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Generation No. 1

1.George1 Rushton was born June 11, 1816 in Colne, Lancashire, England1,2,3, and died December 29, 1902 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada4.He married Ann Hartley March 05, 1837 in Colne, Lancashire, England5, daughter of Father Hartley and Mother Sutcliffe.She was born January 18, 1814 in Colne, Lancashire, England6,7, and died October 13, 1889 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada8.

More About George Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario9

Census: 1901, Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and Onondaga

Immigration: Bet. 1854 - 1855, From Trawden, Outside Colne, England10,11

More About Ann Hartley:

Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario12

Census: 1840, Trawden, Lancashire, England13

Children of George Rushton and Ann Hartley are:

+2i.William2 Rushton, born June 22, 1835 in Colne or Trawden, Lancashire, England; died June 02, 1908 in Goshen, Arkansas.

3ii.Anne Rushton, born 1837 in Colne or Trawden, Lancashire, England14; died 1841 in Colne or Trawden, Lancashire, England.

+4iii.Hartley Rushton, born October 18, 1838 in Colne, Lancashire, England; died December 12, 1907 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

+5iv.James William Rushton, born 1841 in Colne, Lancashire, England; died October 18, 1900 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada.

+6v.Elizabeth C. Rushton, born June 08, 1843 in Trawden, Lancashire, England; died May 22, 1906 in Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario.

7vi.John Rushton15, born September 14, 1845 in Lancashire, England16; died May 02, 1847 in Winewall, Trawden, England.

8vii.Mary Rushton, born May 04, 1847 in Trawden, Lancashire, England17,18; died June 23, 1906 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario19.

More About Mary Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford (J2, 10, 7)

+9viii.Margaret G. Rushton, born June 04, 1849 in Colne, Lancashire, England; died September 23, 1906 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

+10ix.Robert Rushton, born June 13, 1851 in Trawden, Lancashire, England; died September 19, 1937 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario.

+11x.Hiram Rushton, born May 25, 1853 in Colne, Burnley County, Lancashire, England; died July 1943 in St. Thomas,Ontario.

12xi.George Rushton, born May 25, 1855 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario20,21; died March 12, 1936 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario.

More About George Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford

13xii.Joseph Rushton, born February 17, 1858 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario22,23; died May 20, 1940 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario24.

More About Joseph Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford

+14xiii.Sarah Jane Rushton, born April 15, 1861 in Ontario; died December 26, 1949 in St. Catharine's, Lincoln, Ontario.

Generation No. 2

2.William2 Rushton (George1) was born June 22, 1835 in Colne or Trawden, Lancashire, England25,26, and died June 02, 1908 in Goshen, Arkansas27.He married Susanna Barnes October 23, 1861 in Brantford, Ontario28,29,30,31, daughter of John Barnes and Mary Ramsbottom.She was born May 1840 in England32,33,34, and died 1923 in Seattle, Washington35.

More About William Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, AR36

Census: 1870, Jefferson County, Kansas, Rock Creek Township37,38

Residence: 1872, Kansas

Children of William Rushton and Susanna Barnes are:

15i.Naomi3 Rushton, born 1862 in Canada39,40; died Unknown.

16ii.Emma J. Rushton, born 1865 in Pennsylvania40; died Unknown.

17iii.Ida E. Rushton, born 1869 in Michigan40; died Unknown.

18iv.Minnie M. Rushton, born August 1872 in Kansas41; died Unknown.

19             v.Nellie A. Rushton, born May 1877 in Kansas41; died Unknown.

4.Hartley2 Rushton (George1)42 was born October 18, 1838 in Colne, Lancashire, England43,44,45,46, and died December 12, 1907 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada47.He married Harriet Rirke October 16, 1866 in Wentworth County, Ontario, Canada48, daughter of William Rirke and Harriet Unknown.She was born April 01, 1845 in England49,50, and died Aft. 1901.

More About Hartley Rushton:

Burial: December 20, 1907, Dundas, Ontario51

Census: 1871, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada52

Child of Hartley Rushton and Harriet Rirke is:

20i.George3 Rushton, born July 17, 1867 in Ontario53,54; died Aft. 1901.

5.James William2 Rushton (George1) was born 1841 in Colne, Lancashire, England55, and died October 18, 1900 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada56.He married Julai (sp?)57 Abt. 187257.She died Unknown.

More About James William Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery

Witness: December 24, 1869, In Brantford--James and D. Mitchell were witnesses on a marriage record58

Children of James Rushton and Julai are:

21i.Minnie3 Rushton, born 1874 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died May 28, 1881 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada59.

More About Minnie Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Avenue Cemetery

22ii.Laura Ann Rushton, born 187360; died 1873.

6.Elizabeth C.2 Rushton (George1) was born June 08, 1843 in Trawden, Lancashire, England61,62,63, and died May 22, 1906 in Wiarton, Bruce, Ontario64.She married John Holroyd Clegg December 11, 1867 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada65,66, son of John Clegg and Elizabeth Holroyd.He was born August 21, 1842 in Huttersfield, Yorkshire, England67,68, and died April 28, 1907 in Paris, Elgin County, Ontario69.

More About Elizabeth C. Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Paris Cemetery (Sec C, Row 6, Stone 4)

Children of Elizabeth Rushton and John Clegg are:

23i.Mary3 Clegg, born March 04, 187770; died Unknown.

24ii.Ann Clegg, born August 22, 187970; died Unknown.

25iii.Ella Clegg, born September 30, 188170; died Unknown.

26iv.Melville Clegg, born January 29, 188871; died Unknown.

9.Margaret G.2 Rushton (George1)72 was born June 04, 1849 in Colne, Lancashire, England73,74, and died September 23, 1906 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada75.She married David Joseph Mitchell September 29, 1871 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada76.He was born May 12, 1843 in Ontario77,78, and died March 23, 1924 in Brantford, Ontario, Canada79.

More About Margaret G. Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario80

Census: 1901, Brantford, Ontario, Canada81

Residence: 13 4th Avenue, Box 76, alymer, Ontario, West? N5H2K782

More About David Joseph Mitchell:

Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario83

Witness: December 24, 1869, With J.W. Rushton, was witness to a Brantford marriage.84

Children of Margaret Rushton and David Mitchell are:

27i.Muriel Annie3 Mitchell, born June 20, 1873 in Ontario85,86; died Unknown.She married A. G. Bert Northmore87; born 1879; died 1931.

28ii.Adeline Mitchell, born October 26, 1874 in Ontario88,89; died June 1956 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario90.She married Harold Jenkins Aft. 1906; born 1875; died 1931.

More About Adeline Mitchell:

Burial: Unknown, Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario

29iii.Lillian Mitchell, born May 07, 1878 in Ontario91; died Unknown.

30iv.Unknown Mitchell, born July 25, 188392; died Unknown.

31v.Ariel Mitchell, born October 11, 189192; died Unknown.

