William A. McMaster1,2,3

M, #74313, b. 5 June 1867, d. 12 September 1913

  • Birth*: 5 June 1867; Brighton Twp., Northumberlnad Co., Ontario; Date Jun 5 1867 per Memorial. Date 1867 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1867 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1867 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.2,4,5,3
  • Marriage*: circa 1900; Ontario; per Memorial.; Principal=Mary Elizabeth Oliver3
  • Death*: 12 September 1913; Ontario; Date Sep 12 1913 per Memorial.3
  • Burial*: 14 September 1913; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) William A. McMaster; Born June 5, 1867; Died Sep 12, 1913; His Wife; Mary Elizabeth Oliver; Born: March 13, 1875; Died Sep. 2, 1954; McMASTER (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Sep 26 2004)3
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberlnad Co., Ontario; Age 4 at 1871 Census: see Samuel McMasters2
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberlnad Co., Ontario; Age 14 at 1881 Census: see Samuel McMasters4
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 24 at 1891 Census: see Samuel McMasters5

Family: Mary Elizabeth Oliver b. 13 Mar 1875, d. 2 Sep 1954

Citations

  1. William A. McMaster per Memorial.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Ada Alice McMasters1,2,3,4

F, #74314, b. 1866
  • Birth*: 1866; Brighton Twp., Northumberlnad Co., Ontario; Date 1865 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1865 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1866 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.2,3,4
  • Census*: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberlnad Co., Ontario; Age 5 at 1871 Census: see Samuel McMasters2
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 16 at 1881 Census: see Samuel McMasters4
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 26 at 1891 Census: see Samuel McMasters3

Citations

  1. Ida per 1891 Census. Ada per 1871 Census. Alice per 1881 Census.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Alice McMasters1

F, #74315, b. 1865
  • Birth*: 1865; Brighton Twp., Northumberlnad Co., Canada West; Date 1865 & location Ont. per 1881 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberlnad Co., Ontario1

Citations

  1. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

James McMasters Jr.1,2,3

M, #74316, b. February 1791, d. circa 1825
  • Birth*: February 1791; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; Date Feb 1791 & location Sidney Twp. per family tree of paulawarr64 on ancestry.ca, Nov 21 2020. "Orignally from Sidney Township" per article in "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten.2,4
  • Baptism: 21 February 1791; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; Baptism Feb 21 1791 by Rev. Lanhorn - per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.3
  • Marriage*: before 1817; Upper Canada; "James and Frances McMasters, orginally from Sidney Township, had five sons, four of who settled in Brighton Township in the early eighteenth century. The oldest, John, married Mary Margaret Manley and settled on lot 33 in concession C. ... Their children, were James Henry, who never married .. ; Mary Ann, who married Captain William Adolphus Corson; and Agnes, who married Charles Sager and settled near Conceson. Samuel McMasters, the second son, and his wife Sarah, settled on lot 34 in the concession 2. His children were Millie, who married William Breeze; Ransom, who married Elizabeth Down; Altha, who married Samuel Down; Alice, who married J. Baker and settled in Chicago; William, who married Mary Oliver; Ida Ann, who married Charles Peterson; and Manley, who married Eunice Town. Robert McMasters and his wife, Minerva Henchley, settled on lot 23 of concessin 2. Their chirldren were Sarah Ann, who married Charles Alexander; Cindi, who married William Keighton and Levi Alexander; Nichola, who married Minnie Carson and settled in Saskatchewan; Charles, John, and Frank, who all settled in California; Lydia, who married Robert Bullock; and Martha, who married Wilmot Lowe and William Farrow. Nicholas McMasters married Aura Lee, but he moved away from the area in the middle of the nineteenth century. George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.; Principal=Frances Powers2
  • Death*: circa 1825; Ontario; Date c. 1825 per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.3
  • Residence*: circa 1820; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "James and Frances McMasters, orginally from Sidney Township, had five sons, four of who settled in Brighton Township in the early eighteenth century. The oldest, John, married Mary Margaret Manley and settled on lot 33 in concession C. ... Their children, were James Henry, who never married .. ; Mary Ann, who married Captain William Adolphus Corson; and Agnes, who married Charles Sager and settled near Conceson. Samuel McMasters, the second son, and his wife Sarah, settled on lot 34 in the concession 2. His children were Millie, who married William Breeze; Ransom, who married Elizabeth Down; Altha, who married Samuel Down; Alice, who married J. Baker and settled in Chicago; William, who married Mary Oliver; Ida Ann, who married Charles Peterson; and Manley, who married Eunice Town. Robert McMasters and his wife, Minerva Henchley, settled on lot 23 of concessin 2. Their chirldren were Sarah Ann, who married Charles Alexander; Cindi, who married William Keighton and Levi Alexander; Nichola, who married Minnie Carson and settled in Saskatchewan; Charles, John, and Frank, who all settled in California; Lydia, who married Robert Bullock; and Martha, who married Wilmot Lowe and William Farrow. Nicholas McMasters married Aura Lee, but he moved away from the area in the middle of the nineteenth century. George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.2
  • Residence: circa 1822; Conc B, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; "The earliest McMaster took up land in the Murray Canal Region in 1832 and there is a record of some of this land being sold to the government when the Murray Canal was built and operated in 1887." from page 1 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.
    Note: The earliest record of McMasters in Murray Twp. is in the 1822 Census which shows James McMasters on Conc B. They were in Sidney Twp. for a time before that.5
  • Census: 1822; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1822 Census: James McMaster; 1 male over 16; 3 males under 16; 1 female over 16
  • Census*: 1822; Conc B, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Upper Canada; 1822 Assessment: James McMaster; Conc B.... (Shown immediately below James Powers, showing Conc B but no other info...)

