Monday, October 21, 2013

James Meredith

Michael John Stewart's 3rd great grandfather






Birth: 18 Jul 1836 - Wellington County, Ontario, Canada

Death: 18 Apr 1905 - Chatham Township, Kent County, Ontario, Canada 

Burial: in Arnold Cemetery, Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Cause of Death: strangulated hernia 

He had a residence in 1861 in Camden and Gore, Kent, Ontario, Canada.

He had a residence in 1871 in Camden, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada. 

He had a residence in 1881 in Bothwell, Ontario, Canada. 

He had a residence in 1891 in Bothwell, Ontario, Canada. 

He had a residence in 1901 in Chatham, Bothwell, Ontario, Canada. 

He had a residence in 1905 in Ontario, Canada.

He was Methodist. 

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Parents
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         Father: Samuel Meredith (Abt 1802-1863)
         Mother: Margaret Jane Vanston (Abt 1805-1845)

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Spouses and Children
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1. *Margaret Ann McKenzie (1842 - 18 Oct 1921) (7,7)
       Marriage:
       Children:
          1. Margaret Jane Meredith (1863-1947)
          2. James Edward Meredith (1865-1928) (8,9,10)
          3. Susan Georgina Meredith (1867-          ) (2,4,5,11,12)
          4. Charles Venson Meredith (Abt 1869-          ) (5,12)
          5. Alexander Thomas Meredith (1871-1927) (5,11,13,14,15)
          6. Samuel Edgar Meredith (1873-          ) (5,11,12)
          7. Orval Stewart Meredith (1875-1924)
          8. Rose Annie Emma Meredith (1878-          ) (4,12)
          9. Gladys Clementine Meredith (1880-1956)
          10. William John Meredith (1883-          )

Notes:

His death is registered twice, once in Thamesville and once in Chatham.

The 1851 census entry for James has not yet been located.

A photo of his gravestone is on Findagrave.

Sources:

1. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1861 Census of Canada

2. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1871 Census of Canada

3. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1881 Census of Canada

4. Ancestry.com, 1891 Census of Canada

5. Ancestry.com, 1901 Census of Canada

6. Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932

7. Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932

8. Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947

9. Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada),  Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928

10. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1871 Census of Canada

11. Ancestry.com, 1911 Census of Canada

12. Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1922

13. Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Births, 1869-1907
 
14. Ancestry.com, Ontario, Canada Deaths, 1869-1932

15. Ancestry.com and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada), Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1857-1922

Autosomal DNA testing:

My husband Michael John Stewart is a direct descendant and has tested at 23andMe.

I would be interested in hearing from other descendants of who have tested autosomal DNA at 23andMe or FTDNA.

If you haven't tested yet, but would like to know more, you can read my post about autosomal testing for genealogy HERE