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8. Townsend6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 3 Jan 1801 at York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[121] baptized 10 Aug 1834 at First Baptist Church of Pickering, Whitchurch Twp., York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, by his uncle Joshua;[253] married Hannah Lee 18 Feb 1828;[170] died 8 Oct 1890 at age 89.[121]

Townsend purchased land in the North¼ on Pickering Con. 8, lot 18 in 1835.[254] He lived in 1837 at Con. 8, lot 18, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] Townsend was imprisoned for his part in the Upper Canada Rebellion from 15 Dec 1837 to 28 May 1838, when he was pardoned on security for good behaviour for a 3-year probabtion.[182] Around 1840, it is guessed, Townsend and his family returned to the U.S., first to Steuben Co. N.Y., home of his grandparents, and then to Sanilac Co., Michigan, possibly joining his Uncle John in 1847.[255] Townsend sold his land in lot 18, Con. 8 to his cousin Azor in 1846.[254] He and Hannah Lee appeared on the census of 1850 at Lexington, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Townsend (49) was a farmer, and Hannah (46), Joseph (15), Eliza (14), Deborah (12), Susan (9), Shepard (7), and Lujah Lee (78) were present.[256] As of June 1851, Townsend was recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. he had moved away from the community.[165]

Hannah LEE was born in 1804 at New York, United States of America.[169]

Children of Townsend6 Wixson and Hannah Lee were as follows:

  • i. Seth7 Wixson;[257],[257] born 1829 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[258],[259] died 20 Oct 1876 at Washington, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[258]

  • ii. Melvina Wixson;[260],[260] born 1831 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[261]

  • iii. Louisa Wixson;[260],[260] born 1833 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[261] married William Grawburg 7 Oct 1850 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[262]

    "My gggGrandfather married a Louisa Wixson... His name was William Grawburg, not Grawbury. They had children Henry, Malvina, Charles, Alonzo, Hannah, Mariah, George A. , Mary Catherine, Leonard L. , Eva, and Ann all born in South Dorchester township in Elgin County Ontario."[263]

  • 23. iv. Eliza M. Wixson, born circa 1834 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Lemuel Wixson; married John Borden.

  • v. Joseph Wixson;[260],[260] born 1835 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[261] married Martha Sanders 1848 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[264]

  • vi. Lidda Wixson;[260],[260] born 1837;[265] married William Dopp.[264],[266]

  • vii. Debora Wixson;[260],[260] born 1839 at British North America (Canada);[261] married William Stillwell.[264]

    "Deborah Wixson, daughter of Townsend L. Wixson and Hannah Lee, was the second wife of my 2nd gg-uncle, William Stillwell, who fought in the Civil War and was killed by his own cow on his farm in Minden following the war in 1872."[267]

  • viii. Susan Wixson;[260],[260] born 1841 at New York, United States of America;[261] married Thomas Gill.[264]

  • ix. Joseph Wixson;[268],[268] born circa 1842.[269]

  • x. Shepard Wixson;[260],[260] born 1843 at New York, United States of America;[261] married Gusta Frazier.[264]



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9. Mary6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 9 Nov 1802 at York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[121] married George Spencer 1818 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[270] died 19 Jul 1887 at Deckerville, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 84.[271]

Sometime around 1845, Mary and her family moved to Sanilac Co., Michigan.[272] She and George Spencer appeared on the census of 1850 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where George (52) a labourer, Mary (48), Joseph (27), George (18), Joshua (16), Mary (15), Alonzo (11), and James (8) were present.[273]

George SPENCER was born in 1799 at Vermont, United States of America.[274] He died in 1861 at Lexington, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[274]

Children of Mary6 Wixson and George Spencer were as follows:

  • i. Seth7 Spencer;[275],[275] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[276]

  • ii. Deborah Spencer;[277],[277] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[278]

  • iii. William Spencer;[277],[277] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[279]

  • iv. Randal Spencer;[277],[277] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[278]

  • v. Margaret Spencer;[280],[280] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[281]

