A recent GEDCOM was posted for Ann Algie, the wife of James Overing, as born in Montreal on Feb. 20, 1806. They left Quebec about 1857 and moved to Iowa. All of their children were born in Quebec and married in the United States.
Ann may have been a younger sister of my greatgreat grandmother Margaret Algie, who has been verified as the daughter of Robert Algie and Ann Struthers of St Michel. On March 9, 1807 Robert and Ann Algie had a son whom they named Robert. The 2 births are just over a year apart, so Ann could have been born into that family.
Mrs Ann Algie died in 1831, and services were held for her at St. Andrews church in Montreal. A year later, and the following March 28, 1833 James Overing and this Ann were married at St. Andrews. The person who did the Iowa based GEDCOMS even found that daughter Sarah Ann was born in Caldwell Manor on 13 August, 1842. Caldwell Manor was the family home of Ann Struthers Algie. Other children were Henry, who was born in Montreal on March 23, 1834, Mary Jane, June 5, 1838, Robert, August 1840, and William O. , Oct 3, 1844. Their last child Jonathan Edwin, but known as Edwin, was missing from the GEDCOM, but verified as being born about a year later.
An additional twist in the search: the youngest child in the Algie family , Benjamin, who later became a successful retailer in Ogdensburgh, New York, named his siblings as Robert, Margaret , Jane, and Martha. This does not preclude Ann being a member of the family, as she could have been baptized Martha Ann, but became known as just Ann by the time she was married.
Additional information: the Overings lost a child, Mary Ann, who was buried from Shefford in 1838, and William O, whose services were held in Caldwell Manor on Dec. 30, 1836. Robert was baptized in St Armand.
All these dates and information, but still no clue if Ann was related to me. I think the most important proof for my personal satisfaction will be if other of my Struthers family members appear on any of the documents as witnesses.
I want very much to know if Ann is related to me. I can bring up the non-catholic Montreal site and Ancestry, but the screen then goes to an internet blank. It appears that my computer, although new to me has again become outdated.
I will appreciate any information if, indeed, additional facts are anywhere to be found.
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