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Tom Fox (View posts)
Posted: 969879515000
I am looking for information about Alexander Columbus and his family. Alexander was born on August 4, 1789 in Montreal, Quebec, CANADA and died on January 31, 1901 in South Buffalo, New York, U.S.A., where he lived for the last decades of his life. He claimed to have been a great-great-great-great-grandson of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. If anybody can help, or knows anybody who can, please e-mail me at Thank you very much.

Columbus descendants

Catherine (View posts)
Posted: 976608218000
Hello Tom:

Isaac Columbus and Angelique Dupont were originally from Quebec (married 1796), but emigrated to Toronto prior to 1804. They had 13 children, including Isaac, Louis, Harriet, Angelique, John (Jean) and others. I am descended from one of these children, born circa 1817 (from census records). Other children were born earlier, including one known to have been born in 1811.

The family name was also spelled Coulombe/Colombe. The Tanguay pages on the Web (try to the Quebec GenWeb site) trace the family line back a considerable period. Isaac (who married Angelique) is descended from a Louis who emigrated from France to New France in the 1660s. Louis was from the Normandy area of France, where the story was well-known that the family was believed to have descended from Christopher Columbus.

Isaac, Angelique and family were some of the original settlers of Toronto. Isaac's profession was gunsmith/armourer. Certain of Isaac's children subsequently emigrated to the Penetang area of Ontario--Drummond Island, for example, while others emigrated to southern Ontario.

If your Alexander was born 1789, he is not likely to be one of Isaac/Angelique's children, but there is the possibility of another family relationship (brother to Isaac? first cousin?). I would check the Tanguay pages--it will take some time to familiarize yourself with the format, but there is extensive "Help" available on-line to help you decipher the information.

Was a death certificate available for your Alexander? (Just wondering, as it might indicate parent(s).)

Hope this helps.

Re: Columbus descendants

Posted: 1409887322000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Columbus
Hope someone is monitoring this since it is 14 yrs old;

My great grandmother, Josephine Columbus, was a great niece to Agnes Columbus (one of the 13 children you mentioned). i have an article from 1905 Penetanguishene Herald celebrating her 90th BD at that time, mentioning her relation to isaac & Louis. I would like to get more details of the family tree and connection between Josephine and her aunt if you have anything.
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