William Weller

M, #91527, b. 13 May 1799, d. 21 September 1863
  • Father*: David Weller b. 1772, d. 21 Dec 1851
  • Mother*: ? ? b. c 1775, d. c 1812
  • Birth*: 13 May 1799; Hinesburgh, Chrittenden Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; Date 1799 & location Vermont per 1861 Census. Location US per 1891 Census for daughter Caroline H. Weller. Date May 13 1799 & location Vermont per family tree of Ingrid Williams on ancestry.com, Dec 11 2015.1,2,3
  • Marriage*: 31 May 1820; Canton, Saint Lawrence Co., New York, U.S.A.; "1821, May 31st, William Weller married Mercy Wilcox" on note card in Madelein Muntz Colleciton, St. Catharines Museum Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V.1. (1820 or 1821?? - probably 1820 -forst child Jan 1822.)
    "William married, firstly, Mercy Wilcox of Canton on 31 May 1820. After her death, he married, secondly, Margaret McKechnie. He is alleged to have had eleven children by each of his wives." from FindaGrave - ancestry.com
    "William Weller was born in 1798 in Heinzburg, Vermont. At the age of twenty-two, he married Mercy Wilcox, daughter of a wealthy and prominent man from New York. After his marriage, Weller attended law school. After his graduation, he came to Canada and practiced law and land speculation.” from Cobourg Public Library - Weller-Family-08-09.; Principal=Mercy Wilcox4,5
  • Marriage*: 6 March 1845; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "17 March 1845: In Cobourg, on 6th inst., William Weller, to Margaret McKecknie (Rev. Thomas Alexander)" Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-1854, Toronto Herald 1842-1848, pg. 267 of 550 (ancestry.com)
    “MARRIED.; In Cobourg on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Rhos. Alexander, Wm. Weller, Esq., to Miss Margaret McKechnie.” From the Cobourg Star, Mar 12 1845, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.; Principal=Margaret McKecknie4,6,7
  • Death*: 21 September 1863; The Hill, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Death of William Weller, Esq.; We this week record with feelings of deep regret the death of Wm. Weller, Esq., Mayor of this town, which event took place at his residence at half-past seven o’clock on Monday morning last, after about three weeks illness. Mr. Weller was on or our oldest and most influential citizens, a thorough business man, and served this town in various official capacities with honor to himself and credit to the town. He was elected President of the Board of Police shortly after the incorporation of the town, and has on different occasions enjoyed the confidence of his fellow townsmen in being elected to the office of Mayor of the town. He was in the 65th year of his age. His funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon the principal place of business being closed during the hour of interment. He was buried with Masonic honors, he being a distinguished member of that Order." article in the Cobourg Sentinal newspaper archives on microfilm, issue September 26, 1863, copied at Cobourg Public Library, July 4, 2016.
    "DIED.; At his residence in this Town on Monday the 21st September instant, in the 65th year of his age, William Weller, Mayor of Cobourg." article in the Cobourg Sentinal newspaper archives on microfilm, issue September 26, 1863, copied at Cobourg Public Library, July 4, 2016.
    "During his third term as Mayor, he died at his lakeside home 'The Hill,' and was buried with full Masonic honors." per FindaGrave. Date Sep 21 1863 per family tree of Ingrid Williams on ancestry.com, Dec 11 2015.1,8
  • Burial*: 23 September 1863; Old Kirk Burying Ground, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Stone in S.E. corner of Old Kirk burying ground, Cobourg, Ont.; no stone on Wm. Weller's grave. This is his first wife." Note written under the picture of memorial of Mercy Weller, William Weller's first wife, taken by Madelein Muntz in the Old Kirk burying ground before it was destroyed. Notice it was an overgrown area when the picture was taken. This note tells us specifically that William Weller's grave was here but there was no stone for him at that time. (Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct. 5, 2016, ALV.IV.4, 2006.73.873, Scrapbook)
    "Birth: May 13, 1799, Vermont, USA; Death: Sep. 21, 1863; Cobourg, Ontario, Canada; Son of David Weller* he and his father came to Prescott, Ontario from St. Lawrence County, New York in the 1820's and established an extensive stagecoach line in the province. In addition to passengers, they obtained contracts to carry the Royal Mail** as well. By the early 1830's, William had moved to Cobourg where he established a repair shop for his business as well as a factory to produce carriages for sale. His father is reported to have died at Cobourg. William served nine times on the Police Board, which operated the town prior to its incorporation; and was the first Mayor of the town, serving two additional terms thereafter. Although born in Vermont, it appears his family moved to Canton, New York for some years before his coming into Canada. William's sister Laurene (wife of Linus Joy Munson), was born at Canton; both siblings were married there, and both began their families at Canton as well. William married, firstly, Mercy Wilcox of Canton on 31 May 1820. After her death, he married, secondly, Margaret McKechnie. He is alleged to have had eleven children by each of his wives. During his third term as Mayor, he died at his lakeside home 'The Hill,' and was buried with full Masonic honors. (Note: William is often confused with another William Weller, a son of Asa, whose family resided at Carrying Point, Ontario. However, that William was thirty years older and died earlier than William of Cobourg. The two Weller families not immediately related.) *per Vermont land deed 13 Dec 1859 available online at Cobourg Library website.; **business records are available at the Library & Archives of Canada; Family links:Spouse: Mercy Wilcox Weller (____ - 1843) Children: Lorenzo Reed Weller (1822 - 1901)*36,255,255,255]John Laing Weller (1862 - 1932)*; Burial: Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Cemetery; Cobourg, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; Created by: Barbara Haines; Record added: Mar 28, 2014; Find A Grave Memorial# 127048731" http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127048731&ref=acom
    "1863, Sept. 23, W. Weller" from Thomas B. Clench's "List of Coffins and Funeral Charges" at Cobourg Public Library, July 20 2016.4,5
  • Census: 1800; Hinesburgh, Chittenden Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; 1800 Census: one of 2 males under 10 - with David Weller.9
  • Census: 1810; Hinesburgh, Chittenden Co., Vermont, U.S.A.; 1810 Census: one of 2 males 10 thru 15 - with David Weller.9
  • Residence: circa 1818; Canton, St. Lawrence Co., New York, U.S.A.; "Although born in Vermont, it appears his family moved to Canton, New York for some years before his coming into Canada. William's sister Laurene (wife of Linus Joy Munson), was born at Canton; both siblings were married there, and both began their families at Canton as well." per FindaGrave record for William Weller of Cobourg.
    Note: Canton, NY - History: "The first settler arrived in 1800. The town was organized/incorporated on May 14th, 1805 from part of the town of Lisbon. The name Canton was supposedly selected due to contemporary interests in the China trade. Canton was one of the original ten towns of the county. In 1845, the community of Canton was incorporated as a village. The Brick Chapel Church and Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[3]" from Wikipedia - Canton NY.10
  • Note: 1820; William is not with David Weller in Canton per the 1820 Census.9
  • Note: 31 May 1820; Canton, Saint Lawrence Co., New York, U.S.A.; "William Weller was born in 1798 in Heinzburg, Vermont. At the age of twenty-two, he married Mercy Wilcox, daughter of a wealthy and prominent man from New York. After his marriage, Weller attended law school. After his graduation, he came to Canada and practiced law and land speculation. In 1829 he invested in Stage Coach line and in 1830 Weller developed his own line from York to Prescott. To add to his holdings he bought a telegraph line in 1834 and made it quite a successful enterprise." from Cobourg Public Library - Weller-Family-08-09
  • Note: after 31 May 1820; Law School, New York, New York, U.S.A.; "After his marriage, Weller attended law school. After his graduation, he came to Canada and practiced law and land speculation." from Cobourg Public Library - Weller-Family-08-09
  • Note: 1823; Vermont, U.S.A.; "The Champlain Canal was opened in 1823, so the ships could navigate from the Hudson River." from Wikipedia10
  • Residence: 1827; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "In 1827 John Smith, a surveyor, compiled quite a minute account of the whole region. Cobourg had then about forty houses, two inns, four stores, several distilleries, a grist mill, and a population of about 350. William Henry Draper, later a Chief Justice, was then a law student with the Hon. George S. Boulton, and the Websters, Wellers, and Radcliffes were settled in the village; while in 1828 the Clarkes, Richardsons, Battells, and Goldstones came, and next year Wilson Conger moved down from York." from page 14 of "Cobourg - 1798 - 1948.
    Note: This infers that William Weller was living in Cobourg as early as 1827. I have seen nothing to confirm this. He first appears in Census records in 1834. Where was he in these turbulent years 1827 to 1834???11
  • Residence: circa 1828; Prescott, Ontario; "Son of David Weller* he and his father came to Prescott, Ontario from St. Lawrence County, New York in the 1820's and established an extensive stagecoach line in the province. In addition to passengers, they obtained contracts to carry the Royal Mail** as well." from FindaGrave record for William Weller.
  • Occupation: 1829; Prescott, Leeds & Grenville Co., Ontario; "In 1829 he and a partner, Hiram Norton of Prescott, purchased the existing York (Toronto) to Kingston stage coach line from Jonathan Ogden." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)
    "Jonathan ran a stage coach from Trenton to York in the 1820's. He sold out to a man named Weller and apparently moved to the States.
    He was also found in the Militia Rolls of Durham county in 1828/1829 as
    being 29 years old." See Jonathan Ogden (1801 - 1852) in www.treesbydan.com. also per GEDCOM of Saratoga (jgzlwb6@none.com) July 11 2016.12,13
  • Residence: 1829; York, York Co., Ontario; "It is not known how, by the age of 30 and with four children (three others had died), he was able to travel to York in 1829 and to enter into a partnership to establish a stagecoach service." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 314
  • Occupation: 2 December 1829; Steam-Boat Hotel, York, York Co., Ontario; "New Arrangement of; STAGES; The Mail Stage, between York and Kingston, will commence running agreeable to the Winter arrangements on the 7th day of December, inst., leaving York and Kingston on Mondays and Thursdays at noon, arriving on Wednesdays and Saturdays, A.M.; Books kept at the Steam-Boat Hotel, York, and Kingston Hotel, Kingston.; Extras furnished for any part of the country on reasonable terms. - All Baggage at the risk of the owner.; Wm. WELLER, York; H. Norton, & Co., Kingston.; December 2nd, 1829. i. 33" from The Upper Canada Gazette, January 7, 1830, copied from microfilm at The Metro Reference Library, Toronto, June 11, 2016.15
  • Occupation: 1830; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "In the summer of 1830 Weller was operating coaches twice a week between York and Carrying Place on the Bay of Quinte, where there was a connection with steamers to Prescott. He bought out Norton in 1830, and in the winter of that year was cooperating with H. Dickinson of Montreal and again with Norton to provide service from York to Montreal five times a week." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Residence: 1830; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "By the early 1830's, William had moved to Cobourg where he established a repair shop for his business as well as a factory to produce carriages for sale. His father is reported to have died at Cobourg." from findagrave.com for William Weller16
  • Residence: 12 June 1830; York, York Co., Ontario; "An advertisement in the Christian Guardian, June 12, 1830, by William Weller, stage coach operator, York, informs the public connection is made at Carrying Place with the SIR JAMES KEMPT, "the stage road being very much repaired, and the line fitted up with good horses, new carriages and careful drivers." from pg 12 of "The Gildersleeves of Kingston" found online at http://images.maritimehistoryofthegreatlakes.ca/Images/MHGL0001131851T.PDF
  • Note: 1831; Toronto, Ontario; "His best-known venture was the stage-coach line which he purchased in 1829. Weller improved the small line quickly and, by 1831, had acquired the Royal Mail contract between Montreal and Toronto." http://images.ourontario.ca/Cobourg/63354/data
  • Note: 1832; Cobourg, Ontario; "Weller took pride in the design of his coaches, many of which were built in Cobourg. One of his passengers, Mrs. William Radcliff, in writing to her husband in 1832, described a typical coach: 'Very showy and by no means ugly in appearance. There are three rows of seats in each; the centre seat moves on a pivot so as to clear the doorway and allow free ingress and egress, for those who occupy the other two ... Each seat holds four moderate persons, but three Radcliffs.' Weller Also included in his coaches small desks made of rosewood or mahogany fitted with a pen rest and several drawers. It is difficult, however, to imagine how anyone could attempt to write while bouncing along the early Danforth Road." pg. 178 of Homesteads.17
  • Occupation: 1832; York, York Co., Ontario; "In 1832 Weller purchased from George Playter the stage line running north on Yonge St. from York to Holland Landing, ..." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Note: 1832; Trent Port, Hastings Co., Ontario; "In 1832, he negotiated a ferry lease across the mouth of the Trent River so that his coaches could be taken across en route between Toronto and Kingston." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 3
    "National Archives, RG1 E3, Vol 30A, pp 206; Upper Canada State Archives; 1832 Wm. Weller on behalf of John V. Murphy re the ferry lease across the mouth of the Trent River." on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V114,5
  • Note: 5 December 1832; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "New Steam-Boat. – Another evidence of the rapidly increasing prosperity of the Town of Cobourg, is offered in our paper of to-day, in the proceedings of the Meeting of Monday last, the object of which our readers will be gratified to hear is now fully guaranteed, the stock being already at a premium. Besides the immense advantage thus exclusively ensured to us upon the Lake, we have also the pleasure of announcing another almost equally important on land, which is the establishment next summer of a Steam Carriage to run on the common road between Port Hope and the Carrying Place. Mr. Weller the enterprising and spirited Stage Proprietor is the sole projector of this novelty, who informs us that contract for its construction is already concluded with Mr. Perry, Engineer of York, that gentleman engaging for its success.” from The Cobourg Star newspaper archive microfilm, Cobourg Public Library, issue dated Dec 5 1832, copied June 17 20167
  • Residence: circa 1834; King St. & Cottesmore Ave., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "The Wellers lived in the east end of Cobourg, at the northeast corner of King Street and Cottesmore Avenue." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 5
    Note: Looking at Google Maps we see that this is an open park area across the intersection from Cobourg Collegiate Institute, quite to the east from downtown.14
  • Census: 1834; Conc A Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1834 Census: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 16, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 4 males over 15; 1 male under 15; 2 females over 15; 2 females under 15 (Cobourg Census Online)
  • Census: 1834; Conc A Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1834 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 16, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 3 males over 15; 1 male under 15; 3 females over 15; 2 females under 15; Total 9 (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
    Note: This is the lot north of King Street, east of Division, where the stage business was set up. The family apparently lived in this immediate area for a few years after moving to Cooburg 1834.
  • Note: 1834; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Paul Kane, the artist, lived and worked in Cobourg for only a short time in the 1830s. "But by that time Kane was already employed as a commercial artist, first as a furniture decorator (at Wilson S. Conger’s factory) and then in 1833 as a “coach, sign, and house-painter." ... "In 1834 Kane moved to Cobourg, Ontario, one hunderd kilometres east of Toronto. Kane may have worked for furniture maker F. S. Clench, whose daughter, Harriet Clench (1823-1892) he would marry in 1853. In Cobourg he also developed his skills as a portraitist, perhaps making connections through Wilson Conger, his former employer, who had resided there since 1829 and had become involved in municipal affiars. Kane painted the local citizenry, including members of the Clench family." per "Paul Kane: Life and Work" by Arlene Gehmacher, pg. 4
    Note: Three of Kane's portraits are of: William Weller, Mercy Weller and William Henry Weller. These would date to about 1835 or so. Kane left Cobourg in 1836.
  • Note: 16 May 1834; Kingston, Ontario; "The new and elegant; KINGSTON; Captain Ives .... Agents; .... At Cobourg Messrs. W. Weller; Kingston, April, 1834" from The British Whig, Kingston, May 16 1834
  • Note: 17 September 1834; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "January 1835 COACH MAKING The undersigned having purchased the shop and premises lately occupied by Mr. Thomas-Armstrong - In the Carriage Making business, together with his tools belonging to the shops, and the entire stock in trade, begs to inform his friends, and the public, that he intends carrying on the above business in all its various branches, under the FIRM OF W. WELLER & CO. Where all orders will be executed with neatness and dispatch.. Having employed some of the most experienced workmen, and being determined to work the best materials, he hopes to secure a share of the public patronage.
    W.WELLER Cobourg May 19th, 1834. --- The Cobourg star, September 17, 1834." from Ontario Archives OurOntario.ca search
  • Note: circa 1835; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Portrait of William Weller available on Cobourg Images may be from around this time -- looks in his 30s.18
  • Occupation: 1835; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; " ... and by 1835 he was offering winter service between Toronto and Hamilton with a branch line from Dundas to Niagara. In the same year he established a tri-weekly service between Cobourg, Port Hope and Peterborough .. " William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Note: 1835; Hamilton, Ontario; "In 1835, he established the Telegraph Line of Stages, with day service during the winter between Toronto and Hamilton via Dundas Street." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 314
  • Census: 1835; Conc A Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1834 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 16, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 1 male over 16; 3 males under 16; 2 females over 16; 4 females under 16; Total 10 (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Note: 10 February 1835; House of Assembly of Upper Canada, York, Upper Canada; "Ordered, That the Petition of William Weller be referred to a Select Committee, to be composed of Messrs. Morrison, Norton, Wells and McIntosh, with power to send for persons and papers and to report thereon. On motion of Mr. Wells, seconded by Mr. Morrison." from Pg. 124 – 1st Sess. 12th Parl. 5th Wm. IV. – February 10th 1835
    Journal of the House of Assembly of Upper Canada, by Ontario Parliament, House of Assembly - found on https://books.google.ca/books?id=mRo6AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA123&lpg=PA123&dq=Captain+L.+R.+Weller+Upper+Canada&source=bl&ots=V5oIIco-i_&sig=duXNlF_1OoxUrUmMwVK6UVgKMVs&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiklL7l9_3OAhUI04MKHblbDDcQ6AEISTAJ#v=onepage&q=Captain%20L.%20R.%20Weller%20Upper%20Canada&f=false)
    Note: Not sure what Petition this was from William Weller??? Might be re the Rouge Bridge?? Or other road issue?
  • Note: 24 March 1835; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Register: Groom: Wm. B. Crew; Bride: Margt. C. Stewart; Wit.: Wm. Weller & T. M. Taylor (Statement of Marriages, solemnized by Thos. Alexander, minister of St. Andrew's Church, Cobourg - Ontario Archives search.)
  • Residence: 4 July 1835; Conc A, Lot 16, Block 1 Lot 5, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 4109) show that John Beatty sold "1/4 acre Lot 5 Block 1 Conc A" to William Weller, Inst. Date: July 4 1835, Reg'd. Date: Dec 16 1835 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobourg, Conc A & B, Lot 16)19
  • Census: 1836; Conc A Lot 14, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1836 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 14, 1/2 acres cult.; People: (4 - 2 - 2 - 2) Total 10 (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Note: 23 January 1836; Kingston, Ontario; "SIX TIMES A WEEK; Time Saved, is Money Gained; The Arrangement of Mail Stages; From; Toronto to Kingston.; The Proprietors hereby notify the Public, that they have commenced running LINE OF STAGES from TORONTO to KINGSTON: and as .. provided with first rate Horses & Carriages ... determined to employ none but sober and ... drivers ,they hope to merit a share of Public patronage.; Toronto to River Trent ... W. Weller; River Trent to Kingston .. . Munro; N.B. All baggage at the risk of the owners, un... ked and paid for." from The British Whig, Kingston, Saturday, January 23, 1836.
  • Census: 1837; Conc C Lot 17, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1837 Census: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc C, Lot 17, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 3 males over 15; 2 males under 15; 2 females over 15; 3 females under 15 (Cobourg Census Online)
    Note: I wonder if this is a mistake?? I see no evidence of a Concession C??? However, there is both a Census and an Assessment record for 1837 so may be right .. but where???
  • Note: 1837; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Weller was a member of the Cobourg Board of Police from 1837 to 1844 and again in 1847, serving as its president in 1838, 1843, and 1844. Because of his interest in road improvements he became in 1847 a stockholder in the Cobourg and Port Hope Road Company and president of the Cobourg and Rice Lake Plank Road and Ferry Company. During the 1840s and 1850s Cobourg and Port Hope were competing as ports of outlet for the trade of the townships inland from the lake, with roads and railways as determining factors. As mayor of Cobourg in 1850, 1851, and 1863, and as a town councillor from 1852 to 1855 and again in 1857, Weller was deeply involved in Cobourg’s attempt to establish its supremacy. The town was to accumulate a debt of $800,000 by 1860 in contrast to one of $2,000 in 1845. Council borrowed $12,000 in 1848 to build Victoria Hall, the town hall, purchased in 1850 the Port Hope to Rice Lake road for $14,400, allotting $6,000 for improvements, purchased the Cobourg Harbour Company for $40,000 and voted $24,000 for its completion, and between 1852 and 1858 bought shares in and made loans to the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway Company in the amount of $671,775. The railway was plagued by construction
    difficulties and was abandoned in 1860." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Occupation: 1837; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "By 1837 Weller was the acknowledged king of land transport whose well-established fleet of brightly coloured Royal Mail coaches ran from Niagara to Montreal. At his Cobourg base he also operated repair shops and a carriage factory." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Census: 1837; Conc C Lot 17, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1837 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc C, Lot 17, 1/4 acres cult.; People: (3 - 2 - 2 - 3) (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
    Note:
  • Note: 18 January 1837; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; COACH MAKING. The Subscriber having become the sole Proprietor of the SHOP AND PREMISES LATELY OCCUPIED BY W. WELLER & CO. In the CARRIAGE- MAKING BUSINESS, begs to Inform his Friends and the Public, that he continues to carry on the above business in all Its various branches--- where he will keep constantly on hand, or manufacture to order, every description of SLEIGHS AND CARRIAGES, on the most reasonable terms. Having employed some of the most experienced workmen, and being determined to work the best materials, he hopes to secure a share of Public patronage. Cobourg January 1st, 1835.
    W. WELLER--- The Cobourg Star, January 18, 1837." from Ontario Archives OurOntario.ca search
  • Residence: 28 January 1837; Conc A Block 2 Lot 5, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 4849) show that George S. Boulton sold "1/4 acre Lot 5 Block 2 Conc A" to William Weller, Inst. Date: Jan 28 1837, Reg'd. Date: June 22 1837 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobouorg, Conc A & B, Lot 16)
    Note: William Weller had already purchased Lot 5 in Block 1 so he now had two lots across the street from each other, one of them fronting on King Street and one the street behind. This was to be his place of business.19
  • Census: 1838; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1838 Assessment: Name: William Weller; People: (3 - 2 - 2 - 2) (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Occupation: between 1838 and 1852; Ontario; "Weller received a regular income from mail contracts, most for year-round service, but some for winter only. Between 1838 and 1852 he had 12 yearly contracts to deliver mail between Kingston and Montreal for which he received £2,625 annually." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Census: 1839; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1839 Assessment: Name: William Weller; 1 town lot; 1 house; 1 stallion; 4 horses 3 yrs. old; 1 oxen; 1 Pheaton; Assessment - 439 pounds; 2 days statute labor (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Residence: 10 June 1839; Conc A, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 5544) show that Thomas Hallway sold "1 rood 12 pcks pt. Conc A L??? 3541" to William Weller, Inst. Date: June 10 1839, Reg'd. Date: June 12 1839 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobouorg, Conc A & B, Lot 16)
    Note: Look for item 3541 to see what exact land this includes.19
  • Residence: 29 July 1839; Conc A, Block 1, Lot 6, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 7477) show that Alexander N. Bethune sold "1/2 acre Lot 6 Block 1 Conc A (6 in 2?)" to William Weller, Inst. Date: July 29 1839, Reg'd. Date: Dec 21 1839 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobourg, Conc A & B, Lot 16)19
