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Seeking information in Ireland re Patton family, thought to be from Co Tyrone, maybe Omagh, maybe Clogher.
James Patton (b ca 1807, d 1895) came to Toronto Gore Tp, Peel Co, Ontario about 1837. Moved on to Proton Tp, Grey Co, near Dundalk by 1851. First wife thought to have died in sea crossing.
Children: Joseph (1833), Nathaniel (1836) and possibly Rachel (1834).
Mother was Ann Patton.
Second wife Margaret McArthur (also from Tyrone).
Children: William (1842), Ann (1844), Mary Elizabeth (1843) James (1847), John (1849), Eliza (1855). Joseph's daughter Rebecca married Robert Bell, Rachel Patton marrried John Bell. Another Patton daughter married John F Burrell of the Revere Hotel in Brampton.
Marian Pearson (email@example.com)
PEPPER / FRYER
I am searching for the PARENTS and siblings of George PEPPER, b. 1818 Wicklow Ireland, md 1841 to Eliza FRYER in Kent England.
Served in British army in India. They came to Canada in 1870.
Any info greatly appreciated. Please reply to:
French Huguenot forced to move to the Palatine region in the 1600s and eventually Yougal in Ireland.
They were resettled on improved lands in the Parish of Crohane in county Tipperary. Memorials go back
to 1790. To Ontario about 1830, Brampton then Fenelon Falls. Intermarried in Ireland and Canada with
Marie Perdue Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org
Am looking for info on William Perdue born 1798-1799,came from Tipperary to Ontario Canada had a son Joseph either born in Ireland or at sea.
Thank you Teresa Perdue
Looking for validation of the following story:
Christopher Ruckel was an Irish Protestant born about 1796 in Limerick. He is thought to have studied medicine at Oxford University in England until his twenty-ninth year and opened a free non-denominational school on returning to Limerick. He was distrusted by his Catholic neighbours who threatened the family, possibly causing two deaths. He sought protection for himself, his wife and children on board a British ship moored in the Shannon River. He arranged to sell up and flee to America. His connections in Ireland include Barbara (Runkel) Heck.
Christopher came to America and bought an 80-acre plot of land at Monclova, Ohio. Catherine and her children left Ireland on board the Anna-Maria that sailed from Limerick on 14th September and landed in New York 1st November 1848. Christopher joined them there and they went to live on their farm on the banks of the Maumee River at Monclova, Ohio on 3rd March 1849. They settled down farming their land and their family grew around them. They worked hard and they prospered.
Contact: Darlene Litteral , email@example.com.
RUMPFELD / RUMPFELT / RUMFELDT
Heinrich Rumpfeld Philadelphia Pa, 1734 9041 in Passenger and Immigration Lists index Volume 3 O-Z edited by P. William Filby with Mary K. Meyer; became a naturalized citizen of United States in 1741. Rumpfelt, Jacob arrived with Heinrich Rumpfelt in 1734 Passenger and Immigration Lists index as above. One of these is probably the grandfather of Isaac Rumfelt, born about 1809 married Nancy Stowe Bluford 11 Dec 1832 in Lemiss Township, Gaston County, North Carolina, U.S.A. I am trying to find out where Heinrich and Jacob came from, what ship they were on, if they were Palatinates from Ireland: and if one of them is the grandfather of Isaac Rumfelt.
Sandra Rumfeldt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am searching for information in Ireland for Daniel Scully. He married a Bridget (Bridgid) Connolly and had a son John James Scully born 1861 (my Great grandfather) who immigrated to Austalia, but I do not have a date and donít know if he immigrated with his parents Daniel and Bridget
ARTHUR SEWELL was born about 1804-5 in County Armagh, Ireland. According to his cemetery stone
Arthur was a native of County Monaghan, Ireland. He died 22 Dec. 1884, Artemesia Township, Grey
County, ON and is buried in Ebenezer United Church Cemetery, Artemesia Township, Grey County. He
married in Ireland Ann SEWELL, (Nancy), who was born about 1805, County Cavan, Ireland. She died 28
March 1894 at about the age of 89. I have been told that Ann (Nancy) Sewell was Arthur's first cousin.
Arthur and Ann emigrated to Canada about July, 1849 with seven children., had three more and moved
to Artemesia by 1856. The children were Robert, Sarah, Jane Ann, Alice, George, Rachel, Eliza, James
Henry, Arthur, and William.
Would like to find the marriage of Arthur and Ann SEWELL in Ireland if possible and also their dates and places of birth/baptism and the date of immigration to Toronto.
Kathy Baker, email@example.com
Ancestor William Shannon came to Canada in 1828 from County Monaghan (I believe) and settled in
Augusta Township, Grenville County. Wife Jane Elizabeth, either Grier or Henry. I have had little success
in going backward from 1828, nor finding proof of how he and his wife traveled here, and which port
they arrived through.
Ron Shannon firstname.lastname@example.org
SKULLY / SCULLY / SMITH / BURRIS / DUNN
According to John Skullyís death certificate, his parents, Patrick Skully and Mary
Burrows were born in Ireland. This could be hearsay or the truth.
