Biography of Fortunatus Traveller (1810-1865)
Fortunatus Traveller was born 12 August 1810 in London and baptized there on 8 October of the same year in the Parish Church of St. Marylebone, St. Marylebone Road.. In the 1820s he moved with the rest of the family to Philadelphia and then to Bytown (Ottawa), Canada. Upon reaching adulthood he married Mary Dow, and they kept a farm in Nepean Township, Carleton County. The couple had seven daughters in rather quick succession. When the youngest, Caroline, was only twelve, Fortunatus died, on 29 January 1865--just four years after serving as executor for his own father's estate.
Children of Fortunatus Traveller and Mary Dow
- Amelia, born about 1840 in Nepean, Carleton Co., Ontario.
- Lamira, born about 1841 in Nepean.
- Sarah F., born about 1843 in Nepean.
- Maryetta, born about 1847 in Nepean.
- Matilda, born about 1848 in Nepean.
Matilda married James Leithead, son of Robert Leithead and Jessie Knox, on 21 Mar 1882 in Nepean, Carleton Co., Ontario. The marriage was performed by Rev. J.A. Stewart and the witnesses were Francis McCullough of Cumberland and Samuel Billings of Billings Bridge. The bride claimed to be 29. She was a Methodist.
- Emily, born about 1850 in Nepean.
- Caroline, born about 1853 in Ontario.
 Fortunatus Traveller entry, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah: Family History Library, retrieved 23 April 2008), extracted from Church of England. Parish Church of St. Marylebone (Middlesex), Parish Registers--Baptisms, 1793-1810. Family History Library [FHL] microfilm 580907.
 Jim McGregor, "Traveller family information," e-mail message (attached file) from firstname.lastname@example.org (Ontario, Canada) to Martha Grenzeback, 28 June 1999.