Leonard Soper

M, #8939, b. 29 November 1762, d. 1 March 1838
  • Birth*: 29 November 1762; Amenia, New York, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Kevin Handy, Mar 17, 2007.1
  • Marriage*: 1788; Port Hope, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Wife is Mary Marsh per GEDCOM of Bill French, Nov 25, 2004. IGI Record.; Principal=Mary Marsh1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1813; per GEDCOM of W C French, Mar 20 2007.; Principal=Mary Odell1
  • Death*: 1 March 1838; Conc 1 Lot 23, Port Hope, Northumberland Co., Ontario; IGI Record. Bowmanville per GEDCOM of Kevin Handy, Mar 17, 2007.2,1
  • Burial*: 3 March 1838; Soper Cemetery, Port Hope, Durham Co., Ontario; per GEDCOM of W C French, Mar 20 2007.1
  • Residence*: 1802; Hope Twp., Durham Co., Ontario; "Soper, Leonard, 1802-1808" (Hope Township Assessments, Ontario Registers CD)3

Family 1: Mary Marsh b. 1762, d. 14 Apr 1813

Family 2: Mary Odell b. 1791, d. a 1871

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  3. [S23] Unknown subject, Ontario Registers CD.

Jeremiah Marsh

M, #8940, b. 1767, d. 15 February 1816
  • Birth*: 1767; Amenia, New York, U.S.A.; IGI Record.
  • Death*: 15 February 1816; Dorset, Vermont, U.S.A.; Date Feb 15 1816 IGI Record.1
  • Residence*: 1792; Ontario; "Marsh, Jeremiah; M. District; Emigrant from the States, 1792, his parents here L. B. M. 200 acres" (The Old United Empire Loyalist List, Appendix B. - Ontario Registers CD)2
  • Residence: 1803; Dorset, Manchester Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; "1803: Deed. William S. Marsh of Dorset bought the rights to Sarah land from Jeremiah Marsh, "of Murray Township". At the time, Jeremiah was in Dorset." per "Record of William S. Marsh" sent to me by Wilson Brown, Jan 21, 2008.3
  • Note*: circa 1805; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Drew land in Murray Twp., Ontario" per GEDCOM of Bill French, Nov 25, 2004.4

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S23] Unknown subject, Ontario Registers CD.
  3. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  4. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Hannah Marsh

F, #8941, b. 28 March 1764, d. 29 January 1831
  • Birth*: 28 March 1764; Armenia, Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date Mar 28 1764 & location Armenia per GEDCOM of Joanne Blake, Nov. 30, 2004.1
  • Marriage*: 28 December 1785; Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Don & Jeanne Ross (djross@pastconnections.com) Dec 11 2015. IGI Record.; Principal=Asa Weller1,2
  • Death*: 29 January 1831; Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; IGI Record.
  • Burial*: 31 January 1831; Carrying Place Cemetery, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; per "Descendants of Asa Weller" sent to me via email by Linda Smith, Dec. 19, 2004.3
  • Married Name: 28 December 1785; Weller
  • Residence*: 28 June 1796; Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; OC Date: see William Marsh, Sr.4
  • Census*: 1803; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1803 Census: Hannah Weller, 40, see Asa Weller
  • Census: 1806; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1806 Census: Wife, 36 - see Asa Weller
  • Residence: 5 May 1815; Conc A Lot 4, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S 492) show that Asa & Hannah Weller sold all 172 acres of Lot 4, Conc A., Murray Twp. to Jacob Hendricks. ITS Date: May 5 1815. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., pages copied from OnLand.ca, Book 4 Lot 1 to 14, pg. 032 of 222, Conc A, Lot 4, copied by Dan, May 20 2021.)5

Family: Asa Weller b. 2 May 1761, d. 17 Mar 1825

  • Marriage*: 28 December 1785; Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Don & Jeanne Ross (djross@pastconnections.com) Dec 11 2015. IGI Record.; Principal=Asa Weller1,2

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  3. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  4. [S29] Loyalist Lists.
  5. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.

