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Colinette Campbell Muir (1863 - 1931)

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Colinette Campbell Muir
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Colinette is born in Canada West on July 6, 1863, the daughter of Agnes Thomson (1837-1865) and Alexander Muir (1830-1906). She is baptised in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Bendale, Scarborough Township in July 1864. Her father, who was born in Scotland, is most famously known as the composer of the “The Maple Leaf Forever” which, for a time, was an unofficial national anthem for many Canadians. On her mother’s side, Colinette is descended from two of the earliest Scotch families to settle in Scarborough – the Thomson’s who were the first European settlers in Scarborough in 1799 and the Paterson’s who settled in 1820 along what is now the east side of Kennedy Road between Finch and Sheppard Avenues.

The Baptism register shows her name as “Colinette Campbell” although the hand-writing (in the transcription) could also be interpreted as “Colonette.” Many records for Colinette – particularly US census records – mis-spell her first name. In many cases, when she shows up on family tree or genealogical record, her first name is spelt “Colinetta.” This confusion continues with one of the children who has the middle name “Colinette” but in most (?all) US records on this child the spelling is “Colinetta.” For this biography the spelling is “Colinette” as the best guess as to what the correct spelling is.

Agnes Thomson dies when Colinette is two years old so it is unlikely that Colinette would have any memories of her mother. Her father, Alexander, marries for a second time in 1866 and his new wife is Mary Alice Johnston.

Colinette and her family cannot be found in the 1871 census records although it is believed that they were living in Newmarket, Ontario, at the time. Newmarket is about 50 kilometres north of Toronto. In the 1881 census, Colinette is 17-years old living with her family in Toronto.

On April 14, 1886 Colinette marries Warren Converse KELLOGG (1857>1940) in Toronto. Warren was born in the United States – it is thought in Rome, New York – but the details of how or where Colinette and Warren met and married are unknown. Whatever the details, US census records indicate that Colinette emigrated from Canada to the United States in either 1884 or 1886. So either Colinette went to the United States, met Warren, and then came back to Canada for the wedding; or else Warren for some reason made a trip to Canada and met Colinette and then got married. Rome, New York, is about 200 kilometres south of Kingston, Ontario, so it is close enough to the border that Warren could have easily made a trip north.

Warren, who was born in either 1856 or 1857 depending on which record is consulted, is the son of Henry Nelson Kellogg (1814-1892) and Miriam Maria Moulton (1819-?). The best guess as to his birthday is July 22, 1857.

In the United States census of 1900, Colinette (36) is living in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey. Woodbridge is just south of Newark and just to the west of Staten Island. Living with her are her husband, “Cong*S” Kellogg and three children: Harold C. (12), Aimie C (11) and Alexand M. (3). Most of the spellings of names in the census record, including Colinette’s, are inaccurate. Warren (“Cong*S”) is a commercial traveller. This (and other) census records show Colinette’s birthday as July 1864 which is when she was baptised. The wedding record also shows July 1864. As far as is known, unless there is an error in the transcription of the Baptism Register, her birthday was July 6, 1863. This date is supported by the information in the Canadian 1881 census record.

In the 1910 census “Colhnetta” is living in Yonkers, Westchester, New York with her husband, W. C. Kellogg (43) and two children: Amy C. (20), single, born in New York; and Alexander M. (13), born in New Jersey. Yonkers is on the east side of the Hudson River, north of the Bronx. In the 1920 census, Colinette (55) (“Colinatta”) is living in Manhattan with her husband, Warren Kellogg (63), and two children: Harold M. (31) and Amy (30). This census record suggests Colinette moved to the United States in 1884.

In the 1930 census, Colinette is still in Manhattan. She is now 65-years old and this record shows her moving to the United States in 1886. Warren is 73-years old. One child, Alexander (32) has moved back in with his parents. He has with him two young daughters and the census record shows him as a widower.

Colinette dies on January 7, 1931 in New York. It is not known where she is buried.

Warren lives on until at least 1940 as he is found in the 1940 census records at the age of 83. He is living with his daughter, Amy, in Manhattan.

Colinette and Warren had three children:

  • Harold Converse Kellogg (1888-?) + Marie Van Wageninger
  • Amy Colinette Kellogg (1889-1970) + Albert Lesnsky
  • Alexander Muir Kellogg (1897-?) + Mary Knautt


[1] 1968 Paterson family tree shows Colinette as the 3rd child of Agnes & Alex; it shows her spouse as Warren Kellogg; it shows 3 children – Harold, Amy & Alex; and it shows 3 grandchildren.

[2] St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Bendale, Baptism Register: Colonette [not sure of spelling] born 6 July 1863, baptized July 1864.

[3] Colinette’s early years: even though she has not been found in the 1871 census, it is known that her father was a teacher in Toronto until 1870, after which he taught in several schools, one of them being in Newmarket ( Newmarket is abt 50 km directly north of Toronto. Further, her father, Alexander Muir was the village clerk in Newmmarket from April 1875 until January 1876. Alexander Muir had moved back to the city of Toronto by 1880. (J. Paul Green, “MUIR, ALEXANDER,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 13, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed November 11, 2013.)