  • Note: 18 December 1839; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "December 18, 1839. SIX HORSE STAGES. --- On Saturday Morning last, Mr. Weller, Stage proprietor and Carriage Manufacturer of this town, made a splendid new turn-out from his establishment of a very handsome Stage Coach and six, driven in hand intended for the line of six horse stages newly established by him between Toronto and Hamilton. The carriage Is of Improved construction, and being painted light yellow, with the harness entirely new and drawn by six, spirited bay horses, It made an Imposing appearance. ---- The Cobourg Star, December 18, 1839." from Ontario Archives OurOntario.ca search
  • Census: 1840; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1840 Census: Name: William Weller; People: 3 males under 16; 5 males over 16; 2 females under 16; 3 females over 16
  • Note: 1840; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "In 1840 Weller demonstrated his enterprising spirit when, in a 1,000 (lb) bet, he drove his coach from Toronto to Montreal in 35 hours and 40 minutes. His passenger, Lord Sydenham, the governor-general, was anxious to catch a steamboat in Montreal and the record-breaking trip was made at a speed of nine miles an hour. Weller received 100 (bl) for the ride as well as the amount of the bet, a gold pocket watch, and a good deal of valuable publicity." pg. 178 of Homesteads.17
  • Naturalization*: 1840; Canada; "By 1833 they were living on Cobourg, where, in 1840, he became a naturalized citizen." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 314
  • Census: 1840; Conc A Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Town Lot #2, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1840 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Town Lot #2; Lot 16; Conc A; 1 house; 2 additional fireplaces; Merchant Shop (6); 2 stallions; 2 pleasure wagons; Assessment - 214; (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Note: 1 January 1840; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "The Toronto & Kingston Mail Stage will leave Toronto for Kingston every Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, and every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 5 o'clock P.M.--- and Kingston, every morning (Sundays excepted) at 9 o'clock for Toronto -- Passing through Scarboro', Pickering, Whitby, Darlington, Clarke, Port Hope, Cobourg, Grafton, Colborne, Brighton, Port Trent, Belleville, Shannonville, Napanee, and Bath--- going through in FORTY SIX HOURS. The above lines of Stages are in connection with those westward, to Queenston and to London, Sandwitch and Detroit; Also the Stages at Kingston for Montreal and Quebec, and Watertown, Utica, Albany and New York. EXTRAS & EXPRESSES.
    Furnished at all times, at Toronto, Cobourg, Belleville and Kingston on reasonable terms. Seats taken at the General Stage Office, Toronto and Kingston. 30 Ibs Baggage allowed to each passenger. All extra 200 pounds equal to a passenger's fare. All baggage at risk of owner. PROPRIETORS. W.WELLER, Toronto and River Trent. R. Munro, River Trent & Kingston. Cobourg, l4th. December, 1839. --- The Cobourg Star, January 1st, 1840." from Ontario Archives OurOntario.ca search
  • Occupation: February 1840; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "The trip from York to Montreal took five or six days, and when Weller himself drove Governor General Charles Poulett Thomson between those two towns in 35 hours and 40 minutes in February 1840, the feat was widely praised and Weller won £1,000 in bets." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Note: 17 February 1840; The Governor General's Residence, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; “His Excellency the Governor General left Toronto at twenty minutes past six o’clock on Monday morning, and according to the terms of the contract entered into with Mr. Weller, His Excellency will arrive in Montreal in 36 hours from the time of departure from Toronto. A Military Guard and Band were in attendance at the residence of the Governor General, when His Excellency took his departure.” from the British Colonist, February 19, (Tuesday?) 1840, copied from microfilm at the Metro Reference Library, July 15, 2016.
    Note: The residence of the Governor General at this time was Beverly House, owned by John Beverly Robinson, located between Lot Street (Queen St.) and Hospital Street (Richmond St.) and between John and Duncan Streets. Where CP24 is located today.
  • Note: 17 February 1840; Beverly House, Toronto, York Co., Ontario; "Chief Justice Robinson, who was made a baronet, lived in Beverley House until his death. Beverley House was temporarily the residence of Poulett Thomson while he was Governor-General of the Canadas. Poulett Thomson gave an insight into his daily life at Beverley House in a letter written to a friend in 1840. He wrote, “In my room til 3 o’clock, a ride with my aide-de-camp till 5, work again until dinner, at dinner till 9, and work again until early next morning. This is my daily routine.” After establishing the union of Upper and Lower Canada, Poulett Thomson was raised to the peerage, with the title of Baron Sydenham of Sydenham in Kent, and Toronto in Canada. He died in 1841 in Kingston after a fall from his horse as he busily prepared to return to England. He was 42 years old. After Sir J. B. Robinson’s death in 1863 his widow, Lady Robinson, made Beverly house her home until she died, when it was taken by her son, Christopher Robinson. At the time of Robertson’s article the fire insurance maps show additional construction had been completed on the property." from History of Beverly House, Chapter 5 of Robertson's Landmarks of Toronto revisted, http://www.landmarksoftoronto.com/history-of-beverley-house/
  • Note: 23 March 1840; Montreal, Quebec; "[From the Montreal Courier.]; Previous to Mr. Weller's departure for Upper Canada he received a valuable gold watch, enclosed in a very neat Mahogany case, with the following inscription: - "Presented to Mr. Weller by the Right Hon. C. P. Thomson, Governor-General of British North America, in remembrance of having conveyed His Excellency from Toronto to Montreal, in 35 hours and 40 minutes. - February, 1840." from the Toronto Examiner, March 23, 1840, copied from microfilm at the Metro Reference Library, July 15, 2016.
  • Naturalization: June 1840; Canada; "1840; Wm Weller became a naturalized British subject" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V15
  • Residence: 8 December 1840; Conc B Lot 9, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 6211) show that Samuel Brock etux sold 41 acres of the SE angle of Lot 9 Conc B to William Weller, Inst. Date: Dec 8 1840, Reg'd. Date: feb 24 1841 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobouorg, Conc B, Lot 9)
    Note: This where we see his father, David Weller, for a few years before he died in 1851.
    Location: This land is east of Cobourg, south of Kingston Road (No 2 now) and one lot west of the railway bridge - Lot 8 part of which Weller would purchase for a time later.19
  • Census: 1841; Conc B Lots 8 & 9, Hamilton Twp., Town Lot #1, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1841 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Town Lot #1; Lot 8 & 9; Conc B; 29 acres cult; 77 acres uncult.; .... Assessment - 589; (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Residence: 23 April 1841; Conc B Lot 8, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Patent) show that William Weller received the original Patent from the Crown for 65 acres of the west half of Conc B, Lot 8, Hamilton Twp., ITS Date: April 23, 1841 (Ontario Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, Hamilton Twp., Conc B
    Note: The Patent for the east half of this lot, also 65 acres, was received by Joseph Phillips on May 26 1834.
    "1841 April 23; Lot 8 in Lot 8 in Broken Front Concession B of Hamilton Twp. containing 130 acres was a Clergy Reserve. The west half of the lot, 65 acres, was purchased by Wm. Weller for £73 – 2 – 6, and Crown Letters Patent issued in his name Apr 23, 1841 (Ref. AF, pg. 22) (Ont Archives Sep 28 1973)" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V15,19
  • Census: 1842; Conc B Lots 8 & 9, Hamilton Twp., Town Lot #1, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1842 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Town Lot #1; Lot 8 & 9; Conc B; 29 acres cult; 77 acres uncult.; .... Assessment - 333; (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Note: 9 March 1842; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "March 9, 1842. We are enabled to announce that Mr. Weller has made the necessary arrangements for running a daily stage between Cobourg, Port Hope and Peterboro'; it is his Intention to commence early in May. The Stage will leave Cobourg for Peterborough at 9 o'clock each morning, calling at Port Hope, and leaving Peterborough for Port Hope and Cobourg at 8 o'clock, thus arriving in time for the boats to Kingston and Rochester; by this arrangement a person can go from Peterborough to Kingston in about l6 hours, and remaining a day to transact business, can return within a third day. We would strongly urge upon the inhabitants of Peterborough that this Is a fitting opportunity of them to apply to the Postmaster General for a daily mail. ( The Cobourg Star, March 9th, 1842." from Ontario Archives OurOntario.ca search.)
  • Note: 10 May 1842; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "SOMETHING WORTHY OF IMITATION; The Municipal Council for the District of Newcastle met at Cobourg on Tuesday last for the Despatch of business. We learn from the "Star" that before the Council proceeded with business, they presented the Warden with a handsome silk gown, accompanied by the following address: To the Hon'ble. Walter Boswell, Warden of the Newcastle District. At the request of the member of the District Council of the Newcastle District, we beg leave to present you, as Warden of the said District, with a silk gown, as a mark of respect for the high station which you hold, in being called upon to preside over our deliberations, as well as of the great esteem which we entertain for your abilities in the discharge of these important duties.; Henry S. Reid; Sheldon Hawley.; William Weller; Cobourg, 10th May, 1842; Reply; Gentlemen of the Council; I receive with unfeigned satisfaction, the present of a gown, to be worn by me as the Warden of the District, and beg to say it shall ever be my endeavor to support the high station I have been called upon to fill, with honor, and I trust to the benefit of the District. Be leased, to accept my thanks for the very kind manner you are pleased to express yourselves towards me personally." from The Chronicle and Gazette, Saturday, May 14, 1842, copied from microfilm at Toronto Reference Library, Jun 16 2016. (The Chronicle and Gazette merged into the Upper Canada Gazette and is really part of that paper in 1842.)15
  • Census: 1843; Conc B Lots 8 & 9, Hamilton Twp., Town Lot 1, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1843 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Town Lot #1; Lot 8 & 9; Conc B; 30 acres cult; 77 acres uncult.; .... Assessment - 394; (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Residence: 23 January 1843; Conc A, Block 1, Lot 10, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 6860) show that Wilson L. Conger sold "1/4 acre Lot 10 Block 1 Conc A" to William Weller, Inst. Date: Jan 23 1843, Reg'd. Date: Jan 23 1843 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobouorg, Conc A & B, Lot 16)19
  • Note*: 20 August 1843; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Mercy Wilcox died unexpectedly before the end of August 1843. Earlier in the month, before her death, an entry in an account book of Thomas Clench, a cabinetmaker, shows that a small hearse was provided to William Weller on August 3. No birth or death information is available, presumably for an infant. Clench was again called upon to provide a hearse, this time in August 20, when Mercy died. Her obituary in the Cobourg Star and Newcastle General Advertiser of August 23, stated that death occurred in Toronto, "to which place she had gone on a visit on Sunday 20th instant, after a short illness which she endured with exemplary patience and resignation, in the 39th year of her age. She left a numerous family to regret her loss." Her tombstone in the Old Kirk Burying Ground in Cobourg bore the inscription, "Sacred to the Memory of Mercy Wilcox. Wife of Wm. Weller of Cobourg. Who Departed This Life 20th August 1843. Aged 39 y's." There were seven living children, several of whom were still quite young at the time." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 54,14
  • Note: 13 September 1843; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "The Editorial page of September 13, 1843 tells the story of the visit of the Governor General to Cobourg being delayed and of his final arrival with presentations of an Address by the President of the Board of police, William Weller, etc Etc. and by EGERTON RYERSON, Principal of Victoria college." from Ontario Archives OurOntario.ca search - Cobourg Star
  • Occupation: 1844; Rice Lake, Ontario; " ... and in 1844 began operating the steamer Forester on Rice Lake." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Census: 1844; Conc B Lots 8 & 9, Hamilton Twp., Town Lot #1, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1844 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Town Lot #1; Lot 8 & 9; Conc B; 30 acres cult; 77 acres uncult.; .... Assessment - 394; (Note Written at end: "Mr. Weller has stage horses ? whcih he did not think fit to report to me." (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Note: 8 May 1844; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "COBOURG and TORONTO It is generally allowed that few men have shown a greater degree. of public spirit or a more anxious readiness to meet the general wish than Mr. Weller. We have now to notice an additional proof of the truth of these remarks ; Mr. W. has started a daily line of stages between this Town and Toronto, by which an opportunity will be given to travelers to see some of the finest townships in the Province ; these coaches start from both places every morning at 7 o'clock, and arrive at their destination early in the evening-- Fare through $2. -- The Cobourg Star, May 8, 1844." from Ontario Archives OurOntario.ca search
  • Residence: 11 June 1844; Conc A Block 1 Lot 6, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S 7564) show that William Weller sold "1/4 acre Lot 6 Block 1 Conc A" to George S. Boulton et al, Inst. Date: June 11 1844, Reg'd. Date: Mar 26 1845 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobouorg, Conc A & B, Lot 16)19
  • Will*: 5 November 1844; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "In testimony hereof I the said William Weller to this my last will and testament contained on three sheets of paper affixed together have to the first second, third, four, fifth, sixth and seventh pages of the said three sheets of paper set my hand and seal the eighth page thereof may hand and seal at the Town of Cobourg aforesaid this fifth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty four. Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Weller as fir his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto.; Signed: William Weller; Signed: Albert Yerrington; Signed: R. H. Throop" from Ontario Archives, Surrogate Court Index, GS 2 Reel 115, W's, pg. 1)
    Note: This is the original Will in 1844.
  • Census: 1845; Conc A Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Town Lot #1, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1845 Assessment: Name: William Weller; Town Lot #1; Lot 16; Conc A; .... Assessment - 351; (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.
  • Note: 1845; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "William Weller was a colourful character, robust, generous, and good-natured, and with a lively sense of humour. He probably had 22 children, 11 by his first wife, Mercy Willcox (Wilcox) who died in 1843, and 11 by his second wife, Margaret McKechin (Mackechnie). His youngest child, John Laing Weller*, was engineer in charge of constructing the Welland Ship Canal beginning in 1900." William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Census: 1846; Hamilton Twp., Town Lot #1, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1846 Assessment: Name: William Weller; .... Assessment - 351 (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.)
    Note: Looks like most of William Wellers assets have been moved over to his father, David, for purposes of assessment. Huh?? On David Weller's line it says he is "not in the Town". David was at Lot 9 east of town.
  • Census: 1847; Hamilton Twp., Town Lot #1, Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1847 Assessment: Name: William Weller; .... Assessment - 203 (Hamilton Twp. Assessment Records on microfilm Cobourg Public Library, MS 16, Reel 5 & 6.)
    Note: Looks like most of William Wellers assets have been moved over to his father, David, for purposes of assessment. Huh??
  • Census: 1847; Conc A Lot 9 & Conc B Lot 8 & 9, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1847 Census: Name: David Weller; Location: Conc B, Lot 8 & 9, 30 acres uncult., 80 acres cult. & Conc A, Lot 9, 100 acres cult., S 1/2
    Note: Is this William's father, David Weller?? There is no other David Weller I know of. William Weller does not appear in this 1847 Census for Hamilton Twp. or in the Cobourg table for 1847. It is the same land William is on. What is up with this???
  • Will: 1 July 1847; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "And I do ratify and confirm My said will in everything except when the same is hereby revoked and altered as aforesaid. In Witness whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this thirty first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty seven. Signed sealed published and declared by the said William Weller as and for a codicil to his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have at his request subscribed our names as witness hereto, the word “seven” erased and the word “four” interlined over on the first page - the word “the” erased and word “my” interlined on second page and the words “he she or” out of property that may be acquired by me after this date”, interlined in the third page of this codicil before execution.; Signed: William Weller; Signed: George Perry; Signed: R. H. Throop; M. J. Whitehead, Registrar of the said Court of the said Counties" from Ontario Archives, Surrogate Court Index, GS 2 Reel 115, W's, pg. 1)
    Note: This is an addition to the original Will of 1844, added in 1847, after he got married and started having more kids.
  • Census: 1848; Conc A Lot 8 & 9, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1848 Census: Name: William Willer; Location: Conc A, Lot 8 & 9; Total Persons - 3, Occ. Gentleman (Note: The Census record still shows William Weller at Conc A Lot 8 & 9, at King and Cottesmore. This is the year they moved to The Hill on the lake at the bottom of Tremaine St.
  • Residence: 1848; The Hill, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "They moved in 1848 to a substantial dwelling in the west end of Cobourg known as The Hill. Located at the mouth of Factory Creek, they had one of the finest views of the lake. James Grieves had built it for a local merchant, Winkworth Tremaine." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 614
  • Residence: 1848; The Hill, Conc AB Lot 20, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co.; "At the the south end of Tremaine Street is The Hill, a two-story brick house (on lot 20, concession AB) with a prominent gable festooned with bargeboard. Built in 1836 for Winkworth Tremaine, a local merchant, it later became the home of William Weller, Upper Canada's leading stagecoach entrepreneur. Weller, who was born in Heinzburg, Vermont, arrive in Cobourg in the 1820s and in 1829 purchased the York-to-Kingston stagecoach line. Because of its reliability, Weller's business succeeded and gradually expanded until he dominated land travel in much of the province. It was no small achievement to carry passengers and mail with regularity over the rough highways of the period from Hamilton to Montreal, with branches to Dundas and Niagara, up Yonge Street and on many other routes." pg. 178 of Homesteads.17
  • Residence: 1850; The Hill, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "He (Winkworth Tremaine) sold the home and moved to Quebec City around 1850. The house then became the home of William Weller, a "public-spirited citizen of Cobourg", according to Guillett's Cobourg 1798 to 1948." from Cobourg Daily Star article by Peggy Wright, Jun 17 1998, per Cobourg Public Library - Weller-Family-08-4
  • Occupation: 1850; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "As mayor of Cobourg in 1850, 1851, and 1863, and as a town councillor from 1852 to 1855 and again in 1857, .. " William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Residence: 1850; The Hill, Tremaine St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Frank Burnet and his sons were carpenters and builders. They purchased the John Connell farm, comprising the land south of King and west of Ontario Street. Before they took it over in 1840 at a price of 700 pounds it was a neglected farm with two small shanties fronting Ontario Street and a dilapidated barn on King, where F. W. Field's residence was later built. ..... On Ontario Street they built four brick cottages, two of them for Frank and David Burnet, a third for William Burnet (later purchased by Peter McCallum), and the fourth at the corner of King for Postmaster Thomas Scott later became Alfred Musnon's. In the same district but across the street was the Arthur McBain house, later owned by George E. Castle, and subsequently Cedarmere Hotel; while James Grieve, long a prominent contractor, built the residence south of the Woolen Mills long called "The Hill" for Winkworth Tremaine, merchant, a home that was later the Weller and Sartoris residence and is now a Roman Catholic orphanage." from Cobourg 1798 to 1948, by Edwin C. Guillet, pg. 1711
  • Occupation*: 26 November 1850; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Mayor of Cobourg per Marriage Notice for his daughter Eliza Melissa Weller.6
  • Occupation: 1851; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "As mayor of Cobourg in 1850, 1851, and 1863, and as a town councillor from 1852 to 1855 and again in 1857, .. " William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Residence: November 1851; King St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Weller, William, mail contractor and stage proprietor between Montreal and Toronto, office, King St." The Canada Directory, 1851, pg. 65 (top) (58 of 685) (ancestry.com) and "Weller, William, mayor of Cobourg" The Canada Directory, 1851, pg. 63 (56 of 685) (ancestry.com)4
  • Note: 21 December 1851; Cobouorg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; David Weller, William Weller's father, died Dec 21 1851 and it is mentioned in the paper.
  • Occupation: 1852; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "As mayor of Cobourg in 1850, 1851, and 1863, and as a town councillor from 1852 to 1855 and again in 1857, .. " William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Residence: 18 May 1852; Conc B Lot 8, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (BS B210) show that Joseph Phillips sold 65 acres of the north half of Lot 8, Conc B, Hamilton Twp. to William Weller, Inst. Date May 18 1852, Reg'n. Date May 20 1852 (Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, Hamilton Twp., Conc B (Broken Front), Lot 8)
    Note: This is east of Cobourg, south of the Kingston Road (No. 2 today); Broken Front means along the shore of the lake.
  • Note: August 1854; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; William Weller purchased the Grand Trunk Telegraph Line in August of 1854 and would become the full Proprietor in Nov 1855 due to mismanagement of the line. Office to be in Cobourg. This per two items in Cobourg Star, Oct & Nov 1855.7
  • Note: October 1854; The Globe Hotel, Cobourg; "It was quite natural that Weller took a prominent part in town life, and particularly in everything related to better roads. He was obviously highly pleased in October 1854, when Lord Elgin, the Governor-General, paid him a high compliment. Mayor Boulton and 150 gentlemen tendered Elgin a dinner at the Globe Hotel, and in the course of his reply to an address of welcome he said “There is one gentleman in this room – William Weller – whose only politics is ‘Wheat a dollar a bushel, and a good road to every man’s door’.” As they left the hotel a few minutes later Weller had a moment to express his thanks: “I shall never forget the words of your Excellency”, he said." from "Cobourg 1798 1948, by Edwin C. Guillet, pg. 6611
  • Note: 29 December 1854; Peterborough, Ontario; "At a dinner in Peterborough on December 29, 1854, attended by Cobourg dignitaries and Directors of the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway, and hosted by Peterborough Town Council, many speeches were made, the most humorous by William Weller and in his characteristic good-natured manner said: If you have called me up for an address, unlikely to get one. But I know why you have called upon me - it is to hurt my feelings; for you know I get my living from running stages, and you are taking the "bit" out of my mouth as well as out of my horses' mouths. You are comparing in your minds the present with the past, when you had to "carry" a rail instead of "riding one," in order to help my coaches out of the mud. But after all, I am rejoiced to see old things done away and new things becoming "WELLER". from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 6 & 714
  • Occupation: 1855; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "As mayor of Cobourg in 1850, 1851, and 1863, and as a town councillor from 1852 to 1855 and again in 1857, .. " William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Note: October 1855; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "International Telegraph Line; The undersigned having, in August last, purchased the Grand Trunk Telegraph Line, has, in connection with Mr. Thaddeus Boucher, of the Morse and Bain Union Line, Oswego, placed it in thorough working order, and is now prepared to carry on the business of Telegraphing throughout the Provinces and the United States with efficiency and dispatch. The Main Line, which runs from Montreal to Buffalo, connects the former place with the British North American Line which extends throughout the Lower Provinces, and at the later place with House’s Printing Telegraph, which extends throughout the Unites States. It also connects at Montreal and Prescott with other American Lines. There are branches from Toronto to Collingwood, along the Northern Railway Line, from Hamilton to Guelph, from Cobourg to Port Hope to Peterborough, and from Belleville to Picton, through Trenton, & c., & c.
    The principal Office will be, in future, at Cobourg, and all communications must be directed to the undersigned at that place. No person has authority to contract any debts whatever on account of the Line, except the undersigned, who will have the exclusive control and management of it.; WILLIAM WELLER; Managing Proprietor; Cobourg, October, 1855.; 62; ……> A few first rate Operators required." from The Cobourg Star newspaper archive microfilm, Cobourg Public Library, issue dated Nov 28 1855, copied Jul 2 2016.

