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62. Matthew4 MOORE; born circa 1826 at Ireland;[394] he may have married Margaret (--?--) (see #63);[395] he may have married Elisa (--?--).[396]

He and Elisa (--?--) appeared on the census of 1861 at Mulmur Twp., Dufferin Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Mathew (35) born Ireland, Elisa (38) born Ireland, and Ann (7) born Ontario were present, Baptist, living in 1-story log home.[397]

Children of Matthew4 Moore and Margaret (--?--) (see #63) were:

63. Margaret4 (--?--) may have married Matthew Moore (see #62).[395]



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    112. Randal5 WIXSON (child of Joseph, #224);[398],[399] born 7 Mar 1799 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[400],[401] married Annis Fenton (see #113), daughter of William Fenton and Sarah Lukens, 31 Aug 1826;[402] married Eliza Fuller 13 Nov 1859 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Randal was divorced, and Eliza was widow of Colin Degeer (another of Mackenzie's rebels);[403] he and Annis Fenton were divorced; after Mackenzie's Rebellion under a special dispensation allowed by the government;[404] died 17 Nov 1870 at age 71.[400]

    Randal joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his uncle Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[405] 26 Jan 1822, Randal chosen to be an elder with his uncle Joshua in the First Baptist Church of Pickering.[406] He lived circa 1824 at East Gwillimbury Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); on his petition for a land grant, Randal also declared he was a schoolmaster, and was born in the town of York. His petition, in which he stated he was "desirous to improve a location of the waste lands", was submitted 4 Aug 1824.[407] Randal received his grant of 100 acres in Brock Township in 1824: the southern half of Con. 5, lot 5. It appears that he never completed his settlement duties (e.g. road clearing).[408] Randal purchased land in Brock Twp. near the village of Sunderland, Con. 6, lot 9's East half in 1829. The West half was acquired by his father's colleague Cornelius Hummerfelt in 1834.[409] He lived at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); "after he moved there in the 1820's."[410] In 1832, he edited William Lyon Mackenzie's publication Colonial Advocate while Mackenzie was in England.[411] He was a newspaper man in 1833 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[412] He lived in 1837 at Con. 6, lot 9, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[413] He was imprisoned for his participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion, and sentenced to 14 years exile in Tasmania (then called Van Dieman's Land) on 18 Dec 1837 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[414] Randal made a petition 10 Apr 1838, explaining his involvement in the uprising was limited to notifying neighbours of its preliminary gatherings. He also discussed the meeting of 2nd December where William Lyon Mackenzie addressed a crowd in Stouffville, and spoke of the uprising in Lower Canada, and the threat to Upper Canada. It was said his participation in the actual revolt was limited as he had only one leg.[415] On 20 Jun 1839, Randal addressed a letter to his father Joseph of Pickering Twp., written while in Newgate Prison, London, England. The letter outlines the efforts made on his behalf in Parliament to effect his release, and Randal's concern that 'something is wrong at home' and he asks why his father does not send any replies. The letter is supposedly the last in a series and ends with Randal's impending release in July 1839; signed "Randal Wixson."[416] It is said that in England, while Randal awaited shipment to Tasmania in 1839, he was released by the British Government, and on condition of that release he agreed not to return to Canada, but accepted exile in the United States.[417],[416] Randal settled in Sanilac Co., Michigan, around 1840, as did almost all of his siblings over the next decade.[418],[419] Randal's land in Con. 6, lot 9 W½ was sold-off by Sheriff Jarvis in 1847 to pay for the court-awarded settlement to Leon Suttoff due to an unpaid debt of 56 Pounds. The land was sold to Malcolm Gillespie. Four years later, adjoining lot 9 E½ was sold by Randal's father Joseph, to Samuel Wixson.[420] Randal served in the 2nd Michigan Cavalry during the American Civil War.[418] He and Eliza Fuller appeared on the census of 1860 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Randal (61) was county clerk, and Louisa (45) and her children William J Degeer (19), Hugh Degeer (17), Caroline Degeer (13), Daniel Degeer (8), George E Degeer (6), Mary Ann Degeer (21) and her daughter Eliza Degeer (3) were present.

