Tuesday, April 15, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #15 Hannah Wheatley Hemingway

This is my fifteenth posting for the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge.

Hannah Wheatley Hemingway is my great-great grandmother. She was born to Josiah Hemingway and Anna Stiver 4 March 1819 in Markham Township, Ontario. Hannah married David Johnston. Rev. James George (Presbyterian minister) of Scarborough, Ontario performed the service. Gilbert Barker and James Lawrie acted as their witnesses.

They were parents to seven children. The oldest was James who was born in 1843. Two years later, Josiah Hemingway arrived. Margaret was likely next in 1851 followed by Salome the following year. David Byers was born in 1857. Caroline came next in 1858. She only lived to the age of 20. Dr. Eckhardt didn't provide a cause of death in the death registration. Hannah Maria was born in 1862.

Hannah died 13 October 1877 from the sudden bursting of a blood vessel. She is buried in Hagerman East Cemetery, Unionville, Ontario.

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