  • vi. Eunice Spencer;[277],[277] born at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[278]

  • vii. Joseph Spencer;[282],[282] born circa 1823 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[283]

  • viii. George Spencer;[284],[284] born circa 1832 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[285]

  • ix. Joshua Spencer;[286],[286] born circa 1834 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[287]

  • x. Mary Spencer;[288],[288] born circa 1838 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[289]

  • xi. Alonzo Spencer;[290],[290] born circa 1839 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[291]

  • xii. James Spencer;[292],[292] born circa 1842 at Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[293]



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10. Sarah J.6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 24 Feb 1806;[121] married Webster Stevens at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[294],[295] died 18 Jun 1890 at age 84.[121]

6 Children are known, and some generations of descendants are recorded: Truman, Mary (Baker), Clarissa (Smith), Sarah (Peasley), Jane (Grice Papst), and Baker.[296],[297] She and Webster Stevens emigrated circa 1840 to Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[298]

Children of Sarah J.6 Wixson and Webster Stevens were as follows:

  • i. Truman7 Stevens;[299],[299] born circa 1823 at British North America (Canada).[300]

  • ii. Mary Stevens;[299],[299] born circa 1824 at British North America (Canada).[300]

  • iii. Clarissa Stevens;[299],[299] born 25 Mar 1828 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[300]

  • iv. Zametta Stevens;[299],[299] born 3 Jan 1831 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[300]

  • v. Webster Stevens;[299],[299] born circa 1833 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[300]

  • vi. Sarah Stevens;[299],[299] born circa 1835 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[300]

  • vii. Jane Stevens;[299],[299] born 6 Mar 1838 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[300]

  • viii. Wixson Stevens;[299],[299] born circa 1841 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[300]

  • ix. Orillia Stevens;[299],[299] born circa 1847 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[300]

  • x. Baker Stevens;[299],[299] born circa 1851 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[300]



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11. Jesse6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 18 May 1808;[121] married Rebecca Sorter 27 Feb 1828;[301] died 19 May 1897 at age 89.[121]

Around 1828-1829, Jesse was recorded as a member of 3rd Company, 2nd Regiment of East York Militia.[139] In 1834, Jesse bought part of Con. 8, lot 15.[302] He lived in 1837 at Con. 8, lot 15, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] Around 1838, Jesse and his family moved to New York state, selling his property to cousin Azor Wixson in 1846, and settling in Sanilac Co., Michigan thereafter.[303],[304] He and Rebecca Sorter appeared on the census of 1850 at Lexington Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Jesse (40) was a farmer, and Rebecca (41), Wilard (16), Mary (14), Loretta (12), Joseph (11), Jesse (8), George (6), Stillman (2), Emma (2 mos.) were present.[305] Jesse was a farmer and a Baptist preacher -- an exhorter of the "hard-shell" brand. He became blind at about the age of forty, and during the remainder of his long life he preached every Sunday at his home town of Davisville, Michigan. He was the Uncle Jesse of all his family, honoured and respected.[296] 12 children are known, and several generations of descendants are recorded for Henry, Saphronia, Alonzo, Willard, Mary, Loretta, Joseph Townsend, Jesse Jr., George S., Stillman L., Emma, and Elsie.[306]

Rebecca SORTER was born on 2 Nov 1809.[307] She died on 25 Dec 1900 at age 91.[307] It is not known if Jane Sorter (b.c.1819) was sister to Rebecca Sorter (b.c.1809), though their husbands were 1st cousins and living in Pickering Twp. and likely member of the same church at the same time.[308]

Children of Jesse6 Wixson and Rebecca Sorter were as follows:

  • i. Henry7 Wixson;[309],[309] born 30 Nov 1828.[310]

  • ii. Saphronia Wixson;[309],[309] born 15 Sep 1830.[310]

  • iii. Alonzo Wixson;[309],[309] born 26 Aug 1832.[310]

  • iv. Willard Wixson;[309],[311],[309],[311] born 17 Jun 1834 at British North America (Canada).[312],[313]

