, Diana M.
Diana married William WILLSON, son of Unknown WILLSON and Unknown, in 1842 in Sweden, Monroe County, New York. (William WILLSON was born in Mar 1822 in New York and died on 14 May 1901 in Meridian Twsp, Ingham County, Michigan.) The cause of his death was Gastritis.
1 1851 Canadian Census (Dereham, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists William Willson (age 29, b. U.S.), wife Diana (age 26, b. U.S.), and children Susan (age 7, b. U.S.), Eli (age 4, b. Canada) and Elizabeth (age 2, b. Canada), living in Dereham, Ontario. Also in the household is Elizabeth Willson (age 18, b. Canada), who is likely William's younger sister. William is listed as a "wagonmaker." The family's religion is "Universalist." The ages and birthplaces of Susan and Eli lead us to conclude that the family immigrated from New York to Canada sometime between 1843 and 1847.
2 1861 Canadian Census (Durham, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Lists William Willson (butcher), wife Diana M., and children Susan, Eli B., Eliza J. and Roscoe E, living in Durham, Ontario. Living next door is a John Willson (age 60? b. U.S.) who may be William's father. More research is needed.
3 Brock District Marriage Register (Dereham, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Records marriage Alexander Wilson to Freelon Patricia Tic(?) [apparently illegible] on 19 Mar 1847 in Dereham, Ontario. Witnesses are Alexander's brother, William Wilson, and his wife Diane [sp. Diany] Wilson. The couple was married by Elijah Harris, Methodist Episcopal.
4 Marriage record (North Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Surety: 4. Records marriage of Eli Dennis Wilson, age 24 (born in Tillsonburg, living in Tillsonburg), son of William Wilson and Diana Wilson; to Fanny Edmonds, age 21 (born in Glanford, Ont, living in Norwich), daughter of William Edmonds and Ann Edmonds. Witnesses are Michael Woodword (relationship unknown) of Norwich, and Maggie Edmonds (probably Fanny's sister) of Norwich.