January 13, 2001

Updated: The Several Family Groups

One of the finest references I have about the genealogy of my family is a copy of 50 odd pages typed by my great grandfather, Reverend James MacLachlan, titled The Several Family Groups. My cousin Charlie holds the original, along with the original Seeger/Kranz bible. The following document contains both the letter that introduced this work to my grandfather, C.H. MacLachlan 11Jun1939, as well as The Several Family Groups.

I’m planning on making two versions of this document. One will be titled Original and will be typed as close to the original as possible. It will include obvious misspellings and all other quirks of the original typed manuscript that I can transfer into a Word 97 document with reasonable speed. I decided not to stick with the original width imposed by typewriter, though.

This, the second version will be cleaned up into the format that I believe Rev. James was shooting for and will also contain hyperlinks within the document to ease finding information. Misspellings will be fixed and more extensive notes will be added. (I hope!)

Conventions:

(Table of Contents) is scattered about every page. It actually takes you to the 3rd page of this document which was the 1st page of Rev. James’.

Hyperlinks are used to move through the document in a more efficient, intelligible manner. They will be underlined & in blue until you have used them once. Then they will turn purple, just like on a web page. Your colors may vary depending on the default colors you use. Clicking on The Several Family Groups will move you to the 1st page of the original document.

Some mistakes were still left in. For instance, the charting of children will often not be in the same order as the children are listed when going into details.

Page numbers: There are 2 sets of them.

      1. Those on the left side were handwritten numbering the entire, original typed document. These were used for the table of contents which was part of the manuscript as I received it and I believe to be the work of Rev. James A. McLachlan, based on the letter he wrote Grandpa.
      2. Those toward the center were centered on the typed document, but apply to each family section.

Many of the original page numbers have been removed for continuity, left in where they didn’t disturb the text too much.

This is a semi-living document and has handwritten notes that are signified by <HW: note > I’ve tried to put them as close to their spot as possible. I’m not sure who wrote the notes. I would guess that my grandfather, CH, Uncle Colin & cousin Charlie are responsible for all of them, though.

The reason for two versions of the document is that I believe I will make mistakes when cleaning it up. For instance, great grandpa spells ‘practice’ as ‘practise’ throughout the document. I’m not enough of a historian to know if he just got it wrong or that was acceptable for his time & location, although I tend to believe the latter. I also think the original holds some personality quirks that reveal the man writing the document and they may be washed out in my revisions.

Jim MacLachlan

 

 

Letter by Rev. James A. MacLachlan to C.H. MacLachlan about writing "The Several Family Groups".

71 Leinster Ave.S.

Hamilton, June 11th/39

Dear Clarence, May and the boys:

Glen Cove, L.I.NewYork

Mother has been talking of writing for some time, however, so far it has not passed that stage. Your letters to mother have all been duly received and appreciated. At the outset I wish to congratulate you upon your promotion to the Presidency of the Company, which is an honor in itself because it implies you have the confidence of its members who have entrusted you with the extra responsibility.

The event of the past week has been the visit of the King and Queen to Hamilton. They left here for St.Kitts and Niagara Falls on their visit to Washington and New York. During their tour of Hamilton the route extended from the C.N.R.Station to the City Hall, thence to Maine St, then east along Maine to Melrose and along Melrose to the Stadium in Scott Park. Your mother and myself were invited to occupy seats in front of Alma’s home to catch a glimpse of their Majesties as they passed by. Loie and the young folk had seats in the Stadium where they were entertained by about 35,000 school children and their teachers &c. We witnessed the rehearsal on the previous Monday evening. It was a wonderful program of music and song & exhibition drill by a thousand cadets, arrayed in white uniforms.

Perhaps you will remember when you were home last you suggested that I write some sort of history of the clan McLachlan based upon the material which I have been gathering for the last twenty five or thirty years. After taking plenty of time to think it over the decision was reached. In the first place I prepared a type written copy subject to correction before completing the plan.

Have completed the records of our relatives in the McLachlan clan beginning with Great Grandfather McLachlan about 1790 to the present time. Have also prepared a Family chart of each section of the family by intermarriage.

Have also completed a record of the Ballentine Family beginning with our Great Grand parents including the Cole & Lewis families, with corresponding family charts which give a birds eye view of these families. Have used loose-leaf not books 9 inches by 7 inches and made three copies on good paper. One for you, another for Harold and a third for the home.

I know mother would like to have the Hunt and McKee family records included. We have not very much material in hand to work on so it will not take very long to include these records which will add to the value and interest of the book. It covers 45 pages double-spaced typed on one side of the sheet. The Hunt and McKee families may add between five and ten pages to the records. I communicated with several of our friends to obtain family records, but in several instances they have not responded so some of the records are not as complete as I could wish.

The facts I have been able to glean through the years and have recorded it would be impossible to obtain now. It will be of interest to our children and Grand children, perhaps to know something of their ancestry. It was not possible to classify the information gleaned and recorded in my note book irregularly. Perhaps I was the only one likely who could bring order of chaos by classifying the facts recorded in the note book. I hope it will be appreciated by those who get the copies, if not no harm has been done and I have enjoyed the work in my spare time.

The visit of our King and his charming Queen I am sure has been a blessing to Canada and its various Provinces. One thing has been noticeable since they set foot on Canadian soil, the Dictators, Hitler and Moussoline have been chased from the front pages of our Canadian Newspapers. Our people go the jitters with the Big Headlines featuring Hitler and Mussoline and their doings in Europe and what they threatened to do. We are back to sanity once more and I hope we shall keep sensible.

I am leaving mother to tell the family doings which I have missed. We are all quite well for which we are very grateful as we ought to be. If Harold and Ruth visit Glencove I may be able to send the record s with him.

With love to May and yourself, Colin and Alan.

Sincerely,

<HW: Dad>

 

The Several Family Groups

By James A. McLachlan (about 1939)

Index to the Several Family Groups

I

The McLachlan Family Chart

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4

II

The Wilson Family Chart

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25

III

The Ballentine - Cole Family Chart

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28

IV

The Cole - Ashcraft Family Chart

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39

V

The Ballentine - Lewis Family Chart

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42

VI

The McKee Family Chart

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46

VII

The Hunt Family Chart

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51

N.B.

Information relating to individual families follows the order in which family groups appear in the several Family Charts.

 

1

The Family History

Of

John McLachlan and His Descendents

1790 - 1939

Preface

The McLachlan Clan

McLachlan is a clan of great antiquity in Argyllshire, Scotland. Their badge is the Mountain-Ash.

McLachlan Strathlachlan in Argyllshire is believed to have been possessed by the McLachlans, before or about the eleventh century. Some antiquarians are of opinion that this amongst other old families on the West Coast has an Irish origin. And this is probable, both from the proximity of the opposite coasts, and their being inhabited by the same race of people having a common language. At an early period there seems to have been constant intercourse. We find native tribes of Ireland with precisely the same names in Scotland. It was about the period when the family declined in Ireland that the McLachlans appear in Scotland in good position. At one time they owned extensive lands in Argyllshire which are now reduced to the Barony of McLachlan or Strathlachlan. Their intermarriages are given in the manuscript of 1450, and are with such families as those of the Lords of the Isles, the King of Kerry & c.

An ancestor, Lachlan Mor was living in the twelfth century. By tradition the clan is said to have come from Ireland, where the O’Loughlins of Meath are supposed to be their progenitors.

Aida Alain is reported the common ancestor of the Scottish McLachlans. Irish genealogists state that he was the grandson of Hugh Aitaman, the head of the family of O’Neils, Kings of Ireland. About 1230, Gilchrist McLachlan is said in a manuscript dated 1467, to have been the head of the family in Scotland. In 1308 Gillespie McLachlan sat in Robert Bruce’s First Parliament.

In the Ill-starred "Stuart Rising" the McLachlans threw their fate with Prince Charles, and it says much for the popularity of Lachlan McLachlan, who was the Fifteenth Chief, that he was able to make his way from the very center of Argyll and join the Prince in the North. On every side he was surrounded by the Campbells and other keen partisans of the "House of Hanover." He was appointed an A.D.C. to the Prince. He was killed at the battle of Culloden on April 16th 1746, when Prince Edward Charles Stuart and his adherents were defeated by the Duke of Cumberland. The battle took place on a heath four miles east of Inverness, the last conflict waged, as such, by the Scottish clans. Following that the clans were broken up by Royal edict, and their members largely scattered to "the four corners of the earth."

In 1862 the eighteenth chief was Robert McLachlan of McLachlan, one of the deputy lieutenants of Argyllshire. Previous to 1745 the clan was able to muster 300 fighting men. The present hereditary chief (1928) is John McLachlan, barrister of Edinburgh, and Argyll, and a member of the Supreme Court of Scotland. Large numbers of McLachlans migrated from Argyllshire, the home and domain of this ancient clan, to Canada and the United States, where they and their descendents shared in the development of their adopted countries.

