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 fifty, in my attempt to catch up before the end of the year!
My great-great-great-great grandfather was Richard Salter. I don’t have any information at this point about his parents or where he was born. My current belief is that he was born in England in approximately 1782 and came to Canada as part of the 49th Regiment around the time of the War of 1812.
He married Sarah Bohle on January 16, 1814 in Montreal’s Anglican Christ Church Cathedral. He was then a sergeant in the 49th Regiment. They were both of the age of majority.
I know of several children born to Richard and Sarah, including David (born 1815), Jane (born 1817), Rosanna (born 1819), William Richard (born 1821), Elizabeth (born 1823), Pricilla (born 1824), John (born 1825), Peter (born 1828), Frederick (born 1830), Richard (born 1832), Francis (born 1834) and Henry (born 1837).
Most of the baptism records for the children indicate that Richard was the Barrack Sergeant for the Montreal Garrison.
Richard died in 1847:
Richard Salter late barrack sergeant in the Garrison of Montreal died on the thirteenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and forty seven aged sixty five years and was buried on the sixteenth immediately following…