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  • ID: I11332
  • Name: Catherine Ann SAUNDERS
  • Given Name: Catherine Ann
  • Surname: Saunders
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 13 Jul 1812 in Knockalane (Kilkenny) Ire
  • Christening: 2 Jun 1813 Mothel & Dysert Anglican Church (Kilkenny) Ire 1
  • Death: 27 Feb 1886 in Warwick (Lambton) Ontario 2
  • Burial: Feb 1886 St. James Anglican Cemetery, Brooke (Lambton) Ontario
  • Event: Alt. Birth Place
  • Note: Coon, Coan Village, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Change Date: 3 May 2002 at 08:41
  • Note:
    CATHERINE ANN SAUNDERS: Fourth child of Thomas Saunders and Sarah Daley. Born 1812/1813, baptized 2 Jun 1813, Co. Kilkenny, Ire., died 27 Feb 1886, Warwick Twp., Ont., On the 28 Jan 1820 in Beckwith Twp., Ont., she married Thomas Leach/Leech born 1814, died 1842. (s/o William Leach and Elizabeth Lumax). Catherine buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. Thomas buried Beckwith Twp., Ont. They had 2 children. William and Elizabeth. Co., Kilkenny Mothel Church Parish Register states: Baptized 2 Jun 1813 Catharine Ann, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Saunders (Dally) of Knockalane. Catherine re-married 26 Sep 1843 to John Reid. They had 6 children. Sarah, John, Mary, Ellen, Letitia and Johannah.

    1. WILLIAM HENRY LEACH: Born 2 Nov 1840, died 10 Jul 1908. On the 24 May 1865, he married Margaret Henderson, born 1843 Clontibrey Co., Armagh, Ire., died 5 Dec 1917. (d/o William James Henderson and Eliza Higgins). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 8 children. Sarah, William, Thomas, Elizabeth, Janet, Robert, Mary and Lillian. 1901 census states Margaret born 4 Jan 1846. (55 yrs). Three Henderson brothers came to Canada and in 1862 they returned to Ireland and brought back their mother and sister Margaret. (1) SARAH ANN LEACH: Born 23 Apr 1866, died 6 Aug 1932. On the 10 Aug 1892, she married Andrew John Moffatt, born 7 Jan 1865, died 20 May 1955. Both buried Watford, Ont. They had 5 children. Margaret, Nillie, Anna, Edith and Andrew. Also show name as being spelt Moffit.

    (2) WILLIAM "JOHN" LEACH: Born 22 Nov 1867, died 1 Mar 1945. On the 27 Mar 1895, he married Mary Ann Lucas born 24 Jun 1874, died 11 Aug 1958. (d/o James Lucas and Fanny Oakes). Both buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ont. They had 6 children. Morley, Reuben, Verlie, James, Mary and Frances. John was not happy working on the farm, so he went to London and became one of the caretakers of Mount Pleasant Cemetery. (3) THOMAS S. LEACH: Born 12 Oct 1869, died 6 Feb 1931. On the 1 Jan 1896, he married Cora Eleanor Keyes, born 23 Dec 1873 Ogdensburg, New York, died 16 Jan 1956. (d/o Thomas Keys and Catherine (Katie) Griffith). Both buried Watford, Ont. They had 9 children. Harold, Clarence, Wilfred, Eva, Olive, Katie, Marjorie, Baby and Ernest. (4) ELIZABETH CATHERINE LEACH: Born 27 Mar 1872, died 24 Feb 1933. She married James C. Moffatt, born 1869, died 20 Jun 1937. Both buried Watford, Ont. They had 6 children. Mary and 5 died in infancy. (5) JANET LEACH: Born 25 Feb 1874, died 1 Jun 1942. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. (6) ROBERT JAMES W. LEACH: Born 9 Oct 1877, died 5 Feb 1933. On the 8 Oct 1912, he married Ida Pearl McRorie, born 1888, died 1963. (d/o William McRorie and ?). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 4 children. Margaret, Anna, Alma and Irene. (7) MARY JANE LEACH: Born 25 May 1879, died 1953. Never married. (8) LILLIAN PEARL LEACH: Born 16 Mar 1888, died 1959, Vancouver, B.C. She married John Cameron, born 1895, died 1983. Both buried Vancouver, B.C. They had no children.

