Families related to Bill Buchanan and Judy Kinney


Robert HAMILTON [Parents] was born about 1835 in of Glasgow, Scotland. He died in 1883 in Elma twp, Perth, Ontario, Canada. He married Ellen ROBB about 1855 in Ontario, Canada.

Date: Sat, 3 Jan 2004 15:17:34 -0800
From: Bill Hamilton
Subject: hamiltons
Hi Bill.
Sorry I took so long to get back to you. They were the children of James and Anne. James' father was Robert Hamilton. he was born in Waterloo twp. He settled in Elma lot 16 conn 7 close to the Buchanans and Thompsons. This property is on hwy 23 across the street from the Atwood cheese factory. His mother was ellen robb. their children were 1 Agnes Hamilton (1858) married Richard Coghlin 2 James Hamilton (1860) Ann Jane Buchanan 3 Henry Wilkinson Hamilton (1862) m 1 Rachel Elizabeth Montgomery 2 Harriet Ann Telford. 4 Robert Benjamin Hamilton (1864) m no. 5 Margaret Hamilton (1866) m George Coghlin. 6 Jessie B Hamilton (1868) m Henry Pope. 7 Ellen Hamilton (Nell)(1870) m Albert McBain 8 John Hamilton (1873-75) 9. Marion Jane Hamilton (1881) m William Thomas Blair. Sorry for the mess but I don't have my information on the computer but in a box and I don't have it all filed in order yet (one day).

1861 census of Elma, Perth, Ontario
Hamilton Robert L 16 C 7 Farmer Ontario Pres 27 Married Male
Hamilton Ellen " " 25 Married Female
Hamilton Agnes " " 3 S F
Hamilton James " " 1 S M
Robb Agnes Scotland " 60 Widowed Female
Hamilton Thos. Barber Ontario " 19 S M

1871 census of Elma, Perth, Ontario
Hamilton Robert L 16 C 7 Farmer Ont Scot Pres 37 Married Male
Hamilton Ellen Scot " " 35 Married Female
Hamilton Agnes Ont " " 12 S F
Hamilton James " " " 10 S M
Hamilton Henry William " " " 8 S M
Hamilton Robert " " " 6 S M
Hamilton Margaret " " " 4 S F
Hamilton Jessie " " " 2 S F
Hamilton Ellen " " " 3 mos. S F

1881 census of Elma, Perth, Ontario
Hamilton Robert Male 46 Ontario Methodist Scottish Farmer Married
Hamilton Ellen Female 43 Scotland " " Married
Hamilton Henry M 18 Ontario " " Farmer S
Hamilton Robert B. M 16 " " " Farmer S
Hamilton Margret F 14 " " " S
Hamilton Jessie F 12 " " " S
Hamilton Ellen F 10 " " " S

1891 census of Elma, Perth, Ontario (The father Robert is now dead.)
Hamilton Robert B. Male 26 Single Head Ont Ont Scot Meth Provisioner
Hamilton Ellen Female 55 Widowed Mother Scot Scot " "
Hamilton Jessie B. F 22 S Sister Ont Ont " "
Hamilton Nellie F 20 S Sister " " " "
Hamilton Minnie F 8 S Sister " " " "
Hamilton Wilkinson H. M 28 S Brother " " " " Flax miller
Pope U. J, M 22 S Lodger Eng Eng Eng " Harnessmaker

Hi Bill Recieved your e-mail. Since i got my computer working again i can't open attachments for some reason. It's the last thing i have to get going. I'm not to good at computers so when i get a chance i'll contact rogers. The part of the mail that was avaliable to read on the hamilton's is not related to me. There was a least 4 Hamilton familys in Elma. My Hamilton's came from Waterloo County next to Perth County. Robert Hamilton was the only one to come to Elma. He came at a young age as a woodcutter. thanks again Bill Hamilton


I noted on the list that you sent me that you were looking for the parents of James Hamilton,husband of
Ann Jane Buchanan who were married on 23 May 1889. With this information I went into the copy of that
marriage cerificate and found that his parents were Robert Hamilton and Ellen Robb.
So I spent some time playing with the census transcriptions and came up with this:

1861 Census of Elma
Hamilton Robert Farmer Ontario Pres 27 Married Male
Hamilton Ellen " " 25 Married Female
Hamilton Agnes " " 3 S F
Hamilton James " " 1 S M
Robb Agnes Scotland " 60 Widowed Female
Hamilton Thos. Barber Ontario " 19 S M
Living at lot 16 Con 7
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1871 census of Elma
Hamilton Robert L 16 C 7 Farmer Ont Scot Pres 37 Married Male
Hamilton Ellen Scot " " 35 Married Female
Hamilton Agnes Ont " " 12 S F
Hamilton James " " " 10 S M
Hamilton Henry William " " " 8 S M
Hamilton Robert " " " 6 S M
Hamilton Margaret " " " 4 S F
Hamilton Jessie " " " 2 S F
Hamilton Ellen " " " 3 mos. S

