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  • ID: I570
  • Name: Rachel GRANT
  • Name: Rachel CHRISTIE
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 08 JAN 2012
  • Birth: EITHER 26 JUL 1812 OR 1813 in Grants Mills, Grenville Co, ON 1 2 3
  • NCHI: four 1841 4
  • Census: 1851 South Gower Twp, Grenville Co, ON 5
  • Census: 1861 South Gower Twp, Grenville Co, ON 1
  • Census: 1871 South Gower Twp, Grenville Co, ON 1
  • Death: 12 MAR 1881 2 1 6 7
  • Burial: South Gower Twp, Grenville Co, ON 7

    Father: Lewis GRANT b: 1771 in Carron, Morayshire, Scotland
    Mother: Anna GUERNSEY b: 10 MAR 1783 in Amenia, Dutchess Co, NY

    Marriage 1 William CHRISTIE b: 17 NOV 1805 in Tillicoultry, Clackmannan, Scotland
    • Married: 2
    1. Has Children Lewis Grant CHRISTIE b: ABT 1825 in ON
    2. Has Children William S CHRISTIE b: 1834 in Canada
    3. Has Children Daniel CHRISTIE b: 27 JUL 1839 in ON
    4. Has Children Thomas CHRISTIE b: 28 MAY 1842 in Scotland

    1. Title: Clarence Cross FGS Collection, Compiler Address: Maple Ridge, Chesterville, ON
      Abbrev: FGS Clarence Cross
      Author: Clarence Cross
        Name: Unknown
    2. Title: Descendants of William Grant, Compiler Address: 2886 Maple Lane, Dunrobin, ON
      Abbrev: Descendents of William Grant
      Author: Mary Lou Fry
      Publication: 29 Apr 2000
        Name: Living /Campbell/
        Name: Living /Campbell/
    3. Title: Census 1905 Minnesota, Record Type: Census, Location: MN
      Abbrev: CENSUS 1905 MN
      Publication: 1905
        Name: Family History Library

      Page: Page: 594; Line Number: 77; Film Number: 928775; Digital Folder Number: 004520271; Image Number: 00683 (Lewis G Grant)
    4. Title: A History of Crawford, Ida and Sac Counties, Iowa
      Abbrev: History of Crawford
      Author: Various
      Publication: Lewis Publishing Co., 1893
      William S. Christie

      [Crawford County] William S. Christie, a farmer of section 19, Boyer township, he having located in this township in 1872, is a native of Canada, born in 1834, being the second in a family of four children born to William and Rachel (Grant) Christie. The father was a Native of Aberdeen, Scotland, who came to America at the age of sixteen, landing in Canada, where he married, and settled on a farm. His wife was a native of Canada, daughter of Lewis Grant, of Scotland, who was one of the first settlers of Upper Canada. He was a good surveyor and located lands in Canada and the United States, and married, in Canada, a Miss Gansey, a native of Vermont. He settled in Canada and erected a mill, to which lumber was hauled for many miles around. He and his family ran this mill for over fifty years. Here the two lived and died, both dying a natural death. The father, a farmer, had four boys: Lewis, married and residing in Farmington, Minnesota; William S., our subject; Daniel, married and residing in Manitoba; and Thomas, who is married and resides on a farm in Canada. The father was killed by a falling tree in 1842, and the mother died a natural death in 1875.

      Our subject was reared in Upper Canada, educated in the district schools of the province, and at the age of nineteen went to work in his grandfather's mill, where he stayed for three years. He then engaged in farming in Canada, where he cleared a timber farm, erected a house and improved the land. He remained on his farm until 1872, when he came to Crawford county, Iowa, and rented land from Taylor Dunham for eleven years, and in 1883 he bought 120 acres of raw prairie land, improved it, erecting a good home, 18 x 20, also other good buildings, and the farm is well stocked. He planted a good orchard and also shade and ornamental trees. He also has a good vineyard, producing from a ton to a ton and a half yearly.

      This gentleman takes some interest in politics, votes the Republican ticket. He was Road Supervisor in the township, having held that office for two years.

      Mr. Christie was married in 1861, in Canada, to Sarah Agnes Rose, native of Canada, daughter of Charles and Aurilla (Rosseter)* Rose, natives of Canada. They moved to Iowa in 1871, the father dying in 1886, and the mother still living. Our subjects' wife's grandfather was captured by the Indians when a boy, lived with them for two years, was then sold to a blacksmith. He was treated very cruelly while with him. He roamed around for about six years, when he returned home, and died a natural death. Mr. and Mrs. Christie have seven children: Ella, the wife of Wheeler Robbins, of Monona county, Iowa; Aurilla, wife of Lewis Bassett, of Harrison county, Iowa; Charley, at home; Rolla, married resides in Harrison county, Iowa; Ed; Minnie is one of the successful teachers of Monona county, Iowa; and Ethol, at home. Mr. Christie has seen many changes in the county since he came here, much of it having been raw prairie land when he settled within its limits. He has made his fortune by his own economy and industry. He has borne his part in the building up of Boyer township, and has always taken a great interest in everything calculated to improve the county.
        Name: Living /Campbell/
        Name: Living /Campbell/
    5. Title: Census 1851 Canada
      Abbrev: Census 1851 Canada
      Publication: National Archives of Canada, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
        Name: National Archives of Canada

      Page: Canada West (Ontario); District Name: Grenville (county); Sub-District Name/Description: Gower South township; Schedule: A; no. 4a+ p7+ -- (Rachel CHRISTIE)
    6. Title: Papers of Laura Brown, Location: Ventnor, ON
      Abbrev: Papers of Laura Brown
      Author: Laura Brown
        Name: Mary Lou Fry

      Page: File: Beach - Other
    7. Title: South Gower Cemetery, A Genealogical Reference Listing
      Abbrev: South Gower Cemetery
      Author: Leeds & Grenville Branch OGS
      Publication: Leeds & Grenville Branch OGS, PO Box 536, Brockville, ON K6V 5V7, 1992
      ISBN 0920300-83-9
        Name: Living /Campbell/
        Name: Living /Campbell/

      Page: 52 (931)
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