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A place to pause for this blog….

It has been five years since I started this blog.  I have written about the families of my heritage and it has been amazing.

Me with George & Esther's Tombstone

Me with George & Esther’s Tombstone

I never thought I would get as far as I have on the Boardman and Brown side of the family. I knew very little about my mother’s family.  Of course, I have had help from many cousins and appreciate it more than they know.  I have also met some of my cousins in comments on this blog, in email and some in person.  I am so happy that we have connected.

This does not mean that the research is done. Genealogical research is never done, there is always something you can do.

On the top of this blog are PAGES in drop down menus that cover the posts written on this blog by surname and then they are broken down by children or other topics.  I hope this will help in understanding the families and finding the information.

I have had the good fortune to travel to Canada to do genealogical research three times in the last few years.  I have been to Canada many times in the past mostly to British Columbia on my own with friends, my husband and with my parents.  I learned to drive practicing on Vancouver Island.  Victoria was a place to visit for family day trips from Seattle.

The recent trips have been for genealogical purposes.  The first place was traveling to Kelowna, British Columbia in April of 2010 to learn about the Brown family history and visit my cousin who had done a lot of research on the families.  Hopefully I have honored him by adding more documentation to the families.

My second trip was to Ontario and Quebec in May 2010 which emphasized the Brown families of Hastings County, Ontario and a lot on my McD side. The third trip was to Ontario and Michigan to dig deeper into the Boardman and Brown families and visit areas where they lived.  Don’t forget to read the posts about my trips to Canada they can be of great help and I have a page of the table of contents of the posts written about all these trips at the top of this blog.

Me with Phillip Brown's and others tombstone

Me with Phillip Brown’s and others tombstone

I have reached a stopping point on this blog where I feel I have written as much as I can about each family. I have published about the Boardmans, the Browns, the Wards, the McMurrays and Jacksons and their allied families.

I do have more photos, documents and information that I could share but I feel that the posts written have given enough information to assist family members who come to this blog to either get started or add to their history. Hopefully, I can help others trying to make family connections.

I have done a little maintenance on the blog in the categories, and checked the links.  So things should work pretty good.  Links in posts might be out of date but just let me know and I will fix it if I can and I will take a look one of these days to make sure they are okay.

My focus now will be to get my binders organized, sourced and source documents printed. The binders contain copies of the posts written on this blog in Word.docx form.  I will then make sure my computer documents are also organized and in good order.  The most important is sourcing them to my Legacy database and making sure that is up-to-date so I can print out reports. I am making progress.

Once the binders are all updated and organized, I will focus on Irish and English research and if I do find anything of value I will share that with you. There are still a lot of questions about my family history that I have not solved.

Here are a few examples:

  1.  I still do not know what happened to Edmund Boardman’s parents who appear to have settled in London, Ontario. So far I have not found a burial in Middlesex County for Edmund and Zelia/Tycha. They seemed to have disappeared.  Edmund and his brother Thomas ended up in New Brunswick but did the parents go there as well?
  2. Where exactly did William and Alice/Elise Brown come from in Ireland and if I travel there can I learn more? I am told they came from Longford and Cavan.
  3. Are Benjamin and Sarah Ward truly the parents of Emma Ward Brown.  I think so but I would like a little more documentation to get that satisfied feeling.

Please remember to double-check the research, I did try to be accurate but it can get confusing because the names are so similar.  The census are just transcribed in a summary and you really need to study the actual page which means you need to get your copy.

Once again, if you have questions or just want to connect please leave a comment and I will be able to contact you.

Yours in genealogy Bonnie

Another option is to try me at:  bjmcdonell@gmail.com

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George and Esther King Brown’s children: John Brown 1838 to 1912 and family…

John Brown was born 15 September, 1838 in Upper Canada and baptized on 10 February, 1839 at the St. Thomas Church in Belleville along with his sister Mariette/Margaret.

Source:  Mariette Ann and John Brown, baptized 10 Feb 1839. 7-B-3 St. Thomas’ at Belleville, Anglican Diocese of Ontario, Kingston, Ontario, Mariete Ann, born on the 21st of June 1837 & John, born the fifteenth of September 1838, children of George Brown of Rawdon & Esther his wife were baptized on the 10th day of February 1839 by me, _______Parents – Sponsors.

John Brown was living with his parents, George and Esther Brown, in the 1861 Canadian Census.  John would be a great greatuncle to me and brother to Richard Brown my great grandfather.

Line 5, George Brown, Farmer crossed off Merchant written above, born in Ireland, Religion Church of England, age 57, male, married, House: Frame, 2 stories, 1 family living in-house. Ester Brown, born in Ireland, Church of England, age 49, born about 1812, Female, married. John Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 21, male, single. Matilda Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng, age 17, female, single. Richard Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 15 male, attending school. Ester M. Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 13 female, attending school. Isabell Brown, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 10, female, attending school.

Line 12, Jeremiah Brown (not Jesse), Farmer, born Upper Canada, Church of Eng., age 25 male, single, log house, single story.

Source: George Brown Family, 1861 Canadian Census, Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, Page 21,

He married a Lydia Holling, born about 1841 in England, on 23 October, 1861 in Lambton Co., Ontario.

Source: Ontario, Canada Marriages 1801-1928, John Brown and Lydia, 25 Oct. 1861, John Brown, BP Rawdon, Residence Plympton Twp., 23, born abt 1838, father George Brown, mother Esther, Spouse: Lydia, age 20, born England, residing Plympton, father John Holling, mother Sarah, Marriage 25 Oct. 1861, Lambton. 

George Brown and his sons appeared in the Lambton gazetteer of 1864-65.

County of Lambton Gazetteer, Wyoming 1864-5, Ontario, Sutherland Bros, Ingersoll, C.W., pg. 118 to 121, published 1864.

pg. 119 Wyoming: The Post Office was established in 1856, Geo. Brown, sen. postmaster.
pg. 120 Brown, Geo., sen. postmaster
Brown, Geo., jun, oil refiner
Brown, Jno., oil refiner
Brown, Richard, assistant postmaster
Brown, Wm. cooper.

