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Macklems of Chippawa

Macklems of Chippawa

Posted: 959515200000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1092714930000
Surnames: Macklem, Smith, Cummings, Main
I find James MACKLEM and his wife Lydia SMITH living (and thriving) in Chippewa. Their family (1861 and 1871 censuses) were Anna, Sophia married James CUMMINGS, William married Elizabeth MAIN, James married Harriet Maria __, and Oliver married Julia Ann __. There seem to have been others, but who? where? Any contact with others researching this family is welcome.

some MACKLEM info

maggie (View posts)
Posted: 965736000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: MACKLEM
As far as I can gather, James Macklem's father lived in Tyrone Co., Ireland. James to America abt 1788 and lived for a time in Northumberland Co.,PA, where he was a school teacher.

Abt. 1791 to Canada (short time at Ancaster, Wentworth Co.,
finally settling at Chippawa, Welland Co.,ON.
Here, James was a miner and distiller; originator of
"Chippawa Whiskey." He was a Loyalist.

1794 was Commissioned as First Lt. (artillary cavalry)
in the militia.

1812 commanded a company in the 2nd Regiment Lincoln Militia.

3 sons and 2 daughters
James, Oliver Tiffany, Thos. Clark, Nancy and Sophia
Nancy is probably the Anna you have listed.

Oliver named after a Dr. Tiffany
Thomas was named for Hon. Thomas Clark *his godfather.

Thomas Clark Macklem M.D. (son of James & Lydia)

b.Sept.19, 1817 m. 1851 Caroline STREET, 3rd d/o Samuel
Street Esq., of Niagara Falls.
Thomas was in the Desjardins train wreck Mar 12 1857, and
was found severly injured and unconscious. He recovered,but
not completely..later caught a bad cold and developed
lung infection. Upon his doctor's advice, removed to
Florida with his family. He never did recover from lung
disease and d. Dec 11, 1859 in Florida. His body was returned to Canada and burial was at Chippawa.

His wife remarried H.C.R. BECHER, QC of London, ON.

Thomas had the following children:

James - drowned in childhood
Sutherland - Trinity College at Toronto

- Oxford University

- Ordianed Ch of Eng priest 1890

- Res was Clark's Hill at the Falls

- Temp. residence, London ENG 1892
Caroline - eldest dau. unmarried (abt 1894) and lived

with her mother
Elizabeth - m. Oliver R. Macklem, a barrister at Toronto
(no mention of whether or not they were related).

Thomas Clark Macklem's brother James had a son who was
also a doctor; Dr. Samuel Street Macklem b. 1836. Educ.
at McGill College and a private student of Dr. Sutherland
and his uncle Thomas. Samuel practiced at Oil Springs, Lambton Co., ON until 1871. He d. at Chippawa on Jan. 8,

Oliver Tiffany Macklem had children. The second dau. was
Julia who m. Apr. 22 1874 to Lt. Col. Frederick Charles
DENISON, 2nd s/o George Taylor DENISON of Rusholme, Toronto.

There was another Denison connection but I'm not sure how it works...

Caroline Macklem m. Jan 1, 1863 to George Taylor Denison.
She d. Feb. 1855 and was d/o an Oliver J. Macklem. This
Caroline d. 1855 and her husband remarried Dec 2, 1887 to
Helen Mair youngest d/o James Mair of Perth,ON.

This is all I have and I am not related.
I have not proved any of this, but maybe there is
something here to help you find your missing information.


Macklem info

Posted: 965822400000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1092714930000
Thanks for the wonderful information. I have enough of it already to know that it is essentially correct. Pleaase let me know where you found it. I would like to see that source for other things as well.

