The following is as near as I can gather of our ancestoral line.I have details on some of the lines, and virtually none on the others.NOTE the McCallum transformation is based purely on conjecture and is, as yet, totally unconfirmed.See the 'story' below for it's origins.If anyone can shed some light on any of these lines, I would be grateful.
111 John McCallum
222a John Airth (nee McCallum)
222b James Airth (nee McCallum) (See below)
Children of John Airth (222a)
222b James Airth b C1791 SC d C1865 Waterloo ON married Catherine (Annie?) Rainie b ? d C1864.
Charles Airth C Aug 28, 1819
Elizabeth Hay Airth B Jan 28, 1821
James Hay Airth B June 10, 1823 (see below)
Anne A. Hay Airth b Feb 10, 1825
Christian Jamieson Airth b Aug 15, 1826
James Hay Airth B Jun 10, 1823 Fyvie, Aberdeen SC D Mar 9, 1911 married Isabella Hope b Mar 23, 1823 on Nov 3, 1847.The Airth's appear to have emmigrated to Canada in 1864.
Helen Nair Airth b Apr 14, 1847 (M Charles Garden)
James Airth b Oct 20, 1852 Doon, Wilmot Twp ON (See Below)
Robert Hope Airth B Nov 6, 1854
William Hope Airth b Apr 21, 1856
George Hope Airth b Feb 9, 1859 D Feb 9, 1859
George Hope Airth b July 20, 1860 D Oct 10, 1860
Annie Rennie Airth b Oct 14, 1861 D Sept 2, 1864
Elizabeth Hope Airth b CMar 11, 1864
James Airth B Oct 20, 1852 Doon, Wilmot Twp ON married Caroline Appleyard B Feb 7, 1865 Linwood, Carrick Twp ON
James Henry Airth b July 18, 1883 Woodlands MB (M. Alice Vincent)
Mary Isobel Airth b Jun 3, 1885 Woodlands MB (M William Embree)
Caroline Airth b Mar 1, 1887 Woodlands MB (M Wm Henderson Staten Jr.)
Robert Hope Airth b Nov 22, 1888 Stonewall MB (M Bessie Piddock)
Alexander Airth b Feb 25, 1891 Stonewall MB (M Gwendoline Bowman)
Ellen Airth b Feb 18, 1893 Stonewall MB (M Thomas H Brash)
Bessie Airth b Apr 30, 1895 Stonewall MB (M1 Franklin R Kennie M2 Garfield S. Mohr)
Annie "Maw" Airth b Feb 24, 1898 Stonewall MB (M Alexander Calder Green)
Ida Jane Airth b Oct 28, 1899 Stonewall MB (M Leonard Funk)
William Airth b Apri 21, 1901 Stonewall MB (M Grace ?)
According to a letter of March 6, 1917 from Helen Airth Garden to her neich Caroline Airth Staten "In 1745, John McCallum, owner of the Airth Estate, took some part in the Stuart Rebellion, and fled with his wife and two of his sons to Aberdeenshire.He and his wife were protected by a small land owner - James Hay.Or may have been Sir James Hay.In the meantime, the Airth Estate had been given to a Loyal Supporter wupposed to a man by the name of Graham, but John McCallum, with others, was offered his pardon on condition that he would take the Oath of Allegiance.He decided to accept, and went on his way th the own of Sterling to take the Oath, called by Invitation at the Airth Castle, and was never heard of again.His wife, receiving no word from her husband, left her two sons in care of the Hays, and going to Airth Castle, she dissappeared also.
The Hays kept the boys and named them John and James Airth.John, the eldest, had three sons, William, Alexander and John.These it is believed, were born after he settled at Waterloo, Ontario.
James Airth was apprenticed as a wheelwright, and for a number of years worked his trade on the Hay Estate.With his wife Annie Rennie and childrenm, he settled in Waterloo County, Ontario.Two sons were born to them.Charles, the eldest, died without family, and James Hay Airth was the second son..
Now about the Airth Estate.It seems so long ago since the Airths lost it I am afraid it will never be redeemed, and if everybody had their own your father would be the Earl of Airth.When Robert was overseas, he took a short visit to Airth, and the present owner were two old maids who lived in Sterling, which is eight miles from Airth.'
How much of this is wishful thinking and how much is fact, is anybody's guess at present.This is simply how it was presented to us.We also have stories that the two boys were shipped off to Canada under the assumed names, for their protection.It is interesting to note that she says the McCallums fled 'with two of their sons', implying they possibly had more than two."Your Father" would refer to James Airth, who married Caroline Appleyard.
Again, anyone with any information or leads which I can follow, I shall be forever in your debt.