10.Robert2 Rushton (George1) was born June 13, 1851 in Trawden, Lancashire, England93,94, and died September 19, 1937 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario.He married Mary Daragh Abt. 1872.She was born Abt. 1849 in Ontario, and died Abt. 1917.

More About Robert Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford

Child of Robert Rushton and Mary Daragh is:

32i.Unknown Female3 Rushton, died Unknown.She married Clifford Jones; died Unknown.

11.Hiram2 Rushton (George1) was born May 25, 1853 in Colne, Burnley County, Lancashire, England95,96,97,98, and died July 1943 in St. Thomas,Ontario99.He married Eliza Jane Schmachtenberger March 21, 1875 in St. Joseph County, Indiana100, daughter of William Schmachtenberger and Mary Newman.She was born January 10, 1850 in St. Joseph County, Indiana101,102, and died 1919 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada103.

More About Hiram Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery104

Census: 1871, Listed on Ontario Census as 18 years old, surname different than head of household.105

Fact 1: 1919, Eliza died, Ariel Watson lived with him to help.

Immigration: 1855, From Colne to Brantford, Ontario

Occupation: Boiler inspector at Pier Marquette Railroad

More About Eliza Jane Schmachtenberger:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery106

Occupation: Also had Hodgkins Disease; had large tumors in glands.

Children of Hiram Rushton and Eliza Schmachtenberger are:

+33i.Cora Ann3 Rushton, born January 24, 1876 in Elkhart, Indiana; died February 27, 1966 in St. Thomas, Ontario.

34ii.Horace Holroyd Rushton, born January 10, 1879 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died December 07, 1959 in St. Thomas, Ontario107.He married (1) Mary A. Perry June 24, 1903 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; born 1881; died March 29, 1931 in St. Thomas, Ontario108.He married (2) Ellen Rebecca Perry Bet. 1931 - 1940 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario; born 1879; died 1940 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada.

More About Horace Holroyd Rushton:

Burial: December 10, 1959, St. Thomas West Cemetery109

Occupation: boiler inspector at Pier Marquette Railroad

More About Mary A. Perry:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery110

More About Ellen Rebecca Perry:

Burial: May 22, 1940, St. Thomas West Cemetery111

Occupation: First wife, Mary's, sister

+35iii.Bertha Estelle Rushton, born August 29, 1881 in St. Thomas, Ontario; died May 12, 1912 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.

+   36iv.Blanche Winifred Rushton, born September 29, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario; died September 18, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio.

14.Sarah Jane2 Rushton (George1) was born April 15, 1861 in Ontario112,113,114,115, and died December 26, 1949 in St. Catharine's, Lincoln, Ontario.She married John Ewart Hetherington November 05, 1884 in Hamilton, Ontario116.He was born November 25, 1857 in Ontario117, and died Abt. May 25, 1914 in Brantford, Brant, Ontario (St. Catherine's)118.

More About Sarah Jane Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, Victoria Lawns Cemetery, St. Catherines?

Residence: 1901, St. Catharine's, Lincoln, Ontario

Children of Sarah Rushton and John Hetherington are:

37i.Bella3 Hetherington, born September 18, 1885 in Ontario119; died Unknown.

More About Bella Hetherington:

Census: 1901, St. Catharine's, Lincoln, Ontario120

+38ii.Fred Hetherington, born January 09, 1888 in Ontario; died 1981 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford.

Generation No. 3

33.Cora Ann3 Rushton (Hiram2, George1) was born January 24, 1876 in Elkhart, Indiana, and died February 27, 1966 in St. Thomas, Ontario121.She married Joseph Howkins December 22, 1898 in St. Thomas, Ontario122.He was born July 07, 1874 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada123, and died July 23, 1972 in St. Thomas, Ontario123.

More About Cora Ann Rushton:

Burial: March 02, 1966, St. Thomas West Cemetery124

Death notice: February 1966, Local paper125

Funeral notice: February 1966, Local paper126

Obituary: February 1966, Local paper127

More About Joseph Howkins:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery128

Occupation: Conductor on MI Central Railroad

Child of Cora Rushton and Joseph Howkins is:

39i.Bonnie4 Howkins, born Private.

35.Bertha Estelle3 Rushton (Hiram2, George1) was born August 29, 1881 in St. Thomas, Ontario, and died May 12, 1912 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan129.She married James Keillor Watson, son of Alexander Watson and Mary Kelman.He was born January 05, 1876 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and died 1936 in Detroit, Michigan.

More About Bertha Estelle Rushton:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery130

Cause of Death: Died of complications after stllborn childbirth.

Medical Information: Had 9 children-2 survived to adulthood, one lived a while but had hydroencephalitis.The rest were all stillborn or miscarried.After last birth, Bertha suffered severe bleeding and blood poisoning.

Occupation: May 1912

More About James Keillor Watson:

Occupation: Worked at MI Central Railway

Children of Bertha Rushton and James Watson are:

40i.Betty4 Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,Ontario.

41ii.Bobby Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,Ontario.

42iii.Jack Watson, died Unknown in St. Thomas,Ontario.

+43iv.Ariel Laverne Watson, born February 22, 1900 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died May 30, 1995 in Petoskey, Michigan.

44v.Keillor Watson, born December 1901 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died May 06, 1902 in St. Thomas,Ontario131.

More About Keillor Watson:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery

45vi.Gordon Earl Watson, born August 1903 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died September 05, 1904 in St. Thomas,Ontario132.

More About Gordon Earl Watson:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery133

Occupation: Died as baby of hydroencephalitis

46vii.Horace Holroyd Watson, born July 25, 1905 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died January 10, 1933 in Detroit, Michigan.

More About Horace Holroyd Watson:

Occupation: Cared for Ariel Billings's kids when she worked

47viii.Edna Anita Watson, born January 1907 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died March 05, 1907 in St. Thomas,Ontario134.

More About Edna Anita Watson:

Burial: Unknown, St. Thomas West Cemetery

48ix.Infant Watson, born 1912 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died 1912 in St. Thomas,Ontario135.

36.Blanche Winifred3 Rushton (Hiram2, George1) was born September 29, 1883 in Toronto, Ontario136, and died September 18, 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio137.She married James Webster Lodge September 18, 1900.He was born February 06, 1869 in Canada, and died September 20, 1921 in St. Thomas, Ontario.

More About Blanche Winifred Rushton:

Census: Moved back to Cleveland--went by boat.

Occupation: Lot:49-North Half/St. David St./Range 2

Children of Blanche Rushton and James Lodge are:

49i.Harry Nunn4 Lodge, born August 10, 1897138; died September 29, 1962 in Western United States139; Adopted child.

More About Harry Nunn Lodge:

Occupation: 1918, Adopted by Blanche as a young man

50ii.Herbert Nunn, born Private.

51iii.Violet Letitia Eliza Lodge, born February 25, 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio?; died 1974 in Cleveland, Ohio.

More About Violet Letitia Eliza Lodge:

Occupation: name - Sister Blanche

38.Fred3 Hetherington (Sarah Jane2 Rushton, George1)140 was born January 09, 1888 in Ontario141, and died 1981 in Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford.He married Jessie Corcoran Private.She was born Private.

