Alexander Humphrey

Little is known about Alex Umphrey or Humphrey, apart from his frequent appearance in some of the early records of Fenelon Township. He was a Warden of Fenelon Township as early as 1846, and held several other offices. He is listed as a Miller [Canada Directory (1851)], and as a mail contractor during the late 1850s [Canada Directory (1857/58); Directory of the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria (1858)]. The confusion may result from the fact that there were three Alexander Humphreys listed in the 1861 Census of Fenelon Township. The first was an 18 year-old blacksmith, apparently working with Thomas Conery; a 71 year-old farmer, and a 28 year-old labourer.

Variant spelling: Umphrey

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