I am looking for any information regarding Elijah Brown and Hannah Stafford. They were married September 4, 1820 in Ernestown by Rev. Robert McDowall.
I located Hannah Stafford Brown in the 1852 and 1862 Censuses. She was a widow in each Census. Sometime before 1870, she emigrated to Will County, Illinois, where she lived with her daughter, Hester Ann McAllister.
I am descended from Elijah and Hannah's daughter, Hannah Rebecca, who married David Main in 1857 in Portland Township, Ontario. They, too, emigrated to the United States before 1870.
I have family information that Elijah Brown and Hannah Stafford had eight children. I have established five children (Sylvester, Hester Ann, Solomon, William John, and Hannah Rebecca) and possibly a sixth (Calvin).
Any information at all regarding these Brown and Stafford families in Upper Canada would be greatly appreciated. I wonder if Elijah Brown could have been a Loyalist as Ernestown was settled by Loyalists. Many of his children's census records note his place of birth as New York.