Ogle "Oggie" R. Goodfellow1,2

M, #799, b. 4 September 1871, d. 23 October 1939
  • Birth*: 4 September 1871; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1872 & location Ont. per 1921 Census. Date Sep 1871 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Sep 4 1871 per 1901 Census. Date 1872 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1872 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Location Codrington per Marriage Reg'n.3,4,5,6,2
  • Baptism: 11 January 1874; Wesleyan Methodist Church, Codrington, Ontario; Wesleyan Methodist Baptism List of Brighton Township: Name: Goodfellow, Ogle R.; Parents: William & Ann; Date of Birth: Oct 4, 1871; Date of Baptism: Jan 11, 1874

    Note: Month different from 1901 Census, see Birth
  • Marriage*: 16 March 1899; Trenton, Hastings Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.: Groom: Ogle R. Goodfellow; Age: 27; Res. & Bron: Codrington; Status: bachelor; Parents: William Goodfellow & Ann Ames; Bride: Cora Lepper; Age: 22; Res.: Codrington; Born: Roseneath; Status: spinster; Parents: James Lepper & Mary ?Sheran?; Witnesses: Mrs. B. ?Gristix? & Mrs. Ann Hardey; Date: Mar 16 1899; Place: Trenton; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: Rev. B. ?Gristex? (Ontario Marriage Registrations, MS 932, Reel 98, #007571 - Ontario Archives)
    "Mr. Ogle Goodfellow has taken unto himself a wife, in the person of Miss Cora Leeper." from the Brighton Ensign of March 24, 1899; Principal=Cora Alberta Leeper7
  • Death*: 23 October 1939; 248 Wright Avenue, Toronto, Ontario; "Death: Following a short illness there passed away at his home at 248 Wright Avenue, on Monday, October 23, 1939, Ogle R. Goodfellow in his 69th year. ... born in Codrington ... son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Goodfellow .... Campbellford High School .... teaching .... farming ... 35 years ago ... milk business in Toronto and Vancouver ... CPR in Toronto ... retired 3 years ago ... widow is Coral Leeper .... daughters Mrs. Wm. Ferguson, Mrs. Wm Sharpe, Lorna; son Arther, all of Toronto; 2 brothers Mr. C. J. Goodfellow, Colborne, Mr. W. J. Goodfellow, Picton; 2 sisters Mrs. Wm. Evans, Pickering, Mrs. A. B. Armstrong, Toronto; sister Mrs. David Dingwell, Morganston (predeseaced)
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9 at 1881 Census: see Willaim Goodfellow8
  • Census: April 1891; Seymour Twp., Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 19 at 1891 Census: Goodfellow, Ogal, 19, b Ontario, Parents: Ontario, Methodist, student
    Note: Ogle appears in two census records in 1891; at home with William and at school in Campbellford9
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 19 at 1891 Census: see William Goodfellow9
  • Residence: 19 December 1894; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of Albert B. Armstrong & Frances Mae Goodfellow.3
  • Residence*: 7 September 1898; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of Elsie M. Gould & W. H. Montgomery - with Cora Leeper
  • Occupation: circa 1900; Mount Olivet Public School, Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Teachers of the brick schoolhouse were: ....Ogle Goodfellow ... ", from pg. 68 of As The Crow Flies by Mrs. Leuna M. Austin, Mika Publishing, 1975
  • Occupation*: 1900; Codrington Public School, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "... O. Goodfellow ..." included as a teacher at Codrington Public School, from pg. 68 of As The Crow Flies by Mrs. Leuna M. Austin, Mika Publishing, 197510
  • Occupation: after 1901; Hotel, Roseneath, Ontario; Bernice Brown told Dan Buchanan that Ogle Goodfellow built a hotel in Roseneath; the town was named after a place in Ireland.
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 29 at 1901 Census: see William Goodfellow11
  • Census: 7 August 1911; 1723 - 11 Robson, Vancouver, British Columbia; Age 39 at 1911 Census: Goodfellow, Ogle R., 39, b. Ont. Oct 1871, Irish, Meth., Milk Co.?, Dairy Industry, married; Cora A., 35, b. Ont. June 1875, Irish, Meth., married; Ella F., 8, b. Ont. July 1902, daughter; James, 5, b. Ont. Sept. 1905, son (1911 Census Online: Vancouver City, dist. 12, sub-dist. 76, pg. 36, lien 15 - 1723-11 Robson)12
  • Note*: June 1915; Blaine, Washington, U.S.A.; Manifest of Aliens: Name: Ogle Goodfellow; Date: June 1915; Place: Port of Blaine, Washington, USA; Age: 42; Nat.: irish; Status: married - wife Cora; Previous Res.: #70 14 St. SW, ?Vanier?, Cda.; Destination: Seattle, Washington (ancestry.com)
  • Census: 1 June 1921; 645 Bathurst St., Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Age 49 at 1921 Census: Goodfellow, Ogle, 49, b. Ont., p.b. Ireland & Ont., Irish, Meth., Checker for "U.D. R.", married; Cora, 44, b. Ont., p.b. Cda., Eng., Meth., married; Fern(m), 17, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Irish, Meth., book keeper, son, single; Arthur, 15, son; Jean, 9; Lorna, 2, dau.; Valleau, Emma, 53, b. Ont., p.b. Ireland & Ont., Irish, Meth., widow; Florence, 23, b. Ont., p.b. Cda., Eng., Meth., Saleslady in Department store, niece, single; Lorn, 21, b. Ont., p.b. Cda., Eng., Meth., policeman at dept. store, nephew, single; Shearer, Annie, 50, b. Ont., p.b. Scot. 7 Cda., Eng., Meth., teacher, cousin, single (1921 Census: Toronto West, York Co., dist. 134, sub-dist. 53, Ward 5, 645 Bathurst St. - ancestry.ca)2
  • Residence: 22 March 1931; 15 Keele St., Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of Mary (Shearer) Leeper, the mother of his wife, Cora Leeper.13

Family: Cora Alberta Leeper b. 11 Jun 1876

  • Marriage*: 16 March 1899; Trenton, Hastings Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.: Groom: Ogle R. Goodfellow; Age: 27; Res. & Bron: Codrington; Status: bachelor; Parents: William Goodfellow & Ann Ames; Bride: Cora Lepper; Age: 22; Res.: Codrington; Born: Roseneath; Status: spinster; Parents: James Lepper & Mary ?Sheran?; Witnesses: Mrs. B. ?Gristix? & Mrs. Ann Hardey; Date: Mar 16 1899; Place: Trenton; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: Rev. B. ?Gristex? (Ontario Marriage Registrations, MS 932, Reel 98, #007571 - Ontario Archives)
    "Mr. Ogle Goodfellow has taken unto himself a wife, in the person of Miss Cora Leeper." from the Brighton Ensign of March 24, 1899; Principal=Cora Alberta Leeper7

Citations

  1. Ogle R. Goodfellow per Death Notice. Ogle Goodfellow per 1921 Census.
  2. [S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  4. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, 007571 - 1899.
  8. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 9.
  9. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 19.
  10. [S52] Unknown location, Tweedsmuir Histories; unknown film.
  11. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 29.
  12. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  13. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  14. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).

Frances Mae Goodfellow1,2,3,4

F, #800, b. 27 July 1874, d. 1965

  • Birth*: 27 July 1874; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1874 per Memorial. Date Jul 27 1874 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1875 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1875 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date July 27 1874 per GEDCOM of Keith Armstrong, July 6, 2004. Date per Burial. Date 1874 & location Brighton Twp. per marr. reg'n.5,2,6,7,8,3
  • Marriage*: 19 December 1894; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008542: Groom: Albert B. Armstrong; Age: 24; Res. & Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: John Armstrong & ? Arthur; Bride: Frankie Goodfellow; Age: 20; Res. & Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: William Goodfellow & Anna Ames; Wit.: Ogle Goodfellow, Brighton Twp. & Annie Losi, Warkworth; Date: Dec 19 1894; Place: Brighton Twp.; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: D. P. Wilson: Reg'r.: A. A. Becker, Brighton Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008542-1894, ancestry.com); Principal=Albert Bolton "Bert" Armstrong9
  • Death*: 1965; Ontario; Date 1965 per Memorial & CEMSearch.2
  • Burial*: 1965; Warkworth Cemetery, Warkworth, Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Albert Bolton Amrstrong; 1870 - 1952; His Wife; Frances Mae Goodfellow; 1874 - 1965 (Warkworth Cemetery, Warkworth, Apr. 28, 2007)
    CEMSearch: Name: Francis Mae Armstrong; Maiden: Goodfellow; Born: 1874; Died: 1965; Notes: W/O Albert Bolton Armstrong; Buried: Warkworth Cemetery, Sect 2 Row F Plot 12; Other names: Albert Bolton Armstrong (1870-1952), Effie Jane Armstrong (Black) (1871-1933), Flora Armstrong (1876-1877), James Arthur Armstrong (1869-1948), John Armstrong (1841-1917), Sarah Eliza Armstrong (Arthur) (1847-1906), William Armstrong (1877-1883)2
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 6 at 1881 Census: see William Goodfellow7
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 16 at 1891 Census: see William Goodfellow8
  • Married Name: 19 December 1894; Armstrong
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date of birth not given: see Albert Armstrong3
  • Residence*: 11 February 1912; Conc 8 Lot 34, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Q.C. Grant 9028) show that Frances Armstrong, Mary E. Dingwell & Emma Valleau granted their interest in the west half of lot 34, Conc 8, Brighton Twp. to William J. Goodfellow for $100 each. ITS Date: Feb 11 1912; Reg'n. Date: Mar 20 1912. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 8, pg. 173 of 192, Lot 34, pg. 2, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 22 2021.)10

Family: Albert Bolton "Bert" Armstrong b. 26 Aug 1870, d. 19 May 1952

  • Marriage*: 19 December 1894; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008542: Groom: Albert B. Armstrong; Age: 24; Res. & Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: John Armstrong & ? Arthur; Bride: Frankie Goodfellow; Age: 20; Res. & Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: William Goodfellow & Anna Ames; Wit.: Ogle Goodfellow, Brighton Twp. & Annie Losi, Warkworth; Date: Dec 19 1894; Place: Brighton Twp.; Rel.: Meth.; Performed by: D. P. Wilson: Reg'r.: A. A. Becker, Brighton Twp. (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008542-1894, ancestry.com); Principal=Albert Bolton "Bert" Armstrong9

Citations

  1. Frances Mae Goodfellow per Memorial. Frances May per Birth Reg'n. of son William John Armstrong. Middle name per Burial. M. initial per 1901 Census.
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
  5. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  6. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  7. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008542-1894.
  10. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.

