NEW for 2016: Many copies of the EssexOGS Newsletter “Trails” have now been scanned by “Active Members” and posted to the Essex Branch’s ‘members only’ section of the OGS web site: https://www.ogs.on.ca/
The third edition of the 1980 Trails contains a number of names of active council members, guest speakers, and researchers such as the following (cut & pasted):
June Wigle Cramp
J Pat Parks Sr
Allan Douglas of Hiram Walkers
Joseph Seguin, UofW
Douglas Firby, Windsor Star
Another reason to being an “Active member” of the EssexOGS; future generations will have another source to research their ancestors 😉
William Henry Hooker was born 25 Mar 1793 in London England where he married Ann Whittal on 1 Apr 1822. They travelled to Canada shortly after their marriage and their children were born in Quebec. George Henry Hooker , their youngest, obtained 125 acres on Concession 7, Lot 12 in Blytheswood, Ontario and he and his wife Ruth Reid had eight children. Their children married into the Tilden, Willan, Parker, Srigley and McMullin families. William Henry died 9 May 1905 and Ruth died 5 Mar 1932. They are both buried in Albuna Cemetery in Mersea Twp.. Jerry Hooker of Walled Lake, Michigan prepared the section about this Hooker family in 1990. He obtained his material from various sources including: the 1881 Census, the Albuna Cemetery records, the family bibles of both Jennie Hooker and William Henry Hooker, as well as parish records from London, England. This post contains only part of the record and Book 4 of Early Settlers of Essex county has 45 such stories. The indexes to all 5 books is posted on our Publications Indexes page. See if your ancestor has been studied in the past!
Record #3 from the Early Settlers Binder (EssexOGS collection , WPL , 2nd Floor; or EssexOGS Members Only section of www.ogs.on.ca) – Ezekiel Bowring, submitted 1983 by Dolores Lee of Sarasota Florida (great great grand daughter).
Ezekiel married Sarah Munger (Father Henry Munger / Monger from Rockingham Co, VA, USA, b1762), b1794 – was still living in Colchester in 1871. She had the following children: William b1814; John, married Julia Fox 1844; Mary, married Peter Hanger; Henry James b1828, married Jane; Joseph, b1833, postmaster of Colchester, married Ann Huffmen 1864; and Sarah b1835, married Knapp.
Some of Dolores’ information obtained from the Bowing Family Bible, Huffmen family bible, and ‘The Mongers a family of Old Virginia by Bellie Jo Monger