Amy Johnson Crow, on her blog No Story Too Small, has challenged her fellow bloggers to post 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. This is week twenty-nine.
My great-great-great grandmother Ann Kelly was born around 1821, likely in Ireland.
She married Baptist Johnson in 1846. And by the 1851 census Baptist (30) and Ann (30) are shown living in St. Laurent, Quebec with their children John (5), William (3), Jane (2) and Ann (1). Also with the family is an Isabelle Johnston (20). I expect she is also related to Baptist, perhaps his sister.
I have yet to find the family on the 1861 census but in 1871, Baptiste (50) and Ann (50) are home with their children John (24), William (22), Jane (21), Anny (19), Sara (17), Elizabeth (15) and Joseph (12) in St. Laurent, Quebec.
In 1881, Baptist (64) and Ann (60) are in St. Laurent, along with eldest son John (33) and his wife Alice (31). Also at home is youngest son Joseph (22).
Baptist died in 1883.
In 1891, Ann (70) is living with her youngest son Joseph (32) and his wife Jessie (27) and daughter Lillian (2). It appears there are also a couple of other unrelated people living with them – perhaps labourers? (The census record online is quite blurry and hard to read).
Ann (80) is still living with Joseph (42) and Jessie (37) in the 1901 census, along with their growing family. Lily (12) has been joined by Ida (9), Clifford (6), Gordon (2) and ‘Beby’ (6 mos). Looking at later census data suggests the baby’s name was Gerald.
Ann died in 1902:
Ann Kelly, widow of the late B. Johnson, of ??? Road, in the Parish of St. Laurent in the District of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec, died of congestion of the lungs on the twenty-eighth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and two and was buried on the thirtieth day of the same month and year in the presence of the undersigned witnesses
Thos. A Mitchell