Family: Frances Powers b. 1799

  • Marriage*: before 1817; Upper Canada; "James and Frances McMasters, orginally from Sidney Township, had five sons, four of who settled in Brighton Township in the early eighteenth century. The oldest, John, married Mary Margaret Manley and settled on lot 33 in concession C. ... Their children, were James Henry, who never married .. ; Mary Ann, who married Captain William Adolphus Corson; and Agnes, who married Charles Sager and settled near Conceson. Samuel McMasters, the second son, and his wife Sarah, settled on lot 34 in the concession 2. His children were Millie, who married William Breeze; Ransom, who married Elizabeth Down; Altha, who married Samuel Down; Alice, who married J. Baker and settled in Chicago; William, who married Mary Oliver; Ida Ann, who married Charles Peterson; and Manley, who married Eunice Town. Robert McMasters and his wife, Minerva Henchley, settled on lot 23 of concessin 2. Their chirldren were Sarah Ann, who married Charles Alexander; Cindi, who married William Keighton and Levi Alexander; Nichola, who married Minnie Carson and settled in Saskatchewan; Charles, John, and Frank, who all settled in California; Lydia, who married Robert Bullock; and Martha, who married Wilmot Lowe and William Farrow. Nicholas McMasters married Aura Lee, but he moved away from the area in the middle of the nineteenth century. George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.; Principal=Frances Powers2

Citations

  1. James McMasters, Jr. per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.
  2. [S86] Unknown compiler, Brighton Township.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S184] Basil McMaster, Hops and Barley Boom.
  6. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Frances Powers1,2,3

F, #74317, b. 1799
  • Birth*: 1799; England; Date 1799 & location England per 1881 Census. per pg. 57 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten.2,4
  • Marriage*: before 1817; Upper Canada; "James and Frances McMasters, orginally from Sidney Township, had five sons, four of who settled in Brighton Township in the early eighteenth century. The oldest, John, married Mary Margaret Manley and settled on lot 33 in concession C. ... Their children, were James Henry, who never married .. ; Mary Ann, who married Captain William Adolphus Corson; and Agnes, who married Charles Sager and settled near Conceson. Samuel McMasters, the second son, and his wife Sarah, settled on lot 34 in the concession 2. His children were Millie, who married William Breeze; Ransom, who married Elizabeth Down; Altha, who married Samuel Down; Alice, who married J. Baker and settled in Chicago; William, who married Mary Oliver; Ida Ann, who married Charles Peterson; and Manley, who married Eunice Town. Robert McMasters and his wife, Minerva Henchley, settled on lot 23 of concessin 2. Their chirldren were Sarah Ann, who married Charles Alexander; Cindi, who married William Keighton and Levi Alexander; Nichola, who married Minnie Carson and settled in Saskatchewan; Charles, John, and Frank, who all settled in California; Lydia, who married Robert Bullock; and Martha, who married Wilmot Lowe and William Farrow. Nicholas McMasters married Aura Lee, but he moved away from the area in the middle of the nineteenth century. George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.; Principal=James McMasters Jr.2
  • Married Name: before 1817; McMasters2
  • Census*: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 82 at 1881 Census: Samuel McMasters4

Family: James McMasters Jr. b. Feb 1791, d. c 1825

Citations

  1. Frances Powers per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.
  2. [S86] Unknown compiler, Brighton Township.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

