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Re: John Morgan and Rachel Presley Marriage 1888 look-up please.
Posted by: Carolyn La Porte (ID *****6155) Date: September 19, 2011 at 14:21:23
In Reply to: John Morgan and Rachel Presley Marriage 1888 look-up please. by Jeff Whitehead of 11738

Hi Jeff,

The 1901 census shows the family in ON

1901 Clarence Russell, ON

John, age 43, labourer, born April 2, 1857, United States

Rachel, wife, age 33, born Jan. 25, 1867 ON

Anna, daughter age 11, born June 6, 1889 Quebec

Willie, son, age 9, born Sept. 5, 1890 Quebec

Olive, daughter, age 8, born Aug. 4, 1892 Quebec

Mary, daughter, born Feb. 3, 1898 ON

So perhaps as their first three children were born in Quebec you could look for their marriage there.

1891 STE ANNE WARD, MONTREAL CENTRE, QUEBEC
MORGAN

John, age 34, labourer, born US both parents born US

Ratchel (as indexed) age 23, wife, born Quebec, father born Quebec, mother born Ireland

Anna, age 1-8/12, daughter, born Quebec father born US mother born Quebec

William, age 7/12, son, born Quebec, father born US mother born Quebec

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I found a baptism for John William Morgan in Quebec

Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 about J W Morgan
Name:       J W Morgan
Event Year:       1891
Event:       Naissance (Birth)
Religion:       Presbyterian
Place of Worship or Institution:       Montréal, Pointe-St-Charles (Presbyterian Saint Mathew)
Province:       Québec (Quebec)

Image says:
John William Morgan, born on second day of April 1857, was baptized by me this second day of October 1891.
W.D. Reid

It is also signed by Rachel Emeline Morgan

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AND on same page of the record

Ann Jane, daughter of John William Morgan, labourer and of Rachel Emmeline Presley was born June 6, 1889 and baptized by me on this second day of October, 1891.
W.R. Cruickshank, Pastor
also signed by John William Morgan and rachel Emeline Morgan


AND

William John, son of John William Morgan, labourer and of Rachel Emeline Presley was born September 5, 1890 and was baptized by me this second day of October 1891
W.R. Cruikshank
also signed by John William Morgan and Rachel Emeline Morgan

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I thought I would find a marriage for John and Rachel here but did not so still a mystery.


I did not find baptism of Olive who was born after this - 1892

Also did not find baptism for daughter Mary born 1898 ON

I noticed that in all census Rachel consistently shows her mother born Ireland - not so for father - shows various places, but in 1881 Canada census there are only 3 possible Rachel Presley girls.

1. born 1867 ON - she is in Plantagenet North, Prescott with parents William, born ON and Ann Jane, born Ireland

2. born 1869 ON - she is also in Plantagenet with parents John born ON Mary Jane born ON

3. Rachel Prestly - born 1867 Quebec - living in Unorganized Territory, Ottawa district, Quebec - parents Joseph born Ireland and Chrisinie born ON

so the only one that really seems likely is the first family.

The only thing I can think of for you to know for sure would be to get her death cert which hopefully would have parents names on it.

Carolyn L


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