    2. ELIZABETH LEACH: Born 16 Apr 1842, died 13 Jan 1908. On the 5 Mar 1861, she married David Higgins, born 19 Jun 1838, died 30 Apr 1911. (s/o Thomas Higgins and Sarah Hillis) Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 15 children. Sarah #1, James, Ellen, Jane, Maria, Robert & William (Twins), Hannah & Edward (Twins ?), Henrietta, Annie, Sarah #2, Bertha, Edith and Ethel. (1) SARAH CATHERINE HIGGINS #1: Born 1862, died 2 Apr 1876. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. (2) JAMES HENRY HIGGINS: Born 20 Apr 1863, died 19 Oct 1899. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. (3) ELLEN HIGGINS: Born 1864, died 1917. She married George Randall, born 1862, died 1925. Both buried Port Huron, Mich. They had 5 children. Alice, Beatrice, James, Eunice and Nellie. (4) JANE HIGGINS: Born 1866, died 1950. On the 29 Sep 1886, she married Joseph Owens. Jane buried San Bernardino, Calif. Joseph buried Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London, Ont. They had no children. Jane re-married after 1906 to William Styles, born 6 May 1854, died 28 Jun 1925. William buried Alvinston, Ont. (With 1st wife). (5) MARIA HIGGINS: Born 13 Jun 1867, died 13 Apr 1899. On the 25 Dec 1894, she married James Busby Moffat, born 12 Jan 1854, Co., Armagh Ire., died 15 Apr 1958. (s/o John Moffit and Wilhemina Busby ??). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 1 child. Pearl. James re-married Mary Jane Brandon 1864-1932. They had 2 children. Cecil and Ethel. (6) ROBERT ARTHUR HIGGINS: (Twin). Born 23 Apr 1870, died 3 Jul 1942. He married Catherine Kersey, born 8 Apr 1877, died 20 Dec 1922. Both buried Watford, Ont. They had 6 children. Mae, Ula, Roy, Mary #1, Edward and Mary #2 (7) WILLIAM THOMAS HIGGINS: (Twin). Born 23 Apr 1870 died 13 Jul 1954. On the 24 Jan 1894, he married Mary Elizabeth Kelly, born 18 Jan 1871, died 18 Oct 1945. (d/o James Kelly and Rebecca Williamson). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 3 children. Vanclet, Ellison and Zella. Mary's stone reads: 1865-1945. (8) HANNAH HIGGINS: (Twin ?) Died 14 Oct 1871. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. (9) EDWARD HIGGINS: (Twin?). Died 14 Oct 1871. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. (10) HENRIETTA HIGGINS: Born 4 Oct 1873, died 1 Apr 1950. On the 9 Dec 1919, she married Dr. Thomas Crossett. Henrietta buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. Thomas buried Toledo, Ohio. (11) ANNIE ELIZABETH HIGGINS: Born 13 Jan 1875, died 5 May 1904. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. (12) SARAH "Sadie" CATHERINE HIGGINS #2: Born 15 Jan 1877, died 1969. On the 11 Apr 1907, she married Richard Frederick Acton, born 15 Jan 1876, died 1960. (s/o William Acton and Naomi Reid). Both buried Calgary, Alta. They had 1 child. Blanchard. (13) BERTHA MAE HIGGINS: Born 19 Apr 1879, died 1929. She married Hugh D. Galbraith, born 7 Jan 1872, died 1943. Both buried Drumbo, Ont. They had 5 children. Valee, Annie, Ella, Oletha and Malcolm. (14) EDITH HIGGINS: Born 31 Jul 1882, died 1952. She married Archibald Butler, born 1884, died 1953. They had 1 child. Elizabeth. In 1942, they lived in Sylvania, Ohio. (15) ETHEL MAUDE HIGGINS: Born 28 Jul 1884, died 1965. On the 16 Jul 1908, she married Charles Benjamin Day, born 1884, died 1969. Both buried San Bernadino, Calif. They had 5 children. Verna, Leonard, Benjamin, Marjorie and Mervyn (Twins).

