Hi. I'm searching for info (and willing to share info) on the following family.
John Ferns, b. Bet. 1820 - 1823 (most likely Ireland, Co. Clare maybe, but could have been Scotland), d. September 1849 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.Immigrated in the 1830s.
John Ferns married Catherine Shannon (b. Bef. 1823 ?, d. 1844 in Montreal).
Children of John Ferns and Catherine Shannon included:
Margaret Ferns, b. Ca. 1836, d. June 22, 1900 John Ferns, b. ?, d. May 06, 1919 (not sure that this is a son)
Margaret Ferns, m. Thomas Sexton (b. Ca. 1832) on Jan. 12, 1857 in Montreal.
Children of Margaret Ferns and Thomas Sexton include: Katherine Sexton Maude Sexton Estelle Flornece Sexton Hanry William Sexton Agnes E. Sexton Marie Louise Sexton Alice Sexton Gertrude Mary Harlina Sexton
I have come across a couple of other John Ferns (in case it might help anyone) as follows:
Found a John Ferns who emigrated 9/6/1831 on ship Francis from Scotland: Male 22 years old spinner Nat Arch series M237, Microfilm 15, List 248
Found a John Ferns age 30 arrived in New Brunswick in 1847, src. A Chronicle of Irish Emigration to St John New Brunswick St. John: The New Brunswick Museum page 40