A Surname Inquiry

Wye, Paxton

Jennifer Kastilahn

 February 20, 2024

I am looking for information on the Wye family who lived at or near Dunchurch. Specifically I am looking for Henry Wye b. c. 1851 and George Wye b.c. 1858. I am related to their brother James Wye, who immigrated to Yale, St. Clair Co, Michigan. I'm looking for any information about their parents.

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  • Diane Shaw

    findagrave
    Henry Wye, born 1850, died 9 Feb 1889, Cemetery – Dunchurch-Fairholme

    1881 census Hagerman and Kellerman, Muskoka
    WYE
    Henry, 30, b Ontario, farmer
    Sarah Ann, 30, Ont
    David, 8, Ont
    Emma, 2, Ont

    Henry, 25, s/o James and Sophia Wye, married Sarah Ann Simpson, 25, 27 Dec 1876 at Wallaceburgh Ont.
    Sophia [mother] died 2 Jun 1887, aged 78, born Watford England, widow, died of old age, informant: son Henry Wye of Hagerman Tsp.
    Still no maiden name for her.

    George Wye
    Death registration #027166 Parry Sound District
    B: 9 April 1858 Ontario
    D: 7 April 1935
    Buried: Fairholme Ontario 9 April 1935
    Informant: Nephew George Wye of Dunchurch
    Cause: Pneumonia [influenza]
    Father: James Wye
    Mother: don’t know

    1861 census Essex Ontario Sandwich West
    WYE
    James, master mariner, b England, immigrated 1828, Church of England, aged 52
    Sophia, b England, immigrated 1828, 46
    Robert, b England, 26
    Sophia, b England, 19
    Joseph, 19, Upper Canada
    Emma, 13, UC
    Henry, 10, UC
    George, 3, UC

    1871 census same as above
    WYE
    James, 74, b England
    Sophia, 58 b England [think this should be 68]
    Robert, 40 b England
    George, 13 b Ont
    Joseph, 25 b Ont
    Henry, 20, b Ont
    John Woolford, 4, born USA
    Don’t know who John is. Grandchild? Yes, son of daughter Sophia who married a Woolford.
    Sophia died 1874 of TB. No parents listed on death registration.

    So far I haven’t come across a younger James.
    No death registration found for James Sr.

  • Diane Shaw

    findagrave
    Henry Wye, born 1850, died 9 Feb 1889, Cemetery – Dunchurch-Fairholme

    1881 census Hagerman and Kellerman, Muskoka
    WYE
    Henry, 30, b Ontario, farmer
    Sarah Ann, 30, Ont
    David, 8, Ont
    Emma, 2, Ont

    George Wye
    Death registration #027166 Parry Sound District
    B: 9 April 1858 Ontario
    D: 7 April 1935
    Buried: Fairholme Ontario 9 April 1935
    Informant: Nephew George Wye of Dunchurch
    Cause: Pneumonia [influenza]
    Father: James Wye
    Mother: don’t know

    1861 census Essex Ontario
    WYE
    James, master mariner,

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