Leeds & Grenville Families – Thomas Hales and Julianna Myers

THOMAS HALES (1823/24 – 1869) AND JULIANNA MYERS (1828 – 1905)

This is the story of my Great Great Grandparents, Thomas Hales and Julianna Myers. It is through them that I became interested in researching my Family Tree. An article appeared in the Recorder and Times, “Focus on the District; Forfar, Part One” by Harry Painting in the issue dated April 10, 1981. The History of Forfar was discussed mentioning that Forfar had been originally known as Hales Corners.

The article also mentioned that Julianna Myers had married the Rev. James Hales and that she had taught school in the Forfar area. My late aunt, Eva (Chant) Curtis, pointed out this inaccuracy and said I should write the newspaper. A Sampler in the possession of the late Mrs. Curtis, information from my late Grandmother Susan Eva (White) Chant, and Julianna’s tombstone made us know the information in the newspaper was inaccurate. Information in the two Hales Bible in the possession of some cousins also confirmed the newspaper inaccuracy. As I continued my researched on the Hales Family, I discovered this inaccuracy in The Tweedsmuir Book for the Bastard Township area. I surmise that this is where the problem began. This inaccuracy has been repeated in the book My Four Walls plus in other publications about the early people of the Forfar area.

Thus, I decided that there is no better way to remember my Great Great Grandparents, Thomas Hales and Julianna Myers than setting the record straight in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation.

The Hales family who settled in Forfar came from Ireland. After the Catholic Rebellion in Ireland many of the Irish Protestant families (descendants of those originally from Wales, Scotland, and England during the era of Cromwell), immigrated to Canada in the early 1800’s to escape the conflict.

The grandparents of Thomas Hales were James Hales and the former Jane Baker who were married June 5, 1787 at Cornafene. Another source gives the marriage date as 1791-92 (1). James Hales was born about 1761.

James and Jane (Baker) Hales had eight children – Thomas (1788-1812/13), William (1795-1844), James (1797 – 1858), Richard (1800/1802-1877), Elizabeth (1802/1803-1891), Mary (1804-1891), Charles (1806-1883?), and John (1808-1817). (2)

The first of the Hales to come to Canada were James and Jane (Baker) Hales’ sons William (and his wife the former Jane Waldon), and Richard, along with their friend Arthur Clendenning. They arrived in 1818. James and Jane followed with their sons James and Charles and their daughters, Elizabeth and Mary in 1820. As of this date, I have been unable to find the ship records. (3)

Their trip across the Atlantic would have been very difficult. The ships were often cattle boats with no comforts. As well, they faced the dangerous trip from Montreal up the St. Lawrence to Brockville. The overland trip to Forfar would also be made either by foot or by wagon as no roads had been created by then.

James and Jane lived in Forfar, Upper Canada after their arrival in Canada. They lived in a log cabin that had been built by their sons, William and Richard and Arthur Clendenning when they arrived in Forfar in 1818. (4) It is unknown if they stayed all the time in Forfar where their son Richard settled or if they spent some time with their son, William, who was in the Perth area for awhile.

James Hales died in 1828. His widow, the former Jane Baker, died about 1835-36. As of this date, information has not been located to show where thy were buried. (5)

The following is some information about the children of James and Jane (Baker) Hales. All the children were born in County Cavan. They are the aunts and uncles of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers. I have left out their son William until later as he was Thomas’ father.

The oldest and youngest children of James and Jane died before their immigration. The oldest son, Thomas, died at the age of 19. He had gone hunting with a group of boys and caught cold in the bog. He died of pneumonia. Their youngest, John born about 1808, died in 1817. (6)

James Hales, third son of James and Jane (Baker) Hales was born March 10, 1797. He was a preacher in Ireland and continued to preach after he immigrated. As mentioned previously, he came to Upper Canada with his parents, his brother Charles, and his two sisters in 1820.

He became an an ordained minister in the Canadian Wesleyan New Connection (Connexion) Methodist. He served as an itinerant preacher. He preached for at least 25 years with an annual salary of $225. (7)

James Hales of Bastard married Anna (Ann) Leggett of South Crosby on July 30, 1832. Witnesses to their marriage were John Leggett (James’ brother-in-law) and Julianna Poole (Aunt of Julianna Myers). Marriage was performed by Thomas Madden, Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the District of Johnstown.(8)

James and Anna had ten children, of whom 4 died in infancy. Jane, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Eliza, William James, and Emma Evangeline survived into adulthood.

Rev. James Hales died April 29, 1858 at Crosby, Ontario at the age of 61 years. He was buried at Crosby, Canada West, formerly called Upper Canada. (9)

In 1867, Anna went to Bruce County with her six children and lived in the Walkerton area. The location they owned at Concession 4, Lot 25, Bastard Township was eventually purchased by Elisha Mattice.

Anna died on December 25, 1891 at Walkerton, Ontario in her 84th year.

This is the Reverend James Hales that the article “Focus on the District”, the Tweedsmuir Book for Bastard Township, and other histories about Forfar stated had married Julianna Myers. The Reverend James Hales was the uncle of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers.

Richard Hales, the fourth son of James and Jane (Baker) Hales was born 1800 or 1802. (10) He came to Canada in 1818 with his brother William and William’s wife, Jane, and their friend, Arthur Clendenning.

The article that appeared in the Recorder and Times, “Focus on the District; Forfar, Part One” by Harry Painting in the issue dated April 10, 1981, stated that Richard Hales came to Canada in 1800. This article also stated that Richard lived in Eastern Canada for 20 years before he came to Forfar. This information is definitely incorrect. According to the late Talmage Stone of Forfar, Richard Hales was considered the first settler of Forfar which was at first known as Hales Corners and its founder.

Richard settled in Forfar and married Eliza Graham. They were married on October 19 or 21, 1835. Eliza was born in Wexford, Ireland and she was the daughter of Thomas Graham. The marriage was preformed by John Leggett, Justice of the Peace and brother-in-law of Richard Hales. (11)

Richard Hales had a frame house built sometime before the enumeration of the 1851 Census. Today, Herbie and Shelva Hutchings live in this home. (12)

Richard farmed and eventually owned land on lots 25, 26, and 27 in Concession 4 of Bastard Township. Richard also served in the Battalion of the Leeds Militia and was named captain on March 16, 1857, effective from February 11, 1857. (13, 14)

He also served as the Postmaster in Forfar with the Post Office in his home. Before the B & W Railway, the mail was brought from Brockville to Westport by stagecoach. Richard would take the mail by horseback to Portland, Harlem, and Chantry. Later on his daughter, Henrietta, helped him until his death May 3 or 5, 1877 at the age of 75 years at Forfar. His widow, the former Eliza Graham, died on May 28, 1880 at the age of 72 years. They are both buried in the cemetery at Forfar. (15)

Richard and Eliza had six children (three of whom died young) – Eliza Jane, Mary Ann, James, Elizabeth Charlotte (Chat), Charles Theophilus (Theo), and Henrietta (Etta) Ruth. Charlotte and her husband, Ransom Young, and family went to the USA. Theo and Etta lived in the family home in Forfar until their death in December 1925.

Elizabeth Hales, the fifth child and first daughter of James and Jane (Baker) Hales was born March 10, 1802 (1803). (16)

On January 4, 1821, Elizabeth married Arthur Clendenning in Belleville. Arthur was born in County Cavan, Ireland in 1789. (17)

Arthur and Elizabeth lived near Belleville for a short time. He was listed on the Assessment Roll for the Township of Bathurst, Lanark County in 1821. They also lived in the Township of Bastard where their second child was born in 1824. (18) While residing in Bastard Township, Arthur was listed on the Munster Roll for the 2nd Regiment Leeds Militia in the years 1824, 1825, 1826. (19)

Sometime before the enumeration of the 1851 Census, Arthur and Elizabeth Clendenning had moved to North Crosby Township where he was farming. They were listed with eight children living in a one storey log house. (20) The family then moved to Carrick Township, Bruce County between 1851 and 1861, probably about 1858 according to their daughter, Isabella, in a letter to Mary Ann Hales, daughter of Richard and Eliza Hales. Arthur continued to farm in Bruce County.

Arthur and Elizabeth (Hales) Clendenning had at least eleven children – five sons and six daughters. (21) Based on Census information, I have been able to name eight of the children including – Elizabeth, Thomas H., William, Mary Ann, James, Isabella, John, and Frances Amelia.

Arthur Clendenning died May 15, 1883 in Carrick Township, Bruce County, at the age of 94 years. (22) His widow, Elizabeth (Hales) Clendenning went west with their daughter, Isabella (Belle) Clendenning Brown.

When the 1891 Census was enumerated, Elizabeth (Hales) Clendenning was living with her Isabella Brown and her son-in-law, William Brown and their two sons. Elizabeth died in Vancouver, B.C. on May 31, 1891, age 88 years. (23)

Mary Hales, the sixth child and second daughter of James and Jane (Baker) Hales, was born March 9, 1804. (24) She married John Leggett about 1825-27.

John Leggett was born in Wexford, Ireland about 1794-95. He arrived in Canada with his mother and some siblings on the ship the Atlantic on August 14, 1817. By December 19, 1817, he was living in South Crosby Township, Leeds County. (25)

Early on, John Leggett farmed on Concession 4, Lot 5 in South Crosby. He also served as a Justice of the Peace while he lived in South Crosby. He also performed many marriages in the area including that of his brother-in-law, Richard Hales to Eliza Graham, in 1835. He was also one of the witnesses when Rev. James Hales married Anna Leggett in 1832. Some sources believe that John and Anna Leggett who married the Rev. James Hales were siblings but I have been unable to confirm this. (26)

By 1851, John and Mary and five children were living on Concession 2, Lot 19, South Crosby where he was still farming and had 198 acres. (27) In June of 1855, John and Mary Leggett left South Crosby for Brant Township, Bruce County. (28) Their son, William, had previously moved to Bruce County between 1850-1855. John’s motivation for moving to Bruce County was to obtain more land for his sons.

John Leggett died on March 17, 1865 in Brant Township, Bruce County. (29) His widow, Mary Hales Leggett, died on June 14, 1891 in Brant Township. (30)

John and Mary had at least the following children – William, James, Benjamin, Jane, Thomas Hales Leggett, Elizabeth, and one other son.

Charles Hales, the seventh child and fifth son James and Jane (Baker) Hales, was born March 22, 1806. (31)

He arrived with his parents in Forfar in 1820. At first Charles lived with his parents in the log house built by his brothers, William and Richard, and Arthur Clendenning when they arrived in 1818. Later in 1820, he was in Belleville. (32)

Eventually, Charles settled in Kingston. At some point, he apprenticed as a clerk to learn the mercantile trade, to Mr. Neil McLeod (McCloud) of Kingston. (33)

Charles became prosperous and set up business in Kingston, opening a grocery store on Front Street (now Ontario Street). In 1837, he bought the property where the S and R was located in recent times before its closing. He also became involved in shipping.

In 1841, Kingston became the new capital of the Legislative Union between Upper and Lower Canada. When the Legislative capital was moved to Montreal, Charles and many other merchants fell upon hard times.

He even had to rent out the new home which had been built between 1838 and 1840. This Italian style villa was rented to John A. Macdonald, later Prime Minister of Canada. Macdonald named this villa “Bellevue House.” It is now a tourist attraction in Kingston.

Charles was often referred to in the Kingston newspapers of that time.

Charles Hales married Elizabeth Charlotte Chettle in Kingston on May 3, 1836. She was the second daughter of the Reverend John Chettle, Wesleyan Minister, of Frome, Somersetshire, England. The marriage was performed by Rev. Stinson. Witnesses for the marriage were John Torrance, John Johnston, and Daniel McCloud. (34)

Charles’ wife, Elizabeth Charlotte died October 23, 1844 at the age of 32. (35)

Charles and Elizabeth Charlotte had at least four children born at Kingston, Charles Ebenezer (February 26, 1837 to July 5, 1837), Jane Angelina (June or July 1838-September 3, 1849; age 11, died of Cholera), Mary Hannah (1840-September 2, 1849; 9 years; died of cholera), and Charles Hales (April 1844-September 21, 1844).

It is unknown where Elizabeth Charlotte and the children are buried. However, the burials were all performed by the Anglican Church even though the family was Wesleyan Methodist. Thus, they may have been buried in the cemetery connected to St. George Parish in Kingston. Some sources have suggested they would have been buried at Cataraqui Cemetery.

The Kingston City Directory and Vicinity of 1855 listed Charles as a wholesale grocer at 2 Princess Street in Kingston.

After his business failures and the death of his family, Charles seemed to disappear from Kingston. A letter from his niece, Isabel Clendenning of Carrick Township, about 1858-59 to another niece, Mary Ann Hales of Forfar, told of the Clendenning family spending two days in Kingston on their move to Carrick. This letter was a surprise as it mentioned another child of Charles, Joseph Henry Hales. Where Charles and his son were from this time to 1871 is a mystery.

The 1871 Census for Nelson Township, Halton County, lists Charles and Joseph living at Wellington Square (today Burlington). Charles was a merchant and listed as 63 years of age. His son was listed as 26 years of age. One of the schedules of this census also lists Charles as owning a grist mill. His son, Joseph, was listed as in the millinery business. (36)

Lovell’s Ontario Directory of 1871 listed Charles as an agent at Wellington Square Mills. His son, Joseph H. Hales was listed as a dealer in dry goods, groceries, provisions, hardware, crockery, boots, shoes, etc. and also living in Wellington Square.

Joseph Henry Hales died on May 30, 1876 after taking ill on May 20th with haemorrhaging of the lungs. His information is in a letter that Charles of Wellington West sent to his brother, Richard of Forfar. (37) This letter was dated December 19, 1876. The Ontario Death registration gives Joseph Henry’s death date as August 30, 1976. It was registered September 19, 1876 by his father. (38)

This is the correct Joseph Henry Hales as he is listed as a merchant and born in Kingston, Ontario. He was listed as 34 years of age. It also states the cause of Death was bleeding of the lungs and that he had been ill for ten days.

