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

Philip Main

Male 1787 - 1872  (85 years)


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  • Name Philip Main 
    Born 1787  , New York State, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Interesting story, pioneer 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-27689 
    Died 29 Sep 1872  Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27689  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Family Elizabeth Weaver,   d. Bef 1861 
    Children 
     1. Ellen "Leny" Main,   b. 1807, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1869, Millbrook Township, Mescosta, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. George Main,   b. 1813, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F22806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1787 - , New York State, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Sep 1872 - Branchton, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • We are now able to trace the settlement of the west part of Beverly back beyond 1810, the period that I mentioned in my last letter, to the year 1800, when a man by the name of Linas Peck settled one and a half miles south of Sheffield, on the farm now owned by David Tansley, better known by the older residents as the Munson farm. This man, Peck, chopped about ten acres, and the place was known for many years as the " Peck" clearing. He left the place after other settlers began to come in, no person knew where he went. Philip Main, father of George Main, of Galt, was the first man that owned a span of horses in this section, he was also the first who owned a waggon, and his services were in great demand at funerals for miles around. Philip Main always carried the corpse.

      "The pioneers of Beverly: a series of sketches" by John A. Cornell" 1889