Special thanks for "filling in many blanks" and providing family photos for the "TREE" to:
William "Bill" Albert Humphreys, (shown below left in his radio "ham shack") a great grandson of Dr. John Humphreys. He lives with his wife in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
Amy Suzanne Humphreys, (below on the right visiting San Francisco Bay, summer 2005). She and her family have recently moved to Evergreen, Colorado. She is the great great great grand daughter of Dr. John Humphreys.
Descendants of John Humphreys
I have forgotten where I got the information about the name of the father of Dr. John Humphreys. Perhaps it was from Bill. Anyway, I added it to the tree as it seemed logical as the name John was given to subsequent male Humphreys and it was a common practice to do so with given first names in many other families. Perhaps we will someday find the full names of this John, his wife and their origins.
Throughout this page, my personal comments will be in this color. If any one who reads this finds an error or would like to comment, add photos or information, please email me at:
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN HUMPHREYS? Minnie Malcom, Great Grand daughter of this John Humphreys wrote that he was of Welsh decent and a dealer in "worsted" (wool). She said that he lost all his money when the bottom fell out of prices after the "10 Year War with France". See Minnie's notes below.
Children of JOHN HUMPHREYS? are:
i. DR. JOHN HUMPHREYS, b. Abt. 1774, Manchester, England; d. 15 Jul 1870, Duart, Ontario. (I have recently been sent a large treasure trove of family history information from my cousin Sara whose father was my mother's brother, Donald Humphreys Malcom. Among that information was a penciled note by my grandmother, Minnie Matilda Humphreys Malcolm. She was the grand daughter of Dr. John Humphreys so am assuming the information as reliable. The note looked like it was written as general information about her ancestry. She mentions that Dr. John had a brother William Humphreys who traveled to the new world and settled in Canada at the same time as did Dr. John and his pregnant wife Jane Warren Humphreys. The family has lost all track of this William Humphreys even though according to the note, he settled not far from Ridgetown but close by in Morpeth, Ontario. See Minnie's notes
ii. William Humphreys, b.?? d. Ontario 1870?
Generation No. 2
DR. JOHN HUMPHREYS (JOHN1 HUMPHREYS?) was born Abt. 1774 in Manchester, England, and died 15 Jul 1870 in Duart, Ontario. He married JANE WARREN 1829 in Wexford County, Ireland, daughter of WILLIAM WARREN. She was born 1803 in County Wexford, Ireland, and died 1893 in Duart, Ontario. To view photos and learn information about Dr. John and Jane, his wife, click on the yellow highlighted print. To learn more about their individual children and their descendents click on the yellow highlighted printed portion containing their names below. You will find that I have very little information about some of the siblings and more about others. Since I am the great grand daughter of Joshua H. Humphreys I have more information about his branch of the family tree than any other. As I gather further information about any of the family I will add that information to the tree.
Children of DR. JOHN HUMPHREYS and JANE WARREN are:
i. CHARLOTTE AURELLIA HUMPHREYS, b. 04 Dec 1830; d. 29 Nov 1909; m. HIRAM S. Owens.
ii. MARY JANE (JANE) HUMPHREYS, b. 1831; m. JAMES TINNEY b. 1831 in England, Information from an 1881 census record shows that they are living in Bothwell , Ontario and that he is a farmer and are Methodists. Living with them are: William Tinney, age 22; Joseph Tinney, age 15; Charles Tinney, age 11; Sara Tinney, Age 7; and Eliza Tinney, age 15. Since this is the entire amount of knowledge I have of the history of Mary Jane and her descendents, I will not include a hyperlink page until I have learned something further.
iii. JOHN HUMPHREYS, b. 10 May 1833, Ontario, Canada; d. 21 Jul 1902, Casnovia Township, Muskegon, Michigan. "Bill" (photo above) Humphreys comes from this line of the family and John Humphreys is his grandfather.
iv. ELIZA SUSAN HUMPHREYS, b. 1833; d. Apr 14 1896, Cadillac, Wexford , Michigan; m. JAMES SCOTT abt. 1855 Orford, Kent, Ontario. He was born 1818 in England, d. Feb 26, 1897, Cadillac, Wexford , Michigan. Both are buried at Maple Hill Cemetery, Cadillac, Wexford , Michigan. They had 3 children that we know of: George W. Scott, b. Mar 1863 in Ontario, d. 18 NOV 1919 Cadillac, Wexford , Michigan; Annie Scott, b. 21 MAY 1864, Ontario, d. 5 Nov 1917, Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan. New information 3/14/2008 from Diane Farah, Northfield, Michigan: ► Lucy Scott (listed as Amy Lucy Scott) b. Aug 1873, Orford, Ontario, m. George E. Stevens at Chase Lake, Michigan. They had 5 children : George E., unknown? male, Harriet J., Georgia A., and Kirby A. Lucy died about 1920. I do have a photo of Amy Lucy Scott, the daughter of James Scott and Eliza Humphreys Scott.
v. MARTHA HUMPHREYS, b. Bet. 1835 - 1839. Died young
vi. MARIAH HUMPHREYS, b. 1839; d. 1898, Duart Cemetery, Orford Township, Ontario.
vii. JOSHUA H. HUMPHREYS, b. 11 Sep 1841, Ogdensburg, New York; d. 19 Sep 1927, Ravenscrag, Saskatchewan, Canada (Both Amy Humphreys and myself are his descendants.)
viii. WILLIAM (WILL) HUMPHREYS, b. 17 Jan 1845; d. 09 Jun 1908, Ardath, Saskatchewan.