Re: GEORGE B. GLASSFORD, Brockville, Ont., Canada 1881
GEORGE B. GLASFORD" listed in the 1881 Canadian Census resided in Brockville, Ont.This or Newboro, Ont. was the reported place of birth of SARAH ANN GLASSFORD (30 Apr 1836 - 12 Jan 1925).So, this individual seems to be a likely candidate to be her father.Per the 1881 Canadian Census, he was age 66, thus born in 1815, in Ont., and was a "Dep. Register" (whatever that is), was married, and belonged to the Church of England, residing in the "Centre Ward, Brockville, Ont.". His wife was listed as a "MARY" (no maiden name listed), and 3 children were still residing at home in 1881:
1. ADA M. GLASFORD, female, age 26, born: Ont.;
2. HENRY H. GLASFORD, male, age 23, born: Ont.; and,
3. KENNETH H. GLASFORD, male, age 14, born: Ont.
If SARAH ANN GLASSFORD was his daughter, becuase she was known to have been married in Brockville on 27 Sept 1859, she had already been married and gone from he family residence by the 1881 Census.
I can not make a firm link between SARAH GLASSFORD and her true parents, but given that she was known to have come from from Brockville, and her father was known to be "GEORGE GLASSFORD", sometimes spelled with only one "s", this may in fact be her father.SARAH ANN married a WESLEY TENNANT of Lanark, Ont., son of THOMAS TENNANT, whose well-documented family originally came from Co. Carlow, Ireland.
Also, some family records indicate that the mother of SARAH ANN GLASSFORD and wife of GEORGE GLASFORD was a "JEMIMA RAGG", whereas the wife of GEORGE B. GLASFORD in the 1881 Census was listed as "MARY". But it is possible that "JEMIMA" may have been transmuted to just "Mary", or may have died and her husband remarried. This GEORGE B. GLASSFORD was known to have been married to a MARY GILES, but this could have been a 2nd spouse.There remains a question as to whether GEORGE B. GLASSFORD was the father of SARAH ANN GLASSFORD.
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