    Catherine Ann Saunders re-married 26 Sep 1843 to John Reid born 6 Jul 1800, Elsingford, Haddington Co., Scotland, died 1 Mar 1875. Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 6 children. Sarah, John, Mary, Ellen, Letitia and Johannah. John's 1st wife was Janet Battleford 1811-1843 with whom he 5 children. Margaret, Catherine, William, Jean and Naomi. Janet is buried St. Mary's Cem., Warwick Village, Ont. John enlisted at Perth in the 25th Regiment the Kinds Own Borders in 1821 at the age of 21 years. Served for a term of nine years and six months. Got his discharge as a Sergeant at his own request at Barbadoes 13 Aug 1830. Emigrated to Canada in 1832, where he served in the Militia up to 1860 and retired with the rank of Major.

    1. SARAH REID: Born 21 Sep 1844, died 24 May 1920. In 1886, she married William Henry Hopkins, who died 1 Dec 1929. Both buried Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia, Ont. They had 1 child. Wilhemena. (1) WILHEMENA HOPKINS: Born 1869, died 1949. She married Thomas McLean born 21 Sep 1860, died 27 Dec 1937. Both buried Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia, Ont. They had 3 children. Frances & Charles (Twins) and a son.

    2. JOHN REID: Born 11 Mar 1846, died 23 Feb 1927 in California. He married Margaret A. Duncan, born 1853, died 1936. Both buried California, but not known where. They had 3 children. John, James and Floran. (1) JOHN WESLEY REID: Born 21 Mar 1873. (2) JAMES REID: (3) FLORAN REID: (Son).

    3. MARY REID: Born 30 Apr 1848, died Jul 1880. She married Hamilton Orr. Mary buried St. James Cem., Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 2 children. John and William. (1) JOHN ORR: (2) WILLIAM ORR: Born 4 Dec 1869, died 8 Jan 1944. He married Frances Maria Higgins, born 12 Feb 1872, died 4 Nov 1948. (d/o Thomas Higgins and Jane Lucas). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had no children.

    4. ELLEN REID: Born 4 Jan 1850, died 23 Dec 1928. She married Thomas Kelly, born 1831, died 14 Feb 1893. (s/o Daniel Kelly and Nancy Higgins). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 3 children. Daniel, Mary and John. (1) DANIEL W. KELLY: Born 12 May 1877, died 21 May 1927. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery Brooke Twp., Ont. (2) MARY JANE KELLY: Born 11 Feb 1881, died 21 Feb 1949. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery Brooke Twp., Ont. (3) JOHN THOMAS KELLY: Born 19 May 1887, died 21 Jul 1966. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont.

    5. LETITIA REID: Born 17 Apr 1852, died 7 Mar 1938. On the 21 Feb 1872, she married Thomas Henderson, born Mar 1841 Co., Armagh, Ire., died 27 Oct 1911. (s/o James Henderson and Eliza Higgins). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 7 children. Louisa, William, Robert, David, Eliza, Thomas and Arthur. (1) LOUISA JANE HENDERSON: Born 30 Jan 1873, died 19 Oct 1959. On the 28 Dec 1892, she married John S. Owens, born 1869, died 1943. Both buried Lakeview Cemetery, Sarnia, Ont. They had 3 children. Olive, Earl and Kenneth. (2) WILLIAM JOHN HENRY HENDERSON: Born 24 Jan 1875, died 31 Dec 1927. On the 29 Jan 1905, he married Ellen Esther Kelly, born 1877, died 1960. (d/o James Kelly and Rebecca Williamson). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 3 children. Beatrice, Harold and Hazel. (3) ROBERT JAMES HENDERSON: Born 15 Aug 1877, died 2 Dec 1959. On the 26 Dec 1906, he married Minnie Van Natter, born 1885, died 1948. Both buried Wyoming, Ont. They had 6 children. Burton, Raymond, Basil, Anna, Robert and Lillian. (4) DAVID HOWARD HENDERSON: Born 6 Apr 1880, died 12 Aug 1962. On the 2 Jul 1914, he married Elizabeth Robinson, born 27 Oct 1886, died 13 Jan 1942. (d/o Archibald Robinson and Levina Rumohr). Both buried Oil Springs, Ont. They had 3 children. Archibald, Marian and Lorne. (5) ELIZA CATHERINE HENDERSON: Born 20 Sep 1882, died 17 Oct 1938. On the 27 Feb 1906, she married William Rutledge. Both buried Regina, Sask. They had 9 children. Anna, Margaret, George, Kathleen, William, Jeanette, Willa, James and Eleanor. (6) THOMAS RUSSELL HENDERSON: Born 18 Dec 1885, died Nov 1958. He married Frances "Alberta" Douglas, born 1891, died 1965. Both buried Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia, Ont. They had 2 children. Russell and Harvey. (7) ARTHUR GORDON HENDERSON: Born 14 Apr 1888, died 25 Jul 1976. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont.