The Hamilton City Directory, 1877-1878 listed Charles as having a general store in Wellington Square (today Burlington). The County of Simcoe and Hamilton and North and North Western Railway Directory and Gazetteer of 1879 listed Charles Hales as a merchant living in Burlington.

The 1881 Census shows Charles Hales still living in Halton County. In this census, the name of Wellington Square is now Wellington Village. (39) Today it is Burlington, Ontario.

Charles Hales, age 76, died May 26, 1883 in London Township, Middlesex. His occupation was listed as merchant. He was listed as born in Ireland and a Methodist. (40) His age, birthplace, and occupation ties in but when did he move from Burlington?

I have been unable to locate where Charles Hales and his son Joseph Henry are buried.

William Hales, the second son and child of James and Jane (Baker) Hales, was born March 2, 1895 in County Cavan, Ireland. He married Jane Waldon in 1817 or 1818 in Ireland. He was a shoemaker in the Parish of Killeshandra, County Cavan. (41) William is the father of Thomas who married Julianna Myers. Thus, William is my Great Great Great Grandfather.

As mentioned earlier William, his wife, Jane, his brother Richard, and their friend Arthur Clendenning immigrated in 1818. Rough seas held up their journey resulting in William and Jane’s oldest child, Margaret, being born at sea. (42) Margaret’s baptism, which I just found recently, took place in Montreal on August 23, 1818. It is unknown how long they stayed in Montreal. They still had the difficult travel up the St. Lawrence by boat and the overland trek to Forfar. At this time, there were just paths to travel so they probably had to endure travel by foot and horse and wagon to get from Brockville to Forfar where the men built a log cabin.

On April 15, 1819, William was in Belleville where he submitted a Land Petition. At that time, he stated that he was living in Belleville and planned to settle there. This petition also had a character reference from John Cousins, Curate of Killesandra described William Hales “by trade a shoemaker, from the Parish of Killesandra in the County of Cavan” and “industrious and honest.” He did not get a land grant right away.(43)

William and Jane later lived in Perth Military Settlement where he had a shoe and boot business.

Records of the Perth Military Settlement, 1816-1822:
He was listed in the Census Roll for Drummond Township, Lanark County in 1822. “William Hales, emigrant, Bathurst, Concession 10, South-West half of Lot 4, 100 acres, located November 9, 1822.” (44)

Another source lists him in the Census Roll for Drummond Township, Lanark County in 1822. In this census, William was listed as the head of the house of two adults, two female children, and no servants with a total of four people in the household. (45)

The family were still living in Perth when their fourth child, Thomas, was born in 1823/1824. However, by the time the next child was born in 1825, they were living in Ameliasburg, Prince Edward County.

They later moved to the Belleville area. Finally, on April 18, 1836, William was granted half an acre of land on the east side of Pinnacle Street. in the town of Belleville. He did not keep this land long as on July 2, 1836, he sold the property to Felix Maloy, cooper, of Belleville. At this time, William was listed as a yeoman in the Township of Hungerford in the Midland District. (46)

According to the obituary of William and Jane’s daughter, Margaret, they moved to Hungerford, Hastings Township in 1833. (47) Some sources say they also lived in Thurlow Township in Hastings County as some of their children were supposed to have been born there.

One source of information states that William Hales bought a house from a Mr. Beatty. William Hales had all the payments made but one when he died, after which Mr. Beatty repossessed the farm from the family. According to this source, William had been to Toronto and came home tired. The two younger children, Charles and Richard were lying in a trundle bed. Just for sport, William jumped over the little bed and went to bed. In the night, his wife awoke and found him dead. (4)

Another source stated that William Hales, who was a shoemaker by trade, prepared the skins (deer hide) himself. His last lot was stolen the night before he was to sell them. This broke his heart and he died soon after. (48)

William died in 1844, about 49 years of age, in Hungerford Township. It is believed that he was buried at Tweed but as of this date no tombstone or other information has been found about his death or burial. (49)

After William’s death, Jane and her family moved to Colborne. It appears that the responsibility for helping to support the family fell to the oldest son, Thomas.

The 1851 Census (actually enumerated in 1852) shows the family living in Cramahe Township, Northumberland County. For some reason Jane (Waldon) Hales, a widow, was listed as Margaret. She was to be 60 on her next birthday. She was living with her son, Thomas, daughter, Margaret, and sons Charles and William. (50)

Jane (Waldon) Hales was still alive on September 14, 1856, when Thomas wrote a love letter to Julianna Myers. (51)

It is unknown if she was still alive when Thomas, Julianna, and several of the siblings moved to Otonabee Township, Peterborough County in 1857. As of this date, she has not been located in the 1861 Census living with any of her children. Thus, she probably died between 1856 and 1861. Some sources say she was buried at Thomasburg, Hastings County but I have not found proof of this.

William and Jane (Waldon) Hales had at least ten children – Margaret Hales (1818-1889), Jane Ann Hales (1821?-1881), Eliza/Elizabeth Hales (1822-1902), Thomas Hales (1823/1824-1869), Benjamin James Hale (1825-1899), Mary Hales (c1828-1903), William Henry Hales (1830 ?-1906), Matilda Hales (1832-1908), Charles Hales (1836-1914), and Richard Newton Hales (1839-1934).

The following is information for the children of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales with the exception of their son Thomas who I will discuss later.

Margaret Hales, the oldest child of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales was born June 8, 1818 on the Atlantic Ocean. She was baptised on August 23, 1818 at St. James Street Methodist Church, Montreal, Quebec. The baptism record lists the parents as living in the city of Montreal at this time. (52)

Margaret lived in many areas of what is now called Ontario – Forfar, Perth area of Lanark County, Prince Edward County, Belleville, and Hungerford Township, Hastings County before she grew up.

In 1833, when the family moved to Hungerford township, Margaret, at the age of fifteen, taught in the first Public School in the village of Tweed, Upper Canada (now Ontario). She taught school for about ten years. During this time, she learned painting and needlework. (53)

Margaret taught Sunday School and maintained her faith until the time of her death. (54) After the death of her father in 1844, Margaret moved with her mother and brothers to Colborne, and in 1857, to Otonabee. (55)

In the 1851 Census, Margaret, age 36 on next birthday, was living with her mother and her brothers Thomas, (head of the family), William and Charles. (50)

When her brother Thomas wrote to Julianna Myers on September 14, 1856, Margaret was in Claverton looking after her brother, William who was ill. (51)

According to Thomas’ letter, Margaret had been with Thomas and others in their family ever since they left Crosby. As well, he stated that he felt he had an obligation to provide her with a home and her needs for as long as he was able.

When Thomas, Benjamin James, and William Henry went to Otonabee Township in 1857 to carry on the lumber business, Margaret went with them.

The 1861 Census for Otonabee Township shows Charles, Richard, and Margaret living with their brother, Thomas, his wife Julianna and their two children, Letitia Jane and William Thomas. (56)

It is unknown when Margaret left Otonabee Township. However her brother Thomas died on April 29, 1869. The other Hales brothers had left the Otonabee before Thomas died.

By the time of the enumeration of the 1871 Census, Margaret, age 50, a Wesleyan Methodist in religion and a milliner in trade, was living in Smith Township, Peterborough County. (57)

The 1881 Census for the Townships of Burleigh, Anstruther, and Chandos shows Margaret living with her brother Charles, his wife Martha and their three children – Margaret, Mary, and Sylvia. (58)

Margaret died on July 24, 1889 in the Apsley/Burleigh area. Her burial was at the Union Cemetery in Apsley, Ontario. (59)

Jane Ann Hales, the second child and second daughter of William Hales and Jane Waldon, was born 1820-1821 probably near Perth, Lanark County. She moved a great deal as a child.

Sometime about 1842-44 or earlier, Jane Ann married James Mairs. Based on Census information, James was born about 1819-20 in Ireland. However, he was of Scottish descent. The 1851 Census (enumerated 1852) shows James and Jane Anne (sic) living in Huntingdon Township, Hastings County, Canada West with five children. They were living in a one storey log shanty.

Jane Ann (Hales) and James also lived in various other townships in Hastings County (Madoc, Sidney, Hungerford, and Elzevir) according to the Wesleyan Methodist baptism records of some of their children. At various times in the census James was listed as a farmer and a cabinet maker.

James Mairs died April 6, 1880, age 61 years, 3 months. James was listed as born in County Down, Ireland. His son, James Mairs, was the informant of his death. (60) Information sent me in the 1980’s gave his place of death as Actinolite, Ontario, Elzevir Township, Hastings County, Ontario.

Jane Ann Mairs died April 22, 1880, age 59 years. The informant of her death was James Mairs (her son). She died of Consumption. (61) Information sent to me in the 1980’s also gave her place of death as Actinolite, Ontario, Elzevir Township, Hastings County, Ontario.

James and Jane Ann (Hales) Mairs were buried at the Actinolite Cemetery, Actinolite, Ontario, Elzevir Township, Hastings County. (62)

Based on census and baptism information Jane Ann (Hales) and James Mairs had at least ten children – Eliza Jane, Margaret, Mary (Minnie), James, Ann (Anna), Matilda, Emma, William, Lucy, and William Thomas. The first William only lived four months. These children would be the nephew and nieces of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers.

Eliza (Elizabeth) Hales was the third daughter and third child of William Hales and Jane Waldon. She was born on February 3, 1822, probably in Lanark County as William Hales was listed in the 1822 Census for the Perth Military Settlement as living in Drummond Township, Lanark County. (63)

Very little was known about Eliza (Elizabeth) Hales when I first began my research. She first married a Mr. Marshall. It is uncertain whether they married in Canada and then went to the United States or whether Eliza met him when she moved to the USA. It is unknown when she went there. (64)

Some sources say that she was never heard of again. However, a picture of Elizabeth Hales Burnham has survived with the following information on the back “Born February 1822; died April 14, 1902, 80 years, 2 months and 11 days.” (63)

Information handed down through the descendants of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales’ son Richard Newton Hales who married Ellen Baxter, states that Eliza was married three or four times, her last husband being a Baptist minister. (65)

Finally, on December 19, 2017, I found the proof that Eliza married a Marshall and then, a Burnham. I found Elizabeth Marshall (age 46) living in Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan with four children – Josephine (age 24), John H. (age 15), William J. (age 13), and Charles (age 8). (66)

Then, I found the marriage of Eliza N. Marshall to Ezra M. Burnham, a clergyman. on May 25, 1876 in Adrian, Michigan. She was listed as age 54, Ezra, age 70. Her maiden name was listed as Eliza N. Hales. Eliza was listed as born in Canada and Ezra in New Hampshire. (67)

The 1880 Census finds Elizabeth M. (age 58) and Ezra M. Burnham (age 64) living in Adrian. There is a discrepancy in Ezra’s age plus in the initial for Elizabeth’s middle name. (68)

Rev. Ezra M. Burnham died November 1889. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Adrain, Michigan. His birthdate here is listed as April 1806. (69) The North American Family Histories, 1500-2000 gives his birthplace as East Ashford, Catt, N Y. It also gives his first marriage date as August 30, 1829 to Hannah Richardson and lists some of their children. (70)

Census records for 1870 and 1880 plus his marriage to Eliza Burnham gives his place of birth as New Hampshire. In February of 1889, he had officiated at the marriage of Charles Marshall to Carrie Gates.

According to the information on her picture, Eliza (Elizabeth) Burnham died on April 14, 1902 at the age of 80 years, 2 months and 11 days. All I have found so far is Elizabeth Marshall Burnham, born 1822, died 1902 and buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, Michigan. There is no picture of a tombstone. As well, I have been unable to find her Michigan death record. (71)

So far, I have found four children of Eliza (Hales) Marshall and her first husband.

The 1870 Census shows Josephine H. Marshall, born about 1846 in New York. She married John S. Cornelius as her second husband on August 4, 1885 in Adrian. He was 55; she was 39. Her name at the time of marriage was listed as Josephine E. Grandy (maiden name Marshall). One of the witnesses was her brother, William J. Marshall. The minister was Pastor John Wilson, of the M. E. Church. (72) Josephine died April 27, 1905 at Raisin, Lenawee, Michigan. Her birthdate on this Death Record was listed as February 22, 1845 in New York. Her parents were listed as Levas (sic) Marshall and Eliza Halls (sic). The information was given by her husband and was incorrect for Eliza’s maiden name. (73)

According to the 1870 Census, John H. Marshall was born about 1855 in Michigan. I have not located any more information about him.

William J. Marshall was born about 1857 in Adrian, Michigan. He married Esther Meyers on November 17, 1875 in Adrian. Both were aged 19 years of age. William was a Grocer. One of the witnesses for their marriage was Josephine E. Marshall. (74) Esther died in 1891. Her birth year was listed as 1857. William died in 1895. His birth year was listed as 1857. They were both buried at Lincoln Township Cemetery, Isabella County, Michigan, USA. (75)

Charles Marshall was born about December 8, 1862 in Adrian, Michigan. The 1880 Census lists his father born in New York and his mother in Canada. He was a blacksmith at this time. On February 27, 1889 in Adrian, he married Carrie Gates. He was listed as the son of L. Marshall and Eliza Hales. Carrie was listed as the daughter of Delos Gates and Eliza Linsner. The minister was Ezra M. Burnham, Baptist Minister. (76)

Charles died November 5, 1938 (age 75 years, 10 months, 7 days) in Adrian, Michigan. His father was listed as Libbius Marshall, born in New York State. His mother was listed as unknown and born in Canada. His widow, Carrie Marshall provided the information. He was listed as a retired blacksmith. (77) Carrie Marshall died December 22, 1949 in Morenci, Lenawee, Michigan. Her birth was listed as September 3, 1869 in Rome Township, Lenawee, Michigan.

Thus, the information from the marriage of Eliza (Elizabeth) Hales Marshall to Ezra Burnham and the information about her children prove that she did go to the United States, that she married a Marshall and then a Burnham who was a Baptist Minister. It took me from February 1984 to December 2017 to confirm the original information. I just have not been able to find the family in the 1850 and 1860 Census in New York or Michigan State to prove Mr. Marshall’s given name and to see if there were more Marshall children. Eliza’s children would be the nephew and nieces of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers.