Clement, H.B., oil refiner
King, E.N. telegraph operator

John and Lydia Brown are living in Petrolia in the 1871 Canadian Census. It is unclear the relationship of the other men in the household, the Holling is probably a brother?

Line 5, 94, 121, Brown, John, M. 32, born O, all E. Meth, Irish, Will Driller, M. Brown, Lydia, F, 30, born England, English. Brown, William J., M, 7, , born O, Irish, going to school. Brown, Joseph E., M, 1, born O, Irish. Brown, Louisa Maud, F, 4, born O., Irish. Whitty, William, M, 20, born O, C. of England, English, Well Driller. Holling, William, M, 26, born O, E. Meth., English, Well Driller. Wolsey, Daniel, M, 24, born O, E. Meth., English, Engineer.

Source:  John Brown Family, 1871 Canadian Census, Petrolia, Lambton Co., Ontario, pg. 31, Dist. 4 Lambton, SD D Petrolia No. 1 Div. 1. 

John and Lydia Brown continued to live in Lambton County and were there in 1881.

Line 4, 23, 213, Brown, John, M. 43, b. O, Ch of E., Irish, oil operator, M. Brown, Lydia, F, 40, born England, Ch of E., English, M., Brown, William John, M, 17, all born O, All Ch of E, Children Irish, Brown, Louisa Maud, F, 14. Brown, Joseph, Edwin, M, 10, in school. Brown, George Frederick, M, 7, in school, Brown, Catherine Lydia, F, 3, in school.

Source: John Brown Family, 1881 Canadian Census, Enniskillen, Lambton Co., Ontario, Dist, 179, SD D, pg. 47. 

John Brown migrate with his family to Manitoba and was living there in the 1891 Canadian Census.

Line 18, W 2/3, 94, Brown, John, M, 52, M, Ont, parents born Ireland S.D., Farmer, 1 employee. Brown, Lydia, F, 50, M, W, England, parents born England. Brown, Louisa M, F, 24, D, all born Ont.Brown, Joseph E., M, 21, S. Brown, George, F, M, 17, S, Brown, Kattie L, M, 13, D, Line 24, M 2/3 W 1/2, 95, Brown, William J. M, 27, Farmer, all can read and write.

Source:  John Brown Family, 1891 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, pg. 12, Dist#7, SD D, 31 April, 1891, John Huston.  

Note:  Blanchard is west of Strathclair.  

Blanchard is west of Strathclair

Blanchard is west of Strathclair – Taken from 1901 Census Map for the District of Marquette  Northwest of Brandon.

In the 1901 Canadian Census, John and Lydia are still living in Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba.

Line 22, 83, 87, Brown, John, M, Head, M, Sept. 15, 1838, 62, b. Ontario, Irish, Religion SDA, Farmer, all can read and write. Brown, Lydia, F, Wife, M, Dec 4, 1840, 60, England 1843, English. Holling, William, M, visitor, M, Aug, 9, 1865, 55, Ont., English. Line 25, 84, 84, Brown, William, J., M, Head, M, June 2, 1863, 37, Ont., Irish, farmer. Brown, Mary E, F, Wife, M, April 18, 1876 24, Man., Irish.

Source: John Brown Family, 1901 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, pg 8, Dist # 9, SD D-4, Twp. 13 & 14 R 22W, John Armstrong

A big change has taken place by 1910.  John and Lydia Brown are living with their son George and his family. The family has migrated to Oregon. Also, brother William is with them along with his wife and son.

Line 55, 36, 36, Brown, George F., Head, M, W, 305 M1, 15, Can Eng., Eng. English, 1899, Al, English, Gardner, Truck Famer, A.A. Brown, Emma R., wife, F, W, 30, M1 15, 3, 2, Can Eng.Brown, Elmer, G, son, M, W, 12, S, Can Eng., Eng Eng, 1900, English, Nurse, CW. Brown, Ellen M, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Oregon. Brown, John, Father, M, W, 69, M1, 48, Can, Irish. Brown, Lydia, A, Mother, F, W, 65, M1, 48, 5, 2, Eng, Eng. Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Ean, Eng., truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon,SD #1, ED 5, Sht# 2B #5446, April 8-19, 1910, Bert, L. Davis. 

John, Lydia and other members of the family became Seventh Day Adventists.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh-day_Adventist_Church

Church Membership for John Brown and Family About 1912

1. John Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by Death Dec. 18, 1912, Minutes 1
2. Lydia Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
3. W. J. Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
4. Nellie Brown, Record page 1, Feb. 6, 1910, Dismissed by letter Nov. 17, 1912
17. G. F. Brown, Record Page 2, Received by Letter [ 191]
18. Emma Brown, Record Page 2, Received by Letter [191]

John Percy Clement (1880-1975) a descendant of John’s sister Matilda Brown Clement, visited his Uncle John and Aunt Lydia (Holling), probably in 1908. He wrote the following about them, per cousin B. Hayes.

My Uncle John, mother’s brother and Aunt Lydia from Manitoba had settled near Albany, Oregon, so I decided to pay them a visit. Early in February I went by train down there and spent a week with them. They were very religious and belonged to the Seventh Day Adventists. They kept Saturday to the Sabbath and believed that Jesus would return to Earth during their life time. A married son lived with Uncle John and Aunt Lydia and they were all strict vegetarians and drank neither tea nor coffee, Not being used to their diet I found it very trying and although I enjoyed the visit I was glad to take [the] train back to Portland about a hundred miles distant. The first thing I did after stepping off the train was to go to a restaurant and order a large juicy steak with all of the trimmings. and lots of coffee. I also got my pipe out and thoroughly enjoyed a smoke which I had not indulged in for a week. I think that I never enjoyed myself to such an extant as I did during that first week in Portland.

John Brown died the 18th of December, 1912 and is buried in the I.O.O.F Cemetery in Eugene. It is now called the Eugene Pioneer Cemetery in Eugene, Lane Co., Oregon. Find A Grave has a memorial for both him and Lydia but no tombstone photo.

