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Subject:  elliott surname	
Date:     Mon, 4 Oct 1999 22:37:59 -0400
From:     elizabeth elliott {}

Dear Mr. Briscoe:
I don't know if you can help me or not but here goes. I am looking for my great uncle who used to live in Bothwell. His name was Alexander M. Elliott who was born in Kingston, Ont. one of ten children in 1869 and died in Bothwell (as far as I know) July 7, 1924. His family was Anglican. I am trying to do a family tree search and would appreciate any help you could offer or point me in the right direction with an e-mail address, address, etc...
Thank you for your time.

E.M. Elliott

At 02:55 05/10/99 +0000, I replied:
Miss Elliott,
You sent the e-mail to Kent Branch of the O.G.S., but the salutation on the letter says "Dear Mr. Briscoe". There is no one on the Executive of the Branch by that name. Actually, I am unaware of any Branch member by that name.
Perhaps you could clarify?
Les, Kent Branch OGS

Subject:  Re: elliott surname
Date:     Tue, 5 Oct 1999 21:34:15 -0400
From:     elizabeth elliott {}

Dear Les:
My apologies. Mr. Briscoe's name was picked up from the internet as a high school teacher and local historian with your e-mail address. I believe he was making a presentation. Do you have any suggestions for me or could you help in any way to locate Alexander Elliott? Thanking you in advance.
Liz elliott

Subject:  Address to obtain Will
Date:     Tue, 12 Oct 1999 06:45:25 -0700
From:     C Fullerton {}

Could you please give me the address I need to obtain a copy of a Will for a person who died in Thamesville in 1959? I am new to researching in Canada.

Thank you very much,

Catherine Fullerton
San Diego, CA

Subject:  Maple Leaf Cemetery
Date:     Wed, 13 Oct 1999 09:39:05 -0400
From:     "Carol Nicholson" {}

I am researching an ancestor Dr. Morris Sharp who was a physician in Tilbury from about 1891 to his death in 1927. He is buried in Maple Leaf Cemetery. Does anyone have any information on this man or this cemetery?
Thank you,
Carol Nicholdon

Date:     Wed, 13 Oct 1999 10:50:36 -0300
From:     "allan simpson" {}

On searching you web site I found that you have a write up about Obediah and Mary Lord Simpson in Volume 19, November 1, 1993 issue. Can you please advise me how I can obtain a copy of this newsletter.
Also can you please advise me of any members who are related to this couple, so that I may contact them and exchange information.
I have over 2600 names on my computer related to this couple, and I am still searching the family. I know that Jeremiah and his wife Jerrainy moved to the Dresden area. thank you for your assistance.

Subject:  Kent County Newsletter
Date:     Wed, 13 Oct 1999 19:31:54 EDT

Hello, I got my Kent County newsletter today and the only item I want to call to your attention are the hours for the State of Michigan Archives -- I don't think they open at 1 AM. I'm sure you meant to type 10 AM. And they close at 4 PM, not 5 PM.

Just thought I'd let you know.

Sue Cromwell

Date:     Thu, 14 Oct 1999 05:40:57 -0400
From:     "MAXINE TROTTIER" {}		

How might I get a copy of "An Index of Essex & Kent Militia Records 1812-1815" by Wilder R. Lauber published by the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society August 1995?

My thanks,
Maxine Trottier ~

Subject:  obediah and mary lord simpson
Date:     Tue, 19 Oct 1999 10:41:47 -0300
From:     "allan simpson" {}		

from your web site I found information on the above couple in Volume 19, Nov. 1, 1997 issue. please advise how I can obtain this information. I am also looking for information of Jeremiah and Jerrainy Simpson of the Dresden, Ontario area. They had 18 children and many of them settled in the area. any information that you may be able to provide me will be greatly appreciated.

Subject:  memebership
Date:     Tue, 19 Oct 1999 11:10:45 EDT

Please forward information on re-joining the Kent Branch, OSG.
L.Mack Saterfield

Subject:  (sans sujet)
Date:     Wed, 20 Oct 1999 03:36:54 EDT

22 rue Coste Reboulh
11 000 Carcassonne6 France
Tél : 06 85 23 28 78
Fax : 04 68 72 67 99
Carcassonne : 18 Octobre 1999


Depuis maintenant plus de trois ans, je recherche mon arrière-grand-père VANDENBUSSCHE CYRILLE, né en Belgique, à Staden le 05 01 1887. Il est parti en avril 1924 pour le Canada, en Ontario, pour la récolte de tabac et pour ne jamais revenir en Europe.
Mes recherches m'ont conduit à Chatham- Kent où il est décédé le 31 mars 1959 à St. Jospeh's Hospital et enterré au cimetière de St Anthony de Chatham. Il demeurait Victoria Home. Chatham-Kent.