Child of Fred Hetherington and Jessie Corcoran is:

52i.William4 Hetherington, born Private.

Generation No. 4

43.Ariel Laverne4 Watson (Bertha Estelle3 Rushton, Hiram2, George1) was born February 22, 1900 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada142, and died May 30, 1995 in Petoskey, Michigan143.She married William Albert Billings April 07, 1920 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, son of John Billings and Emily Bromell.He was born October 21, 1893 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and died June 06, 1975 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan143.

More About Ariel Laverne Watson:

Burial: Unknown, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan

Cause of Death: renal failure/congestive heart failure

More About William Albert Billings:

Burial: Unknown, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan

Cause of Death: Acute myocardial infarction

Obituary: June 1975, Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan144

Occupation: SS# issued in: Michigan, Last residence ZIP: 49763145

Children of Ariel Watson and William Billings are:

+53i.Ariel Eileen5 Billings, born February 09, 1921 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada; died November 02, 2001 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan.

+54ii.George William Billings, born Private.

55iii.Jack Ramon Billings, born July 07, 1925 in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; died June 06, 1944 in Normandy, France146.

More About Jack Ramon Billings:

Burial: Unknown, Normandy, France

Cause of Death: Died at Normandy Beach

Generation No. 5

53.Ariel Eileen5 Billings (Ariel Laverne4 Watson, Bertha Estelle3 Rushton, Hiram2, George1) was born February 09, 1921 in St. Thomas, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada, and died November 02, 2001 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan.She married Harry William Goodridge August 07, 1942, son of Jesse Goodridge and Allene Ashby.He was born August 02, 1920 in Clinton, Kentucky, and died December 23, 1988 in Huron Beach, Ocqueoc, Michigan.

More About Ariel Eileen Billings:

Burial: November 05, 2001, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan

More About Harry William Goodridge:

Burial: Unknown, Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery, Presque Isle County, Michigan

Child of Ariel Billings and Harry Goodridge is:

56i.Jack Ramon6 Goodridge, born January 12, 1950 in Wayne, Michigan; died January 12, 1950 in Wayne, Michigan.

More About Jack Ramon Goodridge:

Cause of Death: Died at birth - Rh negative factor

54.George William5 Billings (Ariel Laverne4 Watson, Bertha Estelle3 Rushton, Hiram2, George1) was born Private.He married Katherine Virginia Lang Private, daughter of Thomas Lang and Rose Bertrand.She was born September 22, 1930 in Laurium, Houghton County,Michigan, and died December 27, 1997 in Detroit, Michigan.

More About Katherine Virginia Lang:

Burial: Unknown, Roseland Park Cemetery, Berkley, Michigan

Cause of Death: Bypass surgery

Children of George Billings and Katherine Lang are:

+57i.Katherine Geralyn6 Billings, born Private.

+58ii.William Thomas Billings, born Private.

Generation No. 6

57.Katherine Geralyn6 Billings (George William5, Ariel Laverne4 Watson, Bertha Estelle3 Rushton, Hiram2, George1) was born Private.She married (1) Wayne Rodgers Private, son of Raymond Rodgers.He was born Private.She married (2) Richard Kevin Palmer Private, son of George Palmer and Emily Olesky.He was born Private.

Child of Katherine Billings and Wayne Rodgers is:

59i.Brandon William7 Billings, born Private.

58.William Thomas6 Billings (George William5, Ariel Laverne4 Watson, Bertha Estelle3 Rushton, Hiram2, George1) was born Private.He married (1) Linda Sue Price Private, daughter of Unknown Price and Patrinda Unknown.She was born Private.He married (2) Beverly Kay Tallent Private.She was born Private.He married (3) Karen Ostrander Private.She was born Private.

Child of William Billings and Linda Price is:

+60i.Marsha Renee7 Billings, born Private.

Generation No. 7

60.Marsha Renee7 Billings (William Thomas6, George William5, Ariel Laverne4 Watson, Bertha Estelle3 Rushton, Hiram2, George1) was born Private.She married Todd Westfall Private.He was born Private.

Children of Marsha Billings and Todd Westfall are:

61i.Devan William Russell8 Westfall, born Private.

62ii.Tyler James Thomas Westfall, born Private.

Endnotes

1.Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and Onondaga, Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and OnondagaViewing records 1-3 of 3 MatchesName Birth Date Birth Place Census Year Location Film # Division # Page # Entry # Family # Relationship to Head of Household Immigration Rushton, George Jun 11 1846(this should probably be 1816)England1901Brantford WestT-6460 642540head 1855Rushton, Mary May 4 1848England1901Brantford WestT-6460 642640daughter 1855Rushton, Joseph Feb 17 1833Ontario1901Brantford WestT-6460 642740son -.

2.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, Page 62, Family 227Rushton, George, 54, England, BaptistAnn, 56, England, Baptistmargaret, 21, England, BaptistRobert, 19, England, BaptistGeorge, 15, Ontario, BaptistJoseph, 13, Ontario, BaptistSarah Anne, 10, Ontario, Baptist.

3.Information from Violet Letitia Lodge's notes, Mr. George Rushton, Born June 11, 1816Mrs. Ann Rushton (wife of George) born Jan. 18, 1814Mr. Hiram Rushton, born Mary 25, 1853.

4.Information from Linda Grant, Death date from Linda Grant's genealogical information.

5.International Genealogical Index, British IslesGeorge RUSHTONSex:MMarriage(s):Spouse:Ann HARTLEYMarriage:5 Mar 1837Colne, Lancashire, EnglandSource Information:Batch number:DatesSource Call No.TypePrintout Call No.Type7035105-0538730FilmNONESheet: 86.

6.Information from Linda Grant, Birth date is different than my family information. Linda has January 13th, 1814.

7.Information from Violet Letitia Lodge's notes, Mr. George Rushton, Born June 11, 1816Mrs. Ann Rushton (wife of George) born Jan. 18, 1814Mr. Hiram Rushton, born Mary 25, 1853.

8.Information from Linda Grant, Ann Hartley, death: 13, Oct 1889, Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

9.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," RUSHTON Ann (w/o George) Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-R RUSHTON George Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-R.

10.Information from Linda Grant, Ann Hartley RUSHTON and her husband George RUSHTON arrived in Brantford about spring 1854, leaving Trawden outside Colne.

11.Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and Onondaga, Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and OnondagaViewing records 1-3 of 3 MatchesName Birth Date Birth Place Census Year Location Film # Division # Page # Entry # Family # Relationship to Head of Household Immigration Rushton, George Jun 11 1846(this should probably be 1816)England1901Brantford WestT-6460 642540head 1855Rushton, Mary May 4 1848England1901Brantford WestT-6460 6426 40daughter 1855Rushton, Joseph Feb 17 1833Ontario1901Brantford WestT-6460 642740son -.

12.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," RUSHTON Ann (w/o George) Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-R RUSHTON George Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-R.

