David Potter 1794

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    According to Canadian census David Potter was born in 1794. On Scotlands people I found one David Potter born at that time. Can someone with a sub please take a look-see and let me know what it says? Thanks. I am also trying to find who Catherine his wife was, born same year . I don't see a marriage listed, they may have married in Canada. I haven't checked immigration and ship's lists yet.
    POTTER
    DAVID
    Parents...
    JAMES POTTER/BETHIA ROBERTSON
    FR9931 (FR9931)

    M

    12/09/1794

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    390 104
    Edinburgh
     
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    James Potter Labourer and Bethia Robertson his Spouse New North kirk parish a son born the 12th Current named David. Bapd. in Church.
     
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    Thank you, Ann!

    Now to find when he came to Canada. Immigration says 1871, but that's the year they gave to everyone that was already here by 1867 ( when Canada was formed as a country ) on the 1871 census . I know he was here prior to 1851.
     
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    Ancestry has the Canadian 1851 census with both David & Catherine on
    it doesn't give any info except he is a farmer also 1861 also no info of use on the census
    they are still there in 1881 long lived family!
     
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    I see he died 21 Nov 1883 of Old Age Waterloo Ontario
     
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    Yes, unfortunately I still can't find the marriage, but I believe his wife to be Catherine Connel from one of the son's marriage registration. The census says she is from Scotland, but can't find a birth for her there.
     
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    Catherine was about 98 when she died! I believe these are my mil's ancestors..makes sense..she lived to be 90. The whole family seemed to live to a ripe age.
     
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    don't know if this is your David if so nearer to when he emigrated

    The farm south of Galt was at one time part of the land owned by John Telfer. Its deed shows that in 1847 it was purchased by David Potter.
     
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    I notice on the 1851 son David b c1825 says b Canada so David Snr must have come out prior to that.
     
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    Tried a few searches on LAC, but came up nil. :(
     
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    I tried Anc. & FMP. both had a James Potter marrying an Elizabeth Robertson -
    Saint Cuthberts,Edinburgh,Midlothian, 11 Jun 1779. Her father John Robertson.
    Tried all 3 Church options on S.P. plus statutory, & with or without sposue surname. This is the only one.
    Scotland'speople
    ROBERTSON BETHIA +JAMES GARDNER/FR2912 (FR2912)
    22/02/1789

    F.S. had a baptism for a female
    Smith_ Potter
    Christening Date 28 Jan 1787, DALKEITH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND = 8 miles to Edinburgh
    Birth Date 21 Jan 1787
    Father's Name James Potter
    Mother's Name Bethia Robertson
     
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    Findagrave has a lovely memorial to David Morrison Potter. Also says he was born on Nov 20 1825, Cambridge, Washington County New York. Son of David Potter and Catherine Connel. Died 1909 Elora Ontario. Married Elizabeth Buchanan in 1853. So perhaps have a look in USA for his birth and their arrival.
     
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    only other ref I found to Catherine Connel is at her son Johns wedding in 1852
    off to bed now:)
     
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    Where did you find this, Sandiep? We know the Telfer farm!

    As for son David, his marriage is what I really need to prove family connection. A David Potter of that age married Eliza Weese in the 1850's but we cannot find that marriage anywhere. That David and Eliza are my hubby's gr. grandparents. I know now it is Weese as we got our DNA results and hubby shares with several others of Weese descent, but I have only heard back from one that I contacted and her Weese family all went to Michigan. There are several Elizas on various trees.:eek:
     
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    David M Potter Born 1827 United States
    Residence 31/3/1901 (Canada)
    Immigration 1843
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    David M Potter 1826 United States
    Residence 1891 Wellington Centre, Elora, Ontario
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    David M Potter 1827 United States
    Residence 1871 Elora Ontario
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    David Potter
    1861 census
    Birth 1825 New York State
    Residence Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario
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    David Potter
    Canada Census 1881
    Birthplace USA
    Married
    Manufacturer
    Scottish Ethnicity
    152-C 39 C-13259
    So it seems David Morrison Potter son of David Potter and Catherine Connell arrived in Canada from USA c1843
     
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    Thanks Sue, but not that David!
    I have everything but the marriage of David and Eliza with parent's names so I can find out whether or not David and Catherine are our David's parents
     
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    I found John's marriage as did @Sandiep. I am thinking Findagrave may be incorrect..( I have my found my own grandparents given the wrong family on there)
     
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    Yes I realise, but this David is the son of David Potter and Catherine Connell. Born in USA. So David Potter and Catherine Connel must be somewhere in the USA if that's where their son was born.
     
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    I checked them out and that rules out today's work. ! thanks Sue... Need to go back to just finding my David and Eliza"s marriage. Darn...why does hubby's family have to be so difficult?
     
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    According to Waterloo Region Generations.
    David M Potter and Elizabeth Buchanan F32761.
    Elizabeth Buchanan was born to Alexander Buchanan and Elizabeth LEESE
    Archives of Ontario:
    From Waterloo Cambridge Dumfries Reformer 1850-1892 dated 21/12/1853
    Buchanan, Elizabeth married to David M Potter by Rev Jas Strang eldest son of David Potter of Dumfries, Elizabeth 3rd daughter of Alexander Buchanan, Reeve, North Dumphries. 15/12/1853
    Witnesses John Potter and John Buchanan.
     
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