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

Williams Sexton

Male 1809 - 1872  (63 years)


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  • Name Williams Sexton 
    Born 2 Feb 1809  , Leeds Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Misfortune "He was lame and walked with a crutch and cane" 
    Occupation Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    school teacher 
    Occupation South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    shoemaker 
    Residence 1860  Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-55202P 
    Died 17 Aug 1872  Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Cascade Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I55202  Generations
    Last Modified 16 Jul 2019 

    Father Jonathan Sexton,   b. 1785, Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1846, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 60 years) 
    Family ID F51219  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Smith,   b. 3 Jan 1808, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1890, Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
     1. Amy Amanda Sexton,   d. 13 Oct 1895, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Laura Amelia Sexton,   b. 16 Jul 1836, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1908, Winterbourne, Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Jonathan W. "John" Sexton,   b. 1838, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2019 
    Family ID F47058  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - school teacher - - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Cascade, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Aug 1872 - Ada, Kent, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Cascade Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • On the east side of the road near Hewitt's was another American whose parents had lived in Vermont. Zephaniah Sexton with his wife and family, lived on that farm which was long owned by the late Samuel S. Bowman and is now owned by his son, Leander Bowman. Zephaniah Sexton was married three times. His third wife was Elvira Clemons, from the township of Dumfries, who came to Winterbourne to teach school. In the first family were four sons: William. Manly, Jonathan and George. By the third marriage, two daughters, Polly and Dolly. This family moved to Bright, Michigan.

      William Sexton came to Woolwich a little later than his uncle Zephaniah. His parents had lived at a place called Plum Hollow, back of Brockville. By trade he was a shoemaker. He was lame and walked with a crutch and cane. At an early date he taught school in Woolwich.

      Williams Sexton married Priscilla, the eldest daughter of Captain Smith. There was a family of three: Amanda, Mrs. Robert Lawrason; Laura A., Mrs. George Stork; and Jonathan. Of these Mrs. Stork is at present living in Winterbourne with her daughter, Priscilla, who is Mrs. James Hamilton, and their son, Sexton Hamilton, is named after his great-grandparent.

      Williams Sexton moved, first to Harrisburg, Ontario, where he lived for many years, and then to Ada, near Grand Rapids, Michigan. He died there on August 17th, 1872, in his sixty sixth year. Mrs. Sexton, who was Priscilla Smith, died in Michigan, September 23rd, 1890, in her eighty-third year.

      The Early History of Elora, Ontario, and Vicinity by John R. Connon

  • Sources 
    1. [S2173] Find A Grave, Cascade Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA Plot: Section D.
      Wilkliam S. Sexton/ Feb 2, 1809/ Aug 17, 1872/ Priscilla/ His wife/ Jan 3, 1808,/ Sept. 23, 1890

    2. [S1635] Census - U.S. Census Population Schedule, 1860 8th Census, Town Of Cascade, Kent, Michigan p. 120, household ID 893, NARA microfilm publication M653.
      William SextonM51Canada
      Pricilla SextonF51Canada
      Jonathan SextonM21Canada
      Williard WasburnM14Canada
      Catherine OdellF11Canada
      Catherine OrlopF18New York
      Wm HoughtinlingM23New York
      Isaac HoughtinlingM65New York