    Cobourg Enterprise. - - By an advertisement in another column it will be seen that W. Weller, Esq., of this town, has become Managing Proprietor of the Grand Trunk Telegraph Line. Up to the time of the recent change of proprietors, the management seemed to be very defective, the stockholders were extremely dissatisfied, and the public withheld that support from the line which was necessary to keep it in profitable operation. In this disheartening state of the case, our townsman has taken the property into his own hands. He has already made arrangement to connect with the leading lines in the United States and the Lower Provinces, and is now prepared to carry on the business with efficiency and dispatch. Mr. Weller is well known throughout the Province as one of our most energetic business men, and the public may rest assured that in this new enterprise he will allow no opportunity to escape of rending “The International Telegraph Line” the most reliable and best conducted in the country." from The Cobourg Star newspaper archive microfilm, Cobourg Public Library, issue dated Oct 24 1855, copied Jul 2 2016.
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  • Note: 11 November 1855; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; William Weller purchased the Grand Trunk Telegraph Line in August of 1854 and would become the full Proprietor in Nov 1855 due to mismanagement of the line. Office to be in Cobourg. This per two items in Cobourg Star, Oct & Nov 1855.7
  • Note: 1 December 1855; Factory Creek, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Fatal Accident: - The inhabitants of our town were shocked on Saturday last, by hearing of the drowning of two sons of W. Weller, Esq., one nine years of age and the other eight. It seems they had gone to the creek near their father’s house to slide. The eldest went on the ice first, and had gone but a short distance, when it broke, and he fell in and was drowned. The younger in attempting to go to his brother’s assistance met with the same melancholy fate. The bodies were recovered in a short time after the accident, and every effort was made to resuscitate them, but without avail. In this heavy domestic affliction the bereaved family has the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community." .. and ...
    " DIED: Drowned in the creek, near their father’s residence, while playing in the ice, on Saturday, 1st inst., Duncan David, aged 9 years, and John Stewart, aged 8 years, sons of Wm. Weller, Esq., of this town. from The Cobourg Star newspaper archive microfilm, Cobourg Public Library, issue dated Dec 5 1855, copied Jul 2 2016.7
  • Residence: 2 January 1856; Conc B Lot 8, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (BS C106) show that William Weller sold 2 7/10 acres Lot 8, Conc B, Hamilton Twp. to the Grand Trunk Railway, Inst. Date Jan 2 1856, Reg'n. Date Apr 29 1856 (Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, Hamilton Twp., Conc B (Broken Front), Lot 8)
    Note: This is east of Cobourg, south of the Kingston Road (No. 2 today); Broken Front means along the shore of the lake. It would be where the road goes over the railway bridge.19
  • Residence: 3 January 1856; Conc B Lot 9, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (B&S C107) show that William Weller etux sold 41 acres of the SE angle of Lot 9 Conc B to George Tate, Inst. Date: Jan 3 1856, Reg'd. Date: Apr 29 1856 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobouorg, Conc B, Lot 9) (This transaction also included the land in Lot 8, just to the east.)19
  • Residence: 3 January 1856; Conc B Lot 8, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (BS C107) show that William Weller sold 65 acres of the south east 1/2 of Lot 8, Conc B, Hamilton Twp. to George Tate, Inst. Date Jan 3 1856, Reg'n. Date Apr 29 1856 (Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, Hamilton Twp., Conc B (Broken Front), Lot 8)(The same transaction included the SE part of Lot 9)
    Note: This is east of Cobourg, south of the Kingston Road (No. 2 today); Broken Front means along the shore of the lake. It would be where the road goes over the railway bridge.19
  • Residence*: 1857; George St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Weller, William, mayor, George St." Canada, City and Area Directories, 1857 - Cobourg, pg. 52 of 929 (ancestry.com)4
  • Occupation: 1857; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "As mayor of Cobourg in 1850, 1851, and 1863, and as a town councillor from 1852 to 1855 and again in 1857, .. " William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12
  • Residence: 4 December 1858; Lot 1 in the 3rd Tier (Conc A, Lot 15), Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (BS 852) show that William Weller sold "Lot 1 in the 3rd Tier" to Maery Rooney, Inst. Date Dec 4 1858, Reg'n. Date June 1 1859 (Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, Hamilton Twp., Conc A, Lot 15)(What does this mean?)19
  • Note: 13 December 1859; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Transcript of the first document: From Hinesburgh, Chittenden Co., VT – Land Records – Vol. 15, 1856 – 1862, Page 419.; William Weller; Quit-Claim deed to Richard Weller; Know all men by these presents that I, William, Weller, of the Town of Cobourg in the County of Northumberland and Province of Canada, Esquire, In consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by Richard Weller of Hinesburgh in the county of Chittenden in the State of Vermont one of the United States of America, farmer, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have granted bargained sold released and assigned and do hereby grant bargain sell release assign and convey unto the said Richard Weller his heirs and assigns all the right title and interest whatsoever and howsoever of me the said William Weller of in to and out of all the lands tenements hereditaments and premises of which my late father David Weller did seized possession or entitled to as heir or as one of the heirs of the John Weller in his lifetime of Hinesburgh aforesaid, farmer, which said lands tenements hereditaments and premises are situate in Hinesburgh aforesaid and contain ten acres of land more or less together with the appurtenances hereto belonging.
    To have and to hold the same unto the said Richard his heirs and assigns for ever.
    In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of December on thousand eight hundred and fifty nine in Cobourg. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of W. Weller ; A. R. Boswell; T. Moore Weller; Canada
    Town of Cobourg to wit. Be it remembered that on this thirtieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine at the town of Cobourg in the county of Northumberland and in the Province of Canada before me the undersigned notary public in and for that of the said province formerly Upper Canada, by Royal authority duly appointed, personally appeared William Weller of Cobourg aforesaid Esquire. (A person the me well known) and then and there in my presence and in the presence of Arthur Radcliffe Boswell and Thomas Moore Weller, both of Cobourg, aforesaid gentlemen did duly sign seal execute and as his act and deed delivery the within written deed poll…
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal, R. A,. Weller; (Page 3) Hinesburgh Town Clerk Office Feby 1st 1860 at 4 o’clock P.M. received for record; Attest: J. F. Miles, Town Clerk; End of Deed."
    Note: This Quit Claim Deed was taken from "Descendants of Asa Weller OGS Quinte Branch Linda Smith UE" a document at Trenton Public Library, OGS Room – December 16, 2015 (Copied the first 5 pages of the larger document)
    Note: Interestingly enough, this sizeable book (bound with a duotang) contains what its title says “Descendants of Asa Weller” but the first few pages are not about Asa Weller at all but contain the Quit claim Deed of William Weller of Cobourg, who was a cousin. This document serves to confirm that William Weller’s father was David Weller and then we can see that David Weller and Eliakim Weller, Asa Weller’s father, were brothers.20
  • Note: 7 September 1860; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "1860 Sept 7; Prince of Wales opened Victoria Hall; Nancy Martin says Caroline danced with him; (not in Guillet's list) "Hayley" says "Tinnie" did; "retiring rooms had been luminously furnished by Mrs. Weller from her own home" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V15
  • Residence: 29 September 1860; Conc A, Block 1 Lots 5 & 10, Block 2, Lots 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Mortgage 165) show that William Weller & wife took a mortgage on "Block 1 Lots 5 & 10 and also Block 2, Lots 5, 6, 10, 11, 12 in Conc A" with Canada Permanent Building and Loan Society, Inst. Date: Sep 29 1860, Reg'd. Date: Sep 26 1860 (Land Registry Records, Abstract Index Books, Northumberland County Archives, Town of Cobouorg, Conc A & B, Lot 16)21
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 62 at 1861 Census: Weller, William, 62, b. Vermont, USA, F.C.P., Gentleman, married; Margaret, 40, b. Scotland, F.C.P., married; Thomas M., 21, b. UC, F.C.P., Student, single; Russell J., 9, b. UC. F.C.P., other home Peterboro; Wilson C., 7, b. UC, F.C.P., other res. Peterboro; Charles A., 32, b. UC, F.C.P., other res. Peterboro, Barrister, married; George J., 22, b. UC, F.C.P., other res., Peterboro, student, single; L. R.(m), 40, b. UC, F.C.P., Mail Agent, other res. Montreal, married; Mary, 5, b. UC, F.C.P., child; Anne, 3 (1861 Census: Cobourg, Northumberland Co., pg. 401 of 899, line 32 - ancestry.com)2
  • Note: 7 December 1861; Carran Ban Race Course, Hope Twp., Harris's, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Port Hope Races.; The Fall Races came off on the Carran Race Course, at Harris's, Hope, on the 5th and 6th ult. Owing to the previous heavy rains, the course was very heavy; notwithstanding this defect, the races were beautifully contested.; First Day.; 1st Prize - $100 - Won by Mr. Martin's bay mare Cooper Mand.; 2nd - $50 - Win by Mr. Thomas Weller's brown mare, Mollie Williams.; Second Day.; 1st - Flat Race, $50 - Won in beautiful style by Mr. Weller's horse, Clarion.; ... On the 7th a private match was got up for $100, between Mr. Miller's horse, Bay Boston, and Mr. Weller's horse, Clarion. One mile. Clarion won with ease. - Port Hope Messenger." From the Cobourg Sentinal, Jul 27 1861, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.8
  • Note: 14 December 1862; St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, King St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "In the year 1861, the needs of a yearly increasing congregation, coupled with the fact that the Presbytery of Toronto upheld by the Court of Chancery, claimed the edifice, made another place of worship a necessity, and on Dec 14, 1862, the present Presbyterian church, situated on west King St., was opened for Divine services. It is a capacious white brick structure with large galleries running round three sides, kept in good repair externally and internally, comfortably seated, appropriately upholstered and decorated, and at present has seating capacity for 875. The cost of the building was about $25,000. The first trustees of this property were the late Messrs. John Pratt, Thos. Morrow, Peter McCallum, Sr., Wm. Jeffery and Alex. Frazer." from http://ontariogenealogy.com/Northumberland/cobourgpresbyterianchurchhistory.html
  • Occupation: 22 December 1862; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "On Monday last, W. Weller, Esq., was elected Mayor of Cobourg of the ensuing year, without opposition." from the Cobourg Sentinal newspaper archive microfilm, Cobourg Public Library, issue dated Dec 27 1862.
    "The meeting for the nomination of candidates for the Mayoralty, held in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Act, in the Town Hall, at ten o’clock last Monday morning ended in the manner which we, in common with most of our fellow townsmen, anticipated it would. There was, however, a remarkable absence of anything like interest. At ten o’clock when the meeting was opened by David Brodie, Esq., the worthy Town Clerk, scarcely a dozen persons were present. The proceedings were simple enough. Mr. Brodie briefly explained the object of the meeting and his readiness to receive nominations. It was them Moved by Asa A. Burnham, Esq., seconded by Mr. Finlay, That Wm. Weller Esq. be the Mayor of Cobourg, for the year 1863. An hour having elapsed without any other nomination, the Town Clerk declared Mr. Weller to be duly elected Mayor for the ensuing year. Mr. Weller then came forward and briefly returned thanks for the honor conferred on him, and expressed his intentions to discharge the duties of the office faithfully and well. He promised to do his utmost to keep the taxes at as low a figure as was consistent with the maintaining of the honor of the town. The meeting then quietly dissolved. We do not remember ever seeing so much apathy in regard to any public matter as on this occasion, and we must candidly say that we do not think it very creditable to the public spirit of the town. We account for it in part, by the fact that the whole thing was well known to be cut and dried before hand. But this does not wholly account for it, because we see similar frigid indifference manifested as to the composition of our Town Council, which is undoubtedly a much more important matter.
    Apropos of this, we may mention that we here that W. I. Stanton, Esq. has been named as a candidate for the South Ward. For the West Ward, Messrs. J. H. Dumble, Jos. Pidgeon, and Wm. Hargraft have been named, and in the east Ward we understand that G. S. Daintry, Esq. is likely to take the place of Mr. Ough, who has expressed a disinclination to sit any longer at the Council table. We believe Messrs. Payne and Densmore will again offer themselves, and we hope that Mr. Sutherland will also allow himself to be re-nominated. We may be able to say something more definite in regard to this important subject next week." from the Cobourg Star newspaper archive microfilm, Cobourg Public Library, issue dated Dec 27 1862.8,22
  • Occupation: 1863; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "As mayor of Cobourg in 1850, 1851, and 1863, and as a town councillor from 1852 to 1855 and again in 1857, .. " William Weller BIO by Madelein Muntz, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol 9 (http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=4768)12

