upon a time, our Emigrant Ancestor, John Adams was born abt
1794-1807 in England. John a widower of Elizabeth
Prendergast, married Mary Curnan (Cornan,Cornell,Connan) Oct. 29,
1838, St. Catherine Fossambault, Portneuf County, Quebec,
Canada. Parents of Mary Curnan were Michael Curnan and
Sybilla McKenney(McKanna) from Cavan Co. Ireland. There is another
record that lists Mary's parents as Michael Curnan and ?
The 1871 Quebec Census,St Gabriel
East, lists John age 64 Religion Church of England. The 1861
Census lists John as age 50, and 1851 lists him as 40.
Therefore there is a four year age difference.
Adams died 1881 Valcartier. It is indicated his age is 87
years old. Therefore he would have been born abt 1794. Until
I find further info I am leaving his birth year abt
Who were the
parents of Elizabeth Prendergast -Ireland ?
Grandparents Alfred Walter Adams 1883-1939 and Mary Jane Atkins Adams
1881-1968, of St. Gabriel de Valcartier Quebec, moved to Kenogami,
Quebec when Camp Valcartier, Quebec was established at
the beginning of WWI 1914. Prior moving to
Kenogami, Walter Adams and Mary Jane left Valcartier
to get married and moved to Sudbury District Area Ontario.
Walter's older brother James and wife K. LeRoy married
in 1893 Sudbury. James and Walter worked in the Sudbury
Alfred Walter Adams were James Adams and Mary Margaret
Wilson. Parents of Mary Jane Atkins aka May were George
Atkins and Ellen Smart Brooks.
Walter was a Blacksmith by trade,
and also worked in the Silver Mines, Cobalt Ontario. Their
first son George James was born 1909 and our Dad William
John aka Jack was born 1910 in Cobalt Ontario. George died
1935 and is buried in Valcartier Quebec. Jack died 1966 and
is buried in Kenogami Quebec.
children Edward Arthur,1912-1990, Walter Atkins, 1916-1965,and Mary Ellen(private) were
born in Valcartier, Quebec, Canada, and Jacqueline McKeown (private)born in Kenogami, Quebec, Canada.
John Adams and Mary Curnan had one
son James. James Adams Sr. was born May 08, 1844
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He was a farmer in St. Edmond
de Stoneham, Quebec. James married November 10, 1862, Mary
Margaret Wilson of Stoneham Quebec, daughter of John Wilson
and Elizabeth O'Neill. They had 10 children. John the
oldest was born was b: September 27, 1863 Stoneham, Quebec. They
moved to Valcartier, and the other nine children were
born and raised there.
My Maternal Grandparents were
Isaac Archibald aka Simmy Aikens -1877-1947 from Valcartier,
Quebec, Canada, and Ada Rosina Rice from Bath England. Issac
Aikens parents were Issac Simon Aikens and Mary
JaneHamilton,Valcartier,Quebec,Canada. Issac Archibald Aikens
is buried in St. Andrews Presbyterian Cemetery with his
first wife Matilda S. Harriet. Simon Aikens is a descendant
of David Aikens and Mary Broome. Mary Jane Hamilton is a
descendant of Archibald Hamilton and Brigit McDowell.
Atkinson-Atkins Line is being researched by Gail Savard
Girard. Family names include NEIL, STROUD, HAMILTON,
COLLINS, FLYNN, ALSTROM, STEVENSON, and in a minor way,
BROOKS, KELLY, SARGENT, LITTLEFIELD.
Our Brooks Line is
being researched by Mona Savard. Our ggrandmother
Ellen Smart Brooks b:February 09, 1856, St. Gabriel de
Valcartier, Quebec d:January 09, 1940, Valcartier, Quebec,
m: George Atkins January 21, 1878 Valcartier, Quebec, son of
Edward Atkins Yorkshire England, and Eliza Neil Yorkshire
England. Parents of Ellen our ggrandmother, were Thomas
Smart Brooks, and Mary Miller. Thomas and Mary had 13
children. Two daughters Ellen Brooks and Catherine Brooks
married two brothers, George and John Atkins. Family names
include NEIL, AIKENS,ADAMS, and many more.
DESCENDANTS OF JOHN
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