In 1845 St Marks register, Prescott Johnís baptism confirms his parentage as Patrick Scully and Mary Burris. Sponsors: Bridget Scully and Patrick Fox.
In the 1851 census John aged 8 is living with James and Catherine Dunn and listed as adopted however in the 1861 census he is listed as a servant.
In 1865 John married Elizabeth Smith d/o Patrick Smith and Mary Brady of Shanly, Ont.
Whether Johnís parents married in Ireland or Canada is unknown. We have no information of their death.
Also unknown is whether John had any siblings. The 1851 census shows an Eliza Scully aged 11 adopted by Ezra Odell but we have been unable to make any connection to John.
In the Leeds & Grenville News & View Vol. 10 No. 6 June 1984 at Ogdensburg, Margarette Skully married William Mason both of Edwardsburgh, but again we have found no connection.
We seek any information on Skully/Scully, Smith, Burris or Dunn families, particularly family rumours of an adopted boy by the name of John.
I am interested in finding more about the Robert Smyth family of Tullyvallen (there are six adjacent townlands of this name), Newtownhamilton Parish, County Armagh. Wife is Mary, as per will of 1864 and church records of Tullyvallen Reformed Presbyterian Church. Both are buried in the cemetery but none of their children were baptized there. They had one son John (my gr grandfather) and six daughters, Elizabeth (Hagan); Mary (Trimble); Agnes (Donaldson); Margaret (Trolton, Coulton, Coulter); Iain, aka Annie, (Martin)
and Isabella (Rawn).
Where did the sisters disappear too? Robert died 1865 in Tullyvallen, age 85.
Can anyone help me?
Inez Fenton email@example.com
SMYTH / MAGEE / MCKEE
Thomas Cooper SMYTH (c.1804-1889), born Belfast or Down or Antrim, taught
school in Down/Antrim/Belfast 1828-1854 and in Ontario 1855-1872, married
Isabella MAGEE (Presbyterian daughter of Alexander MAGEE and Ann MCKEE of
Carrickneveagh Townland, Boardmills, Down) in the Dromore Church of Ireland
Cathedral in 1843, had four children, Jane, 1844, William John, 1846,
Margaret, 1848 & Thomas Henry, 1852), immigrated to Toronto, Ontario in
1854, taught in rural schools in Pickering and Uxbridge Townships, before
retiring to Toronto in 1872. He joined the Methodist Church in rural Ontario
while teaching there, before returning to his "Anglican" roots in Toronto
prior to his death in 1889.
While I have had some minor good fortune tracing the Magee/McKee line, I am interested in tracing Thomas Cooper SMYTH's parents and learning the family origin of his middle name (Cooper). So far, a good deal of research has produced nothing.
Ross Smyth firstname.lastname@example.org
SPROUL / SPROULE / JUNKIN
Sproule from Fermanagh. Usually Sproul.
People: Robert b. 1795 +/- 1 m. Margaret Junkin 1823, sailed 1823. Others think b. 1801.
John, b. 1809
Charles, b. 1815
Settled in Prince Edward County, ON about 1828 and then in Brock ( Cannington ) about 1836.
Appreciate any info re SPROUL/SPROULE, of Fermanagh prior to arrival in Prince Edward County, Ontario in 1824.
I am looking for more information about my great great grandfather Richard Stockdale.
The following is what I know, so far:
Richard was married to Eliza Heagan (sp?) and they lived near Moy in County Tyrone. She was born about 1821.
Her father was Daniel Heagan and her mother was Sarah Orr.
Eliza also had a brother Nathaniel Heagan, a sister Margaret and a sister Jane. Jane came to Canada and married John Wilson and she is supposed to be buried at Wist's cemetery near Campbellford. Nathaniel Heagen also came to Canada and is buried at Trenton. Daniel Heagen (Eliza's father) also came to Canada and is supposed to be buried at Amherst Island, near Kingston. I do not have verification of any of this.
Richard and Eliza had two sons, Richard (born Dec 12, 1844 in County Tyrone, but dates vary in different documents) and Nathaniel born about 1842. I do not know where or when Richard (Eliza's husband ) was born. He apparently immigrated to North America around 1851-3, to New York, but supposedly died before his wife and two sons arrived.
I do not know when he left Ireland for sure and when he died or where he is buried. Eliza and her two sons came to Canada in the 1850s. Eliza remarried a Samuel Cummings ( not sure if in Ireland or where) and they also had a daughter Sarah Jane Cummings.
Nathaniel and Richard used the name Cummings for a short while then changed their names back to Stockdale. Richard (born 1844) died in 1903 and is buried at Campbellford. He was my great grandfather.
I am particularly interested in finding out more about my great great grandparents, Richard and Eliza Stockdale and their Irish roots and immigration to Canada.
Any information about Eliza's family or marriage to Samuel Cummings would also assist in my search.
If you need any further information from me, please contact me.
Mary Stockdale Vernon [email@example.com]
THOMSON / BURNETT
Searching for any information on Jane Menzies Mitchell THOMSON, born 2 June 1891, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, daughter of Peter THOMSON and Mary McNELLIS (born Ireland). Jane married Alexander BURNETT.