  • v. Mary Jane Wixson;[314],[309],[314],[309] born 12 May 1836 at British North America (Canada).[315],[312]

  • vi. Loretta Wixson;[309],[316],[309],[316] born 4 May 1838 at New York, United States of America.[312],[317]

  • vii. Joseph Townsend Wixson;[318],[309],[318],[309] born 29 May 1840 at New York, United States of America.[319],[312]

  • viii. Jesse Wixson;[309],[309] born 7 Mar 1842 at New York, United States of America.[312],[320]

  • ix. George Wixson;[321],[309],[321],[309] born 8 Jan 1844 at New York, United States of America.[322],[312]

  • x. Stillman Wixson;[323],[323] born circa 1848 at Michigan, United States of America.[324]

  • xi. Emma Wixson;[309],[325],[309],[325] born 12 Apr 1850 at Michigan, United States of America.[312],[326]

  • xii. Elsie Wixson;[309],[309] born 4 Apr 1852 at Michigan, United States of America.[312]



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12. Elizabeth6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 27 Jul 1810;[121] married William Stevens 8 Mar 1827 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); the ceremony performed by Rev. William Jenkins of Richmond Hill, witnessed by George Spencer and Randal Wixson;[301],[327] died 15 Mar 1868 at age 57.[121]

Elizabeth and William's children were George, Jeremiah, Seneca, Ralph, William, Electa, Deborah, and Sophia.[328] It appears William and Elizabeth settled in Sanilac Co. around 1844.[329] She and William Stevens appeared on the census of 1850 at Worth, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where William (57) was a farmer, and Elizabeth (42), George (19), Jeramiah (16), Senica (12), Ralph (10), William (8), Electa (5), and Deborah (2) were present.[330]

William STEVENS. William's parents were William Stevens and Anna of New York, U.S.A.[328]

Children of Elizabeth6 Wixson and William Stevens were as follows:

  • i. George7 Stevens;[331],[331] born circa 1831 at British North America (Canada).[332]

  • ii. Jeremiah Stevens;[333],[333] born circa 1834 at British North America (Canada).[334]

  • iii. Seneca Stevens;[335],[335] born circa 1838 at British North America (Canada).[336]

  • iv. Ralph Stevens;[337],[337] born 25 Apr 1840 at Fremont, Newaygo Co., Michigan, United States of America;[338],[339] married Sarah Ann Thompson 10 Mar 1872 at Fort Gratiot, St. Clair Co., Michigan, United States of America; where groom's name recorded as Ralf Stevens.[340],[341]

    Ralph and Sarah had at least one daughter, Lillian Marion Stevens (1876-1963). Lillian's daughter Alice Erma Clapsaddle (1909-1991) was the grandmother of Valerie Banks Frye, a contributor to this research.[342]

  • v. William Stevens;[343],[343] born 1 Jul 1842 at British North America (Canada);[344],[345] married Esther Ann Stevens 2 Apr 1866 at Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America.[346]

    William and Esther had 9 children in Worth Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan: John J. , Winnifred E. , Alton E., Frank E. , Cora Ellen, Bertha Mabel, Nellie R. , Herbert, and Edmon. A few of their descendants are known.[328]

  • vi. Electa Stevens;[347],[347] born circa 1845 at Michigan, United States of America.[348]

  • vii. Deborah Stevens;[349],[349] born circa 1848 at Michigan, United States of America.[350]



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13. Louisa6 WIXSON (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 13 Nov 1815;[121] married Jonathan B. Stevens 2 Feb 1832 at Whitby, Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where witnesses were Jesse Wixson and John Stevens. Lawrence Heyden, J.P., presided;[301],[351] died 15 Mar 1894 at age 78.[121]

She was also known as Lois.[352] It appears Jonathan and Louisa went to Sanilac Co. around 1840.[353] "their daughter Lois Jeanette married Peter Thibodeau."[354] She and Jonathan B. Stevens appeared on the census of 1850 at Worth, Sanilac Co., Michigan, United States of America; where Jonathan (37) was a farmer, and Louisa (35), Louisa (17), Jason (16), Lorenza (14), Emily (12), Deborah (9), Lucy (7), Mary (5), Luanna (1) were present.[355]