UPDATE 11/13/2015:  John Brown’s Obituary notice appeared in the local paper:

Died: John Brown, 12/18/1912 Eugene Daily Guard Newspaper

At the home of his son on the river road, seven miles north of Eugene, December 18, 1912, at 2:30 a.m. John Brown, aged 74 years, two months and three days. He was born in Canada and came to Oregon a number of years ago, settling at Albany, and arriving in Eugene about two years ago, living since then with his son on the river road. No arrangements for the funeral have yet been made.

John and Lydia had the following children:

  1. William John Brown was born 2 June, 1863 in Ontario. As we have seen William lives with his family and also makes the migrations to Manitoba and then to Oregon.

William’s marriage has been puzzling.  There are several possibilities at the Manitoba Vital Records online search:  1.  Henneker, Mary Maud, 11/10/1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba and then a 2. Mary Ellen Alcock, 10/29/1895 in Gladstone, Manitoba.  In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census William John states he has been married twice and has been married to Nellie E. 12 years which means the marriage was about 1898?  Since these are index only more would need to be done to determine if any of these are correct or not.  The problem is as we go through the years and the census, the name of his wife changes from Mary E. to Nellie E.

In the 1901 Canadian Census he is with the family in Winnipeg on Line 25, 84, 84, Brown, William, J., M, Head, M, June 2, 1863, 37, Ont., Irish, farmer. Brown, Mary E, F, Wife, M, April 18, 1876 24, Man., Irish.

In the 1910 U.S. Federal Census he is with his brother George and aging parents John and Lydia living in Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon.

Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Canadian English, Canadian Irish, Eng., truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

About 24 February, 1921 it is mentioned that William John Brown took the oath of Allegiance in the circuit court, a native of Canada. Morning Register Newspaper, Eugene, Oregon.  Seeking out naturalization records would be very interesting for this family.

William John Brown continues living in Oregon after his father’s death in 1912 and we find him living in Lone Pine Precinct in Lane Co., Oregon in 1920.

Source: William J. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Lone Pine Precinct, Lane Co., Oregon, SD#1, ED#221, Sht# 2B, enumerated on 5 January 1920 by Roberts V. Rogers.

Line, 84, 2m, 48, 47, River, Road, Brown William, J., Head, 0, H, M, W, 55, M, UN yes, yes, born Canada, English, father born Canada, mother born England, farmer, general farm, Brown, Mary E. wife, F, W, 43, M, UN, UN, born Canada, English, father born Canada, mother born England Brown Lester M. Son, M. W, 16 S. born Oregon.

William continues to live in Lone Pine, Oregon and is there in 1930.  His son Lester has married to Opal and they have a daughter named Betty June.

Source:  Wm. J. Brown Family, 1930 Lone Pine, Lane, Oregon, ED 20-83, SD #6, April 4, 1930, C.B. {Llausgen] Shett 1-B #4251.

Line 87, 23, 23, Brown, William J. Head, O, yes, M, W, 66, M, 33, No, Yes, Canada English, Canada, England, 1902 NA, Farmer. Brown, Mary E., wife of h, F, W, 54, M, 19, No., Yes, Canada-English, Ireland, 1902, NA, Brown, Lester, M, son, M, M, 25, M, 24, No, Yes, Oregon, Cook, Restaurant. Brown, Opal, Daughter in law, F, W, 19, M, 18, No, Yes, Oregon, United Sates, Nebraska, Brown, Betty June, Granddaughter, F, W, 10/12 S, No. Oregon, Oregon, Oregon.

In 1940 Lester is living in Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon with Opal and his daughter Betty.  His father W. John is living next to them and both are getting up in age. Notice that the name for Wm. John’s wife is now Nellie.

Source:  Lester Brown Family, 1940 U.S. Federal Census, Springfield, Lane Co., Oregon, 1, block 4-5-2, SD#4, ED 20-109, enumerated April 20, 1920, by Elsie L. Cornell, Sht #5B,

Line 74, Mill, 1209, 102, 0, 500, No. Brown, Lester M. Head, M, W, 37, M. No. H-2, Oregon, Eugene, No, No, yes Lane, Oregon, Cook, WPA Project, E. Brown, Opal K. wife, F, w, 29, M, No, H-2, Nebraska, yes, Operator, Beauty. Brown, Betty J. daughter, F, W, 10, S, Yes, 5, Oregon, S.

Line 72 Mill, 103, 1000, No. Brown W, John, Head, M, W, 76, M, No. 8, Canada, Junction City, Lane, Oregon, No, No, No, No, U. Brown, Nellie wife, F, W, 64, M, No. 8, Canada, No, No, No, No, H.

There is a William Brown listed as passing on 23 February, 1941 in Lane Co., Oregon and his wife is named Nellie.  This is an index only.  Nellie/Mary may have followed on 10 July, 1944 but more research is needed to verify these deaths.

2.  Louisa Maud Brown was born about 1867 in Ontario and died 23 April, 1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba.

3.  Joseph Edwin Brown was born 27 April 1870 in Plympton, Lambton Co., Ontario, and died the 2nd of May 1893 in Blanchard, Manitoba.

4.  George Frederick Brown was born about 1874 in Ontario.  He married a Emma R b. 1880 in Oregon.

George appears with his parents in the 1881 Canadian Census for Lambton Co., Ontario and then again in the 1891 Canadian Census for Blanchard, Manitoba. These census are featured above.

Oregon Counties

Oregon Counties

He is the head of the family in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census for Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon and his brother William is living next door.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Fairmont, Benton Co., Oregon, SD #1, ED 5, Sht# 2B #5446, April 8-19, 1910, Bert, L. Davis.