Benjamin James Hales, the fifth child and second son of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales, was born October 4, 1825 Ameliasburg, Upper Canada. (78) It had been originally known as the “Seventh Town,” so called of the County of Prince Edward.

The family later moved to the Belleville area and then on to Hungerford Township, Hastings County. After his father’s death, it is unknown if he moved with his mother to the Colborne area and then to Cramahe Township.

On March 11, 1852 at Tweed, Canada West, Benjamin James Hales married Annie Jane Sayers, daughter of William Sayers. (79)

Annie (Ann) was born in Letterkenny, Donegal, Ireland. She was twelve years of age when she immigrated with her family. (80) Upon their arrival, they settled in Milford in South Marysburgh, Prince Edward County. The Sayers family later moved to Hungerford Township, Hastings County and lived in the Tweed area. (81)

Benjamin and Annie spent their early years in Hungerford Township as their three oldest children (William, Martha Jane, and Elizabeth also called Eliza Ann) were born there. Sometime in 1857, they moved to Otonabee Township, Peterborough County to join his brothers Thomas and family, William Henry and family, Charles, Richard Newton, and their sister Margaret. (56) Benjamin was listed in the 1858 Assessment Roll Rolls of Otonabee Township with his brothers, Thomas and William Henry. All three brothers were listed as millwrights on Concession 17, Lot 10. (82)

Benjamin was still in Otonabee Township when the 1861 Census was enumerated. At this time, he was listed as a labourer. They were living in a one storey frame house. (83) At least, the next five children (Margaret Matilda, John, Robert Thomas, Katherine Augustus, and Mary also called Minnie Rebecca) were born while they were in Otonabee Township. The area where they lived was known as Hales Bridge. At some time it became known as Wallace Point. (More information about the three brothers in Otonabee Township with the section on Thomas.)

Benjamin James and Annie Hales and family moved to Chandos Township, Peterborough County in 1867. Two more children (Benjamin Jones and Julianna) were born in Chandos Township.

Benjamin James Hales died October 9/10, 1899 at Burleigh, Peterborough County, at the age of 73 years. His death was registered twice with two different dates. One informant was Dr. Caldwell, the other informant his son, John. The age at death also differs in the two registrations.(84) His widow, the former Ann (Annie) Jane Sayers, died May 14, 1901 in Belmont Township, Peterborough County, at the age of 71 years. (85) They were both buried in the Union Cemetery, Apsley, Ontario. (86) At the time of her death, she was survived by four sons and four daughters.

Based on census information, information from Doris Hales Grant, and in a letter from Mildred Hales to the late Talmage Stone, Benjamin James Hales and Ann Jane Sayers had ten children-William (1852-1931), Martha Jane (1854-1932), Elizabeth also called Eliza Ann (1856-1895), Margaret Matilda (1858-1936), John (1860-1943), Robert Thomas (1862-1928), Katherine Augustus (1864-1864?), Mary also called Minnie Rebecca (1866-1944), Benjamin Jones (1868-1945), and Julianna (1870-1944). These children would be the nephew and nieces of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers.

Some of the children of Benjamin and Ann Jane (Sayers) Hales stayed in Peterborough County area, at least three went to Saskatchewan, one to Manitoba, and one to New Brunswick.

Mary Hales, the sixth child and the fourth daughter of William ans Jane (Waldon) Hales, was born in 1828. (87) The 1901 Census gives her birthdate as January 27, 1829. The Find A Grave website gives her birthdate as June 27, 1828. She was about sixteen years of age when her father died in 1844.

Mary Hales married James Freeburn on October 21, 1852 at Belleville, Ontario. Witnesses to the marriage were Matilda Hales (Mary’s sister) and Robert Wright. The Rev. John Greer performed the marriage. (88)

James Freeburn, a son of John Freeburn and the former Elizabeth Talbot, was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1825. (89) The 1901 Census has his date of birth as March 15, 1826. The Find A Grave Website gives his birthdate as March 15, 1825. James emigrated with his parents and siblings to Canada. They first settled in Frontenac County. The 1851 listed James Freeburn with his parents and siblings in Huntingdon Township, Hastings County.

James and Mary (Hales) Freeburn moved to Kaladar Township (Concession 3, West half of lot 24) in Lennox and Addington County in 1860. He had to clear the land to build a cabin. As well, in order to maintain the land, he had to clear at least three acres of and each year. Imagine the difficulty removing huge trees and boulders. The 1861 Census for Kaladar Township shows the family living in Kaladar Township with three children and living in a one storey log cabin. This census lists their marriage as 1853 but that date is incorrect. The agricultural census listed James as having 100 acres, with 98 acres wild. (90)

By the time the 1871 Census was enumerated, James and Mary had seven children. This Census listed him as the owner of 100 acres, 15 acres improved, two acres in pasture, and 1 acre of orchards. (91)

James and Mary continued to live in Kaladar Township. James died May 22, 1903. His widow, the former Mary Hales, died August 11, 1903. (92) They are buried at Flinton United Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario. Descendants of James and Mary (Hales) Freeburn put up a tombstone in 1988 in the Flinton Cemetery. (93)

James and Mary (Hales) Freeburn had at least ten children – Margaret Jane, William John, Elizabeth Jane, James Henry (Hank), Margaret Matilda (Maggie), Charles Hales, Minnie Ann, Thomas Albert, Sydmer Waldon, and Alvira. These children would be the nephew and nieces of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers.

William Henry Hales, the seventh child and third son of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales, was born November 27, 1830 (a descendant sent this date), probably in Thurlow Township, Hastings County. (There was an error on his tombstone which has his year of birth as 1826.) (94) There is a discrepancy with his date of birth on the 1901 Census which has November 27, 1829.

In 1833, the family moved to Hungerford Township. They were still living there when his father died in 1844. William Henry would only have been fourteen at that time.

Information handed down through the years shows that his brother Thomas took on the responsibility for providing for the family. The 1851 Census shows William Henry living with his brothers Thomas and Charles, sister Margaret, and their mother in Cramahe Township, Northumberland. This census listed him as fourteen on his next birthday. This is definitely an error as he would be over twenty years of age when this census was enumerated. Charles was listed as 22 on his next birthday and a labourer and Charles was born in 1836. It is possible the names of the brothers were mixed up. (50)

On July 18, 1855 William Henry Hales married Elizabeth Agnes Cairns in Coburg, Canada West with Reverend Donald McLeod officiating. Witnesses at their marriage were John Cairns and Harriet Cairns. (95) Elizabeth Agnes Cairns was born April 26, 1830 in Prince Edward County. The 1901 Census lists her birthdate as being April 26, 1829. She was the daughter of John Cairns.

Some of the children of William Henry and Elizabeth Agnes (Cairns) were born in Gore’s Landing, Hamilton Township, Northumberland County before they moved to Otonabee Township. They were Hannah (Anna) Margaret and John Waldon. Some sources also say that Thomas Henry, born in Nov. 1859 was also born in Gore’s Landing but the family was supposed to be in Otonabee at some point in 1857.

Sometime in 1857, William Henry and Elizabeth Agnes Hales and family moved to Otonabee Township, Peterborough County with his brothers Thomas and Family, Benjamin James and Family, Charles, Richard Newton, and their sister Margaret. William Henry was listed in the 1858 Assessment Roll Rolls of Otonabee Township with his brothers, Thomas and Benjamin. All three brothers were listed as millwrights on Concession 17, Lot 10. (82)

William Henry and Elizabeth Agnes and family were still in Otonabee Township when the 1861 Census was enumerated. William was listed as a sawyer. They were living in a one storey frame house. (96) The following children were born while they were in Otonabee Township – William Watson (died as a baby) and another child named William Watson. The area where they lived was known as Hales Bridge. At some time it became known as Wallace Point.

Sometime during 1866 (the last year he was in the Assessment Rolls for Otonabee Township), William Henry and Elizabeth Agnes (Cairns) Hales left Otonabee Township for Burleigh Township. The Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough County 1825-1875 states that William Henry Hales settled in Burleigh in 1852 on Concession 10, Lots 10 and 11. (97) However, as mentioned earlier William Henry Hales was in Cramahe Township, Northumberland when the 1851 Census was enumerated in 1852 and from 1857 to 1866 he was listed in the Assessment Rolls for Otonabee Township.

The 1871 Census shows William Henry and Elizabeth, living on Lot 11, Concession 10 and William Henry the owner of 200 acres in Burleigh Township where he farmed. (98) Four more children (Richard, Mary Ann, Baby girl, and Matilda Jane) were born after their arrival in Burleigh.

William Henry and Elizabeth Agnes continued to live in Burleigh Township until their death.

William Henry Hales died on July 27, 1906 at Concession 11, lot 9 in Burleigh Township. His Doctor who was the informant gave his birthplace as Ireland rather than Ontario. He was listed as a farmer. (99) His widow, Elizabeth Agnes (Cairns) Hales died on January 27, 1909 at Lot 10, Concession 10 in Burleigh Township. Her Date of Birth was listed as April 27, 1830. However, a descendant had sent the date as April 26, 1830. The 1901 Census lists her birthdate as being April 26, 1829. She was listed in the registration as being born in Scotland but other records state she was born in Ontario. (100)

William Henry Hales and Elizabeth Agnes Cairns had at least eight children – Hannah Margaret, John Waldon, Thomas Henry, William Watson (died as a baby), William Watson, Richard, Mary Ann, and Matilda Jane.

Matilda Hales, eighth child and fifth daughter of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales, was born November 8, 1832 in Hastings County. (101) She was about twelve years of age when her father died in 1844.

Matilda married John Lansing in 1852. John Lansing was born about December 1826 in Hungerford Township, Hastings County. (102)

At the time the 1861 Census was taken, John and Matilda were living on Concession 4, Lot 25 of Kaladar Township in the Flinton area. He was the owner of 200 acres with 12 acres under cultivation and 12 acres under crops in 1860; 188 acres were under wood or wild. (103).

At his time, John and Matilda were living in a one and one-half storey frame house with three children – William, Emily, and Julia. (104)

By the time the 1871 Census was taken, John and Matilda had eight children listed with them in the Census. He now had 30 acres improved, 4 acres in pasture, and one quarter acre in orchards.

John Lansing died on September 28, 1872 at the age of 45 years, 9 months, and 1 day. He was buried at Flinton Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario.(105)

The 1881 Census shows Matilda still living in Kaladar Township with her son, William who is a farmer, and some of her other children.

On May 23, 1885, Matilda (Hales) Lansing married Dennison Meeks, a widower, at Flinton, Ontario. Dennison Meeks was the son of Edward Meeks and Harriet Cook. (106) He was born on February 20, 1826 in New York State, USA. Dennison Meeks was a farmer and carpenter in the Cloyne area of Barrie Township, Frontenac County.

Dennison and his first wife, Elizabeth, had a large family. She died on February 20, 1881 at the age of 49 years, 3 months, and 12 days. She was buried in Flinton Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario as there was no Dempsey Cemetery at that time. (107)

Dennison and Matilda lived in Barrie Township and can be found in both the 1891 and 1901 Census. Dennison Meeks died July 29, 1906 in Barrie Township. His widow, the former Matilda Hales, died in Barrie Township on March 23, 1908. (108) They were both buried in Dempsey Cemetery on Marble Lake Road, Barrie Township, Frontenac County (near Cloyne, Ontario).

Matilda (Hales) and her first husband, John Lansing, had at least eight children who wold be the nieces and nephews of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers. The children were – William H., Emily Jane (sometimes called Emma in records), Julia Ann, Mary Matilda, Ida M., John Edmund, Catherine (Katie), and Sarah Eliza.

Two of the children of John Lansing and Matilda Hales married their step-brothers, sons of Dennison and Elizabeth Meeks.

Charles Hales, fourth son and ninth child of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales was born in 1836, in Hastings County. (109) The 1901 Census gave his birthdate as March 24, 1836 but I have been unable to confirm this date. The 1911 has his birth as March 1836. He was eight years of age when his father died in 1844 in Hungerford Township.

As has been noted earlier his oldest brother Thomas took on the family responsibility. The family moved to Colborne in Cramahe, Northumberland County. The 1851 Census lists Charles, age 22, living in Cramahe Township with his two brothers, Thomas and William (age 14), his mother, Jane (called Margaret in the census), and his sister, Margaret. Charles would not be 22 years of age when the 1851 Census was taken in 1852. It looks as though Charles and William were mixed up (50)

Sometime in 1857, Charles moved to Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, along with his brothers Thomas and family, Benjamin James and family, William Henry, Richard, and their sister Margaret.

When Thomas, Benjamin James, and William Henry bought two acres of land (Lot 10, Concession 17 in Otonabee Township) on July 22, 1858 (Registered August 5, 1858), Charles was one of the witnesses to the agreement. (110) Then, on November 3, 1859, Charles and his brother Richard bought the land from their three brothers. The agreement was registered on November 30, 1859. (111)

From 1860 to 1868, Charles and Richard were listed on the Assessment Rolls for Otonabee Township. The amount of land listed as owned by the two brothers varied from one and one quarter acres to two acres on the Rolls. The brothers were listed as sawyers and saw millers on the different rolls also. The 1868 Assessment Rolls listed them as mill owners. (112)

The 1861 Census shows Charles living with his brother Thomas, Thomas’ wife, Julianna, their children Letitia Jane and William Thomas, his brother Richard, and sister Margaret. (56)

Although I have been unable to find Charles and Richard in the 1871 Census, documents dated October 6, 1873 state that they were living in Otonabee Township. The documents from the Peterborough Registry office show that at this time they lost their land (Concession 17 Lot 10) to two merchants of the town of Peterborough to whom they had mortgaged their land March 20, 1866.

On September 16, 1874, Charles married Martha Jane Nickle at Marmora, Ontario. She was the daughter of William and Catherine (McGuire) Nickle. Martha Jane was born between 1850 and 1853 in the Malone area of Madoc Township, Hastings County.(113) The 1901 Census lists her date of birth as January 11, 1853, her tombstone 1850, and her Ontario Death Registration gives her birthdate as January 12, 1853.

