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Rebecca Donohoe: Spouse of Henry Pearson (I)
Born 1791 in Ireland
Died March 4, 1885 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Rebecca married Henry Pearson sometime between his arrival in Toronto Township in 1819 and the birth of their first child in November 1821.

Other spellings found - Rebekah Donoughoo.
Her father may have been Matthew Donoughoo. He appears on the 1837 Ontario census for Toronto Township. More info available - email webmaster.


Elleanor Gundy: Spouse of Henry Pearson (II)
Born 1825 in Ireland
Died November 30, 1907, Meadowvale, Ontario, Canada
Death registration lists her occupation as Farmer's Wife. Attending physician was Dr. Wm. Hall. Burial place is unknown but possibly in Meadowvale.
Elleanor Gundy married Henry Pearson on May 13, 1846. The marriage was performed by Dr. Cooney.

Surviving children. Ellen (Gundy) Pearson outlived all her children for whom records have been found. However she listed herself and two infant children as the survivors of Henry Pearson at his death in 1872. (One of these may be Margaret Alice who died shortly after her father.) The Pearson family file in the Perkins Bull papers contains the following note: "William Pearson married to Ellen Gundy - their daughter married Robert Golden."

Elleanor (also known as Ellen) Gundy was the daughter of:
Reverend William Gundy born Kings County Ireland May 10, 1795 and Eliza Bradley born April 3, 1800, died 1886. Both are buried in the Pearson family area in the old section of the Churchville Cemetery in Brampton, Ontario.
The Toronto Reference library has a booklet written by Henry Pearson Gundy, a professor at Queen's University, about conducting genealogy research in Ireland, which mentions Rev. William Gundy as being one of his ancestors. Also in the rare books section, there is an obituary booklet written about the life of Rev. Gundy at the time of his death by the Methodist church.
Elleanor's brother James wrote her husband's obituary but no other records of other siblings have been found as yet. For more info - email webmaster.


Phoebe Catherine Campbell
Born May 9, 1830 St. Catherines, Ontario
Died February 16, 1901 Owen Sound, Ontario
Buried with her husband in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound
Spouse of John Pearson
View a picture of Phoebe in the Campbell section of our Photo Gallery.
Surnames related to Campbell are:

Smith: Frederick Smith father of Priscilla Mary Smith (1765-1825) married to Robert Campbell (before 1756 -1824). These are the parents of Peter Smith Campbell below:
Pickard: Benjamin Pickard father of Catherine Pickard married to Peter Smith Campbell. Peter Smith Campbell and Catherine Pickard are the parents of Phoebe Catherine Campbell above.
Van Wyck/Vanwyck/Vanwick

For further info on the Campbell Family genealogy contact our webmaster. There are a number of researchers actively working on this line and a large genealogy database has been compiled. Also try The Campbell Database - containing info from Campbell researchers worldwide.


David R. Duncan: 1856 - 1932
Spouse Eleanor Louisa Pearson: 1855-1941
Notes from Owen Sound Archives: D.R. Duncan was an Owen Sound grocer at 151 Poulett St. (now 2nd Ave East) Mr. Duncan's store closed shortly after 1917. Our Dominion 1887 lists D.R. Duncan as an importer of and dealer in choice groceries, provisions, etc. Mr. Duncan came from Toronto but lived at Owen Sound since a child. He began business in 1880.

The Surname Duncan is mentioned in a newspaper notice for the 50th wedding anniversary for Eleanor's brother George.

"On Monday afternoon and evening Captain and Mrs. George W Pearson of 361 Seventh Street East were at home to about 250 guests who called to offer their congratulations on the occasion of their Golden Wedding anniversary. Receiving with Captain and Mrs. Pearson in the beautifully flower decked living-room were Miss Kathleen Pearson, Mr. Frank Pearson of Fort Francis and Mr. John Pearson of Port McNicholl. Mrs. C.I. Duncan, Mrs. Matthew Duncan and Mrs. McLean Wright poured tea in the dining room at a table lovely with lace cover and yellow rose buds and candles. Mrs. Frank Pearson of Fort Francis cut the ices and the dining-room attendants were Miss Helen Lesohan(?), Misses Helen and Jean Bishop and Miss Catherine Pearson, Fort Frances and Mrs. Kenefick (?), Mrs. John McIntyre and Miss Cassie Pearson assisted in the living-room. During the afternoon the guests were admitted by little Miss Pauline Buzza, daughter of Mrs. J. Buzza of Owen Sound and during the evening by Miss Virginia Pearson, a granddaughter of Captain and Mrs. Pearson."


Richard M. Gilhuly: 1858 - 1925
Spouse Melissa Caroline Pearson: 1851-1935
Couple lived in Woodstock after the marriage.


Mary Jane Ford
Spouse John Joseph Pearson
Born December 29, 1857 in Ontario
Died March 6, 1949, Kelvington, Saskatchewan
Her parents were Thomas Ford and Eleanor Oldfield.
For more information and to see Mary Jane's picture visit our Photo Gallery.


Mabel Lillian Ford aka Lillian Mable Ford
Spouse George Fred William Pearson (brother of John Joseph above)
She went by the name of Lillian. An obituary for her husband states that Lillian was the daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Francis Ford of Preston, Ontario. 1891 Census for Owen Sound lists Lillie Mable, age 26, born Ontario, father & mother born Ireland. Lillian is buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Owen Sound. Her husband George is buried in Greenwood Cemetery with his parents and siblings. There is a small flat stone in Greenwood as well with no dates and the name George Ford Pearson. This is most likely the grave of an infant child of George and Lillian. To be determined if Lillian Ford and Mary Jane Ford (above) were related but it's possible as they married brothers. Also Mary Jane and John Joseph named their first child Lillian Forde Pearson. For more information and to see Lillian's picture visit our Photo Gallery.

The Beatty Group

Henry Pearson (I) came to Canada with a group of mostly Irish Wesleyan Methodist settlers - The Beatty Group. The Petition for the Beatty Group appears in "Street - the Man, the Family, the Village" written by Mary E. Manning - published by the Streetsville Historical Society. Pgs. 36, 37 & 38.

Other names of settlers on the petition are: Joseph Carter (wife, 2 children), John Beatty (wife, 6 children), James Beattie (wife, 3 children), David Beatty (note John, James and David were brothers despite differently spelled surnames), William Whalley (yeoman, wife, 3 children), John Armstrong (yeoman), John Wallace (carpenter), John Neelands (yeoman, wife, 2 children), Andrew Neelands (yeoman), Andrew Scott (yeoman), Robert Anderson (yeoman), William Todd Sr. (yeoman, wife, several children not yet left Ireland), William Todd Jr. (surgeon, wife 1 child), Alexander Duncan (a native of Scotland, tailor, wife, 2 children), Robert Nesbit (yeoman, wife, 3 children), William Maxwell (native of England, cabinet maker, wife 4 children), John Thompson of York (carpenter, wife, 1 child), John Rutledge of York (yeoman, wife), John Cowin of York (mason), Martin Switzer of York (yeoman, wife, 6 children) and Robert Moore of York (yeoman). All were originally Irish except as noted. For more information see Henry Pearson's family file. If anyone has more information on The Beatty Group than we have gathered and would like to share it with others please contact the webmaster.

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