Children of Louisa6 Wixson and Jonathan B. Stevens were as follows:

  • i. Louisa7 Stevens;[356],[356] born circa 1833 at British North America (Canada).[357]

  • ii. Jason Stevens;[358],[358] born circa 1834 at British North America (Canada).[359]

  • iii. Lorenza Stevens;[360],[360] born circa 1836 at British North America (Canada).[361]

  • iv. Emily Stevens;[362],[362] born circa 1838 at British North America (Canada).[363]

  • v. Deborah Stevens;[364],[364] born circa 1841 at Michigan, United States of America.[365]

  • vi. Lucy Stevens;[366],[366] born circa 1843 at Michigan, United States of America.[367]

  • vii. Mary Stevens;[368],[368] born circa 1845 at Michigan, United States of America.[369]

  • viii. Luanna Stevens;[370],[370] born circa 1849 at Michigan, United States of America.[371]



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14. Joseph6 WIXSON Jr. (child of Joseph5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 21 Jun 1818 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[372],[373],[374] baptized 4 Nov 1849 at First Baptist Church of Pickering & Whitchurch, Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); as an adult, in a ceremony including his cousin Azor and Hannah Norton, by his uncle Joshua;[165] he had a child with Bithenia Avery circa 1842;[375] he had a child with Elizabeth Yake circa 1843;[376] married Elizabeth Hebner 8 Jan 1846 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); announced through banns, witnessed by Thomas Mathews and Julia Ann Stiver, presided by Rev. Marsh;[301],[377] married Abigale Sharrard, daughter of Sylvanus Sharrard and Ruth Wixson, between 1850 and 1853; (note that Abigail was Joseph's 1st cousin, once removed);[378] died of la grippe (a.k.a. influenza) and general debility 27 Feb 1908 at Marlborough St., Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 89.[379],[380]

In 1850 Joseph sold ¾-acres from his property on Con. 9 lot 18, to the First Baptist Church of Pickering and Whitchurch, on which their first permanent chapel was built. The parish name soon changed to Claremont Baptist Church, and iIn 1866 the present brick chapel was completed on the same site.[381] As of June 1851, Joseph was recorded as a member of the Claremont Baptist Church.[165] From about 1853 on, Joseph sold small parcels of land from his father's original grant on lot 18 Con. 9, which become the centre of the village of Claremont.[382],[383] There were several grave stones found in an old barn in Claremont believed to belong to the old Methodist Church graveyard, one of which was inscribed "In memory of / six infants / children of / Joseph & Abigal / Wixson / Of such is the kingdom of heaven."[384] During the years from 1858 to 1865, Joseph alternated from the positions of Deputy Reeve and Councillor of Pickering Township.[140] He appeared on the census of 1861 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Joseph (44) was a Baptist farmer. Abigale (29), Franklin (15), John C. (8), and two other children Mary A. Farrell (5) and James Farrell (2) were present. They lived in a 1½-story stone house. Joseph occupied 100 acres on Con. 7 lot 20.[385],[386] He lived in 1871 at Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada; where Joseph was aged 52 yrs.[387] He lived at Marlborough St., Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada; the home built by son-in-law Herbert Wilson, where they died.[388] At least by the 1890's Joseph and Abigail had moved to Blenheim, Kent Co., which is south of Chatham in south-western Ontario.[389],[390]

Children of Joseph6 Wixson Jr. and Bithenia Avery were:

  • 24. i. Nancy Jane7 Wixson, born circa 1842 at Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Samuel Bundy.