    [421]

    Children of Randal5 Wixson and Annis Fenton (see #113) were as follows:

    • 56. i. Samuel4 Wixson.

    • ii. Clarissa Wixson;[422],[422] born circa 1828 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[423],[424] married Richard Flewell.[425],[426]

      She and Richard Flewell appeared on the census of 1851 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Richard (40) was a farmer, and Clarisa (25), Mary Ann (14), William (12), Issabella (7), Thomas (6), Charles (3), and John (1) were present, also Clarissa's brother Robert Wixon (15).[427] She and Richard Flewell appeared on the census of 1881 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Richard (70) a farmer, appears with Clarrisa (51), Rachel (23), Robert (20) a farmer, Walter (15), and Annis Wickson (71).[428],[429]

    • iii. Lemuel Wixson;[430],[431],[430],[431] born circa 1831 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[432] married Eliza M. Wixson, daughter of Townsend Wixson and Hannah Lee, 4 Jul 1854 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Lemuel was 22, and Eliza was 17, both of Lexington Twp. and 1st cousins (their fathers were brothers). Witnesses were Seth and Dennis Wixson;[433],[434] died 15 Jul 1862 at Farmington, Mississippi, United States of America.[435],[436]

      He was also known as Lemiel WIXSON.[437] He appeared on the census of 1851 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); in the home of Benjamin Wixson, Baptist farmer (32), and Lemuel's 1st cousin once removed. The family lived in a 1½-story frame house.[438] He and Eliza M. Wixson appeared on the census of 1860 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Lemuel (27) was a farmer, Eliza (26), Clarissa (4), Randal (2), Rosalinda (1), and labourer David Pugsley (20), and Lemuel's brother Robert (25) also a farmer.[439] "Wixson, Lemuel, Lexington. Enlisted in company D, Tenth Infantry, Dec. 28, 1861, at Lexington, for 3 years, age 30. Mustered Feb. 06, 1862. Died of disease at Farmington, Mississippi, July 15, 1862. Buried in National Cemetery in Corinth, Mississippi. Grave no. 2585. Original place of interment, Farmington, Mississippi."[436],[440]

    • iv. Denis Wixson;[441],[441] born circa 1832;[442] married Sarah Kemp;[443] died of wounds received at Alatoona during the American Civil War 10 Aug 1864 at Georgia, United States of America.[444]

      He appeared on the census of 1860 at Marion Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Denis (25) was a farmer, and Sarah (21) and Richard (4 mos) were present.[445] Dennis and Sarah had 2 sons who went west and "were lost". Their names were Melvin (b.c. 1860) and Elmer (b.c. 1862).[446],[447] He began military service on 27 Aug 1862 at Detroit, Michigan, United States of America, with 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery "I", during the American Civil War.[448] Denis was wounded 17 June 1864 at Allatoona, Georgia.[448] "On the 17th. of June, the Battery was again engaged at Lost Mountain, with a loss of two severely wounded [inc. Denis Wixon]. Taking position on an elevation near Marietta, on the 21st., they remained there during nearly all of the operations around Kenesaw Mountain."[449]

    • v. Robert Wixson;[450],[450] born circa 1834.[451]

      He appeared on the census of 1851 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Robert Wixon (15) lived with his sister's family: Richard Flewell (40) was a farmer, and Clarisa (25), Mary Ann (14), William (12), Issabella (7), Thomas (6), Charles (3), and John (1) were present.[427] He appeared on the census of 1860 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Robert (25) was a farmer, and lived with his brother's family: Lemuel (27), Eliza (26), Clarissa (4), Randal (2), Rosalinda (1), and labourer David Pugsley (20).[439] Likely a member of 2nd Michigan Cavalry, Company "K", whose enlist was completed 2 Oct 1861, and he appears to have been "discharged with the rank of corporal", when that division mustered out 17 Aug 1865.

