Sarah (Elson) Prince

Sarah (Elson) Prince

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Sarah Jane Prince formerly Elson
Born about in Canada Westmap
Wife of — married about in Ontario, Canadamap [uncertain]
Died in London, Ontario, Canadamap
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Categories: London, Ontario | Family Brickwall.

If you have any connection to Sarah Jane Elson, or have any information about her, please contact me or leave a message on this page! She is my most frustrating brick wall. Lianne Lavoie, 20:19, 12 July 2012 (EDT)

Contents

Research Progress

Currently the goal in all of my research on Sarah Jane is finding her parents.

  • Censuses: I've found Sarah Jane in the 1852, 1861, 1871, and 1881 censuses. Were there any censuses before that in Ontario/Canada West?
  • Birth record: Impossible to really search for until her parents' names are known.
  • Marriage record: I've searched online and haven't been able to find the record of her marriage to Henry Prince. I've posted questions about this on several forums, but so far no one has attempted a look up.
  • Death record: I have found Sarah Jane's death record (see Sources section).

I do not have experience with less common sources, so I have not yet researched any other types of records. I have done general searches on FamilySearch and come up empty.

Blog Posts

The following posts on my genealogy blog, Stories of a Canadian Family, document my research on Sarah Jane Elson:

Biography

Sarah was born about 1839.[1]

On the 1881 census, there is a 75 year old widow named Mary Elson living with Henry and Sarah Jane and their children. Presumably that is Sarah Jane's mother.

Sarah died in London, Ontario, on November 5, 1881.[2] She died 9 days after giving birth to her last child, which suggests that she may have died as a result of complications in childbirth.

Timeline

c1839 Born, in Ontario
1852 Census, in Westminster, Canada West; age 12; mother Mary, age 29; siblings: Ann, age 14; Elisa, age 10; Elisabeth, age 1 (relationships assumed, not stated in census)
c1860 Married, to Henry Prince
1860, August 24 Birth of daughter, Mary Elizabeth
1861 Census, in Canada West; age 20; husband Henry, age 25; children: Mary Prince, age 1. Mary Elson, age 48. Elisabeth Elson, age 9. Elisa Elson, age 18.
c1862 Birth of son, John Henry
c1863 Birth of daughter, Sarah Jane
c1865 Birth of daughter, Harriet Ann
c1867 Birth of daughter, Ida Elizabeth
c1869 Birth of son, Robert James
1871 Census, in London, Ontario; age 30; husband Henry, age 36; children: Elizabeth, age 11; John, age 9; Jane, age 7; Harriet, age 6; Ida, age 4; James, age 2
1871, September 24 Birth of son, William Edward
1874, November 3 Birth of daughter, Alice Matilda
1878, September 30 Birth of daughter, Isabella
1881 Census, in London, Ontario; age 42; husband Henry, age 45; children: John Henry, age 19; Jane, age 18; Harriet, age 16; Ida, age 13; James Edward, age 11; William, age 9; Alice, age 5; Isabella, age 3. Mary Elson, age 75 (widow). James Prince, age 33
1881, October 27 Birth of son, Joseph Samuel
1881, November 5 Death, in London, Ontario; age 42
1915, January 27 Death of husband; age 77

External Links

Sources

  • 1861 Canadian census, Canada West (see image)
  • 1871 Canadian census, London, Ontario; age 30; husband Henry, age 36; children: Elizabeth, age 11; John, age 9; Jane, age 7; Harriet, age 6; Ida, age 4; James, age 2.
  • 1881 Canadian census, London, Ontario; age 42; husband Henry, age 45; children: John Henry, age 19; Jane, age 18; Harriet, age 16; Ida, age 13; James Edward, age 11; William, age 9; Alice, age 5; Isabella, age 3. Mary Elson, age 75 (widow). James Prince, age 33.
  1. According to her tombstone, she was 42 years old when she died in late 1881.
  2. Death record and tombstone.









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Henry Prince and Sarah Jane Elson tombstone
Henry Prince and Sarah Jane Elson tombstone

London, Ontario, Canada map [date?] Comments: 0. WikiTree Popularity: 1.


 


1861 census - Prince-Elson family
1861 census - Prince-Elson family

Canada West map 1861 Comments: 0. WikiTree Popularity: 1.


 


Collaboration

On February 1, 2013 at 02:32GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:


On November 12, 2012 at 23:19GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

I've concluded that the 1852 census is a match. I found Sarah Jane, with her husband, in the 1861 census, and there are several Elsons living with her that match people in the 1852 census.


On November 7, 2012 at 22:29GMT Lianne Lavoie wrote:

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FMNK-57S might be a marriage record for Sarah Jane's sister.




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