The name also is found in Sterlingshire and Perthshire. One of the most celebrated persons of the name was Eden McLachlan, (1775-1882) Gaelic poet and scholar, who for a time was the head-master of Aberdeen Grammar School. Another distinguished scion was Thomas Hope McLachlan, (1845-1897) landscape painter, who forsook law for art and whose picture, "Ships that pass in the Night" is in the National Art Gallery, London England.

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

And never brought to mind?

Should auld acquaintance be forgot?

And days o’lang syne ?"

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4

THE MCLACHLAN FAMILY CHART

THE FAMILY HISTORY OF

GREAT GRANDFATHER MCLACHLAN

AND

HIS DESCENDENTS

1790 - 1939

As we trace the history of our lineage to lands beyond the sea, we have much reason for gratitude and pride for the noble and courageous defence of Liberty by our forefathers.

"We must be free or die, who speak the tongue

That Shakespeare spake: the faith and morals hold

Which Milton held."

Our ancestors appeal to us their descendents;

"To you from falling hands we throw

The torch. Be yours to lift it high."

Great Grandfather McLachlan was united in marriage to Miss Margaret McDonald, a descendant of the McDonalds of Glencoe, Scotland.

FAMILY OF GREAT GANDFATHER MCLACHLAN

AND

MARGARET MCDONALD

John

William

Archie

Jennie

Mary

married

migrated to

migrated to

(spinster)

married

(Ann Houston)

Montreal

Australia

 

(William Wilson)

CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN

OF

JOHN MCLACHLAN AND ANN HOUSTON


JOHN

ALEXANDER

WILLIAM

MARGARET

JEANETTE

ANN

JAMES

 married

married

married

married

(spinster)

married

married

(Fannie Conboy)

(Miss Houston)

(Lucinda Scott)

(Finlay Hayes)

 

(Adam Conboy)

(Sarah J. Ballentine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

Robert

William

Daniel

 

William

William H.

Wm.Flood

William

John

Ann E.

 

John

James A.

Elizabeth

Mary

Alexander

Caroline

 

Ann

Margaret

Alexander

Margaret

Adeline

Mary

 

James

Annie E.

Lucinda

Jeanette

Henry

Ella

 

Adam

Allie J.

Adam

Annie

Finlay

William

 

Lizzie

John A.

Robert

Bessie

Adam

Archie

 

Thomas

Ballentine

 

Richmond

 

 

 

 

S. Lavina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Albert R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Maud

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FAMILY OF G.G.F.MCLACHLAN AND MARGARET MCDONALD

I - John McLachlan, born at Sterling, Scotland about the year 1790. When but a youth he was seized by a "Press Gang" and compelled to serve in the British Navy for a period of two years, in the time of the war with Napoleon Bonaparte. He married Anne Houston, the daughter of Alexander Houston and Janet Richmond of Lochnock (Lochwinock?) Scotland. In 1823 he emigrated with his family to Canada and settled in the County of Lanark, Ont. in the vicinity of Carlton Place, where he passed away in 1826.

II - William McLachlan, born in Scotland, emigrated to Canada, and settled in Montreal, where his family engaged in mercantile puruits.

III - Archie McLachlan, born in Scotland, emigrated to Australia.

IV - Jeanette McLachlan, born in Scotland, unmarried. No Record.

V - Mary McLachlan, born in Scotland, married William Wilson, 180 at Sterling, Sterlingshire, Scotland. William Wilson emigrated to Canada with his family in 1821 and settled near Carlton Place, Lanark County, where he followed the occupation of farming until his death in the thirties. Reference will be made later to the family of William Wilson and Mary McLachlan.

Family of John McLachlan and Anne Houston.

Anne Houston, wife of John McLachlan and daughter of Alex. Houston and Janet Richmond, Lochnock, Scotland. A Bible, the property of Janet is an heirloom in possession of her Great Grandson, Rev. J.A. McLachlan, M.A. It bears the following inscription: JANET RICHMOND - HER BIBLE DECEM. 1793, LOCHNOCK. Mrs. McLachlan, after the death of her husband, later was married to William Flood. She died in 1866. Interment in Cemetery near Erin, Ont. Following are the family by the first marriage.

1 - John McLachlan, born in 1813, in Scotland, married Fannie Conboy. They removed from Lanark Co. to Caledon Township, thence to Maryborough Township, Con.14, where he was engaged in farming until his death. Interment in Drayton.

Family of John McLachlan and Fannie Conboy.

a - John McLachlan, born in 1842, married Julia An Dolmage. He died in Rothsay January 1925 in his 83rd year. His Wife passed away November 1938 aged 90 years. Their family consist of five sons and three daughters: Jennie, (Mrs. Wm.Barry) Herbert, Sandie, Sylvester, Hector, Arlie, (Mrs Scott) Elsie, (Mrs Tighe) and Orland.

b - William Flood McLachlan, born in 1844, married Margaret Hooey, resided on part of the homestead, one mile from Bosworth, until he removed to Luther Township, and from there he went to live in Alton, where Mrs McLachlan died. Flood Passed away in 1926 aged 82 years. There are five children, viz: Angelena, Ester, Lizzie, George and John.

c - Elizabeth McLachlan, Spinster, died in early womanhood. Interment in McMillan’s Cemetery, Erin Township.

d - Alexander McLachlan, made his home with Uncle Sandie in Caledon. He removed to the United Staes when a young man. He was unmarried, died many years ago.

e - Lucinda McLachlan, (Twin Sister of Adam), married Mr Robb. They had a son who resides in the West. Some years after the death of Mr Robb she married her cousin, John McLachlan in Caledon. She died Dec. 29th 1908. Their son Roy lives in Erin.

f - Adam McLachlan, (Twin brother of Lucinda) married Miss Dolmage and removed to Dakota, where he died leaving two sons and one daughter.

g - Robert McLachlan, (unmarried) the youngest of the family. He removed to Dakota where he passed away in 1934.

2 - Alexander McLachlan, born in 1815, married Miss Houston, his cousin. They resided in Caledon Township after their removal from Lanark County. He carried on farming operations until his death in 1878.

Family of Alexander McLachlan and Miss Houston.

The family consisted of Robert, William, Mary, Margaret, Jeanette, Annie, Bessie, and Richmond, who passed away in 1934. William suffered a paralytic stroke a few years ago. In 1936 he was the only surviving member of the family. He resided with his family in Hillsburg, Ont.

 

 

3 - William McLachlan, born in 1817, married Miss Lucinda Scott. He removed from Lanark County to Caledon Township where he was engaged in farming until his death in 1866, aged 48 years. His widow afterwards married William Houston. She died March 15th 1909, aged 75 years.

Family of William McLachlan and Lucinda Scott.

a - William McLachlan Jr. born in 1853 in Caledon Township, where he grew to manhood. He removed to Magnetawan. He died in the General hospital in Toronto, July 22nd 1926. Interment in Chapman’s Cemetery, Magnetawan.

b - John McLachlan, born Sept. 5th 1855 in Caledon, where he spent his early life. He married Mrs Robb, (nee Lucinda McLachlan) his cousin. They resided on the homestead until the death of his wife, Dec. 29th 1908. He managed the Kirkwood farm during the closing fifteen years of his life. He passed away, June 18th 1938 in his 83rd year. He is survived by one son Roy of Alton.

c - Alexander McLachlan, born in 1857 in Caledon, removed to Magnetawan where he married and continues to reside.

d - Adeline McLachlan, born in 1859, died in 1876 at Magnetawan.

e - Henry McLachlan, born in 1861. He removed from Caledon to Magnetawan where he lost his life by the accidental discharge of his gun while in a boat

f - Finlay McLachlan, born in 1866, married, resides in Magnetawan.

 

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4 - Margaret McLachlan, born in Paisley Scotland in 1822. She came with her parents to Canada and settled in Lanark Co. near Carlton Place. Married Finlay Hayes, and removed to Syracuse, U.S. She passed away in 1893 in her 72nd year.

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Family of Finlay Hayes and Margaret McLachlan.

a - Daniel Hayes, born in 1845, married. Family consists of two children. He died in 1905.

b - Ann Elizabeth Hayes, born in 1847, married Mr Philips. No family. Resided in Detroit, U.S., where she died in 1923.

c - Caroline Hayes, born in 1849, married Mr Avery. The family consists of two daughters: Emily and Maisie. Emily married Lewis F. Fay. Mr Fay died January 21st 1936. Met Mrs Fay Aug 11 1935 when on a visit to Detroit. Maisie married Mr Russell. Mrs R. passed away in 1935. Mrs Avery died in 1930. Mrs Fay supplied most of the facts in the record of the Hayes Family.

d -Mary Hayes, born in 1851, died in 1929.

e - Ella Hayes, born in 1855, married Robert Hughes. Their family consist of four daughters and two sons. She died in 1922.

f - William Hayes, born in 1858. He was twice married. No family. He resided in Detroit, where he died in 1929.

g - Archie Hayes, born in 1860, married. Family consist of four daughters and one son. On Sunday Aug.11 1935, we called upon Mrs Hayes and her daughter, Mrs Pazdon. Mr Hayes passed away in the latter part of April 1935.

