"You only live as long as the last person who remembers you."
Born and raised in Prescott, Ontario I have a great interest in genealogy and family lines. I am currently tracing the family trees of the Gobeil and Ward families, my parents' families. The Gobeil family was one of the first families to settle in Canada in the mid-1600s.
The family name has died out in France so all Gobeil's who are in North America are related to the first settler Jean Gobeil who arrived with his family on Ilse D'Orleans near Quebec city circa 1650. His son Barthelemy was the sole surviving male to begin a family here and all Gobeil's are related to him.
I have just begun my investigation of the Ward family originated in England/Scotland. My maternal grandmother Marion Jackson-Ward descended from Edward Jackson, a United Empire Loyalist. Born in Ireland, he was a member of the British Army during the American Revolutionary War and served also in the War of 1812 as a spy, returning to Fort Wellington and settling in this area after escaping capture in Saratoga, NY.
I would be pleased to assist anyone seeking information in the area. Recently retired, I have taken on the task of mapping the Blue Church Cemetery. As part of this, I am establishing and/or updating memorials using Find-a-Grave. I am a member of the Blue Church Cemetery board and the Grenville Historic Society here in Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
Anyone who has created a memorial in Blue Church Cemetery and no longer wishes to manage it may transfer to me at any time. Every grave in Sections 02, 03 and 04 is memorialized on Findagrave while Section 01, the oldest section, is actively updated currently.
Search memorial contributions by Thomas Gobeil