Pourriez- vous s'il vous plait m'aider dans la suite de mes recherches. A savoir, retrouver la trace de sa famille afin que je puisse les contacter pour le connaître mieux et ainsi continuer mon livre familial ?

Pouvez- vous intervenir pour moi vers vos différents services, susceptible de m'aider ?
Enfin, pouvez- vous de ma part, remercier déjà les différentes personnes de votre administration, qui déjà m'ont aidé à retrouver mes légitimes recherches.

Merci infiniment, Monsieur , de votre gentillesse et de votre précieuse aide et croyez à ma gratitude et mon profond respect.



Since now more than three years, I seek my back-large-father VANDENBUSSCHE CYRILLE, born in Belgium, in Staden the 05 01 1887. It left in April 1924 for Canada, to Ontario, for the harvest of tobacco and never not to return to Europe. My research led me to Chatham- Kent where it is deceased on March 31, 1959 with St. Jospeh' S Hospital and buried with the cemetery of St Anthony de Chatham. He remained Victoria Home. Chatham-Kent.

Could please help me in the continuation of my research. To know, to find the trace of its family so that I can contact them to better know it and thus to continue my family book?

Can intervene itself for me towards your various services, likely to help me? Lastly, can of my share, to already thank the various people for your administration, who already helped me to find my legitimate research.

Thank you infinitely, Monsieur, of your kindness and your invaluable help and believe in my gratitude and my deep respect.

22 rue Coste Reboulh
11 000 CARCASSONNE- France
Tél : 006 85 23 28 78
Fax : 04 68 72 67 99
E.Mail :
Carcassonne : Octobre 1999


Je viens de recevoir un Acte de Décès de mon arrière-grand-père VANDENBUSSCHE CYRILLE pour qui je fais des recherches depuis trois ans déjà. Je suis heureux de retrouver un peu à la fois sa trace et suis intimement convaincu, maintenant qu'il a bien vécut et travaillé dans votre ville de CHATHAM-KENT en ONTARIO jusqu'à sa mort en 1959.
Sur l'acte il est inscrit : Type of industry or business : Labourer. City charge.
Trade, profession or kind of work : Invalid 25 yrs. Permanent Residence of deceased : Victoria Home in CHATHAM- Kent. Ontario.

Pourriez- vous m'aidez à retrouver sa famille afin que je puisse continuer mes recherches ?
Il est décédé à St. Josephhospital Alliance à CHATHAM.
Enterrement à l'église de St. Jospeh'
Inhumé au cimetière de St Anthony.


I have just received a Death certificate of my back-large-father VANDENBUSSCHE CYRILLE for whom I have already made research for three years. I am happy to find a little at the same time his trace and am closely convinced, now that it has well lived and worked in your town of CHATHAM-KENT in ONTARIO until its death in 1959. On the act it is registered: Type of industry gold business: To plow. City charges.
Trade, profession gold kind of work: Invalid 25 yrs. Permanent Residence of deceased: Victoria Home in CHATHAM- Kent. Ontario.

Could help yourself me to find its family so that I can continue my research? It is deceased with St. Josephhospital Alliance with CHATHAM. Burial with the church of St Jospeh' Buried with the cemetery of St Anthony.

Merci infiniment de votre précieuse aide et croyez,, Monsieur, à ma gratitude et mon profond respect.


Thank you infinitely of your invaluable help and believe, Sir, with my gratitude and my deep respect.


Subject: Essex County Info
Date:    Thu, 21 Oct 1999 09:24:02 -0500
From:    "Jerry Kirchgatter" {}

I did not find a listing for Essex County and you were the closest. I am looking for family tree info. on my gggrandparents Jeremiah and Nancy Dooley who lived in Sandwich who had 7 or 8 children born there. Can you direct me? My e-mail is; I appreciate your help. Warm regards, Bette Dooley Kirchgatter

Subject:  marriage certificates
Date:     Thu, 21 Oct 1999 16:26:22 -0400
From:     "Jackiev" {>

To whom it may concern,

I am interested in finding marriage records from the period of early 1960's.

