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Grandmother’s Family

As I wrote yesterday, William Turner and Alice Watchorn were married in Bruce County, ON — Alice’s home — on April 18, 1877. This couple had seven children, six born in Keppel twp, Grey County, Ontario: William John…………..born April 7, … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Turner Clan

According to our Turner Family Records, this is a branch of the Lamont Family of Argyleshire in Scotland. The Turners supposedly relocated to County Fernahaugh (?) Ireland in 1609. Our ancestor, John Turner, was born in 1810 in Ireland and … Continue reading

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The Watchhorn Family Photo

The Watchhorn Family, date unknown Grandmother Alice Watchhorn (Turner)(1855 – ?) is on the far right. The lady sitting on the front right, next to Alice is Anne Watchhorn (Waugh) (1848-1925)(see note 1) Henrietta (1852-1907) is probably not in this … Continue reading

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Watchorn Family Arrives in Ontario

Our great-great-grandfather Charles Watchorn was born March 8, 1822 in Kilkenny County, Ireland and came to Canada in 1831 with his parents. He was nine years old when they arrived in Toronto and they settled in Montague Township, Lanark County, … Continue reading

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The Smith Family Starts From Scratch

As I said in an earlier post, great-great-grandpa John was kidnapped by a press gang when he was nine and forced to serve on board one of His Majesty’s ships until he escaped at age 14. He jumped ship in … Continue reading

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Vance Genealogy

Vance Genealogy By Chris Goodnough Studying genealogy is a bit mind-boggling. It makes me think of dandelion seeds you’ve blown into the wind; who knows where they may have landed, plants may have sprung up and produced their own offspring … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our Blog on Vance – Turner History

This blog is for the history of the family of Allen Vance and of Emily Turner (Vance) (Jackman).   The family today is scattered but we share a common lineage and we wish to preserve our history.  The children of Allen and … Continue reading

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