What a great great story to have in your family. I couldn't find too much that would likely join with what I am looking for but I just had to read it all. I am searching English Bowdens who went to Brantford, Brant Co., ON. Some stayed in the Brantford area, one married a Nettleton in the Woodstock area and Lydia Bowden married JOHN FINAN, Jul 11 1881. Lydia died at the age of 21 of TB & is buried in Brantford. John Finan was born about 1860c., Ireland ; s.o. John & Ellen Finan & lived in Yorkville, Toronto in 1881. They had 2 children: Edna & William. Edna married a MILKS & was living in Hamburg, NY in 1909 & that is all I know of Edna's family. Her brother, William died young in 1891 at Brantford. I am trying to find further info. on Edna's family as that appears to be the only descendant of Lydia & John. Have you heard of this family in your research? Thanks.