James Ames

M, #801, b. 1808, d. 8 May 1872

  • Birth*: 1808; Upper Canada; Date 1808 per Memorial - age 64 at death May 8 1872. Date 1808 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1808 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1806 & location Cda. per 1851 Census. Date: Militia List of Prince Edward Co. shows age 22 at Jan 1 1829. Location: (1) Census returns: 1851 shows b. Canada; 1861 shows b. Upper Canada; 1871 shows b. Ontario. (2) Son Stephen's 1891 Census Return shows Father b. U.S. (3) Grandson George Henry Ames' (son of David) death registration in Michigan shows David b. New York State. (4) son David Ames in Michigan 1900 Census shows b. NY (5) Son James R. Ames Death Reg'n. shows born USA.
    Note: It appears as if the direct census records when James Ames was stll alive shows born in Ontario. Later on, his sons and grandkids show US.
    Helen Ames' "Ancestors of James Ames" shows b. about 1808 in U.S.A.; some census returns show born in Canada West.
    Note: The general trend here is that early census records showed James Ames was born in Canada and the later records from his children mostly show him born in the US - even showing New York State. I wonder if he may have said Canada when he was alive and recently settled in Brighton Twp. and then the kids knew better and reflected that in their own later records.1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Marriage*: 22 November 1830; Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Marriage Register: James Ames and Mary Richardson, both of Marysburgh, were married by publication of Banns by me this day at Marysburgh, 22nd Nov. 1830 - Job Deacon. The above marriage was solemnized between us by the Rev. Job Deacon on the day and date above written. In the presence of: Ann Campbell & Geo. Cliff. James Ames & Mary Richardson (x - her mark). - From Register 1-A-8, Adolphustown Parish, Anglican Church Diocese of Ontario Archives, 90 Johnson St., Kingston, Ontario. The original Register books were seen July 17, 2001.
    Note: An index shows that James Ames should be on page 11 of Register 1-A-10. That was not the case but the Archives staff thought to look at the back of Register 1-A-8 where several pages were found upside-down and in reverse order. There was a page 11 in this group and the James Ames marriage record was in the middle if the page.; Principal=Mary Richardson
  • Death*: 8 May 1872; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date May 8 1872 per Memorial.
  • Burial*: 10 May 1872; McPhail's Cemetery, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory of; Mary; Wife of; James Ames; who died; May 24, 1868; Aged 68 years; & 9 months; Also; James Ames; Who Died; May 8, 1872; Aged 84 years (Age should be 64, not 84??) (The stone is standing on a base with its top 1/4 broken off but not obscuring any text. It is to the right as you enter the cemetery just up the hill a few feet from a tree. The stone is worn but legible with some black moss, mostly near the top. I went to this cemetery many times and did not see this stone although it was very obvious!!!??? Why are James and Mary buried here and not at Mount Olivet, right beside their home? Maybe religious differences - the Methodist church merged?)
    CEMSearch shows: James Ames, Born: , Died: 1872-05-06, Age: 64y, Husband of Mary, McPhail's Cemetery, Other names: Mary Ames.
    Note: At McPhail's Decoration Day, June 25, 2001, the Cemetery Commission highlighted the James & May Ames grave stone during the ceremony as the first of the old stones to be repaired. They picked this stone because it was in a prominent position, clearly visible to anyone entering the cemetery and because it was in fairly good condition, ensuring a good result. The broken top part had been fastened to the larger section and the base had been straightened. It had been cleaned a bit but more work is to be done to clean it thoroughly and mend the crack with proper colored cement. David Down and some others have taken courses at Campbell's Monuments in Belleville and are slowly learning how to do this work themselves. More stones in the cemetery are to be improved in this same manner.6
  • Note: 1808; "As The Crow Flies" (pg. 80) suggests that James Ames was born near Prescott where his father Boaz died. There is no proof that James is the son of Boaz Ames. Boaz died in 1823 and there is no mention of a 16-year-old son, James, in his Will. This notion seems to have been accepted in the Ames family. Vern Ames, older brother of Lloyd Ames and a teacher, visited the Pioneer Cemetery at Upper Canada Village soon after it was established in the 1950's; he likely saw Boaz Ames' grave stone there.
  • Note: 23 October 1823; Osnabruck Twp., Stormont Co., Eastern District, Upper Canada; Boaz Ames died. James Ames is not mentioned at all in his will ????- which mentioned Boaz's brother Gideon and his daughter Ruth.
  • Note: 8 January 1829; 1st Regiment of Prince Edward Militia, Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; 245 Ames, James - Age 22: (below the heading: A Nominal List or Return of the men between the ages of nineteen and thirty-nine inclusive, enrolled in the First Regiment of Prince Edward Militia as Returned to me by the several Captains, Marysburgh, 8th day of January, 1829) From the Book: Men of Upper Canada, TO Ref. Lib.
  • Note: 24 March 1829; Upper Canada; Witness at marriage of Elias Hitchcock and Sarah McLean. This per item GEN-DEF-00101, pg. 21, Deforest Family History: Marriage: 1829 24 Mar, Elias Hitchcock & Sarah Mclean both of Augusta; Witnesses: James Ames & Alphus ?Bessere?. (See at Marilyn Adams Research Centre, Ameliasburgh, 5-9-2000)
  • Residence: circa 1830; Waupoos Island, North Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; The James Ames farm was likely on either of Lots 6, 6S or 7S of Waupoos Island. This is suggested by the map of Waupoos Island on page 40 of The Descendants of W(h)attam: It shows Wattam on Lots 6, 6S and 7S in 1856 (and also in 1878). We know that James Ames traded his Waupoos Island farm for the land in Brighton Twp. in 1850 - the Grantor is listed as William Whattam & wife. These are long narrow lots in the very middle of the island - the S designates the southern section of the lot. The lots have lakeshore on both north and south sides fo the island.
  • Note: after 1830; Waupoos Island, Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records for Waupoos Island before 1860 are not available at the regular public Land Registry Office at Picton. The label "Indian Lands Dept." is included beside the Patent record for every Lot on Waupoos Island
  • Note: 17 April 1830; Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Witness at Marriage - Marriage Register: "Robert Webster of the Township of Kingston and Sarah Murray of the township of Marysburgh were married by Banns by me, Marysburgh, this day, 17th April 1830 - Job Deacon. This marriage was celebrated by the Rev. Job Deacon on the date above. In the presence of: Elisha Ames & James Ames. Robert Webster & Sarah H. Murray." From Register 1-A-8, Anglican Church Ontario Diocese Archives, seen on original documents, July 17, 2001.
    Note: This is the first time we have seen Elisha Ames and James Ames mentioned together. There are numerous references to Elisha in the area but this shows that they were both in or near Marysburgh in 1830 when James and Mary were married. It remains to determine whether this is our James or if Elisha Ames is James's brother, father or uncle.7
  • Note: 26 February 1849; East Half Lot 33 Conc 7, Murray Twp., Northumberland, Canada West; Land Registry Records show that James Ames took a mortgage on 100 acres of the E 1/2 of Lot 33 Conc 7 in Murray Twp.. The Grantee was Matthew S. Burdett and the amount was 175 lbs.
  • Note: 27 April 1850; Waupoos Island - Mount Olivet, Brighton Twp., Northumberland, Canada West; Moving from Waupoos Island to Brighton Twp.: per Helen (Ames) Goheen, pg. 7 of The Ames Family History (from Marilyn Adams Research Centre, Ameliasburgh, May 9, 2000)
    "The men moved overland and the mother and sisters waited until things were ready. The women (Stephen's mother and sisters) came by sailing ship. They were blown out into Lake Ontario for a few days but finally made it into Brighton Bay."
    Note: This is also basically the story that Lloyd Ames told regarding the move.
  • Note: 27 April 1850; Waupoos Island, Prince Edward Co., Canada West; James Ames traded his farm in Waupoos Island for the west half of Lot 33 Conc 7 in Brighton Twp. - per Helen (Ames) Goheen, pg. 7 of The Ames Family History (from Marilyn Adams Research Centre, Ameliasburgh, May 9, 2000)
    "They traded the Waupoos farm for 200 acres in Orser neighborhood (Mt. Olivet). It had been a land grant in the reign of George III."
    Note: The trade with William Whattam included only 100 acres - the west half of Lot 33 Conc 7. Per Land Registry Records James Ames purchased the east half of the lot from Peter Valleau in 1854 (Registration date). Hildebrand Valleau had owned the full 200 acres of Lot 33 and his son Peter sold the west half to William Whattam who transferred it to James Ames in exchange for the Waupoos Island farm.
  • Residence: 27 April 1850; West Half Lot 33 Conc 7, Brighton Twp., Northumberland, Canada West; Land Registry Records show that James Ames was the Grantee for the transfer of 100 acres of the W 1/2 of Lot 33 Conc 7 in Brighton Twp.
    Note: In 1849 Brighton Twp. was created from the west half of Murray Twp. and the east half of Cramahe Twp.
  • Note: after 27 April 1850; Waupoos Island, Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; 1861 Census, Marysburgh Twp.: Whattam, William, 44, b. U.C., farmer, married; Mary, 37, wife; Mary E., 17; David, 13; Jane, 13; Martha M., 11; Thomas, 7; George, 5; Joseph H., 1
  • Residence: before 1851; Prince Edward, Canada West; "The Valleau and Ames families came from Prince Edward County" from As the Crow Flies by Mrs. Leona M. Austin, Mika Publishing, 1975
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 45 at 1851 Census: Ames, James, 45, yeoman, b. Canada, C. of E., married; Mary, 34, b. Ireland, C. of E., married; David, 20, b. Canada; Ann, 19; George, 17, lab.; Stephen, 15; lab.; Elisha, 14; Ellen, 12; James, 10; Joseph, 8; Thomas, 7; John 3. At school: 3 males, 1 female. Frame house. (Ag. census missing)8
  • Residence: 26 February 1854; Lot 33 Conc 7, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records show that James purchased 100 acres in the east half of Lot 33 from Peter Valleau for 175 lbs..
  • Note: 1856; North Marysburgh Twp., Waupoos Island, Prince Edward Co., Canada West; William Whattam is shown as occupying all of lot 5, the south part of lot 6 and the south part of lot 7 of Waupoos Island on a cartographic map found at The Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Aug. 30, 2006. The map is dated 1856 and is found on microfiche 12904, R.G. 10M 76703/9, Item 70. The heading is: Plan of Waupoos Island in the county of Prince Edward, Ontario. / Sam M. Benson, P.L.S., Part of: Indian land sales maps.
    Note: This map, along with the accompanying records of receipts of land sales show that these lots on Waupoos Island were owned by the Crown until the mid-late 1850's, which means that James Ames would not have owned any land here from 1830 to 1850. He may have had a lease or rental agreement with the Indians or the Crown which may be what we swapped with William Whattam.
  • Note: 1859; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; James Ames in included in a list of Path Masters, The Toby Book, pg. 357
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 53 at 1861 Census: Ames, James, 53, b. U.C., C. of E., married, farmer; Mary, 51, b. Ireland, C. of E., married; George, 26, b. U.C., lab., married; Catherine, 23, b. U.C., C. of E., married; Stephen, 24, b. U.C., C. of E., single; E., 23, b. U.C., single; James, 19, single; Joseph, 16; Thomas, 15; John, 12; Goodfellow, Ann (Ames) 27; Mary, 39
  • Note: 9 November 1862; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Witness at marriage of son Stephen to Mary Woof
  • Residence: 29 December 1862; Lot 33 Conc 7, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records shows that James Ames sold the north 10 acres of the west half of lot 33 to Stephen Ames
  • Misc*: 1865; Directory of Ontario 1865, Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Ames, James, fr, Conc 9 Lot 33
  • Residence: 19 January 1867; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Mortg. C534) show that James Ames took a mortgage with William Goodfellow on 90 acres pf the east half of Lot 33, Conc 7, Brighton Twp., for $400.00. ITS Date: Jan 19 1867. Reg'n. Date: Mar 20 1867. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 7, pg. 208 of 239, Lot 33, pg. 1, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 22, 2021.)10
  • Residence: 26 November 1867; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Disch. D113) show that the mortgage re C534 was discharged by James Ames to William Goodfellow on 90 acres pf the east half of Lot 33, Conc 7, Brighton Twp., for $400.00. ITS Date: Nov 26 1867. Reg'n. Date: Nov 27 1867. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 7, pg. 208 of 239, Lot 33, pg. 1, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 22, 2021.)10
  • Residence*: 16 November 1869; Conc 8 Lot 31, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant D446) show that John Dulmage & wife sold 100 acres of the east half of lot 31, Conc 8, Brighton Twp. to James Ames. ITS Date: Nov 16 1869. Reg;n. Date: Nov 17 1869. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 8, pg. 154 of 192, Lot 31, pg. 1, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 23 2021.)11
  • Residence: 3 February 1870; Lot 33 Conc 7, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that James Ames sold 50 acres of the east half of Lot 33 to Stephen Ames10
  • Residence: 3 February 1870; Lot 33 Conc 7, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that James Ames sold 50 acres of the east half of Lot 33 to Thomas R. Ames.10
  • Residence: 7 February 1870; Lot 33 Conc 7, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that James Ames & wife purchased the north 10 acres of the west half of Lot 33 from Stephen Ames & wife.10
  • Residence: April 1871; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1871 Census: Conc 7, Lot 33. James is still living at his home and his daughter Ellen with her husband John Robinson are living there as well.
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 63 at 1871 Census: Ames, James, 63, b. Ontario, Wes. Meth., German, farmer, widower; Robinson, John 36, b. Ont., Meth. E., Irish, farmer, married; Ellen (Ames) 31, b. Ont., Meth. E., Germ., married; Rosella Ann, 10; Alice, 2 (Conc 7, Lot 33)12
  • Residence: 1872; Land Registry Records (Grant F491) show that James Ames sold 100 acres of the east half of lot 31, conc 8, Brighton Twp. to John Goodfellow for $1,000. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 8, pg 154 of 192, Lot 31, pg. 1, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 23 2021.)

Family: Mary Richardson b. 30 Dec 1810, d. 24 May 1868

  • Marriage*: 22 November 1830; Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Marriage Register: James Ames and Mary Richardson, both of Marysburgh, were married by publication of Banns by me this day at Marysburgh, 22nd Nov. 1830 - Job Deacon. The above marriage was solemnized between us by the Rev. Job Deacon on the day and date above written. In the presence of: Ann Campbell & Geo. Cliff. James Ames & Mary Richardson (x - her mark). - From Register 1-A-8, Adolphustown Parish, Anglican Church Diocese of Ontario Archives, 90 Johnson St., Kingston, Ontario. The original Register books were seen July 17, 2001.
    Note: An index shows that James Ames should be on page 11 of Register 1-A-10. That was not the case but the Archives staff thought to look at the back of Register 1-A-8 where several pages were found upside-down and in reverse order. There was a page 11 in this group and the James Ames marriage record was in the middle if the page.; Principal=Mary Richardson

Citations

  1. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  7. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  8. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 45.
  9. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 53.
  10. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  11. [S2] Unknown author, unknown short title.
  12. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 63.

Mary Richardson

F, #802, b. 30 December 1810, d. 24 May 1868

  • Birth*: 30 December 1810; Dublin, Ireland; Stephen's Death Notice shows clearly N. S. beside Mary Richardson which suggests she was born in Nova Scotia - 30 Dec 1810. Location Ireland per 1900 Census of son David Franklin Ames in Michigan.1
  • Marriage*: 22 November 1830; Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Marriage Register: James Ames and Mary Richardson, both of Marysburgh, were married by publication of Banns by me this day at Marysburgh, 22nd Nov. 1830 - Job Deacon. The above marriage was solemnized between us by the Rev. Job Deacon on the day and date above written. In the presence of: Ann Campbell & Geo. Cliff. James Ames & Mary Richardson (x - her mark). - From Register 1-A-8, Adolphustown Parish, Anglican Church Diocese of Ontario Archives, 90 Johnson St., Kingston, Ontario. The original Register books were seen July 17, 2001.
    Note: An index shows that James Ames should be on page 11 of Register 1-A-10. That was not the case but the Archives staff thought to look at the back of Register 1-A-8 where several pages were found upside-down and in reverse order. There was a page 11 in this group and the James Ames marriage record was in the middle if the page.; Principal=James Ames
  • Death*: 24 May 1868; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Per Burial
  • Burial*: 26 May 1868; McPhail's Cemetery, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory of; Mary; Wife of; James Ames; who died; May 24, 1868; Aged 58 years; & 9 months; Also; James Ames; Who Died; May 8, 1872; Aged 84 years (Age should be 64, not 84??) (The stone is standing on a base with its top 1/4 broken off but not obscuring any text. It is to the right as you enter the cemetery just up the hill a few feet from a tree. The stone is worn but legible with some black moss, mostly near the top. I went to this cemetery many times and did not see this stone although it was very obvious!!!??? Why are James and Mary buried here and not at Mount Olivet, right beside their home? Maybe religious differences - the Methodist church merged?)
    CEMSearch shows: Mary Ames, Born: , Died: 1868-05-24, Age: 58y 5m, Wife of James Ames, McPhail's Cemetery, Other names: James Ames.2
  • Married Name: 22 November 1830; Ames
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 34 at 1851 Census: see James Ames3
  • Note*: 1852; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1851 Census shows a Mary Richardson, 83, born in Canada, Wesleyan Methodist, living in Cramahe Township. Mother of this Mary???
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 51 at 1861 Census: see James Ames4

Family: James Ames b. 1808, d. 8 May 1872

  • Marriage*: 22 November 1830; Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Marriage Register: James Ames and Mary Richardson, both of Marysburgh, were married by publication of Banns by me this day at Marysburgh, 22nd Nov. 1830 - Job Deacon. The above marriage was solemnized between us by the Rev. Job Deacon on the day and date above written. In the presence of: Ann Campbell & Geo. Cliff. James Ames & Mary Richardson (x - her mark). - From Register 1-A-8, Adolphustown Parish, Anglican Church Diocese of Ontario Archives, 90 Johnson St., Kingston, Ontario. The original Register books were seen July 17, 2001.
    Note: An index shows that James Ames should be on page 11 of Register 1-A-10. That was not the case but the Archives staff thought to look at the back of Register 1-A-8 where several pages were found upside-down and in reverse order. There was a page 11 in this group and the James Ames marriage record was in the middle if the page.; Principal=James Ames

Citations

  1. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  2. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 51.

David Hutchinson Ames1,2

M, #803, b. 25 April 1831, d. 22 July 1914

  • Birth*: 25 April 1831; Waupoos Island, North Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Date Apr 25 1831 & location Picton per Find-a-Grave. Date 1831 per Death Record. Date 1831 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1833 & location Ont. per 1871 census. Date 1834 & location Cda. per 1880 Census. Date 1834 & location Cda. per 1910 Census.2,3,4,5,6
  • Marriage*: September 1856; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; The King family lived at Codrington, the Ames family was just east in Mount Olivet.; Principal=Mary Louisa King
  • Death*: 22 July 1914; Boyne City, Charlevoix Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Name: David H. Ames; Birth Year: 1831; Death Date: Jul 22 1914; Place: Boyne City, Charlevoix Co., Michigan; AgE: 83; Father: James Ames (per Michigan Death Records, 1897-1920 - on ancestry.com) No info re death yet. Age 78 at 1910 Census living with daughter Mary Elmeda (Ames) Frazee.2,6
  • Burial*: 25 July 1914; Fairview Cemetery (North), Manceona, Antrim Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Memorial: AMES; Father; David H.; 1831-1914; Mother; Mary L.; 1837-1894; At Rest (Fairview Cemetery North, Mancelona, Michigan - per Find A Grave)
    Death Reg'n.: Name: David H. Ames; Birth: 25 Apr 1831, Canada; Death: 22 Jul 1914; Place: Boyne City, Carlevoix Co., Michigan; Cause: apoplexy; Age: 83y 2m 27d; Father's Name: James Ames, b. Cda.; Mother's Name: unk.; Witness: John S. Ames, Traverse City; Burial: Mancelona (north or south); Spouse: Mary Louisa King (1837-1894); Children: John Stephen Ames (1879-1972); Burial: Fairview Cemetery (North), Mancelona, Antrim Co., Michigan (from Find-a-Grave... http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=AM&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=24&GScntry=4&GSsr=1201&GRid=101939979& (Record Created by: Ralph Edwards, Dec 9 2012; Find A Grave Number 101939979)6,7
  • Note: 1833; Born New York State?? Son George H. Ames' Death Certificate in Pontiac, Michigan shows birthplace for his father as State of New York.
  • Census*: June 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 20 at 1851 Census: see James Ames.
    Note: Should say age 18 - 1861 and 1871 census match8
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 28 at 1861 Census: Ames, David, 28, b. Cda, C. of E., labourer, married; Louisa, 23, b. Cda., C. of E., married; George, 39
  • Misc*: 1865; Directory of Ontario 1865, Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Ames, David H., Conc 8 Lot 24
  • Residence: 1865; Lot 24 Conc 8, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Farmer and Business Directory of Ontario ofr 1865 shows David Ames on Lot 24, Conc 8, Brighton Twp.
  • Anecdote*: circa 1870; Brighton Twp., Mount Olivet, Ontario; Ames Lineage; Comments by William "Bill" Goodfellow: David: married … Striker (lived on island in swamp east of where Rogers lived. Moved in 1870's with his family to Michigan.) Written: Believe they had a large family.
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 38 at 1871 Census: Ames, David 38, Louisa 33, George Henry 14, David Franklin 9, Henrietta 6, Emma 3, Mary Elmeda b. Aug 187010
  • Residence*: 9 March 1874; Lot 24 Conc 8 Brighton Twp, Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Isaac N. King sold 100 acres (w 1/2) to David Ames & wife for $800
  • Residence: 2 March 1877; Lot 24 Conc 8 Brighton Twp, Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that David Ames & wife sold 100 acres (w 1/2) to James Ames & wife for $2,000
  • Immigration*: 1878; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Immigrated 1878 per 1910 Census. Bill Goodfellow's comments suggest that David Ames moved his family to Michigan in the 1870's. Sale of land happened in 1877. The land they had in the swamp was not likely very productive. Note: Immigrated 1877 per 1930 Census - Mary Elmeda (Ames) Frazee.2
  • Note*: 1879; Michigan, U.S.A.; "(Reared family in Michigan) "David Ames was a GOOD man." D. Ames is the Uncle of Walter Ames - who is the husband of Linnie Ames. Mary Louisa (King) Ames is the Aunt of Linnie - dau. of David Nelson King." per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history.
  • Census: 23 June 1880; Bruce Twp., Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 46 at 1880 Census: Ames, David H., 46, b. Canada, Parents b. Ireland, farmer; Mary L., 42, wife, b. Canada, Parents b. Ireland, house keeper; Emma A., 10, daughter, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, attending school; Mary, 8, daughter, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, attending school; Caroline, 5, daughter, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada; Johnnie, 1, son, b. Michigan, Parents b. Canada
    Also, Henrietta Ames is shown just above her father: Ames, Henrietta, 13, border, attending school, b. Michigan, Parents b. Canada (below Thomas Crawford) (She would have been born in Canada)
  • Census: 26 June 1880; Akron Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 48 at 1880 Census: Ames, David, 48, b. Cda., p.b. Cda. & Ireland, farmer, married; Marion L., 42, b. Cda., p.b. (Penn) & Cda., married; Emma G., 11, b. Cda., p.b. Cda.; Mary A., 9, b. Cda.; Debbie C., 7, b. Cda.; John S., 11/12 - June, b. Michigan (1880 Census: Akron Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, pg. 29 of 41, line 28 - ancestry.com)
    Note: We have two census records for this family in different places 3 days apart. Looks legitimate; did they just move???2
  • Note: 22 December 1896; Leonard, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Daughter Deborah Caroline is married in Leonard, Oakland Co., Michigan. Her parents are clearly referenced in the marriage record as David Ames and Mary King.
  • Census: 11 June 1900; Mancelona Twp., Antrim Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 67 at 1900 Census: see Edward Albertson (son-in-law)2
  • Census: 20 April 1910; Central Lake Twp., Central Lake Village, Antrim Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 76 at 1910 Census: see Edward Albertson (son-in-law)
    Note: This 1910 Census was added in Nov 2006, long after the first body of info was collected re the King family. Marian Yeager emailed me re John Frazee who married Mary Elemda Ames, a younger sister of Nettie A. Ames, who was Edward Albertson's wife. Her father, David F. Ames, originally from Codrington, Brighton Twp., Ontario, was living with them, age 76, a widow.2

