Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Sarah Lee wife of Stephen Shipman

© Michael Harrison 2009

This is a photo of my great great grandmother Sarah Lee, daughter of Joseph Lee and Mary Campbell.  She married her first husband ? Cairns? circa 1858.  They had two children - Albert and Mary Jane.   He died sometime before 1871 and then she married Stephen Shipman. According to the 1901 census she was born in Ireland and emigrated to Canada in 1870. However in the 1911 Census she says she emigrated to Canada in 1844!  The 1844 date is probably right as she is listed in the 1852 census with her widowed mother Mary Lee (nee Campbell) in Lanark County (most likely in Smith Falls).

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