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1881 census of Elma
Hamilton Robert Male 46 Ontario Methodist Scottish Farmer Married
Hamilton Ellen Female 43 Scotland " " Married
Hamilton Henry M 18 Ontario " " Farmer S
Hamilton Robert B. M 16 " " " Farmer S
Hamilton Margret F 14 " " " S
Hamilton Jessie F 12 " " " S
Hamilton Ellen F 10 " " " S
******************The following applies to James and Jane*************************

1891 census of Elma
Hamilton James Male 30 Married Head Ont Ont Scot Meth Farmer
Hamilton Ann J. Female 21 Married Wife " " Ont "
Hamilton Elie F 9 mos. S Dau " " " "

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1901 census of Elma
Hamilton, James M Head Married 09 Jan 1879 38 O-r Scot M Methodist
Hamilton, Jane L. F Wife Married 20 Jul 1890 29 " Irish M "
Hamilton, Mary E. F Dau S 08 May 1892 10 " Scot S "
Hamilton, Stanley R. M Son S 10 Apr 1896 8 " " S "
Hamilton, Robert J. M Son S 17 Aug 1898 4 " " S "
Hamilton, Mildred E. F Dau S 09 Jun 1867 2 " " S "
Labourer earning $400.00 per year and living on Main St. Atwood

This is a different person. See date of death and names of parents.
Name: Robert Hamilton
Death date: 25 Jul 1915
Age at death: 79 years 10 months 24 days
Death place: Listowel, Perth, Ontario
Estimated birth year: 1836
Birth place: Ireland
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Father name: Robert Hamilton
Mother name: Elizabeth Loster
GSU film number: 1862173
Digital GS number: 4170229
Image number: 386
Reference number: yr 1915 cn 25545
Collection: Ontario Deaths 1869-1947

Ellen ROBB [Parents] was born about 1838 in Scotland. She married Robert HAMILTON about 1855 in Ontario, Canada.

THE ROBBS

In 1854 James Robb bought two hundred acres in Elma, lots 21 and 22, concession 2 from the Crown for three hundred dollars. This farm was all bush except for a beaver meadow. In the winter he cut down trees and in summer he worked in harvest fields near Galt, where he worked in paper mill for two years on landing in Canada. They had six of a family, at that time the youngest was born on the trip over from Ayrshire, Scotland. His sister Janet came with them and two years later his parents and sister Ellen came to live with him. Janet married James Gray, and Ellen, Robert Hamilton.

The members of the Robb family are James, Agnes, Jessie, William, Andrew, Martha, Margaret, Marion and Arthur.

Reveries of a Pioneer: Elma, page 225

Henry's death registration calls her Helen Robb.

They had the following children:

  F i Agnes Findlay HAMILTON
  M ii James HAMILTON
  M iii Henry Wilkinson HAMILTON
  M iv Robert Benjamin HAMILTON was born on 7 Aug 1864 in Elma twp, Perth, Ontario, Canada.

WMBR
4 107 Perth Elma Twp. Robert Benjamin Hamilton Robert Ellen Elma Elma 1864-08-07 1876-02-06 Elma Deacon, Rev. J.

Hamilton Robert B. Male 26 Single Head Ont Ont Scot Meth Provisioner
Hamilton Ellen Female 55 Widowed Mother Scot Scot " "
Hamilton Jessie B. F 22 S Sister Ont Ont " "
Hamilton Nellie F 20 S Sister " " " "
Hamilton Minnie F 8 S Sister " " " "
Hamilton Wilkinson H. M 28 S Brother " " " " Flax miller
Pope U. J, M 22 S Lodger Eng Eng Eng " Harnessmaker

Not in Elma in 1901.

never married

Probably not him, see mother's name and spouse.
Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Name: Robert Hamilton
Death Date: 06 Mar 1945
Death Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Age: 78
Birth Date: 06 Mar 1867
Birthplace: Atwood, Ontario, Canada
Father: Robert Hamilton
Father's Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Mother: Jean
Mother's Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland
Occupation: Watchman, Storage Busines
Spouse: Minnie
Spouse's Birthplace:
Burial Date: 09 Mar 1945
Burial Place: Worth, Cook, Illinois
Cemetery: Mt Hope
Digital Folder Number: 4189498
Image Number: 2006
Film Number: 1983259
Volume/Page/Certificate Number: rn 6954
  F v Margaret Dila HAMILTON
  F vi Jessie Beatrice HAMILTON
  F vii Ellen (Nell) HAMILTON
  M viii John HAMILTON was born in 1873 in Ontario, Canada. He died in 1875 in Ontario, Canada.
  F ix Marion Evelina Jane (Minnie) HAMILTON

