Isabella Templeton

ID # 128, (1827-1905)
BirthIsabella Templeton was born in 1827. 
MarriageShe married Andrew Coleman, son of William Coleman and Catherine Jones, on 9 December 1844; Volume 3, More Notices from Methodist Papers, 1830 to 1857, Donald A. McKenzie, Global Heritage Press, 2008

The following is from the Canadian Christian Advocate issue of June 19, 1845:

Coleman, Andrew, of Beaverly, to Isabella Templeton, of East Dumfries, by Rev. Andrew Burzee, Dec. 9th.

We are not given a place of marriage. Burzee was probably a Methodist minister, but of which branch of the Methodists it is not clear. There was an Episcopal Methodist Church at Troy by 1844, but there was a Wesleyan Methodist Church at St. George in what became South Dumfries. Isabella's parents resided in what became South Dumfries. East Dumfries is a designation occasionally met with and simply refers to the portion of the township located on the east side of the Grand River. The 1832 census and assessment fror 'East Dumfries' places Daniel Templeton on lot 2 of the first concession. 
DeathShe died on 2 May 1905 at St. Catharines, Ontario. 
NoteIsabella Templeton Coleman married a second time on February 16th, 1876, at Bothwell, Ontario. While the marriage registration fails to note her new husband's first name, the 1891 census tells us that he was George Clarke. At the time of their marriage, he was 46 and his residence was Troy, Ontario. He was born in Scotland. At this point, it isn't apparent why the wedding was held in Bothwell. The marriage registration does note that he was a merchant and that his parents were James and Isabella Clarke. Their marriage registration number is 004691-76.

Isabella Templeton Coleman is shown as age 47, a resident of Troy, born in Canada, and a daughter of Daniel and Lydia Templeton.

The witnesses were Thadeus Cornell and Catherine Misener.

Isabella appears in the 1881 census at Beverly along with her daughter Nettie Coleman by her first marriage and her Clarke stepchildren. George also appears, his name being on the last line of the previous page. They are in the 1891 census at Beverly as well. His age is given as 60 and hers as 62. With them are George's sons John and Robert Clark, ages 31 and 24. John and his father were born in Scotland and Robert was born in Ontario. A Minnie Bissett is also staying with them. She is age 22, a niece, and said to be born in Scotland. George is said to be a retail grocer.

Isabella appears in Beverly in the 1901 census.

For some years George had the general store at Troy and was the postmaster.

Isabella died in St. Catharines in 1905. Her death registration places her living at Niagara Street. This is where her daughter Nettie was living at the time of the 1911 census. Her death registration is 017120-05.

George Clark died on 28 Oct 1912 and is buried in Pioneer Presbyterian Cemetery in St. George. 

Children of Isabella Templeton and Andrew Coleman

Last Edited27 Jun 2016