Asa Weller

M, #8942, b. 2 May 1761, d. 17 March 1825
  • Birth*: 2 May 1761; Dutchess Co., New York, U.S.A.; "Asa was only about three years old when his family moved from Dutchess County to Vermont . . . Asa's parents ran an inn in Manchester, Vermont." per "Descendants of Asa Weller" sent to me via email by Linda Smith, Dec. 19, 2004. IGI Record.1,2
  • Marriage*: 28 December 1785; Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Don & Jeanne Ross (djross@pastconnections.com) Dec 11 2015. IGI Record.; Principal=Hannah Marsh3,1
  • Death*: 17 March 1825; Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "There is a large stone slab over the grave of Asa Weller. The writing in illegible; however, a plaque in St. John's Church in Carrying Place has what was written on the cement slab: "'To the glory of God' In memory of Asa Weller Esq. First settler in the Carrying Place, Township of Murray, who died 17th March 1825, aged 63 years. Deeply deplored by his beloved wife Hannah and his dear children and friends. Trusting in the lord his strength to heaven, submissive bowed. Erected by his great granddaughter Frankie Proctor Gearing."[Marsh line.GED]" per "Descendants of Asa Weller" sent to me via email by Linda Smith, Dec. 19, 2004.
    IGI Record.2
  • Burial*: 19 March 1825; Carrying Place Cemetery, Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; FindaGrave: Name: Asa Weller; BIRTH: 2 May 1761, Manchester, Bennington County, Vermont, USA; DEATH: 17 Mar 1825 (aged 63), Ontario, Canada; BURIAL: Carrying Place Cemetery, Carrying Place, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; MEMORIAL ID: 30502823; Note: First white settler of Carrying Place, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario. He and his son William 1789-c1824 began one of Ontario's earliest stage lines. He also portaged vessels from the Bay of Quinte to Weller's Bay (named after Asa), was a tavern keeper and a Justice of the Peace. His obit. from the Canadian Magazine of April 1825 reads: "On the 17th ult., Asa Weller of the township of Murray, U.C." (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/30502823/asa-weller)(Source: Created by: John Rochon, Added: 11 Oct 2008, Find a Grave Memorial 30502823) per IGI Record.1,4
  • Residence: 1764; Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; "Asa was only about three years old when his family moved from Dutchess County to Vermont . . . Asa's parents ran an inn in Manchester, Vermont." per "Descendants of Asa Weller" sent to me via email by Linda Smith, Dec. 19, 2004.2
  • Residence: September 1783; Bennington Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; "September 1783. - .... Asa Weller ... " from "History of Bennington County, Vermont, page 352 (pg 360 of 600), Chapter XXI, History of the Town of Manchester, list showing pioneers of Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont, ancestry.ca.5
  • Residence: 1790; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "About this time, Asa Weller now puts in his appearance upon the Bay. Here is a man who will carve his name indelibly upon the landscape and the settlement with the enterprises he will create. His choice of location is at the Carrying Place, and he is the second person to settle on the Portage Trail, having only been preceded by Squire John R. Bleecker, who is now no longer there, but located across the water to the north-east. The unmistakable traces of the ancient portage are written across the Isthmus, trodden with the feet of generations of Indians moving in a north-easterly direction to the Bay or south-westerly to the Lake. Weller has picked Lot 1 on the northwest side of the old trail. No doubt much greater activity with the advent of more settlers will transpire along this route some day. Asa Weller has plans in his mind and he will now develop an innovation in travel that will be heralded as a great step in its progressive inventiveness. A method for the easy conveyance of vessels across the Isthmus has been thought of by him. He has to begin his settlement, like all other settlers, with a simple cabin at first this year. Weller has come from Manchester, Vermont, a descendant of the Palatine colonists of that region. His family is listed as being among those inhabitants in the County of Orange, New York Colony in 1702." from page 287 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1792; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "This Carrying Place Portage route, upon which Asa Weller has arrived just this previous two years and has located himself upon the northern side of the trail, is the most historic and fascinating crossroads in the Bay Kente region. This narrow isthmus of land connects the great Peninsula (Prince Edward) to the main land mass. Just immediately east of the geographically interesting Presqu'ile with its lengths of narrow land running out great distances into the fresh blue waterways, this neck of land creates a separation of the waters in Lake Ontario from the inner bay. Asa Weller's Bay, as the region on the western side will come to be known, is located in the outer Lake, the waters stilled by protecting necks of land giving harbour to vessels from the strong westerly winds. The inner eastern side creates the western end of the Bay Kenty. Thousands of dusky feet have carried their owners' canoes across this isthmus down through the centuries.
    The Indians thoroughly understand the principle of utilizing the magnificent water stretches in which the wilderness of land and water abound. Asa Weller is already noting the primitive mode of transportation of the white settlers past this very same travel route, and he ponders the problem of the craft of the white man being larger than the Indian and his baggage and transport much more abundant, making the carriage of these most tedious. He now, this year, will begin to devise a method of easier portage transport that will be unique anywhere upon the continent.
    The Indians have always travelled immense distances without maps, unerringly following the courses of their ancestors. There are consequently a great many "carrying places" in all directions; in fact, several are within range of the Peninsula. But the great historical association of the Carrying Place causes its renown to be continent-wide in these early days. Its geographical position seems to mark the Carrying Place as a very important point from the earliest date of settlement. Indeed, it is thought by some of the most prominent settlers that some day at this point there will arise a great city; the thought in the minds of many is that here at this location there should be made a settlement that some day will become the capitol of the new Province, with harbours facing both easterly and to the west. As yet many large centres of the future are not yet founded or, at present, are mere hamlets of log shanties." from page 306 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1793; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Asa Weller from Vermont settled along the old Indian portage route connecting the Bay of Quinte with what became known as Weller's Bay, off Lake Ontario. There were government plans to build a canal connecting the Bay of Quinte with Brighton Bay to the west, along Dead Creek and the wetlands. This area was known as the Canal Reserve. The 1812-14 War intervened." from History of South Murray Twp. by Margaret L. May, per Masonic Lodge archives, Dan Buchanan, August 1, 2018.7
  • Residence*: 1793; Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Asa was only about three years old when his family moved from Dutchess County to Vermont . . . Asa's parents ran an inn in Manchester, Vermont. Before starting his first trip to Canada in 1791, Asa Weller consulted with his father-in-law, Colonel Marsh, concerning the geography of that portion of the continent . . . Asa was probably accompanied by one of his brothers, Eliakim or Ebenezer . . . They returned to Manchester in the following year. Asa had business to settle and property to sell before emigrating with his family (in 1793). Asa started his boat portaging services shortly after he got settled in Carrying Place. He made it possible to transport bateaux from the Bay of Quinte to Weller's Bay, using his low slung four-wheeled wagon. Oxen were his source of power for the heavy loads." per "Descendants of Asa Weller" sent to me via email by Linda Smith, Dec. 19, 2004.2
  • Residence: 1793; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Meanwhile, other enterprising settlers are developing their own mercantile pursuits. Asa Weller's Portage Railway will be the business enterprise that becomes his main life's work. It will be improved in its facility of operation and its innovation heralds the arrival of easy travel from east to west. No longer will the canoes be carried and the batteaux rolled laboriously over on logs, as before. Now craft of a fair size will be borne upon the ox waggons, sometimes several oxen being used to move the procession along. Asa Weller's ingenious service has begun this summer. The idea of the Railway Portage has been in the back of his mind since the day when he picked Carrying Place as his settlement site. The wheels of the Portage waggon run upon a secure wooden road track constructed over the length of the Isthmus. The muds of spring and fall must not bog down the waggon. The carrying cart is reversible, with raised sides to brace a vessel's position, and once placed upon the track, can be pulled by lines in either direction, its' wheels following the wooden path of rails laid down by its' innovator. Tow-lines extend on either side, the number being used depending upon the size of the vessel. A driver works with the animals, directing them from the centre. Batteaux are now run once a week from King's Town, commencing in the summer of this year and carrying passengers and goods. The route is now via the Bay Kenty, thence over the Carrying Place Portage by Asa Weller's oxen trucks. From that point, it continues along the shore of the lake up to the new site of Fort York, the military centre further developed this year by Governor Simcoe. This will now become a regular service, facilitating easier travel for the Upper Colony. The Indians are amused at the white man not carrying their boats by hand, but they see that the new arrivals are using boats very much larger than theirs have been." from page 320 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1793; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The party is encamped for the winter at Buck's Point. A trip to York from the Front of Thurlow has been necessitated, taken in a batteau rented from Captain Meyers. To travel from the Bay de Quintie to the Lake, the vessel is conveyed over Asa Weller's newly-opened Portage Railway by being unloaded at the Bay side, leaving the luggage to be transported by separate ox-cart. The empty batteau is hauled upon the system of waggons pulled by more oxen across the narrow strip of Isthmus to Weller's Bay, following the ancient Indian trail of a mile and a half. Upon its arrival at the Lake side in the quiet sheltered waters of Weller's Bay, the batteau is relaunched and reloaded to proceed westward along the north shore of Lake Ontario."6
