Starting Sept. 30, 2014, Genealogy.com will be making a big change. GenForum message boards, Family Tree Maker homepages, and the most popular articles will be preserved in a read-only format, while several other features will no longer be available, including member subscriptions and the Shop.
 
Learn more


Home Page |Surname List |Index of Individuals |InterneTree |Sources


View Tree for Jr. John DowneyJr. John Downey (b. 1831, d. date unknown)

John Downey (son of John Downey and Jane Smith)1181 was born 1831 in Goulbourn Township, Ontario, Canada, and died date unknown in Sheenboro, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada. He married (1) Ellen Tallon on June 16, 1856. He married (2) Ellen Brennan on January 1872. He married (3) Johanna Holden on 1880, daughter of William Holden and Messer Holden.

 Includes NotesNotes for John Downey:
My great grandfather John Downey's first wife Ellen Tallon died and he married Ellen Brennan
in 1872 and had four children named Martha- Jane 1872,Patrick1874,Christopher 1877,and
Clara-Mary Downey,1879. I'm not sure about her connection to your's but Brennans are still
presant in Sheenboro Quebec neighbors still to the Downey farm originally started by John of
Ireland and owned by Leo today.

The following information re John Downey and family was obtained from microfilm No.c1132
showing the census records of Sheen Township,where Fort William is located. For those
interested in pursuing studies in geneology ,you may obtain such material from the national
archives in Ottawa.
Perhaps you will be as surprised as I to learn that the enumerator for this report was
the great great grandfather himself In spite of the fact that he has himself down as owning
800 acres of land and detailsof the farm ,he has himself down as labourer, whereas he
classifies others owning land as farmers.Here is the account:

Name (status)Occupaton Place of Birth Age House
John Downey M Labourer Ireland 56 Log
Jane Downey FHousewife Ireland 49

Michael M Bytown 25
Edward M Bytown 23
John Jr M Goulborn 21
Thomas MGoulborn 19
Patrick M Sheen 14
Richard M Sheen 12
Hugh M " 9
Nancy F " 17
Jane F " 15
Catherine F "

Agricultural Census
John Downey...Concession 2 Held by each member of the
Lot 25 family 800 acres
Under cultivation 80 acres

Under crops Pasture Woodland Wild
70 10 720
Wheat Peas Oats Indian cornPotatoes Hay Wool
10ac. 5ac 12ac 2ac 3ac 25tons 301lb.
10ac. 5ac. 12ac. 2ac 3ac25tons

Bulls,Oxen,Steers Cows(milk) Horses Calves Pigs
6 10 4 29

I (John's signature) enumerator of enumeration division- ? of the Township of Sheen in the county of Ottawa make the Oath and with that the sheets here unto annexed marked Personal Census 1to 5 consecutively, and agricultural cencus contain the full andparticular enumeration of the said district Township and that the same was diligently and faithfully taken by him in accordance with the instructions that hereceived touching the same and that to the best of his belief the said return iscorrect and true.

Sworn before me at Aylmer
this 6th day of Feb.1852 (officials signature) (John sr's)
enumerator
The enumerator having now brought the duties required of him to a close to the best of his ability, it only remains for him to advise that there are two creeks in the township which at certian times of the year furnish enough water for two moderate sized grist mills.
The land is light and sandy and when the marketable timber is cut and taken away it is the opinion ofthe enumerator that the present selling price...........? shillings, is more than its net value.
There followed in the record names we have heard spoken
Andrew and Jane Keon,Kelly's,Haye's ,Sullivan's, Berrigan's Donnelly's and
This research was done by a great granddaughter, Bernadette Downey,Sister Gabriella C.S.J.(daughter of Patrick Downey),son of Michael , son of John ,for the benefit of her nieces and nephews in the hopes that the

1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia
about John Downey
Name: John Downey
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1823
Birthplace: Ireland
Province: Canada West (Ontario)
District: Bytown (Town)
District Number: 46
Sub-District: West
Sub-District Number: 443
Page: 52
Line: 3
Roll: C_11771
Schedule: A My great grandfather John Downey's first wife Ellen Tallon died and he married Ellen Brennan
in 1872 and had four children named Martha- Jane 1872, Patrick1874, Christopher 1877,and
Clara-Mary Downey, 1879. I'm not sure about her connection to your's but Brennans are still
present in Sheenboro Quebec neighbours still to the Downey farm originally started by John of
Ireland and owned by Leo today.

also on April 10, 2002:

Hi William and Al:
The following information re John Downey and family was obtained from microfilm No.c1132
showing the census records of Sheen Township, where Fort William is located. For those
interested in pursuing studies in genealogy ,you may obtain such material from the national
archives in Ottawa.
Perhaps you will be as surprised as I to learn that the enumerator for this report was
the great great grandfather himself In spite of the fact that he has himself down as owning
800 acres of land and details of the farm ,he has himself down as labourer, whereas he
classifies others owning land as farmers. Here is the account:

Name (status)Occupaton Place of Birth Age House
John Downey M Labourer Ireland 56 Log
Jane Downey F Housewife Ireland 49

Michael M Bytown 25
Edward M Bytown 23
John Jr M Goulborn 21
Thomas M Goulborn 19
Patrick M Sheen 14
Richard M Sheen 12
Hugh M " 9
Nancy F " 17
Jane F " 15
Catherine F

Agricultural Census
John Downey...Concession 2 Held by each member of t
Lot 25 family 800 acr
Under cultivation 80 acres

Under crops Pasture Woodland Wi
70 10 720
Wheat Peas Oats Indian corn Potatoes Hay Wool
10ac. 5ac 12ac 2ac 3ac 25tons 301lb.
10ac. 5ac. 12ac. 2ac 3ac 25tons

Bulls,Oxen,Steers Cows(milk) Horses Calves Pigs
6 10

I (John's signature) enumerator of enumeration division- ? of the Township
of Sheen in the county of Ottawa maketh Oath and with that the sheets hereunto
annexed marked Personal Census 1 to 5 consecutively, and agricultural cencus
contain the full and particular enumeration of the said district Township and
that the same was diligently and faithfully taken by him in accordance with the
instructions that he received touching the same and that to the best of his
belief the said return is correct and true.

