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 away from home and was the only member of this branch of the Fee family to leave Ireland.
I have found no records for Thomas in Ireland and have not located any sort of passenger or emigration record. At this point, I have found Thomas and family in the 1851 census, living in St. Malachie, Beauharnois County, Canada East. In 1861, they are still living in the same location. I have not found them in the 1871 cenus yet, but in 1881, they are living in Montreal. I am not positive that the record I have for a Thomas Fee in 1891 is the correct one. And I have yet to find death records for either Thomas or Charlotte.
I have been trying to find additional information on Thomas (and Charlotte) for years. It’s a slow process but I know that eventually I will be able to fill in at least some of the gaps – particularly the ones in Canada.