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Philo BELFRY (Jacob, Peter)

born 22 Oct 1811 in Slusser, Niagara, New York. His wife's name was Mary Ann GRAHAM of Niagara Ontario. They became acquainted at Bradford. In the town of Guelph (now city) They were but a few years at their home at this place when Mrs. Belfry died, as is buried April 27th, 1878. Philo is listed as age 69 during the 1881 census. The youngest for a short time kept the home for her father, but soon after married and settled within a mile of the city. Mr. Belfry then made his home with her, and her husband, and on April 16th, 1885, in his seventy-fourth year, died and was buried at Guelph. They had the following children:

  • Sara Jane BELFRY married Mr. Daniel MORE, a good farmer near Glen Huron.  Sarah is listed as 38 in the 1881 census, and Daniel is listed as 40.
  • Christopher BELFRY - died when 3 months old
  • Philo Sherman BELFRY was a tanner and currier and the harness making business.  Also farmed near Glen Huron, Ont.
    #017907-00 (York Co): Charles Akerton BELFRY, 30, Minister, Simcoe Co., Stayner, s/o Philo S. BELFRY & Annie HUBBARD, married Eva Emma JACKSON, 28, Newmarket, same, d/o Erastus JACKSON & Sophia WRIGHT, witn: J.W. MOON of King City and M..A. MILLARD of Newmarket, 4 July 1900 at Newmarket
    #017908-00 (York Co): William BELFRY, 24, shipper, Barrie, Newmarket, s/o Philo BELFRY & Amanda HUBBARD, married Annie NOLLER, 22, dress maker, Newmarket, same, d/o James NOLLER & Elizabeth JOHNSON, witn: Frank & Evelyn NOLLER of Newmarket, 12 June 1900 at Newmarket
  • John Barton BELFRY a harness maker by trade and succeeded in business at Essex Center in Ont. He removed to Detroit, Mich. John is listed as age 34 in the 1881 census, His wife Mary is listed as age 32 with one daughter:
    • Georgena BELFRY age 2
  • Jacob P BELFRY taught school for some time, and after more education became a book-keeper. He married Angeline GARTLEY  Jacob is listed as 33 in the 1881 census, and Angeline is listed as 29.
  • Submit (Mittie) BELFRY is listed as age 25 during the 1881 census married a Mr. Charles KELLY a dealer in musical instruments.
  • James BELFRY - died 1880
  • Sophia BELFRY - died 1866
  • Dr. Oran Merton BELFRY  located in London Ont. He married Clara SUTHERLAND.
  • Joseph BELFRY - clerking business in Newmarket.
  • George Edgar BELFRY - is a joiner and cabinet maker by trade.
1. From "A Brief History of Jacob Belfry Sen.... by P. DeGuerre in 1888

1881 Canadian Census Guelph, Wellington South, Ontario 

Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
Philo BELFRY   W   Male   French   69   USA   Gentleman   C. Methodist 
Submitt BELFRY      Female   French   25   O <Ontario>      C. Methodist

1881 Canadian Census Colchester North, Essex, Ontario

 Name  Marital Status Gender Ethnic Origin Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
John BELFRY   M   Male   English   34   O <Ontario>   Saddler   C. Methodist 
Mary BELFRY   M   Female   Irish   32   O <Ontario>      C. Methodist 
Georgena BELFRY      Female   English   2   O <Ontario>      C. Methodist 
Mary KELTIE   W   Female   Irish   65   Ireland      C. Methodist 
Theadotia KELTIE      Female   Irish   22   O <Ontario>      C. Methodist 
Lottie KELTIE      Female   Irish   24   O <Ontario>      C. Methodist 


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