Sworn before me at Aylmer
this 6th day of Feb.1852 (officials signature) (John sr's)
enumerator
The enumerator having now brought the duties required of him to a close to the
best of his ability, it only remains for him to advise that there are two creeks
in the township which at certian times of the year furnish enough water for two
moderate sized grist mills.
The land is light and sandy and when the marketable timber is cut and taken
away it is the opinion of the enumerator that the present selling price...........?
shillings, is more than its net value.
There followed in the record names we have heard spoken
Andrew and Jane Keon, Kelly, Hayes , Sullivan, Berrigan Donnelly and
This research was done by a great granddaughter, Bernadette Downey, Sister Gabriella
C.S.J.(daughter of Patrick Downey),son of Michael , son of John , for the benefit
of her nieces and nephews in the hopes that they will carry on the study for
the benefit of their decendants.

The following information was provided by Mrs. Sheila (McMahon)
(Follis)in reply to a request to her father John J. McMahon,of Sheenboro at the
time for information on the family of John jr.
Record of the family of John Downey( ll ) born 1830, son of John Downey Sr. and
Jane Smith both of whom were born in Ireland.
John Jr was married to Ellen Tallon June 16 1856 she died May 10 1868
Children Mary born April 22 1857
Thomas " May 25 1858
John " Sept 4 1860
Ellen " Feb 13 1862
Michael " May 1 1864
Hugh " April 13 1866
James " May 6 1868

Second family: Married Ellen Brennan Jan 1872 she died April 20?
Children Martha-Jane Sept 20, 1872
Patrick Nov 25 1874
Christopher Dec 21 1877
Clara- Mary May 18 1879

Third family: Married Johanna Holden in 1880
Chidren Hugh Jan 17 1881
Alexander Dec 27 1884
Stella June 14 1883
Simon Dec 13 1885
Ida-Mary Nov 23 1887
Joseph-Lawrence Nov ? 1889
Sylvester Dec 15 1892
Leslie Oct 25 1893
Martin 1897
Cecilie Mar 3 1897
Anna Feb 5 1898
Wilbert Dec 9 1899
Lorraine Mar 10 1903

More About John Downey:
Date born 2: July 1831, Quebec.1181
Date born 3: 1832, Qc.1182
Residence 1: 1852, Ottawa County, Canada East (Quebec), Canada.1183
Residence 2: 1901, Sheen and Esher, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada.1184
Residence 3: 1911, Quebec.1185

More About John Downey and Ellen Tallon:
Marriage: June 16, 1856

More About John Downey and Ellen Brennan:
Marriage: January 1872

More About John Downey and Johanna Holden:
Marriage: 1880

Children of John Downey and Ellen Tallon are:
  1. +Thomas Downey, b. May 25, 1858, Canada1186, d. date unknown, Marquette, Michigan.
  2. John Downey, b. September 04, 1860, Canada, d. date unknown.
  3. Ellen Downey, b. February 13, 1862, Canada, d. date unknown.
  4. Michael Downey, b. May 01, 1864, Canada, d. date unknown.
  5. Hugh Downey, b. April 13, 1866, Canada, d. date unknown.
  6. James Downey, b. May 06, 1868, Canada, d. date unknown.

Children of John Downey and Ellen Brennan are:
  1. Martha Jane Downey, b. September 20, 1872, Canada, d. date unknown.
  2. Patrick Downey, b. November 25, 1874, Canada, d. date unknown.
  3. Christopher Downey, b. December 21, 1877, Canada, d. date unknown.
  4. Clara Mary Downey, b. May 18, 1879, Canada, d. date unknown.

Children of John Downey and Johanna Holden are:
  1. Hugh E Downey, b. January 17, 1881, Sheen, Ottawa Valley, Quebec, Canada1187, d. October 18, 1926, York, Ontario, Canada1188.
  2. Stella A Downey, b. June 14, 1883, Qc1189, d. date unknown.
  3. Alexander S Downey, b. December 27, 1884, Sheen, Ottawa Valley, Quebec, Canada1189, d. date unknown.
  4. Simon P Downey, b. December 13, 1885, Sheen, Ottawa Valley, Quebec, Canada1189, d. date unknown.
  5. Ida Mary Downey, b. November 23, 1887, Sheen, Ottawa Valley, Quebec, Canada, d. date unknown.
  6. Joseph Lawrence Downey, b. November 1889, Qc1189, d. date unknown.
  7. Sylvester Downey, b. December 15, 1892, Qc1189, d. date unknown.
  8. Martin Downey, b. 1897, Sheen, Ottawa Valley, Quebec, Canada, d. date unknown.
  9. Cecilie M Downey, b. March 03, 1897, Qc1189, d. date unknown.
  10. Leslie Downey, b. October 25, 1897, Sheen, Ottawa Valley, Quebec, Canada, d. date unknown.
  11. Anna M Downey, b. February 05, 1898, Qc1189, d. date unknown.
  12. John Wilbert Downey, b. December 09, 1899, Qc1189, d. date unknown.
  13. Lorraine Downey, b. March 10, 1903, Sheen, Ottawa Valley, Quebec, Canada, d. date unknown.
Created with Family Tree Maker


Home | Help | About Us | Biography.com | HistoryChannel.com | Site Index | Terms of Service | PRIVACY
© 2009 Ancestry.com