Eventually, Charles and Martha settled in Burleigh Township, Peterborough County. The information for the birth of their four oldest children states they were born in Marmora, Hastings County between 1875 and 1880. However, when the 1881 Census was enumerated, they were living in Burleigh in the Mount Julian and Apsley area. They continued to live in Burleigh Township where the rest of their children were born. He was listed as a farmer in some of the censuses and on his Death Registration.

According to descendants, Charles always worked at lumbering of some form or another. He lost most of his left hand at the age of sixteen in a sawmill. Charles made canoes. His daughter, Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane (Hales) McFadden stated that he could do almost anything. He got a patent for inventing a brake for wagons and sleighs. (114)

Charles Hales, age 77, died on January 14, 1914 at Lot 10, Concession 11 in Burleigh Township. His widow, the former Martha Jane Nickle, died January 24, 1834 in Peterborough, Ontario at the age of 81 years. (113) Her death date on the tombstone is incorrect. Both Charles and Martha Jane were buried at Union Cemetery, Apsley, Ontario. (115)

Based on Census and family information, Charles and Martha Jane (Nickle) Hales had at least ten children. Henry Hales (1875-died at two weeks), Margaret (Maggie), Mary (Minnie), Amy Sylvina (Emma Selina, Amy Belonia in records also), Henry (Harry), Ella, William Nickle, Matilda Jane, Thomas Waldon, and Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane. These children are the nephews and nieces of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers.

Richard Newton Hales, fifth son and tenth child of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales, was born July 2, 1839 in Hastings County. (116) Thus, he was about five years of age when his father died in 1844.

Richard went with his mother and siblings to Colborne as his brother Thomas took on the family responsibility after the death of his father. I have been unable to find Richard in the 1851 Census. However, the ages of the two boys living with Thomas, their mother, and sister Margaret do not match the ages of that the boys named should be.

Sometime in 1857, Richard Newton moved to Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, along with his brothers Thomas and family, Benjamin James and family, William Henry, Charles, and their sister Margaret.

As mentioned previously, Richard N. Hales and his brother Charles bought two acres of land in Lot 10, Concession 17, Otonabee Township on November 3, 1859 from their brothers Thomas, Benjamin, and William Henry. (110, 111)

The Assessment Rolls from 1860 to 1868 show Richard and Charles living in Otonabee Township. Richard was listed as a sawyer and saw miller. The 1868 Assessment Rolls listed them as mill owners. (112)

The 1861 Census shows Richard living with his brother Thomas, Thomas’ wife, Julianna, their children Letitia Jane and William Thomas, his brother Charles, and sister Margaret. (56)

It is unknown where Richard went after 1868. Although I have been unable to find Charles and Richard in the 1871 Census, documents dated October 6, 1873 states that they were living in Otonabee Township. Documents that I have from the Peterborough Registry office shows that at at this time they lost their land (Concession 17 Lot 10) to two merchants of the town of Peterborough to whom they had mortgaged their land March 20, 1866.

On May 13, 1875, Richard Newton Hales married Barbara Ellen (Barberry) Baxter at Cavanville in Cavan County, United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. (117) Barbara Ellen (Barberry) Baxter was the daughter of Thomas and Susan (Huggensen) Baxter and was born August 16, 1845 in South Monaghan Township. (118)

It is unknown for sure when Richard and Ellen went to Monmouth Township, Haliburton County. At the time of his marriage, Richard was listed as living in Smith Township. The baptism in 1887 in Monmouth Township of their second daughter, Amy Jane, states she was born on February 21, 1879 in Otonabee Township. One source states they arrived in Monmouth in 1881. (119) They were definitely there when the 1881 Census was enumerated.

In 1885, Richard Hales, age 45, owned 171 acres on Concession 10, Lots 15 and 26 of Monmouth Township. At this time, his address was Hotspur. (120) On May 21, 1886 Richard N. Hales was given a Crown Grant (free) on Concession 10, Lots 15 and 16. (121)

The 1891, 1901, and 1921 Census shows Richard still in Monmouth Township. Assessment Rolls also list him there. Their address was listed as Hotspur at times and at other times Tory Hill. Although the Census and Assessment Rolls list him as a farmer, descendants say that Richard and Ellen lived in Belleville and Tweed as well as Monmouth Township. While in Tweed, they say Richard owed a sawmill and was a saw filer for many years. As mentioned previously, I have proof that he and his brother Charles were saw filers and owned a sawmill in Otonabee Township. I have not confirmed that he owned a sawmill in Tweed. (122)

As well, when they lived at Tory Hill, stories were told of Richard carrying a 100 pound bag of flour on his back from Burleigh Township to Tory Hill through the woods, as there were no stores in Tory Hill at that time. (123)

Barbara (Barberry) Ellen Hales, age 68, died on January 18, 1918 at Tory Hill, Monmouth Township. At this time, the family was unable to get a doctor as the trains had not run for a week due to a storm. (124) She was buried at Wilberforce Cemetery, Wilberforce, Ontario.

Richard Newton Hales, age 94 years, 7 months, and 26 days died on February 28, 1934 at Tory Hill. He was buried March 3, 1934 at Wilberforce Cemetery, Wilberforce, Ontario. (125)

Based on census information and information from their descendants, Richard Newton and Barbara Ellen (Baxter) Hales had at least seven children. They were Mary Ida, Amy Jane (called Emma J. in 1881 Census), Susannah, Thomas Hodson (Hod), Lottie Alvira, Willard James (died as a baby), William Wilfred (Fred). They were the nephew and nieces of Thomas Hales who married Julianna Myers.

Thomas Hales, the first son and fourth child of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales, was born July 16, 1823 /1824 at Perth, Lanark County, Upper Canada. (126) Thomas is my Great Great Grandfather.

As has been seen with the discussion of Thomas’ parents and his siblings lives, Thomas moved around a lot in his early years. He went from Perth and area to Prince Edward County where his brother Benjamin James Hales was born. The family lived in the Belleville area and in Hungerford Township in Hastings County. By the time his father died in 1844, they were living in the Tweed area.

The death of his father occurred when Thomas was about twenty years of age resulting in him trying to care for his mother and siblings who were at home. His sister Margaret’s obituary stated that they moved with their mother to Colborne. The 1850 Census for Cramahe Township, Northumberland County listed Thomas Hales as head of the household on Concession 2, Lot 28 Cramahe Township. He was a labourer. There were three members of the family in residence and three members absent when the census was taken. Of the males, there was one who was between the age of 20 and not 30; one female between the age of 14 and not 30; one female 30 and not 40. These three people were single. The male would be Thomas but it is hard to know which of his sisters were there. (127)

The 1851 Census (enumerated in 1852) shows Thomas (age 27 next birthday), as head of the house living in Cramahe Township, Northumberland County, Canada West. He is listed as a carpenter. Living with him was his mother, Jane, age 60, (named Margaret in the Census), his sister Margaret (age 36) and two brothers, Charles (age 22) and William (age 14) The ages given are for their next birthday. It looks as though these two boys were mixed up. William (born c1830) was older than Charles (born 1836) (50) I have never found his siblings Eliza/Elizabeth (who went to the USA at some point), Benjamin James (married Annie/Ann Jane Sayers in 1852 in Tweed), Mary (married James Freeburn in 1852 in Belleville) or Richard Newton in the 1851 Census. Some census records for 1851 are missing so that may be the reason.

On September 14, 1856 Thomas Hales wrote a letter to Julia A. Myres (sic), South Crosby, C. W. At that time, his address was Claverton. (51) Claverton was located in Chapman Township, Parry Sound District. (128)

On May 27, 1857, Thomas Hales married Julianna Myers, daughter of Thomas Myers and the former Letitia Poole. Information on the Marriage Certificate from the Newboro Anglican Church Register indicates that they were married at the home of the brides’s father. The groom, Thomas Hales was listed as an Engineer living in the Township of Hamilton, Canada West. The minister was F. Tremayne, Missionary of the County of Leeds. Witnesses for the marriage were Thomas Myers (probably her brother) and C. A. Scott (Catherine Ann Scott, daughter of Mary Ann Poole Chaffey and John Scott and Julianna’s first cousin) (129) At that time, Hamilton Township was in Northumberland County.

Julianna Myers was born February 15, 1828 in Burgess Township, Upper Canada. Her father, Thomas Myers emigrated from England in 1816 with his parents Richard and Mary (Close) Myers and his siblings. His parents settled in South Burgess and Bastard Township. Her mother, Letitia Poole emigrated from Somerset, England in 1820 with her parents Joseph and Ann (Niess) Poole and siblings. They settled in the South Crosby area.

Julianna became a teacher. She attended Normal School in Toronto about 1854. (130)

Sometime after their marriage in 1857, Thomas and Julianna went to Otonabee Township. Thomas’ sister Margaret and brothers Charles and Richard lived with them. His brothers Benjamin James and family and William Henry and family also moved there. The area where they lived was known as Hales Bridge. It later became known as Wallace Point and the bridge there today is Wallace Point Bridge.

Beginning in 1858, Thomas and his brothers Benjamin and William were listed on the Assessment Rolls for Otonabee Township at Concession 17, part of Lot 10-1/4 acres each. They were sometimes listed as Millwrights or Sawyers. Sometimes their occupations were not listed. (82) Thomas, Benjamin, and William sold the property to their brothers, Charles and Richard in 1859. (110,111)

Thomas, Julianna, and their children Letitia Jane and William Thomas were listed in the 1861 Census for Otonabee Township. Living with them were Thomas’ siblings Margaret, Charles, and Richard. They were all listed as born in Upper Canada. However, when Thomas and Julianna’s children were born it would be Canada West. They were living in a one storey frame house. Thomas was listed as a joiner. The machinery which he used in his business was run by steam. He was employing five men. They worked with pine, oak, and ash. (56)

By 1865, Thomas was listed with additional land on Concession 17, Lot 11 with 175 acres.

After 1866, the Assessment Rolls no longer list Benjamin and William.

In a letter sent to the late Russell Hales (1893-1940), son of William and Matilda Agnes (Daniels) Hales and grandson of Benjamin James and Ann Jane (Sayers) Hales, on December 17, 1935, J. F. Morrison mentioned that his father, the late David Morrison of South Monaghan had done a great deal of business with the original Hales families of Wallace Point, Otonabee. (131)

In the letter, Mr. Morrison mentioned his interest in the early history of the Township of South Monaghan and through his research he had learned more of the Hales Family and the building of the original bridge at Wallace Point over the Otonabee between the townships of South Monaghan and Otonabee. The early settlers needed a shorter way to travel to Peterborough. He also mentioned that the Hales Sawmill at Wallace Point had supplied a great deal of the lumber used to build the houses and barns for the Otonabee Township.

At the time, he wrote the letter, Mr. Morrison had sent a picture of the bridge of Wallace Point. This picture was of the Third Bridge. According to Mr. Morrison the first two bridges were called Hales Bridge. The one in the photo that he had sent to Russell Hales was called Wallace Point Bridge.

Accompanying his letter was a poem that he had written on December 14, 1935. In it he mentioned that the townships of Otonabee and South Monaghan wanted a bridge across the Otonabee River. To do this, Thomas Hales and William Morton formed a company. The first Hales Bridge was built in 1866 and 1867. In this poem, he also mentioned Dick (Richard Newton) Hales as a sawyer at a large mill on Wallace Point and supplying lumber for the bridge.

The Wallace Point Bridge has been replaced since the third bridge mentioned in the 1935 letter. Information for the Trent Canal Crossing sent to me in the 1980’s show the Wallace Point Bridge was replaced in 1967 and was now a power bridge rather than the manual ones built in 1866-67 and in 1885. (132) I have been unable to find out when the third bridge was built before 1935. The one I saw in 1988 was the one built in 1967.

The Assessment Rolls for Otonabee Township listed William Morton as a farmer on Concession 17, Lot 10 in Otonabee Township and owner of 97 acres up to 1867. In 1868 and 1869, Mrs. William Morton (the former Mary Jane Reid) was the owner. She was listed as a widow in the 1871 Census for Otonabee Township. Thus, William Morton must have died sometime in 1867 or early 1868. (133)

The 1868 Assessment rolls lists Thomas as a farmer on Concession 17 Lot 11 and Richard and Charles are mill owners on the west part of Concession 17 Lot 10. By 1869, Richard and Charles have lost the mill. Thomas is still listed as a farmer but is now a tenant on Concession 17, Lot 11. Thus, Thomas had gone from being a freeholder from to being a tenant of Concession 17 Lot 11 in the Assessment Rolls for 1869. (112)

My Grandmother Susie (White) Chant said that her Grandfather, Thomas Hales, had nearly drowned and was never well afterwards. I cannot remember the other details she spoke about when this happened. In hindsight, I wish that I had recorded more of what my Grandmother was telling. However, she did write on the back of a picture the following “Grandfather Hales and Grandmother Hales. He ran a sawmill and preached the Gospel.”

Thomas Hales died on April 29, 1869 at Otonabee Township. He was buried at the Dawson Cemetery, South Monaghan Township. (134) My Grandmother Susan Eva (White) Chant often talked of her grandmother, Julianna (Myers) Hales, taking the train to Peterborough to look after Thomas’ grave. My grandmother always wanted to go to see it but her children were unsure where it was. When Doris Hales Grant and I visited the Peterborough area in July 1988, her cousins took us to some cemeteries. We were in the Dawson Cemetery but we never saw the stone. After I received information from the Kawartha Branch, I sent the information to the cousin. She and her husband checked for it and found the tombstone. I have never got back to see it. However, the website Find A Grave says they have a picture of all the tombstones at the Dawson Cemetery on it but it is not listed.

With the help of her father, Thomas Myers, Julianna (Myers) Hales returned first to South Crosby Township and then to Bastard Township with their four children – Letitia Jane, William Thomas, James, and Margaret.

