Hi, cousin! Edward and his wife, Elizabeth Dixon or Dickerson, were supposedly born in England. Lee Ann,a fellow researcher, reports that she has an ELMIN line in Suffolk, England. She searched the Hoxne, Suffolk, Parish Records from 1548-1800 for ELMIN. She found that in the 1690s there were two ELMIN brothers in Hoxne, Robert and Thomas. Robert changed his name to ELWIN and Thomas to ELVIN. There was even a note in the records for a child of Robert (who went to ELMIN), to see the previous child of the marriage who is spelled ELVIN. After this occurrence, Robert and his "ELWIN" family vanished from Hoxne and Thomas and his ELVIN family remained. There was no further occurrence of ELMIN after that , but a big line of Elvin's remained. A line of ELWIN's reappeared around 1795 (100 years later) for some reason. She transcribed the baptismal, marriages and burial records and they are available for everyone via her Suffolk Surname Interest List at http:// www.visualcreations.com
/pers /leeann /suffolk /parish.html. Her line is George BOLTON (her 10th G-Grandfather) born: 1578, baptized : Apr 27 1578 in Needham, Suffolk, married: May 01 1600 in Needham Elizabeth ELMIN.
Edward was born on 4 June 1809. Elizabeth was born 2 February 1807. Their children were Almira, Martha, Thomas, Philean A., William, John, Sarah Jane, Mary Elizabeth and Joseph.
Edward is found in Ameliasburgh Prince Edward County in 1851 in concession 2-3 Lot 96-96. He is listed as a farmer, living in a log cabin. He lists his religion as "Friends" which were Quakers. He had 220 acres with pastures, orchards, wild steers, cattle hogs, pigs, butter, cheese, and beef. Ameliasbugh was fist known as Seventh Town. It was named in 1787 for Princess Amelia, the 5th daughter of King George III.
Edward owned land in the first concession around 1861. The census lists Edward living in Murray Northumberland County. His religion is listed as the Church of England and living in a one story frame house. Don Galna, a cousin through Almira Elvin, states that Edward's Murray Township Lot 12 Concession, a farm has continued as a farm since his death in 1892 and is only now being sold as a subdivision in 2002.
William is listed in the 1851 Ameliasburg census age 12,
In 1861 in Murray age 23,
In 1871 Murray with Mariah, methodist farmer
William Elvin is mentioned 1878 in Ameliasburgh Twp in Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Hastings and Prince Edward, Ontario. Resource: National Library of Canada, Ottawa p. 80.
I didn't know William married again. This is all that I have:
1 William Elvin b: October 16, 1838 in Canada d: April 23, 1923 in Murray Northunberland Co Ontario Canada
.. +Mariah b: 1843 in Canada d: June 01 in Murray Northunberland Co Ontario Canada
......... 2 Emma Elvin b: April 1870 in Canada d: September 1871 in Canada