Mary Ann Black (--?--)

ID # 5583, (1833-1920)
FatherWilliam Black (1801-1863)
MotherMary Cairns (1802-1901)
BirthMary Ann Black (--?--) was born on 8 September 1833 at Kincardineshire, Scotland. 
MarriageShe married Joseph Gemmill Hood, son of William Hood and Jean Graham, on 19 February 1864 at Simcoe County.
MS248 reel 14, Vol. 63, page 179
Simcoe County Marriage Register

Extractred from a list of marriages solemnized by John K. Hislop, Presbyterian Minister, West Essa, for the year ending 31 Dec., A.D. 1864

Joseph G. Hood, 40, born Scotland, residing Essa. Parents William and Jane Hood.
Mary A. Black, 32, born Scotland, residing Tosorontio. Parents William and Mary Black.
Witness William Ruthven of Essa.
On 19 February 1864.

For the following see Donald A. McKenzie, Obituaries from Canadian Presbyterian Periodicals, 1872-1896, Global Heritage Press, pages 100-101. This tells of the passing of Rev. John K. Hislop in 1883. It tells that he came from Scotland about 1853 and entered Knox College in 1856. In 1862 he was ordained and served at Alliston until 1871.

According to the Simcoe OGS' transcription of Pioneer Cemeteries of Essa Township (see page 13), Hislop held fortnightly services with the Burns Presbyterian congregation.

County marriage registrations do not typically tell the exact location of the marriage, but Hislop is said to have started several congregations and the marriage may well have been held at Burns Church in Essa Township...or at Alliston in Tecumseth Township...or at the home of Mary Ann's parents in Tosorontio Township. Failing a newspaper report, it's a tossup, though the latter isn't a bad bet. In any event, these locations were not far apart.

DeathShe died on 30 January 1920 at Alliston, Simcoe Co., Ontario, at age 86. 
BurialShe was buried on 2 February 1920 at Alliston Union Cemetery. 
NoteDeath reg. 033297-20 Alliston, Simcoe Co.
Mary Ann Hood died January 30th, 1920. Age 86. Widowed. Born Scotland in September (date or year not given.)
Parents William Black and Mary Kearens, both born Scotland.
Physician Dr. J. D. Cunningham of Alliston.
Informant T. Hood of Alliston, son.
Burial February 2, 1920, at Union Cemetery, Alliston.

Full dates for Mary Ann's birth and death appear on her gravestone in Alliston Cemetery. 

Children of Mary Ann Black (--?--) and Joseph Gemmill Hood

Last Edited22 Jun 2019