  • Residence: 1794; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Two Schenectady boats have been bought by the Government and are being used for official mail service in a network reaching from Montreal to Niagara. The mail is brought up by Government batteau to King's Town, and is carried further west by one Schenectady boat which leaves every Monday during the season of navigation and proceeds to the Presqu'ile de Quinte, being the Carrying Place, where it is met by the other Schenectady boat rendezvousing from York. Despatches and passengers are interchanged over the Isthmus, passing over the trail by Asa Weller's and Captain Young's homes. It is not necessary to transfer the mail boats across the neck of land, as each boat returns to its own base." from page 328 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1795; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Asa Weller is by this year an established innkeeper at the Carrying Place. His house is still of log construction, but is of a considerable size. His plans, as is expected, will include a larger house in the future; maybe even a separate building for his inn might be erected. The one Durham boat which passes now each week is hauled on the Portage Railway eastward or westward. All manner of craft pass this way, seeking his services. Weller has a wharf and frame storehouse at the westerly side of the Isthmus, at the so-named "Weller's Bay". Here, in the inner Presqu'Ile waters, there is a harbour also. The Durham boat, when water-borne, is also propelled by manpower as well as sail. These craft, being flat-bottomed, can be carried or rolled on logs with great facility over land where navigation is difficult or impossible. The rapids on the St. Lawrence River necessitate many "carrying places". The portage of these boats and others, together with their contents, as they pass up or down country, makes the Carrying Place one of the best known and busiest places on the Bay. Stores, taverns and repair shops are coming into existence along the portage trail. Men are required to help in the business of conveying the boats and their transport and these hired helpers are building their log cabins in the vicinity." from page 337 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1795; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "After his arrival, Asa Weller has married the daughter of Colonel William Marsh, one of the early Sidney pioneers. The Carrying Place Overland Railway will be a very profitable venture in the next few years, as well as rendering an excellent service towards furthering transportation in the Province. As yet, neither the Youngs nor the Wellers have enlarged their living quarters, but plans to do so will soon be considered. An inn here would be an excellent opportunity for business in the future, with a constant stream of travellers passing this way. For carrying each craft across the narrow Isthmus, the Wellers charge 20 shillings Halifax currency, or $4.00." from page 341 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 31 December 1798; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that Asa Weller obtained the Patent from the Crown for lot 1, Carrying Place Lots, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. ITS Date: Dec 31 1798. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Carrying Place Lots, Lot 01, Book 001, pg 021 of 377, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan Apr 24 2022)
    Note 1: The year might be read as 1799, but, if you blow it up on the computer screen, it begins to look much more like 1798, especially if you check down below to see other examples of 8 and 9.
    Note 2: These lots in the far south-eastern end of Murray Township are sometimes called Concession 1, but the land records record them as "Carrying Place Lots", referring not to the later village, but to the original Portage Road, or The Carrying Place, which was the traditional name for the crossing of the isthmus connecting Prince Edward County to the mainland. Therefore, in my records, they will be called Carrying Place Lots. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)8
  • Residence: 31 December 1798; Carrying Place Lot A, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that Asa Weller obtained the Patent from the Crown for lot A, Carrying Place Lots, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. ITS Date: Dec 31 1798. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Carrying Place Lots, Lot A, Book 001, pg 002 of 377, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan Apr 24 2022)
    Note: Lot A is a long and narrow lot, located immediately west of lot 1, at the north-eastern corner of Weller's Bay. It goes north to touch on the Dead Creek marsh area, although there was no land appropriate from this lot for the Murray Canal. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)8
  • Residence: 1799; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The North-West Fur Trading Company is now making use of Asa Weller's Portage Railway at the Carrying Place(1) to transport their large canoes piled high with bales of furs as they pass across the Isthmus on their way eastwards with their European-bound cargoes. With the opening of Yonge Street at York, facilitating an easier access to Lake Ontario from the north, the Baye Quintie is now considered as a desirable alternate route to braving the shoals, rocks and often heavy weather of the outer Lake. The transport canoes employed by the Company take their leave westward from Lachine each spring, each vying for the glory of the largest load and the speediest return. Their accustomed route is up to Lake Nipissing via the Ottawa River, the French River, and the many portages of the intervening chain of lakes, but now this more southerly route on the return trip will be chosen in the future. Upwards of fifty of these large, light but incredibly sturdy craft leave for the western fur trade routes each year." from page 371 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1801; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "By June of this year, Asa Danforth's party of road-builders has been toiling since early spring across the map of Upper Canada. By now, his road has been completed as far west as the settlement of Dundas, having passed the westerly end of Lake Ontario, and linking that great body of water from the one end to the other. Here has been accomplished a laborious and noble enterprise indeed, and that communication is now secured, of which the Colony is in most dire need, but, alas, this premature project will prove to be too great for this infant Colony to sustain in the following years. But, this year, travel upon the new road will be good, while it is yet in a state of excellent repair. The clergy reserves and lots with absentee land-owners, on land through which it passes, will take their toll all too soon, as the ensuing neglect causes the giant forest to quickly close in on this narrow thread that dares to cut through its own leafy avenues. All who pass through the country, by land or water, either to points easterly or westerly, know and use the Carrying Place and the establishment of Asa Weller. His portage service, running along the old aboriginal trail, which has also been the cross-roads of the Colonial military route, the way of the great fur-traders, and now also the path of the new Danforth Road, will have occasion to be used by all who pass this way. They are wont to bide at his inn-house, when their passing is near night-fall. The eastern end of the portage route lies not at the end of the Bay, but just short of it, due to its reedy bog shoreline." from page 375 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1802; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The traveller's route is changing more every year now to the north of the Bay. The route through the Carrying Place by water is now not used as extensively as previous years, as travellers come by land via the new Danforth Road through Prince Edward County or by way of Jabez Davis' new road from Kingston. Whichever way they choose, they arrive at Port Trent, where Squire Bleecker is now, more than ever, supplying guides, horses and ferry service over the Trent. A lessening of the use of the Portage Railway run by Asa Weller will be experienced at this period, as land bounding the Bay begins to be the common highway of foot or horse travellers. But transport of the settlers' goods and supplies will continue to be carried on upon the waters yet for many years. The timber rafts are proving very useful for merchants to carry goods to the lower markets. Aided by a square sail, the would-be craft is propelled along, holding up to 800 barrels of goods, being mainly flour, pork and potash, which are lashed tightly down to survive the rough ride." from page 376 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1802; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Newcomers are ever yet arriving. The Vandervoort family have emigrated from Albany as late Loyalists into the Bay Kentie area, and this year have made their landfall near White's Creek, a small river nearly midway between Port Trent and Thurlow. More numerous are the leading families swelling the settlement at the Carrying Place. John Murphy and Robert Wilkins are now residing there. Mr. Wilkins will later distinguish himself as a Parliamentary member and a Colonel in the Militia. Stephen Young, half-brother to Asa Weller, has arrived to join his family at the Carrying Place, and is immediately invited to join his brother in the profitable business of the Overland Railway Portage." from page 378 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1802; Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Stephen Young, half-brother to Asa Weller, has arrived to join his family at the Carrying Place, and is immediately invited to join his brother in the profitable business of the Overland Railway Portage." from page 378 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.
    Note: Asa Weller's brother, Eliakem Weller, was married to Elizabeth "Lucy" Young but I have no info re her family. To use this term "half-brother", would mean that their mother was also married to a Young??? May be just a mistake or speculation. This Young family is not clear at all. (Dan Buchanan, May 11 2022)6
  • Residence: 17 May 1802; Conc A Lot 4, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that Asa Weller obtained the Patent from the Crown for all 172 acres of lot 4, concession A, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. ITS Date: May 17 1802. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Conc A, Lot 4, Book 004, pg 032 of 222, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan May 20 2021)
    Note: This land is on the south side of Trenton, just east of Dufferin, down to the bay.8
  • Census*: 1803; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1803 Census: Asa Weller; age 45; Hannah, 40; Caty, 16; William, 14; Johnson, 12; Sally, 8; Anna, 5; ?(m), 1; Hannah, 3 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 25 June 1803; Carrying Place Lot 2, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Mortgage 29) show that Asa Weller took a mortgage from Lawrence Herkimer for 271 pounds, 3.5 1/2, re the west side of lot 2, Carrying Place Lots, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. ITS Date: Jun 25 1803. Reg'n. Date: Nov 11 1803. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Carrying Place Lots, Lot 02, Book 001, pg 027 of 377, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan Apr 24 2022)8
  • Residence: 25 June 1803; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Mortgage 29) show that Asa Weller took a mortgage from Lawrence Herkimer for 271 pounds, 3.5 1/2, re the west side of lot 1, Carrying Place Lots, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. ITS Date: Jun 25 1803. Reg'n. Date: Nov 11 1803. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Carrying Place Lots, Lot 01, Book 001, pg 021 of 377, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan Apr 24 2022)
    Note: Lawrence Herkimer and his brother Jacob were very active merchants out of Kingston and York. Among their investements as agents for the North West Company was the trading post in the north-eastern part of Lake Scugog where John Sharp was murdered, in May of 1804, resulting in the sailing of HMS Speedy. In fact, Lawrence's brother, Jacob, was onboard the Speedy and legal hassles would abound for Lawrence for decades after the loss. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)8
  • Census: 1804; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1804 Census: Asa Weller; 1 male 16 to 60; 3 males under 16; 4 females (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 1805; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The enterprises of Asa Weller are expanding this year. He has conceived the idea of starting a stage coach travelling line, which will travel by winter rails (skis) only, as the roads do not afford summer passage to wheeled vehicles as yet. The first initial stage will run but locally, until the line proves itself by effectively serving its customers and becoming a financially successful venture. French coureurs de bois will be used as drivers and custodians of the mail, as their ability in wilderness travel has been superior since the days of the earlier voyageurs." from page 386-387 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Note*: between December 1805 and March 1806; Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "This past winter of 1805-6, Weller's new stage line has run along sections of the Bay to Weller's Bay at the western end of the Portage. Passengers are making use of his service, an indication to him that he may successfully expand his lines in the future. The possibilities are very great for running lines to more distant points. An expansion would include the building of more coaches, and securing the services of wayside inns on the mid-route, as well as having a depot at the end of the trail." from page 392 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1806; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Progress moves on in the Bay, and is reflected in this year of 1806 in the advances made by the more prominent inhabitants. Asa Weller is considering the building of a good sturdy house of brick at the Carrying Place. He now already this year has placed his order with Captain Meyers for many loads of bricks, to be produced at the Sidney brickyard. Their production is as before, again being drawn by oxen to the water's edge and ferried over past the mountain at the Trent, across the top of the Bay to the Isthmus, then transported by Weller's teams to the proposed site of his new house. Already the stone foundation is being laid and the orders placed for the flooring, bricks, timbers and shingles. This house, of a size somewhat smaller than "Meyers' Castle", will require nearly three years to complete.