Line 55, 36, 36, Brown, George F., Head, M, W, 305 M1, 15, Can Eng., Eng. English, 1899, Al, English, Gardner, Truck Farmer, A.A. Brown, Emma R., wife, F, W, 30, M1 15, 3, 2, Can Eng. Brown, Elmer, G, son, M, W, 12, S, Can Eng., Eng Eng, 1900, English, Nurse, CW. Brown, Ellen M, Daughter, F, W, 2, S, Oregon. Brown, John, Father, M, W, 69, M1, 48, Can, Irish. Brown, Lydia, A, Mother, F, W, 65, M1, 48, 5, 2, Eng, Eng.

Line 61, 37, 37, Brown, William J. Head, M, W, 46, M2, 12, Candian English, truck farmer. Brown, Nellie, E, Wife, F, W, 33, M1, 12, 1, 1, Can Eng. Brown, Lester M, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oregon.

George took his family to Washington State and was living in Clark Co., Washington by the 1920 U.S. Federal Census.

Source: George F. Brown Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Fourth Plain, Clark, Washington, District 0012, SD# 9, ED#12, Sht ____, 9th day of January, 1920, by L. Nina Jorgenson.

Line 21, X, 101, 104, Brown George, Head, M, W, 46 M, 1894 PA, yes, yes, Canada, Canada, England, painter, shipyard, Em, 396. Brown, Emma, wife, F, W, 41, M, 1894, Al, yes, yes, Canada, Iowa, England. Brown, Ellen M., daughter, W, 12, S, yes, yes, yes, Oregon. Brown, Benjamin, son, M, W, 1 11/12, S, Washington

In 1930 we find George and Emma living in Portland, Oregon.

Source:  George F. Brown Family, Portland City, Multnomah Co., Oregon, Precinct 256, ED#26-303, SD#3, Sht 2B, enumerated 2-3 April, 1930 by H.C. [Shellito]. 

Line 76, 192, 55, 55, Brown, George, Head, R, 2250, R, M, W, 55, M, 22, No, Yes, Canada English, father Canada Irish, mother England, arrived 1900, yes, Nurse private, w, yes, no. Brown, Emma R. wife-h, F, W, 50, M, 17, No, yes, Canada English, parents born Ireland, nurse private, w. yes. Brown, Ellen M., daughter, F, W, 21, S, No, yes, born Oregon, parents born Canada. Brown, Ben T., son, M, W, 12, S, yes, yes, born Washington, parents born Canada. Martineau, George, Lodger, M, W, 51, S, No, No, born Michigan. 

There is a George Brown who died on 28 January, 1936 in Portland and his wife’s name is Emma: #335, per the Oregon Death Index.  There is an Emma R. Brown born 1878 and died 1934 buried at the Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland, Oregon with a tombstone and memorial at Find A Grave.  There are many Browns buried in this park.  This might be them.

5.  Catherine Lydia Brown born 27 February 1879 in Ontario.  She may have married a Charles Lewis Boddy on 24 December,1895 in Blanchard, Manitoba per their vital records index.  More needs to be done on Catherine to verify this marriage and then the census below.

A Charles and Catherine Boddy appear in the 1901 Canadian Census living in Blanchard, Manitoba.

Source: Charles L. Boddy Family. 1901 Canadian Census, Blanchard, Marquette, Manitoba, Twp. 138th R 22, page 8 by John Armstrong. 

27, 86 Boddy, Charlies L, M, Head, M, Sept, 23, 1869, 31, born Ont., Irish, agent
Boddy, Catherine L, wife, M, Feb. 27, 1879, 22, born Ont., English. Boddy, Lula M., daughter, S, Feb. 6, 1897, 4 born Manitoba. 

I have not been able to locate any further information on Catherine and Charles.

It is unfortunate, but several years ago I was in the Eugene, Oregon area for a genealogical conference and could have done some looking around for this part of my family.  It looks like out of the 5 children only 3 survived.  Catherine is still in question.  More of course, needs to be done on this family and other sources consulted like immigration, obituaries, and probates. It is time to move on to other siblings.

Philip Brown and Margaret McMurray of Hastings County and their descendants

Thomas Brown (1817 to 1848) was the brother of Philip Brown (1817 to 1895).  They both settled in Hastings County and Rawdon Twp. and remained there till their deaths.

Philip & Margaret Brown, photo courtesy of Bob Hayes

Philip & Margaret Brown, photo courtesy of Bob Hayes

Philip Brown was born, according to cousins, on 29 March 1817 in County Longford, Ireland.  He died 7 April 1895 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings County, Ontario. He is buried in the Stirling Cemetery in Stirling, Hastings Co., Ontario there is a tombstone for him at Find A Grave. Philip’s name is spelled with one “l” and sometimes two.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2335486&GRid=141273758&

I refer you to my post dated August 27, 2014, The Children of William Brown and Elsie: Philip Brown.  In that post I wrote about Philip’s land in Hastings County along with other Brown family. I also talk about Margaret McMurray’s parents.

Here is a review of Philip and Margaret McMurray Brown.  It is interesting that this “McMurray” is Irish.  On the other side of my family the McMurray’s are considered Scottish.

Philip married Margaret McMurray about 1840. After a careful search of the records of the Anglican Diocese of Ontario in Kingston, I was unable to find a marriage record.

Mary was born about 1819 in County Longford, Ireland and died 10 February 1878 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings County, Ontario.  She is also buried in the Stirling Cemetery based on the cemetery book for Stirling Cemetery.  When I visited in September of 2014, I did not find a stone for her so I have created a Memorial at Find A Grave for her and linked her to Philip.

Here is a study of the Canadian Census for Philip and Margaret Brown:

1851 – There is no census for Rawdon in 1851, it does cover a few areas of Hastings.

1861 Canadian Census,  Phillip Brown Family, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, #26, page 12. 

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, C. of 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. 

1871 Canadian Census, Philip Brown Family, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, District 62, No. 2, Div. pg. 19.  It is interesting to see that the place of birth is Ireland for all of them in this census.  In the 1861 census the children are listed born in Canada.

