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When in Quebec a few years back, we visited Athelstan. My grandmother had been born there and her mother’s family had lived there for years. We found the cemetery where my great-great-grandparents and my great-grandmother were buried. The Presbyterian church is quite striking. The cemetery is in behind it. The cemetery was small but quite […]

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Thomas Fee (ca1816-ca1897)

Thomas Fee was my ggg-grandfather. Family lore says that he emigrated to Canada, aged 20, about 1837 from Northern Ireland. He settled in Quebec. He married Charlotte Williams in 1844 and they had eight children. According to family records he died in Dewittville, QC on January 18, 1897. It is family tradition that Thomas ran […]

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My great-great grandmother Henrietta Salter was born to David and Maria (Knight) Salter on April 25, 1846 and baptized at Anglican Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal: Henrietta, daughter of David Salter of Montreal, Tinsmith, and of Maria Knight, his wife, was born on the twenty-fifth day of April, one thousand eight hundred and forty-six and […]

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It wasn’t until very recently that I discovered how fascinating the Salter branch of my family tree was. Until about a month ago, the Salters in my family tree started and ended with Henrietta Salter (married to John Fee). But then I found her father and grandfather – David and Richard Salter. This post highlights […]

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This is my great-great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Barker, wife of James St. John. She lived from 1847-1892 in Brock Township, Ontario.

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Photo taken in October 2006 in the St. John Cemetery near Brock Twp., Ontario. In memory of Philip St. John Died Dec. 13, 1874 Aged 83 Y’rs 9 Mo’s Imigrated from Co. Limerick Ireland A.D. 1817 In Memory of Ann, Wife of Philip St. John Died Oct. 5, 1880 AE. 88 Y’rs 2 M’s Native of […]

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Richard Salter was born around 1782. At this point, I am uncertain whether he was born in Canada or in England. In any event, by 1814 he was living in Montreal because on January 16 of that year, Richard Salter and Sarah Bohley were married: On the sixteenth of January, one thousand and eight hundred […]

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Edward Cornelius Coulman was born on March 11, 1883. His father is listed as Edward Pardo Coulman, a commercial traveller living at 39 Hope Street in Toronto. The doctor is listed as Dr. James McCullough.  In the 1891 census, Edward (8) is living in Toronto’s St. Stephen’s Ward with his father Edward (39), motehr Alice (35), […]

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Edward Pardoe Coulman was born on April 20, 1852 in Islington, county of Middlesex, England. His parents are listed as James Coulman (mason) and Marrianne Coulman (Pardoe). He  was christened on April 20, 1864 at St. Johns, Notting Hill, in Middlesex along with his brothers Charles and Henry Thomas. Edward (8) is listed in the […]

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According to records at FamilySearch.org, James Coulman was born on January 4, 1823 and baptised on May 24, 1832 at All Souls in Marylebone, Middlesex. His parents are listed as James and Maria Coulman. In the 1841 census, a James Coulman is listed as a 15 year old stone mason apprentice living with the Adkins […]

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