    The Weller House will be the first brick edifice at the Carrying Place. Rising at the same time as Captain Robert Young's home, they both are causing the community to begin to assume an appearance of grandeur. Weller has modelled his home on a simplified country styling. He will only build fireplaces downstairs, the mantels having the currently fashionable "sunburst" pattern, after the designs of Robert Adams, which are becoming more and more popular in Colonial larger homes. There will be an indoor bakeoven in the rear, and for summer use, an outdoor one also. The facade will have a simplified front door, but the attic boasts a "fan" window on either side, also becoming popular now - at least, so report the travellers who pass through. News and current styles come slowly to these inner regions. But Weller's house will stand out grandly on the Portage Trail to the eyes of the passers- through. The summer kitchen will be at the rear in a brick "lean-to", the roof of which will slant steeply down. The winter kitchen will be contained in the first storey. Every week, now, a fresh load of bricks and sawn lumber arrives from Captain Meyers' Mills and brickyard to be used for the construction." from page 392 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Census: 1806; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1806 Census: Asa Weller; Asa Weller, Esq., 42; Wife, 36; William, 17; Johnston, 15; Salley, 12; Hannah, 10; Anna, 6; Robert, 3; Benjamin & Asa, 1 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 1807; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The houses being built by the Weller and Young families at the Carrying Place are rising to pretentious proportions this year. A goodly number of workmen have been employed, and the activity bodes more prosperous days for the area. Both edifices are now complete from without, the finishing of woodwork and plastering but yet remaining. Bricks come steadily over by scow across the water from the Sidney brickworks, and rumble by ox-cart over the Portage Trail westward to the site of the erection. Weller's team meets the laden scow and they are transported by leather apron to the cart. Captain Robert Young has designed his house to accommodate the quarters for his servants in a unique way, by adding, in his plans, an extension on to the west side, which is only able to be reached by the basement passage that leads from the sunken Dutch kitchen and bakeoven below, as well as an outer exit door." from page 395 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Census: 1808; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1808 Census: Asa and Hannah Weller; 3 males 16 to 60; 3 males under 16; 4 females (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 31 December 1808; Conc 1 Lot 4, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S 178) show that Asa Weller sold all 200 acres of Conc 1, Lot 4, Murray Twp. to Lawrence Herchimer. ITS Date: Dec 31 1808. Reg'n. Date: Aug 17 1809. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Conc 1, Lot 4, Book 5, pg. 031 of 276, pg. 1, copied from OnLand.ca by Dan Aug 20 2021.)8
  • Residence: 1810; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The Tap House is being built on the south side of the Portage Trail, on property purchased from Captain Young, who has previously had a cabin on that site." from page 405 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1810; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The Tap House is being built on the south side of the Portage Trail, on property purchased from Captain Young, who has previously had a cabin on that site." from page 405 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1812; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "As the one thousand prisoners pass through the Isthmus, the merchants of Carrying Place are being kept taxed to the limit in the procurance of provisions for this tremendous influx of people. Asa Weller's facilities are being used to the utmost as are others along the route. The prisoners are put to work in carrying supplies as Asa Weller and his crews work feverishly to haul the prison-boats across into the Bay. The American prisoners have been treated with relative kindness by the Canadians. But the beauty of the scenery through which they are passing must cause them the more to covet this land they had come to conquer." from page 413 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1812; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The Governor has sent a Captain Robert Wilkins to procure supplies from the Quintie area, this being the closest and most productive region near to Kingston. The Niagara area will be the scene of the most of the conflict of the War, it is thought, and the farming land will finally become ravaged and neglected in that region. Captain Wilkins is setting up an Agency in the Upper Bay area, with Simon McNabb as purchasing agent, to buy surplus supplies from the settlers. Wilkins has also requested that Colonel Bell provide forty privates from the local Militia with an accompanying officer to convey supplies and provisions to Niagara on the King's batteaux. The Carrying Place is to be used as an assembly point and all provisions will be moved across the Isthmus by Weller's Land Ferry to the outer Lake (Presqu'Ile). The journey to Burlington takes three weeks. A great many provisions' carriage and transport of persons is expected, when the British troops arrive here." from page 412 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Residence: 1813; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Canoes and batteaux are extensively in use in the carriage of supplies and men from Quebec and Montreal to Kingston, York and points west. Asa Weller has decided this spring to build a blacksmith's shop on his land, to the west of his brick residence. The increase of horses in the Province since the advent of the War is demanding the services of yet another smithy in the locality of Carrying Place. The shoeing of his own extensive stock, both oxen and horses, will be done now at the new blacksmith's instead of hiring another smithy's services." from page 418 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Census: 1815; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1815 Census: Asa Weller; 2 males over 16; 3 males under 16; 2 female over 16; 1 female under 16 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 5 May 1815; Conc A Lot 4, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (B&S 492) show that Asa Weller & Hannah Weller sold all 172 acres of lot 4, concession A, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. to Jacob Hendricks. ITS Date: May 5 1815. Reg'n. Date: Aug 17 1816. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Conc A, Lot 4, Book 004, pg 032 of 222, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan May 20 2021)
    Note: This land is on the south side of Trenton, just east of Dufferin, down to the bay.8
  • Note: 1816; Murray Twp., Carrying Place, Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "In 1816 the first stage line in Upper Canada was inaugurated between Kingston and Bath by Samuel Purdy, of Bath, and in the following year he opened a line from Kingston to York. The roads were wretched, and the fare was eighteen dollars. Fourteen years later William Weller, a son of Asa, whose business of transporting the bateaux from one body of water to the other had brought him in contact with the travelling public and acquainted him with their needs, established a bi-weekly service between the Carrying Place and York, in connection with the steamer Sir James Kempt, which carried the passengers on to Prescott. The fare from York to Prescott was £2 10s. ($10). The stage left York at four o'clock in the morning, arriving at the Carrying Place the same evening." from page 314 of Pioneer Life Among the Loyalists in Upper Canada. HardPress Publishing. Kindle Edition.
    Note: This book, by W.S. Herrington, was first published in 1915, and reprinted in 1915 and 1924. This would be the earliest instance I have seen to this point of the confusion between the two William Wellers. I wonder where Mr. Herrington got the info. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)
  • Census: 1816; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1816 Census: Asa Weller; 1 males over 16; 3 males under 16; 1 female over 16 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Census: 1817; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1817 Census: Asa Weller; 1 males over 16; 3 males under 16; 2 females over 16; Total 6 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 1817; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The line to York will finally be taken over by his famous son, William Weller, who will become the stage coach king of Upper Canada, with four-horse coaches running cross-country, bright red vehicles with the King's Coat-of-Arms emblazoned on the sides - the most famous line of stages in Upper Canada. His lines will extend from Burlington and Dundas, at the western end of the Lake all the way east to Montreal, with branches to Niagara, up Yonge Street to Lake Simcoe, and on all available roads across the Province." from page 444 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.
    Note: This section is incorrect. The Stagecoach King was William Weller of Cobourg who was a distant cousin of Asa Weller, but was not his son. The William Weller who was the son of Asa Weller was born in 1789 and died in 1823. William Weller of Cobourg was born 1799 and died 1963. See the details of these individuals and connected families in www.treesbydan.com. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)
    Note: I have been trying to determine how and why this incorrect story re William Weller got started. This book was published in 1980 and the same info appears in 7th Town Ameliasburgh published in 1984. Was it written somewhere before that time? (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)6
  • Residence: 1817; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The line to York will finally be taken over by his famous son, William Weller, who will become the stage coach king of Upper Canada, with four-horse coaches running cross-country, bright red vehicles with the King's Coat-of-Arms emblazoned on the sides - the most famous line of stages in Upper Canada. His lines will extend from Burlington and Dundas, at the western end of the Lake all the way east to Montreal, with branches to Niagara, up Yonge Street to Lake Simcoe, and on all available roads across the Province." from page 444 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.
    Note: This section is incorrect. The Stagecoach King was William Weller of Cobourg who was a distant cousin of Asa Weller, but was not his son. The William Weller who was the son of Asa Weller was born in 1789 and died in 1823. William Weller of Cobourg was born 1799 and died 1963. See the details of these individuals and connected families in www.treesbydan.com. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)
    Note: I have been trying to determine how and why this incorrect story re William Weller got started. This book was published in 1980 and the same info appears in 7th Town Ameliasburgh published in 1984. Was it written somewhere before that time? (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)

