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Re: 1880 Conger-Potter/Garrett or Garratt
Posted by: Cheryl (Kemp) Taber (ID *****8722) Date: September 08, 2009 at 18:08:20
In Reply to: 1880 Conger-Potter/Garrett or Garratt by Patsy Holzapfel of 983

I believe you will have to rethink who Elizabeth Garratt's parents were; namely, they were Freeman Garratt (the son of Townsend Garratt & Sarah Bowerman) & Sarah Melissa Conger.

Name: Albert H Potter, School Teacher, residence Picton (Prince Edward County)
Birth Place: Rochester NY
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1854
Father Name: Richard Potter
Mother Name: Ann Austin
Spouse Name: Elizabeth Garrett
Spouse's Age: 20
Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1860
Spouse Birth Place: Hillier
Spouse Father Name: Freeman Garrett
Spouse Mother Name: Melissa Conger
Marriage Date: 20 Mar 1880
Marriage Place: Hillier
Marriage County: Prince Edward

Mrs. Sam Osterhout, witness to the wedding of Albert H. Potter & Elizabeth Garratt, was Elizabeth Seymour Conger b. 1832 in Hallowell Tp., Prince Edward County, Ontario--her parents were named as David Conger & Ruth Clark on her death register. Since Sarah Melissa Garratt was very close in age, I wonder if she was perhaps a sister of Elizabeth Seymour Conger; however, this is only speculation. Note how Kathleen, daughter of Sarah Melissa, also had the middle name Seymour.

1861 Ontario Census Hillier Tp., Prince Edward County
Freeman Garratt 37 b. Canada married
Sarah M. Garratt 31 b. Canada married
Sarah Garratt 66 Widowed b. Canada
Ruth A. Garratt 12 b. Canada
Susan C. Garratt 4 b. Canada
Elizabeth Garratt 1 b. Canada

1871 Ontario Census 59- Prince Edward County, A2- Hillier Tp.,
Freeman R Garratt 45 b. Ontario
Sarah M Garratt 40 b. Ontario
Susan C Garratt 14 b. Ontario
Elizabeth S Garratt 11 b. Ontario
Jeannette D Garratt 2 b. Ontario
Sarah Garratt 74 b. Ontario

1881 Ontario Census 119- Prince Edward County, E2- Hillier Tp.
Freeman Garratt 56 b. Ontario
Sarah M Garratt 49 b. Ontario
Jennette Garratt 12 b. Ontario
Sarah T Garratt 86 b. Ontario

Ontario Death Register - Sarah Melissa Garrett, 58 yrs old, Farmer's wife, born Ontario, died at Wellington, Prince Edward County, Ontario, on Nov 17 1887.

Charles Potter b. 6 Sep 1880 Male Proton Tp., Grey County, Ontario, parents - Albert H Potter Elizabeth S Garratt

1881 Ontario Census G2- Proton, 155- Grey East County, pg. 60       
Albert H. POTTER M Male English 25 born Ontario School Teacher Methodist
Elizabeth POTTER M Female English 20 born Ontario Methodist
Charles T. POTTER Male English 1 Born: Nov; 4/12 Ontario Methodist

Mabel Congdon Potter b. 25 Dec 1885 Female Hillier Tp., Prince Edward County, Ontario, parents - Albert H Potter & Elizabeth S Garrett (my note- I wonder if Mabel's middle name was really Conger)

Fred Conger Potter b. 8 Oct 1891 Trenton, Hastings County, Ontario, Male parents- Albert H Potter & Elizabeth Seymour Garrett

1901 Census of Canada District: ON HASTINGS (West/Ouest) (#72) Subdistrict: Trenton (Town/Ville) C-1 Page 3
3 4 26 Potter Albert H M Head M Aug 1852 48
3 5 26 Potter Elizabeth F Wife M Dec 7 1860 40
3 6 26 Potter Nelly F Daughter S Nov 8 1883 17
3 7 26 Potter Catherine F Daughter S Dec 24 1885 15
3 8 26 Potter Conger M Son S Oct 8 1891 9
3 9 26 Potter Sidney M Son S Jun 23 1893 7

Ontario Death Register # 016962- Freeman Riddle Garratt, 81 yrs old, born Hillier Tp., Prince Edward County), died on Oct 22 1905 in South Grimsby Tp., Lincoln County,

Name: Kathleen Seymour Potter
Birth Place: Canada
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1888
Father Name: Albert H Potter
Mother Name: Elizabeth Garrett Potter
Spouse Name: Arthur Harry William Dallimore
Spouse's Age: 23
Spouse Estimated Birth Year: abt 1891
Spouse Birth Place: England
Spouse Father Name: Arthur Dallimore
Spouse Mother Name: Alice Phillips
Marriage Date: 23 Mar 1914
Marriage Place: Toronto
Marriage County: York

Ontario Death Register # 001179 - Elizabeth Potter of 9 Glenlake Ave., Toronto, York County, Ontario, 67 yrs old, born Ontario, married, died in Toronto on Jan. 9 1928, father - Freeman R. Garrett b. Ontario, mother - Sarah Garrett; informant was Albert H. Potter, husband; burial Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.

Ontario Death Register# 004443- Albert Potter of 9 Glenlake Ave., Toronto, Widow, 81 yrs old, born USA, at place of death for 22 yrs., died in Toronto on June 11, 1934; Katherine Dallimore, daughter, was the informant. Burial Prospect Cemetery.

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=thelakesetal&id=I5888 - more on David Conger & Ruth Lake


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