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Two Things I Won’t Tell You About Canada

Sam’s father was killed in India so he spent his boyhood with his uncle on a farm in Galloway. (This is an area in southern Scotland where our great-great-great grandfather David Vance was born.) As a young man Sam attended … Continue reading

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Who Was Donald Vance?

The Case of the Missing Brother Doesn’t that sound like the good title for a mystery story? And indeed, this may well prove to be an unsolvable mystery. Of course we must first have a death… The genealogist pored through … Continue reading

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David and Robert Vance

David Vance, son of Joseph and Sarah Vance and brother of our great grandfather, married Margaret Bullard on March 31, 1873. She was the daughter of John and Delia Bullard. According to the marriage registration she was about 23 and … Continue reading

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Joseph and Margaret Vance

On thing about the duplication of names in our family tree, they sometimes tell you a lot. For example, there was a John Vance and his wife listed in the 1861 Oxford County, ON, census and their oldest two children … Continue reading

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Building a Home

HOMESTEADING IN THE CANADIAN WEST: ‘Hit or Miss’ Choosing Like our great-grandpa and grandpa Vance, a number of Easterners came to friends or family out West and from there they looked around and chose the quarter section (160 acres) they wanted … 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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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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