Benjamin and Pauline Hemingway's eldest child was Rachel.
Rachel is mentioned several times in the financial accounts of her father's estate.
- June 12 1853 - paid for Rachel Schooling - 3 shilling 9 pence
- Nov 14 1853 - paid for Rachel School book - 2 shilling 6 pence
- Dec 5 1853 - paid for Rachel Geographa - 1 shilling 10 pence
- Jan 20 1854 - paid for Rachel Schooling for three months - 3 shilling 9 pence
- Jan 20 1854 - paid for Rachel boots to D. Johnston - 7 shilling 6 pence [the shoes were likely purchased from David Johnston, shoemaker of Unionville - my great-great grandfather]
- May 5 1864 - to paying Rachel Bostwick her Share of the money from the sale of timber it being 21$ 66 (3 shillings 9 pence
- Oct 21 1864 - Sent by mail to Rachel Bostwick 15$ 90 cents (1 shilling 3 pence) 
As you may have noticed that Rachel's surname is now Bostwick, the same surname as her step-father.
In the 1861 census, Rachel is shown living with her step-parents. Did she marry a son of Elijah Bostwick or one of his relatives?  In Pauline Hemingway's estate papers, Rachel is listed as Rachel Bostwick of Stoneham, Pennsylvania. 
In 1880, Rachel and Wellington (listed only with his initial W) are living in Stoneham, Pennsylvania. Wellington was a carpenter. They have four children living with them: Frank, 14, born in Canada; Harriet, 8, born in Canada; Seneca 6, born in Pennsylvania and Mahela, 4, born in Pennsylvania. 
Wellington died 25 August 1899 in Stoneham, Pennsylvania. He is buried in Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Pennsylvania. 
Rachel outlived her husband. She died 3 January 1908 in Mead Township, Warren County, Pennsylvania, USA. She is also buried in the Oakland Cemetery. 
Mahala, the second child of Benjamin and Pauline went to live with her step-parents. There she met Seneca Bostwick who she married in 1865.  By 1871, they are listed in the Toronto census in the St. Patrick's Ward. They have a son Walter aged four. . Why is Ida Louisa not listed in the census? Her tombstone in the Society of Friends Cemetery, Ajax gives her date of death as 28 December 1872 at the age of 19 months and 8 days. 
Mahala died 12 January 1872. She is buried at the Society of Friends Cemetery in Ajax. Seneca was left to raise young Walter.
To be continued . . .
 Benjamin Hemingway Estate File, H-9 RG 22, Series 6-2, (21 September 1851), York County Surrogate Court, microfilm MS 638 York County, Reel 84, Archives of Ontario, Toronto - The date on the outside of the packet must be incorrect as Benjamin did not die until December.
 1861 Census of Canada West, Ontario County, Pickering Township, p. 78. line 31, Elijah Bostwick household; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 13 April 2015), citing microfilm C-1057, Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa.
 Pauline Hemmingway Estate Papers, Surrogate Court County of York (1904), microfilm MS 584 Reel 1100, Ontario Archives, Toronto
 1880 Census of Pennsylvania, Warren County, Stoneham, Page: 287A, p. 13, Enumeration district 277, family 116, W. Bostwick household; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 19 April 2015), citing Roll: 1200; Family History Film: 1255200
 Wellington Bostwick Pennsylvania death registration http://www.pagenweb.org/~warren/vitalrec/death1893-1905-b.pdf Warren County, Pennsylvania, Genealogy USGenWeb and PAGenWeb Projects © 2011 Penelope Repko and contributors Court House Vital Records - Deaths 1893 to 1905
 Rachel Bostwick Pennsylvania death registration #4930 (6 January 1908); digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 10 April 2015), citing : Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Rachel Bostwick and Wellington Bostwick on Find a Grave
 1861 Census of Canada West, Ontario County, Pickering Township, p. 78. line 31, Elijah Bostwick household
 1871 Census of Canada, Ontario, Toronto West (district 46), St. Patrick's Ward (sub-district C), division 3, p. 14, Seneca Bostwick household; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 20 April 2015), citing microfilm C-9970, Library & Archives Canada, Ottawa.
 Mahala Bostwick Ontario death registration #027251 (23 January 1872); digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 19 April 2015), citing microfilm MS 935 Reel 4, Archives of Ontario, Toronto.
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