16 July 2011

Surname Saturday - 51: Davidson

The Davidson family is the only other of my Scottish lines I know about, other than the Gibbon family.

1. Kevin Joseph HUIGENS

2. Joseph Anthony HUIGENS
3. Shirley Ann OGDEN

6. Emery Julius OGDEN (b. 9 Sept 1896 in Elk Point, Union Co., SD, USA, m. 19 Mar 1929 in Gordon, Sheridan Co., NE, USA, d. 8 Apr 1984 in Martin, Bennett Co., SD, USA)
7. Esther Louise JOHNSON (b. 23 Feb 1902 in Milan, Rock Island Co., IL, USA, d. 24 Mar 1984 in Rapid City, Pennington Co., SD, USA)

12. William Fredrick OGDEN (b. 10 Oct 1871 in Simcoe, Norfolk Co., Ontario, Canada, m. 25 Jan. 1895 in Elk Point, Union Co., SD, USA, d. 19 May 1951 in Platteville, Grant Co., WI, USA)
13. Mary Elizabeth HERREN (b. 22 Dec 1873 in Batavia, Scott Twp., Sheboygan Co., WI, USA, d. 14 Nov 1938 in Mission, Todd Co., SD, USA)

24. James Robert OGDEN (b. 9 Feb 1836 in New Brunswick, Canada, m. 12 Nov 1861 in Grey Co., Ontario, Canada, d. 6 Aug 1910 in Rapid City, Pennington Co., SD, USA)
25. Hannah GIBBON (b. 10 Feb 1837 in Chinguacousy, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada, d. 18 Apr 1927 in Denby, Shannon Co., SD, USA) 

50. John GIBBON (b. 1803 in Scotland, m1. about 1830 in Scotland, m2. 15 Nov 1849 in Toronto, York Co., Ontario, Canada, d. 1889 in Scotland, Bon Homme Co., SD, USA)
51. Margaret DAVIDSON (b. about 1810 in Scotland, d. Aug 1842 in Chinguacousy, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada)
51a. Isabella DAVIDSON (b. about 1811 in Scotland, d. 1890 in Bon Homme Co., SD)

About 7 years after the death of his first wife, my 3rd-great-grandfather married another Davidson. Was she a relative of his first wife? Maybe a sister or a cousin? John and Margaret named their last child Isabella. That would seem to indicate a possible connection. Yet another in the list of mysteries to investigate.

The second marriage is documented in "Marriage Registers of St. James Anglican Church/Cathedral, York (Toronto), 1800 to 1896, as recorded in "Landmarks of Toronto", volume 3, pp.395 ff., by John Ross Robertson (including biographical notations on some individuals and families by J.R.R.)" according to a RootsWeb post in the archive at http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/ONTARIO/2001-02/0981527532 (last accessed 18 Jul 2011). The marriage was performed by the Rector of St. James, the Rev. H. G. Grasett. The text of the entry reads:

15 November, 1849, by license, John GIBBON, of the township of Chinguacousy, widower, and Isabella DAVIDSON, of the same place, spinster.

Two years later, John and Isabella appear in the 1851 Canada Census in Chinguacosy.

Here's a picture of them in South Dakota with their grandson, my great-grandfather William F. OGDEN.

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