The 1870, 1871, and 1872 Assessment Rolls for South Crosby Township find her living on Concession 2, Lot 22 (½ acre). She was a tenant of William Singleton. Thus, she was living at Singleton Corners (today Crosby). She was listed as a teacher. (135) William Singleton was the original settler and his farm on Concession 2, Lot 22 was where the village is today.

Tragedy struck the family again in 1870. Julianna’s father, Thomas Myers, died on July 5, 1870 in Bastard Township. Then, in August of 1870, Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales daughter Margaret died. Since the forming of Confederation, Julianna and children have lost three of their family members.

The 1871 Census listed Julianna, a widow, aged 43, and her three oldest children living on Concession 2 Lot 22 in South Crosby. The children are attending school. Julianna is listed as a school teacher. The family is Wesleyan Methodist. They are a tenant on one half acre. They have one cow and have made 50 pounds of butter. (136)

Julianna’s father, Thomas Myers had purchased land from Richard Hales (originally part of the John Farnam farm) in the late 1860’s. After her father’s death, Julianna obtained the land and lived there until her death. Information from the late Talmage Stone in the early 1980’s stated that the farm where she lived was now owned by Bill Rice. His son, Bruce Rice, lives there today.

Mr. Stone also mentioned in his letter that Julianna had taught the school near Newboro, called the “College.” She had walked there. I have been unable to find out if this was while she lived in Singleton Corners (Crosby) or after she moved to Forfar.

Julianna taught school in Forfar. She received $200 in wages. At this time, the teacher was responsible for starting the fire in the schoolhouse each day. She was given the ashes for doing this. (137) Mr. Stone also mentioned that Julianna Hales had been his father’s teacher in Forfar. He also mentioned that Julianna taught Sunday School in Philipsville.

When the 1881 Census was enumerated on April 15, 1881, Julianna was still listed as a school teacher. Her two sons, William (a farmer) and James were living with her. They are now living in Bastard Township so that would be at Forfar. (138)

By the time the 1891 Census was enumerated, Julianna, age 63, was living with her son William Thomas and his wife Eva. Also listed in the same household was James Hales, age 27, who was a law student. They were living in a two storey wood house with 6 rooms. (139)

The 1901 Census listed Julianna, age 73, still living with her son Thomas and his wife, Eva. Her birthdate listed on the census was incorrect as it had February 25, 1828. (140)

Julianna Hales died October 17, 1905 in Bastard Township at the age of 76 years, 8 months, and 2 days. As she was living in Forfar with her son and his wife that is probably where she died. However, her death was not registered. That is very strange as her son James was a lawyer. She was buried at Forfar Cemetery. (141)

Thomas Hales and Julianna Myers had four children – Letitia Jane, William Thomas, James, and Margaret.

Letitia Jane Hales, the oldest child of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales, was born on February 20, 1859 in Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, Canada West.(142) She was named after her two grandmothers, Letitia (Poole) Myers and Jane (Waldon) Hales. She would have been ten when her father died. She moved with her mother to Singleton Corners (now Crosby, Ontario), South Crosby and then to Bastard Township. When the 1871 Census was enumerated she was attending school.

On February 25, 1880 she married Edwin White at the Parsonage in Delta. (143) Information handed down through the family states that the day of the wedding was unusually mild, with dust flying on the roads. They were able to use Fry’s buggy that day as there was no snow. The marriage was not registered. The Methodist Parsonage in Delta burned in 1910 losing all records. Edwin and Letitia Jane (Hales) White are my Great Grandparents on my mother’s maternal side.

Edwin White, son of James White and Eliza Reynolds, was born September 23, 1858 in Curland, Somerset, England. He worked in the coal mines in South Wales at a young age. In 1875 at the age of 16, he came to Canada. As of this date, I have not found the ship record for him. He brought with him his original lantern (Davey Lantern) that he had used in the coal mines. He told of it taking fourteen days to make the crossing to Canada and seeing an iceberg while on the ship.

Edwin worked for William Fry on a farm at Forfar, Ontario, Bastard Township, Leeds County when he first came to Canada. (William Fry’s first wife was Harriet Myers, daughter of Thomas and Letitia (Poole) Myers and sister of Julianna (Myers) Hales.) He later worked for William’s brother, John Fry, at Soperton, Ontario, Lansdowne Township, Leeds County. Stories were told of Edwin walking from Soperton to Forfar every six weeks to see Letitia before their marriage.

Edwin and Letitia lived in Bastard Township for awhile. Two of their children, Julia (1880) and James (1882), were born there. They later lived at Soperton, Rear of Lansdowne Township. Between 1883 and 1889, the Assessment Rolls for Lansdowne Township, show Edwin as a tenant for three different farmers – Abel T. Stafford, and William and John Fry. (William owned land in Lansdowne Township but lived in Forfar.) At this time, Edwin, Letitia, and family were living in the stone house across the road from where Mount Pleasant Methodist Church was located. Three more children were born while they lived here – Eli (1884), Susan Eva (1886; my grandmother who married John Chant), and Blanche (1889). This house was known as the Stafford house and was torn down when Highway 42 was widened sometime before 1981.

On November 5, 1889, Edwin purchased Lot 12, Concession 13 (15 acres) and part of Lot 13, Concession 13 (25 acres) in Lansdowne Township from Albert and Laura (Chant) Sheffield. He also purchased the South East quarter of Lot 24, Concession 10 (50 acres) in Bastard Township from Albert and Laura Sheffield. They worked the farm from bushland and in 1891 built a house. This house was built among the pines just above where the Pine Hill Cemetery is located. Here five more children were born – Marion Bertha (1891), Drina (1894), Thomas (1896), Eliza Letitia (1900), and John (February 28, 1901 and died the same day). This family can be found in the 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1921 Census information for Leeds County.

Edwin was one of the men who helped lay the track for the now defunct Brockville and Westport Railway. He also helped with the building of the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church at Soperton (later the United Church). It was closed in 1968 and sold. It was painted black and since then the road it is on is called the Black Church Road.

This family was quite musical. Edwin, James, and Eli played the violin; the girls and Thomas played the piano.

Letitia Jane Hales, age 79 years and five days, died February 25, 1938 at the Rear of Leeds and Lansdowne, Delta, Ontario. She died on her 58th wedding anniversary. Her funeral was held in Forfar United Church. She was buried in the Forfar Methodist Cemetery on February 27, 1938. (144)

Her daughter, Eliza Letitia, stated that her mother always wore black due to the deaths in the family. She also said that her mother had a brown wrapper that she wore sometimes. (145)

Edwin White continued to live in his home among the pines near where the Pine Hill Cemetery is located. (Most of these pine trees have been cut down now) Later he lived with his daughter Susan Eva (Susie) and her husband, John Chant. Edwin White died on December 4, 1952 at the home of John and Susie Chant at Harlem, Ontario (Concession 5, Lot 12 Bastard Township). He also was buried at Forfar, Ontario. Edwin White was 94 years, 3 months, and 11 days at the time of his death.(146)

Edwin and Letitia Jane (Hales) White had ten children. They were Julia, James, Eli, Susan Eva (Susie), Blanche, Marion Bertha (called Bertha), Drina, Thomas, Eliza Letitia, and John (died the day born and buried among the pines at their home).

William Thomas (Tommy) Hales, second child and first son of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales, was born on January 4, 1861 in Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, Canada West. (147) He was named after his two grandfathers and his father, William Hales, Thomas Myers and Thomas Hales. William Thomas would be eight years old when his father died. He moved with his mother and siblings to Crosby, South Crosby Township and then to the Forfar area in Bastard Township.

William Thomas Hales married Eva Morris on January 1, 1884 in the Township of Bastard. Witnesses for the marriage were James Hales and (R?) Morris, both of Bastard Township. (148)

Eva May was born on January 5, 1864 in Bastard Township. She was the daughter of Samuel Morris and Eliza J. Trotter. (149)

William Thomas and Eva had one son who was born October 26, 1893. He died as an infant. (150)

William Thomas Hales farmed at Forfar, Ontario on the land purchased by his mother. He also bought some more land from Theophilus Hales in 1893. Early in 1905, he purchased his mother’s farm. (151)

William Thomas and Eva can be found in the 1891, 1901, 1911, and 1921 Census of Bastard Township. The 1911 census lists them with an adopted son, Douglas McDonald, born October 1894. No other information is known about him. Records indicate that William T. Hales farmed for about 35 years and retired in 1921.

Eva May Hales died on May 14, 1924 at the age of 60 years, 4 months, and 9 days at Forfar, Ontario. She was buried in the Forfar Methodist Cemetery on May 16, 1924. (149)

A few years after Eva’s death, William Thomas sold his farm and bought a lot across from where the Methodist (United Church) was located and had a new house built there. After the death of his wife, his cousin Mildred Hales (daughter of William Hales and Matilda Daniels, Granddaughter of Benjamin James Hales and Ann Jane Sayers, and Great Granddaughter of William Hales and Jane Waldon) kept house for him. William Thomas Hales died on December 10 or 11, 1939 at Forfar, Ontario. (152) He was 78 years of age. He was buried December 13, 1939 in the Forfar Methodist Cemetery.

James Hales, third child and second son of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales, was born November 4, 1863 in Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, Canada West. According to the Wesleyan Methodist Baptism Records, he was baptised in April 1864. (153)

James Hales was quite young when his father died in April 1869. He moved with his mother and siblings to Crosby in South Crosby Township and then to Forfar in Bastard Township. When the 1871 Census was enumerated for South Crosby Township, he was listed as attending school. (135)

When the 1891 Census was enumerated, James was listed with his brother, William Thomas, his sister-in-law, Eva and his mother, Juliana in Bastard Township. He was listed as a law student. (139) Information shows that James attended Queens University. By 1888, he continued his studies in Toronto. (154)

James Hales married Marion Scoley of Toronto on December 11, 1895. He was living in Toronto at the time of his marriage and was a lawyer. (155)

Marion Scoley was born January 12, 1868 in Toronto. She was the daughter of Edward Kent Scoley and Louisa Piggott. She was baptised March 29, 1869 in Toronto. (156)

An article in a 1958 Toronto paper stated that Marion Scoley first went to the Sherbourne Street Methodist Church six years after Confederation when she five years old. Marion attended the Ontario Ladies College at Whitby. (157)

The 1901 Census lists James and Marion living in Toronto East. He was working as a Barrister. The 1911 and 1921 Census shows them living at 4 St. James Avenue in Toronto East. James was still listed as a Barrister. (158) In 1923, James and Marion Hales built the red brick home at 165 Rose Park Drive in Toronto. It had an enclosed garden of tall old trees. Marion continued to live there after James’ death in 1937. (157)

The article from the Christian Guardian in February of 1908 mentioned that he was an alderman in the city of Toronto. He had also served in the Toronto School Board and had been a member of the Sherbourne Street Methodist Church since his arrival in Toronto. (154) Ship lists show them visiting the British Isles in 1925.

James Hales died January 23, 1937, aged 73 years, at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. He was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto on January 26, 1937. (159)

Marion Hales died October 14, 1967 in Toronto at the age of 99 years. She was also buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. (160)

James and Marion (Scoley) Hales had no family.

Margaret Hales, the second daughter and forth child of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales, was born May 2, 1870 in Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, (161) Canada West. In just less than two months on July 1, 1867, where she lived would no longer be called Canada West but the province of Ontario. Margaret was not quite two years old when he father died in April 1869.

Margaret moved with her mother and three siblings to South Crosby Township and lived in Singleton’s Corners. However, she did not survive long after their move. Margaret died on August 25, 1870 in South Crosby Township. She was buried in the Forfar Methodist Cemetery.(162)

In the world we live in today, it is difficult to imagine what it would have been like for the Hales and other families to emigrate to Canada. Why would they leave Ireland and come to this unknown land? We do know that many left Ireland because of the Catholic Rebellion in the late 1700s and early 1800s.

An added challenged for the trip in 1818 was that William and Jane were expecting their first child. Information handed down stated that due to the rough seas, they were later arriving than they hoped and their first child and daughter, Margaret, was born at sea.

The method of transportation was nothing like today since the boats were crowded and poorly kept. Many people often died on the journey.

After their arrival, the journey up the St. Lawrence to Brockville was by boat and would be treacherous.

Upon reaching Brockville what were their thoughts of the vast land in which they now found themselves? They still had the journey to Forfar. It would continue to be a difficult journey as paths but not roads had been created through the forest. They would have had to travel by wagon or foot to get there.

However like other pioneers they did not let these problems defeat them. The children of James and Jane (Baker) Hales managed to travel to many areas of Upper Canada. They had to rely on horseback, wagons, stage coaches for transportation or use the lakes and rivers and travel by boats. Two of them Richard and James stayed in and near Forfar. Charles became a successful merchant in Kingston before many tragedies befell him. William, my third great grandfather, continued his shoemaking trade both in Perth and in Hastings County. The daughters Mary and Elizabeth with their spouses set out to live in Bruce County.

Of the children of James and Jane (Baker) Hales who arrived, only the Rev. James Hales did not live to see Confederation. However, these children and their spouses lost children at a very young age due to the hardships of the land.

William and Jane (Waldon) Hales travelled to many places before they arrived in Hastings County. Their sons, Thomas, Benjamin James, William Henry, Charles, and Richard Newton help develop the logging industry in Otonabee Township, Peterborough County. Some of the sons were involved with the building of the first bridge (Hales Bridge) over the Otonabee River between the townships of South Monaghan and Otonabee. Benjamin James, William Henry, and Charles, later worked as farmers in the Chandos and Burleigh area of Peterborough County while Richard Newton farmed near Tory Hill in Haliburton County. They were recognized as early pioneers of the area.

William and Jane’s oldest daughter Margaret taught school at a young age and helped her mother and then her siblings when needed. Jane Ann and her husband James Mairs lived in Hastings County. Daughter Mary (husband James Freeburn) lived in Lennox and Addington and Matilda (married John Lansing and Dennison Meeks) lived in lived in Lennox and Addington and then in Frontenac County when she remarried. They were also recognized as pioneers in the locale where they settled. Eliza (Elizabeth) went to the United States. These families all worked hard to overcome the difficulties they faced. Many faced the tragedy of losing children at a young age as well as losing a spouse.

