An American Family History

Alpheus Wickware


Wickware also spelled Wickwire, Wickwise
was a river god in Greek mythology.
Lebbeus (Laboris, Lebeus, Lebius, Lebeous, Libeous, Libious) is from the Bible. It means a man of heart.


Alpheus Wickware was born on June 19, 1819. He was the son of Philip Wickware and Matilda Griffin.

In 1839, Alpheus Wickware was in Yonge (record 1392). The household consisted of a man and a woman and 3 female children.

He married Florence Lapointe on April 19, 1841. Both of them were from Yonge. The witnesses were John Gibson and Henry Mallory (son of Jeremiah Mallory). The marriage was solemnized by William Smart, minister of the Presbyterian Congregation in Brockville, (was Elizabethtown), Upper Canada.

Florence and Alpheu's children included:
Zelina (Lena) Lois Wickware (1844) and
Alphema J. Wickware (1845).

Alepheus died on October 10, 1844.

In 1861, Alphema and Lena were living with Samuel Miller, Jr. in Yonge. Michael James Connolly and his sister, Maria, lived with Samuel Miller, Sr. Maria was David Dwinnell's wife. The Wickwire girls were called Phema and Zelina in the 1861 census.

Alephema married George Washington Mallory on January 12, 1871.

In 1871, Lena was living with George and Emeline Tennant and their family in the Front of Yonge.

Alphema J. and Lena L. were buried in the LaRue Cemetery as well as Elizabeth and Gilbert Wickwire. Sarah LaRue married a Lapointe.




from Genealogy of the Wickware Family

Alpheus [Wickware] (Philip, Philip, Lebbeus, Lebbeus), b. June 19, 1819; m. Florence La Point; res. at or near Brockville, Ont. He d. Oct. 15, 1844.

I. Lena,
II. Alphema, b. ; m. Washington Mallory of Mallorytown, Ont.

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