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5 - Jeanette McLachlan, Spinster. No record.

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6 - Anne McLachlan, born Oct.15th 1824, married Adam Conboy in 1842, in Lanark County. Removed to the Township of Erin and settled on Lot 23 Town Line, where he engaged in farming for a number of years. They retired to the village of Erin where Mr Conboy died March 15th 1905, and Mrs Conboy passed away Feb.8th 1911.

Family of Adam Conboy and Anne McLachlan

a - William Conboy, born Oct.18th 1843, in Lanark Co., and came with his parents to Erin when quite young. He married Lettie Simon, and began his business career by opening a general store in Wroxeter. In 1872 re moved to Erin where he established a General Store. He was a keen follower of Sports, and won a place on the Bisley Team on three different occasions. Their family consist of one son, Dr W.H.Conboy, Cheboygan, Mich. U.S. and two daughters: Emma, (Mrs Dr A.E.Mullin) of Toronto, and Ina, (Mrs R.P.Richardson), Sarnia, Mrs Conboy resided with her daughter in Sarnia up to the time of her death.

b - John Conboy, born in Lanark Co., in 1846, moved to Erin, married Cassie Baker. He carried on farming operations in Erin before removing to Alberta, where he died in 1925. The family consists of four sons and two daughters.

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Two children die in early years, one in 1852, the other in 1856.

c - Ann Conboy, born in 1849 and died in 1865.

d - James Conboy, born in 1858, married Miss Mallet. He died in 1918.

e - Adam Conboy, born in 1861, and died in 1887.

f - Lizzie Conboy, born in 1859, After the death of her parents she continued to reside in Erin. She never married. When assisting Rev. H.L.Merner in Erin, Sunday Aug.9th 1936, we accepted an invitation to her home for Tea. Received from hr the gift of two most interesting books, viz: Janet Richmond’s Bible and a copy of "The Works of Josephus." The former was much treasured by her mother. The latter belonged to the Library of her brother William. She was a most devoted member and worker in the Methodist and after Union of the United Church. She quite suddenly February 4th 1937.

g - Thomas Conboy, born in 1865, married in 1895. The family consists of one son, born in 1897, and resides near Saskatoon. At this date (1939) Thomas Conboy is the only surviving member of the family.

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7 - James McLachlan, born Sept.30th 1826 at Carlton Place, Lanark Co., Ont. When quite young he was placed in the home of Mr and Mrs Fossie Stern, of Carlton Place, where he grew to manhood. He spent two years at his trade as a Wagon-Maker. When he reached the age of 22 years he went with his brothers to Caledon Township in 1848. During the same year he took up land in the Township of Maryborough, Wellington County, on the 15th Concession within a mile of his eldest brother John, who also purchased a farm. He was married to Sarah J. Ballentine of Arthur, March 3rd 1852, in Fergus by Rev. Dr Smellie, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church. They united with the Methodist Chruch. Preaching services were conducted in private homes until the erection of the "Derryadd chruch about 1868. He died Sept.24th 1898. After his death the family removed to Arthur, where Mrs McLachlan passed away, March 22nd 1917.

Family of James McLachlan and Sarah J. Ballentine

a - William H. McLachlan, born May 8th 1853. When 18 years old he served as an apprentice with his uncle James W. Fraser of Arthur in learning the trade of carpenter. He was employed by the Large Bros. Of Listowel as foreman and was afterwards foreman of the Cargill Factory. He spent some time in Calgary and later in Windsor where he was employed as an expert in building stairs. He married Margaret Jane Gillrie of Thronton, Dec. 29th 1880. They resided in Listowel for many years where Mrs McLachlan died Oct. 8th 1930 He was an active and devoted member of the Methodist, and later of the United Church. He passed away March 4th 1937 in his 84th year.

Family of Wm. H. McLachlan and Margaret J. Gillrie

Percy Gillrie McLachlan, born Aug. 2nd 1882. Died in infancy.

Myrtle Evalena McLachlan, born )ct. 4th 1883. Died in Listowel Aug. 27th 1934, in her 51st year.

Baby McLachlan, born June 16th 1885. Died in Infancy.

Beulah May McLachlan, born June 23rd 1886, died in infancy.

Wilbur Earl McLachlan, born April 1st 1888. Married Winnifred Beer, Calgary April 29th 1915. When but a young man he moved to the West. He resided in Calgary where he was employed in mercantile business. He moved to California, and resides at Long Branch.

Lloyd Ballentine McLachlan, born Jan. 30th 1890, unmarried, resides in Detroit, Mich. U.S.

Lorne Stanley McLachlan, born Nov. 11th 1891. Graduated from the Dental College after having taught school for a time. For a short time he practised his profession, but owing to ill health he relinquished his practise. He is unmarried and resides in Listowel.

William Clarence McLachlan, born Sept. 17th 1893, married Cicely Maud Amos at Toronto, Sept.28th 1927. His present address (1939) is 752 Crescent Ave. Buffalo, New York. U.S. They have on child, a son William Bruce, born in Toronto, Sept 19th 1923.

Howard T. McLachlan, D.D.S., born Oct.30th 1895. Graduated from the Dental College in Toronto, married Violet L. Mantbe at Toronto, Sept.19th 1923. They reside in Port Dover, where he conducts a Dental practise.

Hazel Irene McLachlan, born Dec.17th 1897, married Raymond G. Crapper, in Toronto, Nov.1st 1924. They reside in Windsor. Children..Marg’t Joyce (Oct.11/25; Conald Raymond,(Oct.4/32.

Cora Lillian McLachlan, born Feb.19th 1904, married, Arthur H. Carruth at Windsor June 14th 1930. They reside in Listowel Ontario.

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b - Rev. Jas.A.McLachlan, M.A. born Sept.22nd 1854. Received his early education in the public school, from which he obtained a certificate to teach school. After teaching for some time he attended Cobourg Collegiate, from which he entered Victoria College, graduating in 1881 with the degree B.A. He entered the Ministry of the Methodist Church in 1881, and was received into full connection and Ordained in 1884. Married Mary Ann Hunt of Fergus, Oct1st 1884 by Rev. Matthew Swann in fergus. Elected Secretary and President of Hamilton Conference in 1907 and 1917 respectively.

He was elected a member of three General Conferences, and Commissioner to the First General Council of the United Church in Jun 1925. He was Chairman of District for seven years, member of the Board of Examiners for twelve years and Secretary of the Board for ten years. He retired from the Active Ministry in 1924 having served 44 years. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary, Oct.1st 1934.

Family of Rev. Jas.A.McLachlan and Mary A.Hunt

Nellie Gertrude McLachlan, Born Aug.12th 1885, died Nov.12th 1930 in Chesley, Ontario.

Winnie Luella McLachlan, born Jan.29th 1888 at Moorefield, died in Port Elgin, Feb.7th 1902. Interment in Port Elgin, later transferred to Chesley. Ont.

Lois Wilhelmine McLachlan, born May 30th 1889 in Moorefield. Graduated from the Normal School, Hamilton, and taught school in Stoney Creek, Galt and Hamilton. <HW: Died May 2nd, 1963 at Hamilton, Ontario.>

Mary Irma McLachlan, born June 29th 1890 in Moorefield, died in Hamilton Oct.1st 1937. She graduated from the Hamilton Normal School and taught school in Milldale, Norwich and Winona, married J.Merwyn Newton, Dec.26th 1917 in Grimsby. Their family consist of two daughters and one son,viz: Mary W. born ) Oct 13th 1919, Joan E. born Aug.29th 1926, and Richard Warner born July 22nd 1929. <HW: Died in Hamilton, Ontario October1, 1937>

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Harold Dewart McLachlan, born in Acton June 30th 1897. He received his education in the public schools of Port Elgin, Hanover and Stoney Creek, Woodstock High School. While a Student in Woodstock he enlisted for oversea’s service with 168th battalion and went ot the Western Front in 1915. He was wounded at Fresnois and again at Paschendale, when he was invalided to England. After completing his course at the Hamilton Business College, he was appointed the Assistant in the office of the Stores Department of the N.S.&T Railway and Boat Lines at St Catharines. Shortly afterwards he was promoted to become the Manager of that Department. On Aug.28th 1925 he was married to Ruth E. Merner at Hespeler, Ont. They have two sons, Jas.H., born July 5th1928, and Robert G., born July 7th 1932. They reside in St.Catharines. He is an Official in Memorial United Ch. <HW: Died in St Catharines, Ont. May 31,1969.>

