This family tree includes the descendants of John STERNE, born ca 1772 in Ireland, and those of William ELLISON, born ca 1795 in Ireland. Both families immigrated to Ontario in the early 1800's. Additional pedigrees (beyond just the parents of spouses) on families that married into the STERNE and ELLISON lines are also included where available. Major ancestral lines include BARRIGAR, BEATTY, CHRISTINK, DILL, EDWARDS, HUGHES, JOHNSTON\E, KERR, KIDD, KIRK, PATTERSON, RUTHERFORD, SAUNDERS, SHERWOOD, and STEWART.
All persons born after 1903 for whom we did not have a date of death have been shown as "Living SURNAME" with the year of birth only to protect their personal privacy. If you have information that we are missing, such as Dates or Places of Birth, Marriage, or Death, corrected Full Names, or information on persons we have not included, please send it to us so that we can bring the database up to date. We have allowed GEDCOM downloads so that you can easily obtain missing information for your reasearch. Please reciprocate by supplying us with information you may have, but which you find missing or incorrect. Information on current generations is of course required to extend our family tree, and we wish to hear from any of our cousins. Note however that to protect personal privacy: Detailed information on living persons will NOT be posted on the Internet.
We are particularly interested in getting information to extend the pedigree of our family, namely; BABBS, BEATTY, BERGER, BRASS, CHRISTINK, DILL, EDWARDS, FERO, FLOYD, FRANCIS, FULLERTON, GRIFFITH\S, HATTON, HELLINGER, HUGHES, ILLING, JOHNSTON, JONES, JORDAN, KELLY, KERR, KIDD, KIRK, LEACH, MARSDEN, McCULLOUGH, McLEAN, McLEOD, MUNRO, O'DONNELL, PATTERSON, RUTHERFORD, SANDNER, SAUNDERS, SCHEIBER, SCOTT, SEYMOUR, SHERIDAN, SHERLOCK, SHERWOOD, SCHNEYDER\SLUYDER, SMITH, SPEARING, SPRINGER, STEWART, STRINGER, SYER, TELFAR, THOMAS, TUTTLE, WALKER, and of course ELLISON and STERNE. In addition, we need information on the pedigree lines of our previous spouses (and therefore our children), including BENZIE, BIRSE, BOND, BLACK, CHADWICK, CHAPMAN, COMPER, HAMILTON, LEVIS, MARSHALL, McINTOSH, ROBERTSON, SANDISON, SMITH, STEIN, and THOMSON.
We are a member of the "Beatty Project 2000", and our lineage number is L#403. This line includes the founders of Beatty Brothers of Fergus, Ontario. If you are related, please contact us. We also subscribe to RootsWeb mailing lists for the following names: BEATTY, ELLISON, RUTHERFORD, and STERNE.
One of our goals is to document all of the descendants of James RUTHERFORD and Rebecca STEWART of Kilmacrenan, Co. Donegal, Ireland, who raised their family in Albion Twp. Peel Co. Ontario. We have nearly completed documenting the first three generations, and you can view a Descendant Report at the website below. To assist in finding more recent cousins, we have obtained the Invitation List to the 1949 RUTHERFORD/STEWART Reunion. Please check the link below, and if you find yourself or your ancestors in the list, contact us immediately.
Beatty Project 2000 (http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bp2000/main.htm)
BPL Genealogy Links (http://www.bpl.burnaby.bc.ca/somhot2.htm)
Descendants of James & Rebecca (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sterne/three.htm)
Dill-USA Index (http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=dill-usa)
Edwards-Kidd Index (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=edwards-kidd)
Edwards MisFortune (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sterne/edwards.htm) Our GenCircles Site (http://www.gencircles.com/users/sterne-ellison)
1949 Rutherford Reunion List (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~sterne/reunion.htm)
Rutherford's in Canada (http://www.rutherfordsincanada.com/)
SPL Genealogy Links (http://www.spl.surrey.bc.ca/Genealogy/Links.htm)
Sterne-Ellison Index (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=sterne-ellison)