John McMaster1,2,3

M, #74318, b. 1818, d. 7 December 1888

  • Birth*: 1818; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Ontario; Date 1818 per Memorial - age 70 at Death 1888. Date 1818 & location Sidney Twp. per Death Reg'n. Date 1817 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1816 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1816 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.2,4,5,6,3
  • Marriage*: before 1835; Ontario; per 1837 Census. per 1851 Census.; Principal=Mary Margaret Manley2
  • Death*: 7 December 1888; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#012531: Name: John McMasters; Date: Dec 7 1888; Age: 70; Occ.: farmer; Born: Sidney Twp.; Cause: nervous prostration; Phys. & Inf.: N. B. H. Dean, Brighton; Reg'd.: Dec 7 1888; Rel.: Meth.; Reg'r.: M. K. Lockwood (Ontario Death Registration, #012531-1888, ancestry.com)7
  • Burial*: 9 December 1888; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In; Memory of; John McMaster; Died; Dec 7 1888; Aged; 70 Years; ?He Is? Anchored; In The Harbor of; Eternal Rest; His Wife; Mary M.; 1820 - 1906 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Sep 26 2004)3
  • Census: 1841; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1841 Census: John McMaster; 2 male over 16; 1 female over 16
  • Residence: 8 May 1847; Conc C Lot 22, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A65) show that James Clindinning sold 2 acres in the north east part of Lot 22, Conc C, Murray Twp., to John McMasters, Jr. ITS Date: May 8 1847. Reg'n. Date: Jan 13 1848. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Conc C., Book 002, pg 22 of 271, copied from OnLand, Nov 21 2020)
    Note: This is the land just south west of Murray Canal, with the west border of the lot on the Brighton-Murray line. In 1847 Brighton Township did not exist yet, so for them it was in the middle of Murray. This 2 acres was strategically located at the intersection of the Carrying Place-Brighton road (now Co. Road 64) and Flindall Road, which came south from the east end of Smithfield.8
  • Residence: 8 May 1847; Conc C Lot 22, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A65) show that James Clindinning sold 2 acres in the north east part of Lot 22, Conc C, Murray Twp., to John McMasters, Jr. ITS Date: May 8 1847. Reg'n. Date: Jan 13 1848. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Murray Twp., Conc C., Book 002, pg 22 of 271, copied from OnLand, Nov 21 2020)
    Note: This is the land just south west of Murray Canal, with the west border of the lot on the Brighton-Murray line. In 1847 Brighton Township did not exist yet, so for them it was in the middle of Murray. This 2 acres was strategically located at the intersection of the Carrying Place-Brighton road (now Co. Road 64) and Flindall Road, which came south from the east end of Smithfield.8
  • Census: 1848; Conc C Lot 22, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1848 Census: John McMasters; Conc C, Lot 22, non-prop.; farmer
  • Residence*: 1850; Conc C Lot 22, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: John McMasters, Sr.; Conc C, Lot 22, occ., prop.; farmer; Total Persons: 42
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 35 at 1851 Census: McMasters, John, 35, b. Cda., WM, yeoman, married; Mary, 29, b. Cda., EM, married; Mary Ann, 10; James H., 11 (1851 Census: Brighton Twp., pg. 106 of 160, line 22 - ancestry.com)
    Note: Just below is Simon McMasters - likely should say Samuel.2
  • Residence: 27 October 1852; Conc C Lot 23, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A61) show that Joseph A. Keeler & wife sold 50 acres in the north half of Lot 23, Conc C, Brighton Twp. to John McMasters, Jr. ITS Date: Oct 27 1852. Reg'n. Date: Nov 15 1852. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc C., Lot 23, pg 094 of 355, copied from OnLand, Nov 21 2020)
    Note: This is south west of Murray Canal, with the east border of the lot on the Brighton-Murray line. Brighton Township had just been created January 1 1852.8
  • Residence: 8 April 1853; Conc C Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (Grant A167) show that Hiram Weese & wife sold 25 acres in the north half of Lot 25, Conc C, Brighton Twp. to John McMasters. ITS Date: Apr 8 1853. Reg'n. Date: Nov 17 1853. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc C., Lot 25, pg 120 of 355, copied from OnLand, Nov 21 2020)
    Note: This is part of the penninsual of Stoney Point, south of the entrance to the Murray Canal - which of course did not exist in 1853.8
  • Residence: 8 April 1853; Conc C Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A167) show that Hiram Weese & wife sold 50 acres in the north half of Lot 24, Conc C, Brighton Twp. to John McMasters, Jr. ITS Date: Apr 8 1853. Reg'n. Date: Nov 17 1853. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc C., Lot 24, pg 111 of 355, copied from OnLand, Nov 21 2020)
    Note: This is part of the penninsual of Stoney Point, south of the entrance to the Murray Canal - which of course did not exist in 1853.8
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 45 at 1861 Census: McMasters, Sr., John, 45, b. UC, WM, farmer, married; Mary, 37, b. UC, WM, married; James H., 20, b. UC, WM, lab., single; Mary A., 19; Agnes, 5 (1861 Census: Brighton Twp., pg. 333 of 899, line 46 - ancestry.com)4
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 64 at 1881 Census: McMasters, John, 64, b. Ont., Irish, CM, farmer, married; Mary M., 58, b. Ont., Ger., CM, married; James Henry, 40, b. Ont., Irish, CM, single; Courson, Jessie(f), 14, b. Ont., Irish, CM (1881 Census: Brighton Twp., dist. 123, sub-dist. d, pg. 22, line 19 - ancestry.com)5

Family: Mary Margaret Manley b. 1820, d. 1906

Citations

  1. John McMaster per Memorial.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  7. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #012531-1888.
  8. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.

