CROSBIE/MCDOUGALL/GOULD

 

JamesCrosbie married Margaret ?

Abt 1800 in New Lanark, Scotland

Died April 10 , 1858               Died April 19, 1846

 

They came to Canada in 1827 with their 2 sons, James and John, James’ wife Agnes, and their infant son James.  John never married.

 

James Crosbie II married Agnes (Jean) Gould

Abt 1825 in Scotland

Died May 20, 1894                        Died November 12, 1887

 

They had 3 children: James, Jane and Ellen.

 

James Crosbie III married Jane Gold Richmond

March 28, 1856, Presbyterian Church, McDonald’s Corners

Died June 6, 1912                                     Died  February 25, 1908

 

They had 8 children:  James, Marion, William, John, George, Jennie, Ellen and Isobel (Isabella)

 

Jane came to Canada in 1847…at a different time than James III.  She was an orphan and at age 12 she left Glasgow, Scotland, (with only her 10 year sister) and

came to Canada to live with her aunt in Middleville.

 

George Salmon Crosbie married Lillian Scott McDougall

November 18,1908

Died March 15, 1949                                     Died December 13, 1940

 

They had 3 children: James, Marion and Mary (Agnes).  Lillian had another son as well named Levi.

George and his family lived on the Crosbie homestead.

 

Marion Crosbie (our Grandmother) had a son, Donald Vernon Crosbie, born at Grace Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario.  In 1936 being unmarried with a child was not an easy

cross to bear and wanting the best for her son, she agreed to a private adoption.  Rev. Ellis Doughty & Clara Pauline Snelgrove adopted Donald when he was 3 weeks old.

  At the time of his birth, Rev. Snelgrove was the minister at the Middleville/Hopetown/Rosetta United Churches so Marion visited him when he was an infant.  After his adoption

his name was changed to John Morgan Snelgrove (nickname ‘Buddy’). The Snelgrove’s, being the loving people they were, ensured that Marion was kept abreast of her son’s life

 through occasional visits and notes from the Snelgrove family.  In fact, the Snelgrove’s even sent a copy of John’s wedding announcement to Marion! 

 

Marion eventually married (September 20, 1941) William Stewart and they had one son.  William was killed in WWII in Holland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JamesCrosbie married Margaret ?

Abt 1800 in New Lanark, Scotland

Died April 10 , 1858               Died April 19, 1846

 

They came to Canada in 1827 with their 2 sons, James and John, James’ wife Agnes, and their infant son James.  John never married.

 

James Crosbie II married Agnes (Jean) Gould

Abt 1825 in Scotland

Died May 20, 1894                        Died November 12, 1887

 

They had 3 children: James, Jane and Ellen.

 

James Crosbie III married Jane Gold Richmond

March 28, 1856, Presbyterian Church, McDonald’s Corners

Died June 6, 1912                                     Died  February 25, 1908

 

They had 8 children:  James, Marion, William, John, George, Jennie, Ellen and Isobel (Isabella)

 

Jane came to Canada in 1847…at a different time than James III.  She was an orphan and at age 12 she left Glasgow, Scotland, (with only her 10 year sister) and came to Canada to live with her aunt in Middleville.

 

George Salmon Crosbie married Lillian Scott McDougall

November 18,1908

Died March 15, 1949                                     Died December 13, 1940

 

They had 3 children: James, Marion and Mary (Agnes).  Lillian had another son as well named Levi.

George and his family lived on the Crosbie homestead.

 

Marion Crosbie (our Grandmother) had a son, Donald Vernon Crosbie, born at Grace Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario.  In 1936 being unmarried with a child was not an easy cross to bear and wanting the best for her son, she agreed to a private adoption.  Rev. Ellis Doughty & Clara Pauline Snelgrove adopted Donald when he was 3 weeks old.  At the time of his birth, Rev. Snelgrove was the minister at the Middleville/Hopetown/Rosetta United Churches so Marion visited him when he was an infant.  After his adoption his name was changed to John Morgan Snelgrove (nickname ‘Buddy’). The Snelgrove’s, being the loving people they were, ensured that Marion was kept abreast of her son’s life through occasional visits and notes from the Snelgrove family.  In fact, the Snelgrove’s even sent a copy of John’s wedding announcement to Marion! 

 

Marion eventually married (September 20, 1941) William Stewart and they had one son Kenneth.  William was killed in WWII in Holland.

 

 
Barr/Paul/Kerr/Rankin/Ferguson/Moss

 

Isabella Barr was born on April 12, 1837 at Govan, Scotland.  She was the daughter of Robert Barr and Agnes Galbraith. 

