|Jane Hughes||Correction to Stephen|
Would you please do a correction for me. An elderly man is upset with the incorrect information posted here.
Agness Wallace and her husband, Patrick, came to St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada between 1831 and 1835, when their son, Octavius, was born and baptised in the church here. Patrick died in 1839. Agness is a teacher in the 1842 census and in the 1851 census was living with her son-in-law,William Stacey, as was her other daughter and Octavius.
This family group, moved to Michigan and can be found in the 1860 Federal US Census in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Agness is a widow. Her son, Octavius is a "master blacksmith".
Octavius signed up, Union side, for the Civil War in 1861 and was killed in action, at Williamsburg, May 5 1862.
His body was shipped back to St. Thomas and buried alongside his father's in the cemetery which, actually, is behind my house.
Octavius' Pension was given to his mother, Agness (Wallace) Stephen.
I do not know when Agness amrried James Stephen, but it was after 1860.
And William Stephen, 1818-1876, also in Hunters Creek Cemetery, is not Agness' son.
I really hope you can make the required changes.
Added by Jane Hughes on Nov 12, 2013 1:49 PM