Mary Ellis Corson

ID # 3320, (1824-1908)
FatherJohn Corson (1800-1890)
MotherElizabeth Williams (1803-1860)
BirthMary Ellis Corson was born in 1824. 
MarriageShe married Charles Nixon, son of Robert Nixon and Elizabeth Corwine, on 1 January 1846.
The marriage of Charles Nixon and Mary Ellis Corson is reported by Damaris Chase as being June 1, 1845. However, a date of 1 January, 1846, is given in the Friday, January 9, 1846 issue of the Western Globe. No location is given, but the couple is identified as Charles Nixon of Brantford and Mary, eldest daughter of John Corson of Westminster. This is an extract provided by W. Craig Burtch, 2008, in The London Papers, Vol 15, The Wester Globe, October 1845 - May 1851, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, Global Heritage Press.

Volume 4 of the Annals of the Forty, page 37, Corson, states that Mary was Charles Nixon's second wife.
DeathShe died on 28 May 1908 at St. George, South Dumfries Twp., Brant Co.. 
BurialShe was buried at St. George Cemetery, South Dumfries Twp.. 
NoteIt should be said that Mary's maiden name appears on her death registration as Carson. The index for obituaries in the Brantford Expositor also quotes her maiden name as Carson. The transcription of St. George Cemetery as done by the Brant County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, as well as the excellent transcription done of extant stones in 2003 done by Murray Fair for, both show her name as it appears on the family gravestone as Mary E. Corson. Mary's married life seems to have been in South Dumfries, and as such would have brought her into contact with her numerous Lawrason cousins in the area.

The 1851 census does place Mary and Charles in Brantford Township where Charles is shown as a farmer. They will not have been married long, for their eldest child, Emily, is age 4.

In 1861, Charles and Mary are in South Dumfries Township and have with them five children.

In 1871, they are in South Dumfries with seven children.

In 1881, 1891, and 1901, they are still in South Dumfries with reduced numbers of children, until daughter Emily is the one remaining with them. Emily is buried with them in St. George Cemetery. 

Children of Mary Ellis Corson and Charles Nixon

Last Edited26 Jul 2017