I am trying to find the maiden name and parentage of an Esther SOUTHERN/SOTHERN who appears in the 1861 census with son (?) Edward, William and John. I believe her maiden name is Carter, d/o of an Elizabeth (BELL) CARTER of Tecumseth Township Simcoe Co, Ontario, but all I have is a "gut feel".
Esther is not an ancestor of mine, but if Elizabeth (BELL) CARTER is her mother, then she would be my gg grandmother's cousin.
Any information on this early SOUTHERN/SOTHERN family would be appreciated.