Richard married Louisa McCOLLOW on 13 Jan 1848 in Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada.1 (Louisa McCOLLOW was born on 3 Jul 1830 in Ontario, Canada and died on 20 May 1893 in Lapeer or Bay County, Michigan.)
Talbot District Marriage Register (Oxford County GenWeb project). Surety: 4. Marriage Notice
Source: Talbot District Marriage Record
Name: Heath, Richard
Associated Name: McCollow, Louisa
Date: January 13, 1848
Place of Origin: Norwich; Norwich
Witness: Ira Oates; Leo W. Heath
Note: by Mark W. Hopkins (Regular Baptist) Goshen
2 1851 Canadian Census (Norwich, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Elijah Heath (age 40, b. U.S.) and wife, Patty (age 40, b. Canada West), living in Norwich, Ontario. Also in the household is their son, Richard Heath (age 25, b. Canada West), his wife Louisa (age 22, b. Canada West) and children Cornelia (age 5, b. Canada West), Marquis (age 3, b. Canada West) and Alonzo (age 1, b. Canada West). Elijah is listed as a "corker," and his religion is listed as Christian. Notation is made for Elijah under "Residence if out of limits" as Middlesex [perhaps he and his wife live in a neighboring county and are visiting?). Richard is listed as a "sawyer," and his religion is listed as Baptist.
3 1880 US Census (District 176, Marathon, Lapeer County, Michigan). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Richard Heath (age 53, b. Canada), wife Louisa (age 50, b. Canada) and children Alice (age 13, b. MI) and Richard (age 8, b. KS), living in Marathon, Michigan. Richard Sr. is listed as "works in sawmill." Both Richard and Louisa indicate that the birthplace of their parents is unknown. Living two doors away is Norman Oatman, his wife, Polly [Wilson], also from Oxford County, Canada.
4 1900 US Census (District 63, West Bay City 5, Bay County, Michigan). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists William Wilson (age 38, b. Jan 1862, Eng. Canada), wife Alice [Heath] (age 32, b. Mar 1868, Eng. Canada) and children Raymond (age 12, b. Jun 1887, MI) and Ira (age 7, b. Jan 1893, MI), living in Bay City, Michigan. Also in the household is Alice's father, Richard Heath (age 72, b. Jun 1827, Canada), widower. William is listed as a "sawyer," and indicates that both his parents were born in English Canada. Alice also indicates that both her parents were born in English Canada. The couple indicates that they have been married for 12 years, and have had 2 children, both living. William indicates that he immigrated to the U.S. in 1878 and is naturalized. Alice indicates that she immigrated to the U.S. in 1883. Richard indicates that his father was born in New York and his mother in English Canada. Richard also indicates that he immigrated to the U.S. in 1868 and is naturalized.
West Bay City, Michigan Directory, 1889-90 (Nettie Graden, comp. West Bay City, Michigan Directory, 1889-90 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2001. Original data: West Bay City Directory for 1889-1890. Detroit, MI, USA: R.L. Polk & Co., 1889.
). Surety: 3. Given Name: Richard
Occupation: sawyer Standard Hoop Co.
Residence: res Au Sable s w cor Campau, 5th ward
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