Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Ephraim Munson

Male Cal 1770 - 1854  (~ 83 years)


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  • Name Ephraim Munson 
    Born CALC 23 Sep 1770  [1
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-122580 
    Died 28 Aug 1854  [1
    Buried Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, Wentworth Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I122580  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Lucy Thomas,   b. CA 1772,   d. 1837, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Children 
     1. Lent Ephraim Munson,   b. 28 Sep 1798, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1879, , Wentworth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Elizabeth Munson,   b. 11 Feb 1801, Burford Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1874, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F42689  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield, Wentworth Co., Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Shade first struck out in the direction of what is now the pretty Village of St. George, and from thence south-west until he reached the Grand River again. This he followed until a small tavern and ferry were sighted in the neighbourhood of what is now the City of Brantford. Assisted still by a guide, he next proceeded through the woods to Smith's creek, in the neighbourhood of Ayr--which was the westerly limit of Mr. Dickson's lands-ex-amining the country as much as possible as he went along. After satisfying himself as to its character, he determined, aided by his compass, to take a straight course eastwards to the river, hoping to come out opposite Mill-creek, more than ever satisfied with his first impressions of this par-ticular locality.

      At sundown the river was sighted, but three miles farther down than was expected. Shelter was obtained for the night in a solitary little log shanty, on the east-side of the stream, traces of which could be seen on the Campbell farm, near the road-side, until a few years ago. The occupants were one Ephraim Munson and his wife. They had sailed down the river from Waterloo in a boat some time before, and, attracted by the fine spring enter-ing the river at this point, determined to erect a shanty and locate. They had very little to offer their unexpected visitors for supper but seine suckers which Munson had caught during the afternoon. These fish were, however, fresh and abundant, and Mr. Shade frequently declared afterwards that he had seldom relished anything better in his life.


      Reminiscences of the Early History of Galt and the Settlement of Dumfries in the Province of Ontario, by James Young, 1880 Toronto: Hunter, Rose

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      Ephraim is probably the son of Levi Munson and Mary Coley.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1452] Cemetery - ON, Wentworth, Beverly - Sheffield United Cemetery.
      Lent Munson, died 22 Aug. 1879, Aged 80 yrs 11 Mos & Ephraim Munson, died 28 Aug. 1854, Aged 83 yrs 11 Mos 5 Dys.