Family 1: Mercy Wilcox b. 2 Nov 1804, d. 20 Aug 1843

  • Marriage*: 31 May 1820; Canton, Saint Lawrence Co., New York, U.S.A.; "1821, May 31st, William Weller married Mercy Wilcox" on note card in Madelein Muntz Colleciton, St. Catharines Museum Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V.1. (1820 or 1821?? - probably 1820 -forst child Jan 1822.)
    "William married, firstly, Mercy Wilcox of Canton on 31 May 1820. After her death, he married, secondly, Margaret McKechnie. He is alleged to have had eleven children by each of his wives." from FindaGrave - ancestry.com
    "William Weller was born in 1798 in Heinzburg, Vermont. At the age of twenty-two, he married Mercy Wilcox, daughter of a wealthy and prominent man from New York. After his marriage, Weller attended law school. After his graduation, he came to Canada and practiced law and land speculation.” from Cobourg Public Library - Weller-Family-08-09.; Principal=Mercy Wilcox4,5

Family 2: Margaret McKecknie b. 1823, d. 21 Dec 1894

  • Marriage*: 6 March 1845; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "17 March 1845: In Cobourg, on 6th inst., William Weller, to Margaret McKecknie (Rev. Thomas Alexander)" Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-1854, Toronto Herald 1842-1848, pg. 267 of 550 (ancestry.com)
    “MARRIED.; In Cobourg on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Rhos. Alexander, Wm. Weller, Esq., to Miss Margaret McKechnie.” From the Cobourg Star, Mar 12 1845, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.; Principal=Margaret McKecknie4,6,7

Citations

  1. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  5. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  6. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  7. [S139] Cobourg Star, online unknown url.
  8. [S138] Cobourg Sentinal, online unknown url.
  9. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  10. [S116] Wikipedia, online unknown url.
  11. [S137] E. C. Guillet, Cobourg 1798 - 1948.
  12. [S129] Dictionary Cdn BIOs, online unknown url.
  13. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  14. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  15. [S140] Upper Canada Gazette, online unknown url.
  16. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  17. [S61] Unknown compiler, Homesteads.
  18. [S133] Unknown subject Image, by unknown photographer.
  19. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  20. [S130] Linda Smith UEL, As Weller.
  21. [S40] Unknown agency, Ontario County Atlas.
  22. [S131] Cobourg Daily Star, online unknown url.
  23. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  24. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  25. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.

Mercy Wilcox1,2

F, #91528, b. 2 November 1804, d. 20 August 1843
  • Birth*: 2 November 1804; Winchester, Litchfield Co., Connecticut, U.S.A.; Date 1804 per Burial Info. Date June 29, 1803 & Location Winchester, Litchfield Co., Conn. per Card 001 of Madelein Muntz Collection. Date Nov 2 1804 per List of William Weller's family, from the Scrapbook section of the Madelien Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, seen Oct 5, 2016; Ref.: ALV.IV.4, 2006.73.873. Location US per 1891 Census for daughter Caroline H. Weller. Location Saint Lawrence Co., NY per family tree of jameswaters187 on ancestry.com, Dec 28 2015.
    Note: I have not put Daniel Wilcox in here as Mercy Wilcox's father because I do not see documentation that this is the correct Mercy Wilcox. There is a Mercy Wilcox, b. 1804 in Conn., dau. of Daniel Wilcox and Mehitable Wright. But someone has a death date for her in NY and I do not see this Wilcox family living anywhere near Canton, NY, which is where Mercy Wilcox is said to "of" in her marriage. Is this the right Wilcox family???3,4,5,6
  • Marriage*: 31 May 1820; Canton, Saint Lawrence Co., New York, U.S.A.; "1821, May 31st, William Weller married Mercy Wilcox" on note card in Madelein Muntz Colleciton, St. Catharines Museum Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V.1. (1820 or 1821?? - probably 1820 -forst child Jan 1822.)
    "William married, firstly, Mercy Wilcox of Canton on 31 May 1820. After her death, he married, secondly, Margaret McKechnie. He is alleged to have had eleven children by each of his wives." from FindaGrave - ancestry.com
    "William Weller was born in 1798 in Heinzburg, Vermont. At the age of twenty-two, he married Mercy Wilcox, daughter of a wealthy and prominent man from New York. After his marriage, Weller attended law school. After his graduation, he came to Canada and practiced law and land speculation.” from Cobourg Public Library - Weller-Family-08-09.; Principal=William Weller3,6
  • Death*: 20 August 1843; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Date Aug 20 1843 per Memorial. Date Aug 20 1843 per Burial Info. "DIED.; At Toronto, (to which place she had gone on a visit) on Sunday, the 29th, instant, after a short illness, which she endured with examplary patience and resignation, Mercy, wife of William Weller, Esq., of Cobourg, in the 39th year of her age. She has left a numerous family to regret her loss." from the Cobourg Star, August 23, 1843, copied from microfilm at Cobourg Public Library, Aug 5, 2016.
    Note: The death notice in the paper gives the date as "Sunday, the 29th instant" which would appear to be a mistake. The Sunday before Aug 23 is the 20th. The Burial info shows the date August 20 1843.
    "Mercy Wilcox died unexpectedly before the end of August 1843. Earlier in the month, before her death, an entry in an account book of Thomas Clench, a cabinetmaker, shows that a small hearse was provided to William Weller on August 3. No birth or death information is available, presumably for an infant. Clench was again called upon to provide a hearse, this time in August 20, when Mercy died. Her obituary in the Cobourg Star and Newcastle General Advertiser of August 23, stated that death occurred in Toronto, "to which place she had gone on a visit on Sunday 20th instant, after a short illness which she endured with examplary patience and resignation, in the 39th year of her age. She left a numerous family to regret her loss." Her tombstone in the Old Kirk Burying Ground in Cobourg bore the inscription, "Sacred to the Memory of Mercy Wilcox. Wife of Wm. Weller of Cobourg. Who Departed This Life 20th August 1843. Aged 39 y's." There were seven living children, several of whom were still quitge young at the time." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 53,7,8,9,6
  • Burial*: 22 August 1843; Old Kirk Burying Ground, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibit) Sacred; To the memory of; Mercy Weller; Who departed this life; 20 Aug. 1843; Aged 39 Years; In life Amiable, in suffering Patient, in death blessed." from a snapshot found in the Madelien Muntz Collection, ALV.IV.4, 2006.73.873, Scarpbook, St. Catharines Museum, Oct. 5, 2016. (Note: The picture in the snapshot is not readable - the inscription is too fuzzy. However, Madelein Muntz provides the inscription in her book re John Laing Weller.)
    "Her tombstone in the Old Kirk Burying Ground in Cobourg bore the inscription, "Sacred to the Memory of Mercy Wilcox. Wife of Wm. Weller of Cobourg. Who Departed This Life 20th August 1843. Aged 39 y's." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 5
    Date 1804 per FindaGrave: St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Cobourg, - Unmarked Graves - "Mercy (Wilcox) Weller, Wife of William Weller of Cobourg; Age 39 years; Died 1843-08-20" ancestry.com
    "1843, Aug 22, W. Weller, hearse" item in Thomas B. Clench's "Coffins and Funderal Charges" at Cobourg Public Library, July 20 2016. (This would be the hearse for his wife, Mercy Wilcox who died August 20th.)
    "Cemetery notes and/or description: Also known as the Old Scotch Kirk Cemetery, it was located next to the first permanent building used by St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, which used the building until 1862. While the plaque at the site indicates that 37 individuals were buried at this cemetery, one individual (Alexander Alcorn) is listed twice - therefore the total number of burials is 36. The current area reserved for the cemetery is too small to hold these many graves and it is believed that many of the original graves are located under a parking lot adjacent to the cemetery." per Findagrave for Mercy Weller - Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&GRid=35027269&CRid=2283391&3,7,10,9,6
  • Married Name: 31 May 1820; Weller
  • Census*: 1834; Conc A, Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1834 Census: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 16, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 4 males over 15; 1 male under 15; 2 females over 15; 2 females under 15 (Cobourg Census Online) (Note: Mercy would be one of two females over 15.)

