I have been working on adding a rather infamous part of my family with the surname Whitesell; full of cheating, lying, bigamy and other fun in just the more recent history. Further back, my line comes from a Whitesell that fled the newly formed United States after heavily supporting the English, leaving his parents and all of his other siblings back in New Jersey, taking his wife and their young daughter to Ontario.
In order to document these illustrious people, I have been doing some research and I kept finding the titles of documents to be "Upper Canada XXX"; things such as census (1842 Upper Canada Census for example) and land documents such as "Upper Canada Land Petitions" and several other. Being curious as to just how far north my ancestor went, I pulled open google maps and looked for the area where he was last reported to have lived; Elgin, Ontario.
Imagine my absolute astonishment to find that in spite of Aaron Whitesell being documented in several "Upper Canada" documents, to be living lower in latitude than Minneapolis at essentially the furthest southern part of Canada. How does that work!!!???!!!