My ggg-gf & gm were Kenneth MATHISON and Ann ROSS, both born on the Isle of Skye abt. 1800-1810.They had 5 kids: Alexander (b. abt. 1837), Margaret (my gg-gm, b. abt 1840), Catherine (b. abt. 1843), Angus (b. abt. 1845-1847), and Henrietta (b. abt. 1850).The family moved from Scotland to Belle Creek, Prince Edward Island, abt. 1840-1842, and from there to Puslinch Twp., Wellington Co., Ontario in about 1850.Ann and her infant child died abt. 1853-1855. Kenneth was a stone mason. After Ann died, he moved with the children (other than Alexander) from Puslinch to Whitby Twp., Ontario Co., Ont., where they were living in 1861.In 1871 he was living in Eldon Twp., Victoria Co. with Lottie & Henrietta.He d. in abt. 1872.
Alexander left home abt. 1855, went to Chicago abt. 1859, and then to Freeport, Ill., enlisted in the Union Army in 1861, served throughout the war (being wounded in the leg and captured in Georgia in 1864), and married Mary GALPIN in Freeport in 1865.They moved first to Iowa and then settled in Letcher, Sanborn Co., S.D. in about 1880.They had two children (incl. son Frank MATHISON m. Bertha MILLS), and many of their descendants are now scattered around the western U.S.
Margaret m. my gg-gf John THOMSON in 1865, and lived with him on the Thomson farm in Pickering Twp., Ontario Co. until 1877, whhen they moved to another farm at Leith, Sydenham Twp., Grey Co., Ont.They left the farm in abt. 1905, and moved to Owen Sound, Grey Co.She d. in Owen Sound in abt. 1925.
Catherine (Kate) m. Samuel TRIPP in abt. 1865, had a daughter Charlotte (Lottie) and died shortly afterward.Lottie was raised first by her grandfather Kenneth and then by John & Margaret THOMSON.
Angus apparently also enlisted in the Union Army at age 16, was wounded, and died relatively young.
Henrietta did not marry as a young woman, and after Kenneth died she lived with John and Margaret THOMSON and their family.After Margaret died, she and John were married in 1926.She d. in Owen Sound in abt. 1933.