Abenia Catherine Jones

ID # 4726, (1843-1929)
FatherJesse Jones (1809-1890)
MotherHarriet Egan (1818-1907)
BirthAbenia Catherine Jones was born on 15 August 1843 at King Township, Home District. 
MarriageShe married James Magee on 25 December 1860 at Wellington County.
MS248 reel 17 Vol. 79, page 56
Wellington County Marriage Register

A marriage solemnized by W. M. Luke (William McAdam Luke) a minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church for the year ending 31st day of December, 1860.

James Magee, 26, born Canada, residing Wallace. Parents Rich'd and Anne Hill.
Aenia (so spelled) Jones, age unreadable, born Canada, residing Peel. Parents Jesse Jones and Harriet Egan.
Witness Jas. A. Fisher, Peel.
On Dec. 25th, 1860.

Rev. Luke's story is quite dramatic. He had a promising start with the Wesleyan Methodist Church. Some years after the Magee-Jones wedding he was at a charge where he was accused of adultry. He left the church and went to Alabama as a teacher for a school for black people. In 1870, he and a half dozen memembers of the school were arrested and then dragged out of the jail by a Ku Klux Klan mob and hung.

MarriageShe married Ezra Anson Healy, son of William Case Healy and Minerva Landon, on 19 February 1879 at Drayton, Wellington Co., Ontario.
Mrge reg. 011576-79 Drayton, Wellington Co.
Ezra Anson Healy, forty, widower, bailiff, Methodist. Born Leeds County, residing Walkerton. Parents William and Minerva Healy.
Catherine Abenia Magee, thirty five, widow, Methodist. Born Tp. of King, residing Drayton. Parents Jesse and Harriet Jones.
Witnesses Daniel Smith M.D., Hattie Smith, both of Drayton.
On February 19th, 1879, at Drayton, by Rev. J. E. Dyer.
DeathShe died on 16 October 1929 at Galt, Waterloo Co., Ontario, at age 86. 
BurialShe was buried on 18 October 1929 at Section 3, Mountview Cemetery, Galt. 
NoteDeath reg. 036031-29 Galt, Waterloo Co.
Albenia Catherine Healey died Oct. 16, 1929. Place of death Galt Hospital after spending 1 day there. Length of time in Ontario 18 years. Widowed. Age 86. Birth date Aug. 15th. (Year not given.) Place of birth King Township. Parents Jesse Jones and - Egan, both born England (?). Physician Dr. James McQueen, Galt. Informant Mrs. T. McKenzie, Branchton, Ont., daughter. Burial at Galt, Oct. 18th, 1929.

Abenia's first name has been spelled variously, but appears as Abenia on a transcription of her gravestone. 

Child of Abenia Catherine Jones and James Magee

Children of Abenia Catherine Jones and Ezra Anson Healy

Last Edited10 May 2017