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#52 Ancestors Week 39 – “On the Farm” Receive US

courtesy of Greg Deighton

Like most individuals, there are plenty of farmers in my tree. My mom grew up on a farm. The primary farmer that got here to thoughts was my mom’s nephew Leroy ( he’s one yr youthful than her, so was extra like an uncle to me). I keep in mind visiting their farm as a baby. He was additionally an inventor and had a number of patents. He  truly offered certainly one of his innovations to John Deere which was fairly worthwhile. Extra on that later once I put up about their household in additional element. The picture right here is their previous farm home in Ontario – then and now. When my cousins lived there it was form of in between the 2 footage. It is rather a lot totally different, and is presently a photo voltaic farm. I acquired these images from a distant Campbell cousin in Toronto whose grandfather constructed and later offered the farm to my uncle.

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WIlliam Marr Button (1816-1908)

The farming ancestor I wish to point out this week is from Markham, Ontario. He might have been the topic of final week’s immediate, “uncommon sources”, which is why he’s involves thoughts. There are two households who immigrated from the colonial United States to Markham and have become very linked. They’re the Marrs and the Buttons. A Marr son married a Button daughter, my third nice grandparents. In that very same household a Button son married a Marr daughter, thus creating some complicated progeny with the names _______ Marr Button and  ________ Button Marr. My 2nd nice grandfather is Francis Button Marr, for instance. There may be additionally a Francis Marr Button. William Marr Button (1816 – 1908)  is the son of  Annie Marr and Colonel Francis Button, making him my 1st cousin 4 x eliminated. He was their eldest son and the grandson of Main John Button. The Button household developed the hamlet of Buttonville, Ontario giving it its identify. William Marr Button like his father and grandfather was concerned within the militia, collaborating within the 1837 Revolt on the facet of the Household Compact in addition to within the Fenian Raids. He attained the rank of Colonel. He married Margaret Arnold and collectively they’d eight daughters. They had been farmers with a number of totally different parcels of land. Their daughter Meribah married Benjamin Hagerman who took over the farm for generations to come back. 

That is the place the bizarre supply half is available in. I got here throughout the Canadian County Atlas Digital Undertaking being developed by McGill College. You possibly can examine their goals and mission assertion here. I discovered the St. Clair Farm owned by William Marr Button and Margaret Arnold Button on their web site. Under is the artist rendering of their farm. There’s a full document of his land holdings the place you may click on by to see enhanced images of who the neighbours had been and different particulars. I observed that certainly one of his neighbours was the longer term father in regulation of certainly one of his daughters. It’s a nice useful resource and I hope they develop futher. To see William Marr Button’s web page click on here. In case you have ancestors within the space scout round to see for those who can find them!

#52 Ancestors Week 39 - "On the Farm" Receive US Obtain US
St. Clair Farm, Markham, Ontario


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