      [452] Went to the American Civil War and never came back, nor was he heard from.[446],[453]

    113. Annis5 FENTON (child of William, #226);[454],[455] born 15 Mar 1810 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[456],[457] baptized 6 Apr 1859 at St. Joseph's Church, Beaverton, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where "Ann Mary" of East Gwillimbury, baptised as an adult, "This person renounced heresy & was rec'd into the church..", on 6 April 1859. Daughter of Wm. FENTON, b. England, and Sarah LUKENS, b. U.States, witnessed by R-- (illegible), Mrs. Cullen;[458],[459],[460] married Randal Wixson (see #112), son of Joseph Wixson Sr. and Deborah Townsend, 31 Aug 1826;[402] she and Randal Wixson were divorced; after Mackenzie's Rebellion under a special dispensation allowed by the government;[404] died 28 Dec 1884 at age 74;[461],[462],[463] buried 30 Dec 1884 at Friend's Burying Ground, Quaker Hill, Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[464],[465]

    On 18 Dec 1839, Randal was charged with treason for his part in the rebellion staged in Richmond Hill and around York town.[466] Randal wrote from Newgate Prison, England in June, 1839, "I have mostly written two or three letters per week ever since I was in Newgate and get none except a package from Robert containing a letter from Uncle Joshua, one from Elder Marsh & also, I got one from Annis." He later settled in Michigan, and never returned to Canada.[467] She was possibly living in 1846 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[468] She appeared on the census of 1861 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Annis Wixson (Roman Catholic, married and not widowed, unable to read, 53) was recorded as a labourer (and it is assumed she is Samuel's mother), Samuel (Baptist, married,35), Esther (WM, married, 23), Clancy (prob. Clarissa) (7), Mary Ann (5), Daniel (i.e. John Daniel, 3) and Edward McDermot were present. It was recorded Esther gave birth in 1860, but the child may not have survived and was not present at census. The family lived in a one-story log home on 2 acres, and had a cow valued at $20.[469] She appeared on the census of 1871 at Uxbridge, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Annis Wickson (female) was aged 62, b. Ont., Anglican of English origin, then living with cabinet maker Edward Johnson (25).[470] She purchased 2 acres from Henry Glendinning on 15 Jul 1879 at Con 7., lot 10, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[471] She appeared on the census of 1881 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Annis Wickson (71) was in the home of son-in-law Richard Flewell (70), a farmer, with Annis' daughter Clarrisa (51), Rachel (23), Robert (20) a farmer, and Walter (15).[472],[473] It was recorded, "DIED, at the residence of Mr. Richard Flewell, Quaker Hill, on Sunday, December 28th, 1884, ANNIS WIXSON, aged 74 yrs. and 9 months. Friends of deceased will meet at her late residence at 1 o'clock, on Tuesday the 30th inst., and proceed to the Friend's Burying Ground, Quaker Hill."[474] On 12 Mar 1888, Esther Wiggins (nee. Rawson and Wixson) sold the 2-acre property in Con. 7 lot 10 back to Henry Glendinning, as Annis had passed away.[475] She is also known in research as Annie Fenton.[476] She was also known as Annas Fenton.[477]



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      114. John5 RAWSON; born between 1793 and 1796 at England;[478] married Esther Linton (see #115), daughter of Thomas Linton, 6 Feb 1830 at Egton, Co. Yorkshire, England.[479]

      He and Esther Linton emigrated circa 1831 to Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[480] He and Esther Linton may have lived in 1837 at lot 35, Con. 3, Scarborough Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[481] He and Esther Linton lived in 1850 at Con. 9, lot 20, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[482] He and Esther Linton appeared on the census of 1851 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where John (57) was an English born farmer, professing no religion, living in a 1½-story log home. Esther (47) born in England, Mary (20) born in Canada West, Elizabeth (18), Esther (16), John (14), Hannah (12), Sarah (11), Thomas L. (9), Wilson (6) and Ann (4) were present. They lived at Con. 9 lot 20 on 100 acres, and produced wheat, barley, oats, peas, potatoes and turnips; hay, wool, butter and maple sugar.[483] He and Esther Linton appeared on the census of 1861 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where John (64) was a Primitive Methodist, Esther (55), Hannah (21), Ann (14), Jane (8), Alpha? (2), John Jr. (23) and his wife Mary (18) were present.[484] A photo of John Rawson and an unknown nephew made around the 1860's still exists.[485]

      Children of John5 Rawson and Esther Linton (see #115) were as follows:

      • i. James4 Rawson;[486],[486] christened 21 Nov 1830 at Egton, Co. Yorkshire, England;[487] died before 1837.[488]

      • ii. Mary Rawson; born circa 1831 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[489]

      • iii. Charles Rawson;[490],[490] born circa 1832.[491]

      • iv. Elizabeth Rawson; born circa 1833 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[492]

      • v. John Rawson Jr; born circa 1837 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[493] married Mary (--?--).[494]

      • 57. vi. Esther Rawson.

