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PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 7

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-06-30 08:24

Guest blog by Fred Blair

William Rymal and Margaret Shaver

PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 6

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2014-06-24 06:20

Guest Blog Post by Fred Blair

The Lee In-Laws

PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 5

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2014-06-18 20:06

Guest Blog post by Fred Blair

Jonathan Kelly and Elizabeth Shaver and Their Sons

Jonathan Kelly (1770-1852) married Elizabeth Catherine Shaver, the daughter of John William Shaver. Their sons, John Kelly (c1793-1883) and Peter Bowman Kelly (1795-1876), were probably living with the family in Ancaster Township during the war. All three men served as privates in the 5th Lincoln Militia. If you read the last Blog about William Shaver you will be expect there to have been problems sorting out the records for Jonathan and his son John.

PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 4

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-06-16 06:05

Guest Blog post by Fred Blair

Private William Shaver (1771-1830)

PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 3

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-06-02 18:54

Guest post by Fred Blair

Private John Shaver (1769-1852)

John Shaver served in the 2nd York Militia which also recruited from Ancaster Township. John’s name appeared in a Return (muster roll) of Captain William Applegarth’s Flank Company from June to December, 1812 (2Y270). His name was omitted from a second, possibly earlier, copy (2Y95).

PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 2

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2014-05-27 18:50

Guest post by Fred Blair

Sgt. Henry Shaver (1789-1860)

Some of the documents that I use in my research are online on the Library and Collections Canada (LAC) page at LAC - Microform Digitization. In later Blogs, I will write about other document sources. This Blog is an introduction to the Militia documents in Collection 27: War of 1812: Upper Canada Returns, Nominal Rolls, and Paylists, RG 9 1B7. I will come back to Collections 21 and 25 later.

PostHeaderIcon The Shavers of Ancaster and the War of 1812, Part 1

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2014-05-22 20:01

Guest post by Fred Blair


PostHeaderIcon Family Reunions -- ours, theirs and global

Submitted by admin on Mon, 2014-04-21 18:39

According to Guinness World Records, the largest family reunion was held in Saint-Paul-Mont-Pénit, Vendée, France on August 12, 2012. There were 4,514 in attendance. I suspect the Shaver Reunion of 1937 is one of our largest gatherings. The photograph of the event, taken June 19, 1937 has 211 faces. Our newsletter called it a "monster" reunion.

PostHeaderIcon 2013 Reunion

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2013-03-28 14:21

The reunion is June 9, 2013 (1-4:30 pm) at Bowman United Church, Ancaster.

Registration at 1 pm
Lunch 1:30
Speaker 2:30
History displays
Cemetery tour at 3 pm

Visit our Upcoming page

PostHeaderIcon Reunion Notice

Submitted by admin on Tue, 2012-05-22 18:47

The Executive Committee met earlier this month and at that time decided to not hold a reunion this June. We had a couple of resignations earlier this year including our newsletter editor, and some other members of the committee are currently sidelined with personal distractions. Given that we realized that the effort required in getting the newsletter out on time and organizing and holding the reunion this spring was beyond the capabilities of the remaining volunteers.