    Note: It might also be noted that this mistake is elaborated even further on page 474 of the Hans Waltimeyer book under the heading of 1850s. This piece represents a collage of items related to both the Wellers at Carrying Place and the Wellers of Cobourg. William Weller of Cobourg married Mercy Wilcox of Canton, NY, but he had little to do with Asa Weller of Carrying Place. Stage coach lines in the 1820s were little better than Samuel Purdy's hay wagon in the 18-teens, but owners gradually became more serious about providing safer and more comfortable service. William Weller of Cobourg was know as the Stagecoach King precisely because he took this business in hand and made it work better - more profitable for the owner and more efficient for customers. He obtained contracts with the Royal Mail from the late 1820s through to the changes in the 1840s that saw the post service taken over by the provinces. While Asa Weller of Carrying Place may have run winter sleigh service in the first two decades of the 1800s, the service would have been local and limited in scope, none-the-less very useful for the community. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)6
  • Residence: 1817; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Asa Weller, who has the land ferry at the Carrying Place, and operating stages in the local area, has been licenced by the government to operate the first mail coach from Kingston to York, this year. His stages are already travelling the length of the Bay." from page 444 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.
    Note: This would be interesting. I would need to see the documentation for this. From everything I have seen so far, stage lines from Kingston to York did not begin until the 1830s, under the management of William Weller of Cobourg. (Dan Buchanan, May 10 2022)6
  • Census: 1818; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1818 Census: Asa Weller; 1 males over 16; 4 males under 16; 2 females over 16 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Census: 1819; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1819 Census: Asa Weller; 3 males over 16; 2 females over 16; 2 males under 16 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Residence: 1820; Carrying Place Lot 1, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "Asa Weller is hiring the services of a cabinetmaker, now residing in the area, to make some fine pieces of furniture for his home. This skilled carpenter is fashioning an English-styled sideboard in the now current "Empire" mode from figured maple obtained from a huge old maple tree cut down on the property. Weller's carpenter will be commissioned to next make a secretary with astragal doors. These pieces will grace his house, as is befitting to his position in the community." from page 455 of "Hans Waltimeyer" by Jane Bennett Goddard, UE, 1980.6
  • Census: 1820; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1820 Census: Asa Weller; 2 males over 16; 2 males under 16; 1 females over 16; Total 5 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Census: 1821; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1821 Census: Asa Weller; 2 males over 16; 1 males under 16; 1 females over 16; Total 4 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Census: 1822; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1822 Census: Asa Weller; 3 males over 16; 1 males under 16; 2 females over 16 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Census: 1825; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1825 Census: Asa Weller; 4 males over 16; 2 females over 16; Total 6 (Newcastle District Census & Assessment Records, Murray Twp.)9
  • Will: 9 February 1825; Carrying Place Lot A, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Will 1238) show that Asa Weller's Will granted property "as in Will set forth" in lot A, Carrying Place Lots, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. to his sons Robert, Benjamin and Asa Weller. ITS Date: Feb 9 1825. Reg'n. Date: Jun 20 1825. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Carrying Place Lots, Lot A, Book 001, pg 002 of 377, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan Apr 24 2022)8
  • Will*: 9 February 1825; Carrying Place Lot A, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; Land Registry Records (Will 1238) show that Asa Weller's Will granted 20 acres of the north-west side of lot A, Carrying Place Lots, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co. to his son Johnson Weller. ITS Date: Feb 9 1825. Reg'n. Date: Jun 20 1825. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Carrying Place Lots, Lot A, Book 001, pg 002 of 377, pg. 01, page copied from OnLand.ca, by Dan Apr 24 2022)8