      • vii. Hannah Rawson; born circa 1839 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[495]

      • viii. Sarah Rawson; born circa 1840 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[496]

      • ix. Thomas L. Rawson; born circa 1842 at Scarborough Twp., York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[497],[498] married Flora Bine 11 Oct 1870 at Carrick Twp., Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada; where Thomas (27) was a labourer of Carrick Twp., and Flora (20) was of Artemisia.[499]

      • x. Wilson Rawson; born circa 1845 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[500]

      • xi. Ann Rawson; born circa 1847 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[501] married Joseph Harrison 5 Oct 1867 at Ontario, Canada; where Anne "Rowson" was daughter of John Rowson and Esther "Lenton", b. Pickering, and Joseph Harrison of William Harrison and Susan Collins was b. King Twp.[502]

      • xii. Jane Ellen Rawson;[503],[503] born circa 1853 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[504],[505] married Duncan Kerr Jr. 29 Jun 1871 at Walkerton, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada; where Duncan (24) was a farmer, and both he and Jane (19) were of Carrick Twp. James Rawson was a witness.[506],[507]

        "was a feisty redhead, a tiny woman, a strong survivor, who adored her children and they her."[508] She and Duncan Kerr Jr. appeared on the census of 1881 at Carrick, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada; where Jane Ellen Kerr (29) lived with husband Duncan Kerr (34) farm labourer, and John (8), Archibald (6), Mary (4) and Lorne (2) were present.[509] Jane and Duncan had 12 children from 1873 to 1901. The family moved to Minnesota, USA after 1881. Their eldest son John was the grandfather of family researcher Jacqueline Remo.[510]

      • xiii. Alpha (?) Rawson;[511],[511] born circa 1859 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[512]

      115. Esther5 LINTON (child of Thomas, #230);[513] christened 4 May 1806 at Goathland, Co. Yorkshire, England;[514],[515],[516] married John Rawson (see #114) 6 Feb 1830 at Egton, Co. Yorkshire, England.[479]

      She and John Rawson emigrated circa 1831 to Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[480] She and John Rawson may have lived in 1837 at lot 35, Con. 3, Scarborough Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[481] She and John Rawson lived in 1850 at Con. 9, lot 20, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[482] She and John Rawson appeared on the census of 1851 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where John (57) was an English born farmer, professing no religion, living in a 1½-story log home. Esther (47) born in England, Mary (20) born in Canada West, Elizabeth (18), Esther (16), John (14), Hannah (12), Sarah (11), Thomas L. (9), Wilson (6) and Ann (4) were present. They lived at Con. 9 lot 20 on 100 acres, and produced wheat, barley, oats, peas, potatoes and turnips; hay, wool, butter and maple sugar.[483] She and John Rawson appeared on the census of 1861 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where John (64) was a Primitive Methodist, Esther (55), Hannah (21), Ann (14), Jane (8), Alpha? (2), John Jr. (23) and his wife Mary (18) were present.[484] She appeared on the census of 1881 at Carrick, Bruce Co., Ontario, Canada; where Esther (76) was widowed, born in England, Presbyterian, and living on her own.[517],[518]



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        116. Richard5 WILLITON (child of John, #232);[306],[306] baptized 1 Jan 1796 at Bodmin, Co. Cornwall, England;[519],[520],[521] married Mary Pill (see #117), daughter of Pearce Pill and Elizabeth Hill, 26 Dec 1820 at Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where both were of the parish of St. Gorran, and the marriage was announced through banns;[522],[523],[524] died aged 75 1871 at Treveor hamlet, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England;[525],[526] buried 7 Feb 1871 at Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England.[527],[528]

