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Ancestors of James Clinton Anderson


Generation No. 5


      16. Alexander Anderson277,278,278,279,280, born December 30, 1792 in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland281,282,283,284; died March 17, 1882 in South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada285,286. He was the son of 32. Alexander Anderson and 33. Helen Robertson. He married 17. Catherine Kennedy December 13, 1820 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland287.

      17. Catherine Kennedy288,289, born Abt. 1794 in Scotland290,291; died June 04, 1838 in age 44292,293.

Notes for Alexander Anderson:
1848 census, South Monaghan, Ontario. Canada National Archives film # M-5911, page 9, line 24
Alexander Anderson, lot 2, concession 2, proprietor, farmer, 8 residents total, religion all Presbyterians, natives of Scotland 2, natives of Canada 6.
Males single 14<16=2, 18<21=2, 21<30=2, married 40<60=2
Females , single 14<45=0, married 45 and upwards=2 . (note these add up to 10 in total, not 8 ) jca
(it is likely that there was only 1 male and 1 female that was over 40 and less than 60) jca
200 acres of land including 120 acres of wooded land, 60 acres of tilled land and 20 acres of pasture.
15 cattle, 4 horses, 22 sheep, and 10 hogs, also produces 50 pounds of maple sugar.
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1850 census, South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada National Archives film # M-5915, page 19, line 5
lot 2, concession 2, Alexander Anderson, farmer, 8 residents total, religion all Presbyterians,
no young children, persons native of Scotland=3, persons native of Canada=4.
Males, single 14<18=1, 18<21=1, 21<30=1, married 40<60=1
Females , single 14<30=2, married 40<60=1
200 acres of land.
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1851 census, South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada Archives film # C11740, page 17
Alexander age 58 next birthday, (so born abt. 1793? jca),
Isabella age 50 next birthday. (note: second wife for Alexander Anderson ..jca)
John Anderson, labourer, age 28
Margret Anderson, age 25
Alexander Anderson, age 23
Margaret Kinghorne, age 20
Daniel Anderson, b. Canada, age 17
1 story frame house
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1861 census, South Monaghan, Ontario, National Archives of Canada film # C1055, page 2
Alexander Anderson, farmer, b. Scotland, age 65, Isabella Anderson, born Scotland, age 64
Alexander, b. Canada, age 22, Sophia Anderson, born Canada, age 24, Elizabeth, age 2, Thomas C. age 1. living in a 1 1/2 story frame house
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1871 census,, so far unable to locate Alexander and Isabella Anderson
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1881 census, South Monaghan, Ontario, National Archives of Canada film # C13241, page 35
Alexander Anderson, b. Scotland, age 96, Jisbell? Anderson, b. Scotland, age 86 both married
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Note by James C. Anderson. Could it be that Alexander wasnt as old as he presented himself or as presented here by Miss Margaret Emberson. judging by his age on the 1851 census (58) he should have only been age 88 in the 1881 census.. How to did he get to be 96?????? jca
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The following history of the Anderson family was written to her nieces July 13, 1953 by Miss Margaret Emberson, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Emberson, of South Monaghan, Ontario. Mrs William Emberson was formerly Margaret Anderson, b. 1828, daughter of Alexander Anderson and Catherine Kennedy. WESTON, July 13, 1953

( with additional notes by Miss Hazel Anderson of Toronto , Ontario, Canada)