Mary Margaret Manley1,2,3

F, #74319, b. 1820, d. 1906

  • Birth*: 1820; Ontario; Date 1820 per Memorial. Date 1823 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1824 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1822 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.2,4,5,3
  • Marriage*: before 1835; Ontario; per 1837 Census. per 1851 Census.; Principal=John McMaster2
  • Death*: 1906; Ontario; Date 1906 per Memorial.3
  • Burial*: 1906; Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In; Memory of; John McMaster; Died; Dec 7 1888; Aged; 70 Years; ?He Is? Anchored; In The Harbor of; Eternal Rest; His Wife; Mary M.; 1820 - 1906 (Mount Hope Cemetery, Brighton, Sep 26 2004)3
  • Married Name: before 1840; McMaster2
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 29 at 1851 Census: see John McMasters2
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 37 at 1861 Census: see John McMasters4
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 58 at 1881 Census: see John McMasters5

Family: John McMaster b. 1818, d. 7 Dec 1888

  • Marriage*: before 1835; Ontario; per 1837 Census. per 1851 Census.; Principal=John McMaster2

Citations

  1. Mary M. per Memorial.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Mary Ann McMaster1

F, #74320, b. 1841
  • Birth*: 1841; Ontario; Date 1842 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1841 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.1,2
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 10 at 1851 Census: see John McMasters1
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 19 at 1861 Census: see John McMasters2

Citations

  1. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

James Henry McMaster1,2,3

M, #74321, b. 1840
  • Birth*: 1840; Ontario; Date 1841 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1841 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1840 & location Cda. per 1851 Census.2,4,3
  • Census*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 11 at 1851 Census: see John McMasters2
  • Census: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1861 Census: see John McMasters4
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 40 at 1881 Census: see John McMasters3

Citations

  1. James Henry McMasters per 1881 Census.
  2. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

George McMasters1,2,3,4,5,6,7

M, #74322, b. 15 February 1822, d. 8 October 1906

  • Birth*: 15 February 1822; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Upper Canada; Date 1823 per Memorial & CemSearch - age 83 at death Oct 8 1906. Date Feb 15 1822 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1824 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1824 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1824 & location UC per 1861 Census.2,6,8,7,4,3
  • Marriage*: 1842; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; "George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.
    per 1861 Census.; Principal=Maria Potts2,9
  • Death*: 8 October 1906; Murray Twp., Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#021128: Name: George McMasters; Date: Oct 8 1906; Age: 83; Res.: Smithfield; Occ.: farmer; Status: married; born: Ont.; Cause: old age; Phys. & Inf.: R. J. Wade; Rel.: Meth.; Reg'd.: Oct 8 1906; Reg'r.: Wm Little (Ontario Death Registration, #021128-1906, ancestry.com) Date Oct 8 1906 per Memorial & CemSearch.10,3,4
  • Burial*: 10 October 1906; Greenwood Cemetery, Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In; Memory of; Geo. McMaster; Died; Oct. 8, 1906; Aged 83 Years (Greenwood Cemetery, Smithfield, June 30 2013, by Dan)
    CemSearch: Name: George McMasters; Born: - ; Died: Oct 8 1906; Age: 83; ID: GRENWD117; Other names: McMasters, Maria [Potts]( -1902); Cemeetery: Greenwood Cemetery, Conc A, Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Smithfield Village; Note: Husband of Maria Potts (https://www.cemsearch.ca/burial/?pID=GRENWD117%5E0)4,3
  • Census: 1848; Conc B Lot 20, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1848 Census: George McMasters; Conc B, Lot 20, occ., non-prop.; farmer
  • Residence: circa 1850; Conc 2 Lot 25, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; "George McMaster, another son of James II, is my great grandfather. He became the owner of the north half of lot 25 Con. 2 about 1850. He raised ten children from this holding. This land is now owned by Ducks Unlimited, and the dam to make the pond was made from the field stone used in the foundations of the original house and barn." from page 2 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.11
  • Census: 1850; Conc B Lot 20, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; 1850 Census: George McMasters; Conc B, Lot 20, occ., non-prop.; Total Persons: 6
  • Residence: 31 December 1850; Conc 2 Lot 24, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (B&S A191) show that William Ireland & wife sold 100 acres in the north half of Lot 24, Conc 2, Murray Twp. to George McMasters. ITS Date: Dec 31 1850. Reg'n. Date: Feb 22 1854. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 2, Lot 24, pg. 161 of 317, copied from OnLand, Apr 11 2020.)
    Note: This is directly north of Smithfield, second lot in from the border with Murray. When George McMasters purchased this land in 1850, it was still called Murray Twp. as Brighton would not be created until Jan 1 1852. Same place, different name.12
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 37 at 1861 Census: McMasters, George, 37, b. UC, WM, farmer, married; Maria, 37, b. UC, WM, married; W. A., 19, b. UC, WM, lab., single; E. L.(f), 17; James, 15; George, 13; M. N.(m), 11; Wallace, 9; Louisa, 7; Elijah, 5; R. A.(f), 3; Jane, 1 (1861 Census: Brighton Twp., pg. 342 of 899, line 47 - ancestry.com)2
  • Residence: 1871; Conc 2 Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "In 1871, George McMaster 1823 - 1906 lived on Lot 24, Concession 2, North half about 100 acres and produced 100 pounds of hops and 100 pounds maple sugar." from page 36 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.11
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 47 at 1871 Census: McMaster, George, 47, b. Ont., Irish, WM, farmer, married; Mariah, 46, b. Ont., Eng., WM, married; George E., 21, b. Ont., Irish, WM, farmer, single; Manly N.(m), 20; Wallace H.?, 17; Elijah, 14; Rebecca A., 12; Annette J., Sophronia, 8; Louisa A.?, 5 (1871 Census: Brighotn Twp., div. 2, pg. 24, line 5 - Conc 2, Lot 24, 100 acres, owner)6
  • Residence*: April 1871; Conc 2 Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1871 Census: Conc 2, Lot 24, Brighton Twp., 100 acres, owner.6
  • Residence: 3 June 1873; Conc 2 Lot 25, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (Grant E734) show that Thomas Webb & wife granted 25 acres of Lot 25, Conc 2, Brighton Twp., to George McMaster. ITS Date: June 3 1873. Reg'n. Date: June 14 1873. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 2, Lot 25, pg. 170 of 317, copied from OnLand, Apr 11 2020.)12
  • Residence: 1878; Conc 2 Lot 24, 25 & 26, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; County Atlas: Name: G. McMaster; Township: Brighton; County: Northumberland; Date: 1878; Conc & Lot: II, 26 - 112 & II, 24 - 25 & II, 25 - 25 (https://digital.library.mcgill.ca/countyatlas/search.htm)13
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 57 at 1881 Census: McMasters, George, 57, b. Ont., Scot., CM, farmer, married; Maria, 57, b. Ont., Scot., CM, married; Euretta, 20; Sophronia, 17; Luria(f), 15; Goerge, 5; Elijah, 24, b. Ont., Scot., CM, farmer, married; Jane, 24, b. Ont., Eng., CM, married (1881 Census: Brighton Twp., dist. 123, sub-dist. C, pg. 19, line 7 - ancestry.com)7
  • Residence: 17 December 1881; Conc 2 Lot 25, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Land Registry Records (Grant N3258) show that George McMaster granted 25 acres of Lot 25, Conc 2, Brighton Twp., to Elijah McMaster. ITS Date: Dec 17 1881. Reg'n. Date: Jan 17 1882. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 2, Lot 25, pg. 170 of 317, copied from OnLand, Apr 11 2020.)
    Note: This is directly north of Smithfield, second lot in from the border with Murray. When George McMasters purchased this land in 1850, it was still called Murray Twp. as Brighton would not be created until Jan 1 1852. Same place, different name.12
  • Residence: April 1901; Conc A Lot 22, Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence per 1901 Census: Conc A, part of Lot 22, Murray Twp.8
  • Census: April 1901; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 78 at 1901 Census: McMasters, Geo., 78, b. Ont. r. Feb 15 1822, Eng., Meth., farmer, married; Maria, 78, b. Ont. r. Oct. 15 1822, Eng., Meth., married (1901 Census: Murray Twp., dist. 95, sub-dist. g-1, pg. 3, line 14 - Conc A, pt. Lot 22)8