13.Information from Linda Grant, I have [Ann Hartley] documented back to her marriage in Colne 5 Mar 1837 to George RUSHTON in Colne parish.1840 Trawden census shows Colne as her birthplace (birthdate was 13 Jan 1814) but I can't find a baptism in Colne to match that timing.I've found 2 possible Ann Hartleys but one is 1812 (too early by all evidence) and the other is about 1820 which is awfully late for baptism (and she's not Methodist).I keep digging into the Ontario records hoping something might be there to give me a better clue on her birthplace and parents.I do have her obituary from Oct 1889 Brantford Expositor. .

14.Information from Linda Grant, Ann and George arrived in Brantford in 1854. They had 2 children before marriage who were both baptised at the Christ Church in Colne a month before the parents' marriage. They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Brantford.Exact birth and death years for Anne Rushton also from Linda Grant.

15.Information from Linda Grant, All information on John Rushton is from Linda Grant.

16.Information from Linda Grant, Ann and George arrived in Brantford in 1854. They had 2 children before marriage who were both baptised at the Christ Church in Colne a month before the parents' marriage. They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Brantford.

17.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden)Linda's information has the year of birth as 1847; the census had 1848.

18.Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and Onondaga, Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and OnondagaViewing records 1-3 of 3 MatchesName Birth Date Birth Place Census Year Location Film # Division # Page # Entry # Family # Relationship to Head of Household Immigration Rushton, George Jun 11 1846(this should probably be 1816)England1901Brantford WestT-6460 642540head 1855Rushton, Mary May 4 1848England1901Brantford WestT-6460 642640daughter 1855Rushton, Joseph Feb 17 1833Ontario1901Brantford WestT-6460 642740son -Linda Grant's information has the year of birth 1847.

19.Information from Linda Grant, All death information from Linda Grant.

20.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) All information on George from Linda Grant.

21.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, page 62, Family 227Rushton, George, 54, England, BaptistAnn, 56, England, Baptistmargaret, 21, England, BaptistRobert, 19, England, BaptistGeorge, 15, Ontario, Baptist [born 1855 or 1856]Joseph, 13, Ontario, BaptistSarah Anne, 10, Ontario, Baptist.

22.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rushton (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden).

23.Census, 1901: Ontario, Brant Sounth District, Brantford West and Onondaga, Brant South District, Ontario Census, 1901: Brantford West and OnondagaName Birth Date Birth Place Census Year Location Film # Division # Page # Entry # Family # Relationship to Head of Household Immigration Rushton, George Jun 11 1846(this should probably be 1816)England1901Brantford WestT-6460 642540head 1855Rushton, Mary May 4 1848England1901Brantford WestT-6460 642640daughter 1855Rushton, Joseph Feb 17 1833Ontario1901Brantford WestT-6460 642740son - [this year is obviously wrong, but the day and month are the same as Linda Grant's].

24.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, Joseph was still alive on this census.

25.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) married Susanna Barnes in Brantford Oct 1861, had his first child in Brantford 1862, and moved to US About 1863, moving about a lot but centering in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

26.1870 Census: Rock Creek Twp., Jefferson County, Kansas, 4/470, Living with a farmer:William; 33 [should be 34]; white; farm laborer; born in England; parents of foreign birthSusan; 30; white; keeping house; born in England; parents of foreign birthNaomi; 8; female; white; born in Canada; parents of foreign birthEmma J.; 5; female; white; born in Pennsylvania; parents of foreign birthIda E.; 1; female; white; born in Michigan; parents of foreign birth.

27.Information from Linda Grant, William RushtonBorn: 22 June 1835, Winewall/Colne, Lancashire, EnglandDied: 2 Jun 1908, Goshen, ArkansasBapt.: 29 June 1837, Christ Church - Colne, Lanc., England.

28.Parish registers, 1558-1960Church of England. Parish Church of St. Breward (Cornwall), William RUSHTONSex:Marriage(s):Spouse:Susana BARNESMarriage:23 Oct 1861Brant, OntarioSource Information:Batch number:DatesSource Call No.TypePrintout Call No.TypeM5856111858-18681030055 V. 1FilmNONE.

29.1900 Census: Seattle City, King County, Washington, 1900 Census in Seattle City, King County, WA824 Can't read street.Says born May 1840 in England--both parents born in England. Immigrated 1842.Says married 39 years, but she is listed as head of household, so assumed widowed.

30.Brant County Marriage Register 1858-1869, Volume 22, 80, RUSHTON, William, 23, Brantford tp, Scotland, s/o George & Ann (Hartly),BARNES, Susana 22, Brantford, England, d/o John & Mary (Ramsbottom) married 23 Oct 1861. Volume 22 Brant County Marriage Register 1858-1869 on Page 80http://www.rootsweb.com/~onbrant/vital.htm Brant County Births and Deaths.

31.Ontario, 1858-1869 Marriage Index, Microfilm Roll : 1030055, Ontario, 1858-1869 Marriage IndexRushton, William Age : 26Birth Place : ScotlandResidence : Brantford TownshipFather : George RushtonMother : Ann HartlySpouse : Barnes, SusanAge : 22Birth Place : EnglandResidence : Brantford TownshipFather : JohnMother : Mary RamsboltonMarriage Date : 10/23/1861County : BrantMicrofilm Roll : 1030055.

32.Census Microfilm Records: Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, 1900, Susan Rushton found in:Census Microfilm Records: Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, 1900 Lived in:7 Ward Seattle, King County, Washington Series: T623Microfilm:1745Book:2Page:117.

33.Information from Linda Grant, William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) married Susanna Barnes in Brantford Oct 1861, had his first child in Brantford 1862, and moved to US About 1863, moving about a lot but centering in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

34.1900 Census: Seattle City, King County, Washington, 1900 Census in Seattle City, King County, WA824 Can't read street.Says born May 1840 in England--both parents born in England. Immigrated 1842.Says married 39 years, but she is listed as head of household, so assumed widowed. Had 8 children/8 living. Housekeeper.Lists 2 daughters: Minnie M., born August 1872, single. Born in Kansas. Both parents born in England. Seamstress.Nellie A., born May 1873, single. Born in Kansas. Both parents born in England. Telephone office..

35.Information from Linda Grant, Oxford County Genealogical Queries(February to May 2000)BARNES / RUSHTONResearching family of John and Mary BARNES, who moved to Woodstock from Bury, Lancashire, England. John was a wagonmaker/wheelwright in Woodstock until about 1857. His widow, Mary, returned to England after 1861. Their daughter Susanna (born 1840 in England) married William RUSHTON in Brantford in 1861 and died in Seattle, WA in 1923. Other children, John Jr.; Martha; Sarah; and Alice may have stayed in area or died there. Seeking info on the entire family. Thanks, Linda Grant, Kirkland, WA LGrantatHome@aol.com. Posted May 8, 2000. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Acres/7990/QueryFE00.html.

36.Information from Linda Grant.

37.Kansas Census, 1850-90, Kansas Census, 1850-90Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID# 1870 RUSHTON WILLIAM Jefferson County KS 470 Rock Creek Township Federal Population Schedule KS 1870 Federal Census Index KS012102158.