William Robert (Nelson) BLAIR [Parents]

Audrey Florence COOK

They had the following children:

  M i Robert George BLAIR
  M ii Richard Nelson BLAIR
  M iii John Kenneth BLAIR

Norman Leonard BAIERS

Agnes Ruth (Marion) BLAIR [Parents]

They had the following children:

  M i William Leslie BAIERS
  M ii Bruce Norman BAIERS
  M iii Brian Allen BAIERS

Joseph "Van" Bradley HORN [Parents] was born in 1904 in Ontario, Canada. He died in Sep 1949. He married Rose Ellen Bernice BLAIR on 5 Oct 1929.

Century Farm

William Horn (1824 - 1908) married Jane Balsdon (1834 –1922) in England. William had learned the butchering trade and Jane was a glove-maker. Their first son, John Balsdon (1855--1938), was born in England. Upon immigrating they settled near Stratford. Mr Sebbon, a farmer, gave William his first Canadian employment.
In 1864 William purchased C13LI8 from the Crown for $500. The deed for the land was dated in Quebec. The land was mostly pine bush. Prior to the construction of buildings the land had to be cleared. The family got supplies and sold their products in Mitchell. William carried flour and other supplies on his back until a team of oxen was purchased. Many times William encountered bears or deer on his trip through the dense bush. In time some cows were purchased and milked by Jane.
John was joined by ten more siblings: William James (1857-1908), Mary Ann (1859-1944), Frederick George (1861-1868), Joseph Lewis (1863-1916), Albert Richard (1365-1949), Selena Jane (1868-1949), Susanna Elizabeth (170-1878), Daniel George (1872-1952), Emily Grace (1875-1891), and Fanny Fredwilina (1877-1943).
The family kept bees and produced honey which provided food as well as an additional income for the large family. They also made maple syrup. The oxen were replaced with horses. The men cut the logs in winter and took them to the mill in Mitchell to be processed. Later a mill was constructed at home. The Horns purchased a drag saw to make railway ties. The Grand Trunk Railroad paid $1 per cord which included hauling the finished product four miles and piling it neatly.
Jane was very skilled at making the family clothing. She wove the cloth for blankets and coverlets, often using a butternut dye.
Some of William and Jane's children moved far away.
Anne moved to North Dakota, Daniel George headed to Alberta, John farmed C13L14 before moving to Logan, William Jr continued to farm his brother JohnIn later yews, William and Jane were cared for by their daughter Selena Jane at C13L19.
Joseph Lewis (1863-1916) was the fifth child of William and Jane Horn. In 1898 he married Martha Cora Minette (Hiles) (1868-1960) and they took over the family farm from Joseph's parents. William and Jane built a home on adjoining property. Joseph and Minnie pursued mixed farming and also kept bees. Some of the lumber that had been used to build the shed and the barn came from the pine trees that were grown on C13LI8.
Joseph and Minnie had a family of six children Wilhelmine Grace (1898-1901); William 'Garfield' Hiles; Clarissa Corinne (1901-1981), Joseph ‘Van' (1904-1950); John 'Whitney' (1907-1988) and 'Samuel' Maurice Dalton (1910). The family had a hired lady named Nell. A small home was built for Nell and her husband on the farm. In later years the house was used to store bee-keeping equipment.
Joseph was interested in politics and served on the Township Council. When the Maple Leaf Cement Company started a business in Atwood, Joseph purchased $ 10,000 worth of stock. He had a choice between investing in the cement company or the Ford Motor Company but chose the local enterprise thinking it was the safest. Some of the money was borrowed to pay for the stock. Unfortunately the cement company did not become the successful business that was anticipated. Joseph worked very hard to repay those people who had lent him the money.
At age fifty-two, Joseph died. His eldest son Garfield was sixteen and Sam, the youngest, was five. Minnie was left with the responsibility of raising a young family. The family worked hard and together they managed to maintain a living on the farm. Minnie had been raised in the city of Hamilton and fanning was new to her, but she took it in her stride. Minnie helped raise her grandsons when Rose, her daughter-in-law, died. Music was a passion for her. She was an accomplished organist and loved to sing to her many grandchildren. In her later years she lived with Sam and his family. She was always very helpful and supportive.
Garfield married Louise Ohm. They and their daughters Phyllis, who married Dave Salsman, and Joan, who married Jack Aicken, lived most of their lives in Atwood. Clarissa married Joe Tarr a fire chief in Stratford. Van married Rose Blair and they farmed across the road on C14 with their two sons: Joe, who married Marion McCracken, and Sam Jr, who married Lois Ludwig. Whitney married Lillian Weir and made their livelihood on the home farm prior to moving to a farm on C15 which was located directly behind his brother Van's farm. They had a family of four: Shirley married Dave Linton; Jack married Eleanor Holman; Betty married George Wolfe; and Corinne married Warren Smith. Sam married Edna Hinks and they resided on the home farm.
Sam Horn was the third generation of his family to farm this land. In 1939 he married Edna Marie (1919 - 1997) daughter of Arthur Hinks at Knox Presbyterian Manse, Monkton. They started their married life living in a house Edna owned near the Hinks family farm on C14LI6. They moved to the Horn farm at C13 L18 in 1944. Sam extended the front of the existing barn. ...
[Elmanac pp. 580-581]