        He and Mary Pill appeared on the census of 1841 at Treveor hamlet, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Richard (45) was an agricultural labourer, Mary (51), Peter (14), Fanny (9), Richard (4), Mary (3), and Elizabeth Pill (80) Mary's mother, all born Co. Cornwall.[529] He and Mary Pill appeared on the census of 1851 at Treveor hamlet, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Richard (55) was an agricultural labourer born Bodmin, Mary (50), Richard (14) and Mary (11) all born Gorran.[530] He and Mary Pill appeared on the census of 1861 at Treveor hamlet, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Richard (64) was a farm labourer born Bodmin, Mary (60), Mary (23) a dressmaker, and Mary Ann (8) the granddaughter and scholar, born Gorran.[531]

        Children of Richard5 Williton and Mary Pill (see #117) all born at Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England, were as follows:

        • i. Grace4 Williton;[306],[306] born 6 Apr 1821;[532] baptized 4 Jul 1821 at Wesleyan, St. Austell, Co. Cornwall, England; where parents Richard (labourer) and Mary were of Gorran, by Oliver Henwood.[89],[533],[534]

        • ii. Elizabeth Williton;[306],[306] baptized 7 Apr 1823.[535],[536]

        • 58. iii. John Williton.

        • iv. Peter Williton;[537],[537] baptized 22 Apr 1827.[538]

        • v. Mary Ann Williton;[306],[306] baptized 26 Apr 1829;[535],[539] buried 27 Feb 1834 at Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England.[533]

        • vi. Fanny Williton;[306],[306] born 29 Apr 1832.[535],[540]

        • vii. Richard Williton;[306],[306] baptized 28 Aug 1836.[541]

        • viii. Grace Williton;[306],[306] baptized 11 Sep 1836.[89],[541]

        117. Mary5 PILL (child of Pearce, #234);[306],[306] born 19 Oct 1800 at St. Gorran parish, Co. Cornwall, England;[89] married Richard Williton (see #116), son of John Williton and Grace Rundell, 26 Dec 1820 at Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where both were of the parish of St. Gorran, and the marriage was announced through banns;[522],[523],[524] died aged 87 1888 at St. Austell DIstrict, Co. Cornwall, England;[542] buried 14 Feb 1888 at Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England, aged 87.[543]

        She and Richard Williton appeared on the census of 1841 at Treveor hamlet, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Richard (45) was an agricultural labourer, Mary (51), Peter (14), Fanny (9), Richard (4), Mary (3), and Elizabeth Pill (80) Mary's mother, all born Co. Cornwall.[529] She and Richard Williton appeared on the census of 1851 at Treveor hamlet, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Richard (55) was an agricultural labourer born Bodmin, Mary (50), Richard (14) and Mary (11) all born Gorran.[530] She and Richard Williton appeared on the census of 1861 at Treveor hamlet, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Richard (64) was a farm labourer born Bodmin, Mary (60), Mary (23) a dressmaker, and Mary Ann (8) the granddaughter and scholar, born Gorran.[531] She appeared on the census of 1871 at Gorran Haven, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Mary WIllington (70) was a widow, mother-in-law to Philip Grose (36) fisherman, who with Mary Grose (33) his wife, and Pheobe Grose (3) were present, all born Gorran.[544] She appeared on the census of 1881 at Gorran Haven, Gorran, Co. Cornwall, England; where Mary Wellington (80) was a labourer's widow, mother-in-law to Philip Grose (41) fisherman, who with Mary Grose (43), and Pheobe Pomeroy Grose (13), M. E. Grose (9) and Gertrude Grose (4) were present, all born Gorran.[545]



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          118. Charles5 KEELER (child of Robert, #236);[546],[547] born 16 Oct 1804 at Hockering, Co. Norfolk, England;[548],[549] baptized 18 Nov 1804 at Hockering, Co. Norfolk, England;[549] married Rebecca Frost (see #119), daughter of Thomas Frost and Rebecca Payne, 6 Oct 1826 at East Tuddenham, Co. Norfolk, England; where Charles was of Hockering Parish, and Rebecca was of East Tuddenham, by banns, in the presence of William Parker and Hannah Keeler;[550],[551],[552] died 11 Aug 1872 at Manilla, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 67;[553],[554],[555] buried at Bible Christian Church Cemetery, Manilla, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[556]

          He lived in 1826 at Hockering, Co. Norfolk, England.[557] He and Rebecca Frost emigrated circa 1836 to Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); Charles Keeler, his wife Rebecca and children, Hannah, Rebecca, Ann and Martha, all came to Canada as part of an "Assisted Immigration Scheme", sponsored in part by their church. (See documents in Keeler file.)