38.1870 Census: Kansas, Jefferson County, Rock Creek Township, 4, June 1870Rushton, William, age 33, farm laborer, born in EnglandSusan, 30, keeping house, born in EnglandNaomi, 8, female, born in CanadaEmma J., 5, female, born in Pennsylvania?Ida E., 1, female, born in Michigan?

39.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) married Susanna Barnes in Brantford Oct 1861, had his first child in Brantford 1862, and moved to US About 1863, moving about a lot but centering in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

40. 1870 Census: Rock Creek Twp., Jefferson County, Kansas, Living with a farmer:William; 33; white; farm laborer; born in England; parents of foreign birthSusan; 30; white; keeping house; born in England; parents of foreign birthNaomi; 8; female; white; born in Canada; parents of foreign birthEmma J.; 5; female; white; born in Pennsylvania; parents of foreign birthIda E.; 1; female; white; born in Michigan; parents of foreign birth.

41.1900 Census: Seattle City, King County, Washington, 1900 Census in Seattle City, King County, WA824 Can't read street.Says born May 1840 in England--both parents born in England. Immigrated 1842.Says married 39 years, but she is listed as head of household, so assumed widowed. Had 8 children/8 living. Housekeeper.Lists 2 daughters: Minnie M., born August 1872, single. Born in Kansas. Both parents born in England. Seamstress.Nellie A., born May 1873, single. Born in Kansas. Both parents born in England. Telephone office.

42.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) married Susanna Barnes in Brantford Oct 1861, had his first child in Brantford 1862, and moved to US About 1863, moving about a lot but centering in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

43.1871 Census: Ontario, Canada, Page 28, 1871 censusRUSHTON , HARTLEY Sex: MaleAge: 32Birthplace: ENGLANDReligion: Reformed BaptistOrigin: ENGLISHOccupation: LABORERDistrict: WENTWORTH NORTH ( 023 ) Sub-district: Dundas Town ( C ) Division: 2Page: 28Microfilm reel: C-9925Reference: RG31 Statistics CanadaFamily 106Rushton, Hartley, m, 32, England, R.? BaptistHarriet, f, 25, England, R. BaptistGeorge W., 3, Ontario, R. Baptist.

44.Canadian Immigrant Records, Part One, Canadian Immigrant Records, Part One Surname Given Name Age Year of Record Occupation Source/Event Reference Others Comments Rushton Hartly 61 1901 born outside of Canada 1901 Census of Canada; Province of Ontario; Lincoln and Niagara Census District (Extraction of those giving a place of birth outside of Canada and a year of immigration). National Archives of Canada [Ottawa] reel T-6479; District 85; Sub-Dist. F01; page 10.

45.East Lincoln County, Ontario Census, 1901, East Lincoln County, Ontario Census, 1901Surname Given Name Relationship to Head of Household Birth Date Birth Place Immigration Census Year Place Film # Division # Page # Entry # Family # Rushton Hartley head 18 Oct 1839 England 1865 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 32 102 Rushton Harriet wife 1 Apr 1845 England 1865 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 33 102 Rushton George son 17 Jul 1867 Ontario - 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 34 102.

46.Information from Linda Grant, Linda has the year of birth as 1838. This fits with the 1871 information, where he is 32 in the middle of 1871. The 1901 census is probably a year off.

47.Expositor Births, Marriages, and Death Index, BWX, p. 7, Col. 4, Rushton, Hartley, Death, 12/19/1907, BWX, P.7, Col.2December 19 is the date of the obituary. Information from Linda Grant gives the date of death as 12/12/1907.

48.Ontario, 1858-1869 Marriage Index, From Look up:Rushton, Hartly Age : 27Birth Place : EnglandResidence : DundasFather : George RushtonMother : Ann RushtonSpouse : Rirke, HarrietAge : 21Birth Place : EnglandResidence : DundasFather : William RirkeMother : Harriet RirkeMarriage Date : 10/16/1866County : WentworthMicrofilm Roll : 1030067.

49.East Lincoln County, Ontario Census, 1901, East Lincoln County, Ontario Census, 1901Surname Given Name Relationship to Head of Household Birth Date Birth Place Immigration Census Year Place Film # Division # Page # Entry # Family # Rushton Hartley head 18 Oct 1839 England 1865 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 32 102 Rushton Harriet wife 1 Apr 1845 England 1865 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 33 102 Rushton George son 17 Jul 1867 Ontario - 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 34 102.

50.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, Page 28, Family 106Rushton, Hartley, m, 32, England, R.? BaptistHarriet, f, 25, England, R. BaptistGeorge W., 3, Ontario, R. Baptist.

51.Information from Linda Grant.

52.1871 Ontario Census, 1871 censusRUSHTON , HARTLEYSex: MaleAge: 32Birthplace: ENGLANDReligion: Reformed BaptistOrigin: ENGLISHOccupation: LABORERDistrict: WENTWORTH NORTH ( 023 ) Sub-district: Dundas Town ( C ) Division: 2Page: 28Microfilm reel: C-9925Reference: RG31 Statistics Canada.

53.East Lincoln County, Ontario Census, 1901, East Lincoln County, Ontario Census, 1901Viewing records 1-3 of 3 MatchesSurname Given Name Relationship to Head of Household Birth Date Birth Place Immigration Census Year Place Film # Division # Page # Entry # Family # Rushton Hartley head 18 Oct 1839 England 1865 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 32 102 Rushton Harriet wife 1 Apr 1845 England 1865 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 33 102 Rushton George son 17 Jul 1867 Ontario - 1901 Merritton T-6479 1 10 34 102.

54.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, Page 28, Family 106Rushton, Hartley, m, 32, England, R.? BaptistHarriet, f, 25, England, R. BaptistGeorge W., 3, Ontario, R. Baptist.

55.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden).

56.St. Thomas West Avenue Cemetery Records, Page 20, Sections B North of Old Survey, B Centre, B North; Codes: OSB,BC, BNBuried in the family plot with Hiram, Eliza, Horace, Mary, and Nell Rushton:BC0061JAMES W. RUSHTON/ died/ Oct. 18, 1900/ in his 58th year/ MINNIE/ dau of the above/ died/ May 28, 1881/ aged 7 years/ At Rest.

57.Information from Linda Grant.

58.Marriage Record in Rootsweb, vol 1 pg 27 (Brant Co): Simon PILLING, 26, laborer, England, Brantford, s/o Samuel & Jane, married Mary RILEY, 21, England, Brantford, d/o Hargrave & Elizabeth, witn: D.J. MITCHELL & J.W. RUSHTON, both of Brantford, 24 Dec 1869 at Brantfordhttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/part8x70.htm.

59.St. Thomas West Avenue Cemetery Records, Page 20, Sections B North of Old Survey, B Centre, B North; Codes: OSB,BC, BNBuried in the family plot with Hiram, Eliza, Horace, Mary, and Nell Rushton:JAMES W. RUSHTON/ died/ Oct. 18, 1900/ in his 58th year/ MINNIE/ dau of the above/ died/ May 28, 1881/ aged 7 years/ At Rest.

