Robert LEDWICH and Bridget LOUTH
County Meath, Ireland to Canada in 1829 or 1832

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Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
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March 2, 2012:

Hi Al,

I have some folks who settled briefly in Sherrington, Quebec, in the Eastern Townships, a bit of a stretch from 
Bytown.

I am at a distinct disadvantage here as I do not speak or read  French, but will share what little I have found.

Sherrington usually comes up on the web as Saint Patrice-de-Sherrington, Monteregie, QC, CANADA. The coordinates 
are 45* 10' N, 73* 31' W, approximately 25 miles south of Montreal. On modern maps it shows Sherrington and 
Saint Patrice-de-Sherrington a short distance apart, I do not know the difference. Maybe Sherrington is the 
town and St Patrice de Sherrington the larger surronding area. It became a village on July 1, 1855. I could 
not find any historical maps or barely any history. It is a French speaking town.

I found a listing for a cemetery, Cimetiere de St Patrice de Sherrington, Catholic on rt. 219, .2 mile north 
of Rue Pinsonneault.

One page stated it was called Lathom at one time. There was a railroad station there called Hughes Station.

On the web site "The English Settlers of Lacolle, Quebec" there is a paragraph about Sherrington history, 
centered around St. James the Apostle Anglican Church. I have downloaded a painting from that site "The 
Saint James Church Ruins" by Laura Elizabeth Keddy. 

My geneaology is not complete and dates have not been verified yet and differ slightly in different accounts,
 but I thought I would share what I have, as we never know what tomorrow will bring.

My sources are: my private geneaology files.

                            "Irish in Iowa" website.

                            "Compendium of History, Reminiscence and Biography of Nebraska" Chicago, Alden Publishing Co. 1912.


Robert Ledwich        Bridget Louth, County Meath, Ireland immigrated to Canada in 1829 or 1832. 

b. 1807                   b. 1810

d. 1870                   d. 1884

in Des Moines        in Des Moines, Iowa, USA

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                    Thomas  b. Nov. 8, 1840 Sherrington............................. Was 3X Mayor of Harlan, Iowa

                     William

                     Robert  b. Oct 14, 1843

                     James  b. July 14, 1844 Shoreham, Vermont ...............Was Mayor of Broken Bow, Custer Co., Nebraska, USA

                     Joseph  b. Aug. 8, 1846 .................................................. of Yakima, Washington, USA, 
					 died Nov. 23, 1934, whom is my direct descendent continued below

                     Mary ...........................................................................     of Des Moines, Iowa

                     Julia ..........................................................................      of Des Moines, Iowa

                     Catherine....................................................................... of Dubuque, Iowa

 

Robert and Bridget left Sherrington in 1843 for Shoreham, Vermont, then to Moriah, Essex Co. New York where 
the children were raised. Much of the clan eventually ended up in Iowa (Avoca, Pottawanie Co.) after the Civil 
War.

Stories of James, Thomas and Robert can be found at the above mentioned web sites.

There were 11 children, I've seen these 8 mentioned so far, and they are NOT in order of their birth. I'm 
sure my aunt Gloria has them all in her geneaology, but that will have to wait until I make contact.
 

Joeseph Ledwich = Sarah Ann Waters

b. Aug 8, 1846          b. Mar 24, 1857

d. Nov 23, 1934        d. Feb 6, 1946

Washington                Washington

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                         Mark
                         Leo
                         Catherine
                         Irene
                         Jerome Patrick Ledwich = Genevieve D. Wilkinson
                          b. July 23, 1894                    b.July 15, 1897
                          Peach, WA                            Forest City, Iowa
                           d. July 3, 1970                      Oct. 20, 1946
                           Seattle, WA                          Seattle, WA
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                                                              Margurite
                                                              Raphael
                                                              Bernadine
                                                              Gloria
                                                              Lawrence Ledwich = Patricia Aucourt
                                                              b. May 7, 1925           July 13, 1927
                                                              Yakima, WA                Seattle, WA                                                               
                                                              d. Mar 30, 1975          d. Aud 4, 1981
                                                              Seattle, WA                Seattle, WA

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                                                                           (me) Pamela Ledwich Newcomer






At one point in time, there were many Irish in Sherrington.

Children shown of these unions are NOT in order of birth, and I have only given vitals to my direct line.

The town of Peach, Washington, USA, where my grandfather was born is now under the Grand Coulee Dam.

... Pamela
New August 15, 2012: Greetings Al, Enclosed is a photo of Joseph Ledwich, son of Robert Ledwich and Bridget Louth, born in Sherrington, and Sarah Waters, daughter of William Waters and Sara Braniff, born in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. photo circa 1897, Washington State. Pam
Joseph Ledwich and Sarah Waters Joseph Ledwich and Sarah Waters, Washington State, USA
Hi Al, My great great grandparents William Henry Waters and Sara Braniff were born in the Montreal area and must have moved to S herbrook because that is where my great grandmother was born. I don’t have very much information and I am being lazy, I do not want to type it out, so I just took a photo of a genealogy chart. They emigrated to Yakima Washington, but left very early footprints in Canada. Attaching a photo of William and Sara Waters circa 1909 Washington State. Pam Newcomer Family Tree, Braniff and Louth, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Photo of William and Sarah Waters

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