Can you help identify the people in this photo from 1928: Elizabeth Norsworthy's descendants

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This photo was taken at a celebratory gathering of the descendants of Elizabeth (Norsworthy) Watts in 1928, most probably in Walkerton, Ontario, Canada.  Very few of those pictured have been identified.  I've listed the existing identifications below.

Can you help by adding another identification (or two or three or ....)?

Thank you!

First row (children) (L-R): #1 Jean Hall (tentative); #2 Emma Hall (tentative)

Second row (seated) (L-R) (including standing child as #1): #5 Avis Norsworthy (tentative); #7 Theophilus John (T.J.) Watts; #8 Elizabeth (Norsworthy) Watts

Third row (standing) (L-R): #1 John Robert Dickson [husband of Henrietta Eliza Watts]; #2 Henrietta Eliza (Watts) Dickson; #4 Juanita (Huntley) Watts [wife of V. Orval Watts]; #5 V. Orval Watts

Fourth row (standing) (L-R): #2 George Hall [husband of Ella Dickson]; #9 Elizabeth Ellen "Ella" (Dickson) Hall

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sorry, can't help you with that, would however like to note that marriage location is anachronistic, Ontario, Canada only got created on 1 July 1867.  Prior to that it was Upper Canada or Canada West, depending on your tastes.

Thank you, Danielle!  I need all the help I can get with Canadian - and especially pre-Canadian - place names.  Apart from my own general ignorance, I think I was misled by the officiating minister's self-description in the register:  "Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Canada."  

The volume of the marriage registers this comes from is "Vol. 2, Brock District marriage register, 1839-1858 (Oxford Co. after 1850; Burford Twp., Brant Co.)" , which the FamilySearch indices assign to "Brock, North Riding, York, Canada West."  So, I've changed the location for the marriage in 1853 to Oxford County, Canada West.  Is this correct?  I don't know what to make of that bibliographic reference to "Burford Twp., Brant Co."

FamilySearch has their own list of place names, which don't fit with old time frames, they use ''modern'' location names.

Methodist episcopal church in Canada, well, it was overall called Canada, ie Upper and Bas-Canada (my side of the equation).  Just no Ontario.laugh

Well, it's corrected to eliminate Ontario - my thanks again to you.  Perhaps someone else will contribute further knowledge.

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Sorry, I have no Canadian relatives that I know of.  My Norsworthys came from Illinois, Ky, Tn, NC and Virhinia.
Thank you for checking on the post, Alan.  Did your Norsworthys come from England?  If they did, I may have a source of more information for you.
Thank you for answering. With a reasonable amount of certainty I can trace my family to Col. George Norsworthy who was born in 1632 in Widecomb en Moor, Devon England and died on 9 Dec 1689 in Isle of Wight County, Colonial Virginia.  Some people claim that his Father was Tristam (n) Norsworthy  born in 1604 in Widecomb en Moor and died in Nansemond Colonial Virginia. I am not se certain of that.  If you have anything that supports or refutes this, please let me know.
Alan, please contact me with a private message, either through Elizabeth Norsworthy's profile or my own, so I can pass along what I have for you.  Thanks!

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