60.Information from Linda Grant.

61.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden)Information that Elizabeth was born in Trawden also from Linda Grant.

62.Parish registers, 1558-1960Church of England. Parish Church of St. Breward (Cornwall), ELIZABETH C. RUSHTONSex:FEvent(s):Birth:1844EnglandParents:Father:GEORGE RUSHTONMother:ANNSource Information:Film Number: 1903859.

63.1901 Census: Ontario, Paris Town, Family twelve. T-6460, Clegg, John, Aug 21 1842 England 1901 Paris Town T-6460 2 2 13 12 head 1864Elizabeth June 8, 1843 Englandwife 1855Mary Mar 4 1877 Ontario daughterAnn Aug 22 1879 Ontario daughterElla Sept 30 1881 Ontario daughterMelville Jan 29 1888 Ontario son.

64.Information from Linda Grant, Date and place of death from Linda Grant.

65.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861),.

66.Parish registers, 1558-1960Church of England. Parish Church of St. Breward (Cornwall), ELIZABETH C. RUSHTONSex:FMarriage(s):Spouse:JOHN CLEGGMarriage:11 Dec 1867Brant, OntarioElizabeth C. RUSHTONSex:FMarriage(s):Spouse:John Holdroyd CLEGG[probably Holroyd, as in Horace Holroyd Rushton] Marriage:11 Dec 1867Brant, Ontario--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Source Information: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------Batch number:DatesSource Call No.TypePrintout Call No.TypeM5856111858-18681030055 V. 1FilmNONE.

67.1901 Census: Ontario, Paris Town, T-6460, Family 12:Clegg, John, Aug 21 1842 England 1901 Paris Town T-6460 2 2 13 12 head 1864Elizabeth June 8, 1843 Englandwife 1855Mary Mar 4 1877 Ontario daughterAnn Aug 22 1879 Ontario daughterElla Sept 30 1881 Ontario daughterMelville Jan 29 1888 Ontario son.

68.Information from Linda Grant, Huttersfield, Yorkshire is from Linda Grant.

69.Information from Linda Grant, Date and place of death from Linda Grant.

70.1901 Census: Ontario, Paris Town, T-6460, Clegg, John, Aug 21 1842 England 1901 Paris Town T-6460 2 2 13 12 head 1864Elizabeth June 8, 1843 Englandwife 1855Mary Mar 4 1877 Ontario daughterAnn Aug 22 1879 Ontario daughterElla Sept 30 1881 Ontario daughterMelville Jan 29 1888 Ontario son.

71.1901 Census: Ontario, Paris Town, T-6460, Family 12:Clegg, John, Aug 21 1842 England 1901 Paris Town T-6460 2 2 13 12 head 1864Elizabeth June 8, 1843 Englandwife 1855Mary Mar 4 1877 Ontario daughterAnn Aug 22 1879 Ontario daughterElla Sept 30 1881 Ontario daughterMelville Jan 29 1888 Ontario son.

72.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) married Susanna Barnes in Brantford Oct 1861, had his first child in Brantford 1862, and moved to US About 1863, moving about a lot but centering in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

73.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, T-6459, 1901 Brantford City T-6459 4 11 44 126 Mitchell David J head 12 May 1843 Ontario -45 126 Mitchell Margaret wife 4 Jun 1849 England 185346 126 Mitchell Annie daughter 20 Jun 1873 Ontario -[Muriel Annie]47 126 Mitchell ? daughter 26 Oct 1874 Ontario -[Adeline "Addie"]48 126 Mitchell Lillian daughter 7 May 1878 Ontario -49 126 Mitchell ? daughter 25 Jul 1883 Ontario -[is this Theodore?]50 126 Mitchell Ariel daughter 11 Oct 1891 Ontario - [Ariel Esther].

74.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, Page 62, Family 227Rushton, George, 54, England, BaptistAnn, 56, England, Baptistmargaret, 21, England, BaptistRobert, 19, England, BaptistGeorge, 15, Ontario, BaptistJoseph, 13, Ontario, BaptistSarah Anne, 10, Ontario, Baptist.

75.Greenwood Cemetery Inscriptions, MITCHELL MARGARET RUSHTON (wife), deathdate 23 Sep 1906, age at death 57y 4 m, Sec A, Row 10, Stone 8.

76.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) married Susanna Barnes in Brantford Oct 1861, had his first child in Brantford 1862, and moved to US About 1863, moving about a lot but centering in Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas.

77.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, T-6459, 1901 Brantford City T-6459 4 11 44 126 Mitchell David J head 12 May 1843 Ontario -45 126 Mitchell Margaret wife 4 Jun 1849 England 185346 126 Mitchell Annie daughter 20 Jun 1873 Ontario -[Muriel Annie]47 126 Mitchell ? daughter 26 Oct 1874 Ontario -[Adeline "Addie"]48 126 Mitchell Lillian daughter 7 May 1878 Ontario -49 126 Mitchell ? daughter 25 Jul 1883 Ontario -[is this Theodore?]50 126 Mitchell Ariel daughter 11 Oct 1891 Ontario - [Ariel Esther].

78.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, Page 1, Welsh, John, m, 50, Ireland, C. of Eng.Welsh, Margaret, f, 48, Ireland, C. of Eng.Rogers, Thomas, m, 23, Ontario, BaptistMitchell, Joseph, m, 26, Ontario, Baptist Rushton, Hiram, m, 18, England, BaptistWalters, James, m 40, England, Church of Eng.Holding, James, m, 23, Ontario, Inghamite.

79.Greenwood Cemetery Inscriptions, MITCHELL DAVID JOSEPH, deathdate 23 Mar 1924, Age at Death 80y 10m, Sec. A, Row 10, Stone 8.

80.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," MITCHELL Margaret (Rushton) (w/o David Joseph) Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-M MITCHELL David Joseph Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-M.

81.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, T-6459 4 11 44 126 Mitchell David J head 12 May 1843 Ontario -45 Mitchell Margaret wife 4 Jun 1849 England 185346 Mitchell Annie daughter 20 Jun 1873 Ontario -47 Mitchell ? daughter 26 Oct 1874 Ontario -48 Mitchell Lillian daughter 7 May 1878 Ontario -49 Mitchell ? daughter 25 Jul 1883 Ontario -50 Mitchell Ariel daughter 11 Oct 1891 Ontario -.

82.Address book of Ariel Watson Billings, From address book of Ariel Watson Billings, circa 1970:C. Mitchell, 13 4th Avenue, Box 76, alymer, Ontario, West? N5H2K7.

83.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," MITCHELL Margaret (Rushton) (w/o David Joseph) Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-M MITCHELL David Joseph Greenwood, Brantford Brant Brantford BT-098-M.

84.Marriage Record in Rootsweb, vol 1 pg 27 (Brant Co): Simon PILLING, 26, laborer, England, Brantford, s/o Samuel & Jane, married Mary RILEY, 21, England, Brantford, d/o Hargrave & Elizabeth, witn: D.J. MITCHELL & J.W. RUSHTON, both of Brantford, 24 Dec 1869 at Brantfordhttp://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/part8x70.htm.

