Friday, April 8, 2011

Seeking Joseph - Marriage Record Found :o)

According to the Registration of Mariages entry for Joseph Roberts ….

Source: and Genealogical Research Library (Brampton, Ontario, Canada). Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1926 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. / Original data: Ontario, Canada. Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1926. MS932, Reels 1-793. Archives of Ontario, Toronto.

Three days before his 23rd birthday, on Tuesday, July 6th, 1869, Joseph Roberts was married to Cecelia Gillum in Oakville, Halton, Ontario, Canada.  They were both listed as belonging to the W. Methodist (Wesley Methodist) religion (5) and were married by license by Rev. William Meikle (assumed to be their local minister).   
According to the record of their marriage, Joseph was a farmer living in Nelson (1).   His parents are listed as Joseph Roberts and M Miller, and he was born in Nelson (6). 
Cecelia Gillum, was 23 years old and was living in Trafalgar prior to her marriage.  Her parents are listed as Richard Gillum and Eliza Penfold, and she was born in St. Davids (estimated about 1845-1846) . 
The two witnesses to their marriage were Richard Gillum (assumed to be Cecelia’s father) and C.M. Gillum, both residents of Bronte, Halton, Ontario, Canada. (2)(3)(4)
New questions I now have based off of information obtained from the marriage record are:
1)      Can I locate any land records showing ownership by Joseph Roberts (either the son or his father) from 1846-1869?
2)      Can I locate any land records showing ownership in Bronte by Richard Gillum? When did they move from Lincoln County to Halton County?
3)      Why were both witnesses relatives of the Bride? And how is C.M. Gillum related to the bride?
4)      Were there no other “Roberts” relatives living in or near Nelson?
5)      What information can I find about the Wesley Methodist religion?
6)      Can I locate a cemetery or burial record for Joseph and M (Miller) Roberts in Halton County?

Where is St. Davids, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada??
St. Davids, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada is located approximately two miles to the west of the US/Canada border and less than ten miles northwest (as the crow flies) from Niagara Falls.  It is also approximately 50 miles from Bronte, Halton, Ontario, Canada (home of the Cecelia’s father at the time of her marriage).
Thanks for stopping by.

Love & Aloha,
~Cuzn Amy

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