These Brant County, Ontario biographical sketches have been transcribed by Bill Bowman from Warner and Beers History of Brant County 1883. They are being posted as Bill completes them.


JAIRUS B. MAUS (deceased) was one of the typical pioneer farmers of South Dumfries Township. He was born January 20, 1816, in the State of New York, and emigrated to Canada with his parents when he was a year old. they settled first for six years in Galt, Ont., and then moved to the farm in the County of Brant, where he died, March 1, 1876. His father's name was Henry V. S. Maus, and his mother's name Aurillia, and he was a brother of John Maus, whose biography will be found in this history. He was married three times- first on February 15, 1841, to Catharine Lamberton, who died March 4, 1846; next to janet Ann Tinling, on February 15, 1849, she died January 14, 1850, and for his third wife he chose Elizabeth Campbell, who was born in Morpeth, Northumberland , County of Northumberland, England, August 4, 1822, and is the daughter of Duncan and Elizabeth Campbell, who emigrated to Canada in 1835, where they died at a ripe old age. This last marriage was consummated February 6, 1821, and Mrs. Maus has survived her husband. Mr. Maus and his widow were adherents of the Methodist Church. He was a Justice of the Peace for many years, and followed agricultural pursuits all his life, at one time owning 500 acres of land, which he divided among his sons. Mr. Maus had one son by his first wife, named Orrin, and by his second also one son, John W. His third wife was the mother of six children, four of whom are now living, viz., Henry S., Frankie, Wilfred J. and William Duncan. Henry S. is the third son, and was born December 20,1851. He was united in marriage, March 8, 1879, with Elizabeth Stewart, who was born in July, 1851, and to this union three children have been born- Jairus A., who came into the world February 1, 1880; Marion Isabella and Charles Stuart. Frances Elizabeth was married to J.D. Thompson, and has one child living, named Mary Adela, and Wilfred J., the forth son, who was born April 11, 1859, married december 3, 1879, Emma A. Kane, a native of Norwich, Ont., where she was born February 12, 1857. They have one child, Ethel A. G., born July 8, 1881. Mr. Jairus B. Maus, the father and grandfather of this interesting family, was a man deeply beloved and universally respected, and in his death Brant County Lost a good useful man, and the community a kind, warm-hearted friend. His widow is hale and hearty, and enjoying excellent health for an old lady.