Thursday, January 19, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Kemp/Wilson Marriage Record

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a time to reveal another gem in my treasure chest of family history.

I found the marriage record of James Abraham Kemp and Melissa Wilson online at ("Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928," online database, (, Melissa Wilson and James A. Kemp, Registration No. 10111, page 670, Simcoe County, 1876; citing original data at 
Ontario, Canada. Registrations of Marriages, 1869-1928. MS932, Reels 1-833, 850-880. Archives of  Ontario, Toronto).  

A record transcription is also in the FamilySearch historical record collection titled "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927" without the record image.  That record points to the microfilm that the image was obtained from:  "Marriages, no. 8460-12497 (v. E-H) 1876, on US/CAN Film 1863647 at the Family History Library.

The image obtained on is:

The information on this marriage record includes:

County of Simcoe
Division of Innisfil
His Name:  James Abraham Kemp
Age:  42
Residence When Married:  Norfolk co. Canada
Place of Birth: Canada
Bachelor or Widower: W
Rank or Profession: Builder
Names of Parents:  Abraham & Sarah Kemp
Her Name:  Melissa Wilson
Age:  35
Residence When Married: Bell Ewart Innisfil
Place of Birth: Canada
Spinster or widower: S
Names of Parents: Alfred & Martha Wilson
Names & Residences of Witnesses:  ____ Wilson, ____ Law, Bell Ewart Innisfil
Date and Place of Marriage:  16th November 1876 Brides Residence
Religious Denomination of Bridegroom:  Methodist
Religious Denomination of Bride:  Baptist
By Whom Married:  Rev. Wm McConnell
By License or Banns:  L

This was the second marriage of James Abraham Kemp (1831-1902), who married (1) Mary Jane Sovereen (1841-1874).  They were the parents of my great-grandmother, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble (1868-1952).

1 comment:

John said...

Randy, In the transcript on ancestry they cite the Source Citation as "Archives of Ontario. Series MS 932 Reel 22". Perhaps that bit of detail might belong in your citation?
John Carruthers