William Case Healy

ID # 4732, (1812-1849)
BirthWilliam Case Healy was born on 28 August 1812. 
MarriageHe married Minerva Landon on 30 November 1836 at Elizabethtown Township.
MS248 reel 3 Vol. 14, page 101
Johnstown District Marriage Register
(United Counties of Leeds & Grenville)

Extracted from a list of marriages solemnized by Rev. Ezra Adams, Wesleyan Methodist Minister, prior to May 10, 1837

William C. Healy and Minerva Landon married November 30th, 1836. Township Elizabethtown. District of Johnstown. By license.
Witnesses William Landon and Almon Healy.

The township of Elizabethtown was in what became Leeds County.

DeathHe died on 18 August 1849 at Elizabethtown Township, Leeds County, at age 36. 
BurialHe was buried at Carpenter Cemetery, C5L37 Augusta Twp., Grenville Co.. 
NoteSee Vol. 1, Death Notices from the Christian Guardian, 1836-1850, Rev. Donald A. McKenzie, Global Heritage Press, 2011, page 146. This tells us that William Healy was the eldest son of Rev. Ezra Healy. William is said to have died of cholera at Elizabethtown (a township in Leeds County) on August 18th, 1849, age 37. Rev. McKenzie has extracted this death notice from the Aug. 29, 1849 issue of the Christian Guardian.

(Note: The obituary for Rev. Ezra Healy also appears on page 146 of Rev. McKenzie's work.)

William's gravestone, which appears to be repaired, has survived in Carpenter Cemetery in Augusta Township, Grenville County, and a photo of it is provided by Find-a-Grave. The stone confirms his death date, August 18th, 1849, and shows his age as being 36 years, 11 months, and 21 days. His date of birth, 28th August, 1812, probably approximate, is calculated from this.

Leeds & Grenville are twin counties and described as such from the early days of county administration. Elizabethtown Township is immediately west of Augusta Township. Carpenter Cemetery is described in an Archives of Ontario list as being on lot 37 of the 5th concession of Augusta. The numbered 37 lots are the most westerly of the Augusta Township survey and lot 37 on the 5th concession borders Elizabethtown Township in Leeds County.

Leeds & Grenville were the succession counties of the old Johnstown District. Johnstown District ceased to exist on May 30, 1849.

Prior to the 1849 date, counties, such as Leeds or Grenville (separately) did exist, but as electoral ridings and not in any administrative form. Units of sedentary militia were also based on the electoral ridings. See Men of Upper Canada, Militia Nominal Rolls, 1828-1829, by Elliott, Walker, and Stratford-Devai, 1995, published by the Ontario Genealogical Society, Toronto. These militia rolls are not on microfilm and the authors had to work with original documents found at Library & Archives Canada. There were two regiments of Grenville militia and four regiments of Leeds militia. There were exceptions, but men between the ages of 19 and 39 were required to attend militia training once a year, on the king's birthday. 

Child of William Case Healy and Minerva Landon

Last Edited9 May 2017