Phillip & Margaret McMurray Brown’s children: Thomas Henry Brown 1846 to 1884

As I work on this family of Philip and Margaret McMurray Brown, I find that I need to be very careful because I am discovering that the information from cousins is not necessarily correct. This is not a criticism but more a cautionary statement.  Just be careful with the information that I give and make sure you double-check my results.  I am always willing to revisit the facts and make changes.

The list of Philip and Margaret’s children had them as follows, beginning with: William b. 1841, Frances b. 1843, Alice Marie (Elsa Maria maybe) 1845, Elizabeth 1845 but there is also another baptism of an Elizabeth in 1861 a daughter of Philip & Margaret Brown.  I have notes from my visit to Kingston in 2014 to the Anglican Diocese that have an Elizabeth Brown born 28 April 1861 to Philip and Margaret Brown, unfortunately, I did not get a copy of this source.  (#19 rS2).  So I have moved ahead to Thomas Henry Brown and we will see what happens as I dig further.

Thomas Henry Brown went by Henry or Henery sometimes.  He was born the 7th of December 1846 in Rawdon Twp. and was baptized on the 8th of January 1847 at the Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville.

Thomas, born 27 December last, son of Phillip Brown and Margaret his wife, was baptized this 28th day of January 1847 by me, John Grier, Rector. Witnesses: Thomas Brown, Philip Brown for father and Mrs. P. Brown for mother.

He was with his parents in the 1861, 1871 Census in Rawdon, Hastings Co. using the name Henry in the 1861 census and Thomas in the 1871.  See the post about Philip and Margaret McMurray Brown’s descendants dated 5 June, 2015.

In the 1881 Canadian census Thomas Henry Brown is with his own family. We see that his wife is going by the name of Hester in this census.

Line 18, 16/16, Henery Brown, 34 yr. born Ontario, all Ch of Eng., farmer, married
Hester Brown, 24 years, born Ontario, married
Arthur Brown, M, 6 yr. born Ontario
Thomas Brown, M, 3 y, born Ontario
William Brown, M, 7 m. born Ontario

Source:  1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, Dist. #122, CDiv 3, page 4. 

Thomas married Hester Anne Downey about 1874. I cannot find a marriage record. She was born about 1856 in Hastings County.  I have seen her name as Esther Anne or even Hatie Anne and her last name as Deary or Dearing.

Family trees list her father as Andrew and mother as Martha Matilda Downey.  See Family Search genealogies for more information. She may have been the sister of James Downey who married her husband Thomas’ sister Matilda Jane. Hester appears on the marriage record as a witness using Hester Anne Downey.  This marriage was 9 April 1873.  I will post about James and Matilda in a future post.

Much to my delight I found Hatie/Hester in the 1891 Hastings North Canadian Census.

Line 6, ___, 32, Brown Hester/Hatie, F, 34, W, (a line – written where marriage status should be), born Ontario, parents born Ireland, all Ch. of England, Brown, Earnest, M, 16, W, S, born Ontario, all children’s parents born Ontario, farmer, Brown, Harry, M, 12, W, S, born Ontario, Brown, William M, 10, W, S, born Ontario, Brown Allice, F, 7, W, D, born Ontario, 

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Ontario, District #74 N. Hastings, S. District #4 Rawdon, page 7, enumerated on 12 April, 1891, by John [Larsne].

Thomas and Hester had the following children from the census.

1. Earnest/Ernest Arthur Brown b. 10, January, 1875.  He lived in Harold, Ontario.

There is an Ernest Brown living in Rawdon, Hastings North with his siblings and his wife and baby daughter Annie in 1901:

line 35, 40/41, Brown Ernest, M, Head, M, 10 January, 1875, born Ontario. 26, all born Ontario, all Irish, farmer, Brown, Nancy F, wife M, 22 Febry 1875, 26, Brown Annie, F, daughter, 11 Febry, 1899, 2, Brown, Alice F, Sister, S, 12 April 1882, 19, Brown, Harry, M, Brother, S, 2 Aug, 1877, 23, laborer farm, Brown William, M, Brother, S, 14 Aug. 1879, 21, laborer mill.

Source:  1901 Canadian Census, Rawdon, #71 North Hastings, Ontario, page 4, PDiv 4, enumerated April 11 and 12, 1901, by Edmund Caverly. 

Ernest married Nancy McMaster on 25, May 1897 in Northumberland & Durham.

