, it's a record of family dates, like you sometimes see in old family bibles. It must have been passed down through the family but I don't know why it went via the younger children who weren't executors. I am very glad it did! Copy of "The Holinshead Family Notebook" courtesy of Judith White - an original contemporary notebook owned by M. Beament.
- The McCOMBS Log Cabin on Boyle Rd. (sideview) (114 KB)
The "old" McCombs Log Cabin. [courtesy of Mary McAdam of Michigan]
- The McCOMBS Log Cabin (frontview) (105 KB)
The "old" McCombs Log Cabin on Boyle Rd. [courtesy of Mary McAdam of Michigan]
- Gaspe Families - WYLIE, Edmund (portrait) (25 KB)
Edmund Wylie, son of Alexander Wylie & Alice Sullivan of the Gaspe. (My great grandfather)
- Gaspe families - William SULLIVAN (gravestone) (51 KB)
At St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery in Shigawake, William Sullivan s/o (William Sullivan & Elizabeth Flowers). Inscription reads ; In memory of William Sullivan d. Apr. 25, 1901 ; Aged 82 yrs., & 3 mo. - 'Christ shall gather in his own, To place where he is gone.'[photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- Gaspe Families - Frank, Alexander & Edmund WYLIE (58 KB)
Portrait of Alexander & two of his sons, Frank & Edmund Wylie.
- Gaspe families - Daniel SULLIVAN & wife (grave) (32 KB)
At St. James Anglican Church Cemetery,Port Daniel, Daniel Sullivan s/o (William Sullivan & Elizabeth Flowers). Inscription reads ; 'Gone but not forgotten' ; Our parents Daniel Sullivan d. Feb. 3, 1919 - Aged 97 yrs. ; His wife Ellen Humphry d. Jan. 18, 1920 - Aged 89 yrs. [Courtesy of Susan Sylke]
- Muskoka Family ties to Ivinghoe (Rev. Wm. COLLYER) (141 KB)
William Collyer was born circa 1792 (parents unknown)in Ivinghoe. He married Mary Marie (Maria) Lines on March 29, 1830 at Ivinghoe, Buckinghamshire, England. She was born circa 1809 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. William Collyer was ordained in 1834 at the Baptist Chapel in Ivinghoe. William preached as Minister of the Baptist Chapel until his death in 1879, serving for 48 years at the Chapel. He is father of Lucy Jane (Jennie) Collyer who married William Hollingshead / Holinshead at Ivinghoe, Buckingham, England on October 31,1865 at St. Mary the Virgin, Ivinghoe. They (William & Jennie) immigrated to Canada in the late 1860's & settled down at Fairy Lake, in the District of Muskoka, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada. They had 11 children, they are - Tom, Frank, Sam, Emily, Giff, Monty, Alfred, Hannah, Kate, David & Lucy Victoria.
- Muskoka Families - The SLATTER's of Brunel Twp. (14 KB)
Back Row : Thomas Holinshead, Ernest Slatter, John Slatter Jr., John Slatter Sr., Gabriel Slatter, Rosabella Slatter2nd Row : Constance Slatter, Bessie Slatter (on her knee - Edna Gladys Holinshead b. 1896), Mary Slatter, Agnes SlatterFront Row : Mabel Slatter, Roy Slatter & Herbert Slatter [photo taken circa 1897]
- Gaspe families - Catherine (Kitty) O'SULLIVAN (gr) (65 KB)
Buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Innisfail, Alberta, Canada, Catherine O'Sullivan d/o (William Sullivan & Elizabeth Flowers) b. Aug. 31, 1824 in the Gaspe d. Dec. 26, 1899 in Innisfail, Alberta.(Both Catherine O'Sullivan & her husband, Michael Dea are on the same stone - different face!)[photo courtesy of Meg Vail, Alberta]
- Gaspe families - James L. WYLIE & wife (grave) (41 KB)
At St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Shigawake. Inscription reads ; In loving memory, James Leonard Wylie (1793 - 1870), also his wife Rachel Smith (1808 - 1905), their daughter Margaret (1850 - 1889)[photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- Muskoka Families - The HOLINSHEAD Notebook 2 (163 KB)
Part 2, copy of notebook courtesy of Judith White. An original contemporary notebook owned by M. Beament.
- Manchester England - WATKIN (149 KB)
James Frederic Watkin's occupation was a Baker and he lived in Northenden. Sometime after he was married, they moved to 22 Woodland Ave., Broughton, Salford, County of Lancaster, England. James Frederic Watkin married Nov. 23, 1885 - Mary Jane Ball, daughter of George Ball & Mary Robinson. James Frederic & Mary Jane Watkin (nee Ball)'s children are - Henry, Edna & Cuthbert Watkin.
