Mary Alderson

ID # 783, (1840-1866)
BirthMary Alderson was born in October 1840 at Virginia. 
MarriageShe married Henry Husband, son of John Husband and Alicia Napier, on 9 April 1859 at Nassagaweya, Halton County.

Source: MS248 reel 7, Halton County, page 21, nbr. 52.
Return of marriages solemnized by John Wilkinson a minister of the C.W. Methodist New Connection for the year 31st day of December A.D. 1859.

Henry B. Husband, 25, born and residing Nassagaweya, parents John Husband and Elizabeth Husband.
Mary Alderson, 19, born Puslinch, residing Nassagaweya, parents Thos. Alderson, Jane Alderson.
Witnesses John Husband Jr., and John Alderson, both of Nassagaweya. Date of marriage April 9, 1859.
 
DeathShe died on 9 March 1866 at East Flamboro Township, Wentworth County, at age 25. 
BurialShe was buried at Ebenezer United Church, Campbellville, Ontario. 
NoteMary's name appears on Henry's stone in St. Judes Cemetery, but she is buried, per Henry's diary, at Enenezer Church in Campbellville.

Her obituary as it appears on page 4 of the July 4, 1866, issue of the Christian Advocate is as follows:
(See Vol. 5, Death Notices from the Christian Advocate, 1858 to 1872, Donald A. McKenzie, Global Heritage Press, 2008)

Husband, Mrs. Mary - Mary Alderson was born in Virginia, in October 1840, came to Canada as a child, and was converted on the Eramosa Circuit. On April 9, 1859, she married Henry Husband, and joined the New Connexion Church, of which he was a member. Later, she joined the M.E. Church on the Flamboro Circuit. She died of consumption in East Flamboro Twp., March 9, 1866, and was buried in the New Connexion graveyard, Nasagaweya; survived by her husband and 4 sons. - July 4, 1866. p. 4

The above death notice places Mary's birth in Virginia. She does not appear, however, in the 1850 U.S. census nor anyone named Thomas and Jane, said to be her parents. Her marriage registration places her birth in Puslinch, but the family does not appear there in 1851. The 1861 census at Nassagaweya places her birth in the United States, so the information as to her birth being in Virginia is probably correct.

Henry Husband's diary tells us a bit more about Mary. We may note that in the 1861 census, Henry and Mary are in the home of John and Mary Cottrill. Henry describes them as Mary's mother and step-father. Both are described as being born in England. This provides us with two inaccuracies in Henry and Mary's marriage registration, which has Mary as being born in Puslinch and her mother's name as Jane.

Henry, in his diary, makes mention of Mary's brother, Christopher Alderson at Hespeler. In 1886, Mary Husband Alderson, of Hespeler, married William James Dawson. The registration names Mary's parents as Christopher and Bridget Alderson. Christopher Alderson died at age 86 in Nelson Township in Halton County. His parents are named as John Alderson and Jane Atkinson, both born England. The information was supplied by Christopher's son. There are certainly points of conflict within the foregoing information. 

Children of Mary Alderson and Henry Husband

Last Edited6 Aug 2016