          Further, the Keeler family left England on May 6, 1836 on the ship "Eurus", bound for Montreal. On arrival in Montreal, they were given 'Landing Money' that was supposed to take them to their final destination. It appears that the money was sufficient only to get the family to Maitland, (just east of Kingston).[558],[559] "According to the Memoir of Rebecca Keeler, they spent the first 8 years of their Canadian life at Brogwelle [prob. Brockville], near Kingston. According to the "Memoirs", they then moved to the Township of Mariposa. I can find no record of where they lived (if they lived) in Mariposa. I know that they took possession of their farm at Lot 21, C. 6, on November 7, 1856. Their intervening years are as yet unaccounted for. Hugh McDonald of Sunderland, (another genealogist), said that Charles was a circuit rider out of Bowmanville, and used to ride a horse to Manilla every couple of weeks, and preach at that location. Again, I can find no proof of this. Charles and Rebecca had a total of 9 children, and are buried in the old Cemetery in Manilla, where their grave markers are in remarkably good shape."[560] He and Rebecca Frost may have lived in 1837 at Con. 9, lot 9, Markham Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as renters.[561],[562] In 1856, Charles Keeler and Rebecca Frost lived at Con. 6, lot 21, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada), having purchased the land on 7 Nov and arrived from elsewhere in Brock Twp. Lot 21 remained in the Keeler family until being subdivided in 1957.[563],[564],[565] He and Rebecca Frost appeared on the census of 1861 at Con. 6, lot 21, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Charles (58) was a farmer, Bible Christian, born England. Wife Rebecca (58), Charles (21), William (19), Mary Ann (17) and John (12) were present. The family lived in a 1½ story log home on 185 acres. 57 acres were cultivated in wheat, peas, oats, potatoes, turnips, hops and hay, 110 acres were wooded, and 18 acres was pasture. The farm also produced cloth, flannel, butter, beef, and pork.[566] He appeared on the census of 1871 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Charles (69) was a farmer, born in England, a Bible Christian and widower. Son Charles (31), his wife Sarah Ann (30), and their children Rebecca (7), Charles (5), Laughlin (4) and Alan Albert (9 mos.) were also present.[567]

          Children of Charles5 Keeler and Rebecca Frost (see #119) were as follows:

          • i. Hannah4 Keeler;[568],[568] born circa 1826 at Co. Norfolk, England;[569] baptized 4 Mar 1827 at Norwich, Co. Norfolk, England;[570] married Robert John Parkin;[571] died 20 Feb 1908 at Ontario, Canada, at age 80;[572] buried at Lakeside South Valentia Cemetery, Valentia, Ontario, Canada.[573]

          • ii. Rebecca Keeler;[568],[568] born circa 1828 at Co. Norfolk, England;[569] baptized 21 Jun 1829 at Hockering Parish, Co. Norfolk, England;[574] married John Edwards;[575] died 12 Jan 1926 at Ontario, Canada, at age 96;[576] buried at Necropolis Cemetery, Cannington, Durham Co., Ontario, Canada.[577]

          • iii. Ann Keeler;[568],[568] born circa 1830 at Co. Norfolk, England;[569] married George Gilson circa 1856;[578] died 28 Mar 1926 at Ontario, Canada;[579] buried at Salem Cemetery, Mariposa Twp., Victoria Co., Ontario, Canada.[580]

            Ann and George had three children, Hannah, George, and Mary Jane.[581]

          • 59. iv. Martha Keeler.