Family: William Weller b. 13 May 1799, d. 21 Sep 1863

Citations

  1. Mercy Wilcox per FindaGrave & per Death Reg'n. of her son Charles Alexander Weller.
  2. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  3. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  4. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  6. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  7. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  8. [S139] Cobourg Star, online unknown url.
  9. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  10. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  11. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  12. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  13. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  14. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.

Margaret McKecknie1,2

F, #91529, b. 1823, d. 21 December 1894
  • Birth*: 1823; Bowmore, Island of Islay, Argyllshire, Scotland; "His bride was Margaret McKecknie who was born in Bowmore, on the island of Islay in Argylleshire, Scotland in 1820, and christened on April 24, 1820. It is not known when she came to Upper Canada." from "John Laing Weller, C.E., M.E.I.C.; The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 6
    Date 1823 & location Scotland per Death Reg'n. Date 1826 & location Scotland per 1891 Census. Date 1824 & location Scotland per 1881 Census. Date 1825 & location Scotland per 1870 Census. Date 1821 & location Scotland per 1861 Census. Date 1825 & location Bowmoral, Scotland per marriage reg'n. - Joseph S. Rogerson.2,4,3,5,6,7,8
  • Marriage*: 6 March 1845; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "17 March 1845: In Cobourg, on 6th inst., William Weller, to Margaret McKecknie (Rev. Thomas Alexander)" Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-1854, Toronto Herald 1842-1848, pg. 267 of 550 (ancestry.com)
    “MARRIED.; In Cobourg on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Rhos. Alexander, Wm. Weller, Esq., to Miss Margaret McKechnie.” From the Cobourg Star, Mar 12 1845, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.; Principal=William Weller2,9,10
  • Marriage*: 25 November 1882; Parry Sound, Muskoka Dist., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#007604: Groom: Joseph S. Rogerson; Age: 53; Res.: Parry Sound; Born: "Delvin to Westnay Ireland"; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Merchant; Parents: John & Mary Rogerson; Bride: Margaret Weller; Age: 57; Res.: Parry Sound; Born: Bowmoral, Scotland; Status: widowed; Parents: Duncan & Mary McKechnie; Wit.: John Knox & Lavina McNaughton, Parry Sound; Date: Nov 25 1882; Place: Parry Sound; Rel.: CE & Pres.; Performed by: Rev. R. Mosley (Ontario Marriage Registration, #007604-1882, ancestry.com); Principal=Joseph S. Rogerson11
  • Death*: 21 December 1894; Parry Sound, Muskoka Dist., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#011316: Name: Margaret Rogerson; Date: Dec 21 1894; Age: 71; Occ.: merchant; Born: "Remove Ireland =- late - Scotland; Cause: general collapse; Phys: T. S. Walton; Inf.: J. S. Rogerson; Reg'd.: Dec 22 1894; Rel.: Pres.; Reg'r.: W. L. Haight (Ontario Death Registration, #011316-1894, ancestry.com) Joseph Rogerson is a widower per the 1901 Census.12,13
  • Married Name: 6 March 1845; Weller2
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 40 at 1861 Census: see William Weller14
  • Note*: 21 September 1863; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Her husband William Weller died in Cobourg Sep 21 1863.15
  • Note: 26 September 1863; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; “Town Council.; Saturday, Sept. 26, 1863.; The Town Council met this evening by mutual agreement, and at the request of several members of the Council for Special business. Pres. – Messrs. Barr, Burke, Battell, Bensmore, Ely, Ough and Payne. In consequence of the demise of the Mayor Wm. Weller, Esq., - the Clerk after informing the Council that he had received an official notice from the family of the late Mayor, intimating his decease last Monday evening, the 21st inst., requested them to elect a Chairman for the evening. Mr. Alexander Barr, being called to the chair, stated the special business for which the Council had met, viz., to give power to the Clerk to issue a Proclamation requesting the inhabitants of the town to observe the 8th October next as a general holiday. Before doing so, it was Moved by Mr. Payne, seconded by Mr. Battell, and Resolved, - That as this is the first meeting of the Council since the decease of our respected mayor, the late Wm. Weller, Esq., we beg to record our sincere respect for the memory of the worthy citizen and lamented Head of this Council, so lately called away by death from among us; - and further, That a copy of this Resolution be handed to Mrs. Weller, accompanied with the expression of our kindest sympathy for the loss she has sustained, and our best wishes for the future welfare of herself and family. Carried, nem. Con; Resolved – That the Clerk issue a Proclamation appointing Thursday, the 8th of October next t be observed as a Holiday. The Council then adjourned.” from the Cobourg Sentinal, Oct 3, 1863, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.16
  • Residence: 1866; Division East, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Weller, Mrs. William, milliner, Division East" per City and Area Directories, 1866, Cobourg, pg. 103 of 152 - ancestry.com.2
  • Census: 24 June 1870; Ward 5, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York; Age 45 at 1870 Census: Weller, Margaret, 45, b. Scotland, house keeper; Rosa, 21, b. Cda., machinist; Wilson, 18, b. Cda., printer; Maria, 15, b. Cda., serving; Anna, 12, b. Cda., serving; James, Brian, 35, b. NY, Painter; Hall, Richard, 30, b. NY; Hound, David, 23; ?Yesen W., 26; Lett, William, 20; Collies, Henry, 20 (1870 Census: Buffalo, NY, Ward 5, pg. 142 of 424, line 10 - ancestry.com)7
  • Residence: 1879; Parry Sound, Ontario; "His widow moved to Parry Sound about 1879 and built a millinery store with residence above in 1880, on James St. The building was demolished in 1969 to make was for Stedman's store." from a letter written in 2002 by Madelien Muntz to Sister Emerilda re The Hill, where Sisters of St. Joseph were located. Madelein Muntz was a teacher in Parry Sound for many years. (Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V.3)17
  • Census: April 1881; Parry Sound, Muskoka Dist., Ontario; Age 57 at 1881 Census: Weller, Margaret, 57, b. Scotland, Scot., Pres., Milliner, widowed; Young, Mary A., 18, b. Ont., Scot., Pres., Milliner, single; Weller, John L., 18, b. Ont. Scot., Pres., Student, single; Wilson C., 28, b. Ont., Scot., Pres., Printer, single (1881 Census: Parry Sound, Parry Harbour and Parry Island, Muskoka, dist. 131, sub-dist. O, pg. 31, line 7 - ancestry.com)4
  • Married Name: 25 November 1882; Rogerson3
  • Residence*: 25 November 1882; Parry Sound, Muskoka Dist., Ontario; Residence Parry Sound per marriage reg'n. - Joseph S. Rogerson.3
  • Residence: 27 March 1889; Parry Sound, Ontario; Residence Parry Sound per death notice of the accidentaly shooting death of her son Wilson Conger Weller near Little Rock, Arkansas (per scarpbook, Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct. 5, 2016)17
  • Census: April 1891; Parry Sound, Muskoka & Parry Sound Dist., Ontario; Age 65 at 1891 Census: see Joseph Rogerson5

Family 1: William Weller b. 13 May 1799, d. 21 Sep 1863

  • Marriage*: 6 March 1845; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "17 March 1845: In Cobourg, on 6th inst., William Weller, to Margaret McKecknie (Rev. Thomas Alexander)" Marriage Notices of Ontario 1813-1854, Toronto Herald 1842-1848, pg. 267 of 550 (ancestry.com)
    “MARRIED.; In Cobourg on the 6th inst., by the Rev. Rhos. Alexander, Wm. Weller, Esq., to Miss Margaret McKechnie.” From the Cobourg Star, Mar 12 1845, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.; Principal=William Weller2,9,10

Family 2: Joseph S. Rogerson b. 19 Jul 1829

  • Marriage*: 25 November 1882; Parry Sound, Muskoka Dist., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#007604: Groom: Joseph S. Rogerson; Age: 53; Res.: Parry Sound; Born: "Delvin to Westnay Ireland"; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Merchant; Parents: John & Mary Rogerson; Bride: Margaret Weller; Age: 57; Res.: Parry Sound; Born: Bowmoral, Scotland; Status: widowed; Parents: Duncan & Mary McKechnie; Wit.: John Knox & Lavina McNaughton, Parry Sound; Date: Nov 25 1882; Place: Parry Sound; Rel.: CE & Pres.; Performed by: Rev. R. Mosley (Ontario Marriage Registration, #007604-1882, ancestry.com); Principal=Joseph S. Rogerson11

Citations

  1. Margaret McKecknie per FindaGrave Record for William Weller.
  2. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  3. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  4. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  7. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  8. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  9. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  10. [S139] Cobourg Star, online unknown url.
  11. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #007604-1882.
  12. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  13. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #011316-1894.
  14. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  15. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  16. [S138] Cobourg Sentinal, online unknown url.
  17. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.

Thomas Moore Taylor Weller1,2,3,4,5

M, #91530, b. 27 September 1840, d. 8 October 1876
  • Birth*: 27 September 1840; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1841 & location Ont. per 18671 Census. Date 1840 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1838 & location CW per 1851 Census. Date Sep 27 1840 & location Cobourg per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family.2,6,4,5
  • Baptism: 6 June 1861; St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "1861, June 6; Caroline Hapsibah Weller baptized, Cobourg, St. Peter's & Thomas Moore Taylor Weller" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V17
  • Marriage*: 9 February 1864; Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; Marriage Register: Groom: Thomas Moore Taylor Weller; Age: 24; res.: Cobourg; Born: Cda.; Parents: William & Mary Weller; Bride: Elizabath Scott Edgar; Age: 27; Res.: Napanee; Born: Cda.; Parents: David & Mary Edgar; Date: 9 Feb 1864; Place: Lennox & Addington; Microfilm: 1030060 (Ontario Marriage Registers, ancestry.com) per GEDCOM of Richard Lander (rlander@sympatico.ca) Dec 11 2015.; Principal=Elizabeth Scott Edgar3,8
  • Death*: 8 October 1876; Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.; Date Oct 8 1876 & location Kansas City, Mo. per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family.5
  • Census: 1851; Otonabee Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 13 at 1851 Census: see Robert Balmer (There is a list of young men which seem to be under the 79-year-old widowed Robert Balmer in Otonabee Twp. in the 1851 Census. The full record is" Balmer, Robt., 79, b. England, E, widowed; ?Perrin?, William, 45, b. Ireland, single; Stewart, Charles, 20, b. CW, E, other res. Douro, single; Burnham, Asa, 17, b. CW, E, other res. Cobourg; Birdsall, 16, b. CW, E, other res. Asphjodel; Weller, George, 15, b. CW, P, other res. Cobourg; Thos., 13, other res. Cobourg; Perrin, Alfred, 15, b. England, E, other res. Toronto, single (1851 Census: Otonabee Twp., Peterborough Co., pg. 105 of 179, line 31 - ancestry.com)6
  • Note*: 13 December 1859; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Transcript of the first document: From Hinesburgh, Chittenden Co., VT – Land Records – Vol. 15, 1856 – 1862, Page 419.; William Weller; Quit-Claim deed to Richard Weller; Know all men by these presents that I, William, Weller, of the Town of Cobourg in the County of Northumberland and Province of Canada, Esquire, In consideration of one dollar to me in hand paid by Richard Weller of Hinesburgh in the county of Chittenden in the State of Vermont one of the United States of America, farmer, the receipt whereof I do hereby acknowledge, have granted bargained sold released and assigned and do hereby grant bargain sell release assign and convey unto the said Richard Weller his heirs and assigns all the right title and interest whatsoever and howsoever of me the said William Weller of in to and out of all the lands tenements hereditaments and premises of which my late father David Weller did seized possession or entitled to as heir or as one of the heirs of the John Weller in his lifetime of Hinesburgh aforesaid, farmer, which said lands tenements hereditaments and premises are situate in Hinesburgh aforesaid and contain ten acres of land more or less together with the appurtenances hereto belonging.
    To have and to hold the same unto the said Richard his heirs and assigns for ever.
    In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this thirtieth day of December on thousand eight hundred and fifty nine in Cobourg. Signed sealed and delivered in presence of W. Weller ; A. R. Boswell; T. Moore Weller; Canada
    Town of Cobourg to wit. Be it remembered that on this thirtieth day of December, one thousand eight hundred and fifty-nine at the town of Cobourg in the county of Northumberland and in the Province of Canada before me the undersigned notary public in and for that of the said province formerly Upper Canada, by Royal authority duly appointed, personally appeared William Weller of Cobourg aforesaid Esquire. (A person the me well known) and then and there in my presence and in the presence of Arthur Radcliffe Boswell and Thomas Moore Weller, both of Cobourg, aforesaid gentlemen did duly sign seal execute and as his act and deed delivery the within written deed poll…
    In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal, R. A,. Weller; (Page 3) Hinesburgh Town Clerk Office Feby 1st 1860 at 4 o’clock P.M. received for record; Attest: J. F. Miles, Town Clerk; End of Deed."
    Note: This Quit Claim Deed was taken from "Descendants of Asa Weller OGS Quinte Branch Linda Smith UE" a document at Trenton Public Library, OGS Room – December 16, 2015 (Copied the first 5 pages of the larger document)
    Note: Interestingly enough, this sizeable book (bound with a duotang) contains what its title says “Descendants of Asa Weller” but the first few pages are not about Asa Weller at all but contain the Quit claim Deed of William Weller of Cobourg, who was a cousin. This document serves to confirm that William Weller’s father was David Weller and then we can see that David Weller and Eliakim Weller, Asa Weller’s father, were brothers.9
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 21 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Note: 7 December 1861; Carran Ban Race Course, Hope Twp., Harris's, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Port Hope Races.; The Fall Races came off on the Carran Race Course, at Harris's, Hope, on the 5th and 6th ult. Owing to the previous heavy rains, the course was very heavy; notwithstanding this defect, the races were beautifully contested.; First Day.; 1st Prize - $100 - Won by Mr. Martin's bay mare Cooper Mand.; 2nd - $50 - Win by Mr. Thomas Weller's brown mare, Mollie Williams.; Second Day.; 1st - Flat Race, $50 - Won in beautiful style by Mr. Weller's horse, Clarion.; ... On the 7th a private match was got up for $100, between Mr. Miller's horse, Bay Boston, and Mr. Weller's horse, Clarion. One mile. Clarion won with ease. - Port Hope Messenger." From the Cobourg Sentinal, Jul 27 1861, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.10
  • Residence*: 9 February 1864; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Cobourg per marriage register.8
  • Will*: 25 September 1866; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Will of William Weller in 1844 set out the Executors: “the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects, rights and credits of the deceased and in any way concerning his will, was granted to Thomas Moore Taylor Weller of the Town of Cobourg aforesaid, Gentleman and George James Weller of the Town of Lindsay, Attorney at Law, two of the Executors named in the said will .. “ and the final probate of the Will after his death his dated Sep 25 1866. “I John Wesley Kerr of the Town of Cobourg in the County of Northumberland, Esquire, make oath and say; That the within is a true copy of the probate of the last will and testament with codicil of the late William Weller, Esquire deceased as granted by the Surrogate Court of the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. Sworn before me at Cobourg in the said county this 25th day of September AD 1866.’ J. W. Kerr, A Commissioner” from Ontario Archives, Surrogate Court Index, GS 2 Reel 115, W's, pg. 1)
  • Census: April 1871; Cobourg, West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 30 at 1871 Census: Weller, Thomas, 30, b. Ont., Eng., Episc., Telegraph Operator, married; Elizabeth, 34, b. Ont., Eng., married; Edgar, 6; Elizabeth, 3; Caroline, 1; Edgar, Mary, 60, b. Ireland, Irish, R. Pres., widowed (1871 Census: Cobourg Town, West Northumberland Co., dist. 54, sub-dist. b-1, pg. 2, line 2 - ancestry.com)4

Family: Elizabeth Scott Edgar b. 1837, d. 9 Nov 1897

  • Marriage*: 9 February 1864; Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario; Marriage Register: Groom: Thomas Moore Taylor Weller; Age: 24; res.: Cobourg; Born: Cda.; Parents: William & Mary Weller; Bride: Elizabath Scott Edgar; Age: 27; Res.: Napanee; Born: Cda.; Parents: David & Mary Edgar; Date: 9 Feb 1864; Place: Lennox & Addington; Microfilm: 1030060 (Ontario Marriage Registers, ancestry.com) per GEDCOM of Richard Lander (rlander@sympatico.ca) Dec 11 2015.; Principal=Elizabeth Scott Edgar3,8

Citations

  1. Thomas Moore Taylor Weller per GEDCOM of Richard Lander (e-mail address) Dec 11 2015. Thomas M. J.? Weller per 1861 Census. Thomas per 1871 Census.
    "As a Thomas M. Taylor of Chatham is known to have purchased stage coaches from William Weller's Cobourg factory during that period, it is quite possible that his son was named after him." per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 100, Appendix A - The William Weller Family.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  6. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  8. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  9. [S130] Linda Smith UEL, As Weller.
  10. [S138] Cobourg Sentinal, online unknown url.