name as given by Jennie Ducklow Dewar

Rose Ellen Bernice BLAIR [Parents] was born on 3 Feb 1908 in of Canada. She died on 29 Jan 1944. She married Joseph "Van" Bradley HORN on 5 Oct 1929.

They had the following children:

  M i Joseph Van HORN
  F ii Marion Lorraine HORN was born on 13 Apr 1933 in of Canada. She died on 21 Apr 1933.
  M iii Samuel John HORN

William Charles BLAIR [Parents]

Violet HAEHNEL

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth Anne BLAIR
  F ii Mona Violet BLAIR
  F iii Luella Catherine BLAIR
  M iv William Charles BLAIR

Roy Peter JACOBS was born in of Canada. He died on 28 Jun 1961. He married Jane Eliza BLAIR.

His name is given as Roy Peter Jacobs by Jennie Ducklow Dewar. Another saource says Ray Peter Jacobs

Jane Eliza BLAIR [Parents]

They had the following children:

  M i Roy Kenneth JACOBS
  M ii Frank Malcolm JACOBS
  F iii Donna Jane Ann JACOBS

H. Clifford KELLY was born on 25 Apr 1904 in Ontario, Canada. He died on 29 Feb 1964. He married Norah Lorraine BLAIR on 1 Jul 1938.

I believe this is him:
1911 Census of Canada
Ontario / Perth North / 35 Stratford / page 13
29 125 Kelly Herman Wellington M Head M Mar 1875 36 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]
30 125 Kelly Elizabeth Ellen F Wife M Sep 1877 33 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]
31 125 Kelly Olive Lauretta F Daughter S Feb 1895 16 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]
32 125 Kelly Ella Maud F Daughter S Aug 1897 13 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]
33 125 Kelly George Wellington M Son S Jun 1901 10 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]
34 125 Kelly Homer Clifford M Son S Apr 1904 7 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]
35 125 Kelly Reta May F Daughter S Apr 1906 5 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]
36 125 Kelly George Andrew M Brother S Feb 1867 44 [Ont Irish Salvation Army]

Norah Lorraine BLAIR [Parents] was born on 22 Dec 1918 in Ontario, Canada. She died on 30 Mar 1958. She married H. Clifford KELLY on 1 Jul 1938.

They had the following children:

  F i Myrna Lorraine KELLY

Joseph Lewis HORN [Parents] was born on 8 Oct 1863 in Ontario, Canada. He died in 1916. He married Martha Cora Minette HILES.

died aged 52

Martha Cora Minette HILES was born on 15 Mar 1869 in Hamilton,Ontario, Canada. She died in 1960 in Ontario, Canada. She married Joseph Lewis HORN.

After immigrating from Scotland, the Hiles family first settled in the Hamilton area in the 1800s before moving to C14L13. George and Emma had six children: Edna, Norman, Cecil, Lorne, Bernice and Cora. As the family grew up, all moved out of Elma except for Lorne who farmed C12L16 and Norman, who farmed the home place. ...
Elmanac p.602

They had the following children:

  M i Joseph "Van" Bradley HORN

Joseph Van HORN [Parents]

Marion MCCRACKEN

They had the following children:

  F i Deborah Rose HORN
  F ii Marion Joan HORN
  M iii Joseph Bradley HORN
  F iv Lisa Lavonne HORN

Samuel John HORN [Parents]

Lois LUDWIG

They had the following children:

  F i Laurie Lorraine HORN
  M ii Stephen William HORN

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