Clarence Hunt McLachlan, born in Port Elgin June 21st 1901. He received his early education in the public schools of hanover, Stoney Creek and Norwich, Grimsby and Chesley High schools. For a time he was Boy’s Secretary of the Owen Sound Y.M.C.A. He left Owen Sound to attend the Y.M.C.A College in Springfield Massachusettes for one year. When the College year closed he received an appointment with the Springfield Republican and afterwards to the staff of the Elizabeth Journal. He then became attached to the staff of the Griscom- Woodyard publications in the first place as a Reporter, then as editor and manager of the Enterprise- Pilot of Oyster Bay, N.Y. More recently he has been promoted to the position of managing editor of the Griscom-Woodyard Publications on Long Island, with offices at Glen Cove, N.Y. On the 23rd of March 1929 he married Marie Rose Kranz at Freeport, N.Y. <HW: died Aug 18, 1984> They have two sons: Colin, born Jan 2 1930, and Alan Ballentine, born Aug.18th 1934 <HW: (died Nov. 6, 1969)> The family reside at Glen Cove, N.Y. <HW: [C.H.M died Nov. 29, 1985 - the same date on which his mother died in 1947]> <ed. note: Alan’s birth certificate shows Ballantine not Ballentine>

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c - Margaret McLachlan born Feb 10th 1858 and died April 25/1930 She married William H. Gillrie, Jan.24th 1882. Her husband predeceased her Jan.16/1904. After their marriage they settled on a farm in Peel Township near Arthur, Ont. After the death of her husband she removed with her family to Arthur, where she lived until her removal to Hamilton where she died April 25th 1930

Family of WmH.Gillrie and Margaret McLachlan.

Edna B. Gillrie, born July 18th 1888 at Arthur, Ont. After a course of study at the Normal School, she taught school for a time. She married H.Adelbert Rutherford of Regina, Sask. July 22nd 1914. They settled in Regina where her husband followed the practice of Law. They have three daughters and one son, viz: Margaret, Kathleen, Helen and Franklin

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Evelyn F. Gillrie, born April 8th 1886, married in Mount Forest in 1908, to Harvey Staley of Akron, Ohio. The members of their family are: Mildred Margaret, Wilda Edna, and Roslyn.

Robert Cecil Gillrie, born May 18th 1893, obtained a normal school certificate and taught school for several years. Married Clyde Hayes in 1920. Their family consists of a son and daughter: Robert Gillrie Hayes, and Patricia (Patsy) Hayes. The family reside in Cleveland, Ohio.

Alma Lavina Gillrie, born July 16th 1897. After teaching school for several years she married Gerald M. Philp, July h 1923 in Arthur, Ont. Dr Philp practises Dentistry in Hamilton where the family reside. Their children are: Paul Gillrie, and Geraldine Margaret.

d - Annie E. McLachlan, born March 1st 1859, and died in Brandon, Manitoba, June 20th 1937. On the 24th of Jan. 1882 she was married to John Anderson. Mr Anderson taught school with marked success for a number of years in Ontario,viz: Rothsay Crosshill, Hastings,Smithville &c, before moving with his family to Brandon, Man. In 1900, where he died Oct.26th 1903 Their family consist of four children, two of whom passed away when quite young.

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Family of John Anderson and Annie E. McLachlan.

Ethel Anderson, born January 4th 1883, moved to the West with her parents in 1900, where she was afterwards engaged as a public school teacher for a number of years. She was united in marriage to Dr.Gordon Swallow, who practised his profession in Russell, Manitoba, and afterwards in Edmonton Alberta. Their family consist of a daughter and son, viz: Kathleen and Murray of Edmonton.

Bertha Anderson, born . . . . . . . . 1891. After the death of her father in 1903, she assisted in the household duties while pursuing her studies at school. After several years in Office work she married William C. Shuker of Brandon, Man. Where they reside. Her mother made her home with Bertha during the closing years of her life.

e - Almira J. McLachlan, born Aug.18th 1861. For a number of years she remained at home after the death of her father, and assisted her mother in the cares and responsibilities of the household. She married William B.Rinn, June 24th, 1903, and removed to Britton, Mich. U.S., where he conducted a Blacksmith business until they removed to Detroit.

f - John A. McLachlan, born Jan.24th 1863 at Rothsay, Ont. He learned the carpenter trade which he followed for a time.

 

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He was united in marriage to Annie Hollingshead, Sept.21st, 1887 at Dutton. After a short residence in Dutton he removed to Glencoe where he established a Bakery and Restaurant business. She passed away suddenly at Mount Clemens, Feb.9th 1922, where she had gone for medical treatment. Interment in Glencoe. He removed to London in 1938 with his daughter Mrs T.A. Craig.

Family of John A.McLachlan and Annie Hollingshead.

Norman W.McLachlan, born oct.16th 1888. Married Gladys Murray, June 18th 1914 in Glencoe. They have two children, Annie Jean born Jan.17th 1921, and John Norman, born April 4th 1923.

Gladys LLewelyn McLachlan, born in 1891. Married George H. Singleton, Oct.29th 1914 in Glencoe. After their marriage, they removed to Ailsa Craig, where he published a Newspaper. Later they removed to London where Mr Singleton is employed in the Printing and Publishing business. They have a daughter, Helen Bernice, born, Feb, 17th 1918.

Jean Irene McLachlan, born May 28th 1900. After pursuing her studies in the Public and High School, she entered the Normal school and graduated and taught school with marked success. She married Thos. Allan Craig, Oct.20th, 1925. They have two daughters: Ruth Bernice, born Aug.2nd 1927, and Mary Margaret, born Oct.17th 1929.

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John Henry McLachlan, born Aug.19th, 1902. Married Miss Annie George, Sept. 15th, 1928. He is a Druggist. They have one son, John Ross, born Sept.11th, 1932. They reside at Lambeth, Ont.

 

g - Adam Ballentine McLachlan, born Oct.28th 1864, died at Rothsay, Ont April 8th 1885. He qualified as a public school teacher, attending the model school at Mount Forest. While teaching at Bosworth, during the Easter Holidays he was stricken with spinal meningitis and died after a brief illness.

h - Sarah Lavina McLachlan, born July 10th 1866. Received her education in the local public school. Married David Sussex Gillrie, Jan.2nd 1889 and settled on the Gillrie homestead at Zion. Since 1923 they lived retired at Indian Point, near Burlington. They celebrated their Golden Wedding, Jan 2nd 1939. He passed away suddenly March 24th 1939 in his 80th year.

Family of David Sussex Gillrie and Sarah Lavina McLachlan.

Rober Bruece Gillrie, M.D., born July 18th 1897. Received his education in the public and High Schools, after which he graduated from the Toronto School of Medicine. He began the practise of Medicine in Waterdown, later removing to Mitchell where he continued his parctise with success. He married Mrs Jean Matthews, April 23rd 1923. They have two children, a son and daughter, David, and Barbara.

Freda Ardell Gillrie, born in May 1890. Married Seth Lundy Hilborn, Jan.1st 1920. They settled on Hilborn homestead, where Seth engaged in farming. Their home is within three miles of Drayton. They have three children, viz: Louise, Bobbie and Douglas.

i - Albert Richmond McLachlan, born Oct.17th 1868, died July 10th 1894. He received his education in the local public school, and in the Harriston and Arthur High Schools. He obtained a Second Class Certificate. After teaching school for a time with gratifying success, he entered the Medical College at Toronto, where he passed with great credit the 1st,2nd, and 3rd years examinations, and would have graduated in medicine the following April had he not met the unfortunate accident which caused his untimely death.

j - Arthur Lewis McLachlan, D.D.S., born Nov.15th 1870. He received his education in the local public school and Harriston High School, where he received his certificate as a public school teacher. After teaching with success for a few years he entered the Dental College, Toronto. Having completed his course of study, he began the practise of Dentistry in Burlington, afterwards removing to Carman, Manitoba, where he carried on a successful practise. He married Miss Lucy Gordon, June 17th, 1903. He is a prominent Official of the United Church in Carman where he resides. He also makes a hobby of Horticulture.

k - Mary Christine McLachlan, born Jan.21st 1875. Received her education in the local public school and the Harriston High school, where she received a teacher’s certificate and afterwards engaged in teaching. Married Jas. Edgerton Oxby, De.27th 1899 and settled on the Oxby homestead where her husband carried on farming operations with success until he retired to take up his residence in Drayton.

The Family of James Edgerton Oxby and Mary Christine McLachlan

Ralph Waldo Oxby, born Sept. 21st 1901. Received his early education in the local public school, and his practical training on the farm. He married Miss Elsie Stinson, a teacher, Harriston. His farm is located in the vicinity of Tothsay, where they are both active members of the United Church. They have two children, a son and daughter,viz: Wilhelmine Doris, June 30/28, James Stinson, Feb.21/31.

Ruth Wilhelmine Oxby, born, Sept. 20th 1904. Received her education in the Public and High schools, where she qualified as a Public School teacher. After teaching several years she married JohnBertram Corbett, Aug.11th 1934 in Drayton. They have one son, John Edwin, born Aug.31/36.