    6. JOHANNAH REID: Born 10 Mar 1854, died 9 Jan 1932. She married William Kelly, born 1848, died 31 Aug 1932. (s/o Alexander Kelly and Mary Mitchell) Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 4 children. Alexander, John, Thomas and Mable. (1) ALEXANDER WALTER KELLY: Born 1879, died 20 Jun 1963. He married Mary Isabella Grant, born 1877, died 1958. Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 4 children. William, John, Robert and Walter.

    (2) JOHN MELVIN KELLY: Born 2 Mar 1881, died 20 Sep 1953. On the 19 Jun 1907, he married Anne Jane Kidd, born 6 Jul 1885, died 19 Apr 1962. (d/o John Kidd and Johannah Lucas). Both buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. They had 2 children. Austin and Myra. (3) THOMAS EDWIN KELLY: Born 1885, died 1963. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont. (4) MABLE MARY KELLY: Born 1887, died 1952. Never married. Buried St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont.




    Father: Thomas SAUNDERS b: Abt 1770 in Knockalane (Kilkenny) Ire
    Mother: Sarah DALEY

    Marriage 1 Thomas LEACH b: Abt 1814 in (Wexford) IRE
    • Married: 28 Jan 1840 in Franktown (Lanark) Ontario
    • Change Date: 15 Aug 2001
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth LEACH b: 16 Apr 1842 in Franktown (Lanark) Ontario
    2. Has Children William Henry LEACH b: 3 Nov 1840 in Franktown (Lanark) Ontario

    Marriage 2 John REID b: 6 Jul 1800 in Elford (Strathshire) Sct
    • Note: CATHARINE SAUNDERS LEACH WAS A WIDOW FROM MONTAGUE. THEY WERE MARRIED BY REV. WM. WILLOUGHBY. THIS MARRIAGE WAS POSTED IN THE CHRISTIAN GUARDIAN OF 1836-1839. (FROM FTM CD204.)
    • Married: 26 Sep 1843 in Franktown (Lanark) Ontario
    • Change Date: 15 Aug 2001
    Children
    1. Has Children Letitia Ann REID b: 17 Apr 1852 in Warwick (Lambton) Ontario c: 22 Aug 1852 in Warwick (Lambton) Ontario
    2. Has Children Sarah REID b: 21 Sep 1844 in Brooke (Lambton) Ontario
    3. Has Children John REID b: 11 Mar 1846 in Brooke (Lambton) Ontario
    4. Has Children Mary REID b: 30 Apr 1848 in Brooke (Lambton) Ontario
    5. Has Children Ellen REID b: 4 Jan 1850 in Warwick (Lambton) Ontario
    6. Has Children Johanna REID b: 10 Mar 1854 in Warwick (Lambton) Ontario

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Mothel & Dysart Church Records
      Title: Mothel & Dysart Church of Ireland, Parish Register, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
      Author: Faye Bertrand, compiler
      Text: Baptized 2 Jun 1813, Catherine, daughter of Thomas and sarah Saunders of Knockalane (My Catherine married to Thomas Leach).

      Baptized , DEBORAH, daughter od Thomas and SARAH Saunders of Knocklane. (She does not show up on Saunders histories, but the name Deborah is shown in later generations, maybe she died young).
      Note:
      Catherine shown in Mothel Church Records of Co. Kilkenny, Ireland as being the daughter of Thomas and Sarah Saunders. Some data shows Date of birth as being 13 Jul 1812.
    2. Abbrev: Saunders, Catherine buriel
      Title: St. James Cemetery, Brooke (Lambton) ON St. James E177

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