James Vennard-Margarete Rightmyre
FAMILY TREE NUMBER: # 11
It is stated that James Vennard married Margaret Rightmyre
and had at least one son, Robert, born in 1805. All documentary evidence
of this family are within the Townland of Grange Blundel, Co. Armagh so
it is assumed that James and Margaret were from this area and that James
was probably born c. 1770.
Added information from family members:
Robert Vennard and his wife Jane White with their children Elizabeth and twins William and John came to New Brunswick, Canada along with Jane's parents and siblings between 1836 and 1841. Their next child Mary Ann was born in St. John's, NB in 1841 and so were sons Robert (1842) and Joshua (1843). The family moved to Arthur Township, Wellington County Ontario between 1843 and 1851. Son James was born in Arthur, Wellington Co. Ontario in 1851. Further children Jane, Thomas, Henry, Matthew, George, were also born in Arthur Township, Wellington County, Ont. The family moved to Holland Township, Grey County about 1860 where Joseph (?), Benjamin, Solomon and Sarah (?) were born. Between 1871 and 1881 the family moved to Bruce Township, Bruce County Ontario. where the parents lived until they died.
"The children of Robert and Jane (White) Vennard dispersed as follows:
Elizabeth - Ontario
We believe the following families were connected somehow and moved
Jim Vennard who is a decendent of Benjamin seems to be in agreement, for
Robert marries a Jane White and, I suppose, live in Armagh. Their first daughter is Elizabeth, born 1832. Then they move to Blundel Grange down the road and there, have two more children, John '34 and William Rightmyre '36. Somewhere between child number 3 and number 4 they leave Ireland and sail for the new world. 1836-1838. Although I don't have a specific location yet, guesses are good that they landed in New Brunswick. There in New Brunswick Mary Ann is born in 1838, Robert in '42 and Joshua in '43. It seems the family, after being in New Brunswick for about 5 years, then moved a bit west into Ontario. Grey County. 1843-1845. Here they stayed for a significant period of time. All the subsequent children were born in Arthur, Wellington, Grey County: James '45, Henry '47, Jane '49, Thomas '50, Matthew '54, Joseph Henry '55, George '56, Benjamin '59 and Sarah '62, except for Joseph Henry and Benjamin who are recorded in Holland Center. In total there were 14 children. So far we have lines to living relatives from four of the brothers. George, John, Matthew, and Benjamin.
It appears that George stayed in Ontario. Benjamin went west to Manitoba. John, my great-grandfather marries a Susan Carson in 1861 up in Ontario and the next year William Nassau '62 was born. In here somewhere the John Vennard family decide to head south. Ends up in Dakota territory. Near Vermilion? In total John and Susan have 7 children. (I might suppose here, as my great grandfather moved south into the Dakota Territories some of the other brothers and sisters could have moved down into the Midwest or the new England portion of the United States. Creating the eastern or Midwestern pockets of Vennards.)...Mike