Marriage of Ernest Brown, age 22, born about 1875 in Rawdon, marriage 25, May 1897 in Northumberland & Durham, father Thomas Henery Brown, mother Hester Ann Dancey Brown, spouse Nancy McMaster, age 23, born about 1874 in Rawdon, father William McMartin and mother Margaret Lawder.

Source: Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801 to 1928, Ernest and Nancy McMaster, 25 May 1897 in Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario

2. Thomas Harry Brown born 2 August, 1877, in Hastings Co., Ontario.  Looks like he was called Harry but it is not clear if that is a nick name or not.

3. William James Brown born 14 August 1879, Hastings Co., Ontario. He married Jennie Miller on 22 April 1903 in Nipissing District.

Marriage of William James Brown, age 23, born about 1880, in Stirling, marriage date 22 April, 1903 in Nipissing District, father Thomas Henry Brown, mother Hester Ann Downey Brown, Spouse Jennie Miller age 32, born about 1871 in Renfrew, father William Miller and mother Catherine Hamilton.  

Source: Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1922, William Brown to Jennie Miller, 22 April, 1903, Nipissing District and County #013458. 

4.  Alice Brown born 12, April 1882 in Hastings Co., Ontario. She married an Alex Fleming on 21 May 1901 in Hastings.

Marriage of Alice Brown, age 18, born about 1883 in Rawdon, married 21 May 1901, Hastings county, father Henry Brown, mother Hester Dearing, Spouse Alex Fleming age 22, born about 1879, in Huntingdon, father Robert Fleming, mother Samantha Reid.

Source: Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928, Alice Brown to Alex Fleming, 21 May 1901, Hastings Co., page 625.

I have found Hester’s death in Hastings but not her place of burial.

#16 Hesther A. Brown, died March 24, 1896 Female, 41 years, farmer’s wife, born Huntingdon, Ontario, died of Consumption 2 years, W. A. Sargent MD, witness Ernest Brown of Harold, registered May 12th 1896, Episcopalian, Thoms. C. McConnell.

Source:  Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869 to 1938 and Deaths Overseas, #004001

There is a broken and old tombstone in Stirling Cemetery with the name Thomas H. Brown and the date of death as September 15, 1884. It reads 37 years, 8 mos. and 19 days. See Find A Grave for more information.  He is listed in the Stirling Cemetery book #167. This stone is to the right of the large stone that has his father’s name inscribed on it.

Thomas H. Brown 1846 to 1874

Thomas H. Brown 1846 to 1874

DSC09106There is certainly more research to do on this couple of Thomas and Hester.  All the above needs to be verified, it has been difficult to find information on this family; hopefully one can dig further from this point and do census searches on the children.  Time to move on to other children.

Phillip and Margaret McMurray Brown’s children: Alice Maria Brown Wellman

Tweflth Line Cemetery

Twelfth Line Cemetery Location in Hastings County, ON – Google Maps

Alice Maria Brown was born about 1845 in Rawdon Twp., She married a Gilbert Barton Wellman who was born 20 May, 1848. Alice died 20 November, 1921 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings County, Ontario.  She died on the 20th and was buried on November 22, 1921 in the Twelfth Line Cemetery in Hastings Co.,

Wellman, Alice Maria, Female, Married, White, 76 yrs 8 mos, 24, days, born Rawdon, Housewife, always in Ontario and area, father Phillip Brown, mother Margaret McMurray, Information W.A. Wellman, Bonarlaw, Ontario, son, 12th concession, date of burial Nov. 22, 1921, date of death 20 Nov. 1921, Senility, 2 yrs. and paralysis of the heart, J.R. Simmons, Spring Brook, Nov. 21, 1921,

Source: Alice Maria Wellman, Death Certificate, 22 November 1921, Rawdon, Hastings Co. #015986, Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1938 and Overseas

Gilbert Barton Wellman died on 4 January 1936 in Rawdon Twp..  His father was David Wellman and mother was Jane Barton.

Ontario, Hastings, Rawdon, 70 yrs, Wellman, Gilbert Barton, Lot, 21, 12 Con. Rawdon West, Male, Anglo-Saxon, British, widowed, born Rawdon, Ontario, May 20, 1848, 87 yrs, 7 mos, 8 days, farmer, retired 15 years, father David Wellman, Mother Jane Barton, both of Rawdon, Informant David Wellman Bonarlaw RR#1, son, Place of burial 12th Line Cemetery, Jan 6, 1936, Died Jan 4, 1936, pneumonia. Hamilton Crawford MD, Marmora. Reg. L.C. Bateman. 

