geetings thanks for your early reply. I didn't think you would have an easy reply for Nelson Hoard. I have read most of the post on this list concerning the Hoards who came to Rawdon Twp Ontario in the early 1800. My concern is that they all seem the think that Aaron, Roderick and Vernon are children of Calvin. If you check the lds site you will see that Aaron is listed as Hezekiah's son. I have also checked the land record in Rawdon Twp for Hezekiah Hoard. The record states "the said Hezekaih Hoard to his sons Hial and Aaron ...to give unto Roderick and Vernon Hoard their brothers now minors each of them 50 acres of land". Vernon Hoard is buried at Hoards Station Ontario. His tombstone states the following. Vernon Hoard 15 Nov 1881 ?age 68 years 4 months 6 days. There is also a record at the public archives of ontario. It is the will of Vernon Hoard. It gives his date of death as 16 Novbember 1884 at seymor twp northumberland county. There is also a grave stone for his wife Elizabaeth Bell 1817to1899. There is also a stone for Reuben Hoard 1850-1924 and one for his wife. The will for Vernon lists Calvin Elizah. He was to get one dollar. Since this line was not directly related to my person I did not persue futher records. You could contact the Registrar General for Ontario and ask them to check for a death record. Their would be a fee. I can give you references to the census if you wish to look up Vernon.