Hi! I'm looking for history of the Jeffs family before they moved to Canada. Here's some information that I have for William and his wife Mary.
William Jeffs was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland in March of 1813. He met the lovely Margaret Weir, daughter to Mary and James Weir and married her in Ireland. Together they had seven children. The eldest child was Mary Anne Jeffs, born August 18th 1837 in Tyrone (adjacent county to Armagh). Next was James Jeffs, born in January of 1839 in Armagh. Isaac was also born on March 31, 1841 in Armagh before the family moved to Canada.
William, Margaret and children Mary Anne, James and Isaac moved to Canada in 1842. This was just 3 years before the “Great Potato Famine” would devastate their home country. The family settled on a 100 acre section of land on Lot 16, Concession 2 of Elzevir Township in Hastings County. On August 28th, 1843, John Jeffs was born. Next, George Armour arrived on April 10th, 1846, followed by Sarah Eliza on June 9, 1850 and Thomas William on July 7, 1857.