Minerva Jane Moe1

ID # 4, (1827-1886)
Minerva Jane Moe|b. 1827\nd. 19 Oct 1886|p4.htm|Henry Moe|d. 22 Oct 1839|p1.htm|Teressa M. Coleman|b. 18 Feb 1802\nd. 16 Sep 1894|p2.htm|||||||John Coleman|b. 1760\nd. 5 Oct 1844|p33.htm|Elizabeth Lawrason|b. 1769\nd. 24 May 1845|p34.htm|
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     Minerva Jane Moe was born in 1827 at Dumfries Twp, Ontario.1 She was the daughter of Henry Moe and Teressa M. Coleman.1 She married Israel Evans on 9 October 1843 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario.1 She died on 19 October 1886 at Chatham, Kent County, Ontario.1 The marriage of Minerva Jane and Isreal is recorded as follows:
From the 25 Oct. 1843 Christian guardian,
In Chatham on Monday 9th inst. Israel Evans and Jane Moe, both of that place. (Rev. Mr. Flumerfelt) Wit. Wm Carter, Elizabeth MacIntosh.
The marriage record as it appears in the Western District, 1786-1856,MS205 R13, reads
Isreal Evins of Chatham to Mary Jane Moe of Harwich 9 October 1843 byLicense. Rev. Flummerfelt. Wit. William Carter and Elizabeth McIntoshboth of Chatham.

Dorothy Radoff in her letter to the Wentworth Historical Society saidthat Minerva Jane was Henry and Teressa's daughter. Looking at the given names of their children, not to mention her brother Melvin's presence in her home at the time of the 1861 census, there is no doubt in my mind that this correct. Finally, the sale of Henry's land in Beverly by his executor Adam Misener, which gives the names of Henry's children and their spouses, puts the matter beyond question.

Minerva Jane's death registration number is 007861-86.

Minerva Jane's sister Sabrina married James Blackburn of Chatham in 1840. Minerva Jane married Israel Evans of Chatham in 1843. It seems likely that Sabrina settled in Chatham first and that Minerva Jane came to spend some time there and met and married Israel. Given the WesternDistrict marriage record it is possible that Minerva Jane spent some time at Harwich and it is also possible that, at the time, the Blackburns resided there as well.

I have been through the 1911 Canadian census for Chatham City. This census is unindexed. If there is a descendant of either Minerva Jane orSabrina Moe in Chatham, I haven't been able to identify them.1

Last Edited=21 Jul 2008

Children of Minerva Jane Moe and Israel Evans


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.