You have been most helpful.


macklem info

Judy Goodfellow (View posts)
Posted: 984052800000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Macklem, Denison, Hepburne, Shannon
Just a quick note. Caroline Adelaide Macklem, who married George Taylor Denison III, was the daughter of Oliver Tiffany Macklem I and Julia Ann Street(and therefore the sister of Julia Abigail Macklem). Oliver Richard Macklem I,who married Thomas Clark Macklem's daughter Elizabeth, was their brother and another sister, Charlotte Elizabeth Macklem,married Elizabeth's brother Sutherland. It's very confusing - you need to keep it in 3D!. James and Lydia also had another son,John Smith Macklem who married Susan Maria Hepburne of Chippawa.When he died she married Col.Richard Lippincott Denison, the uncle of George Taylor Denison and Frederick Charles Denison

Macklems of Chippawa

James Phillips (View posts)
Posted: 984744000000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Macklem, Macklin
My mother received a book entitled "The Macklems of Chippawa" that details many Macklem generations.

I believe it was published by a Senator Roebuck for his wife (a Macklem).

It is written in the form of letters to describe the history of the family from Ireland to Ontario and elsewhere;
it also includes many family trees. If I remember correctly, I am in generation 21 or 22 in the book.

I believe that one copy was sent to each family mentioned in the book. I assume that the book was never published in any great numbers, but I may be able to provide some info to help in searches.

James Phillips

Re: Macklems of Chippawa

Posted: 997502413000
Edited: 1019851844000
I just saw your message and was wondering if you may be able to tell me if there may be mention of a certian Macklin family from Prince Edward Co., Ontario in 1800s. I have hit a dead end! Looking for John and Mary Macklin and any children. The only child I have is Margaret born somewhere around 1835-1845? She married Richard James Bishop. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!

Re: Macklems of Chippawa

Posted: 999828375000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1027538285000
I was wondering if you might have any information on a woman named Maude Lillian Ethel Macklem. The information I have is that she was born 5 Oct 1870 in Niagara Falls, Canada and married a William Warr Cassidy Perkins in Sept. 1895. I know they were living in the Philadelphia, PA area at one time, but William Perkins was buried in Chippawa, Ontario, Canada so I thought there might me some connection. Maude's parents are John Smith Macklem and Jane L. Wood. John Smith Macklem's parents are listed as James Macklem and Harriet Ransom. I appreciate any help you could give me.

Re: Macklems of Chippawa

Posted: 999973223000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1092714930000
I find the marriage of Maude and William in Chadwick's Ontarian Families, v. 2, p. 177. John Smith Macklem had two other children, Joyce and Jessie. Jessie Adelaide was born 1875 and died 26 August 1889. I transcribed he headstone in Holy Trinity churchyard, Chippawa. She "accidentally drowned in the Niagara River August 26, 1889 aged 14 years".

I have no more information about Maude herself or her descendants, but can help you with her antecedents. There is a large Macklem burial plot in Holy Trinity churchyard. I tried to transcribe it last time I was there (several years ago), but did not access any other burial records.

The Niagara River had a powerful looking current where it passed the Macklem house in the mid-1990s, and that would be much slowed by hydroelectric development from the time the Macklems lived there.

The Macklems laregely disappeared from that area. Are there other Macklems you know about who migrated from Chippawa?


Re: Macklems of Chippawa

Posted: 999982218000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1027538285000
My husband is a direct descendant of Maude's. Her son James Hill Perkins is my husband's grandfather and he lives in South Carolina now. I am really interrested in getting as much information as possible on Maude's ancestry and, if possible, William's as well. I appreciate all your help. I have a photograph of Maude with her son and grandson. I don't know how or if she fits into your line but I would be glad to share it if you're interrested. My email is

Re: Macklems of Chippawa

Posted: 999999066000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1027538285000
One more tidbit. You mentioned Maude's two siblings Jessie Adelaide and Joyce. Joyce's full name was John Joyce Thomas Macklem and he was born 30 July 1872. He had his arm run over by a railroad car in a sledding accident. He also married a woman named Annie. Also, Jane Wood, who married John Smith Macklem, was the niece of Jefferson Davis. Maude and William's children are as follows: John Joyce Macklem Perkins, Gertrude Macklem Perkins, Marie Angelique Constanti Perkins, Lillian White Bockes Perkins, William Warr Cassidy Perkins II, Alexina Ransom Dudley Perkins, and James Hill Perkins. I do not know if Maude's brother had any children.
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