Ellen Murray

ID # 6102, (1850-1897)
BirthEllen Murray was born in 1850 at Adelaide Township, Middlesex County. 
MarriageShe married William Hawn, son of Philip Hawn and Asenath Boyd, on 27 September 1866 at Port Huron, Michigan.
The following record is to be found on images provided by Familysearch. The file is entitled Michigan County Marriages, 1820-1940. Rather more specifically it appears in a volume for which the title St. Clair Marriage Certificates 1867-1884 is provided and this block of dates appears on the binding. Which at first glance is awkward, for the marriage below occurred in 1866. This apparently has to do with a disordered manner of marriage entries, for page 1 (which follows the index) begins with a marriage recorded on January 1,1867, but actually performed on 18 December 1866. The recordings continue in this manner through to page 20 where we find at the top the following:

Wm. Hawn to Ellen Murry
Recorded Oct 8, A.D. 1866
Geo. F. Collins, clerk.
I do certify that on the 27th day of September AD 1866 at Port Huron Mich. I joined in marriage Wm. Hawn of Warwick, C.W. aged 19 and Ellen Murry of Warwick, C.W., aged 16 years in presence of Wm. Brent and Henrietta Whitehill
U. L. Stevens, Justice of the Peace.
DeathShe died on 15 July 1897 at Wyoming, Lambton County. 
NoteDeath reg. 013529-97 Wyoming, Lambton Co.
Eleanor Hawn died July 15, 1897. Age 47. Residence Broadway St. Housewife. Methodist. Born Tp. Adelaide, Ont. (Middlesex County)
Physician and informant Dr. Brodie.

The village of Wyoming is in Plympton Township, Lambton County.

The marriage record for William and Ellen (Eleanor) in Port Huron, Michigan, shows the residence of both as Warwick Township, which at the time was likely correct.

The 1851 census in Adelaide Township shows Ellen with her parents James and Catharine Murray. Her parents and oldest brother are shown as being born in Ireland. Note that on the same page are John and Eleanor Wiley. They are both from Ireland and John is an innkeeper. Ellen is shown as age age 2. The 1851 census was begun in January of 1852 and since the proper question in the 1851 census was: What is your age as of your next birthday, it then seems likely that she was born in 1850.

The 1861 census indicates that shows her age 10 and she is with John and 'Ellen' Wiley. Her father, Philip, is evidently widowed and living with his son Patrick.

We do not know why Ellen (or Eleanor) was resident in Warwick Township at the time she married William Hawn in 1866, however Adelaide Township of Middlesex County and Warwick Township of Lambton County share a contiguous border. If Ellen was, perhaps, working as a domestic, a move between Adelaide and Warwick was no great distance. 
Last Edited8 Feb 2018