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Searching for Silas/Elias F McLellan, b 1822/1823, somewhere in Nova Scotia

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Searching for Silas/Elias F McLellan, b 1822/1823, somewhere in Nova Scotia

Posted: 30 Sep 2009 7:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: McLellan/MacLellan/McClellan/MacLellan, Bent
I'm looking for information my G-g grandfather, Silas / Elias F. McLellan, born somewhere in Nova Scotia, Canada; the names and birth-marriage-death dates of any siblings Silas may have had; his parents names and their birth-marriage-death dates; both were born in Nova Scotia; the names and birth-marriage-death dates of any siblings they may have had; and the same for Silas' grandparents.

In 1822 / 23, Silas was born in Nova Scotia, Canada. The 1861 Census of Canada shows Silas living in Cumberland, Nova Scotia. He married Sarah Bent (b 22 Oct 1824 in Nova Scotia; d 25 Nov 1907, Los Angeles, California, USA), (best guesstimate, between Jan 1852 to Jan 1854) possibly in Amherst, Nova Scotia. They had 4 children, all allegedly born in Amherst, Nova Scotia: Ezra Wiggins McLellan (b 29 Aug 1854; d 28 Apr 1925; m Lizzie Augusta Read, 12 Mar 1879, San Jose, CA, USA); Fred Robert McLellan (b Apr 1856; d. ?, San Bernardino County, CA, USA; married Clara Haskell, 1878, San Jose, CA, USA); Bessie L. McLellan (b 21 Aug 1858; d 9 Apr 1937, Salinas, CA, USA; m Frank Morris, 1891), and Hedley Shafter McLellan (b 2 Jan 1861; d 29 Jan 1929, either in Los Angeles, CA, USA or Ottawa, Canada). Silas may have had a brother named George O. McLellan. Between 1864 and 1867, the entire McLellan family moved from Nova Scotia to San Jose, Santa Clara County, CA, USA.In the 1870 US Fed Census, Silas states both of his parents were born in Nova Scotia.

What little information I have comes primarily from brief notes I found written by my grandmother. Most of that information is confirmed on Ancestry.com. No matter which genealogy website I've gone to to try to learn more, I've thus far been unable to get beyond the information stated above. Thanks in advance for any additional information you might be able to provide.

Carol Withers
carol.withers@comcast.net

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