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Ross Family Megantic

Ross Family Megantic

Posted: 30 May 2011 6:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ross, McCotter, McArthur
Hi Folks
In my family research I have found the marriage of my Great Great Grandparents (Robert Ross and Jane McCotter) in Lac Beauport with children James, Jane and William born in Lac Beauport via Chalmers Church records and then three children Robert Margaret and Mary born in Broughton, Megantic County Quebec all through the Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection).
Having said that, what I search for is the connection from Ireland to Lac Beauport of Robert Ross born 1800 in Ireland.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Derwyn Ross

Re: Ross Family Megantic

Posted: 6 Jul 2011 10:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
At that time, Lac Beauport was a settlement with the name Waterloo Settlement.
This might explain to you why Robert Ross was there first and then move to Megantic where the land was disponible.He probably was a soldier and then a farmer.

Re: Ross Family Megantic

Posted: 14 Oct 2011 6:29PM GMT
Classification: Query

Thanks for your note and a very good point indeed. I have no information as to Why or How he / they arrived at either Waterloo / Saint-Dunstan / Lac Beauport or Broughton. The records I have indicate a marriage in Lac Beauport with three children born there and three in Broughton before the trek to the mid north of Ontario where the other four children were born. I suspect maybe other family members were already there.
Interesting and a family history adventure for sure.

Re: Ross Family Megantic

Posted: 27 Feb 2012 5:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Feb 2012 5:52PM GMT
Surnames: McCotter, Sangster
Mr. Ross,
I am only a guest on Ancestry. In doing research for someone else yesterday I was looking into the Sangster background. The Drouin records led me to believe the following information:
Jane McCotter may have been a married name. There were documents signed by people with the last name "Church" which made me wonder if that was her maiden name.

It appeared to me she was married to a "William McCotter" and had a child with him named John McCotter or McCutter in the records in 1826.
I found a burial for William McCotter in 1827.
In 1828 a Jane McCotter (records show as "James" instead of Jane) married my ancestor bachelor John Sangster (1785-1858) and indicated she was a widow. It then appears she died soon...
A wedding in 1831 indicate John Sangster the widower marrying Helen Stein (records show her as Eleanor Stean on marriage, also as Helaine, and Ellen in Census records) Followed her to living with her daughter Mary(Sangster)Tuckett, and next door to both her son John & other daughter Ellen(Sangster)Cummings/Comming/Cumins.

Your research has me wondering if we are talking about the same Jane McCotter woman, or a generational gap. If you find anything further, please let me know. I don't have any "Ross" information, but would appreciate if you have further information to bridge the gaps in my research.
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