Line 11, 15, 70, Brown Philip, M. age 55, born Ireland, C. England, Irish, farmer, M; Brown, Margaret F, age 52, born Ireland, C. England, M.; Brown, Thomas, M. age 24 born Ireland, C. of England, farmer; Brown, Diana, F, age 22, born Ireland, C. of England;  Brown, Matilda, F, age 20, born Ireland, C. of England; Brown, Margaret, F, age 18, born Ireland, C. of England; Brown, Alvina F, age 11, born Ireland, C. of England; Brown, [Eliza], F, age 10, born Ireland, C. of England

1881 Canadian Census, Philip Brown Family, Rawdon, Hastings, Ontario, Dist. No. 122, North Hastings, Rawdon Twp., Div. #3, page 3. 

Line 17, 15, 15, Brown, Philip, M. age 65, Ireland, Ch of Eng., farmer, Widowed. Line 18, 16, 16 Brown Henry, M. 36, born Ontario, Ch. of Eng., farmer, M;  Brown, [Hester] F, age 25, born Ontario, Ch of Eng., M; Brown, Arthur, M. age 6, born Ontario, Ch of Eng; Brown, Thomas, M, age 3, born Ontario, Ch of Eng. Brown, William, M, 7/12, born Ontario, Ch of Eng.

We see that Phillip is now widowed and his son Henry (Thomas Henry) is living with him. The older children are out of the house.

1891 Canadian Census, Philip Brown Family, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, District 74, North Hastings, SD N4, April 7, 1891 by a John _____, page 2. 

Line 9, W[ ] 9, Brown, Philip M, age 74, W, born Ireland, Parents born in Ireland, C. of England, Farmer, Read and write.

Philip's Death Announcement

Philip’s Death Announcement

Death of Philip Brown Obituary (probably the local paper)

On Sunday evening last Philip brown, one of the oldest residents of the township of Rawdon, came to his death under peculiar circumstances. About dusk on that evening a neighbor, Mr. Wright, called to see him at his house, where he was living alone, and on opening the door found the room full of smoke. He called to Mr. Brown, and getting no reply, groped his way to the bedroom where he found Mr. Brown lying on the bed, partly dressed, and in an unconscious condition.  Mr. Wright took him in his arms and carried him out, and calling other near neighbors to take care of Mr. Brown, he with others soon extinguished the fire. Mr. Brown, however, did not rally, and expired about ten minutes after being taken from the building. The cause of the fire is a mystery. The deceased was over 78 years of age. The funeral took place on Wednesday, and was largely attended, service being held in St. John’s Church, Stirling. 

Philip and Margaret had ten (10) children:

1.  William Brown was born 3 April, 1841 in Rawdon Twp., and was baptized at the Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville on 2 October,1841. He died in Hastings Co., on 14 November 1822 and he is buried in Stirling Cemetery. He was baptised on 2 October, 19841 at the St. Thomas Anglican Church in 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 1850 in Rawdon and is buried in Stirling Cemetery.  They had nine children.

2. Frances Brown was born 9 January 1843 in Rawdon Twp. and she died 2 August 1933 in Northumberland, Ontario. She married a James Clements son of Thomas Clements (1803 to 1891) and Christina King (11 June 1805, Northern Ireland) and died 30 September 1901, Rawdon District. Frances and James had three children.

3. Alice Maria Brown  was born about 1845 in Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario.  She married Gilbert Barton Wellman of Bonar Law, Hastings Co., Ontario who died 4 January 1936 in Hastings Co. They had about 4 children.  She died 22 November 1921 and is buried in the Twelfth Line Cemetery in Hastings County.

4. Elizabeth Brown was born 26 January, 1845 in Rawdon, was baptized 3 February 1846 was baptized on April 28, 1861 at St. Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville.  She died 20 Nov. 1921 in Hastings Co., She probably died in Manitoba. She married a William Cook of Rawdon and they had 4 six children.  NOTE:  These changes to her information moves Elizabeth from position four in the children list to the last child of Philip and Margaret, thus moving the others up. 

5. Thomas Henry Brown was born 27 December 1846 in Rawdon District and was baptized on 28 January 1847 at the St. Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville. He died 15 September 1884 in Rawdon Twp. and is buried in the Stirling Cemetery. He married Esther Ann Downey who was born about 1856 in Ontario and died in the Rawdon District. Thomas and Esther had at least three children.

6. Diana Brown was born about 1850 in Rawdon Twp., and died 11 February 1902 in Oxford, Ontario. She married a Richard West on 2 April, 1877 in Hastings. RIchard West was born about 1850 in Hungerford to John West and Hannah.

7. Matilda Jane Brown was born 1 April 1851 in Stirling and was baptized 6 August 1852. She died 10 November 1936 in Sparta, Elgin County, Ontario.  She married James Downy on 9 April 1873 in Stirling from Huntingdon Twp.

8. Margaret Brown was born 6 November 1854 in Rawdon Twp. and died in Kingston, Frontenac, Ontario.

9. Alvina Brown was born about 1855 in Rawdon Twp. and died in 1943 in Toronto, York Co., Ontario. She married a James Wallace Woodrow on 3 December, 1879 in Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario. He was born 17 May 1854 in Athol Twp., Prince Edward Island County, Ontario. He died 30 September 1915 in Picton, Ontario. They had 3 children. He was the son of John Woodrow Jr. (1826-1900) and Adelaide Williams (1831-1878).

10. Harriett Brown was born 1860 Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario.

In the next posts I will dig a little deeper into the lives of the children of Philip and Margaret Brown.

Thomas and Mary Brown’s Descendants: Elizabeth Brown Bateman

Elizabeth Brown was born 6 July, 1843 in Stirling, Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario, she was baptized 14 Feb. 1844 at Saint Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville.

Please note that this post was inadvertently published about two weeks ago unfinished.  If you received a copy of that unfinished post please discard it and replace with this updated and finished posting.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

The photo below is courtesy of Bob Hayes:

Thomas Bateman and Elizabeth Brown of Hastings Co., Ontario and Piatt Co., Illinois

Thomas Bateman and Elizabeth Brown of Hastings Co., Ontario and Piatt Co., Illinois

Elizabeth married Thomas Bateman who was born 18 June, 1837 in County Cork, Ireland.  They married on 3 November, 1864 in Toronto, York Co., Ontario according to another researcher.

