Ancestral Notes

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Benjamin Haines, SUE

Benjamin Haines, my great-great-grandfather, was born in Niagara about 1802, son of Nathaniel and Lydia ____ Haines. He married Sarah Elizabeth Freisman, born about 1816 in Niagara, about 1835 in Niagara. Benjamin Haines received an Order in Council as a son of a United Empire Loyalist in November of 1836 and received a grant of land in March of 1837. Benjamin and Sarah Haines lived in Niagara Twp., Lincoln County and raised their family of seven sons and one daughter. They relocated to Aldborough Twp., Elgin County where Benjamin died about 1886, and Sarah in 1892. The whereabouts of Benjamin’s grave is not known, but Sarah is buried in the Rodney Cemetery, Elgin county.

Their children are:

i. Peter, born in 1835, died Mar. 5, 1880
ii. Edward born in 1838, died Sept. 30, 1904
iii. Joseph, born Nov. 1, 1842
iv. John, born Feb. 24, 1844, died Mar. 13, 1932
v. George, born May 3, 1845,did Nov. 21, 1921
vi. James Wiliam, born Oct. 17, 1846, died Apr. 1, 1907
vii. Robert, born Jan. 6, 1848
viii. Adeline, born Feb. 28, 1851

(James, 27? and Jane, 10 is listed in 1881 census, haven’t found any further records on Jane)

Order In Council, 1836

1851 Niagara Census


1881 Elgin county census
1891 Elgin County census
Sarah E. Haines death

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