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:

  1. 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