Elizabeth is featured in the 1861 Canadian Census with the Thomas Vance family, along with her mother, siblings and half-siblings.  I have posted about this census in recent posts.

In 1871 Thomas and Elizabeth were in Rawdon Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario.

Line 12, 43, 47, Bateman, Thomas, M, 34, Ireland, All C of Eng., All Irish, farmer, married.
Bateman, Elizabeth, F, 27, Ontario, married
Bateman, Thomas, M, 5, born O
Bateman, Jane, F, 4, born O
Bateman, Ann, F, 2, born O
Bateman, Samuel, 1/12 Mar, O

Line 18, 48, Bateman Samuel M, 77, Ireland, Ch of E, Irish, Farmer, Married, Bateman, Jane, F, 73, Ireland. 

Source:  1871 Canadian Census, Rawdon, Hastings Co., Ontario, page 13, 62 N. Hastings.

Piatt County Illinois

Piatt County Illinois

By 1880 Thomas and Elizabeth had made the migration to Illinois and you can see from the information below the children born in Canada and the ones born in Illinois.  Piatt County is east of Springfield, Illinois and after the city of Decatur.

Line 23, 51, 53, Bateman, Thomas, W, M, 42, married, Farmer, born Ireland, parents born Ireland; Bateman, Elizabeth, W, F, 36, wife, married, Keeping house, born Canada, parents Ireland; Bateman, Thomas, W, M, 14, son, S, born Canada; Bateman, Jane, W, F, 13, daughter, S, born Canada; Bateman, Mary A. W, F, 11, daughter, born Canada; Bateman, Samuel, W, M, 9, Son, S, born Canada; Bateman, Frederick, W, M, 7, son, S, born Illinois; Bateman, Elizabeth, W, F, 5, daughter, S, born Illinois; Bateman, John R, W, M, 3, son, S, born Illinois; Bateman, Margaret, W, F, 6/12, Dec. daughter, S, born Illinois.

Source:  1880 U.S. Federal Census, Blue Ridge Twp., Piatt Co., Illinois, page 6, SD#5, ED#176, enumerated 2 June 1880, Thomas Jones.

Thomas and Elizabeth are living in Blue Ridge Twp. in the 1900 census:

Line 42, 178, 181, Bateman, Thomas, Head, W, M, June 1837, 62, M, 35, born Ireland, parents born Ireland, farmer, 154; Bateman, Elizabeth, wife, W, F, July 1843, 56, M, 35, eleven children born, 11 alive, born Canada (Irish?), parents born Ireland; Bateman, John R, son, W, M, Feb. 1875, 25, S, born Illinois, father Ireland, mother born Canada, farm laborer; Bateman, Etta, Daughter, W, F, Dec, 1879, 20, S, born Illinois, servant; Bateman, Lillie, Daughter, W, F, Jan, 1882, 18, S, born Illinois; Bateman, Edna, Daughter, M,F, Mar, 1884, 16, S, born Illinois; Bateman, Harry, Son, W, M, April 1887, 13, S, born Illinois. 

Source:  1900 U.S. Federal Census, Blue Ridge Twp., Piatt, Illinois, SD#7, ED#126, Sht 10, enumerated 12 June 1900, Jesse W. Klinger.

In the 1920 census Elizabeth age 76 is living in Blue Ridge, Piatt, Illinois on South Street, she is widowed and naturalized. Living with her is Etta, age 40, a daughter.  Also living with her is Lelia, age 20, granddaughter born about 1900.

Elizabeth and Thomas had the following children based on the census above and other researcher contributions.

1. Thomas Bateman Jr. born 14 Nov, 1865/66 near Toronto.  He married Cora Slater on 16 March, 1892/3. She was the daughter of William Slater and Mary R. Lyons. She was born 2 May, 1872. Thomas died 17 December 1939 and Cora died 26 Aug, 1905 in Mansfield, Illinois.

They had one son a William Bateman born 28 January, 1893 in Blue Ridge Twp. who married Irene Vance 28 January, 1893 in Farmer City, DeWitt Co., Illinois. He died Feb 1933.  William and Irene had three daughters.

Thomas remarried to Flora Watson and in the 1910 U.S. Census we find him living with her:

Line 19, 49, 50 Bateman, Tom, Head, M, W, 43, M2, 2, born Canada, Immigrated 1873, Naturalized, Farmer, general farm; Bateman, Flora, wife, F, w, 35, M1, 2, one child born 1 living, born Illinois, father born Ireland, mother born Ohio; Bateman, William, son, M, W, 16, S, born Illinois. Bateman, Lucile, daughter, F, W, 14/12, born Illinois.

Source: 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Blue Ridge Twp., Piatt Co., Illinois, SD #18, ED 148, Sht #3A, enumerated 20 April, 1910, Frederick A. [Nash]. 

Thomas and Flora Bateman had Callie Bateman born about 1913.  She appears in the 1920 U.S. Census for Piatt County along with William and Lucile.

Thomas Bateman Jr. is featured in the book:  Past and Present of Piatt County etc…, by Charles McIntosh, 1903, pages 383 to 384.  This book can be found at Internet Archive and is pretty detailed about the rest of the Bateman family.

https://archive.org/details/pastpresentofpia00mcin

Thomas and his second wife Flora are buried in the Farmer City Cemetery in DeWitt, Illinois. Cora Slater Brown, his first wife, is buried in the Mansfield Cemetery.  Find A Grave has a picture of Cora’s tombstone at the Mansfield Cemetery along with other Bateman stones. William and his sisters are buried in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Farmer City, Illinois.  Find A Grave has memorials for all three of these children but no tombstone photos at this time.

2.  Jane (Jennie) Bateman was born 25 May, 1867 and died 2 July, 1934. She married an Alvin Thomas Smothers 7 November, 1889.  Alvin died 25 December, 1935. They had one child:  Edith Smothers.  Find A Grave has the tombstones for the Smothers family at the Mansfield Cemetery in Illinois.