- Gaspe families - John LAWRENCE & wife (gravestone) (34 KB)
At St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Port Daniel. Inscr. reads ; In memory of John S. Lawrence d. Feb. 18, 1907 AET. 81 ; Also his beloved wife Emily Bisson d. Mar. 16, 1882 AET. 44'Home to rest.'[photo taken by Carol Cunday]
- Muskoka Families - The HOLINSHEAD Notebook 3 (81 KB)
Part 3, copy courtesy of Judith White. An original contemporary notebook owned by M. Beament.
- Manchester England - WATKIN & BALL (277 KB)
This is a really nice photo of Mary Jane Ball, to her right - husband James Frederic Watkin, & the third gentleman may possibly be one of Mary Jane's brothers.
- Muskoka Families - The HOLINSHEAD's (6 of 11) (248 KB)
Here's a nice photo of William & Lucy Jane 'Jennie' Holinshead (nee Collyer) & 3 sons / 1 daughter. On the left are sons, David & Sam. On the right is Giff & Kate.
- Gaspe families - Peter LAWRENCE & wife (grave) (33 KB)
At St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery, Port Daniel, Quebec. Inscr. reads ; In memory of Peter Lawrence d. May 18, 1877 - Aged 91 yrs. ; Also his wife Mary Watherstone (Weatherstone) d. Oct. 30, 1877 - Aged 81 yrs. ; Natives of Brechin. (photo taken by Carol Cunday)
- Gaspe Families - Ed WYLIE, son of Alexander WYLIE (89 KB)
This is a nice photo of Edmund (Ed) Wylie while visiting the McNeill family in Montreal. Photo taken early 1950's.
- Muskoka Families - Brunel Twp. Rd. Workcrew (1904) (192 KB)
This is a photo (taken from a photocopy) of a group of settlers working on a Township of Brunel road in 1904. (Left to right) Richard Young, Ethelred Roe, Stever Waters, Thomas Holinshead, Harry Young, Frank Holinshead, Gifford Holinshead, Thomas Young & Samuel Holinshead.
- Gaspe families - Mary Anne & Edmund WYLIE (17 KB)
Here is a nice photo of Mary Anne (nee MAJOR) & Edmund WYLIE.
- Magdalene McCOMBS (LUTZ) 1795 - 1877 (photo) (246 KB)
Magdalene Lutz, only child of Jacob Lutz & Sarah Sophia (Braun) Brown. Magdalene was born Nov. 12, 1795 at De Cew Falls, on the Brown Farm. She died May 19, 1877 in their log home on Boyle Rd. (see pics of McCombs log cabin) in St. Catharines, Ont. She is buried with her husband at the McCombs Family Burial Grounds, Woodgale Park, St. Catharines, Ont.
- Manvers Twp. - St. Mary's Chapel (photo) (10 KB)
Inscription on plaque for church reads ; St. Mary's Church erected on this site in 1851 was one of the earliest churches in Manvers Twp. It was dedicated on Christmas Day 1852. On Ash Wednesday 1993, fire levelled the orginal structure and this new Chapel was constructed. It was dedicated on June 22, 1997. As an act of faith, restoration of this sanctuary symbolizes hope, dedication and renewal in the community as act of remembrance, St. Mary's Chapel honours our founding pioneers and all those now at rest in this churchyard. Placed by the children of Ruby (Sisson) and Roy Jarvis. (photo taken by Carol Cunday of Manvers)[Carol is a FLOWERS of the Gaspe family researcher!)
- Gaspe families - Edmund WYLIE & Mr. ? SAUSON (12 KB)
Edmund Wylie is the gentleman leaning forward, closest to us!
- McCOMBS, John (sketch by Sarah Kane 2003) (178 KB)
Hand-drawn sketch of John McCombs by Sarah Kane (2003). It is drawn from a copy of a newspaper clipping of a daguerrotype photo that was posted in the St. Catharines Standard, May 15, 1959. I am still searching for the original daguerrotype photo of John McCombs. If anyone has any knowledge as to the whereabouts of this elusive original photo, please contact me. Making a copy of this sketch for general genealogical purposes is permitted. This sketch of John McCombs is copyright, all rights reserved.
- Gaspe families - The WYLIE family (Ed & Mary Anne) (12 KB)
This is a photo of the WYLIE family of Shigawake. Here are 4 of 5 daughters of Edmund & Mary Anne WYLIE (nee MAJOR). The 5th daughter, Katherine Maude WYLIE died soon after birth. (from left to right at back) Jemina (Mina) LeBLANC (nee WYLIE) ; Jane Francis SULLIVAN (nee WYLIE - my grandmother) ; (from left to right at front) Alice Clara MUNRO (nee WYLIE) ; Mary Anne WYLIE (nee MAJOR) ; Edmund WYLIE ; & Doreen May MUNRO (nee WYLIE).
