Adoram DELL b.13 Jul 1796 Willoughby, Welland, Ont
d.4 Oct 1852 Welland, Ontario2
Bur; German Hill Cem, Niagara Falls, Welland
Charity EVERINGHAM abt 18122
2nd Hester (Crawford) Taylor m.1845
Bassnett DELL
children: DELL
  1. Jacob (b.1817)
  2. Catharine (b.~1819)
  3. Bassnett (b.1820)
  4. Anna (b.~1822)
  5. Adoram (b.1825)
  6. Sullivan (b.1826)
  7. Margaret (b.~1828)
  8. Daniel (b.~1833)
  9. James (b.~1836)
  10. Martin (b.~1838)
  11. Charity (b.1845)
  12. Peter (b.1848)
  13. Aurelia (b.1851)
siblings: DELL
  1. Bassnett Dell b: 1798 in Ontario
  2. Henry Dell b: 1784 in United States
  3. Martin Dell b: 16 JAN 1786 in United States
  4. Peter William Dell b: 07 SEP 1791
  5. Margaret Dell b: 1794 in Willoughby, Welland County, Ontario
  6. Edward Dell b: 17 JUN 1795 in Ontario
  7. Barnabas Dell b: 30 MAR 1805 in Ontario
  8. James Dell b: 14 APR 1806
  9. Chloe Dell b: 18 JAN 1800
fact sources and writings about this individual:

1Most information here from the "Worldconnect" files of Kimball G. Everingham.
2Research records of Linda (Dell) Donaldson, sent Sept 2002.

additional reasearch of Kimball G. Everingham, sent Feb, 2016,
Reference to the identity of Catherine McClellan and references to Charity McClellan

In error, some have thought Adoram Dell married Catherine McClellan, as his 3rd wife. Adoram married Charity Everingham c.1815, as his 1st wife. She died between 1838, when the youngest of their 10 known children was born, and c.1845, when Adoram married Hester (Crawford) Taylor, who survived him. When Catherine McClellan conveyed some property to Adoram Dell by deed of gift in 1826, Adoram had been married to Charity for about 11 years, and would continue to be married to her for at least another 11 years. The belief that Catherine and Adoram married arises from misinterpreting this deed of gift as part of a marriage arrangement. Normally, using a deed of gift as part of a marriage arrangement wouldn't make much sense, but for Catherine and Adoram in 1826, it was also chronologically impossible. But why else would Catherine McClellan give property to Adoram Dell? A record of the Union Army service of Martin, youngest son of Adoram and Charity (Everingham) Dell, names his mother as "Charity McLellan". It seems this is more than some weird clerical error. Charity (Everingham) Dell was the daughter of James Everingham and his 2nd wife Catherine (Lemon) Everingham. Following the death of James in 1796, nothing has been known of his widow's life. As she probably wasn't older than her mid 20s, it's very likely she remarried. By 1826, she was probably in her early 50s. She would have had a very good reason to convey property by deed of gift to Adoram Dell, her son-in-law. If Catherine married a McClellan, her two children would have grown up in a McClellan household. Does this explain the name "Charity McLellan"?

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