Source:  Gilbert Barton Wellman, January 4, 1936, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, #018136, page 71. Ontario Canada Deaths and overseas 1869-1947

Alice and Barton Wellman appear in the 1881 Canadian Census:

Wellman, Barton, Male, age 31, born 1850, born Ontario, married, Farmer, English, Methodist,
Wellman, Alice, F, 36, born Ontario,
Wellman, Zora, F, 6 born Ontario
Wellman, Barton Edmond Wellman, M, 3 yrs.
Wellman, Margret Barton, F, 7m, born Ontario

Source: Barton Wellman Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, Dist #122, C, pg. 8. 

They appear in the 1891 Canadian census they are in Rawdon Twp., and North Hastings:

Line 11, North 5, 88, Wellman, Barton, M 42, M, all born in Ontario, Farmer, Allas, F, 46, M, parents born Ireland, Zora, F, 16, Edmund, M, 13, Margaret, F, 10, David, M, 4

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., North Hastings, page 19, enumerated on 18 April, 1891, by James McComb. 

The family appears in the 1901 census using initials:  E.B. Willman age 23, G.B. Willman age 53, AM Willman age 56, MM Willman age 20 and DA Willman age 14. They are in Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co. and he is a carpenter. On line 34 page 5.

Things get real interesting in the 1911 Canadian Census for the Wellman family page 2, Rawdon, 80 Hastings West Co., Ontario

Line 6, 11, 11, Wellman, Barton G. con 11, Lot 2, M, Head, M, May 1868, 62, all born in Ontario, Alice M., F, Wife, M, Feb. 1875, Edward, M, Son, S, Sep. 1877, 33. McMullan, Mable, F, grand-daughter, S, Oct. 1900, 10, McMullen Hershine, M, grand son, S, Nov. 1901, 9, McMullen, Eveline, F, grand-daughter, S, July, 1903, 7, McMullen, Verna W. F, grad daughter, 5, May, 1906, age 4.

Line 13, 12, 12, Wellman. David A., Con 11, Lot 2, M, Nov. 1886, 24, Jennie, L, F, Wife, M, March, 1888, 23, David W., M, son, S, Dec. 1907, 3, Clarence, M, son, S, April 1909, 2

1.  Zora Wellman born about 1875 in Ontario. She married a Gilbert McMullen on 25 October 1889 in Hastings.  This means that Zora died before 1911 per the above census.

Zora Z. Wellman, age 25, born about 1874 in Rawdon, married on 25, Oct. 1899 in Hastings. Father Barton Wellman, mother Alice Brown. Spouse Gilbert McMullen, age 38, born about 1861 in Rawdon. Father Andrew McMullen and mother Catherine Wescott.  Source Ontario Canada Marriages 1801 to 1928

2.  Edward Barton Wellman born about 1876/8 and died 14 December, 1912 in Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario. He married a Katie Myrtle Eleanor Gifford on 26 June, 1912 in Hastings Co.  She was the daughter of Samuel Sterling Gifford and Precella Lidster.  Source was Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1928

Wellman, Edward Barton, male, white, died Dec. 14, 1912, born 1876, 35 yrs. 5 mos, 5 dys, Lot 22 Con 11, farmer, married, father Gilbert Barton Wellman Rawdon, mother Alice Brown, Rawdon, Dr. Tolton, P.J. Belleville, Dec. 16, 1912. Died Dec. 14, 4:30 pm., suicide, Rifle Shot, Instantly, H. H. Alger, Striling Ont. Dec. 16, 1912.

Source:  Edward Barton Wellman, 14 Dec. 1912, Death, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, page 545 Deaths. #015464, Ontario Canada Deaths 1869-1938, Overseas 1939-1947

3. Margaret Wellman born 1880. She may have married on 12 August 1884 but no name of spouse was given for it was only and index.  There are many references to a Margaret in the census for 1911 but not knowing her married name will take a bit of work to figure out what happened to her.

4.  David Wellman about 1887.  The David listed in the 1911 Canadian census above might be a son of Barton and Alice Wellman appearing next door to them.

Once again, more research needs to be done on this family and the children.  A thorough census study, marriage, and burial records needs to be done to piece it all together.  It is time to move on to other family members.

