ID # 4579, (1813-1852)
|Birth||Amelia Stiles was born in 1813 at Bratton, Wiltshire, England. |
|Death||She died on 7 April 1852. |
|Marriage||She married John Barbour. |
|Marriage||She married Octavius Augustus Seagram. |
|Burial||She was buried at Trinity Anglican Cemetery Galt. |
|Note||Amelia appears in the 1851 Canada West census with her then husband John Barbour. We do not have a date or place of the marriage, but both John and Amelia are widowed. With the couple in the 1851 census are a Joseph 'Seaghram' born about 1841 and Edward 'Seaghram' born about 1842. This was the clue to finding Amelia's first husband and, ultimately, their place of burial, Trinity Anglican Cemetery in Galt.The gravestone has Amelia's maiden name. Amelia appears to have had at least a daughter by John Barbour. She probably also had more children by Octavius, but, if so, they have yet to be found.|
Of course son Joseph went on to a very successful career in distilling, which led to a successful career in horse breeding.
The discussion of son Joseph in the Dictionary of Canadian biography shows Octavius and Amelia coming to Canada in 1837. They are said to have purchased two farms and a tavern in the Fishers Mills area, close to present day Cambridge/Hespeler. Beyond this, we know little of Octavius and Amelia.