Russell Inglis Weller1,2,3,4

M, #91531, b. 2 September 1849, d. 21 December 1905
  • Birth*: 2 September 1849; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Sep 2 1849 & location Ont. urban per 1901 Census. Date 1852 & location UC per 1861 Census.2,5
  • Marriage*: 24 March 1875; Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.; " ... went to New York State at age sixteen and settled in Buffalo where he married Margaret Jane Mason and they had a daughter." from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100. per 1880 Census. Date Mar 24 1875 & location Buffalo, NY per Madelein Muntz Collection.; Principal=Margaret Jane Mason3,4,6
  • Death*: 21 December 1905; Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.; "WELLER - In this city, Dec 21, 1905, Russell Inglis Weller, son of the late Hon. William Weller of Cobourg, Ont., and husband of Margaret Mason Well and father of Jessie Weller. Funeral will take place from the family residence 371 Fourteenth street, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Friends are invited to attend." from the scrapbook,]Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct. 5, 2016, ALC.IV.4, 2006.73.873.
    "He died of pernicious anemia on December 21, 1905." from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.4,6
  • Census: April 1861; Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 11 at 1861 Census: Weller, Russell, 11, b. CW, F. C. Pres., non-resident (both Russell and Wilson Weller are living with Archibald Haggart and his wife Martha in Peterborough per the 1861 Census)2
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 9 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Note*: 1865; U.S.A.; "1865; Russell I. Weller went to USA at age 16" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V16
  • Residence: 1867; Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, U.S.A.; "1867, Russell I. Weller moved to Buffalo (age 18) after two years in USA" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V16
  • Census: 14 June 1880; Fourteenth St., Buffalo, Eire Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 31 at 1880 Census: Weller, Russell, 31, b. Cda., p.b. Vermont & Scotland, Macinist, married; Margaret, 28, b. Cda., p.b. Scotland, married; Jessie(f), 4, b. NY, p.b. Cda. (1880 Census: Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, pg. 50 of 97, - Fourtheeth Street - ancestry.com)3
  • Residence: 27 March 1889; Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.; Residence Buffalo NY per death notice of his brother Wilson Conger Weller who was accidentaly shot to death near Little Rock, Arkansas. (per scarpbook, Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct. 5, 2016)6
  • Residence*: 1899; Parry Sound, Muskoka Dist., Ontario; "Weller, Russell, dry goods" Canada, City and Area Directories, 1819-1906, Parry Sound, 1899, pg. 79 of 83 (ancestry.com)7
  • Census: April 1901; Parry Sound, Muskoka & Parry Sound Dist., Ontario; Age 52 at 1901 Census: Weller, Russell, 52, b. Ont. u. Sep 2 1849, Eng., Pres., Merchant, married; Rogerson, Joseph, 71, b. Irerland Jul 19 1829, immig. 1846, Irish, CE, lodger, widowed; Millen, Annie, 35, b. Ont. r. Feb 7 1866, Eng., CE, Milliner, widowed; Maud, 10, b. Calgary, N.W.T. Jul 26 1890, Eng., Ce, student (1901 Census: Parry Sound Town, Muskoka & Parry Sound Dist., dist. 91, sub-dist. ?C-2, pg. 13, line 21 - ancestry.com)5

Family: Margaret Jane Mason b. 1852

  • Marriage*: 24 March 1875; Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.; " ... went to New York State at age sixteen and settled in Buffalo where he married Margaret Jane Mason and they had a daughter." from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100. per 1880 Census. Date Mar 24 1875 & location Buffalo, NY per Madelein Muntz Collection.; Principal=Margaret Jane Mason3,4,6

Citations

  1. Russell Weller per 1880 Census. Russell J. Weller per 1861 Census. Russel Inglis Weller from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  4. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  5. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  7. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Wilson Conger Weller1,2,3,4

M, #91532, b. 10 May 1854, d. 27 March 1889
  • Birth*: 10 May 1854; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1853 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1852 & location Cda. per 1870 Census. Date 1854 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date May 10 1854 from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100. Date May 10 1852 per Madelein Muntz Collection.2,3,5,4,6
  • Death*: 27 March 1889; Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.; "Accidentaly Killed While Hunting; Special Dispatch to the Globe-Democrat; Little Rock, Ark.: March 27. - between 1 and 2 o'clock this morning Alderman Wilson Weller, W. O. Thomas, proprietor of the Opera House; Charles H. Lewis and R. H. Courney, of the general ticket office of the Little Rock and Memphis Railroad; Chief of Police Frank Botsford and James E. Gibson left this city for Carlisle on a hunting expedition. Shortly after noon to-day information reached Little Rock that Alderman Weller had been accidentally shot and instantly killed. Later information confirmed this report, and the details were as follows: When they had reached a point on the prairie, about five miles from Carlisle, the horses attached to the hack in which they were riding became frightened and made a short turn. In doing so Mr. Courtney was thrown from the vehicle over the hind wheel. His gun stuck the wheel and was discharged. Its entire contents entered the back of Mr. Weller's head, killing him instantly. The deceased has been a resident of Little Rock for the past ten years, coming here and accepting a position as compositor on one of the daily papers of this city. For several years past he has represented the Fourth Ward in the City Council and was a candidate for re-election next Tuesday, and so popular was he with all cleases that he had no opposition. He was about 38 years of age and unmarried. His mother, who lives at Parry Sound, Ont., and his brother, Russell I. Weller, living at Buffalo, N.Y., have been notified of his death." from the scrapbook,]Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct. 5, 2016, ALC.IV.4, 2006.73.873.
    Date Mar 27 1889 from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.4,6
  • Census: April 1861; Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 9 at 1861 Census: Weller, Wilson, 9, b. CW, F. C. Pres., non-resident (both Russell and Wilson Weller are living with Archibald Haggart and his wife Martha in Peterborough per the 1861 Census)2
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 7 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Census: 24 June 1870; Ward 5, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 18 at 1870 Census: see Margaret Weller (mother)5
  • Census: 1 June 1875; Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 26 at 1875 State Census: Weller, Wilson, 26, b. Cda., husband, day labourer, married; Abba, 21, b. Cda., wife, married; Hiram, 3? 9/12, b. Jefferson (875 Census: Alexandria, Jefferson Co., New York, First Electoral District, pg. 10 of 24, line 37 - ancestry.com)
    Note: Age is off a bit - age 26?? makes birth 1849 -- is this the same guy??5
  • Census: April 1881; Parry Sound, Muskoka Dist., Ontario; Age 28 at 1881 Census: see Margaret Weller (mother)3

Citations

  1. Wilson Conger Weller from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100. Wilson C. Weller per 1881 Census.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  5. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  6. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.

Charles Alexander Weller1,2,3,4,5

M, #91533, b. 29 March 1830, d. 5 June 1909
  • Birth*: 29 March 1830; York, York Co., Ontario; Date Mar 29 1830 & location Toronto per Death Reg'n. - age 79y 2m 7d at death Jun 5 1909. Date Mar 29 1830 & location Ont. rural per 1901 Census. Date 1830 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1830 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1831 & location UC per 1861 Census - in North Monaghan Twp. Date 1829 & location UC per 1861 Census - in Cobourg.2,5,4,3,6
  • Marriage*: before 1854; Ontario; per 18671 Census.; Principal=Martha Jane Gilchrist5
  • Death*: 5 June 1909; 271 Reid St., Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#025864: Name: Charles Alexander Weller; Date: Jun 5 1909; Age: 79y 2m 7d; Res.: 271 Reid St., Peterboro; Status: widowed; Occ.: County Judge; Parents: William Weller & Mercy Wilcox, both born USA; Cause: arterio sclerosis, several years; Phys.: Dr. Eastwood; Inf.: Charles Dean, 271 Reid St. Peterborough; Reg'd.: Jun 7 1909 (Ontario Death Registration, #025864-1909, ancestry.com)7
  • Burial*: 7 June 1909; Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; OCFA: Name: Weller, Charles Alexander; Cemetery: Little Lake, Peterborough, Sec B; County: Peterborough; Township: Monaghan West; Ref.: KW-P-217-B (Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, Weller, Charles - http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php)8
  • Census: 1834; Conc A Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1834 Census: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 16, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 4 males over 15; 1 male under 15; 2 females over 15; 2 females under 15 (Cobourg Census Online)(Charles may be the one male under 15 - the older boys are off at school??)
  • Census: 1840; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1840 Census: might Charles be one of 3 males under 16?? - He appears to be 17??
  • Note*: 17 February 1840; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; On this day, Feb 17 1840, William Weller, The Stagecoach King, began his famous drive from Toronto to Montreal, taking the Governor General the distance in 36 hours and 40 minutes. The son, Charles Alexander Weller, would have been 10 at the time so not involved. (Dan Buchanan)
  • Census: April 1861; North Monaghan Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 30 at 1861 Census: Weller, Charles Alexander, 30, b. UC, CE, Lawyer, married; Martha Jane, 28, b. UC, CE, married; Henry B., 7, b. UC, CE; Eliza, 5; Nelson, Catherine, 18, b. Eng., F. Ch., servant, single; Sherin, Rebecca, 15, b. UC, WM, servant, single; Tampany?, George, 20, b. Eng., CE, servant, single; Weller, George James, 22, b. UC, CE, Student at law, single (1861 Census: North Monaghan Twp., Peterborough Co., pg. 267 of 593, line 6 - ancestry.com)2
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 32 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Census: April 1871; North Monaghan Twp., West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 41 at 1871 Census; Weller, Charles, 41, b. Ont., CE, Eng., Barrister, married; Martha J., 38, b. Ont., CE, Scot., married; Harry B., 17, b. Ont., CE, Eng.; Eliza, 15 (1871 Census: North Monaghan Twp., West Peterborough Co., dist. 56, sub-dist. b, pg. 20, line 4 - ancestry.com)5
  • Census: April 1881; Peterborough, West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 51 at 1881 Census: Weller, Charles A., 51, b. Ont., Eng., CE, Barrister, married; Martha J., 48, b. Ont., Scot., CE, married; Eliza, 24, b. Ont.. Eng., CE, single (1881 Census: Peterborough Town, West Peterborough Co., dist. 126, sub-dist. a-2, pg. 45, line 5 - ancestry.com)4
  • Residence: 1884; Simcoe St., Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; "Weller, Charles A.... n Simcoe w Geo 16 ..... Freeholder" Canada, City and Area Directories, 1884, Peterborough - pg. 24 of 110 - ancestry.com)9
  • Residence*: 1885; Simcoe & Water St., Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; "Weller, Charles A., Solicitor for the Bank of Toronto, Master and Deputy Registrar in Chancery, Barrister, County Attorney and Clerk of the Peace, cor Simcoe and Water" Canada, City and Area Directories 1819-1906, 1885 - Peterborough, pg. 409 of 953 - ancestry.com)9
  • Census: April 1901; Peterborough, West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 71 at 1901 Census: Weller, Charles C.?, 71, b. Ont. r. Mar 29 1830, Eng., CE, Judge, widower; Dene, Eliza, 37, b. Ont. u. Nov 5 1864, Eng., CE, daughter, married; William W., 17, b. Ont. u. 20 ?? 1886, bank clerk, grandson; Hazel, 14, b. Ont. u. Oct 29 1887, grand-daughter; Lilian B., 10, b. Ont. u. Mar 9 1891, grand-daughter; Chas. F., 8, b. Ont. u. Apr ? 14 1893, grandson; Weller, Earl, 13, b. Ont. u. May 8 1888, grandson (1901 Census: Peterborough Town, West Peterborough Co., dist. 107, sub-dist. D-9, pg. 7, line 16 - ancestry.com)6

Family: Martha Jane Gilchrist b. 7 Oct 1832, d. 1898

Citations

  1. Charles Alexander Weller per Death Reg'n. & 1861 Census - North Monaghan. Charles A. Weller per 1861 & 1871 & 1881 Census.
  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. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  7. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #025864-1909.
  8. [S47] Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, online unknown url.
  9. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

George James Weller1,2,3

M, #91534, b. 6 May 1838, d. 14 February 1901
  • Birth*: 6 May 1838; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1839 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1836 & location CW per 1851 Census. Date 1838 & location Cobourg per Marriage Register. Date May 6 1838 per List of William Weller's family, from the Scrapbook section of the Madelien Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, seen Oct 5, 2016; Ref.: ALV.IV.4, 2006.73.873.
    Date May 6 1838 & location Cobourg per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family.2,4,5,6,7
  • Marriage*: 12 July 1864; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Register: Groom: George James Weller; Age: 26; Res.: Lindsay; Born: Cobourg; Parents: William Weller & Mercy Wilcox; Bride: Helen Scott; Age: 24; Res. & Born: Cobourg; Parents: Thomas Scott & Corintha Strong; Date: Jul 12 1864; Place: Cobourg (Ontario Marriage Registers, ancestry.com); Principal=Helen Scott6
  • Death*: 14 February 1901; Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.A.; Date Feb 14 1901 & location Kansas City per Findagrave. Date Feb 14 1901 per List of William Weller's family, from the Scrapbook section of the Madelien Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, seen Oct 5, 2016; Ref.: ALV.IV.4, 2006.73.873.
    Date Feb 14 1901 & location Kansas City, Mo. per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family.5,8,7
  • Burial*: 18 February 1901; Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri, U.S.A.; "Birth: unknown, Canada; Death: Feb. 14, 1901, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA; MISSOURI, DEATH RECORDS, 1834-1910
    KANSAS CITY, JACKSON, MISSOURI, ORIGINAL: # 1080; GEO. J. WELLER; Male, white, single; 62 years (about 1839) born in Canada; Death: 14 Feb 1901; Place: City Hospital; Cause: Tuberculosis; Dr. O.H. Parker; UNION CEMETERY RECORDS; GEORGE J. WELLER; Burial: Feb 18, 1901; Undertaker: Stewart; Fee: $8; Section 13.1 Row 9 Grave 27; Burial: Union Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA; Plot: Section 13.1 Row 9 Grave 27 (Unmarked grave); Created by: DKOWN; Record added: Mar 27, 2014; Find A Grave Memorial# 126992296" from Findagrave8
  • Census: 1840; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1840 Census: George would be one of 3 males under 16
  • Census: 1851; Otonabee Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 15 at 1851 Census: see Robert Balmer (There is a list of young men which seem to be under the 79-year-old widowed Robert Balmer in Otonabee Twp. in the 1851 Census. The full record is" Balmer, Robt., 79, b. England, E, widowed; ?Perrin?, William, 45, b. Ireland, single; Stewart, Charles, 20, b. CW, E, other res. Douro, single; Burnham, Asa, 17, b. CW, E, other res. Cobourg; Birdsall, Richard, 16, b. CW, E, other res. Asphodel; Francis, 15; Weller, George, 15, b. CW, P, other res. Cobourg; Thos., 13, other res. Cobourg; Perrin, Alfred, 15, b. England, E, other res. Toronto, single (1851 Census: Otonabee Twp., Peterborough Co., pg. 105 of 179, line 31 - ancestry.com)4
  • Census: April 1861; North Monaghan Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 22 at 1861 Census: see Charles Alexander Weller (brother)2
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 22 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Residence*: 12 July 1864; Lindsay, Victoria Co., Ontario; Residence Lindsay per Marriage Register.6
  • Will*: 25 September 1866; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Will of William Weller in 1844 set out the Executors: “the administration of all and singular the personal estate and effects, rights and credits of the deceased and in any way concerning his will, was granted to Thomas Moore Taylor Weller of the Town of Cobourg aforesaid, Gentleman and George James Weller of the Town of Lindsay, Attorney at Law, two of the Executors named in the said will .. “ and the final probate of the Will after his death his dated Sep 25 1866. “I John Wesley Kerr of the Town of Cobourg in the County of Northumberland, Esquire, make oath and say; That the within is a true copy of the probate of the last will and testament with codicil of the late William Weller, Esquire deceased as granted by the Surrogate Court of the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. Sworn before me at Cobourg in the said county this 25th day of September AD 1866.’ J. W. Kerr, A Commissioner” from Ontario Archives, Surrogate Court Index, GS 2 Reel 115, W's, pg. 1)
  • Residence: 1870; U.S.A.; George James Weller's son Charles H. Weller is shown to have immigrated to the US in 1870 - per 1910 Census.9

Family: Helen Scott b. 1840

  • Marriage*: 12 July 1864; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Marriage Register: Groom: George James Weller; Age: 26; Res.: Lindsay; Born: Cobourg; Parents: William Weller & Mercy Wilcox; Bride: Helen Scott; Age: 24; Res. & Born: Cobourg; Parents: Thomas Scott & Corintha Strong; Date: Jul 12 1864; Place: Cobourg (Ontario Marriage Registers, ancestry.com); Principal=Helen Scott6

Citations

  1. George James Weller per 1861 Census. George Taylor Weller per second record in Cobourg Images with picture of this child.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S133] Unknown subject Image, by unknown photographer.
  4. [S11] Unknown author, 1851 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  6. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  7. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  8. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  9. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  10. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  11. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.

