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James Frederick MALLETT

James Frederick MALLETT

Male 1828 - 1909  (81 years)

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  • Name James Frederick MALLETT 
    Birth 29 Mar 1828  Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Note 14 Sep 1828 
    Census 18 Apr 1834  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallett. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. This property is right along the Huron Road. The writing is difficult to read but it appears to say 196 acres uncultivated, 4 acres cultivated. He owns both the north and south halves of the lot. 1 male and 1 female over 16. 2 males and 2 females under 16, 6 people in the family. No names other than head of household are listed, but the number of children, male and female under 16 matches perfectly the size of their family as it must have been in that year. They have 2 "milch" cows, and 3 other cattle (hard to make out). A second look at this microfilm indicates 2 oxen, nothing else. Difficult to read. No dwelling place is listed, but it was likely a log shanty. No dwelling place is listed for most of the people enumerated, but if you look at the headings for this section, it seems they were looking for a "proper" house such as frame or brick. Perhaps if such a house was not present, it was not listed. Just as well, their assessment would have been higher. Henrietta will be born later this year.
      Their ages in 1834, calculated backwards from the 1851 census where their ages are listed:
      James - 35, Elizabeth - 29, Frederick - 7, James - 5, Eliza - 4, Ann - 2.
    Census 1837  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallatt. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. 8 acres cultivated, 92 uncultivated. Lot 25 1st concession, south 1/2. 2 milch cows, 2 other cattle, property assessed at 40 lbs. 1 male and 1 female over 16. 2 males and 4 females under 16. Henrietta and Elizabeth appear to have been born.
      Their ages: James - 38, Elizabeth - 32, Frederick - 10, James - 8, Eliza - 7, Ann - 5, Henrietta - 3, Elizabeth - 1.
    Census 25 Mar 1838  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallet. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. 92 acres uncultivated (looks like) 28 cultivated (doesn't add up). Can't make out the rest. Property assessed at 60 lbs 8 s.
    Census 1839  Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallett. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. Not a part lot. This contradicts the 1837 assessment which says he only has the south 1/2, but substantiates the 1834 assessment which seems to indicate 200 acres. Uncultivated looks like 189 but might be 89 (unless he owns the north half too). Cultivated is 11. 2 oxen and 2 milch cows. 62 lbs 16 s assessment. Family is still 8 people.
    Census 1840  Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Name as enumerated: James Mallat. Only the head of household is mentioned by name. 3d concession lot 28, south part of lot. 100 acres, all uncultivated, assessed at 20 lbs. The family is still shown as only 8 people. 1 male and female over 16, 2 males under 16, 4 females under 16. So now they have moved to the place we thought they had originally, but William appears not yet to be born, even though his obituary says he was born in 1839. One wonders why after so many years clearing land bit by bit on the other place he chooses to start all over again. Did William Daniels give him a nice bit of cash for the land already cleared, enough incentive to start over? Perhaps James and William had an arrangement all along. We know that they knew each other since 1820 at least. Now too he has 2 teenage sons who can swing an axe and help out.
      Their ages: James - 41, Elizabeth - 35, Frederick - 13, James - 11, Eliza - 10, Ann - 8, Henrietta - 6, Elizabeth - 4.

      William Daniels is shown in the census on Con 1, Lot 25, 75 acres uncultivated, 25 cultivated. This property isn't conveyed to Mr Daniels until 1850. There is an as yet undiscovered connection between James and this William Daniels. James was a witness at William's wedding in Devon.
    Census 1851  Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Only census information available, nothing about the property. This is the first census in which all names of individuals within the household were listed. Eliza was enumerated twice, once at home, and once as a servant in the 2 story brick house of Dugald McLachlan. The family lives in a 1 story frame house. All the children are listed as single. The first four are shown as born in England, all of the rest in Canada. None of the children are listed as attending school.

