Stephen S. Snelgrove was born circa
1780-1790 in Longbridge, Deverill,
Stephen’s wife’s name was Annie (born 1789) and according to the
Sarah Anne (June 10, 1827) she died in 1828
Sarah (October 14, 1828) She died in 1832
William (October 14, 1832)
Andrew (April 17, 1817)
George (June 14, 1820)
John Stephen (August 22, 1830)
Stephen belonged to the Primitive Methodist Chapel and sometimes had services there. According to the 1841 Census in Longbridge, there was also an 80 year old women name Valentine Crouch (hard to read) with the Snelgrove’s.
In the 1850’s, Stephen, Annie, their son John and his wife Ann
(Doughty) immigrated to
John and Ann Snelgrove had three sons: Henry John (1858-1912) who married Francis Maud Ferris (1869-1927); William (died 1892) who married Debbie Robinson and Albert Elijah (1866-1935) who married Elizabeth Ann Waldon.
Henry was a magistrate and worked at Cobourg
Jail. Henry, Francis and children
(Harold, Nora, Wilfred, Helen, Oscar, Jack, Margaret & Peggy) lived on
William Snelgrove died on
Albert Elijah and Elizabeth Ann Waldon
married at Gore’s Landing on
Albert & Elizabeth’s son, Rev. E. D. Snelgrove was my grandfather.
Thomas Cheyne and Isabella Baird both
and had two children: Francis (married Lucy Isaac) and Margaret (married Henry Waldon).
Henry Waldon camed to
of Mr. and Mrs. Gabitty and they
Hamilton Twp) from Mr. Ferguson for the sum of $2400.00 without a house. The house was built in 1869). Their children were:
Henry (Harry) (1864) married Mary (Maude) E. Bates…children-Cora, Norman, Lillian, Claude, George, Edward, and Evan)
Thomas (1867) married Ella Neill…children-Harold, Bertha, Ida, Neill, Charles, and Ruth.
Elizabeth Ann (1869) married Albert Elijah Snelgrove…children-Clarice Evelyn, Ellis Doughty, and Lewis Olaf
Eva Jan (1871) married Wilbert Harris (Wilbert was Captain on the Rice Lk. Ferry Boat)…children-Sanford, Muriel, Melville, Victor, Claire, and Oscar.
Margaret (1874) married Ernest Waldern
Amy Louise (1877) married Fred Harris (brother of Eva’s husband Wilbert, Fred operated the Rice Lake House, a tavern started by his father)…children-
Margaret, Helen, and Marion.
John Waldon (1880) never married. My Great Uncle John lived his whole life on the Waldon farm in Gore’s Landing. He eventually sectioned off a lot
for my grandparents to build their retirement home, called “Here-at-Last”
Ella Waldon (1882) never married and lived with her brother John until her death.
After Margaret’s death, Henry Waldon
married Mary Elizabeth Huntington (d/o George & Sarah Huntington) on
Family of Elizabeth Ann Waldon & Albert Elijah Snelgrove
Elizabeth & Albert were married in Gore’s Landing on
Rue had two daughters. (They also lost 3 sons as babies).
Ellis Doughty Snelgrove (1900) married
Clara (Polly) Pauline Sidenius (1906) on
The wedding was quite a society event at the time and there were several newspaper articles about it, especially since Polly’s aunt, Marie Sidenius Zendt,
was the soloist at the wedding. Ellis and Polly both attended
had for someone else who they felt were needier. They adopted 4 children, two boys and two girls.
(1908) married Kathleen (Kay)