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Everette Carson Oxby, born Dec.2nd 1906 near Rothsay, Ont. Married Hazel Marie Kopas, June 29th 1932. Mrs Oxby was born near Moorefield June 7th 1908. Their daughter Marilyn Marie was born September 1st 1935.

l - Wilhelmine Maud McLachlan, born Jan.28th 1877. Received her education in the local public school and in the High School at Mt. Porest (note: Mt. Porest is handwritten in a blank space) Having graduated from the Normal School she taught in the public schools of Wellington Co. until she moved to New Toronto and joined the Educational staff of the City, on which she has serve with marked success for a number of years.

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THE WILSON FAMILY CHART

Family of Great Grandfather McLachlan and

Margaret McDonald

JOHN

WILLIAM

ARCHIE

JENNIE

MARY

married

migrated to

migrated

(spinster)

married

(Ann Houston)

Montreal

Australia

 

(William Wilson)

FAMILY OF WILLIAM WILSON AND MARY MCLACHLAN

WILLIAM

ANDREW

MARGARET

MARY

JANE

WILSON

WILSON

WILSON

WILSON

WILSON

 

 

married

married

married

 

 

(Adam Beck)

(Jas.Rosamond)

(Mr Peterson)

 

 

 

Bennett

 

 

 

 

James

 

 

 

 

John

 

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V - Mary McLachlan, ( sister of Grandfather) , born at Sterling, Scotland, married William Wilson in 1809 or 1810 at Sterling. They emigrated to Canada in 1821 and settled within a mile of Carlton Place, Lnark County, where Mr Wilson followed the occupation of farming until his death in the thirties.

Family of William Wilson and Mary McLachlan

1 - William Wilson Jr., born in Sterling, Scotland, came with his parents to Canada in 1821 who took up their residence near Carlton Place. He moved to Perth County, near St.Mary’s, Ont. When stationed near Stratford (1884-1887) met William Wilson who claimed relationship.

2 - Andrew Wilson, born in Scotland, came with his parents to Canada and made their home in Lanark County. He visited our home near Rothsay on several occasions in my boyhood days. Whether he resided in Perth County, or at Carlton Place we have no record.

3 - Mary Wilson, born in Scotland in 1811, she came with her parents who settled near Carlton Place. She married Mr James Rosamond of Almonte, Ont. Mr Rosamond was the founder of the Rosamond Woolen Company of Almonte. Mrs Rosamond passed away March 22nd 1897, aged 86 years. Three sons survived, on of whom Bennett Rosamond succeeded his father as President of the Woolen Company and the Almonte Knitting Company. He was a former Mayor of Almonte and a Member of the House of Commons for North Lanark for many years. He was a Conservative in politics and a devoted member of St.Paul’s Anglican Church. He built the handsome structure known as the Rosamond Memorial Hospital, which is conducted by the nurses of the Victorian Order. Bennett Rosamond died while on a visit to England, aged 76 years. His only son John M. Rosamond was drowned in the Mississippi River two years before the death of his father.

4 - Margaret Wilson, born in Sterling, Scotland in 1812, and came to Canada with her parents and resided in Carlton Place until her marriage with Adam Beck. She attained the great age of 92 years and five months. Her husband predeceased her by over half a century. The Central Canadian, of Carlton Place pays the following tribute to her memory:- "Those who knew her in her delightful prime will mourn to hear of the death of Mrs Beck. Cheerful even when the clouds rolled overheard, she taught all the high and distinguished value of the simple and earnest life, and leaves behind a sainted memory. Messrs Bennett and James Rosamond, and Wm.H.Pittard, nephews attended the funeral.

5 - Jane Wilson, born in Sterling, Scotland also came to Canada with her parents. She married Mr Peterson. They resided in Lanark.

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THE BALLENTINE --- COLE FAMILY CHART

 

FAMILY OF GREAT GRANDFATHER BALLENTINE AND JENNIE LEWIS

 

 

WILLIAM BALLENTINE

JOHN BALLENTINE

ALEXANDER BALLENTINE

married

married

married

(Margaret Cole)

(no family)

(Elizabeth Lewis)

 

James McMannus

 

FAMILY OF WILLIAM BALLENTINE AND MARGARET COLE

Three boys died in infancy.

SARAH JANE

MARY

MARGARET

ADAM

ELIZA

LAVINA

JEMIMA

married

married

married

married

married

married

married

JAMES

(Alex.

(Thos.H.

(Eliz’th

(James

(James

(William

McLachlan)

Fraser)

Race)

Ogden)

Fraser)

Moore)

Peterkin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William H.

child

Wilfrid

Minnie

Jean

Herbert

Emma

James A.

died

Winnifred

Belle

Edgar

Edith E.

William

Margaret

in

Charles

William

William

Ollie

Adam

Annie E.

infancy

Kathleen

George

Alexander

Arthur

Maud

Almira J.

 

 

Mary

 

Bertha

George

John A.

 

 

Fred.

 

Adam

Bertha

Adam B.

 

 

Palmer

 

 

Lloyd

S.Lavina

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary C. <HW: Mary Christine married James Edgarton Oxby>

 

 

Albert R.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

W. Maud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE FAMILY HISTORY

OF

WILLIAM BALLENTINE AND HIS DESCENDENTS

1800--1939

Great Grandfather Ballentine was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Lewis, the only sister of Rev. Alex.Lewis and his four brother some of whom settled in the Township of Mono, near Mono Mills, Ont. There were three sons by this marriage, viz:- William of Arthur, John of Harriston, Wellington Co., and Alexander of Caistor Township, Wentworth Co.

"Paddy Slater" in "The Yellow Briar," makes the following references to Rev. Alex.Lewis, who was a Pioneer Presbyterian Minister at Mono Mills about 1820. "Sure it was the Rev. Alex. Lewis himself, and he was a sporty-looking old fellow for a retired Presbyterian Minister. Away back in 1820 he had been the first settler in Mono Township. For a time he kept the Post Office at Mono Mills, and the good man had preached the doctrine of the election of the saints to two generations of Mono Presbyterians.

For several years he had been living retired in the village, lending money carefully on good security at 12%, yes, and like a good banker, deducting the interest out of the face of the loan. It is a caution to me how the Lord prospers some clergymen on their poor salaries.

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I would like to show you a picture I have of that smart pioneer of Mono, with his silk waistcoat and ruffled white shirt-front, as he sat glowing with health, his hand resting gallantly on the shoulder of a gentle, feeble old lady, whose eyes show plainly she is proud of him. Now, I ask you what better character evidence than that can any man leave behind him?

Paddy Slater relates another incident associated with the name of Rev. Alex. Lewis which is worth recording:- "Doctrinal differences between the Mono Protestants may have been only skin deep. Anyway I have always suspected as much since the time Isaac Cornish bolted the Methodist Connexion. An Active member of the Quarterly Board, the good man had been a noisy opponent of the Presbyterian Doctrine. At a Sunday morning service in the local Methodist Meeting House, Brother Cornish stamped down the aisle leading his numerous household to the family bench. The Cornish’s always came late like the cow’s tail. At that moment the minister was shoulder deep in his extensive opening prayer. Despite the squeaking of boots the minister waded right on through his discourse, only pausing to explain: "And O Lord, here comes Isaac Cornish - late as usual." With an angry snort the brother wheeled right about face, and tramped his family out again, - thus giving further news to tell. Thereafter the Cornish family became Presbyterian.

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FAMILY OF GREAT GRANDFATHER BALLENTINE & JENNIE LEWIS.

The First Generation of Ballentines

In Canada

I - William Ballentine (Grandfather), born in July 1811 in Armagh, Ireland, and died in Arthur, Ont.Feb.3rd 1854. He was united in marriage to Margaret Cole in Armagh. In 1837 he migrated with his family from Armagh, Ireland to Canada and settled for a few years in Mono Township, removing to Arthur, Ont. In 1846 During the voyage the children contracted small-pox. Three boys between Sarah Jane and Mary passed away in infancy, two of whom died on ship-board.

II - John Ballentine, born in Armagh, Ireland and emigrated to Canada probably about the the same time as his brother William. Whether he resided for a time in Mono or not we have no record, but he purchased a farm on the Elora and Saugeen Road two miles south of Harriston where he engaged in farming until his death about 1870. They had an adopted son, James McMannus, a relative of Mrs Ballentine. After the death of Mr Ballentine, his wife and their adopted son removed to the West. Interment was made in the old cemetery in Harriston.

III - Alexander Ballentine, born in Armagh , Ireland about 1820. He married Elizabeth Lewis, and with his wife and family

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he emigrated to Canada and settled in the Township of Caistor, Wentworth C. in 1855, where he engaged in farming, until his death about 1866, when the family removed to the city of Hamilton. Mrs Ballentine passed away in September, 1895.

 

FAMILY OF WILLIAM BALLENTINE AND MARGARET COLE.

