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From: "Laurie Lovelace" <>
Subject: Re: [UPP-CAN] GIBLIN surname
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 17:52:38 -0400
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From: "J Hansen" <>
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 1:31 PM
Subject: [UPP-CAN] GIBLIN surname
> Hello everyone,
> I am posting this to 3 appropriate lists, so if you see it more than
> once, please excuse the extra posts.
> According to a family story, my great-grandmother was born in
> Hamilton, Ontario. She was orphaned at an early age and grew up in an
> adoptive/foster home in upstate New York. I have been able to learn the
> names of two of her siblings, but not her parents. I don't know whether
> parents died in New York or in Ontario, although I'm guessing the former.
> I have found no records for the parents in either country. I have
> found no Ontario records to provide evidence of the existence of either
> children or the parents there, although some later records give Ontario as
> the birthplace of the children. And then there's that family story
> What I do know is the names of the 3 siblings (there may have been
> more), their approximate dates of birth, the fact that all ended up in
> upstate New York by a young age. Only the family story mentions Hamilton
> the specific birthplace; official records, at most, say Ontario.
> Here's what I do know about the siblings' early details:
> John GIBLIN, born ca. 1838 in Ontario (died 1889 in Michigan). By
> the 1860 U.S. census, he is in Wayne County, New York.
> Nellie GIBLIN, born probably 24 December 1841 in Ontario (died 1892
> in Michigan). By the 1860 U.S. census, she is in Wyoming County, New
> Kittie/Katherine GIBLIN, born 1847/48, probably in Hamilton, Ontario
> (died 1880 in Florida). By the 1860 U.S. census she was in Seneca County,
> New York.
> A "younger sister" of Kittie, who died young of typhoid. This is
> from the label of an old photo in which she looks like she's about 12-14
> years old. No further info.
> I have not been able to locate them in the 1850 U.S. census which
> leads me to believe they were still in Ontario at that point.
> Could someone recommend how I could get a check of the 1841 and 1851
> Ontario census? I'm hoping it will give me their parents' names and
> and possibly list other family members.
> Also I am hoping for suggestions as to what other records or
> resources to check to find them in Ontario. I have searched all the
> records I could locate. Unfortunately, I do not have access to
> Ancestry.com, and I am out in the country without easy access to an LDS
> library. Any suggestions and help as to how to proceed would be greatly
> Thank you for your help.
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