Saturday, September 15, 2007

Robert Rands

When lived

How related to Kieran
Great-great-great-great grandfather (father of Martha Rands)

Francis Litchfield Rands and Ann (Walker) Rands

Born and christened Sept. 11, 1796, in Simpson (Simpson Parish), Buckinghamshire, England


g Married Elizabeth Holton on Nov. 25, 1816, in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, England

(All born/baptized in Simpson, Buckinghamshire, England)
g Francis Litchfield Rands (same name as Robert’s father; b. Feb. 23, 1817, m. Elizabeth Inwood on June 24, 1839; immigrated to Canada between 1843 and 1845; their children include: George Rands, c. 7 Jun 1840, in Simpson; John Rands c. April 25, 1841, in Simpson; William Rands, c. 31 Jul 1842 in Simpson; Edward Rands, b. abt 1843 in Hullett Twp., Huron, Ontario, Canada; Malina Rands, b. abt 1845 in HullettTwp., Huron,Ontario, Canada; Sarah Ann Rands, b. abt 1847-Hullett Twp.; William Rands, b. abt 1848, in Hullett Twp.; James Rands, b. abt 1850 in Hullett Twp.; Francis Rands, b. abt 1852 in Hullett Twp.; Josiah Rands, b. abt 1855 in Hullett Twp.; Francis d. 1885)
g Ann Rands (b. Jan. 17, 1819; m. Samuel Richardson; d. 1896)
g Martha Ann Rands (b. May 14, 1820, in Simpson; baptized June 10, 1821; m. George Bignell Sr. on June 24, 1839, in Simpson; d. June 30, 1897, in Turtle Lake, Wis.)
g Richard Rands (b. June 1, 1823, m. Ann Jane, who was born in England)
g James Rands (b. Nov. 13, 1825; missing in action April 6, 1862, Shiloh, Tenn.)
g George Rands (b. Aug. 19, 1827; buried Oct. 11, 1827 after dying as an infant)
g William Rands Sr. (b. July 29, 1829, in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, England; m. Anna Sparling 1850, daughter of Richard Sparling and Catherine Stark, in Huron, Ont.; she was born 1826 in Tipperary, Ireland, and died May 2, 1911 in Wessington Springs, S.D.; their children are George Edward Rands, b. May 27, 1852, in Hullett, Huron, Ont., m. Janet Anderson on Feb. 25, 1874, then m. Margaret Almira Sparling, d. Feb. 14, 1928, in Olds, Alb.; Isabella Rands, b. Oct. 12, 1853, in Hullett, Huron, Ont., m. William McCutcheon; William Rands Jr., b. May 12, 1855, at Hullett, Huron, Ont., m. Isabella Walker on April 2, 1884, d. March 11, 1928, in Huron, Ont.; Amelia Rands, b. May 7, 1857, at Hullett, Huron, Ont., m. Richard Champs on March 17, 1880, at Morris, Huron, Ont., d. Dec. 17, 1932, at Hemet, Riverside Co., Calif.; Edward Rands, b. 1858 at Hullett, Huron, Ont.., m. Netta, last name NA, d. in Columbus, Montana; John Rands, b. Oct. 1860, at Hullett, Huron, Ont., m. Arabella Armstrong, d. April 6, 1938; William Sr. d. Sept. 9, 1901 in Scotland, N.D.)
g Robert Rands (b. Dec. 18, 1831)
g John Rands (b. June 21, 1833 or May 30, 1835; m. Ellen McCourtie on March 23, 1863; m. Amelia Place on Sept. 17, 1865, in Pepin, Wis.; d. 1925)

Interesting facts
g Baptism records list Robert as a laborer in Simpson (sp. "Sympson") in 1817, 1819, 1821, 1823, 1825, 1827, 1829, 1831 and 1834
g Appears in the 1841 Canadian census but can't locate in the1850, 1860 U.S. censuses
g While living near Arkansaw, Wis., after immigrating to the United States, Martha and at least some of her Bignell children joined them in the mid to late 1850s (after having spent time in Hullet, Huron Centre, Ont.).
g  Appears in the 1871 Canadian census

In 1881, apparently in Pepin County, Wis., but there are suggestions that he died in Hullet, Huron Centre, Ont.

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