Family: Mary Louisa King b. 6 Mar 1838, d. 1894

  • Marriage*: September 1856; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; The King family lived at Codrington, the Ames family was just east in Mount Olivet.; Principal=Mary Louisa King

Citations

  1. David Hutchinson Ames per Find-a-Grave. Middle name Franklin per Death Certificate of son David Franklin Ames. Middle initial H. per 1880 Census. David F. Ames per 1910 Census.
  2. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  3. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S17] Mildred Curtis, Mildred Curtis, Interviewer: Bill Buchanan.
  6. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  7. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  8. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 20.
  9. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 28.
  10. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 36.

Stephen Ames

M, #804, b. 18 February 1837, d. 23 September 1910

  • Birth*: 18 February 1837; Waupoos Island, North Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Date Feb 18 1937 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census.1
  • Marriage*: 9 November 1862; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; County Marriage Registry for 1858-1869, Newcastle District: Stephen Ames, 25 of Brighton Twp., b. Marysburgh, parents: James & Mary to Mary Woof, 19 of Brighton Twp., b. Percy Twp., parents: William & Mary, Witnesses: James Ames & William Woof, Date: Nov 9, 1862
    "In the mean time Mary was married, first to Steve Ames and Lizzie was married to Jim Ames and they stayed with the family and he worked the place." per "The Woof Family" as told by Margaret A. (Loomis) Woof to her son Aubrey Woof, seen in "The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington", pg. 65 in my printed copy - printed from microfilm.; Principal=Mary Jane Woof2,3
  • Death*: 23 September 1910; Conc 8, Lot 32, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n#021885: Name: Stephen Ames; Date: Sep 23 1910; Age: 73y 7m 5d; Res.: Conc 8, Lot 32, Brighton Twp.; Born: Prince Edward Co., Feb 18 1837; Status: widower; Occ: Carpenter; Parents: James Ames b. in U.S. & Mary Richardson, b. N.S.; Inf.: Maurice Ames, Codrington; Phys.: Dr. D. N. Richards, Warkworth (Ontario Death Registration, #021885-1910, ancestry.com)4
  • Burial*: 26 September 1910; Mount Olivet Cemetery, Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Stephen Ames; 1837 - 1910; His Wife; Mary Woof; 1843 - 1909 (Mount Olivet Cemetery, Brighton Twp., Aug 2 2005)
    CEMSearch: Name: Stephen Ames; Born: 1837; Died: 1910; Age: 73y; Notes: Husband of Mary Woof; Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Brighton Twp.; Other names: see Gertrude Ames5,6
  • Census: 1851; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 15 at 1851 Census: See James Ames7
  • Census: 1861; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 24 at 1861 Census: see James Ames
  • Residence: 1 January 1861; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Lot 6, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S B216) show that Peter C. Maybee and wife sold 1/2 acres, part of Village Lot 6, Block B to Stephen Ames, Inst. Jan 1 1861.8
  • Residence: 18 November 1861; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S B291) show that Stephen Ames sold 1/ acres, pt. of Village Lot 6, Block B to Martin Coulter?, Inst. Nov 18 1861.8
  • Anecdote*: 9 November 1862; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Ames Lineage with Bill Goodfellow's comments: Stephen: married Mary Woof. Issue: Ralph (m. Ida Valleau) (father of Earl, Jesse, Marie), Maurice (m. Gertie McColl) (father of Helen, Howard, Oscar, Laura.) Written: Uncle Steve was the carpenter & a good one, lived where Cecil lives. He was very well liked, a nice fellow with a good sense of humour.
  • Misc*: 1865; Conc 9 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Directory of Ontario 1865: Name: Ames, Stephen; Occ.: carpenter; Location: Con 9 Lot 33
  • Residence: April 1871; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1871 Census: Conc 7, Lot 33, Brighton Twp., 40 acres unimproved, owner9
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1871 Census: Ames, Stephen, 35, b. Ont., Ger., EM, farmer, married; Mary, 28, b. Ont., Eng., EM, married; Ralph, 6, b. Ont., Ger. (1871 Census: Brighton Twp., div. 3, pg. 39, line 10 - Conc 7, Lot 33, owner, 40 acres unimproved)9
  • Residence*: 1875; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Count Atlas: Name: Stephen Ames; Township: Brighton; County: Northumberland; Date: 1875; Conc & Lot: VII, 33 - 48 acres10
  • Residence: 6 October 1877; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant J1909) show that John Ames & wife sold 2 acres, part of Lot 3, Conc 8, to Stephen Ames for $300. ITS Date Oct 6 1877.8
  • Census: 1881; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 44 at 1881 Census: Ames, Stephen 44 carpenter, Mary (woof) 37, Ralf 15, William M. 811
  • Occupation*: 1881; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Carpenter: 1881 Census11
  • Occupation: 1885; Brighton Twp., Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Ontgario; "The present school was built in 1885 by Stephen Ames, the father of Maurice Ames. Another carpenter made an unsuccessful bid for the contract. One Saturday night the school was entered and shavings on the floor were set on fire but did not burn. A can of coal oil was found in the creek. They had a suspect but no action was taken." from pg. 68 of As The Crow Flies by Mrs. Leuna M. Austin, Mika Publishing, 1975
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 53 at 1891 Census: Ames, Stephen, 53, carpenter, married; Mary (Woof), 46, married; Ralph, 25, farmer, married; Ida (Valleau), 21, married; Marcus 18; Elsie 1
    Note: It appears as if Ralph and his wife and baby are living with father Stephen and younger brother Maurice.12
  • Misc: 1896; Farmer & Business Directory 1896, Codrington, Ontario; Ames, Stephen, Codrington, Conc 7 Lot 33 Brighton Twp
  • Residence: 1899; Conc 7 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Ames, Stephen, Codrington, f., Conc 7, Lot 32" Canada, City and Area Directories, 1899, Brighton Twp., pg. 152 of 253, ancestry.ca.
    Note: Brothers Maurice and Ralph are on Lot 33, father Stephen in Lot 32. Both are still farmers, not yet listed as carpenters.13
  • Census: 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 63 at 1901 Census: Ames, Stephen, 63, b. 18 Feb 1837; Mary, 57, English, b. 19 Oct 1843; William, 27, b. 28 Apr 1863; Alice, 26, b. 26 Sept 187414
  • Residence: 12 December 1909; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of his wife Mary Jane (Woof) Ames.15

Family: Mary Jane Woof b. 19 Oct 1843, d. 12 Dec 1909

  • Marriage*: 9 November 1862; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; County Marriage Registry for 1858-1869, Newcastle District: Stephen Ames, 25 of Brighton Twp., b. Marysburgh, parents: James & Mary to Mary Woof, 19 of Brighton Twp., b. Percy Twp., parents: William & Mary, Witnesses: James Ames & William Woof, Date: Nov 9, 1862
    "In the mean time Mary was married, first to Steve Ames and Lizzie was married to Jim Ames and they stayed with the family and he worked the place." per "The Woof Family" as told by Margaret A. (Loomis) Woof to her son Aubrey Woof, seen in "The Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington", pg. 65 in my printed copy - printed from microfilm.; Principal=Mary Jane Woof2,3

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S52] Unknown location, Tweedsmuir Histories; unknown film.
  4. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, # 021885.
  5. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  6. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  7. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 15.
  8. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  9. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  10. [S40] Unknown agency, Ontario County Atlas.
  11. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  12. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 53.
  13. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  14. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 63.
  15. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Elisha "Lish" Ames1

M, #805, b. 25 November 1838, d. 19 November 1912
  • Birth*: 25 November 1838; Waupoos Island, North Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Date Nov 25 1838 & location Ont. per 1901 Census. Date Nov 1838 & location Ont. per 1911. Per Helen Ames - Ames Family History.2,3
  • Marriage*: 25 December 1862; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Marriage Register: Groom: Elisha Ames; Age: 24; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Prince Edward Co.; Parents: James & Mary Ames; Bride: Angeline Valleau; Age: - ; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Prince Edward Co.; Parents: Jesse & Almira Valleau; Date: Dec 25 1862; Place: Northumberland Co. (Ontario Marriage Register, ancestry.com); Principal=Angelina Valleau4
  • Death*: 19 November 1912; Monmouth Twp, Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.: Name: Elisha Ames; Died: Nov 19, 1912; Age: 73y 11m; Born: 1838; Place: Wilberforce Village; Occupation: farmer; Parents: James Ames b. ? & Mary Richardson, b. Ireland; Doctor: Dr. Shepherd, Wilberforce, Ontario; Certified by: Essom Ames, Wilberforce, Ont.; Reg'd: Nov 19, 1912; Cause: cerhosis of liver,many years & heart failure, immediate; Reg'r.: J. Moore; Monmouth Twp., Haliburton Co. (MS935, Reel 175, #014983 - 1912, Ontario Archives)5
  • Burial*: 21 November 1912; South Wilberforce Cemetery, Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario; Cemetery Transcription: Ames, Elishe, Age 73yr, Nov 19, 1912 - Lot III, Con 12; Owner: Ames; Plot: #1 (all other plots - 2 - 8 - are empty). Haliburton County, Monmouth Twp., South Wilberforce Cemetery Transcription, Ontario Arcives, MS 451 Reel 21
    Note: The transcription for Elisa in several pages over from the one for his son Essom at Lot Vii, Con 7. Immediately after Elisha is Lot Iv Con 12, full of Scott's. This transcription is not in the cemetery documentation at the Wilberforce Municipal Office which was reviewed by staff during my visit there. It is likely that the stone may not be there any more. I did not see any stone like this during a close inspection of the cemetery, July 19, 2001.
  • Census*: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 14 at 1851 Census: See James Ames6
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 23 at 1861 Census: see James Ames7
  • Anecdote*: after 25 December 1862; Brighton Twp., Mount Olivet, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Ames Lineage with Bill Goodfellow's comments: Elishiah: (called Lish) married Jesse Valleau's daughter (Angeline). Moved & settled in Wilberforce, Haliburton County. Written: They said Uncle Lish was a nice quiet fellow who married Chas Ross, Bertha Potter's aunt. Believe her name was Adeline.
  • Misc*: 1865; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Directory of Ontario 1865: Ames, Elisha, fr, Conc 8 Lot 25,Brighton Twp.
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 32 at 1871 Census: Ames, Elisha 32, Angeline (Valleau) 24, William Wilson 6, Mary Almira 3, Esrom Enos b. Sep 18708
  • Residence*: 26 April 1875; Lot 25 Conc 8, Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that John Eyre & wife sold 160 ? acres (E 1/2) to Elisha Ames. Concession VIII, Lot 25 (100 acres) - per Ontario County Atlas Project, Brighton Township
  • Residence: 28 March 1878; Lot 25 Conc 8, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Elisha Ames & wife sold 160 acres to James Ames
  • Note*: 1880; County Atlas Project, Mount Olivet, Ontario; County Atlas shows Gates Vanwicklin on Lots 28 (100 acres) and 30 (200 acres) Conc 8 and Lot 30 (50 acres) Conc 7.
  • Residence: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1881 Census shows that Elisha & family are still in Brighton Twp.
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 41 at 1881 Census: Ames, Elisha 41, farmer, Angeline (Valleau) 33, Wilson 15 farmer, Mary A. 13, Esrom E. 10, Carrie 1
    Note: No Ames' shown in Wilberforce in 1881 Census (Harcourt, Dudley, Dysant)9
  • Emigration: June 1882; Dudley Twp., Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario; Info suggests Elisha & family moved from Brighton Twp to Wilberforce in the summer of 1882. A child was born in Brighton in Jun 1881 and a son in Wilberforce in Sep 1882.
    Bill Goodfellow mentions in his comments in Ames Lineage that Elisha Ames moved to Wilberforce.
  • Residence: 1 September 1882; Dudley Twp., Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario; Son's birth info shows that the family is in Wilberforce in September 1882.
  • Occupation*: 1883; Dudely Twp., Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario; Farmer per 1891 Census. Lloyd Ames told that Elisha Ames went to Wilberforce to either run a saw mill or work in one. Dan Buchanan recalls a family trip when he was a youngster that went to several small villages just south of Algonguin Park where relatives were supposed to have lived. The large Roblin Saw Mill is thought to be the one that Lloyd Ames mentioned.
  • Note: 13 July 1885; Dudley Twp, Wilberforce, Peterborough E./Haliburton, Ontario; Daughter Mida marries John McCullough who is was born in Drumond Twp, Lannark Co. just south of Wilberforce in Renfrew Co.. This shows that Elisha & family was here well before 1885.
  • Note: 1891; Dudley Twp, Wilberforce, Peterborough E./Haliburton, Ontario; Harcourt, Dudley, Dysant twps are north of Monmouth and the census shows them in Peterborough East County. Ontario GenWeb shows these townships now in Haliburton County. The South Wilberforce Cemetery is shown in Monmouth Twp, Haliburton Co.
    Wiberforce Village is in Dudley Township, on Rd 648 west of Harcourt.
  • Census: April 1891; Harcourt, Dudley, Dysant Twps., Haliburton Co., Ontario; Age 52 at 1891 Census (Harcourt, Dudley, Dysant Twps) Ames, Eli, 52, b. Ireland, farmer; Angeline, 44, wife; Wilson, 24, son, cheesemaker; Mary 12, daughter; Esrom 20, son; Francis, 8, son; Jesse 6, son; Delhiah, 2, daughter
    10
  • Residence: 11 October 1894; Conc 2 Lot 16, Harcourt Twp., Haliburton Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Angeline Ames purchased 146 acres of Lot 16, Concession 2 of Harcourt Twp., for $146.00 from The Canadian Land & Immigration Co. of Haliburton.
  • Census: April 1901; Harcourt, Dudley, Dysant Twp, Ontario; Age 62 at 1901 Census: Ames, Elisha, 62, b. Nov 25 1838, German, Methodist, farmer; Angeline, 52, b. May 10 1848, French; Carrie, 19, b. July 21 1881; Francis F., 17, b. Sep 1 1883; Jessiah, 15, b. Mar 9 1886; Della, 11, b. Jun 13 1889; Esron, 30, b. Jul 1 187011
  • Residence: 6 October 1902; Conc 2 Lot 16, Harcourt Twp., Haliburton Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Angeline Ames & Husband sold all 146 acres of Lot 16, Concession 2, Harcourt Twp., to D. A. A. Davis & Frank Maundrill for $800.00.
  • Residence: 1903; Son Frank moved to New Liskeard - per his death notice.
  • Note: 4 January 1910; Daughter May Almira "Mida" (Ames) Mccullough died in Ottawa.
  • Census: 1911; Cardiff Twp., Haliburton Co., Ontario; Age 73 at 1911 Census: ames, Elisha, 73, b. Ont. Nov 1838, Ger., Meth., farmer, married; Angleina, 60, b. Ont. 1851, Irish, Meth., married (1911 Census Online: Cardiff Twp., Haliburton Co., dist. 129, sub-dist. 3, pg. 2, line 4 - Conc 20, Lot A)3
  • Residence: before 19 November 1912; Monmouth Twp., Wilberforce, Haliburton Co., Ontario; Elisha was living in Wilberforce Village per his death registration.