"Since my nieces have asked me to write what I can remember and what I have heard from my parents and people who were old when I was young ( I am now in my 87th year) I shall try to comply with their wishes. Grandfather (Alexander) Anderson and wife, Katherine Kennedy, our mother's father was a shepherd in the Highlands of Scotland and came to Canada about 1830 ( as well I as I can estimate) and settled in Lanark County. There must have been forest all around for one story told me about an experience which our Grandmother had was, one day when walking with two of her children, two little bear cubs trotted along in the path ahead of her. Of course she was frightened when the mother bear came out and followed behind her, but she quietly kept on her way and the little cubs turned off into a side path, so they were safe for the time.
      One day when Grandfather was chopping down a tree, he was struck by a limb and his leg was broken or injured so that he could not walk, and his wife carried him on her back to the house.. I understand from report that it was more than her slight frame could bear and she died not long after.. Their family were John, Duncan, Christiana, Margaret, Alexander and Daniel.. Christie was eleven and Margaret , our mother eight years with Alex and Dan younger. His brother-in-law advised him to move farther west to more fertile fields, so somehow he came to Port or Cobourg and filed a claim on the farm where Uncle Alex lived until he died.. George lives there still.
      There is a part of the history which I do not know. that is about his wife's death, if in Lanark or after coming to Monaghan. Aunt Christie told me how she and her brother Duncan used to do the family wash at the creek flowing east from the house. She said they laid the clothes on a flat rock and Duncan pounded them with a mallet to get them clean. I do not know how long it was before Grandfather met and married Mrs. Kinghorn, a widow with three children; two boys, one a stepson of 11 or 12 years; a girl, Margaret, 5 years, and Jimmie 1 or 2 years old. Her husband, John Kinghorn, was a clever man who could make small pretty trinkets. I believe he was a cabinet maker. They arrived in Montreal where the cholera was raging and was stricken and died. Mrs. K. somehow got to Port Hope and got in touch with her brother, Nichol Dodds, who farmed 5 or 6 miles north of Port Hope in Hope Township.. I never heard how the lone widow with her little flock came in contact with our widower Grandpa, but such was the case. She lived and worked in the home of James Rutherford before the second marriage. They lived on boiled peas and a dark coarse bread of some sort. There was only one white loaf made for the man of the house. Little Margaret Kinghorn did not thrive on this diet and a kind man, Richard Rutherford, brother to James took her into his home, where she fared better as to food. but there were six children. One of them, Mary, a fat chubby baby , was Margaret's special charge and was tied with a scarf on the back of the frail little girl to get an airing and sunbath. The Rutherfords were faithful, devout Presbyterians who walked to church at Centreville from their home on the farm that later Brother James and Rebecca ( who was Mary's daughter) lives on.
      One Sunday while the people went to church, Margaret was told to make a pot of soup from a sheep's head, but Mrs. Rutherford neglected to tell her how to prepare it, and the poor little girl (about 11 years) did not know she should have split it open with an axe or something as to remove brains and to cleanse it properly.. She got an undeserved scolding from the sharp tongued Jenny R. which was always remembered. That was not very good soup. Years after, Margaret was our dear stepmother, who cared fro and loved us as her own.. When Grandfather married, Christie went to work for Mr. and Mrs. Wat Riddell, whose family consisted of twins, Robert and Jenny and John, whom you will remember, Dorothy, as our Sunday School Superintendent.
      Aunt Christie told me how she managed to keep the twins out of mischief and get on with the work by placing them on the floor and putting a heavy iron on their skirts at the back. There were no play pens in those days. These folks lived in a log house, but later built a fine one of stone where Mr. and Mrs. Collins lived, which you will remember.
      The girls of those days attended a school taught by Mrs. Kerr ( by the way an ancestress of Miss Annie) where they learned the rudiments of education and also sewing and handicrafts. They spun wool for stockings, blankets and clothing. That was when the girls wore homespun dresses and were quite clever at dyeing the yarn into pretty colours. I wore a blue and red one with small checks. It was warm but scratchy. The men and boys had shirts and drawers made too. The underwear was either white or grey.
      I remember Grandfather as a kindly old man who used to take John and me on his knee together and sing his old songs in the quaint Scotch dialect, such as, "O a' the airts the wind can blow, I dearly loe the West. For there the bonnie lassie lives, the lass I love best." He could be ruthless when he was much annoyed; for instance once in the early days some little pigs belonging to his neighbours would get into his grain field. He tried to stop them, but they always found a new place to get in. So one day in a rage, he caught them one by one, beat their heads on the stone fence and threw them over on their own side. Such a thing was rare, however, for he was usually kind in his treatment of animals.
      At Christmas, brother Alex would drive to Centreville 5 1/2 miles to bring him and Grandma for the day. Uncle William and Aunt Betty Emberson too were always guests on that occasion as long as they lived. Uncle was the first of the group to go in the winter of 1874. After his death I used to stay and sleep with Aunt Betty to keep her company. One of my brothers or father would escort me to her house in the evening after supper and in the morning when one or other of them went down to feed her cow and pig, I went home again. That winter I did not attend school very regularly as the snow was deep. So John and I spent our days at home.     
      Grandmother was the next to go at 87 years, then in 1881, Auntie died. Grandfather lived another year was almost 100. The last one of that generation was Mrs. Wright, a sweet patient old lady, Aunt Betty's sister who lived in a little log house across the pasture at north east end of the pond. About the time of Auntie's death, she fell and dislocated her hip, but her friends did not realize this and for 2 or 3 weeks she lay in bed without the doctor, who said the cup of the joint had filled with jelly and he could not the put the joint back in place. She lived 4 years, a helpless invalid, cared for by her two daughters, Grace and Mrs. Montgomery. She was a beautiful old woman whose face was framed in a white cap with frills around it, kept immaculate and spotless, really angelic in her patience and suffering. While she was able to be about her work, she used to keep a watchful eye over her grandchildren, the Montgomery children, and us when we would go near the old house in the pasture field where an open well just covered with boards afforded her household with water. She had queer Irish superstitions and used to frighten us youngsters away from the vicinity of the well by saying there was an old man in the old house. She believed in ghosts and fairies and once when her husband in Ireland was walking home on a dark night, the fairies caught him and knocked him down when he was getting over the stile. I was so impressed by these tales I told father, who assured me they were just myths of Mrs. Wright's fancy. As I have stated she was the last of the old people with whom we were closely associated in our childhood and the memories of them are dear to me, for it brings back the day when I roamed barefooted through the green fields and woods with my brothers Robert and John.

