Waterloo Region Generations
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Ephraim Willson, Sr.

Male 1794 - 1872  (78 years)


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  • Name Ephraim Willson 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 8 Feb 1794  , England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1835  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Occupation 1852  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    farmer 
    Occupation 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gentleman 
    Residence 1861  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Church of England 
    Occupation 1871  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gentelman 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-90769 
    Died 30 Aug 1872  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Cause: apoplexy sudden death 
    Buried Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I90769  Generations
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 

    Family 1 Mary,   b. Abt 1794,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Ephraim W. Wilson,   b. 16 Nov 1819, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F18411  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret McCloy,   b. 1810, , Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1892, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F18396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Elizabeth Hall,   b. 9 Jun 1794, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1853, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1835  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Isaac Willson,   b. 15 Jun 1839, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1883, Near Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F18401  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Looking for Ephraim WILLSON born 1793, his wife, a daughter Amy WILLSON born 1818, and a son Ephraim Jr. born 1819. The children where all born in Yorkshire. They arrived in Canada around 1829 and settled in Waterloo Twsp. Ont. The family farm came to be called Hemlock Grove Farms. It was located in the German Tract settlement.

      Ephraim Sr. married 3 times. His first wife, unknown name, died about 1833 shortly after the family arrived in Canada; his second wife Elizabeth GOFTON he married 5 October 1835; he married his third wife Margaret McCLOY after his second wife's death in 1853.
      Amy WILLSON married a John BRIGHTON. Many of the BRIGHTON's in Waterloo County are their descendants.

      Ephraim Willson Jr. married Catherine O'BRIEN on 22 October 1844. Later in about 1867 Ephraim Jr. and his family left Waterloo Twsp. and moved to Plympton twsp. Lambton Co. Ont. where alot of my branch of the family has been ever since. Many in Ephraim Jr.'s branch of the family had one of the "L"s dropped hence the last name became WILSON. Does anyone recognize this family?
      Norm Wilson nwilson@webgate.net


      Branch Notes Vol 28 No. 1, Waterloo-Wellington Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society

  • Sources 
    1. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div 2 Pg 11.
      Ephraim Wilson Gentleman England 67 CE
      Margaret Wilson Ireland 51 UP
      Mary Ann Battler UC 21 UP

    2. [S116] Vit - ON - Death Registration.
      Ephraim Wilson d. 30 Aug 1872, Berlin aged 79 years, gentleman, b. England, cause: apoplexy sudden death

    3. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 32.
      Ephraim WILSON Farmer England 58 CE M b. 8-Feb
      Elisabetha WILSON England 58 CE F b. 9-Jun
      Robert GOFTEN Labourer Canada 20 CE M b. 25-Feb
      Charlote GOFTEN Canada 19 CE F b. 10-Sep
      Isaac WILSON Labourer Canada 13 CE M b. 15-Jun
      Ephraim Jr. WILSON Farmer England 33 Wesleyan Methodist M b. 16-Nov
      Abraham WILSON Canada 7 Wesleyan Methodist M b. 17-Nov
      Isaac WILSON Canada 2 Wesleyan Methodist M b. 15-Apr
      Marian WILSON Canada 4 Wesleyan Methodist F b. 24-Feb

    4. [S229] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1871, Div 13, Page 18.

    5. [S123] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1861, Div. 2 Page 11.

    6. [S7] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Berliner Journal (1859-1917), 5 Sep 1872.
      Ephraim Sr. Wilson died 29 Aug 1872 in Berlin, 79 yrs.

    7. [S166] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Mount Hope CC#4508 Internet Link .
      East: Isaac Willson/ died 1883, aged 46 years/ Mary, his wife/ died 1923, aged 86 years/ Eph. Wm. Willson/ died 1950, aged 88 years/ Mary E. Anthes his wife/ died 1928, aged 68 years/ Willson/
      (A) Elisabeth (B) Ephriam W. (C) Isaac W. (D) Mary Willson/ William A. Cook/ 1898-1992/ Marthabel W. Cook/ 1898-1996/ (E) M.E. Anthes (F) E. William (G) Margaret (H) Alexander/ McCloy/
      West: Ephriam Willson Sr./ died 1872, aged 78 years/ Elizabeth, his wife/ died 1853, aged 60 years/ Margaret, his wife/ died 1892, aged 83 years/ Willson/

    8. [S97] Vit - ON, London District - London District Marriage Register Volume 2, No. 206.
      Whereas Ephraim Wilson of Waterloo and Elizabeth Gofton of Blenheim were desirous of intermarying with each other and there being no person of Minister of the Church of England living within miles of them or either of them, they have applied to me for that purpose.

      Now These are to certify that in pursance of the powers granted to an Act of the legislature of this Province, passed in the thirty third year of his Majesty's Reign. I James Hutton one of his Majestie's Justices of the Peace having caused the previous noticed of the Statute required to be given have this day married the said Ephraim Wilson and Elizabeth Gofton together and they are become legally contracted to each other in marriage: -

      William Bolton (his mark)

      (signed) Ephraim Wilson
      (signed) Elizabeth Wilson (her mark)

      William Fenley Witness Blenheim 5, Oct. 1835

    9. [S131] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo Twp. - 1851, Div 4 Pg 32.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Feb 1794 - , England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1835 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Oct 1835 - Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - farmer - 1852 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentleman - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Church of England - 1861 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Gentelman - 1871 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: apoplexy sudden death - 30 Aug 1872 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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