Phelinda Wooley

ID # 2766, (1837-1916)
BirthPhelinda Wooley was born in 1837 at Paris, Dumfries Township, Gore District. 
MarriageShe married George Jackson on 30 June 1870 at Ancaster, Ontario.
Mrge Reg. Ancaster, Wentworth Co.
George Jackson, 48, widower, farmer, Methodist, born England, residing Beverly Tp. Parents George and Ann Jackson.
Felinda Wooley, 35, spinster, Methodist. Born Ontario, residing Beverly Twp. Parents James and Ellen Wooley.
Witnesses Matthew Jackson, Sarah Jackson, both of Beverly Twp.
On June 30th, 1870, at Ancaster, Ont., by Rev. B. Bristol.
MarriageShe married Adam Laidlaw on 31 March 1881 at Beverly Township.
Mrge reg. 012308-81 Beverly Township, Wentworth Co.
Adam Laidlaw, 48, widower, farmer, Presbyterian. Born Scotland, residing Beverly. Father Adam Laidlaw. Mother's name not given.
Filinda Jackson, 44, widow, Baptist. Born Paris, Ontario, residing Beverly. Parents James and Ellen Wooley.
Witnesses John and Harriet Gamble of Beverly.
On March 31, 1881, at Troy in Beverly by Rev. James Webb, by license.

Adam's second wife, Ann Eliza Able was the sister of Harriet Able Gamble, so his marriage to Phelinda had the blessings of the Gambles, at the very least.
DeathShe died on 20 March 1916 at Beverly Township. 
NotePhelinda's marriage record with Adam Laidlaw shows her birth as being in Paris, Ontario. A census record for her parents has not been found. At the time of the 1861 census, she is shown in North Dumfries Township, age 23, a Baptist, with the family of William and Jane Buchanan who, with their children, are all Baptists. Her status with the family isn't stated.

Death reg.033258-16 Beverly Township, Wentworth Co.
Phelinda Wooley Laidlaw, age 76, died March 20, 1916. Born Canada. Died at lot 8, concession 3, Beverly. Buried Troy Cemetery. (She may be in Troy Cemetery, but a record for her there has not been found.)
Parents James Wooley and 'Ealoner' Woods.
Informant Elmer E. Robb, R.R. 1, Troy.

Phelinda Wooley was first married to George Jackson. Their marriage registration indicates that they were married in Ancaster Township on June 30, 1870. George was 48, a farmer residing in Beverly, and a widower. He was born in England and his parents were George and Ann Jackson. 'Filinda' is age 35, a spinster, and her parents are shown as James and Ellen Wooley.

The 1871 census at Beverly shows George Jackson with wife Philinda with sons George 7 and Henry 6. They are George's son by his first wife, Isabella Tindall.

What happened to George isn't clear, but he is probably the George Jackson who is in Flamborough-Rockton Cemetery. The inscription reads:

George Jackson died Sept. 23, 1877/aged 60 yrs., 10 mos., 3 dys/a native of Co. Northumberland, England.

Also, his death registration offers us little context, but, again, he is probably Phelinda's husband.

It states that he died in Beverly Township on September 23, 1877, as the result of injuries sustained by being thrown out of a wagon. Township clerk, Wallace McDonald, has written a note at the bottom, only a portion of which is decipherable. 
Last Edited10 Aug 2016