DARK Family Research

William Dark

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I have spent a few years researching this DARK family and I am finding it a difficult task finding any information before 1850 that relates to this family. I have gathered various facts about the DARK family in Ontario. With the help of others, I have information about DARK's in Devon, England and Newport, Wales that might or might not be people related to William, George and Susan.

The only proof I have that George and Susan are siblings is the reference in John's obituary that four of his nephews were pallbearers. The names given are George's sons.

An old scrap book started by Susan contains many newspaper clippings.

Susan has not been found in the 1901 Canada Census. Where did she go? Her obit (1905) states she spent the previous few years at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Richard Mitchell. But she is not recorded with them (or any other daughters) in 1900 (USA) or 1901 (Canada) census.

Susan has been found in the 1851 UK Census - a servant with Elliott family at 41 Commercial Street, Newport, Wales. Witnesses at her wedding are living at same address. John Jones has not been found in the 1851 UK Census.

The family is not together as a unit in 1841 UK Census. I found various George, Susan and William entries with resonable age. The entries hilighted in green have not been matched between 1841 and 1851 Census.

Special thanks to researchers that submitted the results of their research to Ancestral File; their contributions were helpful in contacting distant cousins:

     Janice Mae Morin [George Dark AFN:H809-LD]
     Joseph Johnston [Susanna Dark AFN:3G4Q-31]

If you have any suggestions for further research, or are interested in this family, please tell me!


Geography: places mentioned on the above pages

Brussels
Brussels is a town on the border of Morris and Grey townships in the northern part of Huron County, Ontario, Canada.
Mitchell
Mitchell is a town is Fullarton township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada.
Bideford
Bideford is located on the north shore of Devon County, England.
Barnstaple
Barnstaple is located on the north shore of Devon County, England.
Newport
Newport, Wales

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