Argyllshire Livingstons of Lambton County, Ontario Part 2

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Argyllshire Livingstons of Lambton County, Ontario Part 2

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Hi all,
This Part 2 of the Argyllshire Livingstons of lambton County, Ontario (Canada)
In addition to the Livingstons of Duror, Appin and lismore Livingston origins, there was one Livingston family of Morvern Argyllshire ancestry related to my Livingston family that also settled in Lambton County, Ontario in the 1850's.
In the 1850's another Livingston with a Western Argyllshire connection settled in Lambton County, Ontario. Canada West as it was known back then. John Livingston was born in 1818 in Etobicoke, Upper Canada (Ontario) the son of Miles Livingston and his second wife Janet Livingston both natives of Morvern Parish Argyllshire according to their marriage entry of June 20, 1812 recorded by a Church of Scotland Minister from Kilarrow Parish (Bowmore) Islay, Argyll, a few days before the couple reached the port of Sligo Ireland and boarded the vessel, Robert Taylor chartered by Lord Selkirk to send settlers and his servants to his new Colony at Red River in Hudsons Bay Territory in then British North America. Miles Livingston and his family later left the colony in June, 1815 for Upper Canada (Ontario)

Miles Livingston's son John Livingston, my great-great Uncle was born 1818 in Etobicoke Township, York County married Joan also a Livingston the daughter of John Livingston b. 1793 in Argyllshire and his wife Elizabeth Chisholm of Halton County, Upper Canada who like John's father Miles had settled in the earlier 1800's in Scotch Block of Esquesing Township, Halton Countywhere Mile's son John likely met Joan. By abt. Around 1853/1854 Miles son John Livingston had acquired land at Concession 6 Lot 5 and 6 in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario where he would locate his farm. He married his wife Joan about 1854. John's older sister Nancy Livingston b. 1813 Lord Selkirks Red River colony in Hudsons Bay Territory, British North America married John Utter Clink in the 1830's and by 1861 when John Livingston and his wife Joan and family had settled in LambtonCounty, Ontario in Bosanquet Township some of his sister Nancy's children were living with them for some reason as indicated in the 1861 Canada West (Ontario) census.

1861 Census Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Canada West (Ontario)
John Livingston age 42 born CW
John Livingston age 6 born CW
Miles Livingston age 4 born CW
Joan Livingston age 33 born CW
Jennett Livingston age 6 born CW
Elizabeth Livingston age 2 born CW
John Clink age 17 born CW (nephew)
Miles Clink age 13 born CW (nephew)
Elizabeth Clink age 11 born CW (niece)

1881 Census Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Canada West (Ontario)
John Livingston age 63
Joan Livingston age 52
Jennette Livingston age 25
Miles Livingston age 23
Elizabeth Livingston age 20
Nancy Livingston age 18
Catharine Livingston age 16
Hugh Livingston age 11

John Livingston son of Miles Livingston and Janet Livingston died July 28, 1895 in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, Ontario. Joan and her son Hugh continued to own the farm property until 1899. Joan eventually ended up in Michigan with family where she died in Sanlac County, Michigan on Dec. 18, 1901. Both her husband John and Joan were none the less both buried at Arkona Cemetery in neighbouring Warwick County, Ontario near Lambton County.


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