Family: Angelina Valleau b. 10 May 1847, d. 27 Feb 1924

  • Marriage*: 25 December 1862; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Marriage Register: Groom: Elisha Ames; Age: 24; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Prince Edward Co.; Parents: James & Mary Ames; Bride: Angeline Valleau; Age: - ; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Prince Edward Co.; Parents: Jesse & Almira Valleau; Date: Dec 25 1862; Place: Northumberland Co. (Ontario Marriage Register, ancestry.com); Principal=Angelina Valleau4

Citations

  1. Hand-written note from Bill Goodfellow (via Shirley Bird) says that Elishiah Ames was called Lish. Note different spelling on this document.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, # 014983.
  6. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 14.
  7. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 23.
  8. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 32.
  9. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 41.
  10. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 52.
  11. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 62.

Helen "Ellen" Ames

F, #806, b. 3 April 1840, d. 23 June 1918

  • Birth*: 3 April 1840; Waupoos Island, North Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Date Apr 1840 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Apr 3 1840 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1840 & location Ont. per 1871 & 1881 & 1891 Census. Date 1839 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1839 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2,3,4,5,6,7
  • Marriage*: before April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Married and living in Percy Twp. for 1861 Census.; Principal=John Albert Robinson
  • Death*: 23 June 1918; 728 Pape Ave., Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#004255: Name: Helen Robinson; Date: Jun 23 1918; Age: 78y; Res.: 728 Pape Ave., Toronto; Born: Prince Edward Co.; Status: married; Buried: Brighton; Parents: ? - ? ; Inf.: E. R. Robinson, 728 Pape Ave., Toronto, son; Reg'd.: Jun 24 1918 (Ontario Death Registration, #004255-1918, ancestry.com)
    "After two months illness, Mrs. Jno A. Robinson passed away Sunday morning at the residence of her son, 728 Paper Ave., Toronto, at the advanced age of 78. Deceased was born in Prince Edward County but spent most of her life in Brighton Twp., removing to Toronto about five years ago. Her husband and two children survive, Mrs. C. Snelgrove and E. R. Robinson. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning from Brighton Station to McPhail Cemetery." from The Brighton Ensign, June 28, 1918, seen at The Ontario Archives, Feb. 7, 2001
    Date from Brown GEDCOM8,9
  • Burial*: 26 June 1918; McPhail Cemetery, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) John Albert Robinson; Feb 22 1836 - Sep 22 1922; His Wife; Helen Ames; Apr 2 1840 - June 23 1918 (McPhail's Cemetery, Brighton Twp.)
    Cemetery Transcription: John Albert Robinson; Feb 22 1836 - Sep 22 1922; Wife Helen Ames; Apr 3 1840 - June 23 1918; Eldon R. Robinson; 1876 - 1961; Edythe B. Shortt; 1884 - 1973; Son Albert J.; 1909 - 1957 (Ontario Archives)
    Per Death Notice10,11
  • Census: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 12 at 1851 Census: see James Ames12
  • Anecdote*: circa 1861; Canada West; Ames Lineage with Bill Goodfellow's comments: Ellen: married John Robinson. Issue: Rose (mother of the Vanblaricom's in Codrington), Eldon (m. Edith Shortt), Effie (m. Snelgrove). Written: Aunt Ellen, the other daughter in family of ten, as I remember her as unlike Grandmother. A medium built woman & very likeable with a shaky voice. Many of the Ames' had a sort of palsy, with a bad shake which affected their speech to some extent.
  • Married Name: before April 1861; Robinson
  • Census*: April 1861; Percy Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 22 at 1861 Census: see John Robi(n)son13
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 31 at 1871 Census: see James Ames (father)14
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 41 at 1881 Census: see John A. Robinson15
  • Residence: 6 September 1884; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Lot 11, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant M4016) show that Ellen Robnson purchased Codrington Village Lot 11 from $400 from James Edgecomb & wife. ITS Date Sep 6 1884.
    Note: Village Lot 11 would later be owned by John Dinner and Carman Ruttan.16
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 51 at 1891 Census: see John Robinson17
  • Residence*: 6 January 1897; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Lot 11, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant N6213) show that John Dinner purchased Codrington Village Lot 11, 1/2 acre, from John A. & Ellen Robinson. ITS Date: Jan 6 1897
    Note: John Dinner also obtained the 1/4 acres lot directly north of Village Lot 11 which had the house on it originally built by the King family for youngest son Manly M. King. This home would later have Carman Ruttan and wife Nellie Ross as occupants; her mother was Emma King, daughter of Manley King. Nellie's daughter Mary often baby-sat for us - the Buchanan kids on the farm to the north.16
  • Census: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 60 at 1901 Census: see John A. Robinson18
  • Census: 1911; Seymour Twp., Campbellford, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 71 at 1911 Census: see Eldon Robinson (son)7
  • Residence: 1913; 728 Paper Ave., Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Res. 5 years at time of death.19
  • Note*: 14 June 1918; Toronto, Ontario; "Codrington: Messrs. Thos. and Jas. Ames spent Sunday in Toronto with their sister, Mrs. J. Robinson, who is ill." from The Brighton Ensign, June 14, 1918, seen at The Ontario Archives, Feb. 7, 2001

Family: John Albert Robinson b. 22 Feb 1836, d. 23 Sep 1922

  • Marriage*: before April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Married and living in Percy Twp. for 1861 Census.; Principal=John Albert Robinson

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S42] Brighton Ensign.
  9. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #004255-1918.
  10. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  11. [S25] Unknown author, Ontario Cemetery Transcriptions.
  12. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 12.
  13. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 22.
  14. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 31.
  15. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 41.
  16. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  17. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 51.
  18. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 60.
  19. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Joseph Lacy Ames

M, #807, b. 4 March 1845, d. 31 March 1933

  • Birth*: 4 March 1845; Waupoos Island, South Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Date Mar 1846 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Mar 4 1845 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1844 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1844 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1843 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1845 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1843 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • Marriage*: 15 October 1865; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date per Mabel Tolley. " ... had enjoyed married life for 61 years. ..." from death notice of Esther (Striker) Ames in Manitoba in 1926; Principal=Hester "Esther" Morella Striker
  • Death*: 31 March 1933; Home of Wellington Ames, Arden, Manitoba; "Joseph Ames died at the home of his son Wellington, Arden, on Friday March 31st, in his 90th year. Born in Prince Edward Island, of Irish descent, he had resided in Manitoba for the last 35 years. His wife predeceased him several years ago. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, Wellington of Arden, with whom he resided, and Ernest of Kenora, Ontario, and Mrs. W. H. Belford of Fort William, Ontario, and Mrs. Brown of Petersburgh, Florida. The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon and was conducted by the Rev. J. A. Lousley. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa. The pallbearers were grandsons Milton, Homer and Carman Ames, George Gillepsie, W. Gill and Chas. McMillan." District Dispatches, Neepawa Press, Tuesday, April 4, 1933, seen on microfilm at the Manitoba Legislative Library, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dec 19, 2000
  • Burial*: 3 April 1933; Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Esther M.; Wife of; Jos. L. Ames; Died Dec 9, 1926; Aged 79 Years; Jos. L. Ames; Died Mar 31, 1933; Aged 89 Years (Riverside Cemetery, Neepawa, Manitoba, July 14, 2005; Lot 1, Block 3, Range 7 - provided by Town of Neepawa Municipal Office)
    "Ames: Esther M; wife of; Jos. L. Ames; died Dec 9 1926; Aged 79 years; Through Death Divide; Fond Memory Clings; Jos. L. Ames; Died Mar 31 1933; Aged 89 yrs" Neepawa Cemetery Transcription, Manitoba Genealogical Society, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dec 17, 20008
  • Census: 1851; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 8 at 1851 Census: See James Ames9
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 16 at 1861 Census: see James Ames10
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 28 at 1871 Census: Ames, Joseph, 28, German, Meth., farmer, married; Esther, 24, married; Ernest, 2
    11
  • Residence: 28 August 1872; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Joseph Ames inherited 70 acres in the south west of ??.12
  • Residence: 16 May 1876; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registration Records show that Joseph L. Ames & wife took a mortgage of $1,250 (Grantee Henry H. Humphries) - south west pt. 70 acres12
  • Note: 1878; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; County Atlas: Name: James Ames; County: Northumberland; Township: Brighton; Date: 1878; Conc & Lot: VII, 33 - 70 acres13
  • Residence: 1 September 1880; Conc 7 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant L2755) show that Squire S. Thorne (? Margaret Thorne) & wife sold the west half 100 acres of Lot 32, Conc 7, Brighton Twp. to Joseph L. Ames for $4,000. ITS Date: Sep 1 1880. Reg'n. Date: Oct 6 1880. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 7, pg. 201 of 239, Lot 32, pg. 1, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 22 2021.)12
  • Residence: 8 September 1880; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Joseph L. Ames & wife took a mortgage of $5,100 (Grantee Hamilton P & L Society) on the south 76 acres.12
  • Residence: 7 February 1881; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Joseph L. Ames & wife sold 13 acres, part of the north west quarter, to Stephen Ames for $1,300.12
  • Residence: 7 February 1881; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Joseph L. Ames & wife sold 57 acres, south part of west half, to James R. Ames for $2,400.12
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 37 at 1881 Census: Ames, Joseph, 37, farmer, married; Hester, 33, married; Earnest J., 12; Sarah A., 10; Olive J., 7; Wellington, 314
  • Residence: 4 April 1881; Lot 33 Conc 7, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registration Records show that Joseph L. Ames was released from the mortgage (see Residence 8 Sep 1880)) on 76 acres of the west half - from Instrument #2745.12
  • Residence: 11 January 1883; Conc 7 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Mortg. M3561) show that Joseph L. Ames & wife took a mortgage with John Douglas for $500 on the west half 100 acres of Lot 32, Conc 7, Brighton Twp. ITS Date: Jan 11 1883. Reg'n. Date: Jan 12 1883. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 7, pg. 201 of 239, Lot 32, pg. 1, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 22 2021.)12
  • Note: 14 October 1884; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Witness at marriage of Isaac Wellington Striker and Phebe Ellen Kirk
  • Residence: 1 October 1886; Conc 7 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Mortg. M4391) show that Joseph L. Ames & wife took a mortgage with The Ham. Prov. & Loan Society $3,200 on the west half 100 acres of Lot 32, Conc 7, Brighton Twp. ITS Date: Oct 1 1886. Reg'n. Date: Nov 4 1886. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 7, pg. 202 of 239, Lot 32, pg. 2, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 22 2021.)12
  • Occupation*: 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Farmer: 1891 Census5
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 47 at 1891 Census: Ames, Joseph, 47, farmer; Hester, 41; Emma, 22; Anne, 20; Ida, 17; Wellington, 1415
  • Residence: 1896; Conc 7 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Ames, Joseph, Codrington, Conc 7 Lot 32 Brighton Twp. (per Farmer and Business Directory of Ontario, 1986)
  • Residence: 11 October 1897; Conc 7 Lot 32, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Q.C. 6266) show that Joseph L. Ames & wife agreed to a Quit Claim with the Ham. Prov. & Loan Society on the west half 100 acres of Lot 32, Conc 7, Brighton Twp. ITS Date: Oct 11 1897. Reg'n. Date: Oct 14 18976. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 7, pg. 202 of 239, Lot 32, pg. 2, page copied from OnLand.ca, Feb 22 2021.)12
  • Note: 1898; Riding Mountain, Manitoba; " ... he had resided in Manitoba for the last 35 years ... " from Joseph Ames' death notice in 1933
    Bill Goodfellow comments that Joseph Ames moved his family to Neepawa, Manitoba in the 1880's. No contact was maintained between the families because, as Bill states, Joseph left some debts behind that "Grandfather Goodfellow" had to look after.
  • Anecdote*: 1898; Riding Mountain, Manitoba; Ames Lineage with Bill Goodfellow's comments: Joseph: (moved with family to Neepawa, Man. in 1880's. One daughter, Olive married a Belford.) Written: Have always understood he was in financial difficulties & moved his family out suddenly. They lived on farm we owned south of road. I believe Grandfather Goodfellow had backed some notes for him & had to pay off their debts after his brother-in-law went to Manitoba.
  • Residence: 1901; Riding Mountain, Manitoba; "Living in Riding Mountain, Manitoba in 1901, a gardener". per The Central Canadians, Vol I, (MB3-672
  • Note*: 1901; Riding Mountain, Manitoba; Canadian Genealogical Index, 1600s - 1900s shows: a Joseph Ames living in Riding Mountain, Manitoba (Dauphin County?) in 1901; in Lovell's Directory of Manitoba - 1900-1901.
    Note: Bill Goodfellow says they went to Neepawa and that is just south of Riding Mountain, about 200 km west and 45 km north of the Trans Canada Hwy.
  • Note: April 1901; Location in Manitoba; Riding Mountain is a small town on Highway 5 at the south east corner of Riding Mountain National Park. The town of Neepawa is about 30 km south on the highway. Both names were used to describe where Joseph Ames moved to in Manitoba. Riding Mountain is about 100 km north and a little east of Brandon and about 70 km west of Lake Manitoba.
  • Census: April 1901; Township 17, Range 15, Rosedale Sub-district, MacDonald District, Manitoba; Agricultural Census shows Joseph Ames on the south-east quarter of Section 27, in the 17th Township and 15th Range, in the Sub-district of Rosedale, District of MacDonald, Manitoba. He has 160 acres. (North York Public Library, Micorfilm T-6437, MacDonald, Rosedale, M-5, Page 9, Line 5 - from personal census on T-6433)16
  • Census: April 1901; Rosedale Sub-district, MacDonald district, Manitoba; Age 56 at 1901 Census: Ames, Joseph, 56, b. Ontario, 4 March 1845, German, Canadian, Methodist, farmer, married; Esther E., 53, b. Ontario 11 Nov 1847; Ernest, 31, b. Ontario 11 April 1869; Wellington, 23, b. Ontario 4 Aug 1877; Joseph M., 7, b. United States, emigrated 190017
  • Note: April 1901; Rosedale Sub-district, Riding Mountain, Manitoba; Directories and family history has Joseph Ames living in Riding Mountain, Manitoba. This is in the electoral district of MacDonald, sub-district Rosedale. In 1901 there was no sub-district called Riding Mountain. For the 1891 Census there was a Riding Mountain sub-district but it was in the Marquette District - which is the district immediately to the east of MacDonald.
  • Residence: 21 May 1901; NE 30 17 15 W, Birnie, Manitoba; Joseph L. Ames wrote a letter to the Land Department office in Minnedosa asking whether this quarter was available for Homestead Entry.
  • Note: after 1902; Manitoba; "The rest of Gr. Stephen's brothers left. One had a lumber mill in Wilberforce. Another worked for the Winnipeg Free Press. It is funny that none of them ever came home for visits. We may have relations in several places." taken from "The Ames Family History By Helen Ames (Goheen, Bird) 1989" seen at The Marilyn Adams Research Centre, Ameliasburgh, May 9, 2000
  • Residence: 15 December 1903; NE 30 17 15 W, Birnie, Manitoba; Application for Entry: " ... made application by an Agent ... " per a letter in the Manitoba Archives from Joseph Ames to the Land Department. Details in a "Solemn Declaration": Name: Joseph Lacy Ames; Age: 59; No. in Family: 6; Occupation: farmer; Post Office: Riding Mountain; Improvements: none; Residence: log house; Timber: 8 acres; Swamp: none. Sworn at Neepawa Dec 16 1903 (seen on microfilm at The Manitoba Archives, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dec 19, 2000
  • Census: 24 July 1906; Riding Mountain, Dauphin District, Manitoba; Age 61 at 1906 Census: Ames, Joseph, 61, b. Ont., married; Esther M., 58, b. Ont., married; Wellington, 28, b. Ont., married; Annie, 19, b. Ont., daughter-in-law, married; Ethel G., 9 months, b. Manitoba; Joseph, 12, b. U.S.A., emig. 1899, granson; Lawrence, Cyrus, 18, b. Ont., hired man (1906 Western Census Online National Archives, Manitoba, Dauphin District, Sub-district #9a, Riding Mountain, 27 17 15 W, Page 17, Line 38-40 & Page 18, Line 1-4)18
  • Residence: 24 July 1906; 27 17 15 W, Sub-district #9, Riding Mountain, Dauphin District, Manitoba; Residence per 1906 Census: Section 27, Township 17, Range 15, W Meridian18
  • Residence: 1909; NE 30 17 15 W, Birnie, Manitoba; The land Joseph Ames homesteaded was south of Riding Mountain village, closest to a small Post Office and village called Birnie. A map of Rosedale Municipality shows Birnie in Section 11 which is 5 sections southeast of Section 30 where the Ames family homesteaded. Pelican Creek runs through Section 30 from east to west.
  • Residence: 3 August 1909; NE 30 17 15 W, Manitoba; Date of Entry: Northeast quarter of Section 30, Township 17, Range 15, West of Principal Meridian; "Ames, Joseph, L.; NE; 30; 017; 15; W; 31700000378; 160.00; A; DOE; 10716; 19090803" Land Ownsership Report, Crown Lands Registry System, Listing of Ames, seen at Manitoba Archives, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dec 17, 2000
  • Census: 1911; S24 T17 R15, Dauphin, Rosedale Dist., Manitoba; Age 67 at 1911 Census: Ames, Joseph, 67, b. Ont. Mar 1844, Irish, Meth., retired farmer, married; Ester, 63, b. Ont. Mov 1847, Dutch, Meth., married (1911 Census: Dauphin, Rosedale Dist., Manitoba, dist. 16, sub-dist. 25, pg. 5, line 6 - S24 T17 R15 - ancestry.com) Note: Joseph Ames is just below.7
  • Residence*: 1911; S24 T17 R15, Dauphin, Rosedale Dist., Manitoba; Residence per 1911 Census: Section 24, Township 17, Range 15 - Dauphin, Rosedale Dist., Manitoba (With Son Wellingtn S. Ames)7
  • Residence: 17 April 1915; NE 30 17 15 W, Manitoba; Date of Patent: Northeast Quarter of Section 30, Township 17, Range 15, West of the Principal Meridian: "Received from the Honourable Minister of the Interior, Letters Patent for NE 1/4 Section 30 in Township 17, Range 15, West of the Principal Meridian - (signed) Joseph L. Ames" Homestead Records, Notice of Letters Patent per Application for Patent, to Joseph L. Ames (Microfilm 602, Homestead Records, Manitoba Archives, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Dec 17, 2000
  • Note: 30 October 1917; France; Joseph's son Joseph Marian Ames was Killed in Action in France. See Joseph Marian Ames
  • Note: 5 February 1931; Manitoba; " ... survived by ... an older brother, Joseph, of Manitoba" from Death Notice of Joseph's younger brother John Ames in Toronto.