Family: Maria Potts b. 15 Oct 1822, d. 3 May 1902

  • Marriage*: 1842; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; "George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.
    per 1861 Census.; Principal=Maria Potts2,9

Citations

  1. George McMaster per Memorial & CemSearch. George McMasters per Death Reg'n. George McMasters per 1861 & 1881 & 1901 Census. Geo. McMaser per 1871 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  4. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  6. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S86] Unknown compiler, Brighton Township.
  10. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #021128-1906.
  11. [S184] Basil McMaster, Hops and Barley Boom.
  12. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  13. [S40] Unknown agency, Ontario County Atlas.

Maria Potts1

F, #74323, b. 15 October 1822, d. 3 May 1902

  • Birth*: 15 October 1822; Upper Canada; Date 1822 per Memorial & CemSearch. Date Oct 15 1822 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1824 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1825 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1824 & location UC per 1861 Census.1,2,3,4,5,6
  • Marriage*: 1842; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; "George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.
    per 1861 Census.; Principal=George McMasters1,7
  • Death*: 3 May 1902; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date May 3 1902 per Memorial & CemSearch.6,5
  • Burial*: 5 May 1902; Greenwood Cemetery, Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) In; Memory of; Geo. McMaster; Died; Oct. 8, 1906; Aged 83 Years (Greenwood Cemetery, Smithfield, June 30 2013, by Dan)
    CemSearch: Name: Maria McMasters; Maide: Potts; Born: - ; Died: May 5 1902; Age: 79; ID: GRENWD117; Other names: McMasters, George ( -1906); Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery, Conc A, Lot 24, Brighton Twp., Smithfield Village; Note: Wife of George McMasters (https://www.cemsearch.ca/burial/?pID=GRENWD117%5E1)6,5
  • Married Name: 1842; McMasters1
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 37 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters1
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 46 at 1871 Census: see George McMasters2
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 57 at 1881 Census: see George McMasters4
  • Census: April 1901; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 78 at 1901 Census: see Georeg McMasters3

Family: George McMasters b. 15 Feb 1822, d. 8 Oct 1906

  • Marriage*: 1842; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; "George McMasters (1823-1906) married Maria Potts of Smithfield in 1842 and settled on lot 24 next to his brother Robert. They had a family of twelve. The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800's where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield area known to many simply as "Maudie Mac". George's second child was Emily, who married Malcolm Terry. They had one child, Florence, who married Burton George of Smithfield; they were the parents of Frank George, a well known reeve of Brighton Township and warden for Northumberland County." from article "The McMasters of the Second Concession" on pages 57 & 58 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published in 2009.
    per 1861 Census.; Principal=George McMasters1,7

Citations

  1. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  6. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  7. [S86] Unknown compiler, Brighton Township.

