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AMERY=Amery, Polk Co., Wis: ASH=Ashburnham, Peterborough Co., Ont: CAT=Cataraqui Cemetery, Kingston: CLAY=Clayton, Polk Co., Wis: CLC=Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Polk Co., Wis: CLLK=Clear Lake, Polk Co., Wis: EVER=Evergreen Cemetery, EVERETT, Snohomish Co., Wash: EVERET=Everett, Sno. Co., Wash: FRONT=Frontenac Co., Ontario, Canada: GPR=Grand Prairie, Alberta, Can: HARR=Harrowsmith, Front. Co., Ont., or Harrowsmith Cemetery: HART=Hartington, Front. Co., Ont: KING=Kingston, Ont: KTWP=Kingston Twp., Front. Co., Ont: LADY=Ladysmith, Rusk Co., Wis: LON=London, Ont: LOUGH=Loughborough, Frontenac Co., ONT., Canada: MINNE=Minneapolis, Minnesota: ONT=Ontario, Canada: OSW=Oswego, Oswego Co., N.Y: PETER=Peterborough, Peterborough Co., Ont: PORT=Portland, Add. Co., Ont:: PTWP=Portland Twp., Add. Co., Ont: RICH=Richardson, Polk Co., Wisconsin: SAND=Sandhill Cemetery: STOR=Storington, Front. Co., Ont: SYD=Sydenham, Ontario: VER=Verona, Ont: WASH=Washington, USA: WF=Walters Falls, Grey Co., ONT:

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Generation #9:

8th. Generation Parent Christopher Sigsworth, child of William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott, was born Jan.16, 1834 in STOR. He m.Isabella McWilliams on June 09, 1858 in SYD, d/o Henry McWilliams and Elisabeth (this marriage date provided by John does not correspond with the one found in the Sigsworth Family Bible, which is June 09, 1856, SYD). In 1851/61 Christopher was living in LOUGH. Children born to Christopher and Isabella were: 1-Christopher James Sigsworth, b.ASH; d.April 17, 1875, ASH, cause of death water on the brain: 2-Christopher Sigsworth, b.PETER, m.Alice M. Moore (d/o David A. Moore and Elizabeth Harnett), both were living in LON at the time of the marriage: 3-Maria Jane Sigsworth, b.1866 OSW, m.James H. Christo on May 07, 1887, at PETER, witnesses were George and Maggie Couter of PETER, religion Methodist:

8th. Generation Parent William Henry Sigsworth, child of William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott, was born July 17, 1841 in STOR, d.Jan.12, 1906 in RICH of heart disease, and was buried CLC. According to the Sigsworth Family Bible he m.first to Sally Whaley on Nov.09, 1859, in SYD. He m.second to Phoebe Jane Whaley on Mar.11, 1862, at the Primitive Methodist Church in SYD, d/o Nathan Whaley and Ann Jackson. Witness to the marriage were James Sigsworth and Eliza Whaley (our ancestors). Phoebe Jane was b.Mar.06, 1840, in CAN, d.April 15, 1924. She went to the state of Washington after the death of her husband, to be near her children, and was buried EVER on April 18, 1924. According to census information the Whaley's were German origin. Children born to William and Phoebe were: 1-Archibald Sigsworth, b.FRONT, d.WASH: 2-Amelia Sigsworth, b.CLLK, d.MINNE, m.Larson Johnson: 3-Nathan B.Sigsworth, b.FRONT, d.GRP, buried B.C: 4-Esse Madeline Sigsworth, b.FRONT, d.Oct.26, 1947, EVERET: 5-William Sigsworth, b.abt.1863, FRONT: 6-Martin Sanford Sigsworth, b.Feb.28, 1865, FRONT, d.Sept.15, 1952, AMERY: 7-Rosanne Sigsworth, b.Mar.19, 1869, FRONT: 8-John William Sigsworth, b.April 02, 1872, FRONT, d.Feb.21, 1944, Tacoma, WASH: 9-Frances A. Sigsworth, b.abt.1875, FRONT. Frances was a deaf/mute: 10-Robert Leroy Sigsworth, b.abt.1877, FRONT, d.Oct.14, 1953, Oregon, USA: 11-Lewis Jackson Sigsworth, b.July 14, 1885, CLLK, d.Jan.18, 1952, Lowell, WASH:

8th. Generation Parent James Albert Sigsworth, our direct line ancestor, child of William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott, was born Nov.10, 1843 in STOR, d.Nov.28, 1918, at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ole Lewis in RICH. He was buried at CLLK. According to Sigsworth Family Bible records he m.first Jenette Whaley on Sept.08, 1856, in SYD (this marriage is very unlikely given that James was only 13 years of age at the time). He m.second at the Primitive Methodist Church of SYD to Eliza Ann Whaley on Mar.28, 1864 in SYD, d/o Nathan Whaley and Ann Jackson. Witnesses to the event were Martin Whaley and Abe? E. Paquette. James and his family were living at Clear Lake in 1888.

According to the State of Wisconsin, Polk County Naturalization (Oct.1884), James was born in Canada 1841, and entered the USA via Port of Huron on or about Dec.1882, and was sworn on Oct.28,1884. In 1905, in the town of Clayton, he was a 62 year old widower and farmer. Funny enough, in 1910 he was said to have been 65, a widower of Irish descent whose father was English and whose mother was Irish. Children born to James and Eliza, born FRONT., were: 1-Lillie Sigsworth, according to State records, a young girl, Lillie Sigsworth, d/o James of RICH, was committed to the Minnesota State Training School on April 25, 1895, age 13. Grounds for her confinement was `incorrigibility' and she was in and out of the institution until 1901, when she was discharged into the care of her father at RICH being 21 years of age: 2-William J. Sigsworth, b.abt. 1879, in 1900 he was l/w his father in CLAY: 3-Mary Ann Sigsworth, b.abt.1865: 4-Margaret Jane Sigsworth, our direct line ancestor, b.abt.1867, d.June 28, 1942, AMERY, her story will continue on another page: 5-Harriet Sigsworth, b.abt.1869: 6-Sarah E. Sigsworth, b.abt.1871: 7-Nathan S. Sigsworth, b.abt.1873: 8-James Albert Sigsworth, b.July 02, 1876, d.Feb.20, 1942, LADY:

 8th. Generation Parent Fanny Sigsworth, child of William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott, was born April 27, 1854, in STOR. She m.William J. Whaley on June 28, 1871, in SYD, s/o Nathan Whaley and Ann Jackson (according to the Sigsworth Family Bible records, Fanny was m.to John Walley on June 18, 1871, at SYD). Their children, born FRONT: 1-Archibald J. Whaley, b.abt.1873, d.1957, FRONT: 2-Mary E. Whaley, b.abt.1876: 3-Eliza J. Whaley, b.abt.1879:

8th. Generation Parent George Lumson Sigsworth, child of William Henry Sigsworth and Mary Scott, was born Sept.16, 1858, PTWP, d.Jan.21, 1925, in LOUGH. He m.first Matida Hogan in July 1881 KING. He m.second Charlotte J. Adeline Macgown (she d.Jan.5, 1961) on Mar.17, 1904, in VER. In 1871/81 he was living in LOUGH and belonged to the Church of England. He was a farmer. Children of George Lumson Sigsworth, born FRONT, were: 1-Charles Sigsworth, b.1886: 2-Fred Sigsworth, b.1892: 3-John Mcgowan Sigsworth, b.abt.1914, d.abt.1976, SYD:


8th. Generation Parent Miriam Gordon, child of Jane Sigsworth and James Gordon, was born abt.1830 in FRONT. She m.John Graham on Nov.05, 1846 in FRONT. Child born to Miriam and John was: 1-Christopher James Graham:

8th. Generation Parent James Gordon, child of Jane Sigsworth and James Gordon, was born abt.1839 in FRONT, d.1871 in FRONT, m.Margaret Roycroft. Both are buried CAT. Known children born FRONT were: 1-Amanda J. Gordon, b.abt.1866, d.abt.1954, FRONT, buried CAT: 2-James P. Gordon, b.1871-1873, d.abt.1907 FRONT, m.Annie Knight. Both are buried CAT:


8th. Generation Parent Margaret Hanley, child of child of Frances Sigsworth and George Hanley, was born abt.1844 in ONT. She m.Charles Cochrane on June 27, 1864, in ONT. Children born to Margaret and Charles were: 1-Robert Beith Cochrane2-George Hanley Cochrane3-William James Cochrane4-Agnes Cochrane5-Charles Cochrane6-Edward Alexander Cochrane7-Campbell Cochrane8-Marshall Fair Cochrane9-Thomas Christopher Cochrane:


8th. Generation Parent John Stanley Sigsworth, child of John Sigsworth and Hester Ann Guess, was born 1872 in HARR, d.1959 DES, was buried HARR. He m.Eleanor Galbraith (she d.1851, buried HARR. Children of John and Eleanor were: 1-Clinton Sigsworth, m.Effie: 2-Violet Sigsworth:

8th. Generation Parent Dexter Barnett Sigsworth, child of John Sigsworth and Hester Ann Guess, was born Sept.21, 1878 in HARR, d.Oct.21, 1954, in FRONT, buried HARR. He m.Georgia M. Wilkins on Dec.11, 1912 in VER (she d.1936 HARR). Children born to Dexter and Georgia were: 1-John Sigsworth, author of Sigsworth Saga: 2-Phyllis Lorena Sigsworth, d.1988: 3-Alice Lorraine Sigsworth:

8th. Generation Parent Charles Albert Sigsworth, child of John Sigsworth and Hester Ann Guess, was born April 30, 1881 in HARR, d.1983 in FRONT, at the age of 102, buried HARR. He m.Mabel Florence Allen in VER. Children of Charles and Mabel were: 1-Hester Minnie Sigsworth, m.Gordon Endicott: 2-Kenneth Allen Sigsworth3-Hazel Ruth Sigsworth, b.1916, d.1970, m.Victor M. Kovalchuk, both buried HARR:

8th. Generation Parent Hester Lorena Sigsworth, child of John Sigsworth and Hester Ann Guess, was born Nov.05, 1889, in HARR, d.Dec.11, 1979, in FRONT. She m.Bruce Henderson April 04, 1917, in HARR, buried Wilton, Ont. Children of Hester and Bruce were: 1-Howard Henderson2-Hugh Henderson3-Clara Henderson:


8th. Generation Parent Marie Watson, child of Ellen Sigsworth and Joseph Watson, was born abt.1838, d.abt.1878, m.Watkins. Their children were: 1-Harry Watkins2-Jane Watkins:

8th. Generation Parent Elizabeth Watson, child of Ellen Sigsworth and Joseph Watson, was born 1840, d.1926 in HARR. She m.George Kitson (he buried 1912 HARR). Their children were: 1-Mary Kitson2-William Kitson3-Maude Kitson:

8th. Generation Parent Rebecca Watson, child of Ellen Sigsworth and Joseph Watson, was born abt.1842, d.abt.1881. She m.Benson Peters abt.1869. Their children were: 1-Ellen Peters2-Margaret Peters3-Thomas Peters, m.Jane Martin: 4-Joseph Peters5-Rebecca Peters, b.1875:

8th. Generation Parent Joseph Edward Watson, child of Ellen Sigsworth and Joseph Watson, was born abt.1851, d.April 17, 1896 in HARR, m.Fanny Moore (she buried HARR in 1953). Their children were: 1-Fanny Watson, m.Moore: 2-Nellie Watson3-Jeanette E. Watson, b.1887, d.1965 HARR: 4-Joseph H. Watson, b.1893, d.1955 HARR:

8th. Generation Parent Thomas Henry Hatfield Watson, child of Ellen Sigsworth and Joseph Watson, was born abt.1857, d.in FRONT, m.Francis Schoneur (she buried HARR). Their children were: 1-Joseph Watson2-Annie Watson3-Fred Watson4-William Watson5-Margaret Watson, m.Ray Gowdy: 6-Clarence Watson, m.Celia Kennedy: 7-Aleida Watson, m.Jack Kennedy: 8-Iva Watson, m.Harold Ryan: 9-Thomas Harold Watson, b.1892, d.1947: 10-Oakley Watson, b.1907:


8th. Generation Parent Effie Clow, child of Margaret Sigsworth and Mathias Clow, m. C. W. Watson. Their child was: 1-John Watson:


8th. Generation Parent Robert Barnard Laycock, child of Catherine Sigsworth and William Laycock, was born 1853. He m.Margaret Ann Mcclellan 1876. Their child was: 1-Mathias Welburn Laycock:

8th. Generation Parent William Laycock, child of Catherine Sigsworth and William Laycock, was born abt.1856. He m.Sarah Spike. Their child was: 1-Alexander Laycock:

8th. Generation Parent John Leslie Laycock, child of Catherine Sigsworth and William Laycock, was born 1860. He m.Lucy Lemon 1909. Their children were: 1-William Leslie Laycock, b.abt.1910, d.abt.1980, m.Louise Rows: 2-Amy Jean Laycock, b.abt.1911, m.first William Vallins, m.second Stan King: 3-George Maurice Laycock, b.abt.1913, m.Jessie Sutherland: 4-Norma Irene Laycock, b.abt.1914, m.Haddon Hobb: 5-Maude Hannah Laycock, b.1917, m.John Winden: 6-Harold Eugene Laycock, b.abt.1921, m.Margaret Taylor:


8th. Generation Parent Lewis Clow, child of Jane Sigsworth and Isaac Clow, d.abt.1862 in HARR. He m.Addie Campbell. Their children were: 1-Thora Clow2-Kathleen Clow3-Marion Clow:

8th. Generation Parent Mathias Clow, child of Jane Sigsworth and Isaac Clow, m.Unknown, had the following children: 1-Fred Clow2-Mildred Clow:


8th. Generation Parent Thomas Enoch Sigsworth, child of Thomas Beeforth Sigsworth and Caroline Huffman, was born Jan.29, 1853 in HARR, d.Feb.19, 1922 in HART. He m.first Margaret J. Hill (she buried HARR). He m.second Minerva Hill May 11, 1899 (she buried HARR. 1954), the two wives were cousins. Children of Thomas and Margaret, born HARR, were: 1-Julia Ethel Sigsworth, m.Lee Smith: 2-Caroline Sigsworth, b.abt.1882, d.abt.1953: 3-Francis Beforth Sigsworth, b.abt.1883, d.abt.1940, HARR, m.Edna Fleming: One child of Thomas and Minerva was: 4-Thomas Wilber Sigsworth, b.1913, d.1978, HARR:

8th. Generation Parent John Elijah Sigsworth, child of Thomas Beeforth Sigsworth and Caroline Huffman, was born abt.1854 in HARR, d.1934 in HARR. He m.Rebecca Jane Saul in HARR, she buried there in 1939. Children of John and Rebecca, born HARR, were: 1-Ruby Lorena Sigsworth, b.abt.1887, d.1956, SYD: 2-Helen Eliza Sigsworth, b.abt.1893, d.abt.1966: 3-Ada Luella Sigsworth, b.abt.1896, d.abt.1981: 4-Mildred Caroline Sigsworth, b.abt.1902: 5-Muriel Florence Sigsworth, b.abt.1904, m.Gerald Amey:

8th. Generation Parent Lucy Sigsworth, child of Thomas Beeforth Sigsworth and Caroline Huffman, was born abt.1867 in HARR, d.in HART, buried HARR. She m.George Brown and had the following children: 1-Morley Brown2-Dorland Brown3-Mildred Brown, d.abt.1981:


8th. Generation Parent Thomas A. Watson, child of Mary Sigsworth and Abraham Watson, was born abt.1858 in HARR, d.1930 and was buried in HARR. He m.Nancy Collings (she d.1938, buried HARR). Their child was: 1-Lizzie Watson.

8th. Generation Parent Abraham Watson, child of Mary Sigsworth and Abraham Watson, was born abt.1861 in HARR. He m.Steele. Their children: 1-Secord Watson2-Alfred Watson3-George Watson:


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