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Posted: 1352158109000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Read, MacDonald, McDonald
Hello Gloria,
I think I may have some information on Stephen B Read and Ellen MacDonald
from my elderly aunt.

She has information about Stephen being born in Grantham Twp on January 6,
1805 and dying in Leamington on Aug 9, 1882. Stephen married Ellen
MacDonald--born in St Catherines Nov 17, 1812 and died in Leamington,
Ontario on March 5, 1896

Stephen's father was Cornelius Read who was born in Pennsylvania, USA.
Cornelius married (Esther?) Halliday also of Pennsylvania. Both died in
Grantham Twp, Ontario.

Cornelius' father was George Read who emigrated from Lancashire, England
and settled in Pennsylvania. He married Anne Young who also came from
England to Pennsylvania.
George fought with Butler's Rangers, which gives us an idea of the date.
They were RECRUITED in 1777, and fought AFTER that. George Read was granted
land in Grantham Township, Lincoln county, Ontario as a United Empire

Ellen's father was Peter MacDonald--born in Scotland, died ?? Ellen's
mother was Margaret Chrysler, also born in Scotland and died ??

My relative was the youngest of Stephen and Ellen--Charles Read. We have
his birth year as 1848. My grandfather is his youngest son, Kenneth Bernard

I hope this helps you a bit. Please feel free to contact me if you have any
other information. It looks like we are related from a few generations back!

Laurel Smith

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