William A. McMasters1,2,3,4

M, #74324, b. 1 January 1843
  • Birth*: 1 January 1843; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date Jan 1 1843 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1843 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1842 & location UC per 1861 Census. from page 57 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published 2009.2,4,3,5
  • Marriage*: circa 1882; Ontario; "The oldest child, William, left for Texas in the late 1800s where he had a son, George. He and his wife, Mary, returned to the second concession around the turn of the century, but the son remained in Texas. They adopted Maude Penny, who was a seamstress in the Smithfield are known to many simply as "Maudie Mac"." from page 57 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published 2009.; Principal=Mary ?4
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 19 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters2
  • Census: April 1891; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 48 at 1891 Census: McMasters, William, 48, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Meth., farmer, married; Mary, 30, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., Meth., married; Penny, Maude, 6, b. England, p.b. England, Meth., daughter (1891 Census: Brighton Twp., dist. 98, sub-dist. a-3, pg. 22, line 15 - ancestry.com)3
  • Census: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 58 at 1901 Census: McMasters, William, 58, b. Ont. r. Jan 1 1843, Eng., Meth., Gardner, married; Mary, 43, b. Ont. r. Nov 25 1857, Eng., Meth., married; Maud, 16, b. Engand Mar 1 1885, Eng., Meth., adopted daughter, immig. 1890, single (1901 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., dist. 95, sub-dist. a-3, pg. 8, line 9 - ancestry.com)5

Family: Mary ? b. 25 Nov 1857

Citations

  1. W. A. per 1861 Census. William per 1891 Census. William McMasters from page 57 of "Brighton Township" by Florence Chatten, published 2009.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S86] Unknown compiler, Brighton Township.
  5. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

James McMasters1

M, #74326, b. 1846
  • Birth*: 1846; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1846 & location UC per 1861 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 15 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters1
  • Note*: circa 1862; U.S.A.; "one of the sons, also called James, left these hills at age fifteen to join the Confederate Army during the American Civil War in 1862. He remustered to the Confederate Navy and served the last two years of the conflict on the Atlantic Ocean. The story of this period was well told in the movie "Gone With The Wind"." from page 2 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.2

Citations

  1. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S184] Basil McMaster, Hops and Barley Boom.

George McMasters1

M, #74327, b. 1848
  • Birth*: 1848; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1850 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1848 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1850 & location Murray Twp. per marriage reg'n.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: 26 February 1874; Cramahe Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#007180: Groom: George McMasters; Age: 24; Res.: Brighton Twp.; Born: Murray Twp.; Status: bachelor; Occ.; farmer; Parents: Geo. & Maria McMasters; Bride: Victoria Davidson; Age: 17; Res.: Cramahe Twp.; Born: Brighton Twp.; Status: spinster; Parents: Simon Davidson & Jane Potts; Wit.: Edward Davidson & Charlotte Potts, Cramahe; Date: Feb 26 1874; Place: Cramahe Twp.; Rel.: WM; Performed by: Rev. Geo. Browne; Reg'd.: Feb 27 1874 (Ontario Marriage Registration, #007180-1874, ancestry.com); Principal=Victoria Davidson4
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 13 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters1
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 21 at 1871 Census: see George McMasters2
  • Residence*: 26 February 1874; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton Twp. per marr. reg'n.3

Family: Victoria Davidson b. 1857

Citations

  1. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #007180-1874.

Manly N. McMasters1,2,3

M, #74328, b. 1849
  • Birth*: 1849; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1851 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1849 & location UC per 1861 Census.2,3
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 11 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters2
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1871 Census: see George McMasters3

Citations

  1. Manly N. McMaster per 1871 Census. M. N. per 1861 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Wallace Webster McMasters1,2,3

M, #74329, b. 1852
  • Birth*: 1852; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1854 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1852 & location UC per 1861 Census.2,4
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 9 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters2
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1871 Census: see George McMasters4
  • Note*: circa 1872; Louisiana, U.S.A.; "Another son Wallace Webster married at an early age and migrated to the U.S.A. He finally went as far south as Louisiana where his son Walton married a Southern Belle named Nancy. About 1900 he took his family by covered wagon across country, crossing thirty major rivers in flood time, to end up in North Dakota on the Red River. Walton raised a large family and was elected twice as Senator of North Dakota. Walton and family came back to his roots in Smithfield about 1925. He died soon after and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Smithfield." from page 2 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.3

Citations

  1. Wallace Webster McMasters from page 2 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S184] Basil McMaster, Hops and Barley Boom.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Louisa McMasters1

F, #74330, b. 1854
  • Birth*: 1854; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1854 & location UC per 1861 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 7 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters1