          • v. Harriet Keeler;[568],[568] born circa 1837;[582] married Edward Gilson 12 Apr 1859 at Victoria Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[578] died 1922;[582] buried at Eden Church Cemetery, Cambray, Ontario, Canada, Section: B Row: 21. "1842-1922."[583]

          • vi. Charles Keeler;[584],[584] born circa 1840 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[585] married Sarah Ann McFayden 10 Dec 1862;[586],[587] died 14 Jun 1930 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[588],[589]

            He and Sarah Ann McFayden appeared on the census of 1871 at Con. 6, lot 21, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada; where Charles (31), his wife Sarah Ann (30), and their children Rebecca (7), Charles (5), Laughlin (4) and Alan Albert (9 mos.) and his father Charles (69) were present.[590] On 11 Aug 1872, Charles Keeler lived at Con. 6, lot 21, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada, received through his father's estate.[591]

          • vii. William Keeler;[592],[592] born circa 1842 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[593] married Sarah Armstrong circa 1867;[594] died circa 1936;[595] buried circa 1936 at Cemetery, Manilla, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada.[596]

          • viii. Mary Ann Keeler;[592],[592] born circa 1844 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[593] married Carleton Moore;[578] buried at McNeil Cemetery, Layton, Ontario, Canada.[597]

            According to other information, Mary Anne and Carleton Moore had 3 children.[581]

          • ix. John Keeler;[592],[592] born circa 1849 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[593] married Avalina Brooks 23 Jul 1872 at Oshawa, Ontario, Canada;[578] died 13 Sep 1926.[582]

          119. Rebecca5 FROST (child of Thomas, #238);[598],[599] born 9 Dec 1804 at Co. Norfolk, England;[600],[601],[602],[603] baptized 10 Jan 1805 at Earlham St Mary and Bowthorpe, Earlham, Co. Norfolk, England;[604] married Charles Keeler (see #118), son of Robert Ives Keeler and Mary Bullock, 6 Oct 1826 at East Tuddenham, Co. Norfolk, England; where Charles was of Hockering Parish, and Rebecca was of East Tuddenham, by banns, in the presence of William Parker and Hannah Keeler;[550],[551],[552] died 30 Jun 1862 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada), at age 57;[605],[606] buried at Bible Christian Church Cemetery, Manilla, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada, "aged 58."[555]

          She lived in 1826 at East Tuddenham, Co. Norfolk, England.[557] She and Charles Keeler emigrated circa 1836 to Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); Charles Keeler, his wife Rebecca and children, Hannah, Rebecca, Ann and Martha, all came to Canada as part of an "Assisted Immigration Scheme", sponsored in part by their church. (See documents in Keeler file.)

          Further, the Keeler family left England on May 6, 1836 on the ship "Eurus", bound for Montreal. On arrival in Montreal, they were given 'Landing Money' that was supposed to take them to their final destination. It appears that the money was sufficient only to get the family to Maitland, (just east of Kingston).[558],[559] "According to the Memoir of Rebecca Keeler, they spent the first 8 years of their Canadian life at Brogwelle [prob. Brockville], near Kingston. According to the "Memoirs", they then moved to the Township of Mariposa. I can find no record of where they lived (if they lived) in Mariposa. I know that they took possession of their farm at Lot 21, C. 6, on November 7, 1856. Their intervening years are as yet unaccounted for. Hugh McDonald of Sunderland, (another genealogist), said that Charles was a circuit rider out of Bowmanville, and used to ride a horse to Manilla every couple of weeks, and preach at that location. Again, I can find no proof of this. Charles and Rebecca had a total of 9 children, and are buried in the old Cemetery in Manilla, where their grave markers are in remarkably good shape."[560] She and Charles Keeler may have lived in 1837 at Con. 9, lot 9, Markham Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as renters.[561],[562] In 1856, Rebecca Frost and Charles Keeler lived at Con. 6, lot 21, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada), having purchased the land on 7 Nov and arrived from elsewhere in Brock Twp. Lot 21 remained in the Keeler family until being subdivided in 1957.[563],[564],[565] She and Charles Keeler appeared on the census of 1861 at Con. 6, lot 21, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Charles (58) was a farmer, Bible Christian, born England. Wife Rebecca (58), Charles (21), William (19), Mary Ann (17) and John (12) were present. The family lived in a 1½ story log home on 185 acres. 57 acres were cultivated in wheat, peas, oats, potatoes, turnips, hops and hay, 110 acres were wooded, and 18 acres was pasture. The farm also produced cloth, flannel, butter, beef, and pork.[566]


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