|Source: Teach Me Genealogy|
When researching my 3rd great-grandfather Denis Moynahan (1787-1885) in the early days of Essex County (1820-1860), I would always came across another Denis Moynahan (#2) who was born in 1823 (Ireland) and died at the young age of 42 years on the 9th of November in 1865.
Because of Irish naming traditions, I have always tried to connect this Denis Moynahan (#2) with my other Essex county Moynahan ancestors to no avail. ( I have yet to locate any BMD record)
Denis (#2) was well educated. My Moynahan ancestors of the same time period were unable to read or write.
Denis (#2) married Elizabeth ("Eliza") Fortier (1831-1871) and they had four children: Ellen, Mary Jane, John and James.
When widow Elizabeth ("Eliza") Fortier died in 1871, the young children were raised by the Fortier family.
Denis Moynahan (1823-1865) was
- Crown Land Agent in 1857
- Township Clerk of Sandwich West in 1861
- District and County Clerk between 1863-1864
- In charge of Sandwich Infantry No. 1 Co in 1864
|Source: Township of Sandwich; Frederick Neal (Page 12)|
|Source: Township of Sandwich; Frederick Neal (Page 104)|
|Source: Township of Sandwich; Frederick Neal (Page 72)|
|Source: The Book of Detroiters|
|Source: Detroit Free Press January 15, 1939|
|Source: Detroit Free Press Feb 14, 1941|
|Source: "The City of Detroit" 1701-1922|
|Source: The Ameherstburg Echo: March 23, 1917|
|Source: Gary Hall; Photo of Chief Joseph White at 45 years|
Joseph White Sr., an acquaintance of Chief Tecumseh and British general Sir Isaac Brock during the War of 1812, was later honoured by the British monarch King Edward VII for his aid in putting down the 1837 rebellion.
They had six children together (four sons and two daughters) and two of the sons, Solomon and Thomas, were important figures in the early politics in Ontario.
- Son: Solomon b. 1836 who became Mayor of Windsor (1890) and a Conservative MPP for 20 yrs. Prior to entering politics, Solomon was a vintner & a cattleman
- Son: Thomas, became a prominent businessman and long-time reeve of Anderdon and Ex-warden of Essex
- Son: Joseph White of Windsor
- Son: Alexander White of Windsor
- Daughter: Mrs Pierre Ramon
- Daughter: Evangeline (Eva) White, b 1855 (Mrs. E.L. Scully )
|Source: Windsor Public Library|
Joseph and Angelique (Fortier) White Headstone
|Source: Windsor Star|
Oldest descendant of Chief Joseph White
Ernest White (photographed above in a Lakeshore, Ont. home July 16, 2013) turned 100 on July 27 and he is the oldest descendant of the last Canadian Wyandot Nation chief Joseph White.