1 - Sarah Jane Ballentine, born Armagh, Ireland, Sept.23rd 1833, and died March 22nd 1917. She married James McLachlan March 3rd 1852 and settled on the 15th Concession of Maryborough, where they resided until after the death of her husband when she removed with her family to Arthur in 1898. They were among the early pioneers in Wellington Co. and were devout and faithful members of the Methodist Church. The names of the children are recorded elsewhere.

2 - Mary Ballentine, born May 8th 1840, at Mono Mills and died in Arthur in 1862. She married Alexander Fraser. Their only child died in infancy. Her husband was born in 1837 and died in 1900.

3 - Margaret Ballentine, born Feb.23rd 1843 at Mono Mills and died in Sept. 1904 in Mitchell, Ont. She married Thos. H. Race in Arthur, where they resided until 1877 when the family removed to Mitchell, where he founded the Mitchell Recorder," and for many years was its editor and proprietor.

Mr and Mrs Race were united in marriage Jan.15th 1869. He was also Exhibition Commissioner for a number of years and attended several World Fairs. T.H.Race passed away in Mitchell, Aug.12th 1924 in his 82nd year.

FAMILY OF THOMAS H. RACE AND MARGARET BALLENTINE.

a - Wilfrid Ballentine Race, B.A., LL.D., born in Arthur, Ont. In 1871, and passed away at his residence at the Ontario School for the Blind, Brandtford, Nov.9th, 1933. He graduated from Queen’s University in 1903 with the B.A.Degree. In May 1933, the degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by his alma mater. Before coming to Brantford he was Principal of the High School at Watford, also Principal of the Sault Ste Marie Collegiate Institute. He was Superintendent of the Ontario School for the Blind for over sixteen years, (1917-1933)). Dr W.B.Race was twice married. His first wife was Miss Gelena Watson of Mitchell. There are four children by this marriage:- Morley of Port Arthur, Gelena, Watson and Dorothy of Brantford. By the second marriage there are two children:- Virginia and Isobel of Brantford. Interment was made in the family plot at Mitchell, Ont.

b - Winnifred Ballentine Race, born in Arthur, Ont. And died in the General Hospital, Stratford, Jan.12th 1931. Winnie was a member of Main St. United Church in Mitchell, a teacher in the Sunday School and a member of the Imperial Daughters of Empire.

 

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c - Charles Race, born in Mitchell, received his education in the public and High school of that town. His early training for his life’s work was received in his father’s Printing office. He removed to Edmonton where he is engaged in his business as Publisher.

d - Kathleen Race, born in Mitchell. She received her education in the public and High school of Mitchell. For a number of years she has been connected with the staff of the Bank of Commerce, Michell.

 

4 - Adam Ballentine, born at Mono Mills, Sept.1st 1844, died in Vancouver, B.C. May 2nd 1931, in his 87th year. When quite young he removed with his parents to Arthur. He married Elizabeth Ogden, who was born in Arthur Oct.8th 1846. He conducted a General Store in Arthur for a number of years, until his removal to Winnipeg in 1899, moving later to Vancouver, where his wife died, Sept.10th 1925. In Arthur he was a prominent official of the Methodist Church. The family consisted of seven children, thirty-five grand children and five Great grand children. They were married in Arthur Feb.14th 1866 and united with the Methodist Church in 1874.

FAMILY OF ADAM BALLENTINE AND ELIZBETH OGDEN.

a - Minnie Ballentine, born in Arthur. She married Thomas Humphries of Arthur, who carried on a Gents Furnishing and Tailoring Business there for a number of years, until he removed to the West where Mr H. died. Mrs h. has resided with her family in Vancouver for a number or years. The family consists of five children.

b - Belle Ballentine, born in Arthur, married W.J.Church who conducted a Blacksmith business. Mr Church died in Arthur recently. They have three children.

c - William Ballentine , born in Arthur, married. Family consists of six children. They reside in Vancouver, B.C.

d - George Ballentine, born in Arthur, married,. Family consists of seven children. They reside in Vancouver where George is connected with a wholesale clothing business.

e - Mary Ballentine, born in Arthur, married Frank Henderson. Family consists of five children. They reside in Vancouver.

f - Fred. Ballentine, born in Arthur, married, family consists of six children. The family reside in Winnipeg, where Fred is engaged in the Real Estate Business.

g - Palmer Ballentine, born in Arthur, married, family consists of three children. The family reside in Vancouver, B.C.

 

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5 - Eliza Ballentine, born in Arthur June 10th 1847. Married James W.Fraser, Jan.15th, 1869 and died in Buffalo, N.Y. November 6th 1912. Her husband who was born in 1844, died March 6th 1899. Interment in Arthur, Ont.

FAMILY OF JAMES W.FRASER AND ELIZA BALLENTINE

a - Edgar Ballentine Fraser, born in Arthur in 1869 and died Feb.18th 1938. He was fatally injured in an Automobile accident in Detroit where he was associated with the Automobile Industry since 1920. He is survived by his wife, Cora B.Fraser and one son Edward B. Fraser

b - William James Fraser, born in Arthur, June 30th 1871. He was married to Josephine Mary Petyt, July 6th 1912. His wife died on March 39th 1935.

c - Jennie Mabel Fraser, born October 16th 1877: died April 25th 1879 in Arthur.

d - Alexander A. Fraser, born in Arthur, Sept. 6th, 1882. He was married to Jessie Lewis on June 30th 1909. When just a lad he removed with his parents to London, Ont. His education was received in the schools of Arthur and London. He is associated with "Christie, Brown and Company, Limited, Toronto, Ontario.

 

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6 - Lavina Ballentine, born in Arthur, June 10th 1847. She was married to James Moore-_____________ They resided in Arthur where her husband conducted a Blacksmith Business for a number of years and where he died in 1917. Mrs Moore then removed to London where she made her home with her daughter Ollie (Mrs Lionel G.Howard) at 23 McKenzie Ave. until her death Dec. 30th 1928. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery Arthur.

Family of James Moore and Lavina Ballentine

a - Herbert Moore, born in Arthur, Nove.25th 1869, and died Sept.4th 1915. He was a clerk in Tindall Bros. General Store for several years. He was characterized by integrity and uprightness of character. He was unmarried.

b - Edith Eleanor Moore, born in Arthur, Aug.8th 1871 and died in London May 25th 1933. She was an active and devoted member of the Methodist Church and later of the United Church of Canada. Interment in London.

c - Arthur R.Moore, born in Arthur, June 3rd 1873. When he grew to manhood he removed to Chicago, where he married Matilda L. Moore. Their family are :- Richard Leigh Moore, Born Dec. 26th 1907: Donald James Moore, born July 25th 1909: Margaret Louise Moore, born Jan. 21st 1914. Mrs A.R.Moore was born Feb. 23rd 1878.

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d - Adam Moore, born in Arthur, March 17th 1877. When quite young he removed to the United States. He resides in San Fransisco, California, U.S.A. He is unmarried.

e - Ollie Moore, born in Arthur _________________. Married Lionel G. Howard of London, Ont. They reside at 23McKensie Avenue, London.

f - Bertha Moore, born at Arthur, ____________________. Married Thomas J. Brown, Druggist of Milton, _____________ Her husband died in 1936. No family.

7 - Jemima Ballentine, born in Arthur, April 23rd 1850. She was married to William Peterkin of Arthur, Ont. Who conducted a General Store there for a number of years. He died at the age of 75 years. Mrs Peterkin died Jun 29th 1889 in her 40th year.

Family of William Peterkin and Jemima Ballentine

Following are the members of their family, all of whom were born in the village of Arthur, Ontario.

a - Emma Peterkin

b - William Peterkin

c - Adam Peterkin

d - Maud Peterkin

e - Bertha Peterkin, (Mrs E.S.Cleland),Meaford, Ont.

f - Lloyd Peterkin

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THE COLE FAMILY CHART

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FAMILY OF GREAT GRANDFATHER COLE AND MISS ASHCRAFT

MARGARET COLE

JANE COLE

RICHARD COLE

JAMES COLE

married

married

married

married

(Wm. Ballentine)

(Geo. Cooper)

(Miss Arnold)

(Mary Arnold)

2nd wife

Eliza Griffeth

Sarah J.Ballentine

Annie Cooper

There are several

A child by

Mary ‘ ‘

Mrs I.Mitchell

children

his 1st wife

Margaret ‘ ‘

and

in this family

Died.

Adam ‘ ‘

others I can-

There are a

Elisa ‘ ‘

not name

number in

Lavina ‘ ‘

2nd family

Jemima ‘ ‘

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SOME RECORDS OF THE COLE FAMILY

Great Grandfather Cole, with his wife and family emigrated from the County of Armagh, Ireland and settled on Concession 16 Maryborough Township, Wellington Co. They were among the early pioneers. After the death of her husband, Great Grandmother Cole lived with her son James on the homestead until her death at the age of 92 years. Have seen her as she walked from their home to Rothsay to do her shopping. She wore a poke bonnet after the fashion of the Quakers, of whom she was a descendent. Her maiden name was Ashcraft.