Thomas’ widow managed to raise her three remaining children by teaching and working her farm. Only Thomas and Juliana’s daughter, Letitia Jane who married Edwin White, raised a family. Her son William Thomas, was a successful farmer in Forfar and her son, James, became a successful lawyer in Toronto. All three children contributed to the life in the communities where they lived.

When the Hales arrived, the area where they lived was known as Upper Canada. By the 1840s it was known as Canada West. Then with Confederation, there was the creation of the Dominion of Canada which included Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. The area where they lived became known as Ontario. They had seen many changes since their arrival. They would gradually see the clearing of the land for farming, roads being created, the development of the railroad and many other changes. Many of their descendants did not remain in Ontario but went to Western Canada and to the United States.

Pictures (163)

Stafford House, Soperton, Ontario
where Eli, Susan Eva, & Blanche White, children of Edwin & Letitia Jane (Hales) White.
This house was torn down when the former Highway 42 was widened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Hales (1823/24-1869)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julianna (Myers) Hales (1828-1905)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Thomas (Tommy) Hales (1861-1939)
Letitia Jane Hales (1859-1938)
James Hales (1863-1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another view of Stafford House,, Soperton, Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture taken 1903 after sundown. The Edwin & Letitia Jane (Hales) White Family
Back Row Blanche, 13; James, 20; Susie, 16; Julia, 21; Eli, 19; Mother (Letitia Jane Hales White; Father, Edwin White, 45
Front: Row: Marion Bertha, 12; Thomas, 7; Drina, 10; Eliza Letitia, 3 years
Information on picture written by the late Marion Bertha (White) Andrews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letitia Jane (Hales) White (1859-1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin White (1858-1952) Letitia Jane Hales (1859-1938)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edwin White (1858-1952) In his 90s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 10, 1957. The White Sisters, Daughters of Edwin & Letitia Jane in front of Mount Pleasant United Church (formerly Methodist), Soperton, Ontario.
Marion Bertha (White) Andrews, Susan Eva (White) Chant, Julia (White) Pattemore Drina (White) Goodbody, & Eliza (White) Williamson Kenny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Thomas (Tommy) Hales (1861-1939)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eva May (Morris) (1864-1924) & William Thomas (Tommy) Hales (1861-1939)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Hales (1863-1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marion (Scoley) Hales (1886-1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Hales (1863-1937)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marion (Scoley) Hales (1886-1967)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home of Edwin & Letitia Jane (Hales) White built in 1891 near Delta, Ontario

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early home of James & Marion (Scoley) Hales, 4 St. James Street, Toronto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTNOTES

1. The late Doris Hales Grant sent a list of birth dates in a letter to Vera K. Kitson dated April 22, 1981. These dates had been from information given to the Hales’ cousins by James Hales, son of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales brother of Letitia Jane Hales who married Edwin White, Grandson of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales, and Great Grandson of James and Jane (Baker) Hales. The sources of the birth dates are from this letter unless I indicate otherwise. Often there is a discrepancy with the baptism dates. The baptism, marriage, and burial dates in Ireland were sent to Mrs. Catherine Hales Fischer, Tempte, Arizona by Rev. H. G. Jamieson, Rectory, Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland. Mrs. Fisher sent the information to Pat Smyth, Lindsay, Ontario. She sent them to me on June 6, 1983.

The Marriage date 1791-92 for James Hales and Jane Baker was from the late Doris Hales in a letter dated April 22, 1981. The marriage date of June 5, 1787 was from the Parish of Killeshandra, County Cavan Rectory as sent to Vera Kitson from Pat Smyth, Lindsay, Ontario June 6, 1983. The original information had been sent to Mrs. Catherine Hales Fischer, Tempte, Arizona by Rev. H. G. Jamieson, Rectory, Killeshandra, County Cavan, Ireland.

2. There are discrepancies in some of the dates of the births of the children of James and Jane (Baker) Hales. One source gives their son Thomas as being born April 20, 1793. (Doris Hales Grant in a letter dated April 22, 1981.) Another source gives the baptism date of a Thomas Hales, son of James and Jane Hales of Killeshandra as April 21, 1788. The date of baptism was from list of Baptisms sent to Mrs. Fischer.

3. Information for the immigration of the Hales family was from both the late Doris Hales Grant, Great Granddaughter of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales and the late Florence Laughlin. Florence was the Great Granddaughter of Richard and Eliza (Graham) Hales.

4. Information from Florence Laughlin.

5. Ibid.

6. Information from Doris Hales Grant.

7. Ibid.

8. Early Johnstown District Civil Register-Marriages-Reel C-3010, Page 34. Researched by Vera K. Kitson at the Archives of Ontario in the early 1980’s.

9. On This Date in the Area’s History, Recorder and Times, Brockville, Ontario.
“April 29, 1858 Rev. James Hales, 61, died at Crosby.”
Some South Crosby Cemeteries, Leeds County, Ont. Publication # 81-2; Published by Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society; March 1981
Crosby Cemetery, Page 3, No. 43
“James Hales, a Minister in the W.M.N.C.C who died Apr 29, 1858 aged 61 y’rs.”

10. Information from the Family Bible of Richard Hales and the former Eliza Graham had his birthdate as March 11, 1802. The information was sent by his Great Granddaughter Florence Laughlin in a letter dated July 20, 1983. Florence’s father was Richard Young, son of Ransom and Charlotte (Hales ) Young. Doris Hales Grant had sent his birthdate as March 11, 1800.

11. The Marriage date for Richard and Eliza (Graham) Hales from their Family Bible is October 19, 1835. However, the date from the Johnstown District Civil Register 1801-1851, Reel C-3030, Marriages, Page 91, has the date as October 21, 1835. Eliza was referred to as Elizabeth in the register but there were no signatures. Researched by Vera K. Kitson at the Archives of Ontario in the early 1980’s.

12. 1851 Census; Schedule: A; Roll: C-11733; Page: 35; Line: 16; Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the early 1980’s.

13. 1861 Census Reel # C-1043; Page 26, Family listed from 1 to 6. Enumerator spelled surname as Heals and Healz. Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the early 1980’s.

14. 1871 Census Reel # C-10002; Page: 52; Family No: 196. Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the early 1980’s.

15. The death date from the Family Bible of Richard Hales and the former Eliza Graham had May 3, 1877. On This Date in the area’s History, Recorder and Times has the date of death as May 5, 1877.
Forfar Methodist Cemetery, Township of Bastard, Leeds County; Published by the Leeds and Grenville Genealogical Society; Publication No. 83.2-2000, Page 3 has the following –
“#71 Eliza, wife of Richard Hales, died May 28, 1880, aged 72 yrs.
#72 Richard Hales, died May 5, 1877, aged 75 yrs.”

16. The birthdate for Elizabeth Hales from Doris Hales Grant was March 10, 1802. However, the year 1803 is from the obituary of her daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles) Clendenning, Bruce Herald, January 15, 1885, Page 3.

17. Arthur Clendenning’s birth information and the marriage date for Arthur Clendenning and Elizabeth Hales is also from the obituary of their daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles) Clendenning, Bruce Herald, January 15, 1885, Page 3.

18. Ibid.

19. An Old Leeds County Muster-Roll, Brockville Recorder, Thurs., Dec. 15, 1933. News & Views, Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, April 1987, Page 87-43.

20. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1851 Census, Personal Return, Leeds County, Canada West, North Crosby Township, Page 55 (PAC Reel #C-964)
Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1851 Census, Agricultural Census, Leeds County, Canada West, North Crosby Township, Page 79, #41, (PAC Reel #C-964)

21. Obituary of their daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. Charles) Clendenning, Bruce Herald, January 15, 1885, Page 3.

22. Ontario Death Registration; Registered 1883; Carrick Township, Bruce County #001554, Page 137. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on July 18, 2000.

23. British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990. Her death is entered twice. Once under Elizabeth Clendenning; the other under Eliza Clendenning. Researched December 2017 by Vera K. Kitson on www.ancestry.ca.

24. Mary Hales’ birthdate was from Doris Hales Grant.

25. Information from Pat Smyth, Great Great Granddaughter of John and Mary (Hales) Leggett in a letter dated August 25, 1982 to Vera K. Kitson.

26. Ibid.

27. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1851 Census, Personal Return, Leeds County, Canada West, South Crosby Township, Page 15 (PAC Reel #C-964)
Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1851 Census, Agricultural Census, Leeds County, Canada West, South Crosby Township (Part 1), Page 67, #19, (PAC Reel #C-964).

28. The date June 1855 was sent to Vera K. Kitson by Pat Smyth in a letter dated January 1982. She has a letter written by John Leggett which states that they left South Crosby in June 1855.

29. Date of Death of John Leggett from Pat Smyth in letter dated January 15, 1982.

30. Date of Death of Mary Leggett from Pat Smyth in letter dated January 15, 1982. I have been unable to find the death in the Ontario Death Registration.

31. Charles Hales’ birthdate was from Doris Hales Grant in a letter dated April 22, 1981.

32. Information from the late Florence Laughlin. She had in her possession an old seventeenth century book, a biography of Francis Xavier. This book has the name “Charles Hales, Belleville, 1820″ on the back page. It also had the name “Mary Hales, Collafene, 1819″ (Other spellings Cornafene, Cornafeign) On line on December 16, 2017, I found Cornafean, County Cavan, Ireland.

33. Information about his businesses in Kingston from the newspapers of that era. Also information from the following.
Brian S. Osborne and Donald Swainson, Kingston Building on the Past; Westport Butternut Press, 1988; Page 88.

34. His marriage date is from The British Whig, Kingston, Ontario, May 4, 1836 issue. (Also in the Kingston Chronicle and Gazette, May 4, 1836 , Page 3, Column 4.)

35. Birth and death information for Elizabeth Charlotte Hales and the children were from the following sources – British Whig, Kingston Chronicle and Gazette, Christian Guardian, St. George’s Parish Burial Register.

36. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel # C-9955, 1871 Census, Nominal Return of the Living, District 038 Halton County; Sub-Division A. Nelson, Division 1, Page 38, Numbers 7 and 8. Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the 1980’s.

37. Copy of letter sent to Vera K. Kitson by the late Florence Laughlin on July 20, 1883.

38. Ontario Death Registration for Joseph Henry Hales; Registered 1876; County Halton, Division Burlington, #004446; Researched July 6, 1994 by Vera K. Kitson at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

39. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel C-13257; District 150 Halton; Sub-District B- Burlington Village, Page 19, Number 23. Researched by Vera K. Kitson July 1989.

40. Death of Charles Hales Ontario Death Registration Registered 1883; Registration #010395. Researched July 6, 1994 by Vera K. Kitson at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

41. William Hales’ birthdate was from Doris Hales Grant in a letter dated April 22, 1981. She also sent information of William’s occupation at that time.

42. Ibid.

43. Upper Canada Land Petitions (RG1.L3) Petition submitted in 1819 by William Hales of Belleville. Volume 228A.H12/56, Reel C-2048. A copy of this document was sent to Vera K. Kitson by the Public Archives of Canada on April 6, 1982.

44. Information from MG9, 08-27, Volume 2, Page 24, Reel C-4651, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario and sent by Rev. Donald A. McKenzie, Ottawa, Ontario, researcher, on January 31, 1985.

45. Livingston, Mildred R. Lanark, Perth, and Richmond Military Settlements 1820-1822 Census, Page 10. Original records at the Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario., Reference RG21, Municipal Records, Section A., Census Rolls of Municipalities in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville and part of Lanark County, formerly Johnston District.

46. Documents from the Land Registry Office, Belleville, Ontario.

47. Obituary of Margaret Hales, daughter of William and Jane (Waldon) Hales; Christian Guardian, September 4, 1889, Archives of the United Church of Canada, Toronto, Ontario.

48. Information from Doris Hales Grant in a letter dated October 1, 1981.

49. Information from from Doris Hales Grant in a letter dated April 22, 1981.

50. Public Archives of Canada, 1851 Census, Microfilm Reel # C-11739; Northumberland County, Cramahe Township; Page 5, Numbers 45 to 50. (Personal Census) I was unable to find Thomas in the Agricultural Census. (The 1851 Census was not taken until 1852.)

51. Letter handed down through Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales’ daughter Letitia Jane (Hales) White, to Letitia Jane’s daughter, Susan Eva (White), Chant, and to Eva (Chant) Curtis and family.

52. Birth and Baptism from Quebec, Canada, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1968; Digital record of original document found on www.ancestry.ca on December 19, 2017 by Vera K. Kitson. What an unbelievable surprise after researching the Hales Family for so many years!
“Margaret Hales daughter of William Hales and Jane Walden (sic) his wife both of the City of Montreal was born the eighth day of June One thousand eight hundred and eighteen and was Baptised this twenty third day of August One thousand eight hundred and eighteen by me  A. L. Lasher (?).

53. Obituary for Margaret Hales. The Christian Guardian. September 4, 1889. Obituary written by Rev. George Nickle.

54. Ibid.

55. Ibid.

56. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel C-1067, 1861 Census, Personal, District: Peterborough County, Otonabee Township, Enumeration District 14, Sheet 72, Numbers 19 to 26. Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the 1980s.

57. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel C-9988), 1871 Census, District: West Peterborough, Sub-District: d-2 Smith, Page 61, Number 19.

58. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel C-13240, 1881 Census, District 125 Peterborough East, Sub-District C-Townships of Burleigh, Anstruther, and Chandos, Page 53, Numbers 9 to 14.

59. Death information from Obituary in The Christian Guardian on September 4, 1889 and the Ontario Death Registration #011258; Registered 1889 in the Division of Apsley, Peterborough County. Researched by Vera K. Kitson April 22, 2000 at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

60. Death of James Mairs. Ontario Death Registration # 005994; Registered 1880, for Elzevir Township, Hastings County, Ontario.