Family: Hannah Marsh b. 28 Mar 1764, d. 29 Jan 1831

  • Marriage*: 28 December 1785; Manchester, Bennington Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Don & Jeanne Ross (djross@pastconnections.com) Dec 11 2015. IGI Record.; Principal=Hannah Marsh3,1

Citations

  1. [S19] IGI Record, online unknown url.
  2. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  5. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  6. [S109] U.E. Jane Bennett Goddard, Hans Waltimeyer.
  7. [S155] South Murray Township Research; unknown repository.
  8. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  9. [S196] Unknown author, Newcastle Census.

Gladys Fern Streeter1,2,3

F, #8948, b. 10 June 1918, d. 14 March 1987

  • Birth*: 10 June 1918; Kent Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Per Obit of mother Augusta. Date Jun 10 1918 & location Kent Co. MI per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.2
  • Marriage*: 24 August 1940; Sparta Twp., Kent Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Marriage License: No.: 332, 41 25362; Groom: Carl N. Goodfellow; Age: 23; Res.: R.R.,# 2, Sparta, MI; Occ.: farmer; Parents: Roy Goodfellow & Augusta Johnson; Previous Marr.: no; Bride: Gladys F. Streeter; Age: 22; Res.: R.R.# 1, Sparta, MI; Parents: Seth Streeter & Maude Combs; Previous Marr.: no; Wit.: Maxine Streeter, Sparta & Keith Goodfellow, Sparta; Date: Aug 24 1940; Place: Sparta, Kent Co., MI; Performed by: Gilbert R. Brown, Pastor, Mamelund Luth. Church (Michigan Marriage Records, 1926-1944, Kent Co., pg 6341 of 15776 on ancestry.ca - linked through tree of coveyscott March 7 2021.)


    Date Aug 24 1940 per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.; Principal=Carl N. Goodfellow2,4
  • Death*: 14 March 1987; Sparta Twp., Kent Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.2
  • Burial*: 17 March 1987; Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, Kent Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Memorial: (See Exhibit) GOODFELLOW; Carl N.; May 26, 1917; April 24, 2008; Gladys F.; June 10, 1918; March 14, 1987; Married; Aug 24; 1940 (Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, Kent Co., MI, image from FindaGrave, March 7 2021)
    FindaGrave: Name: Gladys Fern Streeter Goodfellow; BIRTH: 10 Jun 1918, Sparta, Kent County, Michigan, USA; DEATH: 14 Mar 1987 (aged 68), Sparta, Kent County, Michigan, USA; BURIAL: Greenwood Cemetery, Sparta, Kent County, Michigan, USA; MEMORIAL ID: 163753168 (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/163753168/gladys-fern-goodfellow)3,5
  • Married Name: 24 August 1940; Goodfellow

Family: Carl N. Goodfellow b. 26 May 1917, d. 24 Apr 2008

Citations

  1. Gladys Fern Streeter per FindaGrave. per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  4. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  5. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.

Katherine A. Witt1,2,3

F, #8949, b. 12 July 1923, d. 8 June 2009
  • Birth*: 12 July 1923; Reed City, Michigan, U.S.A.; Date 1923 & location Reed City, MI per marriage record. Per Obit of Augusta (Johnson) Goodfellow - mother-in-law. Date July 12 1923 & location Reed City, MI per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.2,3
  • Marriage*: 23 August 1947; Howell, Livingston Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Michigan Marriage Records: Name: Godron C. Goodfellow; Age: 22; Res. & Born: Sparta, MI; Parents: Roy Goodfellow & Augusta Johnson; Bride: Katherine A. Witt; Age: 24; Res.: Grand Rapids, MI; Born: Reed City, MI; Parents: William Witt & Julie Toner; Date of Marriage: Aug 23 1947; Place of Marriage: Howell, Livingston Co., MI; County File #: 89-527; State File #: 41 43065 (Michigan Marriage Regords, ancestry.ca)



    Date Aug 23 1947 & location Howell MI per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.; Principal=Gordon Clair Goodfellow2,3
  • Death*: 8 June 2009; per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.2
  • Residence*: 23 August 1947; Grand Rapids, Kent Co., Michigan, U.S.A.; Residence Grand Rapids per marriage Record.3
  • Married Name: 23 August 1947; Goodfellow

Family: Gordon Clair Goodfellow b. 28 May 1925, d. 22 Nov 2003

Citations

  1. Katherine A. Witt per marriage record. Katherine A. Witt per family tree of Roxiedc53 on ancestry.ca, March 6 2021.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Ellen Jane Herrington

F, #8955, b. 25 May 1851
  • Birth*: 25 May 1851; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Date May 25 1851 per 1901 Census. Per 1881 Census. Date 1844 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2
  • Marriage*: before 1877; Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Principal=Richard "Levi" Hayes
  • Census: 1852; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Canada West; Age 7 at 1851 Census: see Jeremiah Herrington
    Note: Not sure - dates don't match well in 1851 Census & others??? Seems right otherwise??2
  • Married Name: before 1877; Hayes
  • Census*: April 1881; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1881 Census: see Richard Levi Hayes3
  • Census: April 1891; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 38 at 1891 Census: see Richard Hayes4
  • Census: April 1901; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 49 at 1901 Census: see Richard Hayes5

Family: Richard "Levi" Hayes b. 12 Oct 1844

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 35.
  4. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 38.
  5. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 49.

George Everett Hayes1

M, #8956, b. 13 December 1878
  • Birth*: 13 December 1878; Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Per 1901 Census. Per 1881 Census
  • Baptism: 27 March 1879; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Hayes, George Everett; b. 13 Dec 1878, Hillier; Paretns: Richard & Hellen Jane, Hillier; Baptised: 27 Mar 1879, Hillier; W. Richardson (Baptisms, Methodist Church, Prince Edward Co., per Marilyn Adams Research Centre)
  • Marriage*: before June 1900; Ontario; Principal=Maud M. ?
  • Census*: April 1881; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1881 Census: see Richard Levi Hayes2
  • Census: April 1891; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1891 Census: see Richard Hayes3
  • Census: April 1901; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 22 at 1901 Census: see Richard Hayes4

Family: Maud M. ? b. 5 Sep 1880

Citations

  1. George E. per 1891 Census. Everett per 1881 Census.
  2. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 3.
  3. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 13.
  4. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 22.

