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John Craighead

Born Born 1821 in Windy walls, Old Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
Died Died in Innisfil Twp., Simcoe Co., Ontario.
Married Married never married

Parents and Family of John 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

Johnís Life

It is believed that John Craighead emigrated from Scotland to Ontario around 1841 with his brother George. His name first appears in an assignment dated 4 Jan 1845 for the purchase by his father of Lot 22 south half, Concession 6 in the Township of Seymour, County of Northumberland, as having accepted the document on behalf of his father. However, his name doesn't appear on the 1851 and 1861 census records for Seymour Township but does appear on the 1871 census records for South Simcoe County as a lumberman at Lefroy on Lake Simcoe. Later he is shown as a free holder of parts of Lots 22 & 23, Concession 3 of Innisfil Township. There is no record that he ever married and his death remains unknown.


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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