61. Death of Jane Ann Mairs Ontario Death Registration # 005999; Registered 1880, for Elzevir Township, Hastings County.

62. In July 1988, Doris Hales Grant (from Medicine Hat, Alberta) and I traveled through Haliburton County, Peterborough County, Prince Edward County, and Hastings County, etc. looking for Hales information. On July 23, 1988, we visited Actinolite Cemetery. It is located on Highway 7 at the Junction of Highway 37 and 7. The cemetery is up on a hill on the south side of Highway 7. We copied the following information.
“In memory of/ Jane Ann/ beloved wife/ of James Mairs/ Died April 22, 1881/ Aged 50* Years/ In Memory of/ James Mairs/ Died/ April 6, 1880/ Aged 61 years/ & 3 (?) mo’s/”
*Her age seems incorrect when compared to the Census records. She was born about 1821, so she was probably 60 years of age when she died. She was listed as 50 years of age in the 1871 Census. There is a discrepancy between year of Jane Ann’s death on the Death Registration and the year Doris and I recorded from the tombstone. The Death Registration also gives her age at death as 59 years.

63. Birthdate from a picture the original which was in the possession of the late Doris Hales Grant. She sent the information November 1, 1982.

64. Information in a letter to Vera K. Kitson from the late Doris Hales Grant dated November 20, 1984.

65. Information given to Vera K. Kitson on July 23, 1988 by June Coxon, a Great Great Granddaughter of William and Jane Hales through their son Richard Newton Hales.

66. 1870 United States Federal Census, Roll M593-685, Page 898; Family History Library Film: 552184. Researched digital copy December 19, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

67. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952. Researched digital copy December 19, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

68. 1880 Census Roll 590; Family History Film: 1254590; Page 79C. Researched June 4, 2009 and digital copy December 19, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

69. U. S.., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Researched December 18, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

70. The North American Family Histories, 1500-2000 Researched December 18, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

71. U. S.., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Researched December 19, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

72. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952. Researched digital copy December 20, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

73. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950. Researched digital copy December 20, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

74. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952. Researched digital copy December 20, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

75. U. S.., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Researched December 20, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

76. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952. Researched digital copy December 20, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson.

77. Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1950. Researched digital copy December 20, 2017 on www.ancestry.ca by Vera K. Kitson

78. Methodist Baptisms, Picton, Prince Edward County, 1816-1827, The Ontario Register, Volume 3, 1970, Page 15. “Hale, Benjamin James, Born 4 October 1825; Parents: William and Jane. By Rev. Franklin Metcalfe. All of Ameliasburg.”

79. Date of Marriage from District Marriage Registers, Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario. Victoria District (Hastings County) Series 1-6 Record Group B; MS-248, Reel 4, Volume 23, Pages 92 and 116. Place of Marriage from the Obituary of Annie Jane (Sayers) Hales; February 5, 1902, The Christian Guardian.

80. Annie’s age from a a letter dated March 23, 1977 from Mildred Hales, daughter of William and Matilda (Daniels) Hales, and granddaughter of Benjamin James Hales and Annie Jane Sayers, to the late Talmage Stone, Forfar, Ontario. At this time Mildred Hales was living at the Fairhaven Nursing Home in Peterborough. Mr. Stone lent the letter to Vera K. Kitson in 1982 when she was beginning her research on the Hales Family.

81. Obituary of Annie Jane (Sayers) Hales. The Christian Guardian. February 5, 1902.

82. Assessment Rolls, 1858-1866, Otonabee Township, Peterborough County, Municipal Office, Keene, Ontario. Researched by Vera K. Kitson in 1985 and 1988.

83. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel C-1067, 1861 Census, Personal, District: Peterborough County, Otonabee Township, Enumeration District 14, Sheet 72, Numbers 27 to 33.

84. Ontario Death Registration # 021343; Registered in 1899; Division of Apsley and Townships of Burleigh and Anstruther; County-Peterborough; Name: Benjamin Hales; Date of Death: October 10, 1899; Age 73; Residence:-Township of Chandos; Farmer; Married; Born-Belleville; Doctor: Caldwell; Religion-Methodist; Informant-R. H. Caldwell. Registered October 11, 1899. Researched August 22, 200 at the Family History Centre by Vera K. Kitson.
Ontario Death Registration # 021455; Registered 1899; Division of Chandos; County-Peterborough; Name: Benjamin James Hales; Date of Death: October 9, 1899; Age 75; Residence: Lot 8, Concession 4; Farmer; Married; Born-Prince Edward County; Doctor: Caldwell; Religion-Methodist; Informant-Jno Hales; Registered Nov. 1899. Researched August 22, 2000 at the Family History Centre by Vera K. Kitson.

85. Ontario Death Registration # 031333; Registered 1901; Division of Belmont and Methuen; County-Peterborough; Name-Ann Jane Hales; Date of Death: May 14, 1901; Residence-not given; Said she was a farmer; said married (should have said widow); Born: Ireland; Doctor-Dr. A. Bell; Religion-Methodist; Informant-Alex Bell, M. D.; Registered May 24, 1901. Researched August 22, 2000 at the Family History Centre by Vera K. Kitson.

86. Information on the tombstone, Union Cemetery, Apsley, Ontario.
“Benjamin J. Hales 1825-1899; Ann Jane Sayers His Wife 1830-1901; Eliza Ann Hales Their Dau. 1856-1895 Mary Jane Hawkins wife of Robert T. Hales 1869-1893 Blessed are the Dead who Die in the Lord. Hales.” Copied by Vera K. Kitson in July 1988.

87. Information for the Mary Hales’ year of birth is from the tombstone at Flinton Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario. Visited by Vera K. Kitson and Doris Hales Grant in 1988.

88. Marriage Information from the Marriage Certificate in the book, Our Heritage-The Freeburn Family, By Mrs. Floyd (Betty) Wood and Mrs. Angus (Viola) Andrews. Typed June 1983.

89. Information for the year of birth for James Freeburn is from his tombstone at Flinton Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario. Visited by Vera K. Kitson and Doris Hales Grant in July 1988.

90. 1861 Census Personal Census for Lennox and Addington Counties; District # 224 Kaladar, Page 6; Numbers 22 to 26; Microfilm Reel # C-1047. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on July 13, 1987 at the Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.
1861 Agricultural Census for Lennox and Addington Counties; District # 224 Kaladar, Page 1; Number 45. Microfilm Reel # C-1047. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on July 13, 1987 at the Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on July 13, 1987 at the Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario..

91. 1871 Census Schedules 1 and 4 for District #64 Addington County and Sub-District d-Kaladar and Anglesea Townships; Microfilm Reel # C-9997. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on July 13, 1987 at the Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario.

92. Ontario Death Registration # 016027; Registered 1903; Division of Kaladar, Anglesea, and Effingham; County-Lennox and Addington; Name-James Freeborn (sic); Date of Death-May 22, 1903; Age 78; Residence- Lot 24, Concession 3; Farmer; Married; Born-Ireland; Doctor-Dr. Stephens; Religion-Church of England; Informant-Thomas Freeborn (sic). Registered May 22, 1903. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on www.ancestry.ca on June 6, 2009.
Ontario Death Registration # 016034; Registered 1903; Division of Kaladar, Anglesea, and Effingham; County-Lennox and Addington; Name-Mrs. James Freeborn (sic); Date of Death-August 11, 1903; Age 75; Residence- Lot 24, Concession 3; Farmer’s Wife; Widow; Born-Hastings; Doctor-Dr. Stephens; Religion-Methodist; Informant-Thomas Freeborn (sic). Registered August 12, 1903. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on www.ancestry.ca on June 6, 2009.

93. Information about when the tombstone was put up was from Mrs. Floyd (Betty) Wood of Madoc, Ontario when visited by Doris Hales Grant and Vera K. Kitson on Friday, July 22, 1988.
Information on the tombstone was copied by Vera K. Kitson on Monday, July 25, 1988 when she and Doris Hales Grant went to visit the Flinton Methodist Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario.
“Married / Oct. 21, 1852/ FREEBURN/ James Freeburn/1825-1903/ a native of Dublin Ireland /His Wife Mary HALES/1828-1903/

94. Information for the birth and birthplace of William Henry Hales was from Doris Hales Grant.

95. Information from Doris Hales Grant.

96. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm Reel C-1067, 1861 Census, Personal, District: Peterborough County, Otonabee Township, Enumeration District 14, Sheet 72, Numbers 13 to 18.

97. The Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough County 1825-1875. Abridged Edition, Peterborough, 1988, Page 269.

98. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1871 Census, Schedule 4, Return of the Cultivated Land, of Field Products and of Plants and Fruits; District # 58 North Peterborough, Sub-District c. Burleigh, Anstruther, Monmouth, Chandos, Cardiff; Page 6, Number 4. (Reel # C-9988).

99. Ontario Death Registration # 023858; Registered 1906, County Peterborough; Division Burleigh and Anstruther; Name-William Hales, Died-July 27, 1906; 77 years; Farmer; Married; Registered July 27, 1906. Researched by vera K. Kitson on August 22, 2000 at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

100. Ontario Death Registration # 023543; Registered 1909, County Peterborough; Division Burleigh and Anstruther; Name-Mrs. Elizabeth Agnes Hales, Died January 27, 1909, aged 78 years 9 months. Her father was listed as John Cairns and her mother unknown, both born in Scotland. The informant was her son, John W. Hales (John Waldon Hales) Researched by Vera K. Kitson on August 22, 2000 at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.

101. Tombstone-Dempsey Cemetery on the Marble Lake Road, Barrie Township, Frontenac County-copied by Vera K. Kitson on July 24, 1988.
“Dennison Meeks/Born Feb. 20, 1826/Died July 29, 1906./Matilda Hales/His Wife/Born Nov. 8, 1832/Died Mar. 23, 1908/Beriah Meeks/Born Aug. 25, 1847/Died Aug. 18, 1900/MEEKS/”
Back of Tombstone
“Edward Meeks/Born Aug. 27, 1855./Died Nov. 14,1895/Jessie M. Meeks/Born July 15, 1899/Died June 25,1900/Victor Meeks/Born Nov. 26, 1888/Died April 15, 1907./”
Unto These Hills, Published by The Pioneer Club, Cloyne, Ontario, First Edition 1978, The Intelligencer, Belleville, Ontario, Page 146. Matilda Hales’ birthdate is listed as November 18, 1832 rather than November 8, 1832 which is on her tombstone.
There is a discrepancy in the 1901 Census as her birthdate is given as November 8, 1831.

102. John Lansing’s birthplace from his Ontario Death Registration.

103. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1861 Census, Agricultural Census, County Lennox and Addington, Kaladar Township, Canada West, Page 1, Number 19 of Enumeration District 1.. (PAC Reel C-1047)

104 Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1861 Census, Personal Census, County Lennox and Addington, Kaladar Township, Canada West, Page 3, Numbers 24 to 28. (PAC Reel C-1047)

105. Ontario Death Registration # 024818: Registered 1872. Here he was listed as 46 years of age.
Tombstone, Flinton Methodist Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario. Copied by Vera K. Kitson in July 25, 1988.
“In/Memory of/John Lansing,/Who Died/Sept. 28, 1872;/Aged 45 Years/9 months/and 1 Day/”

106. Ontario Marriage Registration # 006186; Registered 1885; County of Lennox and Addington; Division of Kaladar. For some reason, Matilda’s father’s given name was recorded as Ed on this document.

107. Tombstone Flinton Methodist Cemetery, Flinton, Ontario. Copied by Vera K. Kitson in July 25, 1988.
“Elizabeth/Wife of/Dennison Meeks/Died Feb. 20, 1881/Ae 49 Yr. 3 Mo. 12 D./”
Information about there being no Dempsey Cemetery at that time from Harry Meeks as told to Doris Hales Grant and Vera K. Kitson at Cloyne, Ontario on July 25, 1988. Harry Meeks was the son of Robert Tannahill (known as Tan) and Mary Edna (Meeks) Meeks.

108. The residence for both Dennison Meeks and his wife, the former Matilda Hales, was listed as Lot 26, Concession 2 I Barrie Township on both their Ontario Death Registrations.
Registration for Dennison Meeks # 010337; Registered 1906; born in New York; 80 years
Registration for Matilda Meeks # 011061; Registered 1908 74 years.

109. Information from Charles and Martha Jane (Nickle) Hales’ granddaughter, the late Doris Hales Grant in the Fall of 1985. This is also the date on the tombstone in Union Cemetery, Apsley, Ont.
“HALES/Charles Hales/1836-1914/His Wife/ Martha Nickle/1850-1932/”

110. Land Registry Office, Peterborough County, Peterborough, Ontario. Abstract Book, Concession 17, Lot 10 (part), Otonabee Township. Instrument Number-12471; Instrument dated July 22, 1858; Date of Registration August 5, 1858; William Moreton (sic) and Jane Moreton (sic) to Thomas, Benjamin James, and William Hales.

111. Land Registry Office, Peterborough County, Peterborough, Ontario. Abstract Book, Concession 17, Lot 10 (part), Otonabee Township. Instrument Number-13486; Bargain and Sale; Instrument dated November 3, 1859; Date of Registry November 30, 1859 ; Thomas, Benjamin, and William Hales to Charles and Richard N. Hales.

112. Assessment Rolls, 1858 to 1868, Otonabee Township, Peterborough, County, Municipal Office, Keene, Ontario.

113. Information from the late Doris Hales Grant to Vera Kitson in letters dated October 1, 1981 and February 1991. There are discrepancies in the birthdate of Martha Jane Nickle.

114. Ibid.

115. Ontario Death Registration for Charles Hales; County-Peterborough; Division-Burleigh & Anstruther; Registered 1914; Registration # 025452. Researched by Vera K. Kitson August 22, 2000 at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario.
Ontario Death Registration for Matilda Jane Hales; County-Peterborough; Division- Peterborough City; Registered 1934; Registration 1934; Registration # 027337. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on www.ancestry.ca February 18, 2009 (original document).

116. The date of birth for Richard Newton Hales from Doris Hales Grant was May 18, 1839 . A descendant of Richard, Nellie (Hales) Marshall gave the following date of birth-July 2, 1839. The date July 2, 1839 was also on the Ontario Death Registration # 016742. Registered 1934. The 1901 Census has his date of birth as February 22, 1839; the 1911 Census has July 1838.