Could you direct me to where I would begin searching for this information?


Melanie Holmes

Subject:  new website
Date:     Thu, 21 Oct 1999 20:24:28 -0400
From:     "Dean Atkinson" {}
Our ATKINSON website is up and running and may be included as a link.

Dean Atkinson
member #848

Subject:  Primitive Methodist Church
Date:     Mon, 25 Oct 1999 14:00:10 -0500 (CDT)
From: (KIM BAUER)	

I am looking for any information on Johnathan Kemp who married Sarah Shotwell. They were married on March 22, 1869. In the province of Ontario, County of Kent, They were married at the Primitive Methodist Church by Minister Edward Whitworth. I would appreciate any info.
Searching for my ancestors
Kim Bauer

Subject:  Kemp/shotwell marriage
Date:     Mon, 25 Oct 1999 21:58:05 -0400
To: [incorrect address]
From: 	"joangriffin"

Kim, Les sent me your email. In our publication of the Kent Marriage Register 1858-1869 we have an addendum in the back with some Primitive Methodist records and there is Jonathon Kemp age 29 son of Robert & Beersheba married 22 Mar 1869 to Sarah Elizabeth Shotwell age 18 d/o John & Catherine.
I checked the 1861 Chatham census and did not find Jonathon or the Shotwell family. John & Catherine Shotwell are in the 1871 Chatham town census. He was a cabinet maker. Both John & wife were born Ont. what is interesting is there is a son, Parmley age 10 born USA then the other 2 younger children were born in Ont. so they must have moved to US and then back. Hope this helps, Joan, Kent OGS

Subject:  Duplessie (is) Family name..
Date:     Tue, 26 Oct 1999 18:15:14 -0400
From:    "Thomas A Duplessie Sr." (}

Hello.... MY name is Tom Duplessie, I live in Elyria, Ohio. I am trying to do some geneology on my family. Most of the Duplessie"s came from Tilbury Ont. Canada. Originating back to Quebec in the 17 century, moving down to Three Rivers, and eventually to Tilbury, Windsor and Lower Mich. Am very interested in knowing about the early Duplessie family from the Ontario area. If any of your readers can shed some light on them, I would be indebted. Thanks for listening.
Tom Duplessie

Subject:  A search for census records in Raleigh Twp. from 1818 to 1848.
Date:     Wed, 27 Oct 1999 22:08:57 EDT
I would like to recover vital statistics on my gg grandmother, Mrs. John Emery who raised her sons John Blair b 1829 Alexander b !841 and Philip b 1944 on Lot 152, Talbot Road Survey, but left for Boone County, IL in 1847/48.
Are there any census records that might give her given name?
Are there any Church records that would give her name?
She apparently died prior to the 1850 US Census. Thank you.

Subject:  Re: Cemetery Transcriptions availability
Date:     Wed, 27 Oct 1999 20:00:57 +0000
From:     Bill Martin {}		

Hi. Are your Kent County Cemetery Transcriptions available for interlibrary loan or sale? I'm interested in:

St. Michaels Roman Catholic C.8 L.3 Kent OA/PAC/OGS

Please let me know. Best regards, Bill

Sbject:  Canada Business College
Date:    Thu, 28 Oct 1999 10:39:13 -0400
From:    Linda Quirk (		

My name is Linda Quirk and I am doing research for a biography of George Thomson, Canadian Businessman, Artist and the brother of Tom Thomson. Tanya, at the Chatham Cultural Centre Museum archives, gave me this e-mail address and suggested that you may be able to offer me some assistance on this project.

George was a student at the Canada Business College, Chatham, in 1889. By 1892, George was the partner of one of the college's former teachers, Francis R. McLaren, and the two of them had founded what become the major business college in the north-western United States. Neither of these men was a native of Chatham. George was from the Owen Sound area and Francis was from Peel County. Francis married Alice Campbell, a "Chathamite" on July 9, 1890. Francis and Alice had a daughter during their first couple of years of marriage, possibly while they were still living in Chatham, or possibly after they arrived in Seattle.

Sorry for rambling on, here are my questions:
1. Do you have any archival material from the Canada Business College,
or know where such material could be found?
2. Do you have any information that might help me to determine if
Francis and Alice's daughter was born in the Chatham area and/or how
long they lived in Chatham after their marriage?

Thank you for your time and attention, I would appreciate any assistance that you can provide.


Email: Kent Branch O.G.S.

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