Lorenzo Reed "Lolo" Weller1,2,3,4,5

M, #91535, b. 21 January 1822, d. 23 September 1901

  • Birth*: 21 January 1822; Canton, Saint Lawrence Co., New York, U.S.A.; Date Jan 21 1822 & location Canton, NY per Death Notice. Date Jan 1821 & location NY per 1900 Census. Date 1824 & location NY per 1880 Census. Date 1821 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date Jan 21 1822 & location Clinton, NY per Death Notice in Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette.2,4,6
  • Marriage*: 4 October 1843; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "At Brighton, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Thos. Alexander, Mr. L. R. Weller, of Cobourg, to Miss Corinthia, youngest daughter of Joseph Bettes, Esq., of Brighton." from The Chronicle & Gazette, Oct 7, 1843, pg. 3 of 8, Google News - https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=6_6x9JMR98MC&dat=18431007&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
    Date 1844 per family tree of treeclimber220486 on ancestry.com, Dec 28 2015. per 1900 Census. per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.; Principal=Corintha D. Bettes3,4,7
  • Death*: 23 September 1901; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A.; "An Old Resident Dead.; After Long Suffering L. R. Weller; Passed Quietly Away; L. R. Weller, aged 79 years died at the home of his son, W. L. Weller, 852 Fifth Avenue, last evening at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of years. The elderly gentleman had a large circle of acquaintances in Cedar Rapids and vicinity, having lived here for the past thirty-five years and though he has been near death's door for some time the announcement of the end will come as a shock to many. It was not until Friday, however, that fears were entertained for his end, for though he has been an invalid for so long he had prospects for many months of life. The sudden change in the weather brought on pneumonia and this combined with old age was more than the patient's frail constitution could stand. Death came in a peaceful, quiet manner. He closed his eyes in sleep and never awoke to know or more suffering or pain. All yesterday afternoon he slumbered and those about him were given hopes that he would master the attack of pneumonia. In the evening, however, he commenced to sink and at 8:30 pm life had departed. Up to the time of the end his mind was clear and active, but he was deprived of much pleasure, which might have come to him in this lonely hours, by having lost the use of his eyes. His sight was affected some years back, but he did not become blind until about twelve months ago. Besides his many friends there remain to mourn his death his wife, three sons and four daughters. The sons are J. H. Weller of Minneapolis and George A. and W. L. of this city. the daughters are Mrs. F. A. Simmons of Minneapolis, Mrs. J. C. McClelland of Worcester, O., Mrs. G. C.? ?Lenterman? of Cedar Rapids and Miss Kate Weller, who makes her home with her brother W. L. Weller. The funeral will be held Thursday, but because of the fact that all of the friends and relatives have not as yet been heard from the final arrangements have not been completed. Lorenzo R. Weller was born in Clinton, N.Y., January 21, 1822. From there he moved to Canada, where he lived for some time, but thirty-five years ago, he brought his family here and has since been a resident. He was at one time connected with the Cereal mill and also the B. C. R. & N. but for years he has not been in active employment." (9-24-1901 Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette) Death Notice image file taken from FindaGrave - Dec 12 2015.6
  • Burial*: 25 September 1901; Oak Hill Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.A.; Burial Oak Hills Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa per FindAGrave.6
  • Census: 1834; Conc A, Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1834 Census: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 16, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 4 males over 15; 1 male under 15; 2 females over 15; 2 females under 15 (Cobourg Census Online)(Lorenzo would be the one male under 15)
  • Census: 1840; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1840 Census: Lorenzo might be one of 5 males over 16 - he would be 18.
  • Note: 17 February 1840; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; On this day, Feb 17 1840, William Weller, The Stagecoach King, began his famous drive from Toronto to Montreal, taking the Governor General the distance in 36 hours and 40 minutes. The eldest son, Lorenzo Reed Weller, would have been 18 at the time so may not have been involved. (Dan Buchanan)
  • Residence: 4 October 1843; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Cobourg per marr. notice.
  • Note: 18 June 1845; Forester Steamboat, Rice Lake, Ontario; Commander of Forester on Rice Lake: “Cobourg and the Rice Lake.- How very frequently do people travel from home in search of the pleasure derived from change of scene, and at the same time neglect the beauties of their own immediate neighborhood; this remark is applicable to many residing along the front of this District, who have never thought it worth their while even to enquire concerning the great line of Lakes to the northward, the scenery of which fully equals any thing that can be found at a distance. At present every convenience is afforded for a pleasure trip which will well repay you – Mr. Weller starts a six horse coach every morning for the Rice Lake, with an excellent most careful driver, where it meets the Forester steamboat; this boat is under the command of Mr. Weller, Jr., and his attention to his passengers and punctuality in the delivery of freight are earning him not only favour from the public in the shape of praise, but also, we are glad to hear, in a more substantial form.” From the Cobourg Star, June 18 1845, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.
    Note: I am assuming that "Mr. Weller, Jr." is not William Henry Weller, but Lorenzo Reed Weller, who is defintely shown to be the Captain of the Forest in 1846.8
  • Note*: 6 May 1846; Forester Steamboat, Rice Lake, Ontario; “THE STEAMER; FORESTER,; Capt. L. R. Weller,; Will leave Peterboro’ every morning, (Sundays excepted) for Gore Landing and the head of Rice Lake, arriving at 12 o’clock, noon, meeting the Stages from Cobourg and Port Hope, and returning the same evening.; THE STAGES; Running in connection with the boat, leave Cobourg every morning at 8 o’clock, and Port Hope at 9 o’clock, A.M.; Teams always in readiness to convey freight to and from the boat.; W. Weller, Proprietor.; Peterboro’, May 6th, 1846. 38” From the Cobourg Star, June 10, 1846, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.8
  • Note: May 1847; Forester Steamboat, Rice Lake, Ontario; "THE STEAMER FORESTER,; Captain L. R. Weller, ; Will leave Peterborough every morning (Sundays excepted), for Gore’s Landing and the head of Rice Lake, arriving at 12 o’clock, noon, meeting the Stages from Cobourg and Port Hope, and returning the same evening. The Stages running in connection with the Boat, leave Cobourg every morning at 8 o’clock, and Port Hope at 9 o’clock. Teams always in readiness to convey Freight to and from the Boat.; Cobourg, May, 1847. 35” From the Cobourg Star, Sept 1, 1847, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.8
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 40 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Residence*: 1863; U.S.A.; Move to US 1863 per 1900 Census.4
  • Immigration*: 1866; Cedar Rapdis, Cedar Rapids Co., Iowa, U.S.A.; "Lorenzo R. Weller was born in Clinton, N.Y., January 21, 1822. From there he moved to Canada, where he lived for some time, but thirty-five years ago, he brought his family here and has since been a resident." per Death Notice.9
  • Census: 1 June 1880; Ward 2, Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, U.S.A.; Age 56 at 1880 Census: Weller, Lorenzo R., 56, b. NY, p.b. NY, BookKeeper, married; Corinthia, 54, b. NY, p.b. Cda. & NY, married; Wm. L., 33, b. Cda., p.b. NY & NY, Druggist, single; Kate, 18, b. Cda., p.b. NY, daughter, single; George, 17, b. Cda., p.b. NY, Clerk in Store, single (1880 Census: Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, Ward 2, pg. 22 of 52, line 45 - ancestry.com)4
  • Census: 4 June 1900; Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Co., Iowa, U.S.A.; Age 78 at 1900 Census: Weller, Lorenzo R., 78, b. NY, p.b. Cda. Eng., Retired Bookkeeper, married; Corintha B., 76, b. NY, p.b. Cda. Eng., married; William S., 53, b. Cda. Eng., p.b. NY, immig. 1863 - in US 37 yrs., NA, Druggist, single; Kate E., 37, b. Cda. Eng., p.b. NY, immig. 1863, 37 yrs in US, single (1900 Census: Cedar Rapdis City, Cedar Rapids Co., Iowa, pg. 12 of 40, line 1 - ancestry.com)4

Family: Corintha D. Bettes b. Feb 1824

  • Marriage*: 4 October 1843; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "At Brighton, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Thos. Alexander, Mr. L. R. Weller, of Cobourg, to Miss Corinthia, youngest daughter of Joseph Bettes, Esq., of Brighton." from The Chronicle & Gazette, Oct 7, 1843, pg. 3 of 8, Google News - https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=6_6x9JMR98MC&dat=18431007&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
    Date 1844 per family tree of treeclimber220486 on ancestry.com, Dec 28 2015. per 1900 Census. per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.; Principal=Corintha D. Bettes3,4,7

Citations

  1. L. R. Weller per 1861 Census. Lorenzo Reed Weller per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (e-mail address) Dec 11 2015. Lorenzo R. Weller per 1880 & 1900 Census. Nickname "Lolo" per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  4. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  5. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  6. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.
  7. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  8. [S139] Cobourg Star, online unknown url.
  9. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.

Mary Olivia "Olive" Weller1,2,3,4

F, #91536, b. 26 July 1854, d. 4 October 1870
  • Birth*: 26 July 1854; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1855 & location Cda. per 1870 Census. Date 1856 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date Jul 26 1854 from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.2,3,4
  • Death*: 4 October 1870; Buffalo, New York, U.S.A.; Date Oct 4 1870 from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.4
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 5 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Census: 24 June 1870; Ward 5, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 15 at 1870 Census: see Margaret Weller (mother)3

Citations

  1. Maria Weller per 1870 Census. Mary Weller per 1861 Census. Mary Olive Weller from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  4. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.

Annie Brodie Weller1,2,3,4,5

F, #91537, b. 21 July 1858, d. 5 August 1873
  • Birth*: 21 July 1858; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1858 & location Cda. per 1870 Census. Date 1858 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date Jul 21 1858 from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.2,4,5
  • Death*: 5 August 1873; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date Aug 5 1873 - date of Burial is Aug 7 per CEMSearch record.3
  • Burial*: 7 August 1873; Union Cemetery, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; CEMSearch: Name: Annie Weller; Born: - ; Died- ; Notes: Buried Aug 7 1873; Buried: Cobourg Union Cemetery, Cobourg, Elgin St. W., Sec B Row 6 Plot 34; Other names: William Weller
    Note: Guessing that Annie Weller is the daughter of William Weller.3
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 3 at 1861 Census: see William Weller2
  • Census: 24 June 1870; Ward 5, Buffalo, Erie Co., New York, U.S.A.; Age 12 at 1870 Census: see Margaret Weller (mother)4

Citations

  1. Annie Weller per CEMSearch. Anna Weller per 1870 Census. Annie Brodie Weller from John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family and pg. 100.
  2. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S39] Unknown name of person unknown record type, unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  4. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  5. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.

Eliza Melissa "Dabbie" Weller1,2,3,4,5

F, #91538, b. 11 March 1832, d. 8 March 1919
  • Birth*: 11 March 1832; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1832 & location Cobourg per Death Reg'n. Date Mar 1831 & location Ont. per 1911 Census. Date Mar 11 1833 & location Ont. urban per 1901 Census. Date 1832 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1832 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1833 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1833 & location UC per 1861 Census. per Marriage Register. Date Mar 11 1832 per List of William Weller's family, from the Scrapbook section of the Madelien Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, seen Oct 5, 2016; Ref.: ALV.IV.4, 2006.73.873.Date Mar 11 1832 & location Ont. per family tree of Ingrid Williams, Dec 12 2015.2,3,4,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
  • Marriage*: 26 November 1850; St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "On the morning of the 26th ult., at St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, George McKenzie Clark, of Newcastle, barrister at law, & Eliza Melissa, youngest daughter of William Weller, Mayor of Cobourg. (Rev. Dr. McNab)" Ontario Marriage Notices (1830-1856), The Church, Toronto, January 1850-July 1852 (ancestry.com); Principal=George McKenzie Clark2
  • Death*: 8 March 1919; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#023407: Name: Eliza Melissa Clark; Date: Mar 8 1919; Age: 87; Res. & Born: Cobourg; Status: widowed; Father: William Weller; Mother: - ; Cause: influenza, bronchitis, 4 weeks; Phys.: Dr. Lapp; Inf.: I. D. Williams, Toronto; Reg'd.: Mar 10 1919; Reg;r.: Ben Ewing, Cobourg (Ontaria Death Registration, #023407-1919, ancestry.com) Date Mar 8 1919 per family tree of Ingrid Williams, Dec 12 2015.6,13
  • Burial*: 11 March 1919; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Per Death Reg'n.7
  • Census: 1834; Conc A, Lot 16, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1834 Census: Name: William Weller; Location: Conc A, Lot 16, 1/4 acres cult.; People: 4 males over 15; 1 male under 15; 2 females over 15; 2 females under 15 (Cobourg Census Online)(Eliza would be one of 2 females under 15)
  • Census: 1837; Conc C Lot 17, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario; 1837 Census: Eliza may be one of 3 females under 15.
  • Married Name: 26 November 1850; Clark2
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 28 at 1861 Census: see George M. Clark3
  • Census: April 1871; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 38 at 1871 Census: see George M. Clark4
  • Census: April 1881; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 49 at 1881 Census: see George M. Clark11
  • Census: April 1891; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 59 at 1891 Census: see George M. Clark8
  • Census: April 1901; Cobourg, West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 69 at 1901 Census: Clark, Eliza, 69, b. Ont. u. Mar 11 1833, CE, Eng., widowed; Dennis, Clark G., 19, b. Ont. u. Feb 13 1882, CE, Eng., grandson; Lenor, 15, b. Ont. u. Sep 3 1886, granddaughter; Oliver, 11, b. Ont. u. Nov 24 1890, grandson (1901 Census: Cobourg Town, West Northumberland Co., dist. 96, sub-dist. B-1, pg. 14, line 45 - ancestry.com)9
  • Census: 26 June 1911; Cobourg, West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 79 at 1911 Census: Clark, Eliza, 79, b. Ont. Mar 1831, Eng., Anglican, widowed; ?Bolson?, Mabel, 24, b. Ont. Jun 1886, Irish, Anglican, maid, single; ?Naren?, May, 26, b. Ont. Sep 1884, Irish, Anglican, domestic, single; Willey, Caroline, 82, b. Ont. Feb 1828, Eng., Anglican, sister, single (1911 Census: Cobourg Town, West Northumberland Co., dist. 102, sub-dist. 2 - 1, pg. 11, line 23 - ancestry.com)10

Family: George McKenzie Clark b. 14 Apr 1828, d. 9 Nov 1904

  • Marriage*: 26 November 1850; St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "On the morning of the 26th ult., at St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, George McKenzie Clark, of Newcastle, barrister at law, & Eliza Melissa, youngest daughter of William Weller, Mayor of Cobourg. (Rev. Dr. McNab)" Ontario Marriage Notices (1830-1856), The Church, Toronto, January 1850-July 1852 (ancestry.com); Principal=George McKenzie Clark2

Citations

  1. Eliza Melissa Weller per Marriage Register. Eliza M. per 1861 & 1871 Census. Nickname "Dabbie" per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family.
  2. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  6. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  7. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  8. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  9. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  10. [S60] Unknown author, 1911 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  11. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  12. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  13. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #023407-1919.

