County Sligo to North Gower

New May 11, 2005:
(Thanks to Helen Dunbar for the following):

Descendants of Jonas Pettapiece
JONAS2 PETTAPIECE (PETTAPIECE1) was born Abt. 1799 in Sligo, and died 8 February 1872 in Marlborough Twp1. He married ANN FERGUSON. She was born Abt. 1813 in Lough Eske, Ireland2, and died 22 October 1881. JONAS/ JONES/ JAMES; Jones Pettapiece and Ann Ferguson farmed in the Township of North Gower, Carleton Co., Ont. There were twelve daughters and five sons in this family. He was buried in Union Cemetery in North Gower. His tombstone is broken and shows no first name and the date of death 1872 at 71 years corresponds with other records for him, the tombstone also has "a native of Co Sligo" carved on it. This is a very old cemetery and the broken tombstones were placed in a gravel base to try to preserve them. The church records for Jonas states 64 years of age. Jones purchased 50 acres of N1/2 of Lot 11, Conc. 4, N.G. on March , 1836, and the E 1/2 of Lot 11 March 21, 1840 - 100 acres. The baptisms for Thomas, Anthony, Jones and Margaret are recorded in Kemptville Anglican Church and the others are in Richmond. Children of JONES PETTAPIECE and ANN FERGUSON are: i. ANNE D.3 PETTAPIECE, b. 1829; d. 2 May 1894. m. 1859 to ROBERT DALY b. 1828 d.1904 ii. THOMAS PETTAPIECE, b. 27 June 1831; d. 11 February 1867. m. 1859 to CHARLOTTE MOFFATT b. 1838 d. 1898 iii. JOHN 'ANTHONY' PETTAPIECE, b. 30 August 1834; d. 13 June 1902, Crawford. m. 1857 to MARY MULVA 1857 b. 1839 d. 1872; m 1883 (2) HARRIETT HILL iv. JONES (JAMES) PETTAPIECE, b. 1 January 1836; d. 27 March 1908. m. MARY JANE ELLIOTT b. 1841 d. 1894 v. MARGARET PETTAPIECE, b. 29 June 1837; d. 23 March 1927, Glenboro.m 1858 to WILLLIAM CHRISTIE b. 1829-1913 vi. MARY JANE PETTAPIECE, b. 24 February 1839. m. 1860 TO JAMES DAILY vii. ROBERT PETTAPIECE, b. 9 July 1840; d. 7 February 1921. He lived on Lot 11, Conc. 4, North Gower. Burial: North Gower viii. RICHARD PETTAPIECE, b. 27 December 1841. He must have died young as he is not shown in 1851 census. ix. ELIZABETH PETTAPIECE, b. 4 July 1843; d. 1923. m. 1865 to JAMES BREW b. 1847 d.1923. x. ESTHER PETTAPIECE, b. 4 July 1843. She was a twin of Elizabeth. and must have died young as she was not in 1861 census. xi. CATHERINE PETTAPIECE, b. 24 March 1845. m. 1867 to JOHN MEREDITH d. 1875; m (2) JAMES DUNCAN b. 1850 d. 1924. xii. REBECCA PETTAPIECE, b. 1846; d. 4 May 1905. m. 1881 to WILLIAM THOMPSON b. 1844, d. 1913. xiii. SARAH PETTAPIECE, b. 19 August 1849, North Gower; d. 17 October 1923. m. 1872 to ISAAC PRATT b. 1851 d. 1927. xiv. SOPHIA PETTAPIECE, b. 1851; d. 26 August 1878. m. 1877 to GEORGE McCURDY b. 1853 d.1887 xv. FRANCES PETTAPIECE, b. 11 February 1852; d. 1920. m. 1877 to ALFRED BRADLEY b.1850 xvi. SUSAN PETTAPIECE, b. Abt. 1854; d. 24 December 1886. m. 1882 to WILLIAM PRATT b.1857 d. 1897 xvii. CHARLOTTE PETTAPIECE, b. 1858; d. 19 March 1946. m. 1880 to GEORGE McCURDY b. 1853-1887 Ron Cason, Red Deer, Alta has done extensive research on this family. Helen Dunbar E-mail:

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