This is the record of the Andersons.
Alexander and Katherine Kennedy- first wife.
Alexander and Mrs. Kinghorne- nee Isabella Dodds- second wife.

Eldest son- John and wife Margaret Gillanders and family-
      John and Margaret lived at Paudash Lake later.
      Isabella (Mrs. A. Trotter)
      Lauchlin- Duncan- Donald- John.

Note- There were two others in the above family that have not been noted here. They were Alexander, the eldest who was drowned, and William, the youngest, ( this note is by Hazel Anderson)

Second son- Duncan and wife Ann Rutherford- went to Dakota.     
      William, Dick- Jane- Katie-- Alex-- Jack- Jimmy- Joseph R.

Third son- Alex and wife Sophie Tait.
      Elizabeth- Tom- Alf-. -Alex- Carrie- Sophie- Fred- George- Ernest- (lives near R. Finlay)
      (George lives on the old homestead)

Daniel and Ann Jane Moncrief.
      Alex- Dave- Dan- William- John- Jim- Isabella (Mrs Hamilton)- Katie- (Mrs J. Quinn)

NOTE- there were three others not noted here- They were Jane-, Margaret ( Mrs Moffat) and Christiana
      (this note is by Hazel Anderson)

      Christie and Joseph Dawson-
      Alex- Jack- Jim- Joe- Ed- Katie- (Waterman) Martha-(Beebe)

Kate's family..      Ethel- John- Janet- Joe- Helen- Kathleen

Martha's family..      3 sons- Dawson- George- Harold

Gerald is the only living son of Alfred A.

George has 2 daughters- Jessie (Mrs R. Robinson) and Jean (Mrs W. Varcoe), He has one son, Charles."

_________________end of letter from Miss Margaret Emberson.__________

NOTE- My records show that George Cameron Anderson had also an daughter Olive, but not a son Charles.. Charles was the son of Edmund Ernest Anderson. (note by Hazel Anderson)

FINAL NOTE BY HAZEL ANDERSON
      Regarding the place of Catherine Kennedy Anderson's death, we have some support for the theory that it was in South Monaghan after their removal from Beckwith Township. We base this on the search in the Archives in Toronto which gives the information that the youngest son, Daniel was born in South Monaghan, and also the fact that Catherines's name appears on the tombstone in Centreville Cemetery. (S. Monaghan)

Notes: as per A Family History Of Some Of The Descendents Of Alexander Anderson and Catherine Kennedy by Hazel Anderson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1976)

(Regarding the family of Alexander Anderson and Catherine Kennedy:)

"All of the above family from John to Daniel were born in Beckwith Twp, Ont. with the possible exception of Daniel, who may have been born in South Monaghan after the family moved up there from Beckwith Twp. The parents were apparently born in Scotland. They (the Parents) came out here in the early 1820's and settled first in Beckwith and then were persuaded by a brother of Catherine Kennedy's to come up to S. Monaghan where he had some better farmingland. In Beckwith they had become acquainted with several other famlies who had come from England and perhaps Ireland and Scotland. Some of their names were Gillanders, Rutherfords, Dawsons and Embersons. These neighbours decided to come up to S. Monaghan with the Andersons and in course of time, marriages took place between these families. "

