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THE LITTLE TREE THAT GREW

Updated June 20, 2003

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Sometime before 1859 Frederick Reeves married Eliza Guy on the Isle of Wight. They emigrated to Canada in time for the arrival of their first child, Charles Frederick, who was born in Bowmanville, Ont in 1859. Charles married Martha Medora Brooks in 1878. Their son, Frederick Warren, would marry Demereta May Minthorne in Lindsay, Ont in 1902. Son Ewart Edward "Dids" married in 1939 to Mary Geraldine "Gerrie" O'Connell, whose grandfather, Michael, had been born in Ireland in 1835. Gerrie's mother, Mary Ellen Forestell, was one of a very large family which has been traced back to Wexford, Ireland. Mary Ellen's forefather, Tobias, had come to Canada sometime after the death of his father in 1798, and before the birth of his first child, James, in 1821 in Quebec.
While Fred and Eliza were cavorting in England back in 1851, John Moffat and Jane Whitten were tying the knot in Lanark Co, Ont. In 1883 their son, James, would marry Sarah Keating. This marriage produced four boys, the youngest being Marshall "Mike"
who married Margaret "Peggy" Revill in Renfrew, Ont in 1919. Their child, Laurier Revill, would marry in 1946 to Helen Frances Campbell Jordan, a widow with a four-year old son. Helen's first husband, Freeman Jordan, had been killed in the war. Her father's family had come to Canada sometime before 1821, when Robert was born in Leeds. Robert Campbell married Charlotte Henderson in Perth, Ont in 1844. Their son, Henderson, married Catherine Darou in 1872. Catherine's grandfather, Benoit DaRout, had come to Canada with the deMeuron Regiment, which was disbanded in 1816. He had received a land grant in Bathurst at that time. Helen's mother's family had first appeared in Canada in 1842, when young Matthew Garrett emigrated from Somerset, England. Her grandfather, Newton Garrett married Annie Burley, a daughter of UEL descendants, on both sides, her mother being Rachel Loucks, whose grandfather, George, had been a member of the KRRNY.

 
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