Phillip and Margaret McMurray Brown’s Children: Frances Brown Clements 1843 to 1933

Frances Brown was born to Phillip and Margaret Brown on the 9th of January, 1843 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings County, Ontario.  She married James Clements about 1865. He was born 1838 in Ontario.  James was the son of Thomas Clements (1803-1891) and Christina King (11 June 1805, b. Northern Ireland and died 30 September 1901 in Rawdon).

James and Francis Clements burial information

James and Francis Clements burial information

James and Fanny lived next to her brother William for a while.  They were there in 1871:

Line 91, 98 Brown, William, M, 29, All born in Ontario, all Church of England, Irish, Farmer, Married:
Brown, Emila, F, 21, Scotch, Married
Brown, Walton, M, 1, Irish

Line 4, 92, 99, Clements, James, M.32, All born in Ontario, all Ch. of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married:
Clements, Fanny, F, 28, Married
Clements, Ann, F, 6
Clements, Matilda, F, 1

Source:  1871 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hasting Co., Ontario, page 28, #62 Hastings North. 

In the 1881 Census we find James and Fanny are still next door to her brother William:

Line 5, 74, 74, Brown, William, M, 40, Born Ontario, all Ch of England, Irish, Farmer, Married
Brown, Emily, F, 30, born Ontario, Scotch, Married:
Brown, Walton, M, 11, born Ontario, Children all Irish
Brown, Wilbert, M, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Isabella, F, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Blanch, F, 5, born Ontario
Brown, Phillip, M, 3 born Ontario
William, M, 1, born Ontario

Line 13, 75, 75, Clements, James, M, 41, all born Ontario, all Ch of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married:
Clements, Fanny, F, 30, married
Clements, Margret, F, 16
Clements, Matilda, F, 11
Clements, Clementine, F, 6

Source: 1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings North, page. 18, Dist#122. 

James and Fanny stay in Rawdon and are there in 1891.  William has left for Thurlow Twp.

Line 1, 3?, 44, Clements, James, M, M, 52, Married, born Ontario, father born Ireland, mother born Ireland, Ch of E, farmer:
Clements, Frances, F, 46, Married, Wife, born Ontario, parents, born Ireland,
Clements, Clementine, F, 16, S, Daughter, born Ontario
They can all read and write.

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., North Hastings, Ontario, page. 10, Dist. 74, April 16, 1891 by John Bateman.

By 1901 Fanny and James are getting up in years and living on their own.

Line 29, 6, 6, Clement James M, W, Head, born November 25, 1838, 62, born Ontario, Irish, Ch. of England, Farmer

Clement, Frances, F, W, wife, M, born January 9, 1842, 58, born Ontario, both Irish, Ch. of England

Source: 1901 Canadian Census, Rawdon, North Hastings, Dist. #71, 5, page 1, April 6th, 1901, J.W. Heagle. 

Frances and James Clement are buried in Stirling Cemetery. I did not get a photo of their graves although I tried very hard to find all of those interred.

James Clements appears in the Anglican Diocese of Kingston records as

James Clements 80, farmer Heart, Nov. 4, 1918. C. Ryan, Stirling Cemetery 

The Stirling Cemetery book reads:

#1210 CLEMENTS:  Clements/James/Born 1838-Died 1918/his wife Frances BROWN/Born 1843-Died 1933.

Francis died on the 2nd of August, 1933 in Northumberland, Ontario.

County: Northumberland, Township of Seymour, Village, Campbellford
Name: Frances, Clements, Female, Irish, Widowed, Birth: Rawdon Township Ontario, Dated of Birth January 9, 1843. Age 90, years, 6 mos 23 days. No occupation. Lived 2 years in city.
Father Philip Brown, Ireland, Margaret McMurray, Ireland, Informant: Mr.s Thomas Russell, Campbellford, Ont. daughter. Buried Stirling, Aug, 3, 1933, Undertaker, A.D. Bennett, Campbellford, Ont. Filed 11:30 am 3rd of Aug. 1933, J.F. McGregor. Dated of Death Aug. 2, 1933, July 12, 1993 to July 30, 1933 attended. Stroke, assisted with arteriosclerosis and hypertension. . E.A. Stuart, Campbellford, Aug. 2, 1933.

Source: Francis Brown Clement’s Death Certificate, #225, 025164, Aug, 2, 1933, Campbellford, Northumberland, Ontario

Frances and James Clements had the following children:

1.  Margaret Christin Clements b. about 1864 in Ontario. She married a William J. Mumby of Rawdon.  They married on 20 December 1887 in Marmora. His parents were Joseph and Mary Mumby.

