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Margaret Sims[1, 2]

Female 1818 - 1904  (85 years)


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  • Name Margaret Sims 
    Born 10 Jul 1818  Insch, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Christened 19 Jul 1818  Insch, , Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Female 
    FindAGrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/110552086 
    Name Margaret Fowler 
    Residence 1851  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Presbyterian 
    Residence 1861  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Kirk of Scot 
    Residence 1871  Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-292359 
    Died 30 Apr 1904 
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I292359  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Apr 2024 

    Father James Sims,   b. 1776, , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1858, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Margaret Wisely,   b. 1779, , Aberdeenshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1859  (Age 80 years) 
    Family ID F40335  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William Fowler,   b. Jan 1801, , Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1878, Elma Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Fowler,   b. 1829, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. James Fowler,   b. 22 Feb 1837, Atlantic Ocean Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1921, Pickford Twp., Chippewa, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Jannet Fowler,   b. 1841, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Janet Fowler,   b. 1842, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Andrew Fowler,   b. 30 Nov 1845, Elma Twp., Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Ann Fowler,   b. 1847, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Anna Fowler,   b. 1 Mar 1848, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1885, Listowel, Wallace Twp., Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     8. William Fowler,   b. 1850, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Ellen Fowler,   b. 1854, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Mary Fowler,   b. 1857, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. George Fowler,   b. 1862, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2024 
    Family ID F236798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE subject of this sketch, the late James Sims, took a leading part in the education and religious life in the early years of the settlement of the County of Waterloo. He was born in 1812, in the Parish of Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His education was received at the Parish Schools and, though not extensive, the foundation was laid upon which by self study, extensive reading and an excellent memory, he became a man of general information and being a good conversationalist he readily cornmunicated such information to others. His early years of manhood were spent in farming which did not afford much time for literary work, but every spare moment was spent with books and in reading. In 1837 he married Janet Robertson, widow, and in the summer of that year sailed from Aberdeen in the ship "Hercules" with his wife, step children Alexander, John, and Jane Robertson ; accompanied by his father James Sims, his mother, his brothers Peter and Andrew, and his sister Margaret (Mrs. Wm. Fowler) and his nephews James and Peter Sims. After a voyage of eight weeks they landed at Quebec and immediately proceeded by boat up the St. Lawrence River, through canals and lake to Toronto, Ont., where they spent their first winter in Canada. In the spring of 1838 they went by boat to Hamilton and thence by wagons and on foot to the Queen's Bush and located on Lot 2, Con. 13, in the Township of Wellesley about one mile from Hawksville. At that time the country surrounding was practically an unbroken forest, there being only a few settlers in the neighborhood, with small clearings and no roads except trails through the bush.

      The nearest grist mill was at Waterloo village and many of the early settlers carried their flour and other provisions on their backs to their homes.

      Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 100 Years of Progress in Waterloo County Canada Semi-Centennial Souvenir 1856-1906 (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Chronicle-Telegraph Newspaper, 1906)pg 93

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Vit - - ON, Waterloo - 1858-1869 Marriage Register.
      Haddow William, 27, Peel, Scotland, s/o Thomas & Hana (Robertson), married 25 Oct 1859 Margaret Fowler, 19, CW, d/o William & Margaret (Sim)

    2. [S2034] Michigan Death Certificates 1921-1952, GS Film number: 001973215 , Digital Folder Number: 005363675 , Image Number: 03080.
      James Fowler Event Type: Death Event Date: 22 Oct 1921 Event Place: Pickford, Chippewa, Michigan, United States Gender: Male Age: 83 Marital Status: Widowed Birth Date: 22 Feb 1838 Birthplace: Hawkesville Birth Year (Estimated): 1838 Father's Name: William Fowler Mother's Name: Margaret Sims

    3. [S269] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1871, p 43.

    4. [S242] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1851, Div. 2 Page 2.

    5. [S2190] Scotland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1864-1950.
      Margaret Sim Gender: Female Birth Date: 10 Jul 1818 Baptism Date: 19 Jul 1818 Baptism Place: Insch,Aberdeen,Scotland Father: James Sim Mother: Margaret Wisely FHL Film Number: 993191

    6. [S855] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wellesley Twp. - 1861, Sect 14. Page 91.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jul 1818 - Insch, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 19 Jul 1818 - Insch, , Aberdeen, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1851 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Kirk of Scot - 1861 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1871 - Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Listowel, Wallace Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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