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Oran BELFRY (Jacob, Peter)

born 5 Feb 1799 in Brockville, Leeds Co., Ontario, Canada. "He was a large man, his height being about five feet eleven inches, and his weight nearly, or quite 200 lbs "The eldest son, had returned to Brockville district where he married and settled for a time" <prior to the time of Jacob Sr building in *East Gwillimbury about 1821 (*about 37 miles north of Toronto)>  He married Chloe PARISH.  "Their issue was two children, who with their mother was soon deceased". "He then left the county of Leeds and returned to the township Markham, and married again Catherine MOORE who was born about 1803) of that place and subsequently returned to East Gwillimbury, and bought a farm some three fourths of a mile from his father's home. Oran died April 23rd 1876 age 77 years 2 months, 18 days and interned in the Queensville cemetery. Mrs Belfry was 85 at the time that this book <A Brief History of Jacob Belfry Sen.... by P. DeGuerre in 1888>  They had the following children:

  • Cerissa BELFRY married Mr. W. G. DUNHAM a farmer near Luddington, Mich. They had the following children:
    • Margaret Ann DUNHAM
    • Catherine Elizabeth DUNHAM
    • Josephine DUNHAM
    • Eddy DUNHAM
  • Mary Ann BELFRY died in 1850 at about twenty years of age
  • Thirza BELFRY married Mr. William Long, a son of Richard Long. She died February 12, 1860 being about 28 years of age. They had:
    • Catherine Ann LONG
    • infant and mother deceased
  • Thomas BELFRY - deceased prior to 1888
  • Peter BELFRY (Oran, Jacob, Peter) listed as age 45 in the 1881 census married Elizabeth WEDDEL who is listed as the age of 47 in the 1881 census, a daughter of Robert Weddel, son of John Weddel.
  • Chloe BELFRY married a Mr. R. Lean. Then at Shakespeare died December 27, 1865 in her 28th year of age, leaving two sons. Roderic Lean came from Nova Scotia. Their issue are:
    • Emerson O. LEAN
    • Fininus E. LEAN
  • Catherine BELFRY married a George Long, a farmer near Lebanon, and brother of Wm. Long. they had:
    • Mary Ann LONG
    • Cerissa LONG
    • Catherine Ermina LONG
    • Emma Jane LONG
    • William Oran LONG
    • Eliza Alberta LONG
    • George Eddy LONG
  • Oran BELFRY - - deceased prior to 1888
1. From "A Brief History of Jacob Belfry Sen.... by P. DeGuerre in 1888

1881 Canadian Census Gwillimbury East, York North, Ontario

Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Cathrine BELFRY   W   Female   English   77   Ontario      Baptist 

 

 

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