Wm. J. Mumby age 23, residence Rawdon, born Rawdon, Bachelor, Farmer, father Joseph Mumby and Mary. Spouse Margaret Christin Clements, age 23, residence Rawdon, born Marmora, S. father James Clements, mother Frances. Witness Thos Russell of Rawdon and Matilda Clements of Rawdon, married December 20, 1887 in Marmora. Ch of England, R.C.M. Harris, L.

Source: Wm. J. Mumby to Margaret Christin Clements, 20 December 1887, Hastings Co., Ontario, #004879 page 208 Schedule B Marriages, Marmora & Lake #12, Ontario Canada Marriages 1803-1938. 

Margaret and William John Mumby migrated to Brandon, Manitoba.  They are on Find A Grave buried in the Brandon Municipal Cemetery.  They may have had three children: Ambrose, Ina and Clarence.

2.  Alice Matilda Clements was born about 1870 in Ontario and she married a Thomas Wellington Russell of Rawdon Twp. on 4 February 1891 in Hastings Co., Ontario.

Thomas Wellington Russell, age 23, residing Rawdon, PofBirth Rawdon, Bachlor, Farmer, father John B. and Annie Russell, spouse Alice Matilda Clements, 22, living Rawdon, born Rawdon, Single, parents James and Frances Clements, Witnesses George Russell and Clementina Clements both of Rawdon. Marriage February 4, 1891, Rawdon, both Ch of England, C.M. Harris

Source: Thomas W. Russell and Alice Matilda Clements, 4 February 1881, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, page 367, Schedule B – Marriages, #001808, Ontario Canada Marriages 1801 to 1928

There is a T. W. Russell born March 30, 1867 age 34 and an A.M. Russell his wife born January 11, 1869 age 32 living in Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario in the 1901 census. They have two children: Irene born Aug, 8, 1892 and John born June 11, 1895.

In 1911 Thomas and Matilda are now living in Northumberland East, in Seymour Twp. with two children Irene age 19, August 1892, and John age 16 June 1895.

A John and Mary Russell are below them on the 1911 Census. They are 49 years old and maybe be a brother to Thomas.

3.  Clementina Clements was born about 1875 in Ontario and she married to George Archibald Johnston on 31 January, 1900 in Hastings Co., Ontario.

George Archibald Johnston, 21 Campbellford residing, born Campbellford, B, Farmer, parents John Johnston and Mary Clements, Clementina age 24, Rawdon, born Rawdon, Single, farmers daughter, parents James and Fanny Brown,

Source: George A. Johnston and Clementina Clements, 31 January 1900, Hastings Co., Ontario, Ontario Marriages 1801-1928. 

There is a George W. Johnston and a Clementina living in Owen Sound, Grey North, Ontario in 1911. He is 33 years old and she is 36 being several years older than him. They have Wilhelmenia (10 yrs), Marjorie (9 yrs.) and Dorothy (3 yrs).

There is of course more research to be done on this family such as a thorough census search, and finding burial locations, but I think this is a good start for James and Francis (Brown) Clements and their family.

Phillip & Margaret Brown’s Children: William Brown 1841 to 1922

William Brown was a son of Phillip Brown and Margaret McMurray and he was born 3 April, 1841 in Rawdon Twp., and was baptized at the Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville on 2 October, 1841.

William born 3rd April last, son of Philip Brown of the Twp. of Rawdon, & of Margaret, his wife was publicly baptized this 2nd day of October 1841 by me, John Grier, Rector, Parents Sponsors.

Source:  William Brown baptized 2nd Day of October, 1841, son of Phillip & Margaret Brown, 7-B-3, St. Thomas, Belleville, Anglican Diocese of Ontario in Kingston. 

He died in Hastings County, on 14 November 1922 and he is buried in Stirling Cemetery. His tombstone is a large obelisk. The writing and inscription are difficult to read. She Find A Grave for his stone in Stirling.

Wm. Brown and Emily Reid Inscription.

Wm. Brown and Emily Reid Inscription.

Source:  Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1938, William Brown, 14 November 1922, page 100, 30 Forin Street, Male, Irish, Married, 81 yrs, Rawdon Twp., 1841, retired, #015275, 10 yrs in place of death, lifetime in Ontario, father Phillip Brown, born Ireland, Mother Margaret M. Murray, born Ireland, Informant Erastus W. Brown of Thurlow Twp., son, Sterling, Ont. buried November 16, 1922, Belleville Burial Co., died Nov. 14, 1922, arteriosclerosis, 4 years, heart failure. F.W.  Hill of Belleville. 