Family: Hester "Esther" Morella Striker b. 11 Nov 1847, d. 16 Dec 1926

  • Marriage*: 15 October 1865; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date per Mabel Tolley. " ... had enjoyed married life for 61 years. ..." from death notice of Esther (Striker) Ames in Manitoba in 1926; Principal=Hester "Esther" Morella Striker

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  9. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 8.
  10. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 16.
  11. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 28.
  12. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  13. [S40] Unknown agency, Ontario County Atlas.
  14. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 37.
  15. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 47.
  16. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Agricultural Census.
  17. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 56: North York Public Library, Manitoba 1901 Census, Reel T-6433 - MacDonald District, Rosedale Sub-district.
  18. [S49] 1906 Census Western Canada, online unknown url.

Thomas Richardson Ames

M, #808, b. 11 October 1845, d. 2 April 1925

  • Birth*: 11 October 1845; Waupoos Island, North Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Date Oct 11 1845 per 1901 Census. Date Oct 1845 per 1911 Census.1,2
  • Marriage*: 6 January 1867; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; County Marriage Registers, Northumberland, 1858-1869: Thomas Ames, 21 of Brighton Twp., b. Prince Edward Co., Parents: Joseph (mistake, s/b James) & Mary, to Nancy Fralick, 17 of Brighton Twp., b. Murray Twp., Parents: Carlton & D. A., Jan 6, 1867; Principal=Nancy Fraleigh
  • Death*: 2 April 1925; Trenton, Hastings Co., Ontario; Date Apr 2 1925 per GEDCOM of Troy Brown.3
  • Burial*: 5 April 1925; McPhail's Cemetery, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Thomas R. Ames; 1845 - 1925; Nancy Fraleigh; his wife; 1849 - 1933
    Cemetery Transcription: Thomas R. Ames; 1845-1925; Nancy Fraleigh; 1849-1922; Mabel C., daughter of T. & N. Ames; Died Sep 3 1888 (Ontario Archives)
    CEMSearch shows: Thomas R. Ames, Born: 1845, Died: 1925, McPhail's Cemetery, Other names: Nancy Fraleigh4,5,6
  • Census: 1851; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 7 at 1851 Census: See James Ames7
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 15 at 1861 Census: see James Ames8
  • Residence: 3 February 1870; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that James Ames & wife sold 50 acres of the east half of Lot 33 to Thomas R. Ames9
  • Residence: April 1871; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1871 Census: Conc 7, Lot 33, owner, 50 acres.
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 26 at 1871 Census: Ames, Thomas, 26, b. Ont., M. E., Germ., farmer, married; Nancy (Fralick), 22, b. Ont., M. E., Germ., married; Ada 3; Lilian, b. May 1870 (Conc 7, 33, owner, 50 acres)10
  • Residence: 10 July 1872; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Thomas R. Ames & wife sold 50 acres of the east half of Lot 33 to James R. Ames.9
  • Residence: 10 October 1872; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Thomas R. Ames purchased the middle 50 acres of the east half of Lot 33 from Stephen Ames & wife.9
  • Residence: 10 October 1872; Conc 7 Lot 33, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records show that Thomas R. Ames & wife sold the north 40 acres of the south east half plus the south 10 acres of the north east quarter - 50 acres in total to Stephen Ames.9
  • Note: 1875; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Thomas Ames moved to a farm west of Morganston in Cramahe Twp
  • Residence: 1878; Conc 9 Lot 18, Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; County Atlas for Cramahe Twp. shows T. Ames on Conc 9 Lot 18, which is just west of Morganston on the north side of the Morganston/Castleton road.11
  • Census: April 1881; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1881 Census: Ames, Thomas 35, farmer, Nancy 31, Ada L. 12, Lillian A. 10, Ethel M. 6, Milton F. 4
    12
  • Note: 1882; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Thomas Ames moved back to Brighton Twp around 1882
  • Residence: 1886; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "When she was four years old she moved to a farm at Codrington and attended Public School." from article in Tweedsmuir Histories of Warkworth: Happy 100th birthday, Mrs. Massey (Gertrude) - daughter of Thomas Ames. Seen at Warkworth Public Library, July 17, 2001.
  • Residence*: 24 August 1886; Conc 9 Lot 6, Brighton Twp, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records (Grant 4343) show that Jacob Dingman & wife sold part of the east 1/2 of lot 6, conc 9 to Thomas R. Ames for $2,4009
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 45 at 1881 Census: Ames, Thomas 45 farmer, Nancy 41, Lillian 20, Ethel 16, Gertrude 8, Florence 2, Milton 1413
  • Residence: 8 January 1895; Conc 8 Lot 4, Brighton Twp, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Sarah Kemp sold 40 acres of W 1/2 to Thomas Ames for $2,0009
  • Misc*: 1896; Conc 8 Lot 6, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Ames, Thomas, Codrington, Conc 8 Lot 6 Brighton Twp - per Farmer & Business Directory 1896
  • Residence: 1899; Conc 8 Lot 5, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Ames, Thomas, Codrington, f., Conc 8, Lot 5" Canada, City and Area Directories, 1899, Brighton Twp., pg. 152 of 253, ancestry.ca.
  • Census*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumbelrand Co., Ontrario; Age 55 at 1901 Census: Ames, Thomas, 55, b. Oct 11, 1845, farmer, married; Nancy, 51, b. Oct 10 1849, married; Milton F., 24, b. Sep 21, 1876; Minnie P., 18, b. Sep 1 1882; Florence W., 12, b. Sep 15 1888
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  • Occupation*: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Farmer - 1901 Census1
  • Note*: 1903; Cedar Creek Cheese Factory, Hilton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Journal from Cedar Creek Cheese Factory, pg. 96 shows ledger for 1903 purchases of milk from Thos. Ames - ie. $60.78 in May (Journal is the orginal book donated to Codrington Library by Wes Downs. Journal is written by Jesse Macauley, Secretary) Seen at the Condrington Public Library, Feb 2000
  • Residence: 15 December 1905; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Lot 4, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 7733) show that John McKenzie & wife sold Codrington Village Lot 4 to Thomas Ames. ITS Date Dec 15 1905.9
  • Residence: 28 February 1907; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Lot 4, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 8038) show that Thomas Ames & wife sold Codrington Village Lot 4 to Mary S. Egan. ITS Date Feb 28 1907.9
  • Residence: 12 June 1911; Conc 8 Lot 5, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1911 Census: Conc 8, West part Lot 5, Brighton Twp.2
  • Census: 12 June 1911; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 69 at 1911 Census: Ames, Thomas, 69, b. Ont. Oct 1845, Ger., Meth., farmer, married; Nancy, 61, b. Ont. Oct 1849, Eng., Meth., married (Conc 8, west part Lot 5) (1911 Census Image on Archives Canada Web Site: Codrington, page 8, line 42)2
  • Residence: 13 December 1916; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Lot 6, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 9794) show that William L. Clark & wife sold Codrington Village Lot 6, West of Richards St. to Thomas R. Ames, except the part sold to Ralph Ames. ITS Date Dec 4 1916.
    Note: These records do not say which parts the two Ames men bought, only except what was bought by the other???9
  • Note: 14 June 1918; Toronto, Ontario; "Codrington: Messrs. Thos. and Jas. Ames spent Sunday in Toronto with their sister, Mrs. J. Robinson, who is ill." from The Brighton Ensign, June 14, 1918, seen at The Ontario Archives, Feb. 7, 2001
  • Residence: 7 October 1919; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Lot 6, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant 10247) show that Thomas R. Ames & wife sold "Lot 6, Block B, Richards St. except ¼ acres sold to Ralph Ames" to Albert E. Janeway & Robert A. Kenney. ITS Date Oct 7 1919.9
  • Residence: 10 November 1921; Conc 8 Lot 4, Brighton Twp, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Thomas R. Ames & wife sold 40 acres (w 1/2) to Ada Kenney for $3,0009

Family: Nancy Fraleigh b. 10 Oct 1849, d. 19 Dec 1933

  • Marriage*: 6 January 1867; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; County Marriage Registers, Northumberland, 1858-1869: Thomas Ames, 21 of Brighton Twp., b. Prince Edward Co., Parents: Joseph (mistake, s/b James) & Mary, to Nancy Fralick, 17 of Brighton Twp., b. Murray Twp., Parents: Carlton & D. A., Jan 6, 1867; Principal=Nancy Fraleigh

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  5. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  6. [S25] Unknown author, Ontario Cemetery Transcriptions.
  7. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 7.
  8. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 15.
  9. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  10. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 26.
  11. [S40] Unknown agency, Ontario County Atlas.
  12. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 35.
  13. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 45.
  14. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 55.

John D. Ames1

M, #809, b. 2 February 1849, d. 5 February 1931

  • Birth*: 2 February 1849; Waupoos Island, North Marysburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Date Feb 2 1849 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1850 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1849 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1850 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1849 & location UC per 1861 Census.2,3,4,5,6
  • Marriage*: 1870; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date estimated per 1871 Census. They have just moved from home and have no children. He is 21 and she is 18.; Principal=Martha Jane Franklin5
  • Death*: 5 February 1931; 46 Olive Ave, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n. #001701-1931: Name: John Ames; Died: Feb 5, 1931; Age: 82 years; Place of Death & Res.: 46 Olive Ave., Toronto; Born: Ontario; Nat.: Irish; Status: married; Occ.: School Teacher; Father: James Ames, b. USA; Mother: ??, b. Armagh, Ireland; Informant: Martha Jane Ames, 46 Olive Ave., wife; Buried: Prospect Cemetery, Feb 7, 1931; Undertaker: Arthur W. Miles; Cause: influenza; Phys.: Dr. W. S. Williams, 544, Palmerston Blvd., Toronto; Reg'd.: feb 6 1931 (001701 - 1931, MS935, Reel 406)
    "John Ames Passes; Taught Fifty Years; Veteran Took First School in 1868. Worked Until Recently; For more than 50 years a teacher in the public schools of various parts of Ontario, John Ames died yesterday at his home, 46 Olive Ave., after a brief illness. He was 82 years of age. Mr. Ames, of Irish ancestry, was born on Waupoos Island, Bay of Quinte on February 2, 1849. He began his teaching career in Brighton Township in 1868, and his last school was at Matheson, Northern Ontario. The late Mr. Ames, who was superanuated about eight years ago when he returned to Toronto, was a member of Bathurst St. United Church and in May of last year celebrated his diamond wedding anniversary with his wife and family. In 1870 Mr. Ames married Martha Jane Franklin of Brighton, Ontario, who survives with one son, Carman W. Ames, Toronto; one daughter, Miss Grace E. Ames at home and an older brother, Joseph, of Manitoba" from The Toronto Daily Star, Friday, February 6, 1931, page 10. Seen on microfilm at The Toronto Reference Libary7
  • Burial*: 7 February 1931; Prospect Cemetery and Mausoleum, Toronto, Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Ames; In Loving Memory of; John Ames; Feb 2 1849 - Feb 5 1931; His Wife Martha Jane Franklin; June 2 1852 - Sep 8 1932.
    "Ames, John; Prospect Cemetery, #44730, 1931, Jacket 6; Age: 82; Where Born: Wapoos Island, P.E.C., Ontario; Where Died: Toronto; When Died: Feb 5, 1931; When Interred: Feb 7, 1931; Disease: influenza; Where Interred: 22-1274; Property of: Mrs. Martha Jane Ames; Address: 46 Olive Ave; Undertaker: A. W. Miles; Dr.: J. R. Williams" from database at Mount Pleasant Group, Head Office, 65 Overlea Blvd.
    Prospect Cemetery is just west of Dufferin St. and north of St. Clair in Toronto. The Ames memorial is in the part of the cemetery north of Rogers Rd., just south of the Garden Mausoleum, Section 22, #1274, towards the west end of the main area of stones. (Seen by Dan Buchanan, Oct 29, 2000)8
  • Census: 1851; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 3 at 1851 Census: See James Ames9
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 12 at 1861 Census: see James Ames10
  • Anecdote*: after 1870; Ontario; Ames Lineage with Bill Goodfellow's comments: John: married Martha Franklin (taught school all his life. Had son & daughter whose names may have been Carman and Olive.) Written: From all reports Uncle Johnny was quite a boy all his life. Taught school many places Codrington, Orland, Toronto etc..
  • Occupation*: 1871; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; School teacher: 1871 Census. "... John Ames ..." included as a teacher at Codrington Public School, from pg. 68 of As The Crow Flies by Mrs. Leuna M. Austin, Mika Publishing, 1975
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 21 at 1871 Census: Ames, John 21, b. Ontario, Ep. Meth., English, school teacher; Martha J. 1811
  • Residence: 2 January 1873; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant F619) show that John Ames purchased 1 1/2 acres in Lot 3, Conc 8 from Peter Burus & wife. ITS Date Jan 2 1873.
    Note: Not sure exactly which property this is??12
  • Residence: 29 March 1873; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Lot 11, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (F686 Mortg) show that John Ames and Martha J. Ames to a mortgage with the Canada P. B. & S. Society for $500 on Codrington Village Lot 11 on the west side of King St.12
  • Note*: before 1874; Orland Public School, Orland, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "John Ames also taught there as well as serving two terms as a teacher in the new school. .... The present red brick school was built in 1874 ..." from Tweedsmuir Histories of Codrington
  • Residence: 2 October 1877; Conc 8 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (J1926 Will) show that Alfred Dempsey Richards & John A. Robinson were Grantees for the Will of Jospeh L. Allison & Exec., re "pt. being Vil. Lot 4, Codrington", Ints. Date Oct 2 1877, Reg'n. Date Oct 22 1877 (Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, Reel 197810)12
  • Residence*: 18 June 1878; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp, Lot 9, Codrington, Nothumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (J2160 Grant) show that Wilson C. Stapleton sold 1/4 acre in Village Lot 9, N. of Allison St. to John Ames. for $325. Wilson C. Stapleton was the husband of James Sutherland's' sister Marion. John Ames was the youngest son of the James Ames family of Mount Olivet.12
  • Residence: 25 January 1879; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp., Codrington, Lot 9, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant K2386) show that John Ames & wife sold Codrington Village Lot 9 to Julia Martin. ITS Date Jan 25 1879.12
  • Residence: 2 January 1881; Conc 9 Lot 3, Brighton Twp, Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Records show that Martha J. Ames & John Ames sold Bulding Lot 11 (3/8 acre west fo King St.) to James Edgecomb for $500.12
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 32 at 1881 Census: Ames, John 32, teacher, Martha 28, Carman 2
    13
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp, Northumberland East Co., Ontario; Age 41 at 1881 Census: Ames, John, 41, b. Ont., p.b. Ont. & Ireland, Meth., school teacher, married; Martha 38, b. Ont., p.b. US, Meth., married; Carman, 12, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Meth.; Ellie Grace 3 (1891 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland East Co., dist. 98, sub-dist. a, pg. 11 of 66, ancestry.ca)14
  • Census: April 1901; Colchester South Twp, South Essex County, Ontario; Age 52 at 1901 Census: Ames, John D., 52, b. 2 Feb 1849, Irish, school teacher, married; Martha, 34, wife, b. 2 Jun 1852, English, married (1901 Census Index on Archives Canada Web Site: dist 60, d-2, T-6466)
    Note: Transcription shows Jhn V.??
    Note: This was found by mistake but seems to match with previously know info. It reflects one of John Ames' teaching jobs which was referenced by Bill Goodfellow in the Anecdote.15
  • Occupation: circa 1910; Toronto, Ontario; "John Ames (pg. 14) - I know very little about him. He was a school teacher, first teacher of Orland School. He wore a cat-o'-nine-tails on his belt which fell out behind him. He married a Franklin (great aunt of Wayne's) and moved to Toronto where he taught school." taken from "The Ames Family History
    By Helen Ames (Goheen, Bird) 1989" seen at The Marilyn Adams Research Centre, Ameliasburgh, May 9, 2000


