Samuel Wait

ID # 36, (1798-1866)
FatherJonathan Wait (1774-1859)
MotherMartha Smith (1773-1856)
BirthSamuel Wait was born in 1798 at Vermont. 
MarriageHe married Anna Shoup on 25 March 1823 at Stamford Twp, Niagara District; See Vital Records of Upper Canada / Canada West, Vol 1: Part 4, Niagara District, 1820-1869, compiled by Dan Walker & Fawne Stratford-Devai, Global Heritage Press, 2005, page 103.

Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Chippawa, Register A, Marriages, 1820-1835.

Samuel Wait to Ann Shoup, both of Willoughby. 25 Mar. 1823, Stamford, by banns. By Rev. W. Leeming.

The Niagara Historical Society also transcribed these records in 1907 and they were reproduced by the Niagara Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society with the permission of the NHS. The information is essentially the same. No witness names are provided. 
MarriageHe married Teressa M. Coleman, daughter of John Coleman and Elizabeth Lawrason
DeathHe died on 31 January 1866 at Durham, Ontario. 
BurialHe was buried at St. George Cemetery. 
NoteSamuel's death date, 31 January, 1866, is taken from McKenzie's Obituaries from Ontario's Christian Guardian 1861-1870, Vol. 4, Global Heritage Press, 2011 and quotes the Guardian's May 15, 1867 issue, page 80. It also places his birth in Vermont, which may be correct though at least some later siblings were born in Plattsburgh, New York. We will note that Vermont is across Lake Champlain from Plattsburgh, New York.

Samuel Wait's first wife was Anna Shoup. Their marriage is recorded in Register A, Marriages, 1820-1835, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Chippawa:

Samuel Wait to Ann Shoup, both of Willoughby on 25 Mar. 1823, Stamford, by banns.

If Samuel was indeed residing in Willoughby in 1823 he and Anna cannot have remained there for long, for their son Levi was born in 1826 and his death registration claims that he was born in Dumfries Township. This is no doubt correct, for the Dickson Papers (MS5 reel 3, ledger C1, page 92) shows Samuel purchasing 100 acres, which was the south half of lot 2 of the 3rd concession. Entries on the page are not chronological, but the earliest entry is dated 1823. As this is the 2nd item on the page, it may be that the first entry is misdated.

See notes under Lucy Wait Cornell. Her obituary says that when the family came to Canada that they settled at Black Creek. This will have been in Willoughby Township.

Samuel later married Teressa Coleman Moe, the widow of Henry Moe. They lived for a time in South Dumfries, but later were for a time in Berlin (Kitchener) and for a brief time moved to the village of Durham where Samuel died. He is buried in St. George Cemetery. 

Child of Samuel Wait and Anna Shoup

Children of Samuel Wait and Teressa M. Coleman

Last Edited21 Mar 2018