These are the baptismal dates for some of the above family members:
John            May 11-1823
Duncan            Feb 27-1825
Margaret            May 18-1829
Alexander      Nov. 7-1830

Note- Baptismal records in the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City show an ALEXANDER ANDERSON, who was the eldest son of ALEXANDER ANDERSON and HELEN ROBISON who was baptized on Dec. 30- 1792. We presume this was our ALEXANDER (1) at the top of this page, but have no conclusive proof.. The details of this family appear on another page herewith."
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Extracts from the letter from Hazel Anderson to James C. Anderson July 31, 1976
regarding the Anderson monument at the cemetery in S. Monaghan Ontario.

"Gerald has given me the following details from said monument;

North side of monument-      Margaret, daughter of Alexander Jr. age 5 years. died July 14, 1875     
           
East side-            Alexander died Mar 17-1882 age 97 yrs. Perthshire
                  Catherine Kennedy died June 4- 1838- age 44 yrs.
                  Isabella, died May 25-1881- age 87 yrs

South side-            Sophie Tait -wife of Alexander died Jan 28- 1902 age 67 yrs
                  Alexander, died July 9, 1910- aged 79"                 
                 
"P.S. With regard to Duncan and Ann's removal from S. Monagan to N. Dakota, I have been informed that their eldest son, William went there first, and eventually the rest of the family followed, with one exception. A daughter Ann Jane, who remained in Ontario. Some of the family later moved back to Canada and settled in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Alex (1) and Catherine came from Crieff, Scotland"
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Note: by James Clinton Anderson of Kelowna B.C. Nov 10, 2000

In the text of the letter included in these notes written by Margaret Emberson she says:
"Grandmother was the next to go at 87 years, then in 1881, Auntie died. (This would have been Christiana Anderson ), Grandfather lived another year was almost 100."

"The calculated birth date from Alexander Anderson's cemetery memorial.. died March 17, 1882 ..age 97 years would be 1785 but this does not agree with the documented age of Alexander on either the 1848, 1850 or 1851 census from S. Monaghan, Ontario which would indicate a birth date of about 1792. note by jca.. February 17, 2001.
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Dear cousins,

The oldest proven ancestors carrying the Anderson name for our little band of Andersons was Alexander Anderson. He married Cathrine Kennedy in 1820 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
(ref LDS IGI files )
Within two years of his marriage they can be found in Ontario, Canada, where hopefully they could enjoy better conditions to start raising their young family.
Some serious attempts have been made to trace our Alexander and Cathrine to families in Perthshire, Scotland. A trip was made to Scotland in 1979 by cousin Alistair J. Anderson of Calgary, Alberta to further research the family of Alexander Anderson and Helen (or Elin ) Robison. They did have a son Alexander that was baptized on Dec 30, 1792 in Crieff, Perthshire. ( note Crieff is a larger town just a seven miles east of the small town of Comrie)

See a map of the towns of Perthshire with the following link to the www.
http://www.scottish-towns.co.uk/perthshire/

Other siblings of Alexander Anderson and Helen ( Elin) Robison or Robertson were John, Christian, Margaret, Robert, Elizabeth, Helen and Duncan.
This family had been reported earlier by cousin Allan Anderson of Orem, Utah.

In a letter to myself around 1980 an elderly cousin of ours Miss Hazel Anderson of Toronto stated that Alexander Anderson and wife Catherine came from Crieff, Scotland.. My father (Earl C. Anderson) also told me that it was handed down from previous generations that our family had come from Crieff in Scotland..

The evidence of our Alexander being born in 1785 plus or minus 1 year, however is quite strong, as indicated both on the cemetery monument in S. Monaghan, Ontario which reads "Alexander Anderson , died 17 March, 1882, age 97, Perthshire" and also the story written in 1953 by Miss Margaret Emberson which states that "grandfather died 1882 was almost 100"
However, the 1851 census record for South Monaghan , page 16 , says "Alexander Anderson, age 58".
This would indicate a birth date of about 1792. The census records for 1848 and 1850 also indicate that Alexander Anderson was born after 1789.

I hope that further research can positively identify either this family or another one as our definite ancestors from Crieff or Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.