3.  Mary Ann Bateman born 29 July, 1869 and died 24 April, 1944.  She married an Enoch Chase on 7 September, 1887. They had the following children:  Frank, Clyde, Clair, Myrtle, Lucas, Eleanor, Ruth and Gladys.  Mary and Enoch lived in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.  They are buried in the Tonkawa IOOF Cemetery, in Kay County, Oklahoma. Find A Grave has photos of their tombstones.  There may be another son named Elmer E. born 1896 to 1911.

4.  Samuel Bateman was born 1 April, 1871 and died 13 October, 1940. He married and was widowed by 1900. The name of his first wife is not clear. In the 1910 census he is with his second wife Belle and children, Bernice, Frank, Edwin and Lois.  Abner is missing and he and Bernice are probably the daughter of the first wife.

5.  Charles Frederick Bateman was born 13 February, 1873 and died 12 February, 1908.  He was married to Ella by the 1900 census and they were living in Bellflower, McLean Co., Illinois.  They may have had two children:  Elwood and Ella.

6.  John Russell Bateman was born 6 February, 1875 and he married Anna B. Firke (b. Feb 6, 1879, d. 16 Sep. 1911). She is buried in the Mansfield Cemetery in Piatt Co., Illinois. John R. Bateman is inscribed on this tombstone but there is no death date. The FAG#23119360 in the Mansfield Cemetery was added 9/4/2016 and I prepared this post in 2015. John R. is buried in Pritchard with his second wife Lena, see below.

In the 1910 census John R. Bateman is living in Rocky Ford, Otero Co., Colorado with Anna and John R. Jr.

By the 1920 they had Eleanor, Florence, Byron and were living in Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Co., Michigan on Franklin St. The name for John’s wife is Lena in this census.

In 1930 they were living in Seville, Gratiot Co., Michigan with Elenor, Florence, Byron, Eugene, and Edwin.

John R. and Lena are buried in the Pritchard Cemetery in Elwell, Gratiot Co., Michigan.  John’s dates are 1874 to 1953 and Lena’s are 1879 to 1956. Find A Grave has a picture of their tombstone #40399826.

UPDATE 6/4/2017:  The information above about John Russell Bateman has been updated based on new information received from a cousin and verified with bible records.  It is now believed that John R. was married twice first to Anna and then to Lena.

7.  Elizabeth Bateman was born 28 October, 1877 and died 31 October, 1947. She married Layton Smith.  In the 1900 census they are in Bellflower, McLean Co., Illinois. They had married in 1899.  Layton was born June 1876 and is 23.  He was born in Illinois, his father was born in Ohio and his mother in Indiana. He is farming.  In 1910 they are still living in Bellflower, McLean Co., Illinois and they now have LuVerne age 6, and Delas age 4 male. Elizabeth has listed that she has 3 born and 2 living children.

In 1920 Layton and Elizabeth have made the migration to Union, Van Wert Co., Ohio. They have Luverne E. with them and Delmar V.  Also in the household are Pauline L. Stulz, Ruth M. Magruder and Merle E. Whitlock.  The last three are listed as Boarders.

Find A Grave has a memorial to Layton D. Smith 1876 to 1945 and one for Elizabeth Smith with the dates of 1877 to 1947, but no tombstone photos.  They are at the Woodland Union Cemetery in Van Wert Co., Ohio.

8. Margaret Etta Bateman was born 23 December, 1879 and died 29 August, 1945. She had one daughter named Lelia.  Etta is with her mother in the 1920 census and her daughter Lelia.  Etta is buried in Mansfield Cemetery and Find A Grave has a photo of her tombstone and an obituary notice.  Apparently she did spend time in the Peoria Hospital for she was living there in the 1940 census.

9.  Nellie Lillie Bateman was born 18 January, 1882.  In the 1910 U.S. Census there is a Thomas A. Skeels and his wife is Nelle. They are living in Blue Ridge Twp., Piatt Co., Illinois and they have one child, Charles R. age 2.  Thomas was born about 1881 in Illinois. Nelle indicates she has one child born and one living.  Thomas is a teacher. Written by Nelle’s name is the word “music” for an occupation. They may have had other children: Eldon, Bernardine and Raphael.

10.  Edna Bateman was born 3 March 1884 and died August 1977. She married Herbert Warren of Elwell, Michigan and had Ralph and Lola.

UPDATE:  Edna Bateman is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Van Wert Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has her tombstone #32902048 and her name as Edna Warren Robey with links to two husbands and one child.  Herbert James Warren is FAG#21450927 with links in the Mansfield Cemetery, Piatt Co., Illinois. Her second husband was Wm. Quinn Robey #33194986 FAG. Thanks to a cousin M. West.

11.  Harry Brown Bateman was born about 1887 and died 1962.  He married Jessie Weedman born 1886 and died 1967.  They had Philip, Amos, Jack and Richard.

Thomas and Elizabeth Brown Bateman are buried in the Mansfield Cemetery in Mansfield, Piatt Co., Illinois.   Find A Grave has pictures of their tombstones.

Thomas Bateman died 24 December, 1906 in Mansfield, Illinois.  He was featured in the location paper:

Pioneer Article on Thomas Bateman

Pioneer Article on Thomas Bateman

Pioneer Called – Thomas Bateman Passed Away at his Home Monday Evening, A Blue Ridge Early Settler.