He married Emily Reid on 1 December, 1868 in Rawdon Twp.. She was born 5 October 1850 in Rawdon to Elijah Reid and Isabella.

She died on 23 April 1936 in Rawdon and is buried in Stirling Cemetery.

County of Hastings, Twp. of Thurlow, Belleville, 23 yrs, life in Ontario, Brown, Emily, 30 Forin Street, Belleville, Female, Canadian, British, Widow, born Ontario, Oct. 6, 1849, age 86, yrs, 6 mo. 17 days, housewife, given name of husband Wm. Brown, Father Elijah Reid born Ontario, mother Isabel [McIroy] born Scotland, Informant: E.W. Brown, R.R. #6 Belleville, Buried Stirling, April 25, 1936, Died 23 April 1936, old age, G.S. Crank, Belleville. 

Source:  Ontario Canada Deaths, 1869-1939, 25 April 1936, Emily Brown Death Certificate, Died Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario #018305 pg. 240. 

William appears in the 1861 Canadian census with his parent’s family:

Line 1, Philip Brown, farmer, Ireland, C. England, age 45, male, married, log, 1 story, 1 family, all members of family. Margret Brown, Ireland, C. England, age 43, female, married. Wm. Brown, Laborer, born Canada, E. England, age 19 male, single, Francis Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 17, female, single, Elley Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 15, female, single, Henery Brown, laborer, born Canada, C. England, age 13 male, single, Diana Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 11, female, single, Matilda Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 9, female, single, Margret Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 7, female, single, Alvina Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 5, female, single, Hariet Brown, born Canada, C. England, age 1, female, single

Source:  1861 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, #26 page 12. 

In 1871 William has started his own family and he is living next door to his sister Fanny.

Line 91, 98 Brown, William, M, 29, All born in Ontario, all Church of England, Irish, Farmer, Married, Brown, Emily, F, 21, Scotch, Married, Brown, Walton, M, 1, Irish

Line 4, 92, 99, Clements, James, M.32, All born in Ontario, all Ch. of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married, Clements, Fanny, F, 28, Married, Clements, Ann, F, 6, Clements, Matilda, F, 1

Line 8, 93, 100, Clements, Thomas, M, 25, born in Ontario, Ch. of England, Irish, Farmer, Single

Source:  1871 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 28, 62 North Hasting.

We find William again in Rawdon Twp. living next to his sister Fanny in 1881 and both have growing families:

Line 5, 74, 74, Brown, William, M, 40, Born Ontario, all Ch of England, Irish, Farmer, Married
Brown, Emily, F, 30, born Ontario, Scotch, Married
Brown, Walton, M, 11, born Ontario, Children all Irish
Brown, Wilbert, M, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Isabella, F, 8, born Ontario
Brown, Blanch, F, 5, born Ontario
Brown, Phillip, M, 3 born Ontario
William, M, 1, born Ontario

Line 13, 75, 75, Clements, James, M, 41, all born Ontario, all Ch of England, all Irish, Farmer, Married:
Clements, Fanny, F, 30, married
Clements, Margret, F, 16
Clements, Matilda, F, 11
Clements, Clementine, F, 6

Source: 1881 Canadian Census, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 18, District 122.

Life does change and in 1891 William has migrated to Thurlow Twp. in Hastings Co., Ontario. He was Church of England in 1881 but here we see he is now Methodist?

Line 14, Brown, William, M, 50, Married, Head, Born Ontario, all born Ontario, parents born Ireland, farmer, all Methodist:
Brown, Emily, F, 41, Married, Wife, father born Ontario, mother Scotland,
Brown, Erastus, M, 21, son, Born Ontario and all other children born Ontario,
Brown, George, M, 18, son
Brown, Edith, F, 16, daughter
Brown, Blanche, F, 15, daughter
Brown, Phillip, M, 12, son
Brown, William, M, 11, son
Brown, John, M, 8, son
Brown, Arthur, M, 5, son
Brown, Maggie, F, 10/12 , daughter

Source:  1891 Canadian Census, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, page 34, District 73, No. 4, 28th April 1891, U.N. Gould.

