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Christopher Oakes Sr.

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Christopher Oakes Sr.

Birth
Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA
Death
19 Jun 1847 (aged 77)
Norfolk, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada
Burial
Halfway House Corner, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada GPS-Latitude: 42.7835167, Longitude: -80.2832861
Plot
04-9
Memorial ID
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Christopher was the son of James John Oakes 1736 – 1777 and Sarah Hammond 1739 – 1796
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Excerpt from Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement, E.A. Owen, originally published 1898, reprinted 1972

Christopher Oaks married Freelove Simmons, in New Brunswick, in 1802. He was one of the early Long Point blacksmiths. At first he settled on fifty acres near his brothers. Here he worked at his trade, and many a nail made by him is still in use holding together some of Charlotteville's oldest buildings, while the men for whom they were made have long since passed away. This old pioneer was at the battle of Lundy's Lane, in Captain (Judge) Mitchell's company. He had four sons, William S., Richard, Christopher and Hanford; and eight daughters, Elizabeth, Unce, Ann, Jane, Mary, Emmer, Freelove and Winifred, who married, respectively, McDonald, Olive, Lloyd, Jewell, Stover, Price, Carroll and Mabee.[8] He died in 1847 in his 71st year, and his wife died in 1851, in her 66th year.


Christopher was the son of James John Oakes 1736 – 1777 and Sarah Hammond 1739 – 1796
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Excerpt from Pioneer Sketches of Long Point Settlement, E.A. Owen, originally published 1898, reprinted 1972

Christopher Oaks married Freelove Simmons, in New Brunswick, in 1802. He was one of the early Long Point blacksmiths. At first he settled on fifty acres near his brothers. Here he worked at his trade, and many a nail made by him is still in use holding together some of Charlotteville's oldest buildings, while the men for whom they were made have long since passed away. This old pioneer was at the battle of Lundy's Lane, in Captain (Judge) Mitchell's company. He had four sons, William S., Richard, Christopher and Hanford; and eight daughters, Elizabeth, Unce, Ann, Jane, Mary, Emmer, Freelove and Winifred, who married, respectively, McDonald, Olive, Lloyd, Jewell, Stover, Price, Carroll and Mabee.[8] He died in 1847 in his 71st year, and his wife died in 1851, in her 66th year.




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  • Created by: James Lemon
  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/41957166/christopher-oakes: accessed ), memorial page for Christopher Oakes Sr. (13 Apr 1770–19 Jun 1847), Find a Grave Memorial ID 41957166, citing Woodhouse United Church Cemetery, Halfway House Corner, Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada; Maintained by James Lemon (contributor 46987614).