  • Note: July 1910; Codrington, Northumberland Co., Ontario; John Ames and his wife are shown in several family pictures taken about 1910 at Codrington. Lloyd Ames told me he was ".. from the States ..." but I think he was confusing John Ames (youngest son of James and Mary Ames), with James Addison Ames (son of George & Catherine Ames) who was a doctor in Rochester and visited home often.
  • Census: 1911; Ontario; NOT in Colchester for 1911 Census.16
  • Residence: 28 June 1921; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Wife Martha Franklin was informant for Death Reg'n. of her sister Emily C. (Franklin) Chatterson in Brighton Twp.17

Family: Martha Jane Franklin b. 2 Jun 1852, d. 8 Sep 1932

  • Marriage*: 1870; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date estimated per 1871 Census. They have just moved from home and have no children. He is 21 and she is 18.; Principal=Martha Jane Franklin5

Citations

  1. Middle initial not certain - was seen in 1901 Census.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, (001701 - 1931, MS935, Reel 406).
  8. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  9. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 3.
  10. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 12.
  11. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 21.
  12. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  13. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 32.
  14. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 41.
  15. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 52.
  16. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  17. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Mary Louisa King1,2,3

F, #810, b. 6 March 1838, d. 1894

  • Birth*: 6 March 1838; Sophiasburgh Twp., Northport, Prince Edward Co., Upper Canada; Date Mar 6 1838 per Baptism. Date per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history.
  • Baptism: 30 June 1852; Trenton Anglican Church Diocese, Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Baptism: Name: Mary Louisa King; Parents: George N. and Henrietta King; Trade: farmer; Abode: Cramahe; Date of Birth: Mar 6, 1838; Date of Baptism: June 30, 1852; Sponsors: Adult Baptism; Officiating Minister: W. Bleasdell, M. A. (pg. 19 & 20, Trenton Anglican Church Diocese, copied at Anglican Church Archives, Kingston, Aug. 3, 2004)
  • Marriage*: September 1856; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; The King family lived at Codrington, the Ames family was just east in Mount Olivet.; Principal=David Hutchinson Ames
  • Death*: 1894; Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1894 per Memorial. Not in 1900 Census - husband is a widower.2,3
  • Probate*: 10 July 1873; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Per George King's Will: "... to my daughter Mary Louisa Ames, the sum of four hundred dollars ..."
  • Burial: 1894; Fairview Cemetery North, Mancelona, Antrim Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Memorial: AMES; Father; David H.; 1831-1914; Mother; Mary L.; 1837-1894; At Rest (Fairview Cemetery North, Mancelona, Michigan - per Find A Grave)
    Children: John Stephen Ames (1879-1972); Burial: Fairview Cemetery (North), Mancelona, Antrim Co., Michigan (from Find-a-Grave... http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=AM&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=24&GScntry=4&GSsr=1201&GRid=101939979& (Record Created by: Ralph Edwards, Dec 9 2012; Find A Grave Number 101939979)3,4
  • Census: June 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 14 at 1851 Census: see George King5
  • Married Name: September 1856; Ames
  • Note*: 30 May 1859; Common Jail, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Canada West; "Monday, May 30th. Dr. rose this morning earlier than usual, having heard that his father and sister had come up to see him, had breakfast and prayers. In the course of the forenoon, the Sheriff, Dr. King’s father and sister came into see him, stayed quite a while, talking with the Dr.; after bidding him farewell and leaving us, Dr. wept profusely for a good while; Dr. spoke about his latter end very composedly and confidently, after his friends leaving Mr. Vanderburg came in to see us, conversed religiously with us a while and joined very earnestly with us in prayer before leaving; after being locked up in cell Dr. said, ‘I’ll have a weeping night of it to night. My friends I may never see again.’ per A Journal of Dr. King While in Cobourg Jail Under Sentence of Death", written by Alexander Stewart, Constable
    Note: I am assuming that the sister that came to visit Dr. King with her father was the oldest sister, Mary Louisa.
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 23 at 1861 Census: see David Ames6
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 33 at 1871 Census: see David Ames7
  • Immigration*: after March 1878; Macomb co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Family moved to Michigan
  • Census: 23 June 1880; Bruce Twp., Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 42 at 1880 Census: see David H. Ames
  • Census: 26 June 1880; Akron Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 42 at 1880 Census: see David Ames2

Family: David Hutchinson Ames b. 25 Apr 1831, d. 22 Jul 1914

  • Marriage*: September 1856; Brighton Twp., Codrington, Northumberland Co., Canada West; The King family lived at Codrington, the Ames family was just east in Mount Olivet.; Principal=David Hutchinson Ames

Citations

  1. Mary L. per Memorial. Marion L. per 1880 Census (in Akron). First name per Will Land Registry Record: see Henrietta King.
  2. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  5. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, District of Newcastle, Cramahe Twp., 1851 Census, Ontario Archives, C-11739.
  6. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 23.
  7. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 33.

George Henry Ames

M, #811, b. 30 August 1857, d. 2 May 1943
  • Birth*: 30 August 1857; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date per Death Certificate. Date per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history.
  • Marriage*: 24 September 1879; Washington, Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 2624; Date: Sept. 24, 1879; Location: Washington; Groom: George H. Ames; Residence: Romeo; Age: 22; Born: Ontario; Occupation: farmer; Bride: Mary Ellen Aldrich; Residence: Washington; Age: 22; Born Michigan; Performed by: John A. Young, Minister of the Gospel; Witnesses: H. J. Eaton, Romeo & Alma Eaton, Romeo; Recorded: Sept. 25, 1879; Principal=Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich
  • Divorce*: 16 May 1904; Circuit Court, St. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage of George H. Ames and Mary Ames is dissolved. (Per copies of court documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner from Michigan); Principal=Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich
  • Marriage*: 4 June 1904; Rochester, Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 4143; Date: June 4, 1904; Groom: George H. Ames; Age: 47; Residence: Washington Twp.; Born: Canada; Occupation: farmer; Father: ?Jonas? Ames; Mother: Mary ?Smith?; Previously Married: once; Bride: Margaret A. (Frost) Shaw; Age: 52; Residence: Washington Twp.; Born: St. Clair Co.; Occupation: School teacher; Father: Daniel E. Frost; Mother: Melinda Brownsen; Previously Married: once; Location: Rochester, Michigan; Performed By: Julian S. Peters, Justice of the Peace; Witnesses: Mary Peters & Laura E. Peters, Rochester, Michigan; Recorded: June 22, 1904; Principal=Margaret A. Frost
  • Marriage*: 15 April 1925; Ponitac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; "Certified Copy of Record of Marriage License; County of Oakland, State of Michigan; George H. Ames, 64, Pontiac, Michigan, b. Brighton, Canada, previously married once, parents: David Ames & Louisa King; Alice M. Albertson, 64, Pontiac, Michigan, b. Michigan, parents unknown; File No. 252, L. 6 P. 249; Date of Application: April 11, 1925; Joined in marriage at Pontiac, Michigan, County of Oakland, Michigan, on the 15th day of April, 1925; ... " sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001; Principal=Alice M. Albertson
  • Divorce: 23 February 1909; Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Divorce Proceedings - George H. Ames & Margaret Ames (Per copies of court documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner of Michigan); Principal=Margaret A. Frost
  • Marriage: 15 September 1909; Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008697: Groom: George Henry Ames; Age: 52; Res.: Frederick, Michigan; Status: bachelor; Occ.: railroadman; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: David Ames & Mary Louisa King; Bride: Mary Ellen Ketchum; Age: 52; Res.: Romeo, Michigan; Status: Divorced; Res.: Meth.; Parents: Samuel Aldrich & Deborah Bannister; Wit.: M. F. ?Tolinie?, Windsor & Maria Pringle, Windsor; Date: Sep 15 1909; Place: Windsor, Essex Co., Ont.; Performed by: J. C. ?Tolinie?, Windsor; Reg'r.: Stephen ?Trusted?, Windsor (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008697-1909, ancestry.com)
    Note: This marriage confirms the suggestion made earlier that George Henry Ames eventually remarried his first wife, Mary Ellen Aldrich. It looks like they did it in Windsor after she was divorced. Not he shows "B" as his status which we know not to be true - he was divorced as well.; Principal=Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich1
  • Death*: 2 May 1943; 210 Judson St., Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; Certificate of Death; Place of Death: 210 Judson St., Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan; Usual Res.: same; Status: widowed; Wife: Mary Aldrich; Date of Birth: August 30, 1857; AGe: 85y 8m 2d; Birthplace: Canada; Occupation: retired farmer; Father: David Ames, b. New York State; Mother: Mary King, b. Canada; Informant: Grover Ames, Pontiac, Michigan (son); Burial: Perry Mt. Pk., 5-5-43, Pontiac, Michigan; Cause of Death: cardiac failure, senility" sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001
    "George H. Ames - George H. Ames, 85, died Sunday morning at 6 o'clock at his home, 20 Judson St. He had been ill two and a half years. Mr. Ames was born Aug 30, 1857 in Canada, the son of David and Mary King Ames, and attended schools in Canada. His wife, the former Mary Aldrich, preceeded him in death. He came to the United States when he was 21 years old and had lived in Pontiac 30 years, coming here from Romeo. Mr. Ames was a retired farmer. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maude Renwick of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Alice Alger of Drayton Plains; two sons, Grover of Pontiac and Homer of Romeo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frazee and Mrs. Deborah Swanson, both of Pontiac and two brothers, David of White's Landing, O. and John of Travers City. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Huntoon Funeral home, the Rev. Rufus Traver officiating. Burial will be in Perry Mt. Park Cemetery." from The Pontiac Daily Press, Monday, May 3, 1943, photocopy sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001
  • Burial*: 5 May 1943; Perry Mt. Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; Per Death Notice
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 3 at 1861 Census: see David Ames
    Note: Name is incorrectly recorded as Georgina.2
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 14 at 1871 Census: see David Ames3
  • Residence*: 2 March 1877; Brighton Twp, Ontario; Farm in Mount Olivet was sold.
  • Immigration*: after March 1878; Macomb Co., Michigian, U.S.A.; His family moved to Michigan
  • Residence: 22 April 1880; NE Sec 34, Armada Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; "Warranty Deed: Clara A. Bump TO Geo. H. Ames & Mary Ellen Ames. Received for Record, the 22nd day of April A. d. 1880, at 6 o'clock P. M., ?? Register. This indenture, Made this twenty-second day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty, Between Clara A. Bump of the Township of Armada, County of Macomb and State of Michigan, of the first part, and George H. Ames and Mary ellen Ames of the Township of Armada, County of Macomb and State of Michigan, of the second part, Witnesseth, That the said party of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of One Thousand and Three Hundred Dollars, to her in hand paid by the said parties of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledge, has granted, bargained, sold, remised, released, aliened and confirmed, and by these present doth grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alient and confirm unto the said parties of the second part, their heirs and assigns, Forever, all that certain piece or parcel of land, situated, and being in the Township of Armada in the County of Macomb and State of Michigan known and described as follows, to wit; Being the west half of the east half of the north east quarter of section thirty four, containing forty acres of land be the same more or less ... " photocopy sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001
  • Census: 15 June 1880; Armada, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 22 at 1880 Census: Ames, George, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, farm labourer; Ella, 21, wife, b. Michigan, Parents b. Michigan (Pg 22, Supervisor's Dist 63, Enumerator's Dist 19) Note: "Inhabitation in ... Irmada ... " spelling not clear.
  • Residence: 1884; MacComb, Michigan, U.S.A.; Child was born in 1884 in Michigan
  • Residence: 30 November 1887; Range 13 Town 4 Section 19, Ray, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; "Warranty Deed: William F. Switzer& wife TO Geirge H. Ames and Ella his wife - Received for Record, the 9th day of Decembe A. D. 1887, at 6 o'clock P.M.; A. e. Van Epe, Registrar. This Indenture, Made this 30th day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven between William F. Switzer and his wife Adell of Ray, Macomb County, Michigan of the first part, and George H. Ames and Ella his wife of Washington, Macomb Co., Michigan of the second part, Witnesseth, That the said William F. Switzer and Adell his wife , parties of the first part conveys and warrants to the said Geroge H. Ames and Ella his wife, parties of the second part, all those certain pieces or parcels of land, situated and being in the Town of Ray, County of Macomb, Stateof Michigan, and described as follows, to wit; The East part of the west half of the north-est quarter of Section number nineteen (19) in Town number four (4) north of Range number thirteen (13) East, being sixty acres more or less ... for the sum of Twenty four hundred dollars $2,400 .. lawful money of the United States of America, to them in hand padi by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged ... In Witness whereof, The said part of the first part have herenunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written. Signed, Sealed and Delivered in Presence of O. A. Devereaux, C. C. Thorington; William F. Switzer, Adell Switzer; State of Michigan, County of Macomb; Before me, a Notary Public in and for said County, this 30th day of November, 1887, personally came William F Switzer and Adell his wife known to me to be the grantor named in and who executed the within and foregoing ded and severally acknowledged the execution of the said deed, C. C. Thirington, Notary Public, Macomb Co., Mich." photocopy sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001
  • Naturalization*: 26 April 1890; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; "Declaration of Intention: .. I, George H, Ames do solemnly swear that it is bona fide my intention to become a Citizen of the United States and to Renounce Forever, all allicace and fidelity to each and every Foreighn Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever; and particularly the Queen of Great Britain to whom I have been a subject. Sworn and subscribed before me at Mt. Clemens, this 26th day of April A. D. 1890; signed: Geo H. Ames" sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001
  • Census: 18 June 1900; Bruce Twp., Macomb. Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 42 at 1900 Census: Ames, Geroge, 42, b. Aug 1857, married 20 years, 4 children living, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, emigrated 1878, 22 years in U.K., farmer, owner, mortgaged, H (house?), Number of farm ?? 89 (a sequential number increasing for each farmer onthe census page??); Ella M., 42, wife, b. aug 1857, Michigan, Parents b. Michigan; Maude, 17, b. Nov 1882, single; Grover, 15, b. Aug 1884, Michigan, single, at school; Allice, 12, b. July 1887, Michigan, at school; Homer, 10, b. Oct.? 1889, Michigan, at school
  • Residence: 15 September 1909; Frederick, Michigan, U.S.A.; Residence per marriage reg'n. - second marriage to his first wife.4
  • Note*: 1910; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; George and Mary Ellen (Ella) were divorced and then later divorced their respective spouses and, by the 1910 census, are back together again. They are on the 1920 census as well.
  • Census: 7 May 1910; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 52 at 1910 Census: Ames, George, 52, Status ?, years in marriage 8, b. Canada, Parents b. Canada, farmer, general farm, number of farm schedule 114; Ella, 52, wife, Status ?S, years in marriage 8, children 4, b. Michigan, Parents b. Michigan; Homer, 20, single, b. Michigan, Parents b. Canada & Michigan
    Note: Marriage Status for George and Ella appear to have been written as M and then scratched out with a small s inserted. Not clear.
  • Residence: 1913; Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; " ... He came to the United States when he was 21 years old and had lived in Pontiac 30 years, coming here from Romeo ... " from Death Notice
  • Census: June 1920; Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 62 at 1920 Census: Ames, George H., 62, married, Immigation 1875, Naturalized, Year Naturalized 1905, b. Michigan, Parents b. Canada, general laborer, wage earner; Mary Ellen, 62, wife, b. Michigan, Parents b. New York
  • Census: 12 April 1930; Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 72 at 1930 Census: Ames, George H., 72, b. Cda., parents b. Cda., Eng., age at marriage 66, imm. 1877, naturalized, married; A(O)lger, Arthur M., 48, b. Michigan, parents b. Michigan & US, age 28 at marriage, Barber, married; Alice, 42, b. Michigan, parents b. Cda & Michigan, age 22 at marriage; all three are roomers under Harley Hinson (Ancestry.com)