FAMILY OF GREAT GRANDFATHER & GREAT GRANDMOTHER COLE

I - Margaret Cole, born Sept.20th 1813 in Armagh, Ireland and died in Arthur at the home of her son-in-law James Moore in Nov.1905. Some years after the death of her husband she married Andrew Mitchell of Arthur. Before her first marriage she lived with two maiden aunts. She married William Ballentine and a few years later they migrated to Canada. After residing for a time in Mono Township they removed to Arthur, in 846.

II - Jane Cole, born in Armagh, Ireland March 10th 1822. She married George Cooper. They settled on a farm on the 16th Concession of Maryborough. There are several children in this family. I am unable to recall the names of the members of the family except Annie who married Mr Ruston and another daughter who married Isaac Mitchell after whose death she removed with her family to Dakota.

III - Richard Cole, Who was born in Armagh, came with his family to Canada and settled in the Township of Arthur where he engaged in farming. He married a miss Arnold. There were several children of whom we have no definite record. He died June 14th 1887 aged 62 years. Interment in Arthur Cemetery.

IV - James Cole, born in 1828 in Armagh, Ireland and died March 9th 1886. He migrated to Canada and settled on the 16th Concession of Maryborough where he engaged in farming until his death. He was married twice. His first wife was Mary Arnold. Some time later he married Elisa Griffeth. By this marriage there were several children. His second wife died Sept.15th 1899, aged 60 years.

 

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FAMILY OF JAMES LEWIS AND MARGARET BAILEY .

William Lewis

Robert

Sarah Lewis

Eliz’th Lewis

Jane Lewis

Anna L.Lewis

married

died

married

married

(spinster)

married

(Sarah Lewis)

in infancy

(WM.Wilson)

(Alex.Ballentine)

 

(Wm.J.Gillies)

All whose names are mentioned above were born in Armagh County, Ireland, near Portadown.

Family of Alexander Ballentine and Elizabeth Lewis

A child

A boy died

 

 

 

 

Died in infancy

quite young.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam B.

Sarah B.

R.Bailey B.

Anna B.

Alex.L.B.

Margaret

Wm.J.B.

married

(spinster)

married

(spinster)

married

(Spinster)

married

(Helen

 

(Jane Forbes)

 

 

(Eliza

(Ada Jane

Haddow)

 

Janet

 

Galloway)

 

Wood.

Alex.B.

 

Bess

 

 

Elizabeth

no family

Bessie

 

Helen

 

 

Jas. Alex

 

Mary

 

Anna W.

 

 

Jean Ord

 

Sarah

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gibson

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd marriage

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Ballentine

 

 

 

 

 

 

And

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Margaret Galloway)

 

 

 

 

 

Wilfrid L.

 

 

Note

 

 

 

Bina

 

 

Anna, Sandie, Margaret and William

 

Frances

 

 

were born in Canada. The other members

Ernie

 

 

of the family were born at Portadown, in

Dorothy

 

 

Armagh Co., Ireland.

E.Blake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOME RECORDS OF THE BALLENTINE --- LEWIS FAMILY

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I - Alexander Ballentine, was born in Armagh Co. Ireland about the year 1820. Some years after his marriage to Elizabeth Lewis they decided to emigrate to Canada in 1855. They came to Wentworth County and purchased a farm in Caistor Township, where he engaged in farming until he death about 1866, aged 46 years. The family then removed to Hamilton, where the young people were afforded opportunities in business life. Mrs Ballentine (Betsy Lewis) passed away in Sept.1895, aged 74 years.

Family of Alexander Ballentine and Elizabeth Lewis

1 - Adam Ballentine, born at Portadown, Armagh Co., Ireland in 1847. When quite young he came with his parents to Canada and settled in Caistor Township and later removed to Hamilton, where he entered upon a business career. He married Helen Haddow, who was born in 1848 and passed away in 1890. Some time after the death of his wife he was united in marriage to Margaret Galloway of Hamilton. He died on Feb.11th 1916.

Family of Adam Ballentine and Hellen Haddow

a - Alexander Lewis Ballentine, Born in 1876, married and resides in Calgary.

b - Bessie Ballentine , born in 1879, and passed away in 1895.

c - Mary Ballentine, born in 1992, married and resides with her family in Calgary.

d - Sarah Ballentine died in infancy.

e - Adam Ballentine, born in 1887, married Miss Barron. He holds a responsible position in the Customs Department in Hamilton. Their family consists of a son and daughter. Adam B. was born Feb.13th 1911 and Jean Helen was born July 28th 1919.

f - Gibson Ballentine was born in 1890 and passed away in Vancouver in June 1935.

By the second marriage there are three Sons and three daughters, viz:- Wilfrid L., Bina, Frances, Blake, Ernie and Dorothy.

2 - Sarah Ballentine, born in Ireland in 1849 and passed away many years ago.

3 - Robert Bailey Ballentine, born in Armagh Co. Ireland in 1850 and died Dec.24th 1913. He married Jane Forbes. Their family consist of four daughters: -Janet, Elizabeth, Helen and Anna Winnifred. His wife apssed away a few years ago.

4 - Annie Ballentine, born in Canada in 1856 and passed away in Hamilton June 8th 1929.

5 - Alexander Lewis Ballentine, born in Canada in 1858 and died June 5th 1925. He married Eliza Galloway and the members of the family are : - Elizabeth, Jas Alexander, who died May 2nd 1936 aged 28 years and Jean Ord.

6 - Margaret Ballentine, was born in 1862 and died August 15th 1915 in Hamilton.

7 - William John Ballentine was born in 1865, and died November 14th 1927. He married Ada Jane Wood. They resided in Hamilton where he carried on a successful Insurance business.

 

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FAMILY OF ARCHIBALD MCKEE AND MARGARET WHITESIDE

1

2

3

4

5

6

Mary Ann

John

George.

Elizabeth

Robert

Samuel

married

married

married

married

married

married

(John Hunt)

(Rebecca

(Margaret

(William

in

(Mary Loney)

 

Griffith)

Mellon)

Billings)

Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John

Robert

John

John

Mary

Margaret

William

Margaret

(adopted)

William

Hannah

in

Robert

Joesphine

 

Rebecca

John

Cassville

Thos.H.

Mary Ann

 

Lizzie

 

Wisconson

Ann Jane

Caroline

 

Rachel

 

 

Samuel C.

2nd Marriage

 

George

 

 

Herbert W.

John Hunt

 

Amelia

 

 

 

and

 

Charles

 

 

 

Susan Wilkie

 

Katie

 

 

 

JohnAlex.

Fred. W.

 

 

 

 

George

Fred. G.

 

 

 

 

 

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FAMILY OF ARCHIBALD MCKEE AND MARGARET WHITESIDE

7

8

9

10

11

Sarah

William

Margaret

Rebecca Jane

Amelia

Married

married

married

married

married

(Henry

(Rebecca

(James

(John Scott)

(Samuel

Billings)

Fletcher)

 

Scott)

Fletcher)

 

 

 

 

 

George

Samuel

Robert

no

John

William

Dorothy

John

Family

Amelia

Margaret

 

Samuel

 

 

Charles

 

Alfred

 

 

Robert

 

Lizzie

 

 

John

 

Martha

 

 

Catherine

 

Mary

 

 

Samuel

 

Aggie

 

 

Josephine

 

Archie

 

 

Herbert

 

Walter

 

 

Bessie

 

Willie

 

 

 

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FAMILY OF ARCHIBALD MCKEE AND MARGARET WHITESIDE

Archibald McKee, born in Scotland in 1795, and moved with his parents to Belfast, Ireland. He married Margaret Whiteside and shortly afterward they emigrated to the United States and settled for a time in Rochester, New York. Later they removed to Guelph, Wellington County. Mr McKee died March 9th 1877 aged 82 years.

Margaret Whiteside, born in the County of Antrim and died in Welling ton County in 1882, aged 79 years. Her mother’s maiden name was McKibbin.

Following are the members of their family:-

 

I - Mary Ann McKee, born in Rochester, New York on May 4th 1828, and died June 16th 1862. She married John Hunt in 1853. (children)

II - John McKee, born in Guelph April 4th 1830 and died Aug. 13th 1914. He married Rebecca Griffith. They had an adopted son whose name was John.

III - George McKee, born Aug.4th 1832 at Geilph and died at the age of 76 years. He married Margaret Mellon. The members of their family are: John, William, Rebecca, Lizzie, Rachel, George, Ameilia, Charles and Katie.

IV - Elizabeth McKee, born July 8th 1834 and died in 1863. She married William Billings. Their family are Mary, Hannah and John.

V - Robert McKee, born July 28th 1836. He removed to Wisconsin, U.S.A. where he was married. One daughter Margaret is mentioned as residing in Cassville Wisconsin.

