James DOBSON and Mary (or Mary Ann) MUSSELL
Renfrew County

New January 15, 2005:

Hello there. I am attempting to find information about my great-great grandmother. 
Her maiden name was Ann or Mary Ann Mussell, born 1825. She married James Dobson 
in 1849 and they moved to Stafford township in Renfrew County where they farmed 
for a number of years. They had three children - William Henry, Dinah and Mary Ann. 
I am having difficulty tracing where she was born, her ethnic background, 
date of death,or anything else about her. If anyone has information or could 
direct me I would really appreciate it. I thank you in advance.
... Floyd Jenkins
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Thanks for the return email. 
I have no objection to a page being started. Any info. on Mary Ann Mussell 
would be most welcome. She may have had origins in Usborne Township in 
Huron County but I haven't been able to pin anything down. 
Thanks again for your help.
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Hi Mr. Jenkins:
 
Thanks for your e-mail.
 
Here is a William Henry Dobson in Stafford in the 1881 census:
 
Census Place: Stafford, Renfrew North, Ontario, Canada
 Source: FHL Film 1375870  NAC C-13234  Dist 114  SubDist J  Page 3  Family 10
 Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace
William Henry DOBSON M M 31 English Ontario
 Occ: Farmer Religion: Church of England 
Sivesbeau? DOBSON F M 26 Irish Ontario
   Religion: Church of England 
Margret DOBSON F  7 English Ontario
   Religion: Church of England 
Mary Ann DOBSON F  5 English Ontario
   Religion: Church of England 
Fanny DOBSON F  3 English Ontario
   Religion: Church of England 
Sarah Jane DOBSON F  1 English Ontario
   Religion: Church of England 

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