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Janet (Young) Blair (1788 - 1863)

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Janet Blair formerly Young
Born in Lancaster Twp., Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Williamstown, Glengarry Co., Ontario, Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Albion Twp., Peel Co., Ontario, Canadamap
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On Sept. 2, 1806 (Reg.), Ebenezer married Janet Young at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown, Glengarry Co., Upper Canada. The pastor was John Bethune, ancestor of Dr. Norman Bethune. Janet was born on June 25, 1788 in Lancaster Twp., Glengarry Co. to James Young and Hannah (Anaatje-Anna) Snyder. James was a United Empire Loyalist from the Mohawk and Hudson River area of New York who fled to Canada after the war ended in 1783. A number of family histories from Janet’s family appear in the Appendix. Some of her relations moved to communities where Ebenezer and Janet later lived.

The baptisms of three of their children, Agnes, William, and Catherine, were registered at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Williamstown by the same pastor. Janet was baptized there as well, again by John Bethune, on June 25, 1788.

The 1861 Census, Albion Twp., recorded Jennett, 74, living with her son James and his family on Con. 3, Lot 16. Her religion was F/C.

On Mar. 10, 1863, Janet died in Albion Twp. At the time, she held a $1000. mortgage on 50 acres, Con. 3 Lot 16, which was owned by Agne’s daughter Hannah and her husband John Allen. Janet’s Feb. 27, 1862 will was recorded on the land record on Apr. 7, 1863.

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