117. Marriage researched by Vera K. Kitson on July 7, 1997 at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario. Registration # 006469; Registered 1875. County-Northumberland and Durham; Division Cavan. It gave her name as Ellen Baxter and stated she was born in South Monahan Township. At that time, South Monaghan was in County of Northumberland. In 1974 it became the southern part of Peterborough County. (Nick and Helma Mika, Places in Ontario, Volume III, N-Z. Belleville, 1983, P. 426-427.) The same information was from Richard Newton Hales’ descendant, June Coxon of Ottawa, Ontario.

118. The name of Barbara Ellen Baxter’s parents and her birthdate was from June Coxon.

119. Monmouth Township, 1881-1981, Collected Views of the Past, Compiled by Monmouth Historical Committee. Published for the Centennial of Monmouth Township.

120. Ibid.

121. Copy of the original Crown Grant to Richard N. Hales sent to June Coxon by Archives of Ontario, Toronto, Ontario. A copy was sent to Vera K. Kitson by June Coxon in April 1987.

122. Information given to Doris Hales Grant and Vera K. Kitson by June Coxon in a visit to her place on July 23, 1988.

123. Information in a letter to June Coxon from Nellie (Hales) Marshall. A copy was sent to Vera K. Kitson by June Coxon.

124. Information from Death Records at Monmouth Township. Researched by Doris Hales Grant and Vera K. Kitson in July 1988. Information on her funeral card has her given names as Barberey (sic) Ellen. Also Ontario Death Registration researched for more details on August 22, 2000 at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario by Vera K. Kitson. Registration # 018699; Registered 1918; County Haliburton; Township Monmouth. Here her given names are given as Barbery (sic) Ellen. Info also on www.ancestry.ca .

125. Ontario Death Registration for Richard Newton Hales. Registration # 016742; Registered 1934; Haliburton County; Monmouth Township. Researched on www.ancestry.ca on February 19, 2009. (Original document online.)

126. There are discrepancies regarding the date birth of Thomas Hales. Thomas and Julianna Hales had two Family Bibles.The first was presented to them by Julianna’s mother, Letitia (Poole) Myers on May 27th 1857, the day of their marriage. In this Bible the birthdate for Thomas Hales was listed as July 16, 1823 at Perth, in Lanark County. The second family Bible for Thomas Hales and Julianna Myers was presented to Julianna (Myers) Hales by her mother on July 1, 1876. In this Bible, the birthdate for Thomas Hales was given as July 16th, 1824 at Perth, Lanark County. The sampler worked by Thomas and Julianna’s daughter Letitia Jane Hales April 17th 1871 for her Grandmother (Letitia Poole Myers) gave Thomas Hales’ birthdate as July 16, 1823.

127. Archives of Ontario, Microfilm, 1850 Census, Newcastle District; Northumberland County, Cramahe Township, Canada West, Page 81-84; Number 3 on each page; Archives of Ontario Reel # C-5914; Library and Archives Canada Reel # M-5914.

128. A letter to Vera K. Kitson from John Fortier, Archivist, Government Records Section sent information about Claverton plus a map of Chapman Township to Vera K. Kitson in a letter dated August 4, 1987. He stated that Claverton was in Chapman Township, Parry Sound District in 1879. He also stated that on recent maps Claverton and Chelmsford have disappeared and that only Magnetawan remains.

129. Marriage date was from both Family Bibles of Thomas Hales and Julianna Myers. As well, a copy of the Marriage Certificate from The Newboro Register was sent by the Anglican Archives in Kingston, Ontario.

130. The date of December 22, 1854 was on one of her notebooks about Education. She has also written her name Julianna Myers, Toronto on the cover. I have a photocopy of the notebook. The original was in the possession of my aunt the late Eva (Chant) Curtis in the 1980s.

131. Original letter sent to Vera K. Kitson by Ada (Tanner) Hales, widow of Russell Hales in 1981. The letter was returned after being photocopied. In April 1987, Ada Hales gave Vera Kitson permission to use it in her work on the Hales Family.

132. Information from Doris Hales Grant, granddaughter of Charles Hales, in a letter to Vera K. Kitson dated October 1, 1981.

133. Assessment Rolls, 1858 to 1868, Otonabee Township, Peterborough, County, Municipal Office, Keene, Ontario.
Libray and Archives Canada, Microfilm Reel C-1067, 1861 Census, Personal, District: Peterborough County, Otonabee Township, Enumeration District 14, Sheet 72, Numbers 1 to 12.
Researched on www.ancestry.ca on February 10, 2018.
Libray and Archives Canada, Microfilm Reel C-9987, 1871 Census, Personal, District: Peterborough East, Otonabee Township, Page 63, Numbers 4 to 7. Researched on www.ancestry.ca on February 10, 2018.

134. Date of Thomas Hales’ death from both Hales Family Bibles.
Information from Kawartha Branch of Ontario Genealogical Society on February 14, 1991
“From the Dawson Cemetery, South Monaghan Township
Thomas Hales, d. Apr. 29-1869, age 46 yrs.”

135. 1870-1872 Assessment Rolls, South Crosby Township, Leeds County; Researched in the 1980’s by Vera K. Kitson at the South Crosby Township Office, Elgin, Ontario. (Today South Crosby is in the Township of Rideau Lakes.)

136. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1871 Census of Canada, Nominal Return of the Living: Schedule 1; District: Leeds South; Sub-District: g-2 South Crosby, Ontario, Enumerated April 1871; Page 6, Numbers 1 to 4. (Reel C-10002) Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the 1980’s.
Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1871 Census of Canada, Schedule 4 and Schedule 5; District: Leeds South; Sub-District: g-2 South Crosby, Ontario: Enumerated April 1871; Page 2, Numbers 1 (Reel C-10002) Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the 1980’s.

137. The Tweedsmuir Histories of Bastard and South Burgess Women’s Institutes. Reproduced by the Philipsville W. I. for their 75th Anniversary and for the B-Centennial of The Township, page 67.

138. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1881 Census of Canada, Nominal Return of the Living: District: 110 Leeds South; Sub-District: G-1 Bastard and South Burgess, Province of Ontario; Enumerated April 15, 1881; Page 38, Numbers 6 to 8. (Reel C-13232) The surname was spelled Hails by the enumerator. Julianna’s given name was spelled Julias. Researched by Vera K. Kitson.

139. Public Archives of Canada, Microfilm, 1891 Census of Canada, Nominal Return of the Living: District: 86 Leeds South; Sub-District: B-2 Bastard Township, Province of Ontario; Enumerated April 13, 1891; Page 11, Numbers 11 to 15 (Reel T-6349)

140. Library and Archives Canada, Microfilm, 1901 Census of Canada; District: 83 Leeds South; Sub-District: B-4 Bastard and Burgess South, Page 12, Numbers 47 to 50. (Reel T-6478) Researched by Vera K. Kitson on August 17, 1993.

141. The date of the death of Julianna Hales is from the two Hales Family Bibles. The age at death was in the Family Bible given to Julianna and Thomas at the time of their wedding. The same date of death is on her tombstone at Forfar. Her death was not registered. That is strange as she had a son who was a lawyer.
Information from Forfar Methodist Cemetery, Township of Bastard, County of Leeds, Ontario. Published by Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. 83-2-2000.
Page 4, Number 91
HALES Mother, Julianna Myers, wife of Thomas Hales, died Oct. 17, 1905, aged 77 years.”

142. Both Family Bibles of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales.

143. Ibid.

144. Ontario Death Registration for Letitia Jane White; Registration # 021477; Registered 1938; Bastard Township, Leeds County.

145. In a note written by Eliza sent to Vera Blanche (Chant) Kinch on April 22, 1993 by Leita, daughter of Eliza Letitia after Eliza’s death.

146. Information for Edwin White’s death from the first Family Bible of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales.
Information from Forfar Methodist Cemetery, Township of Bastard, County of Leeds, Ontario. Published by Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. 83-2-2000.
Page 4, Number 90
WHITE Edwin White 1858-1952
His wife, Letitia Jane Hales, 1859-1938″

147. Date of birth for William Thomas Hales from both Family Bibles of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales.

148. Ontario Marriage Registration – William T. Hales & Eva Morris; Registration # 006387; Registered 1884; Division: Bastard and South Burgess; Registered 1884. Researched by Vera K. Kitson at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario on July 7, 1997. The same date in the two Family Bibles of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales. The same birthdate is given on the 1901 Census.

149. Birthdate for Eva May Morris from 1901 Census and the Ontario Death Registration; Registered 1924; Registration # 018690; Division: Bastard and Burgess South. Researched by Vera K. Kitson at the Family History Centre, Ottawa, Ontario on June 30, 1998.

150. Information is from tombstone at Forfar Methodist Cemetery. The birth or death is not in the Ontario Registrations for 1893-1896. The Bastard Township office burned about 1895 resulting in a loss of may registrations before they had been sent to Toronto.
Information from Forfar Methodist Cemetery, Township of Bastard, County of Leeds, Ontario. Published by Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. 83-2-2000.
Page 4, Number 92
“Infant son of W. T. and Eva M. Hales, born Oct. 26, 1893.”

151. Documents from the Registry Office, Brockville, Ontario.

152. William Thomas Hales’ date of death is December 10, 1939 in the two Hales Family Bibles. The Archives of the United Church, Toronto has the Newboro Circuit Register which gives the deathdate as December 10, 1939. However, the date of death sent by the Office of the Registrar General on January 8, 1986 gives the date as December 11, 1939. On This Date, Recorder Times, Brockville, Ontario also has the date as December 11, 1939. I have not found the Death Registration online.
Information from Forfar Methodist Cemetery, Township of Bastard, County of Leeds, Ontario. Published by Leeds and Grenville Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. 83-2-2000.
Page 5, Number 114
HALES Eva May Morris, wife of W. T. Hales, Jan. 5, 1864-May 14, 1924.
Wm. Thomas Hales, 1861-1939.”

153. Date of birth of James Hales is from both Hales Family Bible. The date of baptism only gives month and year. Baptism from Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms Records, United Church Archives, Toronto, Ontario. Researched by Vera K. Kitson in the 1980’s. Volume 2, Peel 2, Page 496, Township of Otonabee. Also online Canada, Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register, 1828-1910, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com ; researched August 8, 2017.

154. Information for when he began his studies in Toronto from The Christian Guardian of February 5, 1908. Information sent to Vera Kitson by Doris Hales Grant in a letter dated November 20, 1984.

155. Ontario Marriage Registration # Registration #014410 Toronto York County. Researched October 1, 2007 on www.ancestry.ca .

156. Birth and Baptism for Marion Scoley were from the Wesleyan Methodist Baptisms, United Church Archives, Toronto, Ontario. Researched online on Canada, Wesleyan Methodist Baptismal Register, 1828-1910, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com on August 8, 2017.

157. Article in 1958 Toronto paper “Attended Church for 85 Years” referring to Sherbourne Methodist Church which became Sherbourne United Church. This church was later amalgamated with Carlton Street United. The church is now St. Luke’s United.

158. 1901 Census of Canada; Ontario; District Number 117 Toronto East; Sub-District B; Polling Station 39 in Toronto East; Page 3; Enumerated April 3, 1901. Library and Archives Canada. Reel # T-6499. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on www.automated genealogy.com on October 2, 2017.
1911 Census of Canada, Ontario; District Number 125 Toronto East; Sub-District 16 in Toronto City, Ward 2. Page 5; Enumerated June 23, 1911. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on www.automated genealogy.com on October 2, 2017. The information for the Sub-District Number for page 5 for James Hales was listed incorrectly on this website and on www.ancestry.ca. I have used the information from the original document. The www.ancestry.ca does not have James and Marion in their index for 1911. Using the name of another person on page 5 on ancestry I found them but they had transcribed their names as James Halas amd Marison Halas but I still didn’t find them in the index using that information. At least, the names were spelled correctly on the www.automated genealogy.com so I could find them.
1921 Census of Canada; District Number 131 Toronto East; Enumeration Sub-District Number 66 in Toronto East. Researched by Vera K. Kitson on January 8, 2018 on www.ancestry.ca .

159. Ontario Death Registration # 001259; District of York in the City of Toronto.

160. Information from office of Register General on January 22, 1986.
Tombstone Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
HALES    JAMES HALES, KC 1863-1937
MARION SCOLEY HALES 1868-1967″

161. The date of Margaret’s birth from the two Hales Family Bibles.

162. There are discrepancies in the date of Margaret’s death in both Family Bibles of Thomas and Julianna (Hales) Myers and the Ontario Death Registration. I have used the date August 25, 1870 as it is the date in most of the information.
The Hales Bible given to Thomas and Julianna on May 27, 1857 had the following. “Margaret Hales died August 25, 1870, aged 3 years, 3 months, and 23 days at South Crosby Township, Leeds County.” The other Hales Bible from July 1, 1876 gives the following information for Margaret’s death. “August 23, 1870 at South Crosby.”
The Ontario Death Registration # 008841; Registered 1870 in South Crosby Township, Leeds County gives Margaret’s date of death as August 25, 1870 at 3 years of age. This registration lists her birthplace as South Crosby which is incorrect. Researched by Vera K. Kitson 0n October 28, 1999 at The Family History centre, Ottawa, Ontario in the 1980’s.
Her tombstone has the following information-
“Margaret Dau’r of Thomas & Julianna Hales Died Aug. 25, 1870 aged 3 y’rs 3 m’s & 28 das.”
Information from Forfar Methodist Cemetery Publication No. 83-2,-2000; Page 4, Number 93.

163. The Stafford House picture was from the late Joyce Fry of Soperton, Ontario. The other pictures were from original pictures borrowed from descendants of Thomas and Julianna (Myers) Hales in the 1980’s. They included Gwen (Williamson) and the late Arthur Chant, the late Bertha (Pattemore) Brown, the late Gertrude (Andrews) Simpson, and the late Marion (Chant) Kitson.
The picture of the White Sisters was taken by Vera K. Kitson at the wedding of Marilyn White, daughter of Thomas White and Amy Richards of Soperton to George Hendry.

Vera K. Kitson
February 16, 2018
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