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Posted: 999696420000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1024089731000
Hi Bruce:
My name is Gwen Toaze and I am researching our family name TOAZE. So far I have found a RICHARD TOAZE came out from London, England in 1837. I believe the family originally came from Devon, England. Family names are Richard, Alfred, Thomas and strangely enough my father-in-law was Clarence Alfred and my husband is named Clarence Howard. I am interested in your family, the country of origin and any other information you may have.

Gwen Toaze

Re: Toaz/Toaze

Posted: 1003762562000
Classification: Query
Hi, Gwen,

Sorry I've been slow to respond.

I'm not sure that we're related. My grandfather, Clarence Toaz, was the son of William Toaz, son of Thomas Toaz, son of William Kennedy Toaz of Letteran, Lissan Parish, Derry Co, Ireland. I have read that this part of Ireland was home to settlers from England in the seventeen century, so perhaps there is a connection, but I have not found any information to support that yet. In any event, it's good to hear from you.

Just for your information, Thomas Toaz and his family were in Toronto, Canada in the 1840's, then moved to the Rochester, New York area in the late 1850's, then to Grand Ledge, MIchigan, where my grandfather Clarence was born, as well as my mother, Clarabelle.

Hope you find that helpful.


Bruce Carvell

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Posted: 1005155371000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1015531178000
Surnames: Toaz, Toaze
Hi Gwen,
I' am a descendant of Toaz's as well, though you may already no that. My Grandma's name was Josephine Ann Toaz whom married Charles Howard Snell. Bruce's mom was a Great Aunt of mine. He gave you pretty much the basics on our family though I thought we came from Scotland. I didn't know there were other Toaz's out there. I mean it is a strange name and no one has ever really heard of it before. If you want to no more there is a web site on our Toaz's I don't no if they have any connections to your Toaze's or not.I can't exactly talk to my Grandma about that because she is dead so I'd have no way of knowing if there are more of us out there. Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions or comments or anything like that. Good Luck on your family search,

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Pamela and Richard Charles Sample (View posts)
Posted: 1036215013000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Toaz, Kennedy, Sample
Letitia Toaz is my gr grandmother and we have bee searching for history of the family. We know Letitia was born in Canada in 1845 and her family moved to NY in 1850 or so. Letitia married my gr grandfather Alvin Edgar Sample in The Toaz Brockport NY family's backyard. on Aug. 2nd, 1866. then they moved onto Aledo, Illinois and started their family. They then moved on to Kansas in 1873 in a Prairie Schooner with their first 3 children. They homesteaded there and this farm went through 3 generations of Sample, Sample then the Richards family were the lst to live and sell it. How do you get onto or get into this Toaz web site. Letitia's father I think may have been married to a Kennedy. I also think Letitias father may be James Toaz.

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Posted: 1036513297000
Classification: Query
Thanks for your response. Great information. The Toaz webpage is at The site contains information from an article published in the 1970's and reflects work done by Don K. Toaz (MIchigan) and Mildred Toaz (Oklahoma). I have not yet resolved the mystery of why Don Toaz gave Scotland as the country of origin when information from several federal census reports list Ireland as the country of origin. I have found a William Toaz living in Letteran, Lissan Parish, County Derry, Ireland in the mid-nineteenth century listed in Griffith's Valuation and the Tithe Applotments. He may be the brother born in 1808 listed in Don Toaz's material.

Letitia Toaz appears in the 1860 NY federal census along with the families of several brothers, who were living in the same area around Brockport, NY.

1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Sweden Township, Brockport, p. 470

James Toaz, 44, employment: Mason, born: “on the sea”
Sarah J Toaz, 17, Keeping house, born: New York
Letitia Toaz, 15, born: New York
Robert Toaz, 12, born: New York
John Toaz, 11, born: New York
Ann Toaz, 9, born: New York
Elizabeth Toaz, 7, born: New York
Rachel Toaz, 4, born: New York
Mary Toaz, 2, born: New York

1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Sweden Township, Brockport, p. 465

David Toaz, 46, Laborer, born: Ireland
Jane Toaz, 37, keeping house, born: Ireland
Ann E. Toaz, 2, born: New York
Joseph K. Toaz, 10/12, born: New York

1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Gates Township, p.

Robert Toaz, 40, laborer, born: Ireland

1860 NY Federal Census, Monroe County, Clarkson, p. 353

Thomas Toaz, 38, employment: farm laborer; born: Ireland
Emma Toaz, 33, born: Ireland
Wm., 12, born: Canada
John, 10, born: Canada
Emma, 3, born: New York
Kimball, 2, born: New York
Caleb, 6/12; born: New York

I am a descendant of Thomas Toaz through his son William Henry Toaz and Melinda Hilliker. Their son Clarence Toaz married Rosa Pengelly and had four sons and two daughters; my mother was the second of those daughters.

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Posted: 1080575213000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1083339942000
My family is related to the Toaz family of Grand ledge, I have a Clarence born 1879-1956 wife Rosa R 1880-1962, this could be 2nd wife?
can you help

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Danielle (View posts)
Posted: 1081984470000
Classification: Query
Hey Robert I'm Danielle Bruce's cousin. Are you descended through Allison Toaz? Or which Toaz are you descended from if you don't mind my asking? Thank you and good luck.

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Posted: 1081985838000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1083339942000
Mark Doty was my grandfather his sister Anna married Allison.
Do you have any info on the Toaz family?

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Posted: 1081992564000
Classification: Query
I have info just not a lot and not on Allison's descendants. My Great Great Grandfather was Clarence Toaz who was Allison's Brother. I don't have a lot but Bruce has more and when he has time he'll inform us on his findings I think.Where abouts do you live if you don't mind my asking?

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Posted: 1082047736000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1083339942000
Us my e-mail that way we do not have to go VIA Ancestry.Com erverytime.
I Live in Grand Ledge,Mi
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