Elizabeth YAKE was born circa 1823.[391] Elizabeth was probably related to the Yake family of Uxbridge Twp., possibly a daughter of Michael Yake and Jane Vanzant.[392]

Children of Joseph6 Wixson Jr. and Elizabeth Yake were:

  • i. Cinderella7 Wixson;[393],[394] born circa 1843 at Uxbridge Twp., Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[391],[395] married George Graham 16 Oct 1860 at Ashburn, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where Cinderella (17) of Jpseph Wickson and Elizabeth Yarkes [sic] was of Uxbridge Twp., and George (25) was of Pickering Twp.[396],[397]

    Cinderella and Graham had 8 children in the 1860's, and the descendants of one are known down to the present time: William J., Joseph Franklin, John Calvin, George Brown, Isabelle Margaret, Leah, Charles Wellington, and Mary.[398]

Elizabeth HEBNER was born on 12 Sep 1819.[307] She died on 14 Dec 1850 at age 31.[307],[399] She was buried at Claremont Baptist Church Yard, Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[400]

Children of Joseph6 Wixson Jr. and Elizabeth Hebner were:

  • 25. i. Franklin Lynn7 Wixson, born 16 Feb 1848 at Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married Eleanor Forsyth.

Abigale SHARRARD[401],[401] was born between 1832 and 1835 at Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[402],[403] She died on 16 Nov 1916 at Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada.[404]

Children of Joseph6 Wixson Jr. and Abigale Sharrard were as follows:

  • i. John Calvin7 Wixson;[405],[406] born 11 May 1853 at Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[407],[408],[409],[410] married Charlotte Abigail Rumble 25 Dec 1871 at Kent Co., Ontario, Canada; where John (18) was a farmer at Harwich Ontario, and Charlotte (18) of same place;[411],[412] died with congestion of the lungs (3 wks) 14 Jan 1881 at Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 27.[413]

    John was a musical prodigy, and, it is said, "died early in life while travelling with a circus in the South."[414]

  • ii. Ida Ruth Wixson;[415],[415] born 8 Oct 1862 at Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[416],[417] married Grant Faling 4 Sep 1903.[418]

    She is recorded as having no children.[419] She appeared on the census of 1930 at 251 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, New York, United States of America; where N. S. Grant (66) was a salesman, and Ida R (66), born Ontario, was a housekeeper, with two lodgers.[420],[421]

  • iii. Joseph Sylavanus Wixson;[415],[422],[415],[422] born 15 Dec 1864 at Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[423],[424] died 17 Sep 1871 at Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 6.[425],[426]

  • 26. iv. Phoebe Sharrard Wixson, born 17 Sep 1866 at Claremont, Ontario Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); married John Kelley.

  • v. Mary Deborah Wixson;[427],[427] born 8 Jul 1868 at Claremont, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada;[428],[429],[430] married Herbert S. Wilson 10 Aug 1892 at Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada; where Mary resided in Blenheim;[431],[432],[433] died 8 Aug 1953 at Highgate, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 85;[434] buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada.[435]

    "Herbert apprenticed as a stonemason in the Bright area. He was an avid lacrosse player, playing on several different teams, first in Bright then in Brantford and later witht he Blenheim team where he met and married Mary Deborah. Two children were born in Blenheim - Joseph "Grant" on Oct. 6, 1892 and "Myrle" Abigail, my mother, on Aug. 10, 1894. In 1896 the family moved to Detroint where Herbert played lacrosse and worked in a factory enamelling cast iron bathtubs. Their third child, "Ivan" Chester was born on Nov. 10, 1896.

    About 1903 or 1904 the family moved to Ubly, a small town in the thumb area of Michigan. The attraction is not recorded but we assume that employment prospects and/or lacrosse were involved. It is possible that some Wixson relatives were instrumental in getting the family located in Ubly. After the MacKenzie rebellion in 1837, in which the Wixson brothers, Randall and Townsend, were very prominently involved, many Wixson family members had to move out of Upper Canada and relocated to Sanilac County, Mich. It was said, "there were so many Wixsons in Sanilac County that you could not kick any dog without offending a Wixson or one of his kin".

