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Asa Porter Marr

Born - March 26, 1828, Elgin Co., Ontario
- son of John Marr and Catherine Saxton

Died - December 19, 1919, Aylmer, Ontario

Married (1) - Hannah Saxton
1. Mary Ann Marr, b. January 08, 1850, d. October 27, 1931; m. Milo Haines Edison.
2. John Alexander Marr, b. December 29, 1851, d. February 19, 1896.

Married (2) - Sarah Campbell, December 06, 1855
1. Eliza Marr, b. October 04, 1856, d. October 21, 1916; m. Joseph Finnie Marr.
2. Hannah Marr, b. February 22, 1860, d. January 28, 1923.
3. Margaret Marr

"Asa Marr and Hannah (Saxton) Marr settled on one of the farms his father purchased in 1830 from the Canada Company, the south half of Lot 24, Concession 2, Malahide township.
In 1872 Asa purchased another farm, the south west part of Lot 28, Concession 2, Malahide, from Samuel Phillips, which was across the road from his brother, John S. Marr. The large brick cottage on this property is believed to have been built not long after 1850 for Samuel Phillips. At that time Mr. Philips was a prosperous business man, having interests in both flour and saw mills at what is known at the present time as Stalter Gulley. The bricks for the house were made in the field across the road from the building site, probably by an Englishman named Richard Muscutt, a brick-maker, who lived in the neighborhood. The massive stone window and door sills were brought across the lake by boat from Ohio. A skilled cabinet-maker, Seth Westover, who lived by the creek, no doubt built the beautiful fire-place mantle as well as the interior finishing. Yet few people today realize the quality of the material and the workmanship which went into the building of the fine old house."

Ref. "The Haggan Papers, Genealogies Part 1., K. Bailey Ed., Elgin County Library Board, St. Thomas, ON, 1978 pg. 54-5.

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