Stealing from the dead “…crimps have been reaping a rich harvest by robbing the bodies of the dead” in Quebec City, 1857
Who are the children in these tintype pictures?
John Alexander & George Jeffery
John Alexander Jeffery was the first-born son of Robert Jeffery & Elizabeth Tipper. They had him baptized at St. Gabriel’s Presbyterian church in Montreal on Dec. 7, 1818. There is little to be told about John, other than he died in Quebec City at the age of 21 years and is buried in an unknown location.…
Robert Andrew Jeffery
Robert Jeffery lived until he was 69 years old, and during his lifetime he was married three times and had twenty children. Robert was one of three sons born to Robert Jeffery and Elizabeth Tipper, he was the only one to have children, and have them he did. Robert’s first marriage was to Delphine Guenet…
Violence in 1840 – A Fearless Female
March 19 — Have you discovered a surprising fact about one of your female ancestors? What was it and how did you learn it? How did you feel when you found out? Blog prompt from Lisa Alzo. March 19, 1840 is the day my 41-year-old great, great grandmother Elizabeth Tipper laid charges against her attacker.…