VI - Samuel McKee, born in Guelph July 11th 1838, and died Jan. 2nd 1929 in his 91st years. He married Mary Loney daughter of William Loney, Luther Township. Mr McKee and family resided in Peel Township near Parker for a number of years, before he removed to Guelph. The family:- 6 sons and one daughter.

VII - Sarah McKee, born in Guelph July 14th 1840 and died in Nov. 1929 in her 90th year. The family consists of seven sons and four daughters.

 

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VIII - William McKee,, born July 18th 1842, and died May 13th 1922. He married Rebecca Fletcher. Their family are Samuel and Dorothy.

IX - Margaret McKee, born April 19th 1844 in Guelph and died July 19th 1911. She married James Scott who passed away June 19th 1931. Their family consist of seven sons and four daughters.

X - Rebecca Jane McKee, born in Guelph June 25th 1847 and died March 25th 1926. She married John Scott. After the death of Mr Scott she was again married. No family.

XI - Amelia McKee, born March 1st 1850. She married Samuel Fletcher. The family consist of a son and a daughter: John and Amelia, both of whom are married.

 

FAMILY OF JOHN HUNT AND MARY ANN MCKEE .

1 - Robert A. Hunt, born July 16th 1854. He married Annie Ironside in 1878. In Oct. 1917 he married Marie Heberly of Buffalo, N.Y. There is one daughter by the second marriage, Margaret, who was born in 1922

2 - Margaret Hunt, born April 11th 1856 and died April 26th 1915. She married Harry Tindale in the Parsonage at Wroxeter July 23rd 1890. Mr Tindale passed away in Peterborough Oct.19th 1932. Their family consist of one son and two daughters, viz:

a - Ida Tindale, born in 1891, married William Coup in Fergus July 23rd 1921. No family. They reside at Prince George, B.C.

b - Stanley Tindale, born in 1893, married Madeline R. Paterson, Sept.2nd 1924. They have two sons, Billie and Peter.

c - Edna Tindale, born in 1896, married George N. Howson, June 16th 1923. They have a daughter Donna Margaret, born June 9th 1932.

3 - Joesphine Hunt, born in 1858and died in 16 months.

4 - Mary Ann Hunt, born June 8th 1860, married Rev.J.A.McLachlan, Oct.1st 1884. The members of their family are: Nellie, Winnie (HW:Lois,)Irma, Harold and Clarence.

5 - Caroline Amelia Hunt, born June 12th 1862, and died Nov.1883. She married John McKee. Three of their children died in infancy. A son, Willie died in early manhood.

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Family of John Hunt and Susan Wilkie .

1 - John Alex. Hunt, born Dec.15th 1864. Resides in United States.

2 - Frederick George Hunt, born May 1st 1877, married Miss Ada Mckee in Fergus in Sept.1904. They have a son and daughter, Torrance is married and lives in St Catherines and have a small family. Jean is a Graduated Nurse. She married Gerald Jackson of Klora, and have a son John.

3 - George Hunt, born Aug.28th 1868 and died in his 8th year.

THE FAMILY OF SAMUEL MCKEE AND MARY LONEY .

Mary Loney, daughter of William Loney of Luther Township and wife of Samuel McKee was born April 6th 1844 and died Nov.21st 1899

1 - John McKee, born March 30th 1861 and died Dec.15th 1890. He married Mary Mckin who passed away May 9th 1930.

2 - Willaim McKee, born July 28th 1863 and died April 18th 1888. (unmarried)

3 - Robert McKee born May 2nd 1865 and died in infancy.

4 - Thos Henry Mckee, born May 25th 1866, married F.McGill.

5 - Ann Jane McKee, born March 23rd 1869, married John Place. No family.

6 - Samuel Clarence McKee, born June 18th 1870, married Miss Hohnston of St Catharines.

7 - Herbert Willard McKee, born Feb.13th 1872, and died Nov.6th 1918. He married Miss M. Blackwell of Woodstock.

FAMILY OF HENRY BILLINGS AND SARAH MCKEE. .

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1 - George Billings, (unmarried)

2 - William Billings, married S.Valentine.

3 - Margaret Billings, married Irwin Elliott.

4 - Charles Billing, married Miss Lucy

5 - Robert Billings, married Maud Little.

6 - John Billings, (deceased)

7 - Catherine Billings married Harry Litt, June 29th 1898.

8 - Sanuel Billings married Vina Hornbustle.

9 - Josephine Billings, married Thomas Cairns.

10 - Herbert Billings (married)

11 - Bessie Billings married Ed Shrard of Toronto.

 

FAMILY OF JAMES SCOTT AND MARGARET MCKEE .

1 - Robert Scott, married Agnes Douglas

2 - John Scott (deceased)

3 - Samuel Scott, (Unmarried) 4 - Alfred Scott (unmarried)

5 - Lizzie Scott, married C. Ellis, Peel Township.

6 - Martha Scott married William Bosomworth of Elora

7 - Mary Scott, married Fred Smith of Sadkatoon.

8 - Aggie Scott, married Lou Cameron of Elora.

9 - Archie Scott, married Jean Slemmon of Drayton.

10 - Walter Scott, married Eva Ford of Elora.

11 - Willie Scott, married Mamie Small of Arthur.

 

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FAMILY OF GRANDPARENTS -- ROBERT HUNT AND MARGARET HUNT. .

1

2

3

4

John Hunt

Ann Hunt

Margaret Hunt

Bamford Hunt

married

married

married

married

(Mary Ann McKee)

(Archie Vance)

(Robert Hoffman)

(Martha Vance)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert A.Hunt

John Vance

Margaret Hoffman

Mary Ann Vance

Margaret Hunt

Archie Vance

Annie Hoffman

John Vance

Josephine Hunt

Mrg’t Vance

Robert Hoffman

Margaret Vance

Mary Ann Hunt

David Vance

Amelia Hoffman

 

Caroline Hunt

Sarah Vance

 

 

 

Thomas Vance

 

 

2nd Marriage

Mary A.Vance

 

 

John Hunt

Belle Vance

 

 

And

 

 

 

(Susan Wilkie) .

 

 

 

John Alex. & Geo.Hunt

 

 

 

Fred.Wm. &Fred. Geo.Hunt

 

 

 

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FAMILY OF GRANDPARENTS -- ROBERT HUNT AND MARGARET HUNT. .

5

6

7

8

Eliza Hunt

Sarah Hunt

Jane Hunt

James Hunt

married

married

married

married

(Edward Ammeran)

(Robert.Mickleborough)

(Edward Vance)

(Margaret Burrough)

 

 

 

 

Sarah M.Ammerman

George Mickleborough

Agnes Vance

Amanda Hunt

Marg’t. Ammerman

Hannah "

 

Jennie Hunt

 

Margaret "

 

 

 

Robert

 

 

 

James

 

 

 

Ethel

 

 

 

Lily

 

 

 

Albert "

 

 

 

 

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FAMILY OF GRAND - PARENTS --- ROBERT AND MARGARET HUNT

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Robert Hunt (Grand Father) and his wife whose maiden name was Margaret Hunt, emigrated to Canada about the year 1820 and settled on a farm near Dundas, Ont. Their family consistd of three sons and five daughters. Viz:- John, Ann, Margaret, Bamford, Eliza, Sarah, Jane, James.

John Hunt, was born near Dundas, Oct.3rd 1828, and died in Fergus, Jan, 1st 1916, in his 88th year. When he was about eight years of age the family removed to a farm in the vicinity of Hespeler in Waterloo County. Some time later they again moved to a farm within five miles of Guelph. When he reached the age of eighteen he entered upon his apprenticeship as a Blacksmith, which trade he followed for half a century, during which he carried on a carriage building and Blacksmith business in Fergus.

In early life he became connected with the Methodist Church and was a faithful and devoted worker. As Leader he served the Methodist Church in Fergus for over thirty years with much acceptance. He was also actively associated with the work of the church as Trustee and Recording Steward.

As a citizen he was quite interested in the welfare of the Town and rendered effective service as a member of the Board of Education and also as member of the Town Council. His election to the office of Reeve on two different occasions is evidence of his popularity.

While in Guelph he married Mary Ann McKee, who predeceased him , June 16th 1862. He removed to Fergus and sometime after was married to Susan Wilkie, eldest daughter of the late Alexander Wilkie. She passed away in 1912. Just as the New Year of 1916 was beginning to dawn he entered into the Rest which is promised to all who love and follow Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. There were nine children of whom four survive, viz: Robert A. of Brandon, Man., Minnie,( Mrs. Rev.J.A.McLachlan) of Norwich, Ont., John A. of Colorado, U.S. and Fred. G. of Fergus. The late Mrs Harry Tindale of Arthur, ( Margaret), who passed away in the previous April was a daughter. Her death was a great grief to her aged Father.

A Public Service was held in the Methodist Church, and was in charge of the Pastor, Rev. T.L.Kerruish, assisted by Revs.J.A.Jackson of Elora and W.H.Sterne of Fergus. Interment in Belsyde Cemetery, Fergus.