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George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« on: Friday 22 December 17 22:18 GMT (UK) »
Looking for George Dunbar

Parents were

John Dunbar

17971851(death date approximate) Likely in Canada
 
Margaret Bain

17983 JAN 1890  Wroxeter, Huron County, Ontario, Canada

We see George in Brantford, ON in the 1861 census, single and occupation given as Head Cabinet Maker.  However, there seem to have been two Dunbar families in that area at the same time.

Have been unable to find a marriage or death or anything definitive in later census documents.  We know at least one sibling, Margaret 1836-1918 moved to Michigan. An online tree suggests George may have followed but it could be a different George as there are no supporting documents.
Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp, Campbell, Pope, Barnard, Handcock, McAdams,Creath

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 24 December 17 00:17 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

This appears to be the family in Brantford in 1851/2.  Mother Margaret is a widow.  Children are John, James, William, Alexander, Isabella, Margaret and George.

http://automatedgenealogy.com/census52/SplitView.jsp?id=240

This gives a bit more information about the family - to help with the search.

RK

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 December 17 00:25 GMT (UK) »
This must be the 1861 census you mentioned... in Brantford again.

Mrs Dunbar with children Margaret, William, George and Alex.

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1861/jpg/4107375_00090.jpg

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 24 December 17 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Those are the two records I found.  Most of the family seems to disappear after the 1861 document.  In 1871 and 1881 I found his mother, Margaret, living with a different daughter's family.  She passed in 1890, likely at the home of her daughter Isabella and her Husband George Barnard.
Dunbar, Clark,Bain, Lipp, Campbell, Pope, Barnard, Handcock, McAdams,Creath

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 24 December 17 13:02 GMT (UK) »
Sadly Robt Dunbar who was living with geo and Isabella in 1901 - passed away Huron Ontario - aged 81 years - 26 June 1913 - Immediate cause of death pneumonia - sadly disease causing death -
 suicide. Living in a house of refuge. occupation bricklayer.

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 24 December 17 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Isabella Dunbar Barnard and husband George are buried  Wroxeter Cemetery  Wroxeter, Huron County, Ontario but no sign of any other Dunbar in that Cemetery that I came across.
Have you located an obituary for Isabella which might give more info on siblings.   ???

FIND A GRAVE

Isabella - 1833 - 30 May 1917 (cause of death accident) and George Barnard 1835 - 1922

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/173288583#view-photo=149486582

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-D169-BP?i=405&cc=1307826

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 24 December 17 20:30 GMT (UK) »
Those are the two records I found.  Most of the family seems to disappear after the 1861 document.  In 1871 and 1881 I found his mother, Margaret, living with a different daughter's family.  She passed in 1890, likely at the home of her daughter Isabella and her Husband George Barnard.

1871 - Margaret Dunbar Sr. living with Sidney Shaw and Margaret Shaw (presumably her daughter Margaret Dunbar) and family in Howick, South Huron.

http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1871/jpg/4397107_00446.jpg

1881 - Margaret Sr with Isabella and George Barnard and family in Wroxeter, North Huron.

http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008204126.jpg

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 December 17 20:36 GMT (UK) »
Seeing the Shaws in Bay Michigan from 1880 census onwards...  don't see any Dunbars listed with them or near them on the censuses.

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Re: George Dunbar Birth about 1840 Ontario, Canada
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 December 17 23:02 GMT (UK) »
I wonder if this is brother Alexander in 1881 in Southampton Village, North Bruce? In 1851/2 he is a carpenter.  1861 he is a wagon maker. 

1881 - this Alexander Dunbar is a carpenter. 
http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e329/e008205259.jpg

If so - here is the family in the same place in 1891
http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?app=Census1891&op=img&id=30953_148130-00466

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