Thursday, July 10, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 222: 1871 Census of Canada for Alexander Sovereen Household

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the 1871 Canada Census record for my 3rd great-grandparents, Alexander and Elizabeth (Putman) Sovereen in Windham township, Norfolk County, Canada West:

The Alexander Sovereen household:

The information extracted for the Alexander Sovereen household (dwelling #174, family #178) is:

*  Alexander Sovereen -- male, age 56, born O[ntario], Baptist religion, German origin, a farmer, M[arried]
*  Eliza Sovereen - female, age 49, born U.S., Baptist religion, German origin, M[arried]
*  Sarah Sovereen - female, age 18, born O[ntario], Baptist religion, German origin
*  Nancy A. Sovereen - female, age 16, born O[ntario], Baptist religion, German origin, going to school
*  Valzora Sovereen - female, age 14, born O[ntario], Baptist religion, German origin, going to school
*  Hettie Sovereen - female, age 12, born O[ntario], Baptist religion, German origin, going to school
*  Alexander A. Sovereen - male, age 8, born O[ntario], Baptist religion, German origin
*  Wilber Sovereen - male, age 3, born O[ntario], Baptist religion, German origin
*  Peter Putman - male, age 58, born U.S., W[esleyan] Meth[odist] religion, German origin, a laborer, W[idower]

The source citation for this record is:

Census of Canada, 1871, Norfolk County, Ontario, Schedule #1, district 12, North Norfolk, subdistrict b, Township of Windham, Page 49, Dwelling 174, Family #178, Alexander Sovereen household; digital image, Library and Archives Canada ( : accessed 10 March 2013); citing Library and Archives Canada Microfilm C-9909.

Alexander and Eliza (Putman) Sovereen are my third great-grandparents.  Their oldest child was Mary Jane Sovereen, born in 1840, who married James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902) in 1861, and had five children, including my great-grandmother, Georgianna Kemp (1868-1952).

Peter Putman, the last entry in the family, is a brother of Eliza (Putman) Sovereen.  They were children of John Putman (1785-1863) and Sarah (Martin) Putman (1792-1860), who died in Norfolk County, Ontario.

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