      Their ages: James - 53, Elizabeth - 46, Frederick - 24, James - 22, Eliza - 21, Ann - 19, Henrietta - 17, Elizabeth - 15, William - 13, Henry - 10, Caroline - 5.
    Note Abt 1851 
    Letter 30 Nov 1864  Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Announces Mother's death, and confirms date I already had. Also provides birthdates of James Sr and Jr, and Elizabeth. James Jr was born in Swansea Wales. Eliza Ann was born in Exeter, Devon. They must have moved around in search of work. I don't know where Frederick was born, but likely closer to Bideford, being the first born. In this letter James Sr mentions that Frederic (sic) was down for the funeral ("we telegraphed for him"). "Eliza was also here & Thomas & your Aunt from Beverly". This must refer to Eliza and Thomas Paddock, but who is the Aunt? When Eliza married Thomas Paddock he was described as a "farmer from Beverley". Beverley is a township bordering Puslinch. I wondered how Eliza met Thomas in the first place, perhaps she was living with her Aunt who happened to live near wherever Thomas lived at the time.
    Letter 27 Aug 1883  Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • He mentions that Eliza has a new house. All are well. William lost a little girl, nearly 11, the oldest of 4 girls (Mary). All are well otherwise. William has 12 cows whose milk he sends to the cheese factory. He averages 36 to 40 dollars per cow for the season of 6 months. William built a new house last summer (on the Arthur farm). Ann is living with Henry since spring, all are well. James likes Henry's place and neighbourhood very well. Two of William Smith's daughters are there at present on a visit. He sends James $6 in this letter, $1 is from Carrie. He gives two addresses where he can be reached: Wellington County, Teviotdale PO, Ontario, Riverside Farm; and Co. Waterloo, New Hamburg PO, Care of Mr. Wm. C Smith, Ontario.
    Letter 17 Oct 1883  Riverside Farm, Arthur Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • James Jr acknowledges receipt of James Sr earlier letter and thanks him for its contents (the above mentioned $6 no doubt). James has been in Port Stanley, Wilmot and Arthur. Henry has lost the youngest of his two children, a little girl about 6 months old. William is not very well, but the rest of his family is well. Wm. and Thos. Smith families are well. Eliza and Henry's families are well. One of James Jr's sons is "delicate".
    Letter 26 Jan 1885  Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • James Jr's health is "broken down". James Sr's health is also "very poor". Thomas (Paddock) is also very sick just now. James Sr sends $10. "I would like to have sent you more - everybody seems to be short of money - I will send you a little more as soon as I can get it". James Jr has sent a photograph. In the spring, James Sr intends to have some taken, and will try to get some of the other families. Everyone is complaining of hard times. Eliza and family are well except Thomas, whose health in general is very poor. All the rest are in their usual health.
    Letter 24 Sep 1885  Riverside Farm, Arthur Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Teviotdale Post Office Arthur Township Co. Wellington Ont. Sept 24, 1885

      Eliza has a comfortable house (stone). Dear Eliza is very kind and motherly. Thomas' health is not very good in general. Maria and Hettie are married. Eliza Adelaide and Jane are home (why no mention of Carrie?). All in their usual health. I went to Port Stanley to see your dear sister Caroline and found her and her little family all well 3 children 2 girls 1 boy. Her husband John Price is in the store business a very fine business man, his father has given up the business to him for the last 3 or 4 years. From Port Stanley to see Henry County Norfolk Co. Town Simcoe, his PO is Vittoria one child a boy about 3 1/2, fine little fellow. Ann is living with Henry and likes it very well she is quite at home. Henry has 200 acres, 100 cleared good house, land rather light. James Sr sends $5. James Sr will send a photograph in a day or two. He will also send a silver table spoon once "owned by your dear mother" engraved with the initials E.C. her maiden name Elizabeth Crook. Thomas Smith has just returned from England and fetched 5 horses with him.
    Photo Abt 1897  Bushnell, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Mallett Family
    James Mallett Family
    Photo taken about 1897 in Bushnell, Missouri. They look like they just came in from a trail drive!

    James and Lydia are seated in front, their son Will is standing second from left, while daughter Sarah and her husband George Sylvester are standing immediately behind them. George and Sarah's children are scattered about: George, Martha, James, Simeon (Frank), Chester, Caroline, and Wesley Ray.

    A best guess as to who's who, from the left:
    Chester Sylvester, William Mallett, Simeon Sylvester, James Mallett, Sarah (Mallett) Sylvester, Martha Sylvester, Wesley Sylvester (the little guy in front) James Sylvester, George Sylvester Sr., Lydia (Williams) Mallett, Caroline Sylvester, and George Sylvester Jr.

    Courtesy Bud Irwin.
    Photo Abt 1900  Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Mallett Family
    James Mallett Family
    This photo may have been taken c. 1900, shortly after the family arrived in Portland.

    Back row, left to right:

    Frederick James Mallett, Martha Helen (Mallett) Cohoon, Orcelia (Mallett) Rinker, & William Henry Mallett.

    Front Row, left to right:

    Elizabeth Henrietta (Mallett) Brice, Lydia Orcelia (Williams) Mallett, Gaylord Benjamin Mallett, James Frederick Mallett, and Sarah (Mallett) Sylvester.