George McKenzie Clark1,2,3,4,5

M, #91539, b. 14 April 1828, d. 9 November 1904

  • Birth*: 14 April 1828; Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario; Date Apr 14 1828 per Memorial. Date 1828 & location Ont. per 1891 Census. Date 1828 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1829 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1828 & location UC per 1861 Census. per Marriage Register. Date Apr 14 1828 & location Belleville per family tree of Ellenthorne44 on ancestry.com, Dec 31 2015.2,3,4,5,6,7,8
  • Marriage*: 26 November 1850; St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "On the morning of the 26th ult., at St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, George McKenzie Clark, of Newcastle, barrister at law, & Eliza Melissa, youngest daughter of William Weller, Mayor of Cobourg. (Rev. Dr. McNab)" Ontario Marriage Notices (1830-1856), The Church, Toronto, January 1850-July 1852 (ancestry.com); Principal=Eliza Melissa "Dabbie" Weller2
  • Death*: 9 November 1904; King St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#019618: Name: George McKenzie Clark; Date: Nov 9 1904; Age: 76; Res.: King St., Cobourg; Status: widowed; Occ.: Judge; Born: Cda.; Cause: diabetes melitus, 5 yrs.; Phys. & Inf.: G. H. Field; Re;.: CE; Reg'd.: Nov 10 1904; Reg'r.: D. W. Minaker, Cobourg (Ontario Death Registration, #019618-1904, ancestry.com) Date Nov 9 1904 per Memorial. Date Nov 9 1904 & location Northumberland Co. per family tree of Ingrid Williams, Dec 12 2015. per family tree of Ellenthorne44 on ancestry.com, Dec 31 2015.6,9,8
  • Burial*: 11 November 1904; Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Memorial: (See Exhibits) In Loving Memory of; George McKenzie Clark; Born April 14th 1828; Died Nov. 9th 1904; CLARK (Heritage Cemetery of St. Peter, Cobourg, July 20, 2016)8
  • Residence*: 26 November 1850; Newcastle, Ontario; Residence Newcastle per marriage register.2
  • Residence: 29 December 1853; Conc A Lot 14, Hamilton Twp., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Land Registry Records (Deed Poll 610) show that George M. Clark acquired from Agnes Heath 50 acres of the SE 1/4 of Lot 14, Conc A, Ins. Date Dec 29 1853, Reg'n. Date Jun 19 1854 (Land Registry Records, Ontario Archives, Hamilton Twp., Northumberland Co., Cobourg (Cottesmore Ave. is the east boundary of Cobourg and Lot 14 is on the WEST side of Cottesmore, so in Cobouorg. This land would soon be advertised as attractive lots near the town and purchased by many different people.)10
  • Note: 13 November 1854; Cottesmore Ave., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Ad in the Cobourg Star: "PUBLIC AUCTION.; OF; TOWN LOTS.; ON THURSDAY, 30TH NOVEMBER, INST.; 26 BUILDING LOTS.; On Cottesmore Avenue, in Cobourg.; Will be offered for sale at Public Auction.; Terms.- One fourth cash or approved notes at six months, balance on or before 1st Sep, 1858, with interest half yearly.; Sale to take place on the ground at 11 A.M.; Plans may be seen and further information obtained at the Office of the proprietor; George M. Clark.; Cobourg, Nov. 13th, 1854. 2w13" From Cobourg Star, Nov 29, 1854, microfilm, Cobourg Public Library.11
  • Census*: April 1861; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 33 at 1861 Census: Clark, George N., 33, b. UC, CE, Judge, married; Eliza M., 28, b. UC, CE, married; Anne, 42, b. England, CE, married; Harriet J., 19, b. UC, CE, single; Caroline, 10; Jessie(f), 7 (1861 Census: Cobourg Town, Northumberland Co., pg. 420 of 899, line 28 - ancestry.com)3
  • Note*: 15 October 1862; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Cobourg & Peterboro’ Railway; Notice is hereby given, in pursuance of the Act 25th Vict., Chap. 58, that the undersigned, Arbitrators appointed under the said Act, will, on Monday, the Fifteenth day of December next, at ten o’clock in the forenoon, at the Chambers of William Henry Weller, Esquire, in Victoria Hall, in the town of Cobourg, proceed to enquire into and ascertain the present value of the Railway, and all property of the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway Company, comprising the real property, franchises, corporate rights, and personal property of the said Company, and the amounts and priorities of all claims of Bond-holders or creditors against the said Company, or against the property of the said Company. Any person interested as a Bondholder, Creditor or Stockholder may appear and give evidence before us. Dated this 15th day of October, 1862.;      R. M. Boucher; George M. Clark; W. H. Weller; 7w44; Arbitrators" from The Cobourg Star archive microfilm, Cobourg Public Library, issue dated Oct 29, 1862, copied July 2 2016.11
  • Residence: 1869; Strathmore, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Strathmore - home of Judge George Mackenzie Clark, Cobourg, Ontario, Canada; Judge George Mackenzie Clark, a successful lawyer, local politician, staunch Conservative, and personal friend of Sir John A. Macdonald, purchased the future site of Brookside School in 1869. His wife was the daughter of William Weller. Initially this purchase totaled 180 acres, but it was immediately subdivided into smaller parcels and sold. Judge Clark retained 24 1/2 acres, upon which he eventually constructed Strathmore. Although the exact date of construction is unknown, Strathmore was recorded on site in 1878. Judge Clark subsequently sold this property to Charles Donnelly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1904. Ellenthorne44 originally shared this on 06 Feb 2015" from ancestry.com12
  • Occupation*: 1871; Henry St., Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "Clark, George M., Judge, Division Court, Henry" from Canada, City and Area Directories, 1871, Cobourg, pg. 25 of 97 - ancestry.com)12
  • Census: April 1871; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 42 at 1871 Census: Clark, George M., 42, b. Ont., Eng., CE, District Court Judge, married; Eliza M., 38, b. Ont., Eng., CE, married; Carrie, 19; Jessie, 17 (1871 Census: Cobourg Town, Northumberland Co., dist. 54, sub-dist. b-3, pg. 67, line 13 - ancestry.com)4
  • Residence: 29 March 1881; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Informant for Death Reg'n. of his brother-in-law William Henry Weller.13
  • Census: April 1881; Hamilton Twp., Northumberland West Co., Ontario; Age 53 at 1881 Census: Clark, George M., 53, b. Ont., Scot., CE, Judge C. C.?; married; Eliza M., 45, b. Ont., Eng., CE, married; Faulks, Annie, 14, b. England, Eng., Ce, servant (1881 Census: Hamilton Twp., Northumberland West Co., (pg. 71 of 107) pg. 32, line 8 - ancestry.com)7
  • Census: April 1891; Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 63 at 1891 Census: Clark, George M., 63, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., EC, Solicitor, married; Eliza, 59, b. Ont., p.b. USA, CE, married; Dennis, Jessie(f), 36, b. Ont., p.b. Ont., CE, married; Clark, 9, grandson; Lenore, 5, granddaughter; Hugh, 1 (1891 Census: Hamilton Twp., West Northumberland Co., dist. 99, sub-dist. D-2, pg. 21, line 19 - ancestry.com)5

Family: Eliza Melissa "Dabbie" Weller b. 11 Mar 1832, d. 8 Mar 1919

  • Marriage*: 26 November 1850; St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "On the morning of the 26th ult., at St. Peter's Church, Cobourg, George McKenzie Clark, of Newcastle, barrister at law, & Eliza Melissa, youngest daughter of William Weller, Mayor of Cobourg. (Rev. Dr. McNab)" Ontario Marriage Notices (1830-1856), The Church, Toronto, January 1850-July 1852 (ancestry.com); Principal=Eliza Melissa "Dabbie" Weller2

Citations

  1. George McKenzie Clark per Marriage Register. George M. Clark per 1861 &1871 & 1891 Census.
  2. [S28] Unknown short register title: entry for unknown spouses' names unknown repository, unknown repository address.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  5. [S6] Unknown author, 1891 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  7. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S15] Unknown author, Tombstone Inscription.
  9. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #019618-1904.
  10. [S46] Unknown location, Ontario Land Registry Records; unknown film.
  11. [S139] Cobourg Star, online unknown url.
  12. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  13. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.

Corintha D. Bettes1,2,3,4

F, #91540, b. February 1824
  • Birth*: February 1824; New York, U.S.A.; Date Feb 1824 & location NY per 1900 Census. Date Feb 1824 & location NY & parents Joseph Bettes Sr. & Nancy per family tree of treeclimber220486 on ancestry.com, Dec 28 2015. Date 1826 & location NY per 1880 Census. per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 4 October 1843; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "At Brighton, on the 4th instant, by the Rev. Thos. Alexander, Mr. L. R. Weller, of Cobourg, to Miss Corinthia, youngest daughter of Joseph Bettes, Esq., of Brighton." from The Chronicle & Gazette, Oct 7, 1843, pg. 3 of 8, Google News - https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=6_6x9JMR98MC&dat=18431007&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
    Date 1844 per family tree of treeclimber220486 on ancestry.com, Dec 28 2015. per 1900 Census. per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.; Principal=Lorenzo Reed "Lolo" Weller2,3,4
  • Residence*: 4 October 1843; Brighton, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Residence Brighton per marriage notice.
  • Married Name: 4 October 1843; Weller2
  • Census: 1 June 1880; Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., Iowa, U.S.A.; Age 54 at 1880 Census: see Lorenzo R. Weller3
  • Census*: 4 June 1900; Cedar Rapids, Cedar Rapids Co., Iowa, U.S.A.; Age 76 at 1900 Census: see Lorenzo R. Weller3

Family: Lorenzo Reed "Lolo" Weller b. 21 Jan 1822, d. 23 Sep 1901

Citations

  1. Corintha B. Weller per 1900 Census. Corinthia per 1880 Census. Corintha D. Bettes per family tree of treeclimber220486 on ancestry.com, Dec 28 2015. Corinthia per marriage notice.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S21] US Census, online unknown url.
  4. [S82] Tree on Ancestry.com, online unknown url.
  5. [S83] Ancestry.ca, online unknown url.
  6. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.

Emma Corintha Martha Weller1,2,3

F, #91541, b. 21 February 1858
  • Birth*: 21 February 1858; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "1858 Feb 21; Emma Corintha Weller born d/o Lorenzo Reed & Corintha" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V1 Date Feb 21 1858 & location Cobourg per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.2,3
  • Baptism: 30 January 1859; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; "1859 January 30; Emma Corintha Martha Weller baptized, Cobourg" on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V13
  • Marriage*: 21 December 1880; Rockford, Winnebago Co., Illinois, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.; Principal=Frank Archer Simmons2
  • Married Name: 21 December 1880; Simmons2
  • Residence*: 23 September 1901; Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.; Per Death Notice of hers father Lorenzo Reed Weller.4

Family: Frank Archer Simmons b. 12 Apr 1857

Citations

  1. Emma Corintha Martha Weller on note card in Madelein Muntz Collection, St. Catharines Museum, Oct 5, 2016. Ref.: ALV.V1.
  2. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  3. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  4. [S128] FindAGrave, online unknown url.

Frank Archer Simmons1

M, #91542, b. 12 April 1857
  • Birth*: 12 April 1857; Fulton, Whiteside Co., Illinois, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.1
  • Marriage*: 21 December 1880; Rockford, Winnebago Co., Illinois, U.S.A.; per GEDCOM of Charles L. Durfee (charlesdurfee@cox.net) Dec 11 2015.; Principal=Emma Corintha Martha Weller1

Family: Emma Corintha Martha Weller b. 21 Feb 1858

Citations

  1. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.

Martha Jane Gilchrist1,2,3,4

F, #91543, b. 7 October 1832, d. 1898
  • Birth*: 7 October 1832; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Date 1833 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1833 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1833 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date Oct 7 1832 & location Cobourg per GEDCOM of Rozanne (rmunns@uwalnut.com) July 22 2016)2,5,3,6
  • Marriage*: before 1854; Ontario; per 18671 Census.; Principal=Charles Alexander Weller2
  • Death*: 1898; Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; His Wife died 11 years earlier - per Death Notice of Charles Alexander Weller. Charles A. Weller is a widower per the 1901 Census.7,8
  • Burial*: 1898; Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; OCFA: Name: Weller, Martha; Cemetery: Little Lake, Peterborough (Sec B); County: Peterborough: Township: North Monaghan; Ref.: KW-P-217-B (Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid - http://ocfa.islandnet.com/ocfa-search.php)9
  • Married Name: before 1854; Weller2
  • Census: April 1861; North Monaghan Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 28 at 1861 Census: see Charles A. Weller3
  • Census*: April 1871; North Monaghan Twp., West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 38 at 1871 Census: see Charles A. Weller2
  • Census: April 1881; Peterborough, West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 48 at 1881 Census: see Charles A. Weller5

Family: Charles Alexander Weller b. 29 Mar 1830, d. 5 Jun 1909

Citations

  1. Martha Gilchrist per "John Laing Weller C.E., M.E.I.C., The Man Who Does Things" by Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, pg. 98, Appendix A - The William Weller Family. Martha Jane per 1861 Census.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S132] Madelein "Peggy" Muntz, John L. Weller.
  5. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  6. [S22] Rootsweb, online unknown url.
  7. [S13] Unknown author, 1901 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  8. [S145] John Laing Weller Collection; unknown repository.
  9. [S47] Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, online unknown url.

Henry Boucher Weller1,2,3,4,5

M, #91544, b. 1854, d. 26 August 1887
  • Birth*: 1854; Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Date 1854 & location Peterborough per Death Reg'n. Date 1854 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1854 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1853 & location Cda. per marr. reg'n.2,3,4,5
  • Marriage*: 1 September 1880; Lindsay, Victoria Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#011034: Groom: Henry Boucher Weller; Age: 27; Res.: Millbrook; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Barrister at law; Parents: Charles Alexander & Martha Jane Weller; Bride: Stella May Herriman; Age: 23; Res.: Lindsay; Born: USA; Status: spinster; Parents: Elridge Albert & Anne Maria Herriman; Wit.: Lillie Weller, Peterboro & Lissie Herriman, Lindsay; Date: Sep 1 1880; Place: Lindsay; Rel.: CE & Cda. Meth.; Performed by: John S. Clarke; Reg'r.: James ?Morton?, Lindsay (Ontario Marriage Registration, #011034-1880, ancestry.com); Principal=Stella May Herriman6
  • Death*: 26 August 1887; Toronto, York Co., Ontario; Death Reg'n.#021536: Name: H. B. Weller; Date: Aug 26 1887; Age: 33; Occ.: Lawyer; Born: Peterborough; Cause: abcess of brain, 3 weeks; Phys. & Inf.: Dr. G. Herbert Burnham, Toronto; Reg'd.: Oct 4 1887; Rel.: Epsic.; Reg'r.: Jno Blevins, Toronto (Death Registration, #021536-1887, ancestry.com)7
  • Census: April 1861; North Monaghan Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 7 at 1861 Census: see Charles A. Weller3
  • Census*: April 1871; North Monaghan Twp., West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 17 at 1871 Census: see Charles A. Weller2
  • Residence*: 1 September 1880; Cavan Twp., Millbrook, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Residence Millbrook per marr. reg'n.4

Family: Stella May Herriman b. 1857

Citations

  1. Henry Boucher Weller per marr. reg'n. Henry B. Weller per 1861 Census. Harry B. per 1871 Census. H. B. Weller per Death Reg'n.
  2. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  5. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives.
  6. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #011034-1880.
  7. [S12] Unknown author, Ontario Death Registrations, Record Type: microfilm, Name Of Person: Ontario Archives, #021536-1887.

Eliza Weller1

F, #91545, b. 1856
  • Birth*: 1856; Ontario; Date 1857 & location Ont. per 1881 Census. Date 1856 & location Ont. per 1871 Census. Date 1856 & location UC per 1861 Census. Date 1858 & location Cda. per marr. reg'n.1,2,3,4
  • Marriage*: 28 December 1882; Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#010041: Groom: Henry b. Dean; Age: 24; Res.: Lindsay; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Barrister; Parents: W. Warren & Anna Dean; Bride: Eliza Weller; Age: 24; Res.: Peterborough; Born: Cda.; Status: spinster; Parents: C. A. & Martha Weller; Wit.: Gill? Clark, Cobourg & C.A. Weller, Peterborough; Date: Dec 28 1882; Place: Peterborough; Rel.: CE; Performed by: Rev. J. W. Beck; Reg'r.: Charles D. Masdoun?, Town of Peterborough (Ontario Marriage Registration, #010041-1882, ancestry.com); Principal=Henry B. Dean5
  • Census: April 1861; North Monaghan Twp., Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 5 at 1861 Census: see Charles A. Weller3
  • Census*: April 1871; North Monaghan Twp., West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 15 at 1871 Census: see Charles A. Weller1
  • Census: April 1881; Peterborough, West Peterborough Co., Ontario; Age 24 at 1881 Census: see Charles A. Weller2
  • Residence*: 28 December 1882; Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Residence Peterborough per marr. reg'n.4
  • Married Name: 28 December 1882; Dean4

Family: Henry B. Dean b. 1858

  • Marriage*: 28 December 1882; Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ontario; Marriage Reg'n.#010041: Groom: Henry b. Dean; Age: 24; Res.: Lindsay; Born: Cda.; Status: bachelor; Occ.: Barrister; Parents: W. Warren & Anna Dean; Bride: Eliza Weller; Age: 24; Res.: Peterborough; Born: Cda.; Status: spinster; Parents: C. A. & Martha Weller; Wit.: Gill? Clark, Cobourg & C.A. Weller, Peterborough; Date: Dec 28 1882; Place: Peterborough; Rel.: CE; Performed by: Rev. J. W. Beck; Reg'r.: Charles D. Masdoun?, Town of Peterborough (Ontario Marriage Registration, #010041-1882, ancestry.com); Principal=Henry B. Dean5

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  2. [S16] Unknown author, 1881 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  3. [S10] Unknown author, 1861 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.
  4. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm.
  5. [S8] Unknown author, Ontario Archives, Record Type: Microfilm, #010041-1882.

Carrie Clark1

F, #91546, b. 1852
  • Birth*: 1852; Ontario; Date 1852 & location Ont. per 1871 Census.1
  • Census*: April 1871; Cobourg, Northumberland Co., Ontario; Age 19 at 1871 Census: see George M. Clark1

Citations

  1. [S14] Unknown author, 1871 Canada Census, Record Type: microfilm.