In a message dated 7/25/02 7:01:26 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Sorry about the last email. AOL decided that I was ready to send it before I
actually was ready.
There is a book by a man named Rosser, published 1954, University of Toronto
Press, (I think) which talks about the Welsh settlement in Ontario, Canada.
You might check your local Public Library or local LDS Center.
I would suggest searching the Wallaceburg area on his wife's family. You may
find something on him as well.
I think, Ron, we corresponded before and Thomas Davies is just too common.
In Anne Kelly Knowles' book she is talking about a group of people who came
from the Mynydd Bach area of Cardiganshire. These people would have probably
sailed into New York.
Canadian immigration is not easy to find. They did not keep the records.
Good luck, Annie
The Thomas Davies to whom you and Julie were referring is not my
ancestor. He was born in 1824 but this is unconfirmed. I have his
birth ranging from 1821 to 1826 with the 1824 the sole seemingly
I have no idea - nor does any other relatives whom I've uncovered - of
how or when he got to Upper Canada, now Ontario. All I know for sure
is that he married Alice Blackburn in Wallaceburg in 1852 in the then
Wesleyan Methodist Church there. Alice was of Irish extraction and
of a United Empire Loyalist family that emigrated to Pennsylvania
before fleeing to Upper Canada as result of the American Revolution.
My favour is: please see if your Calvinist book might just happen to
include a man of this name and age or thereabouts.