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George Craighead

Born Born 1819 in Windy Walls, Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died Died 18 Nov 1910 in Seymour Twp., Northumberland Co., Ontario
Married Married never married

Parents and Family of George Craighead:

  • Father: George Craighead; b. 1786 in Scotland, d. 05 Dec 1861 in Northumberland Co., Ontario
  • Mother: Elizabeth Elspet Cooper; b. 31 Aug 1794, d. 18 Jan 1884
  1. Mary Craighead; b, 1818, d. 13 Apr 1890
  2. George Craighead; b. 1819, d. 18 Nov 1910
  3. John Craighead; b. 1821, d. unknown
  4. Elizabeth Craighead; b. 08 Dec 1823, d. 21 Feb 1905
  5. Anne Craighead; b. 15 Mar 1825, d. unknown
  6. Alexander Craighead; b. 17 Mar 1827, d. 1913
  7. Christian Craighead; b. 09 Dec 1829, d. 1906
  8. William Craighead; b. 29 Mar 1831, d. 13 Oct 1917
  9. Robert Craighead; b. 1833, d. unknown
  10. James Cooper Craighead; b. 23 Apr 1835, d. 1912
  11. Thomas Craighead; b. 26 Jul 1839, d. 24 Feb 1920

George’s Life

George Craighead was born in the Parish of Old Deer in Aberdeenshire County in Scotland in 1819. It is believed that he and his brother John had emigrated to Canada around 1841 and had settled in Seymour Township, Northumberland County, Ontario. He is reported to have returned to Scotland in 1844 to arrange for his parents and siblings to emigrate. He never married and lived on the family farm on Lot 22, Concession 6 of Seymour Township until his death. He was generally known as "Old Geordie" to his friends and family. He was buried in the Burnbrae Cemetery.


Ref.1 - Old Parochial Registers for the Parishes of Cruden and Old Deer in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. These were reviewed on microfilm through the Family History Centre of the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

Ref.2 - Burnbrae Presbyterian Church registers for births, marriages and deaths.
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