Thomas Bateman was born June 18, 1837 in county Cork, Ireland. His parents were Samuel and Jane Bateman who reared a family of ten children. Moved by the spirit of the mighty emigration which has directed so many million of the old world’s population toward the brighter promises of success and happiness in the new, his parents came to America when Thomas was but a lad of 13. Fifty six years ago, the ocean was much wider than now, especially to the poor emigrant, and the voyage made in a sailing vessel, lasted six weeks. They settled in Ontario near Toronto where they lived for 21 years. Here Thomas worked for four dollars per month to help in the daily support. On Nov. 3, 1864 at the age of 27, Mr. Bateman was joined in marriae to Miss Elizabeth Brown, also of Canada. In 1871 with his wife and….missing parts – They lived in the home of their ___the father _____On coming to this state he bought land on Blue Ridge where he has made his home for thirty five years, known and respected by his neighbors for his uprightness of character. To him and his faithful wife were born a family of 11 children who honored and comforted him while he was living and now cherish with tender regard his memory in the hour of death. They are Thomas, Mrs. Jennie Smothers, Mrs. Mary Chase, Samuel, Charles F., John R., Mrs. Lizzie Smith, Etta, Mrs. Nellie Skeels, Mrs. Edna Warren and Harry B., all of whom reside in the vicinity of the old home except Mary Chase, who lives in Okla., and John R. in Rocky Ford, Colo.

From this large family circle the father is the first link to be removed by the hand of death. After a physical decline of several years, a fatal illness laid hold upon him some four weeks ago and on Christmas Eve, there came a swift summons from the skies and without a word the spirit of our brother departed for the eternal home at the hour of 7 o’clock. By industry and business ability the subject of this brief life history was enabled to accumulate considerable property; the home place of 200 acres being one of the tiniest country homes in the community. He was the last survivor of the old settlers in this neighborhood.

His early education was received in Ireland and he was reared in the communion of the church of England. Some fifteen years ago he united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Lindsey Chapel. Mr. Bateman was strictly honest in all dealings with his fellow-men kind to his family considerate of their welfare and in short, honorable in every relationship of life. Besides the wife, children and grandchildren there survives him, one sister Mrs. Bessie Tanner, 80 years of age, residing in Canada. These with other relatives and many friends mourn his sudden departure. Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 o’clock a.m. at the home, conducted by Rev. Gooding assisted by Rev. McGhee. A large number of relatives and friends attended the services and followed the remains to Blue Ridge cemetery for interment. The widow and children have the sympathy of all in this affliction.

Elizabeth lived till 31 March, 1923 and died in Mansfield, Illinois, unfortunately her death was a terrible accident.  Here is the article from the Mansfield Express of April 6, 1923:

Mrs. Elizabeth Bateman Fatally Burned, Saturday April 6, 1923:

Clothing Caught Fire While Burning Trash at Rear of her Home in South Part of Town

The people of the village were thrown into a state of excitement Saturday morning, when the news spread about town that Mrs. Elizabeth Bateman was fatally burned when her clothing caught fire while burning trash at the rear of her home on south street.

Mrs. Bateman and her grand-daughter, Miss Lee Bateman went to the rear of the lot to burn trash. After working a while, Miss Lee returned to the house. In a short time Mrs. Bateman’s clothing caught fire and she rolled on the ground in an effort to extinguish the flames.

She was first seen by Paul Albert Vaughan, a neighbor boy, who gave the alarm, but before help could arrive her clothing was almost burned from her body. She was carried to the house and medical aid summoned but she was so badly burned that death relieved her of her suffering about 3 o’clock in the afternoon and was conscious until the last.

Verdict of Accidental Death
A verdict of accidental death, caused by burning was returned by a coroner’s jury Saturday evening.

Obituary
Elizabeth Batemen, daughter of Thomas and Mary Brown, was born at Sterling, Ontario, Canada, July 6, 1848, and died at her home in Mansfield, Illinois, March 31, 1923 at the age of 70 years 8 months, and 25 days. Mrs. Bateman was one of a family of four children, and was but five years of age when her father died. She grew to womanhood in her native land, where she received a common school education. She was married to Thomas Bateman, also of Canada, Nov. 3, 1864, where they continued to live until 1871, when they with their four children moved to Illinois. Soon after their arrival they purchased a farm in Blue Ridge Twp. where their son Harry B. now lives. Here they settled and reared their family of eleven children, who are as follows: Thomas, near Farmer City, Illinois; Mrs. Jennie Smothers and Harry, of this vicinity; Mrs. Mary Chase of Toukawa, Oklahoma, Samuel of Clyde, North Dakota; Charles F, deceased; John R. Bateman of Breckenridge, Michigan; Mrs. Layton Smith, VanWert, Ohio. Mrs. Edna Warren, Elwell, Michigan; Mrs. Nellie Skeels, Villa Grove, Illinois and Miss Etta at home.

Mrs. Bateman was brought up in the Episcopalian faith, but upon their coming to Blue Ridge, united with the Methodist Church of Lindsey Chapel, where the family regularly attended during their residence there. She still retained her membership in that church at the time of her death. Mr. Bateman died at the old home, December 24, 1906.

Soon after his death, Mrs. Bateman purchased the home on South street where she was living at the time of her death. Mrs. Bateman possessed a kind and cheerful disposition and had a large circle of relatives and friends. She leaves ten children, thirty-two grand-children and thirteen great grandchildren to mourn her departure and were all in attendance at the funeral except Samuel and Mrs. Nellie Skeels. She will be greatly missed in the home and community. Funeral services were held at the ME. Church ___ o’clock Tuesday morning. The Rev…..Evans _________the pall bearers were W.H. Firke, J. J. Swartz, J.B. Douglas, Bert Howe, J.J. Warren and John Gardiner. The flower girls were the Misses Agnes Bateman, Beulah Walker, Mary Bateman and Daisy Bateman. The large attendance at the funeral and the bountiful floral offering ___of the high esteem in which the deceased was held in the community. At the close of the service, the remains were laid to rest in the Mansfield cemetery.

There is a lot more information and research to be done on this family but I feel that this is a good summary of the Thomas and Elizabeth Bateman’s Family.  There would be estates, deeds, more census research done on the children, cemetery searches and other research to be done to complete the family. Because there are many living descendants of Thomas and Elizabeth (Brown) Bateman in Illinois, I have chosen to do a summary of the information that was shared with me by my cousin Bob Hayes a descendant of Matilda Brown Clements daughter of George Brown brother to Elizabeth’s father Thomas. If you would like more information please leave a comment.