Again William is still in Thurlow Twp. in 1901:

Line 9, 26, 29, Brown, William, M, W, Head, M, April 3, 1843, 58, all born Ontario, Irish, Methodist, Farmer:
Brown, Emily, F, W, Wife, M, Oct. 5, 1850, 50, German,
Brown, Eratus W. , M, W, Son, S, Jan, 20, 1870, 31.
Brown, Emma B, F, W, daughter, S, Feb, 1, 1877, 24
Brown, William E., M, W, son, S, April 6, 1880, 20
Brown, Wallice, A. M, W, son, S, Nov. 26, 1885, 15
Brown, Magie, M, F, W, daughter, SD, June 9, 1890., 10

All Children are listed as Irish. 

Source:  1901 Canadian Census, Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, Dist. 70, SD#C, Polling#5, John L. Clopp, page 3.

By 1911 William and Emily have moved to Belleville. This census is very difficult to read:

Line 26, 8, 8 Brown William, M, Head, M, May 1836, 75, born Ontario Irish, Methodist
_______________Wife, M, June 1845, 66, born Ontario, Irish, Methodist

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, page 1, Dist#80, SD#5, Belleville Coleman Ward.

William and Emily are in Belleville in the 1921 census living on their own.  This is the first time I have ever seen mention of the birth of a parent “at sea.”

Line 33, 290, 294, Brown, William, 30 Foria St, Baldwin Ward, Head, M, Married, 80 Born Ontario, father Irish, mother born Atlantic Ocean, born at sea, Irish, yes, no, Methodist., yes, yes, Income, 4, B, Brown, Emily, wife, F, M, 70, born Ontario, father Ontario, mother Scottish, Race Dutch, Methodist, yes, yes, None.

Source:  1921 Canadian Census, Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Dist#90, SD#31, page 23, H.V. Clarke.  

Here are the children of William and Emily (Reid) Brown:

1. Erastus Walton Brown b. 20 January 1870 in Rawdon and died 12 July 1952.  He married Esther Mary Emma Hall of Segmour Twp. in Northumberland and Durham, Ontario. They had two children: Emily Isobel Brown b. 1904 married a Mr. Eggleton, and Annie Grace Brown b. 30 June 1908 and died 15 March 1971. She married a Mr. Davidson.

Here is Erastus’ and Esther’s marriage:

Name Esther Mary Emma Hall, age 28, born about 1873, Campbellford, Segmour, married 25 September, 1901 in Northumberland & Durham. Father James Hall and mother was Isabella Ingran.  Spouse: Erastus Walton Brown yeoman, age 31, born about 1870 in Rawdon Twp (Rawston) residence Thurlow Twp. father William Brown mother Emily Reid. Schedule B, pg. 281, 

Source: Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, Esther M. E. Hall to Erastus Walton Brown, 25 September 1901.  

2.  Wilbert George H. Brown b. 21 June 1872 in Rawdon. He married Isabella Dean Cumming born about September 1880.  They had Walter Brown born January 1903 and Mira/Mina Brown born December 1905.

They married on 3 July 1901 in Northumberland and Durham Co., Ontario:

W. G. Henry Brown, age 29, born about 1873, Merchant, Married 3 July 1901 in Northumberland and Durham to Isabella Dean Cumming, age 21, born about 1880 in Campbellford, Canada,  W.G.’s father was William Brown and mother was Emily Reid. Her parents were Robert A. Cumming and Harriet E. Hermestone Cumming. 

Source:  Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, W.G. Henry Brown to Isabella Dean Cumming, 3 July 1901 in Northumberland and Durham page 281, Schedule B.

In the 1911 census we find that W.G. Henry has started his own family and he has migrated:

Line 44, 26, 26, Brown, W.G. H., W.S. Adelpha, M, Head, M, June 1872, 38, born Ontario, Irish, Methodist all, Agent, Insurance, Brown, Bella, F, Wife, M, Sept, 1880, 30, born Ontario, Scotch, Brown, Walter, M, Son, S, Jan, 1903, 8, born Ontario, Irish, Brown, Mira (Estirca), F, Daughter, S, Dec 1905, 5, born Ontario, Irish.

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, W.S. Adelphe, Napanee, Lennox & Addington, Ontario, page 2, 92 Lennox, ED East Ward, Napanee Town, by Patrick Gleason on June 6, 7 & 8, 1911. 