85.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, T-6459, 1901 Brantford City T-6459 4 11 44 126 Mitchell David J head 12 May 1843 Ontario -45 126 Mitchell Margaret wife 4 Jun 1849 England 185346 126 Mitchell Annie daughter 20 Jun 1873 Ontario -[Muriel Annie]47 126 Mitchell ? daughter 26 Oct 1874 Ontario -[Adeline "Addie"]48 126 Mitchell Lillian daughter 7 May 1878 Ontario -49 126 Mitchell ? daughter 25 Jul 1883 Ontario -[is this Theodore?]50 126 Mitchell Ariel daughter 11 Oct 1891 Ontario - [Ariel Esther].

86.Information from Linda Grant, First name Muriel is from Linda Grant.

87.Information from Linda Grant, All information on Muriel's husband from Linda Grant.

88.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, T-6459, 1901 Brantford City T-6459 4 11 44 126 Mitchell David J head 12 May 1843 Ontario -45 126 Mitchell Margaret wife 4 Jun 1849 England 185346 126 Mitchell Annie daughter 20 Jun 1873 Ontario -[Muriel Annie]47 126 Mitchell ? daughter 26 Oct 1874 Ontario -[Adeline "Addie"]48 126 Mitchell Lillian daughter 7 May 1878 Ontario -49 126 Mitchell ? daughter 25 Jul 1883 Ontario -[is this Theodore?]50 126 Mitchell Ariel daughter 11 Oct 1891 Ontario - [Ariel Esther].

89.Information from Linda Grant, Name Adeline "Addie" from Linda Grant..

90.Information from Linda Grant, All information about Adeline's marriage and death is from Linda Grant.

91.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, T-6459, 1901 Brantford City T-6459 4 11 44 126 Mitchell David J head 12 May 1843 Ontario -45 126 Mitchell Margaret wife 4 Jun 1849 England 185346 126 Mitchell Annie daughter 20 Jun 1873 Ontario -[Muriel Annie]47 126 Mitchell ? daughter 26 Oct 1874 Ontario -[Adeline "Addie"]48 126 Mitchell Lillian daughter 7 May 1878 Ontario -49 126 Mitchell ? daughter 25 Jul 1883 Ontario -[is this Theodore?]50 126 Mitchell Ariel daughter 11 Oct 1891 Ontario - [Ariel Esther].

92.1901 Census: Ontario, Brantford City, T-6459, ?; daughter; 26 Oct 1874; OntarioLillian; daughter; 7 May 1878; Ontario?; daughter; 25 jul 1883; OntarioAriel; daughter; 11 Oct 1891; Ontario.

93.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) Robert's birth and death dates, as well as all his spouse and child information, from Linda Grant.

94.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, page 62, Family 227Rushton, George, 54, England, BaptistAnn, 56, England, Baptistmargaret, 21, England, BaptistRobert, 19, England, BaptistGeorge, 15, Ontario, BaptistJoseph, 13, Ontario, BaptistSarah Anne, 10, Ontario, Baptist. p class="MsoNormal" style="mso-pagination: none; mso-layout-grid-align: none; tab-stops: .25in">95.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, May 25: Hiram Rushton, 1853; Died 1943 (July?).

96.England and Wales, Civil Registration Index: 1837-1900, Rushton, HiramYear: 1853 Quarter: MarRecord Type: Births Contributer: dsDistrict: Burnley County: LancashireVolume: 8e Page: 145.

97.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, Page 1, April 6, 1871; Family 54In the same household as Welsh, John, m, 50, Ireland, C. of Eng.Welsh, Margaret, f, 48, Ireland, C. of Eng.Rogers, Thomas, m, 23, Ontario, BaptistMitchell, Joseph, m, 26, Ontario, Baptist [soon to be Hiram's bro-in-law)Rushton, Hiram, m, 18, England, BaptistWalters, James, m 40, England, Church of Eng.Holding, James, m, 23, Ontario, Inghamite.

98.Information from Violet Letitia Lodge's notes, Mr. George Rushton, Born June 11, 1816Mrs. Ann Rushton (wife of George) born Jan. 18, 1814Mr. Hiram Rushton, born Mary 25, 1853.

99.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, May 25: Hiram Rushton, 1853; Died 1943 (July?).

100.Index to Marriage Records St. Joseph County 1860-1920 Letters O-S, inv 2 of 2, page 197, Schmachtenberger, Elisa/ Hiram Rushton Mar 21 1875 7 256.

101.Personal recollections of Ariel Watson Billings.

102.1850 Census: St. Joseph County, Portage Twp, Indiana, Line 24, HH913, FN 913, Smachtenberger, Eliza, age 5/12, Female, White.

103.Personal recollections of Ariel Watson Billings.

104.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," RUSHTON Hiram St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

105.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford Township, Ontario, From 1871 Census in Ontario, CanadaRUSHTONFN=HIRAM;Age=18.BP=ENGLAND; Rel= BA.Eth= ENGLISH; Occ= BOILERMAKER.District=15; Subdist=D; Div=2; Pg=17.BRA Brantford Twn.Index to the 1871 Census of Ontario.

106.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," RUSHTON Eliza St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

107.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, December 7: Horace Rushton died Dec 7/59.

108.Diary and notes by Violet L. Lodge (Sister Blanche), Aunt Mary Rushton - 1882. Died at Memorial Hospital, St. Thomas, Ontario, March 29, 1931 - Angina Pectoris.

109.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," RUSHTON Horace H. St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

110.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," RUSHTON Mary A. (Perry) St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

111.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," RUSHTON Ellen R. Perry (Sparks) St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

112.Personal recollections of Ariel Watson Billings, Siblings of Hiram Rushton: John, George, Bob, Sara, Mary. She said there were 11 siblings in all.

113.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884).

114.1871 Census: Brant County, Brantford, Ontario, Page 62, Family 227Rushton, George, 54, England, BaptistAnn, 56, England, Baptistmargaret, 21, England, BaptistRobert, 19, England, BaptistGeorge, 15, Ontario, BaptistJoseph, 13, Ontario, BaptistSarah Anne, 10, Ontario, Baptist [born in 1860 or 61].

115.Full Context of St. Catharines, Ontario Census, 1901, Census Year: 1901Place: St. CatharinesFilm: T-6480Div: 7Page: 4Entry: 16Fam: 55Surname: HetheringtonGiven Name: SarahRel. to Head: wifeBirthdate: 15 Apr, 1861Birthplace: OntarioImmigration: -.

116.Information from Linda Grant, They had 13 children birthdates between 1835 and 1861--two died young in England and the rest settled in Ontario. Ontario children are James W., Hartley, Robert, Hiram, George, Joseph (who settled in St. Thomas and Brantford), Mary (never married), Elizabeth C. (m. John Clegg in Brantford 1861), Margaret G. (m. David Joseph Mitchell in Brantford Sept 1871), and Sarah Jane (m. John Ewart Hetherington, Brantford, Nov 1884). William Rusthon (b. 1835 in Colne or Trawden) Marriage date of 5 Nov 1884 and location from Linda Grant.

