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William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 29 Dec 2010 7:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Dec 2010 4:22PM GMT
Surnames: Moffat, Thompson, O'Leary, Irwin, Rutledge
I am looking for any information about this family - lived in Turnberry, Huron East, Ontario. In 1891 census William was living with daughter Elizabeth. Wife Jessie Thomson had died quite young. Children were Elizabeth, Annie, James (my great grandfather), Walter and daughter Jessie. The family seemed to "scatter" after the mother died, and I am struggling to find info. Elizabeth married a Mr. O'Leary, Annie married Jim Irwin and Jessie married JT Rutledge. ANY info searching suggestions would be appreciated.
William (b. 1828 Scotland)
Jessie (b. 1837 Scotland)
Elizabeth M. (b. 1863 Ontario)
Annie (b. 1864 Ontario)
James (b. 1867 Ontario)
Walter (b. 1870 Ontario)
Jessie (b. 1872 Ontario)
Jessie mom died right after Jessie daughter was born.

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 12:52PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Edited: 2 Jan 2011 7:25PM GMT
Surnames: MOFFATT, THOMPSON, Reid, Taylor
Name: James Moffat
Birth Place: Canada
Age: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1868
Father Name: William Moffat
Mother Name: Jessie Thompson
Spouse Name: Christina Reid
Spouse's Age: 29
Spouse Birth Place: Elderslie
Spouse Father Name: Peter Reid
Spouse Mother Name: Christina Taylor
Marriage Date: 3 Mar 1897
Marriage Location: Bruce
Marriage County: Bruce
Archives of Ontario Microfilm: MS932_92

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 5:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you!! My challenge for this man is to find ANYTHING about his life from the time his mother died when he was 5, until he applied for this marriage license with my great grandmother. He never talked about his life much, according to my mother.
Thanks again,
Nancy

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 5:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
on the marriage entry (NOT the full details) it shows his residence as North Dakota ....

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 6:43PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 2 Jan 2011 7:26PM GMT
Surnames: MOFFAT, Porteous
1871
Name: William Moffatt
Gender: Male
Age: 41
Birth Year: abt 1830
Birth Place: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Presbyterian
Origin: Scottish (Scotish)
Province: Ontario
District: Huron North
District Number: 26
Division: 01
Subdistrict: Turnberry
Subdistrict Number: k
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Name: Jassie Moffatt
Gender: Female
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1841
Birth Place: Scotland
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Presbyterian
Origin: Scottish (Scotish)
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Name: Elizabeth Moffatt
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birth Place: Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian
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Name: Anne Moffatt
Gender: Female
Age: 6
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birth Place: Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian
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Name: James Moffatt
Gender: Male
Age: 3
Birth Year: abt 1868
Birth Place: Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian

NOTE: BIRTHS ARE ALL "DITTO" SO....


1881
Name: James Moffat
Gender: Male
Age: 14
Birth Year: 1867
Birthplace: Ontario
Religion: Presbyterian
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: Ontario
District Number: 175
District: Huron North
Sub-District Number: B
Subdistrict: Turnberry
Division: 1
WITH
Name: William Porteous
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Widowed
Age: 72
Birth Year: 1809
Birthplace: Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
Occupation: Farmer
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Name: Ann Porteous
Gender: Female
Age: 74
Birth Year: 1807
Birthplace: Scotland
Religion: Presbyterian
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)


PROB

1881
Name: Elizabeth Moffat
Age: 17
Birth Year: 1864
Birthplace: Ontario
Religion: Congregational
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
Occupation: Servant
Province: Ontario
District Number: 175
District: Huron North
Sub-District Number: B
Subdistrict: Turnberry
Division: 1
WITH THE GAMMELL FAMILY


Name: Ann Moffat
Gender: Female
Age: 16
Birth Year: 1865
Birthplace: Ontario
Religion: Congregational
Nationality: Scotch (Scotish)
Province: Ontario
District Number: 175
District: Huron North
Sub-District Number: B
Subdistrict: Turnberry
Division: 1
WITH THE GEANNILL FAMILY

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Name: Walter Moffat
Death Date: 29 Oct 1870
Death Location: Huron
INFLAMATION OF THE BOWELS
Age: 4 WEEKS 10 DAYS
Gender: Male
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Birth Location: Turnberry
No. 013689
Archives of Ontario Microfilm: MS935_2