At the age of 5 years (1842) she immigrated to Canada with her parents and eventually settled at Barr’s Clearance near Lavant Station.

Isabella married her cousin Robert Barr shortly after their marriage they moved to Howick, Ontario with Robert’s brother, James.

 The two brothers worked in the lumber trade there but while taking out logs, Robert was killed.  A short while after Robert’s death,

Isabella moved make to Lavant with her one year old son, Peter.  They lived with her brother Peter on a farm in Dalhousie until Isabella

married John S. Paul.

 

John Paul was a widower who had two daughters from his previous marriage.  Isabella and John moved to an area near Lavant Station

called “Paul’s Land” (later known as Poland).  Besides Peter (Isabella’s son) and John’s daughters, Jane & Janet, they had eight more

children:  Agnes, Margaret, Christina, Isabella, Mary, Robert, James (died at 5 yrs),  and a baby that died in infancy.

 

Isabella died at the age of 92 on January 10th, 1929.  She had become blind and lived her final years spending time with each of her children.

 Her husband, John Paul, died April 11th, 1902.

 

Isabella & John’s eldest daughter, Agnes, was born December 3rd, 1862 and married James Rankin on December 28th, 1882.

 

Peter Kerr, (b. 1784, Scotland) immigrated to Canada with his wife Margaret (Ford)(b.1782) and their children: Isabella, John, Margaret, Peter, Elizabeth and Mary. 

Their daughter Isabella (b.March 19, 1804) married William Rankin (b. Abt 1802) in Lanark, Ontario.  Ten children were born to Isabella and William (Margaret, Peter,

Elizabeth, Isabelle, Mary, William Jr., Grace, Agnes, Emily and John).  Grace Rankin was born on December 22, 1841 at Hopetown, Ontario.  Grace met a boy when she

was a young girl she met a man and had a son named James Rankin.  James was born on January 13th, 1860 in Drummond Township, Lanark, Ontario.  He and his

mother lived with her parents & siblings until Grace eventually married Charles Connors in about 1864.  After Grace’s marriage James lived with Charles & Grace part

of the time but he still lived with his grand-parents much of his youth.  He married the girl next door to his grandparents, Agnes Paul.

 

James Rankin & Agnes Paul had 10 children:  Isabella Jane (Cyril Wilkins), William Henry (Henrietta Larocque & Winnifred Smith), Ida Mae (Mervyn Evans),

Agnes Nina (Thomas Ferguson), Christena Elvarita (John Stewart), John Scott (Unknown Miller & Elizabeth Hughes), Margaret Elsie (Wesley Sheets),

James Earl (Katherine Elliott & Eva Gordon), Mervyn Paul (Ina Luella Traill), and Rena Estelle (William Warren).  James & Agnes went out west for a while

(some of their children remained out west with their spouses and raised their families there), but they both lived in Hopetown for most of their lives.  Agnes died

on May 8th, 1945 and James died a short time later on September 15th, 1945.

 

Their daughter Agnes Nina Rankin was born on March 20th, 1890 and married Thomas Delbert Ferguson in Gananoque, Ontario on September 18th, 1913.  Thomas was

son of Robert Ferguson (son of Matthew & Elizabeth Ferguson) and Eliza Moss (daughter of Thomas & Martha Moss) and he was born about 1886.

 

Thomas worked for CN Rail as a conductor and after their marriage they moved to Belleville, Ontario.  Thomas and Nina had 4 children: Vernon Delbert, Doreen Moss,

Marguerite Agnes and a stillborn baby.  In 1930, Thomas was working aboard the train in Montreal and became quite ill after drinking unpasturized milk.  He was

brought back to the Belleville General Hospital but died on November 4th, 1930.  

 

After Thomas’ death, Nina remained in Belleville where she raised her three children.  Vernon (1918-1982) married Norma Montgomery and they had one child. 

Doreen married Leighton Thompson and they had one son and Marguerite Agnes (1925-2002) married Finley Smith and they had one daughter and one son. 

 

Nina moved to Kingston, Ontario with her youngest daughter Marguerite and her husband.  Nina died at their home on October 31st, 1967.  She was buried in

Belleville Cemetery beside her husband Thomas.

 

I do have quite a bit of information on the Barr’s, Rankin’s, Kerr’s and Paul’s but am looking for more information on the Ferguson & Moss families from the

South Sherbrooke/Bathurst area in Lanark, Ontario.  If you are reading this and have more information on these to families, I would really appreciate the information.