117.Full Context of St. Catharines, Ontario Census, 1901, Census Year: 1901Place: St. CatharinesFilm: T-6480Div: 7Page: 4Entry: 15Fam: 55Surname: HetheringtonGiven Name: JohnRel. to Head: headBirthdate: 25 Nov, 1857Birthplace: OntarioImmigration: -.

118.Information from Linda Grant, All death information on John Ewart Hetherington from Linda Grant.

119.Full Context of St. Catharines, Ontario Census, 1901, Census Year: 1901Place: St. CatharinesFilm: T-6480Div: 7Page: 4Entry: 17Fam: 55Surname: HetheringtonGiven Name: BellaRel. to Head: daughterBirthdate: 18 Sep, 1885Birthplace: OntarioImmigration: -.

120.Full Context of St. Catharines, Ontario Census, 1901, Census Year: 1901Place: St. CatharinesFilm: T-6480Div: 7Page: 4Entry: 17Fam: 55Surname: HetheringtonGiven Name: BellaRel. to Head: daughterBirthdate: 18 Sep, 1885Birthplace: OntarioImmigration: - .

121.Funeral Home Card, In memory of Mrs. Cora Ann (Ruston) Howkins, beloved wife of Joseph J. Howkins. Date of birth, January 24, 1876; date of death, February 27, 1966. Officiating minister, Rev. R.D. Harmer, Centre Street Baptist Church. Date of Interment, March 2, 1966. Interment St. Thomas Cemetery. Williams Funeral Home, St. Thomas, Ontario.

122.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, December 22: Cora and Joe married, 1898.

123.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, July 7: Joseph Howkins, 1874; died July 23, 1972.

124.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," HOWKINS Cora A. (Rushton) St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

125.St. Thomas paper, Howkins--On Sunday mornng, Feb. 27, 1966, at her residence, 41 Wellington Street, Mrs. Cora Ann (Rushton) Howkins, beloved wife of Joseph J. Howkins, 41 Wellington Street: dear aunt of several, among whom are Mrs. William (Ariel) Billings, Huron Beach, Michigan and Sister Blanche, Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio: after an illness of one year, in her 91st year.At rest at the Williams Funeral Home and the funeral arrangements remain incomplete.

126.St. Thomas paper, FuneralsMrs. C.A. HowkinsFuneral service for Mrs. Cora Ann Howkins, wife of Joseph J. Howkins, 41 Wellington Street, who passed away at her residence on Sunday, took place from Centre Street Baptist Church, on Wednesday afternoon. Service was conducted by Rev. R.D. Harmer, assisted by Rev. Frank Swackhammer of Oshawa. A Garraway was the organist, assisted by the choir. The soloist was Charles Kerr. Interment was in the Elmdale Memorial Park. The pallbearers were Harry Chater, Clare Clark, Fred Eaton, William Billings, Mike Sharkey and William Edwards. Relatives and friends were in attendance from Cleveland, Detroit, St. Thomas and surrounding districts.

127.St. Thomas paper, Mrs. Cora Howkins Dies at ResidenceMrs. Cora A. Howkins, wife of Joseph J. Howkins, of 41 Wellington Street, died at her home, Sunday morning folling a lengthy illness. She was 90.Born in Elkhart, Indiana, she was the daugher of the late Hiram and Eliza Rushton. She was an active member of Centre Street Baptist Church and a member of the Lady Trainmen.Besides her husband she is survived by several nieces and nephews among whom are Mrs. William (Ariel) Billings, Huron Beach, Michigan and Sister Blanche, of Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.At rest at the Willimas Funeral Home and funeral arrangements are incomplete. Rev. R.D. Harmer of Centre Street Baptist Church will conduct the service. Interment will be in St. Thomas Cemetery.

128.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," HOWKINS Joseph J. St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

129.St. Thomas West Avenue Cemetery Records, Watson, Bertha, Old Survey 368, Died 1912; convulsions, in Detroit.

130.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," WATSON Bertha St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

131.St. Thomas West Avenue Cemetery Records, Watson, Keillor, 6 May 1902; age 6 mos; convulsions.

132.St. Thomas West Avenue Cemetery Records, Old Survey 369, Watson, Earl, September 5, 1904; 1yr 1mo; cholera [note: it says Earl here, but Ariel Laverne Watson Billings said his name was Gordon Earl].

133.Ontario Cemetery Finding Aid, "Electronic," WATSON Earl St Thomas West Avenue Elgin Yarmouth EL-580.

134.St. Thomas West Avenue Cemetery Records, Old Survey 369, Watson, Edna Anita, died Mar 5 1907; age 3 mos; convulsions.

135.Personal recollections of Ariel Watson Billings, Bertha Estella Watson died in 1912 after losing another baby.

136.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, September 18: Aunt Blanche died Sat., September 18, 1948; 1883-1948September 29: Blanche Winifred Lodge 1883, 1948.

137.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, September 18: Aunt Blanche died Sat., September 18, 1948; 1883-1948.

138.Personal recollection of Ariel Watson Billings, Birthday book, August 10: Harry Lodge, 1897-1962.

139.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, September 29: Harry Lodge died 1962.

140.Information from Linda Grant, All information on Fred from Linda Grant.

141.Full Context of St. Catharines, Ontario Census, 1901, Census Year: 1901Place: St. CatharinesFilm: T-6480Div: 7Page: 4Entry: 18Fam: 55Surname: HetheringtonGiven Name: FredRel. to Head: sonBirthdate: 9 Jan, 1888Birthplace: OntarioImmigration: -.

142.Personal recollections of Ariel Watson Billings.

143.Personal recollections of Katherine Billings Palmer.

144.Presque Isle Advance, William A. BillingsHuron Beach resident, William A. Billings, age 81, of Arrowhead Lane was dead on arrival at the Rogers City Hospital, Saturday, June 7th, at 1:30 p.m. after suffereing an apparent heart attack.Born in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, October 21, 1893, he married the former Ariel Watson on April 7, 1920 also in St. Thomas. In 1928 they moved to Detroit where he was employed with the Ford Motor Company in their Experimental Department. After his retirement in 1960, they moved to the Huron Beach area.Surviving besides his wife, are one son, George of Detroit; two daughters, Mrs. Harry (Ariel) Goodridge of Huron Beach and Mrs. Harold (Maxine) Hodges of St. Thomas, Ontario; one sister, Mrs. Gladys Gungel of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren.A prayer service was held Monday at 8 p.m. at the Gatzke Funeral Home; and funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Moltke with the Reverenc Herbert J. Meyer with interment in the church cemetery.Pallbearers for William A. Billings were John Curtis, Casey Donner, Lewis Karsten, Arnold Miller, Harold Spens, and Lee Visner.

145.Social Security Death Index.

146.Birthday book belonging to Ariel Watson Billings, June 6: Jack Billings killed on June 6, 1944.