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 6:49PM GMT
Classification: Death
Surnames: MOFFAT
Name: William Moffatt
Death Date: 30 Sep 1904
Death Location: Huron
CARDIAC DISEASE
Age: 74
Gender: Male
Estimated birth year: abt 1830
Birth Location: Scotland
No. 013337
Archives of Ontario Microfilm: MS935_115

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 7:12PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Surnames: MOFFATT, THOMPSON
Name: Jessie Thompson
Age: 25
Birth Place: Scotland
Father Name: James Thompson
Mother Name: Anne
TO
Spouse Name: Moffat, William
Spouse residence: Turnberry Township
Spouse Age: 33
Spouse Birth Place: Scotland
Marriage Date: 17 Oct 1862
Spouse Father Name: James Moffat
Spouse Mother Name: Elizabeth
Microfilm Roll: 1030058
Residence: Turnberry Township
County: Huron

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 7:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jan 2011 4:22PM GMT
Surnames: Moffatt
Thank you so much for all this valuable information. You have been incredibly helpful. It looks like the father had to "farm out" his children after his wife died, which probably explains why my mother's grandfather never talked about his life in Cananda much.

James Moffatt moved to North Dakota around 1892, and the father, William came to live with him shortly after that. William died here in America, and is buried near James Moffatt's farmstead, near Hannah, ND.

I have no idea when William emmigrated, and unfortunately the name William Moffat doesn't seem to be all that uncommon. Since no one in the family ever asked many questions, it will be a challlenge to find him in Scotland. Thank you so much for providing such wonderful information about his life after arriving in Canada. If you are in Spain, I am very amazed at your genealogical skills - I live just south of Canada, and you've done much better than I have!! How did people do this before the internet!??!
Thank you,
Nancy

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: MOFFATT, THOMSON
it would have been incredibly hard especially, with young children to support.. regretfully, more common than one expects.

I think..

Name: William Moffat
Gender: Male
Baptism/Christening Date: 23 Mar 1828
Baptism/Christening Place: , POLMONT, STIRLING, SCOTLAND
Birth Date: 09 Mar 1828
Birthplace:
Death Date:
Name Note:
Race:
Father's Name: James Moffat
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Elizabeth Thomson
Mother's Birthplace:
Mother's Age:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C11487-4
System Origin: Scotland-VR
Source Film Number: 1041955
Reference Number: - 2:17W9M3F
Collection: Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950

WHICH, would give the following siblings

JOHN 12 SEP 1825
MARTHA 1ST MAR 1830
JAMES 5TH OCT 1832
ROBERT 29TH AUG 1834

all showing same parents & place of birth/baptisms

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Groom's Name: James Moffat
Groom's Birth Date:
Groom's Birthplace:
Groom's Age:
Bride's Name: Elizabeth Thomson
Bride's Birth Date:
Bride's Birthplace:
Bride's Age:
Marriage Date: 04 May 1821
Marriage Place: Polmont,Stirling,Scotland
Groom's Father's Name:
Groom's Mother's Name:
Bride's Father's Name:
Bride's Mother's Name:
Groom's Race:
Groom's Marital Status:
Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
Bride's Race:
Bride's Marital Status:
Bride's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M11487-4
System Origin: Scotland-ODM
Source Film Number: 1041955
Reference Number:
Collection: Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910


The Internet..... a wonder when used rightly before that up & down records office's !!!! - was in Spain, thankfully back in good old Blighty!! love it - snow and all!

Re: William Moffat and Jessie Thompson Moffat family

Posted: 2 Jan 2011 9:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Jan 2011 4:24PM GMT
Surnames: Moffat
I have to ask, where is "Blightly"??!! Spain sounds warmer, especially to those of us in Northwestern Minnesota, who have spent the last few days watching the snow blow into large drifts!! We like to say it makes us "tough"!! :-)

I have seen this family associated with William in another tree on Ancestry - the birth date of William is different, but close, and I am very aware that birthdates on tombstones are not always correct. (His tombstone lists April 24, 1829). I sure wish the birthdates were exactly the same, but it never goes that way in genealogy, does it?!

I have absolutely no idea how to determine if this is my William. Absolutely nothing "physical" exists of him other than public records, one photograph and a cemetery marker.

The names of the parents match - he came from Scotland! I will just continue to dig. You have been an amazing help, and I appreciate it so much. A person "meets" the kindest people on a message board!!

Nancy
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