    A fourth child was born in Ubly on Nov. 22, 1904 and he was named "Frank" Wixon Wilson. In the summer of 1906 the family returned to Blenheim where their fifth child, "Leslie" Edward was born on May 5, 1909.

    The two older sons joined the Canadian Army in 1915 and were sent overseas to fight in France in WW1. Ivan was killed by a shell explosion that hit his unit on Aug. 21, 1917. Grant survived the war and returned to Blenheim after his discharge from the army in 1919. In 1916 Herbert and Mary had moved with their other three children to Port Robinson where Herbert spent the war years working in the local ammunitions plant. Herbert moved his family back to Blenheim in 1919. There he resumed his trade as a stonemason. He became a Kent County Constable and later held the post of Chief of Police in Blenheim."[436]

  • vi. Jospeh Havlock Wixson;[415],[437],[415],[437] born 5 Mar 1871 at Claremont, Ontario Co., Ontario, Canada;[438],[439],[440] died as a child 20 Nov 1872 at Harwich Twp., Kent Co., Ontario, Canada, at age 1.[426],[441]

  • vii. Clarissa Maude Wixson;[415],[415] born 12 Dec 1873 at Blenheim, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada;[442],[443],[444] married Daniel Henry 27 Oct 1896 at Chatham, Kent Co., Ontario, Canada; where Daniel (25) was a blacksmith of Blenheim, and Clarissa (22) was of same place.[445],[446]



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15. Asa6 WIXSON (child of Joshua5, Solomon4, Joshua3Wixam, Barnabas2, Robert1); born 12 Feb 1801 at New York, United States of America;[169] died 12 Apr 1870 at Wakeshma, Kalamazoo Co., Colorado, United States of America, at age 69.[169]

Asa joined the First Baptist Church of Pickering, newly formed by his father Joshua, 2 Sep 1821.[447] The name of Asa's wife is unknown, but she died in 1836, leaving 4 sons and 1 daughter Loretta.[448] He may also have lived in 1837 at Con. 7, lot 25, Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] He lived in 1837 at Con. 7, lot 6, Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[142] He was banned from Canada for life for his participation in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 5 Dec 1837 on 17 Dec 1837 at York (Toronto), York Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada).[182] In June 1851, Asa was recorded as "removed" from the Claremont Baptist Church, i.e. he had moved away from the community.[165]

Children of Asa6 Wixson and an unknown spouse were:

  • i. Loretta7 Wixsom;[449] born 7 Oct 1825 at Brock Twp., Ontario Co., Upper Canada (Ontario), British North America (Canada);[450] married Abel Miller 27 Apr 1842 at Markham Twp., York Co., Canada West (Ontario), British North America (Canada); where the wedding was announced through banns, witnesses were Joshua and Rachel Wixon. Rev. Marsh presided;[451],[452] died 12 Feb 1907 at Richfield Twp., Genesee Co., Michigan, United States of America, at age 81.[450]

    In her obituary it states: Miss Loretta Wixsom was born in the township of Brock, Upper Canada Friday, October 7th, 1825. At the age of eleven years her mother died leaving her the care of the household. When she was twelve years of age the Canadian rebellion broke out, and because of the sympathies of her father in the affair he was banished to the United States, leaving Miss Loretta to care for herself and four younger brothers besides a large amount of stock, from December 1st to April 1st. when her grandfather moved them to his place, about sixty miles distant in the township of Pickering. She remained there, except one year spent in New York, whence she returned with her father to Canada, where she married Abel Miller in 1842, She remained in Canada until the year 1846, when she came to Michigan with her husband. They settled in Calhoun County Township of Athens, residing there for a short time. They then returned to Canada, living there three years, when they again came to Michigan, settling in Kalamazoo County, Township of Wahashma. After remaining there until 1864, they came to Genesee County, Richfield township, where, in 1879, August 12th her husband died, leaving her with four sons. Buried in Wigville cemetery.[453] It has been reported that Loretta and Abel had five children: Mary Ann, Charles J., Asa, Jacob, and Joseph Wixon Miller. Many of their descendants are known.[454]


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