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Re: Canada West census/ TOWNS family


So sorry about your 1851 missing census schedules. Bummer, but at least you have the 1842 (the area I need in 1842 is missing).

I'll be happy to do the lookup this evening. I'll post my results online tomorrow.

Good luck in your research.

- Lisa B. Lee
Oakland, CA

: Lisa, thanks for the great Canadian links. I haven't found my
: people yet, but I've learned much from those sites.

: I currently have access to the Canada West/Ontario census for 1842
: and can do look ups for a few names in the coming weeks/months.
: The exact film is FHL US/CAN Census Area 281226. It covers the
: York (city of Toronto) and a few other places. Check the
: library for details. BTW the quality is poor,
: so it's slow going at best.

: I am researching the TOWNS family. I found them last week in the
: 1842 census. I didn't realize that that census was head of
: household only. The TOWNS family was living in St. Andrew's
: ward. According to the census, there were 5 living in the
: household. The census indicated that they had been living in
: Canada for 8 years, since 1834 or so. I know about BENJAMIN
: TOWNS, his wife CORDELIA and infant son BENJAMIN. I now need to
: figure out who the other 2 females are.

: I just checked the LDS library site and it indicated that in the
: 1851 census, the city of Toronto is missing. Sigh... Does anyone
: know another source?

: As for 1861, Lisa, if it is not to much trouble, could you see if
: the TOWNS family is listed. The Elder BENJAMIN TOWNS may have
: died by 1861, CORDELIA was last found in the 1859-60 city
: directory. The son, BENJAMIN TOWNS moved to the USA in 1865 and
: settled in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County PA. At some point he
: married a woman named SARAH and had at least 2 children.

: Any and all info is greatly appreciated.
: Bebe

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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