April 09, 2012

Rebecca Haynen - 1851 Census

I searched Canada's 1861 Census for Quebec and Ontario and didn't find Rebecca. I forgot that a lot of pages in 1861 were not very readable. So maybe Rebecca is on one of of those pages.

I did find Rebecca and her family on the 1851 Ontario Census! via FamilySearch. There isn't such a thing as a perfect record, so I wasn't surprised at the spelling for Haynen as Hanan. Thank goodness that databases are now providing Soundex options. It's always been a challenge thinking about how somebody might have spelled our surname.

James Hanan birth: 1800 Ireland residence: 1851 Augusta,​ Grenville County,​ Canada West (Ontario),​ Canada

Mary Hanan birth: 1799 Ireland residence: 1851 Augusta,​ Grenville County,​ Canada West (Ontario),​ Canada

Eliza Hanan birth: 1835 Ireland residence: 1851 Augusta,​ Grenville County,​ Canada West (Ontario),​ Canada

Wm J Hanan birth: 1838 Ireland residence: 1851 Augusta,​ Grenville County,​ Canada West (Ontario),​ Canada

Joseph Hanan birth: 1841 Ireland residence: 1851 Augusta,​ Grenville County,​ Canada West (Ontario),​ Canada

Rebecca Hanan birth: 1844 Upper Canada residence: 1851 Augusta,​ Grenville County,​ Canada West (Ontario),​ Canada

Wm J is my 2nd-great grandfather. I now have a record that shows Joseph as his brother, two sisters, my 3rd great-grandparents and a timeline when the family came to Canada from Ireland. Joseph was born 1840 in Ballynahinch, County Down, Ireland and Rebecca was born about 1844 in Upper Canada.

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