Citations

  1. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Elijah McMaster1,2,3,4

M, #74331, b. 6 March 1857, d. 5 July 1921

  • Birth*: 6 March 1857; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1857 & location Brighton per Death Reg'n. Date 1857 per Memorial. Date 1858 & location Ont. per 1916 Census. Date Mar 6 1857 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1856 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1857 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1856 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1857 & location Brighton Twp. per marr. reg'n.2,5,6,4,7,8,3,9
  • Marriage*: 14 December 1880; Trenton, Hastings Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#003922: Groom: Elijah McMasters; Age: 23; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: George & Maria McMaster; Bride: Jennie Doonan; Age: 23; Res.: Sindey; Born: Murray; Status: spinster; Parents: Francis & susan Doonan; Wit.: Maria T.? Youngs & L. M. Carr, Trenton; Date: Dec 14 1880; Place: Trenton; Rel.: CM; Performed by: Rev. William Young; Reg'r.: Jerh Simmons, Trenton (Ontario Marriage Registration, #003922-1880, ancestry.com); Principal=Margaret Jane "Jennie" Doonan10
  • Death*: 5 July 1921; Murray Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#024180: Name: Elijah McMaster; Date: Jul 5 1921; Age: 64y 4m; Res.: Murray Twp., 3 weeks; Born: Brighton, 1857; Status: married; Occ.: farmer; Parents: George McMasters & Maria Potts, b. Ont.; Inf.: Byron A. McMaster, Trenton, son; Burial: Smithfield, July 9 1921; Und.: N. J. McNair, Trenton; Cause: convulsions; Phys.: F. J. Farley, Trenton; Reg'd.: Jul 5 1921; Reg'r.: E. M. Wessels, Wooler (Ontario Death Registration, #024180-1921, ancestry.com)
    Note: Surname spelling shows no "s" for deceased and most likely an "s" inended for the parents and the informant???11
  • Burial*: 9 July 1921; Smithfield, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Elijah McMaster; 1857-1921; His Wife; Margaret Jane; Doonan; 1857-1938; Their Daughter; Olive Pearl; 1884-1915 (Greenwood Cemetery, Smithfield, June 30 2013, by Dan) Per Death Reg'n.3,9
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 5 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters2
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 14 at 1871 Census: see George McMasters5
  • Residence: circa 1880; Conc 2 Lot 25, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "My grandfather Elijah, born in 1857, was another son of George. He married about 1880 and bought the south portion of lot 25 Con. 2-25 acres on the Telephone Road. This was the period of the peak hops and barley boom years which lasted from 1860 until 1890, when the McKinley treaty put up such a tariff that the boom times were over. To help the income Elijah worked as a carpenter and helped build the hop kiln for his neighbour Willet Bedal on lot 27. This building survived until a short time ago." from page 3 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.12
  • Note*: 1880; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Built in 1880 by Elijah McMaster, this structure was owned and operated by Willet and Harry Bedal for the purpose of growing and drying hops as a cash crop. The business was in operation from 1880 until 1915. The building still stands today." from Pictorial Brighton, pg. 63.13
  • Residence*: 14 December 1880; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton Twp. per marr. reg'n.4
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 24 at 1881 Census: see George McMasters6
  • Residence: 17 December 1881; Conc 2 Lot 25, Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Grant N3258) show that George McMaster granted 25 acres of Lot 25, Conc 2, Brighton Twp., to Elijah McMaster. ITS Date: Dec 17 1881. Reg'n. Date: Jan 17 1882. (Ontario Land Registry Records, Northumberland Co., Brighton Twp., Conc 2, Lot 24, pg. 161 of 317, copied from OnLand, Apr 11 2020.)14
  • Census: April 1901; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 44 at 1901 Census: McMasters, Elijah, 44, b. Ont. r. Mar 6 1857, Eng., Meth., farmer, married; Margaret, 44, b. Ont. r. Jan 22 1857, Eng., Meth., married; Arthur, 19, b. Ont. r. Nov 10? 1881, Eng., Meth., son, single; Pearl, 17, b. Ont. r. Sep 6 1884, daughter; Ernest, 8, b. Ont. r. Nov 12 1892, son (1901 Census: Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., dist. 95, sub-dist. a-3, pg. 8, line 18 - ancestry.com)7
  • Census: 1916; Twp 16 Rge 11 W3, Swift Current Dist., Saskatchewan; Age 58 at 1916 Census: McMaster, Elijah, 58, b. Ont., Meth., farmer, married; Margaret Jane, 58, b. Ont., Meth., married; Ernest, 23, b. Ont., Meth., farmer, married; Evelyn Stella, 20, b. Ont., Meth., married; Norval Nevelle(m), 10/12, b. Sask., son; George, 40, b. Ont., Meth., farmer, married; Annie, 31, b. Ont., Meth., married; Elizabeth, 10, b. Ont., daughter (1916 Census: Swift Current Dist., Saskatchewan, Twp. 16, Range 11 - dist. 30, sub-dist. 19, pg. 8, line 3 - ancestry.com)
    Note: The surname is spelled pretty clearly without the "S" where it had been with the "S" pretty consitently before moving west.8