James Anderson
Dec 8, 2000
Kelowna , B.C.
jimander@home.com
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Comrie, Perthshire - A small summer resort located on the River Earn, in Strathearn, near Loch Earn, at the eastern end of which lays St. Fillan's. The White Church of Comrie dates from 1805, the steeple being by John Stewart. To the north of Comrie is Glen Lednock, with its falls, and to the south is Glen Artney, the two glens facing each other across the Highland "fault," which has given rise at various times, notably in 1839, to minor earthquake shocks in this district. Comrie is composed of three distinct villages, Comrie proper on the north bank of the River Earn, The Ross at the junction of the Rivers Earn and Ruchill, and Dalginross to the south of the River Earn. An excellent book "About Comrie" by C. Gordon Booth has recently been published which describes this village.
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Dear cousins,
I believe that we now have enough information to better establish the date
of birth of Alexander Anderson, our oldest confirmed Anderson progenitor.
The calculated date of birth from all the various sources obtained so far
are as follows:

1: S. Monaghan cemetery monument: died Mar 17, 1882, age 97 yrs =1785
2 Letter from Miss Margaret Emberson died "allmost 100" =perhaps 1785
3: 1881 census age 96 =1785
3 1871 census not yet found
4: 1861 census age 64 at next birthday =1796
5 1851 census age 58 at next birthday =1792
6 1850 census age less than 60 =after 1791
7 1848 census age less than 60 =after 1789

It is my considered opinion that the ages that are recorded earlier in a
person's life are likely to be more accurate than the the calculated ages
that are made in ones advanced years. The first three census takings (1848,
1850 and 1851) at least are consistant with each other with the later census
takings showing a high variance in both directions from the earlier ones.
Note that from 1851 to 1881 , Alexander has somehow aged 38 years. This is
in spite of the 1851 census being taken late and not completing until 1852.
Perhaps in a man's later life there is a tendency to unconsciously
exaggerate one's age and therefore wisdom.. (Personally , I try to use this
tactic as well, unfortunately without success).
The age inscribed on the cemetery monument in S. Monaghan would have been
obtained from Alexander personally in the last few years of his life,
without benefit of any recorded information such as a birth certificate or
other documentation that is taken for granted today. And as such, should
not be considered to be any more accurate than the age that he gave at the
1881 census.
In conclusion, unless further evidence comes to light I believe that a
reasonable birth date for Alexander Anderson, died March 17, 1882 in S.
Monaghan, Ontario, would be about 1792, not 1785.

your cousin,
James C. Anderson.
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A search through the Old Parochial Register from Comrie for this time period (LDS film # 1040075) so far reveals only the marriage record of Alexander Anderson and Cathrine Kennedy on 13 December, 1820.
No children by this marriage have yet been found in Scotland, hinting that the couple have left the country.
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More About Alexander Anderson:
Burial: Centreville, South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada

Notes for Catherine Kennedy:
Alexr. ANDERSON Sex: M                              
                             
Marriage(s):                        
Spouse: Cathrine KENNEDY
Marriage: 13 Dec 1820
Comrie, Perth, Scotland

Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
M113415 1820-1855 1040075 Film 6901891 Film

This marriage record from the LDS IGI files is the ONLY marriage record found on the IGI files (International Genealogical Index) between an Alexander Anderson and a Catherine or Cathrine Kennedy
in the entire British Isles within +/- 20 years of 1820.
Comrie is a village 7 miles west of Crieff , Perthshire, Scotland.
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Scottish Church Records: courtesy the LDS church on compact disk.

Cathrine Kennedy,, christened 9 FEb, 1801 in Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland.
parents: John Kennedy and Janet McLaren
source: microfilm # 1040075

Oddly enough this christening and those of her siblings do NOT show up in the LDS IGI Files........??
Seems to be too young but right name ,, right village..
I examined the original LDS film #1040075 and found this record along with the christening records of the other children of John Kennedy and Janet McLaren.. jca.
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The Old Parochial Church records from the LDS family research centre shows only the one Kennedy family in Comrie, Perthshire at this time and can be found on the CD disk entitled "Scottish Church Records 1995 edition". The original entries are also found on the LDS microfilm # 1040075

parents: John Kennedy and Janet McLaren., married 5 March, 1792, Comrie, Perthshire

children.      Janet Kennedy. c. 3 Feb 1793 , Comrie, Perthshire
      Margaret Kennedy c. 26 April 1795, Comrie
      Duncan Kennedy c. 7 April, 1799, Comrie
      Cathrine Kennedy c. 9 Feb, 1801, Comrie
      John Kennedy c. 18 Sept, 1803, Comrie