Ellen Inez "Ella" Hamill1,2,3,4,5,6

F, #8957, b. 11 May 1864, d. 15 March 1949
  • Birth*: 11 May 1864; New York, U.S.A.; Date 1865 & location NY per 1910 US Fed Census. Date May 1864 & location "Cda. Fr." per 1900 US Fed Census. Date 1864 & location US per 1891 Census. Date r1864 & location "York State" per marriage reg'n. - Joseph L. Hayes. per marriage reg'n. of dau. Ruth M. Hayes & Everett McDonald.
    "Her mother was Ella Inez Hamill (b. 11 May 1864, d. 15 March 1949 in Jordan, New York)." per email from Patricia Knoblock, Oct 7 2021.2,3,5,6
  • Marriage*: 12 March 1884; Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#009909; Groom: J. L. Hayes; Age: 24; Res.: Consecon; Born: Hillier Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: butcher; Parents: Geo. & Susan Hayes; Bride: Ellen Hamlin; Age: 19; Res.: Wellers Bay; Born: York State; Status: spinster; Parents: Hermon & Eunice Hamlin; Wit.: Jennie Booth & Ellen Hayes, Consecon; Date: Mar 12 1884; Place: Consecon; Rel.: Meth & CE; Performed by: J.A. Jewell (Ontario Marriage Registration, #009909-1884, ancestry.ca); Principal=Joseph Lougheed Hayes7
  • Divorce*: circa 1898; Ontario; This couple divorced - not sure of the date, but it is clear that Ella went back to her parents' place in Jordan sometime in the late 1890s. The only documentation for the divorce that I have seen is a "D" in the status column in the 1900 US Fed Census. However, it certainly explains some of the details in the documents. (Dan Buchanan, Dec 22 2021); Principal=Joseph Lougheed Hayes
  • Death*: 15 March 1949; Jordan, Onondaga Co., New York, U.S.A.; "Her mother was Ella Inez Hamill (b. 11 May 1864, d. 15 March 1949 in Jordan, New York)." per email from Patricia Knoblock, Oct 7 2021.3
  • Immigration*: 1880; New York, U.S.A.; Immigration 1880 per 1900 US Fed Census.6
  • Married Name: 12 March 1884; Hayes
  • Census*: 8 May 1891; St. Patricks Ward, Toronto West, York Co., Ontario; Age 27 at 1891 Census: see Joseph L. Hayes5
  • Census: 5 June 1900; Elbridge Twp., Jordan, Onondaga Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 36 at 1900 US Fed Census: see Herman Hamill (father)6
  • Census: 1 June 1905; Main St., Jordan, Onondaga Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 41 at 1905 NY State Census: see Herman B. Hamill8
  • Census: 16 April 1910; South Main St., Jordan, Onondaga Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 45 at 1910 US Fed Census: see Eunice Hamill (mother)6

Family: Joseph Lougheed Hayes b. 8 Jan 1858, d. 3 Oct 1929

  • Marriage*: 12 March 1884; Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#009909; Groom: J. L. Hayes; Age: 24; Res.: Consecon; Born: Hillier Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: butcher; Parents: Geo. & Susan Hayes; Bride: Ellen Hamlin; Age: 19; Res.: Wellers Bay; Born: York State; Status: spinster; Parents: Hermon & Eunice Hamlin; Wit.: Jennie Booth & Ellen Hayes, Consecon; Date: Mar 12 1884; Place: Consecon; Rel.: Meth & CE; Performed by: J.A. Jewell (Ontario Marriage Registration, #009909-1884, ancestry.ca); Principal=Joseph Lougheed Hayes7
  • Divorce*: circa 1898; Ontario; This couple divorced - not sure of the date, but it is clear that Ella went back to her parents' place in Jordan sometime in the late 1890s. The only documentation for the divorce that I have seen is a "D" in the status column in the 1900 US Fed Census. However, it certainly explains some of the details in the documents. (Dan Buchanan, Dec 22 2021); Principal=Joseph Lougheed Hayes

Citations

  1. Her father is Herman Hamill per 1900 & 1905 & 1910 US Fed Census. Ella I. Hayes per 1900 US Fed Census. Ella Hayes per 1891 Census. Ellen Hamlin per her own marriage reg'n. - Joseph L. Hayes. Ellen I. Hamill per Birth Reg'n. of dau. Mary Ruth Hayes. Ella Hammil per marriage reg'n. of dau. Ruth M. Hayes & Everett McDonald. "Her mother was Ella Inez Hamill" per email from Patricia Knoblock, Oct 11 2021.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  3. [S33] Unknown author, "Email Message," e-mail to unknown recipient.
  4. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  7. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #009909-1884.
  8. [S172] 1905 NY State Census, online unknown url.

Mary Ruth Hayes1,2,3,4,5

F, #8958, b. 14 December 1884
  • Birth*: 14 December 1884; Hillier Twp., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Birth Reg'n.#030745: Name: Mary Ruth Hayes; Date: Dec 14 1884; Parents: Joseph L. Hayes & Ellen J. Hamill; Inf.: Joseph L. Hayes, butcher, Consecon; Reg'd.: Apr 1885; Phys.: T.H. Thornton; Reg'r.: Franklin Jones (Ontario Birth Registration, #030745-1884, ancestry.ca) Date Dec 14 1884 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1885 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1884 & location Consecon per marriage reg'n. - Everett McDonald.2,6,7,5
  • Marriage*: 26 December 1906; Ameliasburgh Twp., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#017003: Groom: Everett McDonald; Age: 29; Res. & Born: Hillier Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Alfred McDonald & Phoebe Searls; Bride: Ruth Hayes; Age: 22; Res. & Born: Consecon; Status: spinster; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Joseph Hayes & Ella Hammil?; Wit.: George German & Janet McDonald, Consecon; Performed by: Rev. Joseph M. Whyte; Reg'd.: Dec 26 1906 (Ontario Marriage Registration, #017003-1906, ancestry.ca); Principal=Everett Wilson McDonald8
  • Census: 8 May 1891; St. Patricks Ward, Toronto West, York Co., Ontario; Age 6 at 1891 Census: see Joseph Hayes5
  • Census*: April 1901; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 16 at 1901 Census: see Joseph Hayes9
  • Residence*: 26 December 1906; Ameliasburgh Twp., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Residence Conseocn per marriage reg'n. - Everett McDonald.2
  • Married Name: 26 December 1906; McDonald2
  • Census: 14 June 1921; Ameliasburgh Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1921 Census: see Everett McDonald4
  • Residence: 4 October 1929; Carrying Place, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of her father Joseph L. Hayes.10
  • Residence: 1940; R. R. # 3, Carrying Place, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; "117 McDonald, Everett, farmer, Carrying Place, RR. 3" & "118 McDonald, Mrs. Everett - Carrying Place, RR 3" & "119 McDonald, Bernard, farmer, Carrying Place, RR 3" & "120 McDonald, Mrs. Bernard - Carrying Place, RR 3" Canada Voters Lists, 1940, Prince Edward Co., Ameliasburgh, Carrying Place, pg. 7 of 132, ancestry.ca.11