Family: Margaret Jane "Jennie" Doonan b. 22 Jan 1857, d. 2 Dec 1938

  • Marriage*: 14 December 1880; Trenton, Hastings Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#003922: Groom: Elijah McMasters; Age: 23; Res. & Born: Brighton; Status: bachelor; Occ.: farmer; Parents: George & Maria McMaster; Bride: Jennie Doonan; Age: 23; Res.: Sindey; Born: Murray; Status: spinster; Parents: Francis & susan Doonan; Wit.: Maria T.? Youngs & L. M. Carr, Trenton; Date: Dec 14 1880; Place: Trenton; Rel.: CM; Performed by: Rev. William Young; Reg'r.: Jerh Simmons, Trenton (Ontario Marriage Registration, #003922-1880, ancestry.com); Principal=Margaret Jane "Jennie" Doonan10

Citations

  1. Elijah McMaster per Death Reg'n. Elijah McMasters per marr. reg'n.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  5. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S80] 1916 Census Western Canada, online unknown url.
  9. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  10. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #003922-1880.
  11. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #024180-1921.
  12. [S184] Basil McMaster, Hops and Barley Boom.
  13. [S183] Unknown author, Pictorial Brighton.
  14. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.

Euretta Jane McMasters1,2,3,4

F, #74332, b. 1860
  • Birth*: 1860; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Date 1861 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1861 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1860 & location UC per 1861 Census.2,3,4
  • Census*: April 1861; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Canada West; Age 1 at 1861 Census: see George McMasters2
  • Census: April 1871; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 10 at 1871 Census: see George McMasters3
  • Census: April 1881; Brighton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 20 at 1881 Census: see George McMasters4

Citations

  1. Euretta per 1881 Census. Jane per 1861 Census. Annetta J. per 1871 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

James McMasters Sr.1

M, #74333, b. circa 1752, d. 1842
  • Birth*: circa 1752; Quebec, Quebec; Date c. 1752 & location Quebec, Quebec per family tree of kosmesky on ancestry.ca, Nov 21 2020. Date c. 1752 & location Quebec per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.1,2
  • Marriage*: circa 1786; Province of Quebec; " ... Catherine was the eldest ... " per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.; Principal=Mary Peterson1
  • Death*: 1842; Sidney Twp., Hastings Co., Canada West; Date 1842 & location Sidney Twp. per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.1
  • Residence*: 1784; Adolphustown Twp., Province of Quebec; "Member of Captain Peter Ruttan's party of Associated Loyalist that settled in Adolphustown along with Maj. Peter Vanalstine in 1784." per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, March 13, 2010.1
  • Residence: June 1784; Adolphustown Twp., Province of Quebec; "The first of the family to reach Canada was John James, who came with the United Empire Loyalists that landed at Adolphustown in June 1784." from page 1 of "History of Hops and Barley Boom 1860-1890", compiled by Basil McMaster for the 3rd Annual Brighton History Festival, August 2001, copy borrowed from Brighton Public Library, Nov 21 2020.
    Note: The provinces of Upper and Lower Canada were created in 1792 and before that the whole area was called the Province of Quebec.3
  • Census*: 1794; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1794 Census: James McMasters; 2 men, 1 woman, 2 males, 3 females; Total: 8 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4
  • Census: 1795; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1795 Census: James McMasters; 1 man, 1 woman, 2 males, 3 females; Total: 7 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4
  • Census: 1796; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1796 Census: James McMaster; 1 man, 1 woman, 3 males, 3 females; Total: 8 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4
  • Residence: 1796; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; Loyalist List: "No. 3595; #12; Name: John McMaseters; U.E." under the heading "Township of Adolphus", from page 141 of "Ontario People: 1796-1803, Upper Canada, Midland District, "Roll of the Inhabitants of the Midland District in the Province of Upper Canada who adhered to the Unity of the Empire and joined the Royal Standard in America before the Treaty of Separation in the year 1783. Taken in open Sessions held at Kingston October 11th and at different adjournments to the 15th November 1796."
    Note: The only entry in this list says John McMasters, but may be James; other researchers have labelled him "John James".5
  • Census: 1797; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1797 Census: James McMaster; 1 man, 1 woman, 3 males, 2 females; Total: 7 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4
  • Census: 1799; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1799 Census: James McMasters; 2 men, 1 woman, 3 males, 3 females; Total: 9 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4
  • Census: 1801; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1801 Census: James McMaster; 1 man, 1 woman, 3 males, 3 females; Total: 8 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4
  • Census: 1802; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1802 Census: James McMasters; 2 men, 1 woman, 3 males, 4 females; Total: 10 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4
  • Census: 1803; Adolphustown Twp., Addington Co., Upper Canada; 1803 Census: James McMasters; 1 man, 1 woman, 4 males, 3 females; Total: 9 (Census for Adolphustown Township 1794-1822, compiled by Randy Saylor, March 2009.)4

Family: Mary Peterson b. b 1769

  • Marriage*: circa 1786; Province of Quebec; " ... Catherine was the eldest ... " per GEDCOM of Kathy Nelzen, Mar 13 2010.; Principal=Mary Peterson1

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  2. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  3. [S184] Basil McMaster, Hops and Barley Boom.
  4. [S112] Unknown author, Adolphustown Census.
  5. [S29] Loyalist Lists.