Once again Wilbert G. has moved in 1921 and this time we find him in Toronto:

Line 43, 106, 128, Brown, Wilbert G., Jerome St., #47, R, Head, M, M, 48, born Ontario, Real Estate, $1200. Brown, Isabell, wife, F, M, 40, born Ontario, Brown, Walter, son, M, S, 18, born Ontario, clerk, Brown, Mina, daughter, F, S, 15, born Ontario, student. All parents born Ontario, all Canadian, Father is Irish, mother is Scotch, yes, no, Methodist 

Source: 1921 Canadian Census, pg. 10, Ontario, Dist. 113, ED#130, Parkdale, 47, Toronto, H.Ray Bullmen. 

3.  Edith Isabella Brown, b. 15 April 1874 in Rawdon. She married a William D. Morton on 1 January 1894.

Wm. A. Morton, 31 years, residence Belleville, Ont., born Ogdensburg, U.S.  Bachelor, Police Constable, father Albert Morton and mother Elizabeth. Spouse Edith J. Brown, 19 years, residence Thurlow Twp., born Rawdon, Spinster, Father Wm. and mother Emily Brown, Witnesses Lyman Moore, Belleville, Blanche Brown, Thurlow Tp. married 1 Jan 1894, Thurlow Twp., both Methodist, Rev. D. Obrosley. 

Source:  Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, Edith J. Brown to Wm. A. Morton, 1 January 1894, page 362, Schedule B. Marriages, Hastings Co., Thurlow. #004926 No. 11. 

We find Edith and William living in Belleville in 1901.

Line 46, 313, 323, Morton, William, M, W, Head, M, Oct. 30, 1863, 38, US 1860, Irish, Canadian, Meth. Policeman. Morton, Edith, F, W, Wife, M, April 12, 1874, 27 born Ontario, Irish, Meth. Morton, Elizabeth, F, W, Dau, S, Jan 23, 1895, 6, born Ont, Irish, Meth, Morton, Vera F, F, W, Dau, S, Jan. 12, 1900, 1, born Ont., Irish, Meth. 

Source: 1901 Canadian Census, Bellevue, Hastings West, Ontario, District A, SD#6, enumerated April 30th, 1901 by J.W. Malloy, page 26.

4.  Emma Blanche Brown was born 1 February 1877 in Rawdon. She married a Reuben Ketchepaw on 7 December 1904 in Hastings Co., Thurlow Twp.

Ketchepaw, Reuben 40, living Thurlow, born Thurlow, Bachelor, Yeoman, father Abram Ketchpaw, mother Catherine. Spouse Blanche Brown age 28, residence Thurlow, born Rawdon, Single, Parents: William and Emily Brown. 

Source: Ontario Canada Marriages 1801-1928, page 483, Schedule B, no. 48, 7, Dec. 1904

We find Reuben and Emma in Thurlow Twp., Hastings East in 1911. They are next door to Erastus Brown.

Line 12, 26, 26, Ketchpaw, Reuben, Lot 1 W 1/2 18 3rd, Head, M, April 1864, 49, born O, English, Canadian, Methodist, farmer, yes, no, yes, Farm, 52 weeks, none, 60, $1000, can read and write. Ketchpaw, Emma B. Lot W 1/2 18 3rd, F, wife, M, Feb. 1876, 36, born O, English, Canadian, Methodist, no occupation.  Ketchpaw, Luella P. Lt W 42 18 3rd, F, Daughter, Single, July 1908, 2, born Ontario, Ketchpaw, Hattie Lot 2 W 1/2 18 3rd, sister, Single, June 1867, 43. Born Ontario, English, Canadian, Methodist, no occupation.  Klunghell, Fred Lot 1 1/2 18 3rd, M, laborer, S, July 1840, age 70, born Germany, 1842, German, Canadian, Presby. Farmer, farm, $100.

Source: 1911 Canadian Census, Thurlow Twp., Hastings East, Ontario, Dist. #79, SD#12, ED#6, page 3, by J.E.O. Shorey.

The remaining children of William and Emily have little information.  Records have been looked at for marriage, death and census and the OCFA but online sources do not reveal these individuals fate at this time.

5.  Phillip Elijah Brown was born 27 April 1878 in Rawdon.

6.  William Ernest Brown was born 6 April 1880 in Rawdon.

7.  John Burton Brown born 23 June 1882 in Rawdon.

8.  Wallace Arthur Brown born 26 November 1885 in Rawdon.

9.  Maggie Matilda Brown born 9 June 1890 in Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario.

This family will require a lot more research to learn more about the rest of William and Emily’s children especially the last five. I suspect that Philip and John maybe not have survived and possibly others but have not been able to find them in cemeteries online.  A really good obituary notices of the parents might be of help.