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-eight, in my attempt to catch up before the end of the year!
My great-great-great-great grandmother was Agnes Doan. She was born on October 6, 1799, in Solebury, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Her parents were Mahlon and Rebecca (Hartley) Doan.
The family moved north to Upper Canada in 1808, ultimately settling in East Gwillimbury. They were Quakers and the Buckingham Monthly Meeting of Friends provided a certificate to the Yonge Street Monthly Meeting attesting to the family’s worth:
To the Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Yonge Street in Upper Canada
Mahlon Doan & Rebeckah his wife being about to remove and settle within the limits of your meeting have requested our Certificate in order to join in membership with you. They have been in a good degree orderly in their lives and conversation and diligent in attending our Religious meetings and on enquiry no other appears but they have settled their affairs to satisfaction Therefore we recommend them with their six minor children to wit (Anna, James Hartley, Agness, Johnathan, Rebeccah & Elizabeth Balderston) to your Christian care desiring their preservation in the truth and subscribe ourselves your friends. From the Monthly Meeting of Friends held at Buckingham, Bucks County, state of Pennsylvania the 4th day of the 4th month, 1808.
Agnes married Harrison Haight around 1817. They had several children including Melissa, Silas, Mahlon, Samuel, Joseph, Betsy, Sophronia and Susan. In 1834, the couple became one of the first families to settle in what eventually became Little Britain, Ontario.
Agnes passed away in September 1842.