Family 1: Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich b. Aug 1857, d. 1923

  • Marriage*: 24 September 1879; Washington, Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 2624; Date: Sept. 24, 1879; Location: Washington; Groom: George H. Ames; Residence: Romeo; Age: 22; Born: Ontario; Occupation: farmer; Bride: Mary Ellen Aldrich; Residence: Washington; Age: 22; Born Michigan; Performed by: John A. Young, Minister of the Gospel; Witnesses: H. J. Eaton, Romeo & Alma Eaton, Romeo; Recorded: Sept. 25, 1879; Principal=Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich
  • Divorce*: 16 May 1904; Circuit Court, St. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage of George H. Ames and Mary Ames is dissolved. (Per copies of court documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner from Michigan); Principal=Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich
  • Marriage: 15 September 1909; Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008697: Groom: George Henry Ames; Age: 52; Res.: Frederick, Michigan; Status: bachelor; Occ.: railroadman; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: David Ames & Mary Louisa King; Bride: Mary Ellen Ketchum; Age: 52; Res.: Romeo, Michigan; Status: Divorced; Res.: Meth.; Parents: Samuel Aldrich & Deborah Bannister; Wit.: M. F. ?Tolinie?, Windsor & Maria Pringle, Windsor; Date: Sep 15 1909; Place: Windsor, Essex Co., Ont.; Performed by: J. C. ?Tolinie?, Windsor; Reg'r.: Stephen ?Trusted?, Windsor (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008697-1909, ancestry.com)
    Note: This marriage confirms the suggestion made earlier that George Henry Ames eventually remarried his first wife, Mary Ellen Aldrich. It looks like they did it in Windsor after she was divorced. Not he shows "B" as his status which we know not to be true - he was divorced as well.; Principal=Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich1

Family 2: Margaret A. Frost b. 1852

  • Marriage*: 4 June 1904; Rochester, Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 4143; Date: June 4, 1904; Groom: George H. Ames; Age: 47; Residence: Washington Twp.; Born: Canada; Occupation: farmer; Father: ?Jonas? Ames; Mother: Mary ?Smith?; Previously Married: once; Bride: Margaret A. (Frost) Shaw; Age: 52; Residence: Washington Twp.; Born: St. Clair Co.; Occupation: School teacher; Father: Daniel E. Frost; Mother: Melinda Brownsen; Previously Married: once; Location: Rochester, Michigan; Performed By: Julian S. Peters, Justice of the Peace; Witnesses: Mary Peters & Laura E. Peters, Rochester, Michigan; Recorded: June 22, 1904; Principal=Margaret A. Frost
  • Divorce: 23 February 1909; Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Divorce Proceedings - George H. Ames & Margaret Ames (Per copies of court documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner of Michigan); Principal=Margaret A. Frost

Family 3: Alice M. Albertson b. 1857

  • Marriage*: 15 April 1925; Ponitac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; "Certified Copy of Record of Marriage License; County of Oakland, State of Michigan; George H. Ames, 64, Pontiac, Michigan, b. Brighton, Canada, previously married once, parents: David Ames & Louisa King; Alice M. Albertson, 64, Pontiac, Michigan, b. Michigan, parents unknown; File No. 252, L. 6 P. 249; Date of Application: April 11, 1925; Joined in marriage at Pontiac, Michigan, County of Oakland, Michigan, on the 15th day of April, 1925; ... " sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001; Principal=Alice M. Albertson

Citations

  1. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008697-1909.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 3.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 14.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

David Franklin Ames

M, #812, b. 12 September 1862, d. 4 February 1949
  • Birth*: 12 September 1862; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history.
  • Marriage*: 1885; Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1885 per 1930 Census; age 23 at 1st marriage.; Principal=Beulah McFarland1
  • Marriage*: 4 June 1913; Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Marriage Certificate: (No. 3719. Marrige License Application, Probate Court Sandusky County, Ohio) To the Honorable Judge of the Probate Court of said County: In the Matter of David F. Ames and Mary Carson; the undersigned respectfully makes application for a Marriage License for said parties, and upon oath states: that said David F. Ames is 48 years of age, on the 12 day of Sep 1912, hi sresidence is Clyde, Ohio his place of birth is Canada, his occupation is Painter, his father's name si David Ames, and his mother's maiden name is Louisa King, that he was - previously married and that he has no wife living. That said Mary Carson is 29 years of age on the 22 day June 1912, her residence is Townsend Twp., in said Sandusky County, Ohio, her place of birth is Venice, Ohio, her occupation is Music Teacher, her father's name is Henry Carson, her mother's maiden name was Phebe Beatty, that she was not previously married and is not a widow or divorced woman .... The State of Ohio, Sandusky County, ss. David F. Ames and Mary Carson being duly sworn says that the statements in the foregoing Application are true as they verily believe. Sworn to before me and signed in my presence this 4th day of June, 1913. John Coourd, Probate Judge, by Nell Ochs, Deputy Clerk. ... Marriage Certificate. No. 3719. The State of Ohio, Sandusky County, ss. I do Hereby Certify Tath on the 4 day of June A. D. 1913 I solemnized the Marriage of Mr. David F. Ames with Miss Mary Carson - C. C. Carr, Justice of the Peace. Filed and Recorded June 5, 1913, John Coorod, Probate Judge (A copy of the Marriage Certificate was sent to me by Angie Sherman, June 3, 2003.)
    Note: Each occurance of the year in this Marriage Certificate shows the origianl of 1902 or 1903 with a pen stroke through the 0 that apparently changes the year to 1911 and 1913. They were using old documents and making do with them.; Principal=Mary Carson1
  • Death*: 4 February 1949; Townsend Twp., White's Landing, Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Certificate of Death: Name: David Franklin Ames; Date of Death: Feb 4, 1949; Place of Death: White's Landing, Townsend Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio; Status: Widowed; Date of Birth: Sept 12 1862; Age: 86; Occ.: Retired Painter, Pinting & Decorating; Place of Birth: Cottington, Canada; Citizenship: USA; Father's Name: David Franklin Ames; Mother's Name: Louise King; Informant: Franklin Ames; Cause of Death: Carcinoma of stomach, 2 years; Dr.: E. C. Alexander, M. D., Castalia, Ohio; Burial: Feb 7, 1949, Parkhurst Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio; Reg'r.: H. D. Whitehead; Reg'd.: 2-8-49; Funeral Dir.: F. Leo Groff (Copy of Certificate of Death sent to me by Anglie Sherman, June 3, 2003.
    Death Notice: "David F. Ames, 86, Dies at Son's Home - Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Frey funeral home, Sandusky, for David Franklin Ames, lifelong resident of Sandusky county, who died Friday at 6:45 p.m. Mr. Ames who made his home with a son, Franklin, of White's Landing, had been ill only a short time. The Rev. H. E. Pheiffer will officate and interment will be in Parkhurst cemetery. Friends may view the body at the mortuary after 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Surviving are three sons, Franklin, White's Landing, Karl. Vickery and Roy, Detroit, Mich.; a brother, John, Travis City, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frazee, Tampa, Fla. and Mrs. Lina Swanson, Pontiac, Mich.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren." (from the Fremont News Messenger, Feb 5 1949, pg. 2 col. 1, copy sent to me by Angie Sherman, June 3, 2003)
  • Burial*: 7 February 1949; Parkhurst Cemetery, Clyde, Ohio, U.S.A.; Per Death Certificate
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp, Ontario; Age 9 at 1871 Census: see David Ames
  • Immigration*: 1879; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1879 per 1930 Census. Parents and family moved to Michigan. Did David go with them??? He would be only 15 so it is likely he did.1
  • Census: 23 June 1880; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; David Franklin is not on the Bruce Twp. 1880 Census. He would be only 17 years old.
  • Census: 8 June 1900; Marine City, Saint Clair Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; List of names: Ames, David ?, Head; Beulah, wife; Roy, son; Carol, son
    Note: No other info is included with these names but this note is written across the page beside them: This family away, have not been able to find anyone to give the information.1
  • Occupation*: 23 January 1920; Townsend Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Printer - per 1920 Census.1
  • Census: 23 January 1920; Townsend Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Age 56 at 1920 Census: Ames, David, 56, b. NY, parents b. NY, Printer, married; Mary, 36, b. Ohio, parents b. Eng. & Ohio, married; ?? (m), 28, b. Michigan, parents b. NY & Ohio, printer, single; Franklin, ?5?, b. Ohio, parents b. NY & Ohio1
  • Occupation: 18 April 1930; Townsend Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Printer - Independent, per 1930 Census.1
  • Census: 18 April 1930; Townsend Twp., Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Age 66 at 1930 Census: Ames, David, 66, b. Cda., parents b. Irel. & NY, age 23 1st marriage, immig. 1879, Printer - Independent, married; Mary, 46, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio, age 22 1st marriage, married; Franklin, 15, b. Ohio, parents b. Cda. & Ohio1
  • Residence*: 2 May 1943; White's Landing, U.S.A.; " ... Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maude Renwick of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Alice Alger of Drayton Plains; two sons, Grover of Pontiac and Homer of Romeo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frazeeand Mrs. Deborah Swanson, both of Pontiac and two brothers, David of White's Landing, O. and John of Travers City. ... " from Death Notice of George Henry Ames (brother)
  • Residence: 2 May 1943; Whites Landing, Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; National Mapping Info (USGS: Whites Landing is on the far norh-east corner of Sandusky County, partly in Sandusky and partly in Erie Co.
  • Residence: 15 December 1946; Townsend Twp., White's Landing, Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; David F. Ames' wife Mary Carson died at home. See her Death Notice.
  • Occupation: before 4 February 1949; Townsend Twp., Sandusly Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Painter & Decorator - Occupation per Death Certificate.

Family 1: Beulah McFarland b. c 1862

  • Marriage*: 1885; Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1885 per 1930 Census; age 23 at 1st marriage.; Principal=Beulah McFarland1

Family 2: Mary Carson b. 22 Jun 1883, d. 15 Dec 1946

  • Marriage*: 4 June 1913; Sandusky Co., Ohio, U.S.A.; Marriage Certificate: (No. 3719. Marrige License Application, Probate Court Sandusky County, Ohio) To the Honorable Judge of the Probate Court of said County: In the Matter of David F. Ames and Mary Carson; the undersigned respectfully makes application for a Marriage License for said parties, and upon oath states: that said David F. Ames is 48 years of age, on the 12 day of Sep 1912, hi sresidence is Clyde, Ohio his place of birth is Canada, his occupation is Painter, his father's name si David Ames, and his mother's maiden name is Louisa King, that he was - previously married and that he has no wife living. That said Mary Carson is 29 years of age on the 22 day June 1912, her residence is Townsend Twp., in said Sandusky County, Ohio, her place of birth is Venice, Ohio, her occupation is Music Teacher, her father's name is Henry Carson, her mother's maiden name was Phebe Beatty, that she was not previously married and is not a widow or divorced woman .... The State of Ohio, Sandusky County, ss. David F. Ames and Mary Carson being duly sworn says that the statements in the foregoing Application are true as they verily believe. Sworn to before me and signed in my presence this 4th day of June, 1913. John Coourd, Probate Judge, by Nell Ochs, Deputy Clerk. ... Marriage Certificate. No. 3719. The State of Ohio, Sandusky County, ss. I do Hereby Certify Tath on the 4 day of June A. D. 1913 I solemnized the Marriage of Mr. David F. Ames with Miss Mary Carson - C. C. Carr, Justice of the Peace. Filed and Recorded June 5, 1913, John Coorod, Probate Judge (A copy of the Marriage Certificate was sent to me by Angie Sherman, June 3, 2003.)
    Note: Each occurance of the year in this Marriage Certificate shows the origianl of 1902 or 1903 with a pen stroke through the 0 that apparently changes the year to 1911 and 1913. They were using old documents and making do with them.; Principal=Mary Carson1

Citations

  1. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  2. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.

Henrietta Almina "Nettie" Ames1,2

F, #813, b. 5 August 1865
  • Birth*: 5 August 1865; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date Aug 5 1865 per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history. Date 1866 & location Cda. per 1910 & 1920 Census.2
  • Marriage*: 1883; Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1883 per 1910 Census - 27 years married.; Principal=Edward Albertson2
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 6 at 1871 Census: see David Ames3
  • Immigration*: 1878; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Immigrated 1878 per 1910 Census.2
  • Census: 23 June 1880; Bruce Twp., Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 13 at 1880 Census: see David H. Ames
  • Married Name: 1883; Albertson2
  • Census: 11 June 1900; Mancelona Twp., Antrim Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 33 at 1900 Census: see Edward Albertson2
  • Census: 20 April 1910; Central Lake Twp., Central Lake Village, Antrim Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 44 at 1910 Census: see Edward Albertson2
  • Census: 17 January 1920; Ward 4, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 54 at 1920 Census: see Edward Albertson2

Family: Edward Albertson b. 1861

  • Marriage*: 1883; Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1883 per 1910 Census - 27 years married.; Principal=Edward Albertson2

Citations

  1. Nettie A. per 1900 & 1910 & 1920 Census. Middle name per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history.
  2. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Emma Gertrude Ames1

F, #814, b. 2 July 1868, d. 28 October 1881
  • Birth*: 2 July 1868; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1869 & location Cda. per 1880 Census. Date Jul 2 1868 per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history.2
  • Death*: 28 October 1881; Cherry Valley, Lake Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Date Oct 28 1881 & location Cherry Valley, Lake Co., MI per email from Marina Yeager, Oct 19, 2006.3
  • Burial*: 30 October 1881; Cherry Valley Cemetery, Cherry Valley, Lake Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; per email from Marina Yeager, Oct 19, 2006.3
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1871 Census: see David Ames
  • Immigration*: after March 1878; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Family moved to Michigan
  • Census: 23 June 1880; Bruce Twp., Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 10 at 1880 Census: see David H. Ames
  • Census: 26 June 1880; Akron Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 11 at 1880 Census: see David Ames2

Citations

  1. Middle name per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history.
  2. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  3. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.

