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ANDERSON, William and Mary Thompson Anderson

William Anderson and Mary Thompson were both born and raised in County Down, Ireland. William was the son of Hugh and Elizabeth Anderson and she was the daughter of John David Thompson.  They married in 1841 in Killinchy, County Down, Ireland.  The 1840s in Ireland were years of suffering and deprivation – the Potato Famine was coming on with a vengeance. William Anderson (1813 – 1879) m. (1) Mary Thompson (1819-1866) and they had 9 children in all. Mary died at age 46 years in 1866....

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ANDERSON, Daniel Morse and Mary Jane Weldon

Horace Anderson and Annie Johnson Family Source:  On the occasion of the 175 Anniversary of Beachburg an excellent book was produced: “Beachburg – A Rich Heritage, 1835-2010.”  The ANDERSON family’s submission of text and photographs to this commemorative book is used here.Information provided by Alvin Anderson. Written by Grace Stephen. Numbers indicate generations. 1.Daniel Morse Anderson married Mary Jane Weldon from the Westmeath area in 1873. Daniel’s family...

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ADAMS, Samuel and Rachel Rose Adams

The Samuel Adams family fought and endured much hardship as Loyalists during the upheaval of the American Revolution, in battles waged against the British Crown in the 1770’s. Samuel Adams and his sons played their part. “In 1776, he was captured by Whigs for his loyalist sympathies and he and his sons were imprisoned. He escaped and fled North behind British lines in Quebec. Joining the King’s Army, he served during the Lake Champlain campaign in the autumn of 1776 and...

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ANDERSON, John O. and Margaret McIntyre McClelland

William Anderson (1797-1864),  had been born in Lower Canada of a family who had emigrated from Ireland and first settled on Allumette Island in western Quebec, across the Ottawa River from Westmeath Township. William was married to Margaret Orr (1819-1886) who was also from Ireland.  The family  would come across the Lower Allumette Lake at Westmeath to attend the Westmeath English Church (Anglican) services at St. Mary’s Church. This census shows that William and Margaret married in...

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ANDERSON, Peter Sr. and Elizabeth Duff Anderson

IZETT ANDERSON (1865-1932), with his brother PETER DUFF ANDERSON were the first  of  their family to come to Westmeath Township.  They were sons of  Immigrant Ancestor PETER ANDERSON (1826-1911), a native of the small town of Comrie in Perthshire, Scotland, and ELIZABETH DUFF  (1836-1911) of Burnstown, near Renfrew, Ontario.  Elizabeth Duff’s parents were IZETT DUFF  (1804-1884) and CATHERINE MCDERMID (1826-1907). Peter Sr. and his older brother John had come out from Scotland...

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