Jennifer Smith's Genealogy Page
Welcome to my humble genealogy page! I have divided this site into two main sections - my mother's side (mainly Tom and Thompson surnames), and my father's family (mainly Holding, Truax and Jaques surnames). I have also made significant headway on several branches of my husband's family (Smith, Stewart, March, Warwick, and Gore-Booth).
Please note that I have mainly included only direct ancestors and their siblings, which is only a small portion of what I have on file (I don't have that much server space!). For more information on the Truaxs, please check the website of the Association of Philippe du Trieux Descendants.
I have compiled some biographical data on a few notable ancestors of mine and my husband's:
- The Gore-Booths - the family of my husband's great-great-grandmother... from the wrong side of the sheets!
- Andrew Thompson - my great-great grandfather on my mother's side, who immigrated to Canada during the Great Famine
- Rev. John Mears - a circuit Methodist minister in turn-of-the-century Ontario
- Philippe du Trieux - the progenitor of the Truax and Truex families
- Maria Truax - Philippe's eldest daughter who, while not a direct ancestor of mine, was a remarkable woman and has a story worth repeating
- Abraham J. Truax - the founder of one of the larger Canadian branches of the family, who may or may not have been a Loyalist
- Isaac Jacob Truax - Abraham's brother, who stayed in New York but managed to make lots of trouble anyway.
- William Archer Truax - my great-great-grandfather's brother, who was murdered in a bar-room brawl in Quebec
- Albert Truax - my great-grandfather, a Methodist minister who was expelled from the church for heresy in 1894
- Garnet Truax - my great-uncle, who was one of the original settlers in Beaverlodge, Alberta
- Christopher Jaques - the earliest known member of my great-grandmother Margaret Jaques' family from northern England, plus some fun family legends about a lost fortune...
- John Freeman - one of my provable Loyalist ancestors, whose farm was the site of the 1st. Battle of Saratoga in 1777.
- Walter Scott - another Loyalist ancestor (now official!), who was imprisoned by the Rebels for refusing to take part in their revolution.
PHOTOSI recently came into posession of some very old photographs of the family of Martin Truax and Catherine Gowman of Leamington, Ontario which I could use some help in dating and identifying. I also have some wonderful photos of the Thompson / Tom / Mears family and the Truax / Jaques / Holding family. More to come!
ATTENTION ALL TRUAXSIf you are a Truax descendant and are looking for your lineage, you can use my recently improved Truax Ancestor Query Form to submit information that might help me hook you up to The Big Tree. My database currently stands at nover 20,000 individuals, so if you can get your line back to around the turn of the century, chances are I can link you up. Also, check out the new and improved Association of Philippe du Trieux Descendants site.
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