Re: thomas precious, england, ontario
I found out yesterday that my great grandfather John Ellis Waters married Mary Ann Precious (b feb 23, 1858), eldest dtr of Thomas Precious and Sarah Jane Fowler. They married in London ON on Nov 18, 1886. This was the second marriage for John. His first marriage was to Catherine McMurphy in Caradoc Twsp. That marriage produced 5 Waters boys, my grandfather James being one of the boys. We have never known what happened to John after Catherine ran off with the neighbour in about 1880 and went to the USA.
John had a son William Thomas Waters in 1888. Would anyone know anything about that son or about John and Mary Ann? My parents had noted that John died in Detroit between 1910 and 1916.
The Thomas Precious buried in Goderich cemetery (through gen Web cemetery project) shows he lived from 1834-1912. Sarah Jane Fowler is his wife buried with him 1836-1924. I wonder if they are Mary Ann's parents?