- Muskoka Families - Tom & Bessie HOLINSHEAD (248 KB)
This is a bridal picture of Mr. & Mrs. Holinshead, my great grandparents on my father's mother's side. Frederick William Thomas (Tom) & Elizabeth Georgina (Bessie) Holinshead (nee Slatter). They were married by Rev. James Sieveright on Dec. 25, 1894 ; Witnesses were Agnes Slatter & Samuel (Sam) Holinshead.
- Lifford Volunteers - Fenian Raid Vets - 46th Bat. (107 KB)
This picture belonged to David McGill of Winnipeg, who appears in the photo. From left to right : Back Row - Lieut. David McGill ; Sec. Lieut. Wallace ; Capt. Dundas ; Lieut. Richard Touchburn ; Quartermst. Kelloway ; Adjut. Garnet & Sec. Lieut. Ben McGill. The next man is unknown. Middle Row - Capt. McDermid ; Maj. Bolton ; Col. Williams ; Capt. Isaac Preston & Lieut. Hanna. Bottom Row - Maj. Benson ; Lieut. Wallace ; Chaplain (name unknown) ; Lieut. Kirchhoffer & Capt. Dingwall. Photo courtesy of Cliff Huber of Kakabeka Falls, Ont., whose mother had cut it out of a Winnipeg newspaper (the Tribune? or Free Press??) circa 1940. Photo was taken circa 1870.
- KANE, Robert L. (306 KB)
- HOLINSHEAD, Thomas [Last Will & Testament] (3 KB)
Lists all 7 children. Thomas HOLINSHEAD (1777 - 1848)of Kettlewells Farm, St. Michael's, St. Albans, Hertford.
- HOLINSHEAD, Margaret [Last Will & Testament] (3 KB)
Lists 2 sisters within. Margaret HOLINSHEAD was the second wife of Thomas HOLINSHEAD (1777 - 1848)
- HOLINSHEAD, Wm. [Will] (6 KB)
Last Will & Testament of William HOLINSHEAD (1810 - 1885) of Norcott Hill Farm, but recently just before his death, of Marlowes
- HOLINSHEAD, Wm. [Codicil to Will] (3 KB)
Codicil to Wm. HOLINSHEAD's Will of 1865. Wm. HOLINSHEAD (1810 - 1885)
- McCOMBS, John [Last Will & Testament] (7 KB)
Lists children - male & female (courtesy of Mary McAdam)
- BROWN, John U.E.L. [Last Will & Testament] (3 KB)
Last will and testament of John Brown, United Empire Loyalist (courtesy of Sheila Bowslaugh)
- HOLINSHEAD, Wm. [Adm. of Estate] (2 KB)
Administration of the Estate for Wm. HOLINSHEAD (1744 - 1813). Adm. took place in 1814.
- HOLINSHEAD [Source Reference Guide] (9 KB)
Holinshead's of Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire >>> Huntsville, Muskoka, Ontario
- FLOWERS, Robert Sr. [Last Will & Testament] (1 KB)
Very short will! (courtesy of Bill Flowers)
- GASPE FAMILIES [Index Collection of old Documents] (4 KB)
This file is only an index, but is a nice list of some of the old documents I've been collecting & transcribing over the past few years. Some surnames mentioned within these documents are ; Sullivan, Flowers, McGinnis, Almond, Enright, Wall, Ferguson, Huntington, Pennington, Leonard, Hall, McRae, Assels, Dea, Day, Phelan, McPherson, Maddigan, Lawrence, Fitzgerald, Bisson, Mahon, Hardeley, Robin, Jamassin, Raoul, Sampriere, Gosset, Pipon, Beaird, Smith, Wylie, Teague, Horie, Humphries, Miller & the notary publics contained therein.
- GASPE FAMILIES [Pt. Daniel Cemetery Transcr.] (10 KB)
I had the pleasure of visiting these 3 cemeteries in July of 2004 after being away for almost 33 years. Partial transcriptions were previously transcribed by Carol Cunday, but I was able to add those that were missing for my records. You will find in this file 3 cemeteries & their transcriptions,St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Port Daniel (upper & lower Cemeteries or old & new parts ) & St. Andrew's United Church Cemetery in Port Daniel. Not all tombstones have been transcribed as some were not legible, while others were in very poor condition & deteriorated beyond any hope of transcription & some were gone completely. "Gone but not Forgotten"
- McCOMBS [Source Reference Guide] (10 KB)
McCombs of Niagara [John McCombs b. 1792 Bennington, VT]