And the marriage record of Cathrine Kennedy and Alexander Anderson, 13 Dec, 1820, Comrie
was also found on the LDS microfilm # 1040075.
If this is the correct Cathrine Kennedy , then she would be younger than the cemetery monument in South Monaghan, Ontario would lead us to believe. However, a marriage in 1820 at an age of almost 20 seems reasonable enough. Also , a marriage of 1820 would fit well with the first children appearing in Canada in 1822.
Also, a search in the Scottish Church Records for any children for Cathrine and Alexander turned up NOTHING..
So the conclusion can be made that this couple left the country. Again, this all sounds reasonable. They got married in Scotland and emigrated to Canada.
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More About Catherine Kennedy:
Burial: Centreville, South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada
     
Children of Alexander Anderson and Catherine Kennedy are:
  i.   John Anderson294, born April 23, 1822 in Beckwith twp, Ontario294; died June 18, 1899 in Cardiff Twp, Ontario294; married Margaret Gillanders October 27, 1852 in South Monaghan, Ontario; born December 25, 1831 in Rosshire, Scotland; died December 30, 1898 in Cardiff twp, Ontario.
  Notes for John Anderson:
Notes: as per A Family History Of Some Of The Descendents Of Alexander Anderson and Catherine Kennedy by Hazel Anderson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (1976)

"All of the above family from John to Daniel were born in Beckwith Twp, Ont. with the possible exception of Daniel, who may have been born in South Monagan after the family moved up there from Beckwith Twp. The parents were apparently born in Scotland. They (the Parents) came out here in the early 1820's and settled first in Beckwith and then were persuaded by a brother of Catherine Kennedy's to come up to S. Monaghan where he had some better farmingland. In Beckwith they had become acquainted with several other famlies who had come from England and perhaps Ireland and Scotland. Some of their names were Gillanders, Rutherfords, Dawsons and Embersons. These neighbours decided to come up to S. Monaghan with the Andersons and in course of time, marriages took place between these families. "

"These are the baptismal dates for some of the above family members:
John            May 11-1823
Duncan            Feb 27-1825
Margaret            May 18-1829
Alexander      Nov. 7-1830

Note- Baptismal records in the Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City show an ALEXANDER ANDERSON, who was the eldest son of ALEXANDER ANDERSON and HELEN ROBISON who was baptized on Dec. 30- 1792. We presume this was our ALEXANDER (1) at the top of this page, but have no conclusive proof.. The details of this family appear on another page herewith."

  More About John Anderson:
Burial: Paudash Cemetery, Ontario

  Notes for Margaret Gillanders:
Note: the Gillanders family can be found on the 1851 census for South Monaghan, Ontario.
Canadian National Archives film C11740.
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  8 ii.   Duncan Richard Anderson, born February 05, 1824 in Beckwith twp, Ontario; died January 13, 1905 in Nash Twp., Walsh Cty., ND, USA; married Ann Jane Rutherford December 13, 1851 in S. Monaghan, Ontario, Canada.
  iii.   Christiana Anderson295,296,297,298,299, born December 14, 1826 in Beckwith twp, Ontario300,301; died December 25, 1892 in South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada; married Joseph Dawson Abt. 1849 in South Monaghan, Ontario302; born March 29, 1825 in South Monaghan, Ontario303,304; died February 07, 1907 in South Monaghan, Ontario.
  Notes for Christiana Anderson:
The following history of the Anderson family was written to her nieces July 13, 1953 by Miss Margaret Emberson, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Emberson, of South Monaghan, Ontario. Mrs William Emberson was formerly Miss Margaret Anderson, daughter of Alexander Anderson and Catherine Kennedy Anderson. WESTON, July 13, 1953

" When Grandfather married, Christie went to work for Mr. and Mrs. Wat Riddell, whose family consisted of twins, Robert and Jenny and John, whom you will remember, Dorothy, as our Sunday School Superintendent.
      Aunt Christie told me how she managed to keep the twins out of mischief and get on with the work by placing them on the floor and putting a heavy iron on their skirts at the back. There were no play pens in those days. These folks lived in a log house, but later built a fine one of stone where Mr. and Mrs. Collins lived, which you will remember."