[4] 1881 census, Ontario, Toronto, 134, St Andrew Ward G, division 2, pg 35: Alexander Muir (50), born Scotland, school teacher; Mary A. (33); John G (22), printer; James J (19); Colinette (17); Alice A (14); Charles (10); ?Eda Thomas (23)

[5] "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 Oct 2014), Converse Kellogg and Colinetta Campbell Muir, 14 Apr 1886; citing registration 013809, Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm 1870215. The record shows a Converse Kellogg (29), born in 1857, whose parents are Henry N. Kellogg & Miriam M. Kellogg, marrying a Colinetta Campbell Muir in Toronto. Colinetta’s [Colinette’s] parents are Alexander & Agnes Muir. Her birth year is shown as 1864.

[6] Warren Converse Kellogg (1856 - Unknown): Born in New York, USA on 1856 to Henry Nelson Kellogg and Miriam Maria Moulton. Warren Converse married Colinetta C Muir and had 3 children. This source also provides the names and dates for Warren’s parents (and some grandparents). The birth year of 1856 may be inaccurate as other records suggest 1857.

[7] There is a brief mention of Warren Converse Kellogg in the Daily Sentinel on March 17, 1919. The Daily Sentinel is the name of the newspaper in Rome, New York. The newspaper refers to Warren as a native of Rome.

[8] "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Oct 2014), Colimetta C M Kellogg in household of Cong*S Kellogg, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States; citing sheet 21A, family 414, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1240985. The census record shows a “Colimetta” (sic) C.M. Kellogg in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, New Jersey. She is 36-yrs old, married, with 3 children and she was born in Canada. Her father was born in Scotland; her mother in Canada. Her birth date is shown as July 1864 and she has been married for 14 years. The husband is Cong*S Kellogg who is 43 and was born in New York in July 1857. He is a commercial traveller. The children are: (1) Harold C. Kellogg (12) born in Sept 1888 in New York, (2) Aimie C. Kellogg (11) born in Dec 1889 in New York, and (3) Alexand M. Kellogg (3) born in Apr 1897 in New Jersey.

[9] "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Oct 2014), Colhnetta C Kellogg in household of W Campbell Kellogg, Yonkers Ward 8, Westchester, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 182, sheet 8B, family 200, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375106. The record shows a Colhnetta (sic) C Kellogg (45), who was born in Canada in 1865 and who immigrated to the USA in 1884. It shows her mother born in Canada and her father born in Scotland. Her husband is W. Campbell Kellogg (53), who was born in New York in 1857. It shows Amy (20), the daughter, as single and a birth year of 1890 in New York. It shows Alexander M (13) with a birth year of 1897 in New Jersey. [The middle name of the husband, Campbell, is actually Collinette’s middle name.]

[10] "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Oct 2014), Warren C Kellog, Manhattan Assembly District 23, New York, New York, United States; citing sheet 29B, family 791, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821227. This census record shows “Warren C Kellog” (63) living in Manhattan. His birth year, in New York, is shown as 1857. It shows both his parents also born in New York. His wife is “Colenatta Kellog” (55), born in Canada, and immigrating to the US in 1884. It shows both her parents born in Canada [her father was born in Scotland]. Two children are at home: (1) Harold M. Kellog (31) who was born in New York; and (2) Amie Kellog (30) born in New York.

[11] "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 27 Oct 2014), Calinetla C Kellogg in household of Warren C Kellogg, Manhattan (Districts 1001-1249), New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1230, sheet 10A, family 259, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1581. The record shows a Calinetla (sic) C. Kellogg (65) living in Manhattan. She was born in Canada in 1865 and she immigrated to the USA in 1886. Her mother was born in Canada and her father was born in Scotland. Her husband is Warren C. Kellogg (73) who was born in New York. On son, Alexander M. Kellogg (32), lives in the household as does two grandchildren: Dorothy A . (7) was born in 1923 in New York. Amy F (9) was born in 1921 in New York. Alexander M Kellogg is widowed.

[12] Newmarket Era, Jan 9, 1931, death notice for Colinette Campbell Muir on Jan 7, 1931

[13] “United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 Oct 2014), Warren C Kellogg in household of Amy C Kellogg, Assembly District 21, Manhattan, New York City, New York, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 31-1830, sheet 10A, family 192, NARA digital publication of T627, roll 2668. The record shows a Warren C Kellogg (83), who is widowed, and who was born in 1857, living with his daughter, Amy Kellogg. Amy (50) who is single, born in New York, working as a seamstress from home.


Thank you to Katharine E for creating WikiTree profile Muir-651 through the import of andrew thomson.ged on Jun 7, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Katharine and others.

The current biography was prepared by Fred Paterson Nix on Oct 30, 2014.

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