Mary Elmeda Ames

F, #815, b. 30 August 1870
  • Birth*: 30 August 1870; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Aug 30 1870 per Mildred (King) Beitzel's family history. Date 1872 & location Cda. Eng. per 1920 Census. Date Aug 1870 & location Cda. per 1900 Census. Date 1872 & location Cda. per 1930 Census.1
  • Marriage*: 1 April 1888; Nirvana, Lake Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Date Apr 1 1888 & location Nirvana, Lake Co., MI per email from Marina Yeager, Oct 19, 2006.; Principal=John T. Frazee2
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp, Ontario; Age 8 months at 1871 Census: see David Ames3
  • Immigration*: 1877; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Immigartion 1877 per 1930 Census.1
  • Census: 23 June 1880; Bruce Twp., Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 8 at 1880 Census: see David H. Ames
  • Census: 26 June 1880; Akron Twp., Tuscola Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 9 at 1880 Census: see David Ames1
  • Married Name: 1 April 1888; Frazee2
  • Census: 19 June 1900; Central Lake Twp., Central Lake Village, Antrim Co., Michigan, U.S.A; Age 29 at 1900 Census: see John T. Frazee1
  • Census: 21 January 1920; Pontiac Twp., Pontiac City, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 48 at 1920 Census: see John T. Frazee1
  • Census: 8 April 1930; Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 58 at 1930 Census: see John T. Frazee1
  • Residence*: 2 May 1943; Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; " ... Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maude Renwick of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Alice Alger of Drayton Plains; two sons, Grover of Pontiac and Homer of Romeo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frazeeand Mrs. Deborah Swanson, both of Pontiac and two brothers, David of White's Landing, O. and John of Travers City. ... " from Death Notice of George Henry Ames (brother)
  • Residence: 4 February 1949; Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; Residence per Death Notice of her brother, David Franklin Ames in Ohio.

Family: John T. Frazee b. 28 Oct 1865, d. 23 May 1936

  • Marriage*: 1 April 1888; Nirvana, Lake Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Date Apr 1 1888 & location Nirvana, Lake Co., MI per email from Marina Yeager, Oct 19, 2006.; Principal=John T. Frazee2

Citations

  1. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  2. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 8 months.

Mary Ellen "Ella" Aldrich1

F, #816, b. August 1857, d. 1923
  • Birth*: August 1857; Macomb County, Michigan, U.S.A; Date per 1900 Census
  • Marriage*: 24 September 1879; Washington, Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 2624; Date: Sept. 24, 1879; Location: Washington; Groom: George H. Ames; Residence: Romeo; Age: 22; Born: Ontario; Occupation: farmer; Bride: Mary Ellen Aldrich; Residence: Washington; Age: 22; Born Michigan; Performed by: John A. Young, Minister of the Gospel; Witnesses: H. J. Eaton, Romeo & Alma Eaton, Romeo; Recorded: Sept. 25, 1879; Principal=George Henry Ames
  • Divorce*: 16 May 1904; Circuit Court, St. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage of George H. Ames and Mary Ames is dissolved. (Per copies of court documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner from Michigan); Principal=George Henry Ames
  • Divorce*: 16 May 1904; Circuit Court, Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage of George H. Ames and Mary Ames is dissolved. (Per copies of court documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner from Michigan)
  • Marriage*: 18 December 1905; Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 4556; Date: Dec. 18, 1905; Groom: Charles Ketchum; Age: 46; Residence: Three Rivers, Michigan; Born: New York; Occupation: farmer; Father: Joshua Ketchum; Mother: Clarisse B. Wright; Times Previously Married: one; Bride: Ella (Aldrich) Ames; Age: 48; Residence: Romeo, Michigan; Born: Kalamazoo, Michigan; Occupation: at home; Father: Samuel Aldrich; Mother: Debora B?amater?; Times Previously Married: one; Place: Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan; Performed By: Geo. W. Phillips, Justice of the Peace; Witnesses: Linda B. Phillips & Robie L. Phillips both of Romeo;; Principal=Charles Ketchum
  • Divorce: 24 June 1909; Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Divorce proceedings; Charles Ketchu(e)m and Ella Ketchum (Per copies of legal documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner of Michigan); Principal=Charles Ketchum
  • Marriage: 15 September 1909; Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008697: Groom: George Henry Ames; Age: 52; Res.: Frederick, Michigan; Status: bachelor; Occ.: railroadman; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: David Ames & Mary Louisa King; Bride: Mary Ellen Ketchum; Age: 52; Res.: Romeo, Michigan; Status: Divorced; Res.: Meth.; Parents: Samuel Aldrich & Deborah Bannister; Wit.: M. F. ?Tolinie?, Windsor & Maria Pringle, Windsor; Date: Sep 15 1909; Place: Windsor, Essex Co., Ont.; Performed by: J. C. ?Tolinie?, Windsor; Reg'r.: Stephen ?Trusted?, Windsor (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008697-1909, ancestry.com)
    Note: This marriage confirms the suggestion made earlier that George Henry Ames eventually remarried his first wife, Mary Ellen Aldrich. It looks like they did it in Windsor after she was divorced. Not he shows "B" as his status which we know not to be true - he was divorced as well.; Principal=George Henry Ames2
  • Death*: 1923; Bloomfield, Michigan, U.S.A.
  • Note*: after August 1857; Hi Dan, Great story and I have seen Ella in records before. I assume you got the divorce records from Ann in Mt. Clemens. I hadn't heard about the divorce,
    but I'm from Washington Twp. myself, so I collect what I find from there.
    Another Ames: Deaths of Early Macomb County Settlers recorded in Leeson's
    History of Macomb Co., (1882) pp. 484-85.
    Same source: Samuel Aldrich, P.O. Davis, son of Peter Aldrich, was born
    April 12, 1812, in Ontario NY. He came to Michigan in June, 1830 and settled
    in Armada, where he remained twelve years. He was married , March 1, 1836 to
    Deborah Bannister; they became the parents of eight children- Peter, married
    Lucinda Johnson, of Ray; Armada married Charles Curtis, and afterward Samuel
    Reed; Alma, Mrs. W. H. Eaton of Washington; John, married Llydia Bannister,
    resides in Washington; Jamces Z. married Dora Loomis, resides in Armada;
    Ella, Mrs. GEORGE AMES, of Armada; Alden, resides in Ray. Mr. Aldrich had
    always been a Democrat; he is a pioneer of Ray Township, and owns 160 acres
    of land, which he acquired by hard labor, economy and perseverance. His
    first wife died September 5, 1870, and he was married again in 1872 to Mrs.
    Sarah Rawlings, a native of Monroe County, N.Y.; they are members of the
    Christian Church.
  • Married Name: 24 September 1879; Ames
  • Census*: 15 June 1880; Armada, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 21 at 1880 Census: see George H. Ames
  • Census: 18 June 1900; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 42 at 1900 Census: see George Henry Ames
  • Married Name: 18 December 1905; Ketchum
  • Residence*: 15 September 1909; Romeo, Michigan, U.S.A.; Residence per marriage reg'n. - 2nd marr. to first husband George Henry Ames.3
  • Census: 7 May 1910; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 52 at 1910 Census: see George Henry Ames
  • Census: June 1920; Pontiac, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 62 at 1920 Census: see George Henry Ames

Family 1: George Henry Ames b. 30 Aug 1857, d. 2 May 1943

  • Marriage*: 24 September 1879; Washington, Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 2624; Date: Sept. 24, 1879; Location: Washington; Groom: George H. Ames; Residence: Romeo; Age: 22; Born: Ontario; Occupation: farmer; Bride: Mary Ellen Aldrich; Residence: Washington; Age: 22; Born Michigan; Performed by: John A. Young, Minister of the Gospel; Witnesses: H. J. Eaton, Romeo & Alma Eaton, Romeo; Recorded: Sept. 25, 1879; Principal=George Henry Ames
  • Divorce*: 16 May 1904; Circuit Court, St. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage of George H. Ames and Mary Ames is dissolved. (Per copies of court documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner from Michigan); Principal=George Henry Ames
  • Marriage: 15 September 1909; Windsor, Essex Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#008697: Groom: George Henry Ames; Age: 52; Res.: Frederick, Michigan; Status: bachelor; Occ.: railroadman; Rel.: Pres.; Parents: David Ames & Mary Louisa King; Bride: Mary Ellen Ketchum; Age: 52; Res.: Romeo, Michigan; Status: Divorced; Res.: Meth.; Parents: Samuel Aldrich & Deborah Bannister; Wit.: M. F. ?Tolinie?, Windsor & Maria Pringle, Windsor; Date: Sep 15 1909; Place: Windsor, Essex Co., Ont.; Performed by: J. C. ?Tolinie?, Windsor; Reg'r.: Stephen ?Trusted?, Windsor (Ontario Marriage Registration, #008697-1909, ancestry.com)
    Note: This marriage confirms the suggestion made earlier that George Henry Ames eventually remarried his first wife, Mary Ellen Aldrich. It looks like they did it in Windsor after she was divorced. Not he shows "B" as his status which we know not to be true - he was divorced as well.; Principal=George Henry Ames2

Family 2: Charles Ketchum b. 1859

  • Marriage*: 18 December 1905; Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage Record: Number: 4556; Date: Dec. 18, 1905; Groom: Charles Ketchum; Age: 46; Residence: Three Rivers, Michigan; Born: New York; Occupation: farmer; Father: Joshua Ketchum; Mother: Clarisse B. Wright; Times Previously Married: one; Bride: Ella (Aldrich) Ames; Age: 48; Residence: Romeo, Michigan; Born: Kalamazoo, Michigan; Occupation: at home; Father: Samuel Aldrich; Mother: Debora B?amater?; Times Previously Married: one; Place: Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan; Performed By: Geo. W. Phillips, Justice of the Peace; Witnesses: Linda B. Phillips & Robie L. Phillips both of Romeo;; Principal=Charles Ketchum
  • Divorce: 24 June 1909; Mt. Clemens, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Divorce proceedings; Charles Ketchu(e)m and Ella Ketchum (Per copies of legal documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner of Michigan); Principal=Charles Ketchum

Citations

  1. Surname per marriage record.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #008697-1909.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.

Grover C. Ames

M, #817, b. August 1884, d. 1 June 1955
  • Birth*: August 1884; MacComb, Michigan, U.S.A.; Date per 1900 Census
  • Marriage*: 21 June 1911; Rochester, Michigan, U.S.A.; Certified Copy of Record of marriage License, County of Oakland, State of Michigan; Grover C. Ames, 26, Rochester, Michigan; Birthplace: Macomb Co., Michigan; Parents: Leo Ames & Ella Aldrich; GRace C. Rice, 22, Rochester, Michigan; Birthplace: Lapeer, Michigan; Parents: William E. Rice & Alice Nelley; Place: Rocheste, Michigan, Oakland Co., Michigan; Date: 21 June, 1911" sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001; Principal=Grace G. Rice
  • Death*: 1 June 1955; Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; "Death Notices: Ames, June 1, 1955, Grover C., 1560 Woodward Ave., age 70; beloved husband of Mrs. Grace Ames; dear foster father of Fred Kutzen; dear brother of Mrs. Arthur Alger and Mrs. Maude Renwick and Homer Ames. Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 4th, at 1 p.m. from the Huntoon Funeral Home with Rev. Collycott and Capt. Gladys Vic officiating. Interment at Perry Mt. Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Huntoon Funeral Home." from
    ? , photocopy sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001
    Bloomfield Twp. is on the Lake Huron shore north of Port Huron and Flint.
  • Burial*: 4 June 1955; Perry Mt. Park Cemetery, Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; Per Death Notice
  • Census*: 18 June 1900; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 15 at 1900 Census: see George Henry Ames
  • Census: 25 April 1910; Avon Twp., Rochester, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 24 at 1910 Census: Ames, Grover C., 24, single, b. Michigan, Parents b. Michigan, agent with railroad, wage earner
  • Residence: June 1920; 41 Pine St., Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Per 1920 Census
  • Occupation*: June 1920; Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Telegraph Operator, per 1920 Census
  • Census: June 1920; Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 35 at 1920 Census: Ames, Grover C., 35, b. Michigan, Parents b. Canada & Michigan, home owned free, telegraph operator, Telegragh Office, wage earner; Grace G., 31, wife, b. Michigan, Parents b. Michigan
  • Census: 7 April 1930; Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 45 at 1930 Census: Ames, Grover C., 45, b. MI, parents b. Cda. & MI, telegraph operator - railroad, age 27 at marriage; Grace G., 41, b. MI, parents b. MI & Cda., age 23 at marriage (ancestry.com)
  • Residence*: 2 May 1943; Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; " ... Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maude Renwick of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Alice Alger of Drayton Plains; two sons, Grover of Pontiac and Homer of Romeo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frazeeand Mrs. Deborah Swanson, both of Pontiac and two brothers, David of White's Landing, O. and John of Travers City. ... " from Death Notice of George Henry Ames (father)
  • Residence: 1955; Polk's Pontiac City Directory, Pontiac, Oakland Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; "Ames Grover C (Grace G) h1560 Woodward av" frm Polk's Ponitac (Oakland County, Mich.) City Directory - 1955" photocopy of page. 11?, sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001
  • Residence: before 1 June 1955; b 1560 Woodward Ave., Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; Per Death Notice

Family: Grace G. Rice b. 1888, d. 12 Oct 1970

  • Marriage*: 21 June 1911; Rochester, Michigan, U.S.A.; Certified Copy of Record of marriage License, County of Oakland, State of Michigan; Grover C. Ames, 26, Rochester, Michigan; Birthplace: Macomb Co., Michigan; Parents: Leo Ames & Ella Aldrich; GRace C. Rice, 22, Rochester, Michigan; Birthplace: Lapeer, Michigan; Parents: William E. Rice & Alice Nelley; Place: Rocheste, Michigan, Oakland Co., Michigan; Date: 21 June, 1911" sent by Ann Faulkner, March 27, 2001; Principal=Grace G. Rice

Homer Ames

M, #818, b. October 1889, d. 15 December 1960
  • Birth*: October 1889; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Per 1900 Census
  • Death*: 15 December 1960; Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; "Ames, Homer; Date of Death: December 15, 1960; County of Death: Macomb" from Macomb County DataBaseDirect - Death Records
  • Census*: 18 June 1900; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 10 at 1900 Census: see George Henry Ames
  • Census: 7 May 1910; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 20 at 1910 Census: see George Henry Ames
  • Census: 16 June 1920; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 30 at 1920 Census: Ames, Homer, 30, single, hired man, b. Michigan, Parents b. Michigan, farm laborer, wage earner
  • Census: 1930; Bruce Twp., Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Age 39 at 1930 Census: Ames, Homer, 39, b. MI, Hired man (Index record of 1930 US Federal Census, Ancestry.com - no image available.)
  • Residence*: 2 May 1943; Romeo, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; " ... Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Maude Renwick of Ypsilanti and Mrs. Alice Alger of Drayton Plains; two sons, Grover of Pontiac and Homer of Romeo; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frazee and Mrs. Deborah Swanson, both of Pontiac and two brothers, David of White's Landing, O. and John of Travers City. ... " from Death Notice of George Henry Ames (father)
  • Residence: 1 June 1955; Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.A.; " ... beloved husband of Mrs. Grace Ames; dear foster father of Fred Kutzen; dear brother of Mrs. Arthur Alger and Mrs. Maude Renwick and Homer Ames. ... " from Death Notice of Grover C. Ames (brother)
  • Note*: 10 February 1960; Probate Court, Macomb Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Probate Court documents (copies) show that Homer Ames is 80 years old and is a ward of the State living at Martha T. Berry Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. "He is unable to comprehend or provide a clear statement of his resources." (Per copies of documents sent to me by Ann Faulkner of Michigan)