    Courtesy Bud Irwin.
    SW Group
    UKC 1881
    Death 25 Dec 1909  879 Syracuse Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Cause of death: Heart failure from dropsy, the result of chronic nephritis.
    Burial 28 Dec 1909  Columbian Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The undertker was E. "Holman"?, 220 - 3rd.
    Person ID I43  Southwest
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2020 

    Father James Frederick MALLETT,   b. 15 Mar 1799, Birchill Farm, Langtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Feb 1888, Home of Eliza Ann and Thomas Paddock, Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth CROOK,   b. 25 Mar 1805, Rock Farm, Filleigh, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Nov 1864, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years) 
    Marriage 25 Dec 1824  Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lydia Orcelia WILLIAMS,   b. 14 Jun 1834, Harrisburg, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Apr 1915, 1275 Burrage Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 6 Jul 1853  Eagle Harbour, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Antonetta MALLETT,   b. 29 Sep 1854, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 May 1875, Orient, Adair County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 20 years)
    +2. Sarah MALLETT,   b. 24 Mar 1856, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Jan 1945, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 88 years)
     3. Franklin MALLETT,   b. 30 Apr 1857, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Aug 1858, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 1 year)
    +4. Martha Helen MALLETT,   b. 26 Aug 1858, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationbur. Aft 1890, Cemetery, Dayton, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 33 years)
    +5. John Wesley MALLETT,   b. 22 Mar 1860, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Oct 1934, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 74 years)
     6. Eliza MALLETT,   b. 18 Aug 1861, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Feb 1878, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 16 years)
     7. Myrtilla MALLETT,   b. 7 Jan 1863, West Williams Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Jun 1879, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 16 years)
    +8. Orcelia MALLETT,   b. 25 Jun 1864, Eagle Harbour, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. George W MALLETT,   b. 18 Apr 1867, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 May 1926, Multnomah Hospital, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years)
    +10. Elizabeth Henrietta MALLETT,   b. 8 Jul 1868, Juneau, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1913 (Age 44 years)
    +11. William Henry MALLETT,   b. 24 Aug 1871, Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Apr 1934, 1735 North Emerson Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years)
    +12. Frederick James MALLETT,   b. 13 Jul 1873, Sauk County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1937, Oregon State Hospital, Salem, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 64 years)
     13. Gaylord Benjamin MALLETT,   b. 21 Oct 1875, Manstin, Juneau County, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Jan 1949, Portland Sanitarium, Portland, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)
    Family ID F21  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 18 Apr 1834 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1837 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 25 Mar 1838 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1839 - Lot 25, Concession 1, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Lot 28, Concession 3, Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 6 Jul 1853 - Eagle Harbour, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter - 30 Nov 1864 - Wilmot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter - 27 Aug 1883 - Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter - 17 Oct 1883 - Riverside Farm, Arthur Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter - 26 Jan 1885 - Puslinch Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLetter - 24 Sep 1885 - Riverside Farm, Arthur Township, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhoto - Abt 1897 - Bushnell, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPhoto - Abt 1900 - Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 25 Dec 1909 - 879 Syracuse Street, Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 28 Dec 1909 - Columbian Cemetery, Portland, Oregon, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S126] Death Cert, Mallett, JF, 126.

    2. [S5] CC,Wilmot,1834,Mallett J, 5.

    3. [S6] CC,Wilmot,1837,Mallett J, 6.

    4. [S7] CC,Wilmot,1838,Mallett J, 7.

    5. [S8] CC,Wilmot,1839,Mallett J, 8.

    6. [S9] CC,Wilmot,1840,Mallett J, 9.

    7. [S1] Mallett Sr, James, Letter, JM Sr to JM Jr, 1864, (Wilmot), {M1JF21S1}.

    8. [S13] Mallett Sr, James, Letter, JM Sr to JM Jr, 1883a, (Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada), M1JF21S13.

    9. [S14] Mallett Sr, James, Letter, JM Sr to JM Jr, 1883b, (Arthur Township, Ontario, Canada), M1JF21S14.

    10. [S12] Mallett Sr, James, Letter, JM Sr to JM Jr, 1885a, (Puslinch Township, ONtario, Canada), M1JF21S12.

    11. [S4] Mallett Sr, James, Letter, JM Sr to JM Jr, 1885b, (Teviotdale Post Office, Arthur Township, Co. Wellington Ont.), M1JF21S4.