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The Family Lines of Rick & Lynn (Smith) Herman

Updated September 5, 2000

Rick & Lynn Herman
18 Panorama Crt.
Apt. 311
Rexdale, On M9V 3Z8

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DESPENCER: The name was changed to SPENCER around 1360. The family was from Bedfordshire, England for many generations. In 1630 Michael Spencer immigrated to America settling in Lynn, Massachusetts. The descendants of Michael and his brothers can be found throughtout the United States and Canada. One of Michael's descendants was Hedley Spencer. Hedley joined the British Army in 1781, he was killed in 1783. In 1788 his wife Patient (maiden name unknown) Spencer and their children came to Canada. First landing in Adolphustown. Later moving to Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County where her and her sons received lands and where entered on the United Empire List. Many of Hedley and Patient's descendants can be found in Prince Edward and Hastings Counties, Ontario.

PHILLIPS: William Phillips was a native of County Tyrone, Ireland. He married Jane Cotton also from County Tyrone, Ireland, they had seven children. One of them being Jonathan. He married Margaret Dunphy. In 1846 they brought their six children to Canada, settling in Ashfield Township, Huron County, Ontario. Their descendants can be found throughtout Ontario and Alberta.

GARTLAND: James Gartland married Margaret Sweeney and the had at least one child Michael born 1859 in Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County, Ontario. He married Margaret Driscoll March 8, 1886 in Napanee, Richmond Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario. They had three children. Their daughter Marie Margaret married Franklin Aubery Smith October 23, 1922 in Deseronto, Tyendinaga Township, Hastings County, Ontario. They had five children. Franklin immigrated to Canada about 1907 from Wandsworth, Surrey, England.

BUSHEY: James John Bushey was born in Prince Edward Island, he married Laura Clarke July 11, 1899 in Magdelan Islands, Quebec. They moved to Thessalon, Algoma County, Ontario where their four children where born. After Laura's death in 1917, James and his children moved to Burk's Falls, Armour Township, Perry Sound District, Ontario.

HERMAN: Theordore Joseph Herman married Ethel Hill abt 1909 and they had three children and they lived in Prince Edward County.

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Last updated December 23, 1999.

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