Where should I look for the mother of Amy Ann Will, b. 1828 in Ontario?

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I'm stumped on the mother of my 2-g-grandparent Amy Ann Will.  I thought some of the more experienced genealogists here would be able to help me find where to look!

Part of the problem is that she gave her name differently on almost every census.  She's Amy Ann, Mary Ann, Amanda, or Emma in different decades.  I use Amy Ann here because that seems the most common on her children's birth and death certificates.

Her birth and death dates should be certain because of her headstone, but I'm suspicious that it might be a modern replacement - it doesn't look like an 1889 headstone to me.

I can't find her civil registration of marriage or death, which is frustrating since it should theoretically give her mother's name.  Any hints or pointers on where to go next?

Forgot to say... records of her siblings suggest Amy Ann's mother's name might have been Hope.  Other researchers have suggested Hathaway, but I see no evidence of that anywhere.
Thank you!  Kirsten
WikiTree profile: Amy Will
in Genealogy Help by Kirsten Nelson G2G Crew (470 points)

Amy Ann Will Nelson

Birth: 1828Death: 1889image
 Burial:
Hemlock Cemetery 
Hemlock
Norfolk County
Ontario, Canada 
Created by: 4ever Nanny
Record added: May 12, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 129689176

Edward H. Nelson

Birth: Nov. 22, 1865, CanadaDeath: Apr. 13, 1897, Canadaimage
 Burial:
Hemlock Cemetery 
Hemlock
Norfolk County
Ontario, Canada 
Created by: 4ever Nanny
Record added: May 12, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 129689177

 

2 Answers

+2 votes
Look at Original Census paper,1851 Canada East and Canada West,shows

Father Rodney Nelson,Mother Emma A.Nelson,3 children,David,Daniel,

and Baby Nelson.Religion Methodist.David W Nelson marriage too Elizabeth M.Gane has wrong mother as Mary Ann Nelson,probable this

was added later.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (900k points)

Rodney Nelson

Birth: 1819Death: 1890image
 Burial:
Hemlock Cemetery 
Hemlock
Norfolk County
Ontario, Canada 
Created by: 4ever Nanny
Record added: May 12, 2014 
Find A Grave Memorial# 129689178

Hi Wayne!

Yes, that is the 1851 census I referred to for Amy Ann.  Unfortunately since she was already married in 1851 and living with her husband, I don't see any help there to be found on who her mother was.

Kirsten
Hi Frank!

That Daniel William Will is the son of the Daniel William Will I'm looking for... so he is Amy Ann's brother.  Isn't it odd that we can find the marriage certificate for one sibling so easily, but not the other?

Kirsten
+1 vote
Unfortunate,records only go too 1824,Even methodist Church Records.

He was Scottish,even may have immigrated.His birth is given abt 1819,

Prince Edward County,Ontario.Figuring her given name is likely Amy.

But more than likely could not read or write or spell.Plus they may have

spoke with Scottish Brogue.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (900k points)

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