Charles & Margaret (Challoner) Asbury

Settler of township lots: Lots 2 & 3, Conc. 8, McClintock Twp

Location: Map point is the approximate location on lot 3, Conc. 8 at the south end of Oxtongue Lake

Land Acquisition: No record of ownership. There is no page in the Ontario Land Parcel Register - McClintock for either lot.

Dates of residency: 1891 - 1901

  • 1893 Haliburton Directory at Lot 2, Conc. 9, Dwight Post Office

Other Residents: 1890 McClintock Voters List - Charles Dawson (not in AH Family Tree) is listed as owner of Lot 2, Conc. 8, McClintock

Interesting facts: From Gower, Fran and Marnie Brethour.  Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake, as submitted by A. Asbury:

Charles Asbury and his wife, Margaret, both originally of the town of Chester in Cheshire, England, and their family of seven children settled on Lots 2 & 3, Concession 8, McClintock Twp. in 1891. These lots are located beyond the south end of Oxtongue Lake.  He sold this property to his son, James, in August 1901.  It is possible that James never lived there, as John Carlton was assessed taxes for this property in 1901.  Charles and some of the family went to Pelee Island to live.  James and his brother Tom stayed at Dwight.

His children were Margaret-Elizabeth, Mary-Jannet, Rhoda, Charles, James, Thomas and Victor. Charles Charles Asburywas born in 1847 in England, died in 1906 and is buried in Stewart Memorial Cemetery, Dwight as is his wife.

Read A. Asbury's ASBURY FAMILY story. Source: Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake, 2000 pg.Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake, 2000 pgs 61-62.

Information source:

  • Brethour, Marnie and Fran Gower.  Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake; 2000; p. 11 - 1898 Assessment Roll
  • Brethour, Marnie and Fran Gower.  Facts and Fables of Oxtongue Lake.  2000; pg. 61, as submitted by A. Asbury.

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Link to Settlers of Algonquin Highlands family tree Charles Asbury 1847-1906

Photo: Charles & Margaret Asbury, shoemaker, in 1891