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 forty-three, in my attempt to catch up before the end of the year!
My great-great-great-great grandmother Ann Nancy Baker was born in 1792 in Co. Limerick, Ireland.
She married Philip St. John on May 7, 1811. They emigrated to New York and, shortly after arriving there, journeyed onward to settle permanently in Upper Canada. The family at the time of emigration consisted of two sons, James and George, and daughter, Eliza.
Once they were settled in Brock Township, several more children were born to the couple – Philip, William, Adam, Mary, Margaret, Phoebe, Jane and Julius. By 1851, all their children are grown and gone except for Julius (15). The 1861 census finds Philip (70) and Nancy A (69) living with Julius (24) and his wife Martha (26) and their son Philip (1).
Philip (80) and Ann (79) were still living with Julius (34) and his wife Martha (38) and their children Philip (10), Annie (8), Emma (3) and Martha (1) in the 1871 census. Philip passed away on December 13, 1874. He was followed by Ann on October 4, 1880. Ann’s cause of death was listed as old age. The were both buried in the St. John Cemetery in Sunderland, Ontario.