  Notes for Joseph Dawson:
1881 census, S. Monaghan, Ontario, National Archives of Canada, film # C-13241, page 19
Joseph Dawson, b. Ontario, age 55, married
Christiana Dawson, b. Ontario, age 54 , married
James Dawson age 22, Catherine Dawson age 24, Martha E. age 21, Joseph A. age 17, Edmond age 13
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  More About Joseph Dawson:
Burial: Dawson Cemetery, South Monaghan, Ontario

  iv.   Margaret Anderson305,306,307, born February 14, 1828 in Beckwith, Ontario308,309,310; died June 02, 1869 in South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada; married William Emberson November 17, 1852 in South Monaghan, Ontario; born January 22, 1822 in Ireland311,312.
  Notes for William Emberson:
1861 Census, S. Monaghan , Ontario. National Archives of Canada film # C1055, page 18
William Emberson, farmer, b. Ireland, Methodist, age 38
Margret Emberson, age 32
Thomas age 8, Alexander age 5, James age 1
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1881 census, S. Monaghan, Ontario, National Archives of Canada film # C- 13241, page 12
William Emberson, b. Ireland, age 59, married
Margret Emberson, b. Scotland, age 52, married
7 children, Thomas through to John
plus James Emberson, age 61, b. Ireland.. a brother perhaps.. jca
why is Margret . born in Scotland, I was sure she was born in Beckwith twp, Ontario.. must check ..jca
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  More About William Emberson:
Burial: Dawson Cemetery, South Monaghan, Ontario

  v.   Alexander Anderson313, born August 16, 1830 in Beckwith twp, Ontario314; died July 09, 1910 in at age 79315; married Sophia Tate; born Abt. 1835 in Canada316; died January 28, 1902 in age 67317.
  Notes for Alexander Anderson:

Extracts from the letter from Hazel Anderson to James C. Anderson July 31, 1976
regarding the Anderson monument at the cemetery in S. Monagan Ontario.

"Gerald has given me the following details from said monument;

North side of monument-      Margaret, daughter of Alexander Jr. age 5 years. died July 14, 1875     
           
East side-            Alexander died Mar 17-1882 age 97 yrs. Perthshire
                  Catherine Kennedy died June 4- 1838- age 44 yrs.
                  Isabella, died May 25-1881- age 87 yrs

South side-            Sophie Tate-wife of Alexander died Jan 28- 1902 age 67 yrs
                  Alexander, died July 9, 1910- aged 79"           
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1871 census, S. Monaghan, Ontario, National Archives of Canada, film # C9986, page 26
Alexander Anderson, farmer, b. Ontario, Scottish, age 40
Sophia Anderson, age 35
Elizabeth age 12, Thomas age 10, Alfred age 8, Alexander age 6, Caroline age 4, Margret age 3/12
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1881 census. S. Monaghan, Ontario, National Archives of Canada, film # C-13241, page 40
Alexander Anderson, b. Ontario, age 49, Sofiah, age 45
Elizabeth M. age 21, Thomas, age 19, Alfred age 17, Alexander age 16, Caroline age 13,
Frederick, age 7, George C. age 5, Sofiah T. age 3
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  More About Alexander Anderson:
Burial: S. Monaghan, Ontario318

  More About Sophia Tate:
Burial: South Monagan, Ontario318

  vi.   Daniel Anderson319, born August 08, 1832 in South Monaghan, Ontario320; died August 13, 1921 in Smith Twp, Ontario; married Ann Jane Moncrief in Douro, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada321; born July 12, 1833321; died February 12, 1911 in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada321.
  Notes for Daniel Anderson:
Name information from marriage record of Son, David ANDERSON and Ada
BOULTON
Film #1870218 record 009682
Birth Year from 1901 Census E. Peterborough, Douro Twp. Film #1843573

  More About Daniel Anderson:
Burial: Peterborough, Ontario

  Notes for Ann Jane Moncrief:
[17607.ged]
Name info from marriage record of son, ANDERSON David and BOULTON Ada Film
#1870218 Record 009682
Birth Date from 1901 Ontario Census E. Peterborough, Douro Twp.
Film #1843573
Death Date from Ontario Deaths Film #1854824, record 25527
Childrens Names and birth dates gathered from 1871, 1881 and 1901 Census of
E. Peterborough, Douro Twp. Films 349180, 1465788, 1843573 respectively


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