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Personal Information Page For
James Albert Sigsworth
(c/o William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott)

James Albert Sigsworth, our direct line ancestor, child of William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott, was born Nov.10, 1843 in Storrington, Frontenac Co., Ontario CAN. He died Nov.28, 1918, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ole Lewis (Mary Ann Sigsworth) in Richardson, Polk Co., Wisconsin. He was buried at Clear Lake, Polk Co., Wisconsin. According to Sigsworth Family Bible records he married first Jenette Whaley on Sept.08, 1856, in Sydenham, Frontenac Co., Ontario CAN (this marriage is very unlikely given that James was only 13 years of age at the time). He married second at the Primitive Methodist Church of Sydenham to Eliza Ann Whaley on Mar.28, 1864, d/o Nathan Whaley and Ann Jackson.


1851 Ontario Canada Census, Film no.C-11721, Storrington, Frontenac County:

Wm.Sigsworth, age 44, born Eng., religion CE (__ Episcopal), residing at Div. 1, Con. 1, Lot 19
Mary Sigsworth, age 37, born Ireland
Christopher Sigsworth, age 18, born Loughborough
Jane Sigsworth, age 16, born Loughborough
Elizabeth Sigsworth, age 14, born Loughborough
WilliamSigsworth, age 11, born Loughborough
James Sigsworth, age 9, born Loughborough
Catherine Sigsworth, age 5, born Storrington
Ann Sigsworth, age 3, born Storrington
Christopher Sigsworth, age 60, born England, Presbyterian
Elizabeth Sigsworth, age 57, born England, Presbyterian

1871 Ontario Canada Census, Microfilm roll #: C-9997 - C-9998 Page: 20, Loughborough, Frontenac County:

SIGSWORTH , JAMES; Age 26; Birthplace Ontario; Religion Church of England; Ethnic Origin English; Occupation Farmer; District 64; Sub District J; Division Page 2; Page 20; County Frontenac; Description Loughborough Twp.
Head of household comment: This person is listed as a head of household.

This information is online at Library and Archives Canada,

1881 Ontario Canada Census, Loughborough, Addington Co., Family History Library Film 1375872, NA Film Number C-13236, District 118, Sub-district A, Page Number 88, Household Number 438:

James SIGWORTH M Male English 35 O <Ontario> Farmer Primitive Methodist
Eliza Ann SIGWORTH M Female 35 O <Ontario> Farmer Primitive Methodist
Mary Ann SIGWORTH Female English 16 O <Ontario> Farmer Primitive Methodist
Margret SIGWORTH Female English 14 O <Ontario> School Primitive Methodist
Hariett M. SIGWORTH Female English 12 O <Ontario> School Primitive Methodist
Sarah E. SIGWORTH Female English 10 O <Ontario> School Primitive Methodist
Nathon S. SIGWORTH Male English 8 O <Ontario> School Primitive Methodist
James A. SIGWORTH Male English 5 O <Ontario> Farmer Primitive Methodist
William J. SIGWORTH Male English 2 O <Ontario> Farmer Primitive Methodist

1900 Census of Clayton, Polk Co., Wisconsin, Film No.T1079-149, Page 88, Household #93:

Sigsworth, James, Age 55 (SEP 1844), Day labour, Born Canada English (Ontario), Immigrated to USA 1883, In USA 17 yrs., Naturalized
Sigsworth, William, Age 23 (MAY 1877), Day labour, Born Canada English (Ontario), Immigrated to USA 1883, In USA 17 yrs.

1905 State Census of Wisconsin, Polk Co., Town of Clayton:

Sigsworth, James, Age 62, Widower, Born Canada, Farmer

1910 Census of Clayton, Polk Co., Wisconsin, Roll 1733 Book 1, Page 75a, Household #5:

Sigsworth, James, Age 65, Farmer, Irish, Born Canada, Father English, Mother Irish, arrived USA 1880 (widower)

The 1878 Canadian County Atlas Digital Project,

Full record for Sigsworth, James; Township Loughborough; Concession and Lot XIII, 12 Lot size 100. Today James's property is part of Frontenac Park.

Information provided by Terry Spear on the Message Board on 22 Nov 2001:

James Gordon and Jane Sigsworth of Kingston, Ontario. Of  theSigsworth family he says - "Mine started out in Yorkshire, then ended up in Kingston. Jane <Sigsworth> had siblings: Frances, William Henry, Christopher, Sarah, James and Miriam. Francis died in 1874 in Loughborough and was buried in Storrington, Frontenac Co., Ontario. William married Mary Scott and had Christopher, Jane, Elizabeth, William Henry, James Albert, Catherine, Ann, Fanny and George Lumson. I have nothing on their spouses or children. Most were born in the Storrington area. I don't know about Jane's other siblings except that they were all born in England"

Family Bible records of Helen Sigsworth

James G. born 10 Nov 1843 Storrington, Ont.
James Sigsworth was married to Jenette Walley Sept. 8 1856 at Sydenham ... this marriage is suspect given the age of James at the time, which 13 years.

I will eventually get complete records online, including these Bible Records. Please bear with me.

State of Wisconsin, Polk Co., Naturalization for October 1884, Vol.4, Pg. 68:

James Sigsworth, born Canada abt.1841, entered USA via Port of Huron on or about December 1882, sworn October 28, 1884

Wesleyan Methodist Church Records, Surrey Public Library, #MS 248,reel #6:

JAMES SIGSWORTH, age 20, living in Loughborough, s/o William& Mary, married ELIZA ANN WHALEY, age 19, living in Loughborough, d/o Nathan &Ann. Witnesses Martin Whaley and Abe? E. Paquette. Date March2 8,1864, Primitive Methodist Church of Sydenham