Family: Everett Wilson McDonald b. 28 Nov 1877

  • Marriage*: 26 December 1906; Ameliasburgh Twp., Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#017003: Groom: Everett McDonald; Age: 29; Res. & Born: Hillier Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Alfred McDonald & Phoebe Searls; Bride: Ruth Hayes; Age: 22; Res. & Born: Consecon; Status: spinster; Rel.: Meth.; Parents: Joseph Hayes & Ella Hammil?; Wit.: George German & Janet McDonald, Consecon; Performed by: Rev. Joseph M. Whyte; Reg'd.: Dec 26 1906 (Ontario Marriage Registration, #017003-1906, ancestry.ca); Principal=Everett Wilson McDonald8

Citations

  1. Mary Ruth Hayes per Birth Reg'n. Ruth Hayes per marriage reg'n. - Everett McDonald. Mary Ruth per marriage reg'n. of Bernard Hayes McDonald & Edna Olive Simonds. M. Ruth MacDonald per 1921 Census. Mary R. Hayes per 1891 Census.
  2. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  3. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth).
  4. [S121] Unknown author, 1921 Census.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S4] Unknown author, Ontario Birth Registrations, Record Type: Microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Achives (birth), #030745-1884.
  8. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #017003-1906.
  9. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 16.
  10. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  11. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Maud M. ?

F, #8959, b. 5 September 1880
  • Birth*: 5 September 1880; Ontario; Per 1901 Census
  • Marriage*: before June 1900; Ontario; Principal=George Everett Hayes
  • Married Name: before June 1900; Hayes
  • Census*: April 1901; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1901 Census: see Richard Hayes (father-in-law)1

Family: George Everett Hayes b. 13 Dec 1878

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 20.

Beatrice Hayes

F, #8960, b. 12 March 1901
  • Birth*: 12 March 1901; Consecon, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Per 1901 Census
  • Census*: April 1901; Hillier Twp., Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 1 month at 1901 Census: see Richard Hayes (grandfather)1

Citations

  1. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 1 month.

Archelaus Southard

M, #8961, b. 1807
  • Birth*: 1807; U.S.A.; Date 1807 & location USA per 1871 Census. Date per Hubbsgen@aol.com email.1
  • Marriage*: before 1838; per marriage register of dau. Jane Hubs Southard & John Terrill.; Principal=Sarah Hubbs2
  • Census*: April 1871; Picton, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 64 at 1871 Census: Southard, Archealus, 64, b. USA, Eng., Quaker, farmer, married; Sarah, 62, b. Ont., Eng., Quaker, married; Phoebe, 22, b. Ont., Eng., Quaker, single; Kempney, Mary, 16, b. Ont., Eng., CE, servant, single (1871 Census: Picton, Prince Edward Co., dist. 59, sub-dist. 1, pg. 7, line 12 - ancestry.ca)1

Family: Sarah Hubbs b. 1809

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Sarah Hubbs

F, #8962, b. 1809
  • Birth*: 1809; Upper Canada; Date 1809 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date per Hubbsgen@aol.com email.1
  • Marriage*: before 1838; per marriage register of dau. Jane Hubs Southard & John Terrill.; Principal=Archelaus Southard2
  • Married Name: before 1838; Southard
  • Census*: April 1871; Picton, Prince Edward Co., Ontario; Age 62 at 1871 Census: see Archealus Southard1

Family: Archelaus Southard b. 1807

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Archibald Beith

M, #8963, b. before 1825
  • Birth*: before 1825; Per Hubbsgen@aol.com email.
  • Marriage*: before 1845; Principal=Mary Henderson

Family: Mary Henderson b. b 1825

Mary Henderson

F, #8964, b. before 1825
  • Birth*: before 1825; Per Hubbsgen@aol.com email.
  • Marriage*: before 1845; Principal=Archibald Beith
  • Married Name: before 1845; Beith

Family: Archibald Beith b. b 1825

Moses C. Walters

M, #8965, b. before 1822
  • Birth*: before 1822; Per Hubbsgen@aol.com email.
  • Marriage*: before 1842; Principal=Julia Ann Leavens

Family: Julia Ann Leavens b. b 1822

Julia Ann Leavens

F, #8966, b. before 1822
  • Birth*: before 1822; Per Hubbsgen@aol.com email.
  • Marriage*: before 1842; Principal=Moses C. Walters
  • Married Name: before 1842; Walters

Family: Moses C. Walters b. b 1822

Robert Brooks

M, #8967, b. 27 April 1822, d. 1910

  • Birth*: 27 April 1822; England; Date 1820 per Memorial. Date Apr 27 1822 & location England per 1901 Census. Location England per Death Reg'n. of son Robert Brooks.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: after 1845; Principal=Martha Varcoe
  • Death*: 1910; Date 1910 per Memorial.3
  • Burial*: 1910; Bible Christian Cemetery, Plainville, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In Memory of; Robert Brooks; 1820-1910; Martha Varcoe; Wife of Robert Brooks; 1819-1909; Their Dad; Sarah; 1862-1864 (Plainville Bible Christian Cemetery, Plainville, by Dan)3
  • Emigration*: 1844; Ontario; Per 1901 Census
  • Census: April 1891; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 69 at 1891 Census: Brooks, Robert, 69, b. England, parents b. England, Meth., farmer, married; Martha, 68, b. England, parents b. England, Meth., married4
  • Census*: April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 78 at 1901 Census: Brooks, Robert, 78, b. England Apr 27 1822, Emigrated 1844, English, married; Martha, 79, b. England ? 1821, married5

Family: Martha Varcoe b. 1821, d. 1909

Citations

  1. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 69.
  5. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 78.

Martha Varcoe

F, #8968, b. 1821, d. 1909

  • Birth*: 1821; England; Per 1901 Census. Per Burial
  • Marriage*: after 1845; Principal=Robert Brooks
  • Death*: 1909; Plainville, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Per Burial
  • Burial*: 1909; Bible Christian Cemetery, Plainville, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Inscription: In Memory of; Robert Brooks; 1820-1910; Martha Varcoe; Wife of Robert Brooks; 1819-1909; Their Dad; Sarah; 1862-1864
  • Married Name: after 1845; Brooks
  • Census: April 1891; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 68 at 1891 Census: see Robert Brooks, Sr.1
  • Census*: April 1901; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 79 at 1901 Census: see Robert Brooks, Sr.2

Family: Robert Brooks b. 27 Apr 1822, d. 1910

Citations

  1. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 68.
  2. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm, Age 79.