Ernest Benjamin Gillis Family History

John JARDINE[1, 2]

Male Abt 1831 - 1907  (~ 76 years)


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  • Name John JARDINE  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born Abt 1831  Dumfries-Shire Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1841  Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1841  Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1841  Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    _UID D38411851BB44A81B3F1876710DAB17F3313 
    Died 1907  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I955  Ernest Benjamin Gillis
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2018 

    Father JARDINE,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F419  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Jardine,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father John JARDINE,   b. 1797, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Hellen JARDINE,   b. 1799, Dumfriesshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F2068  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth EDWARDS,   b. 10 Aug 1832, Brock Twp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870  (Age 37 years) 
    Married Bef Nov 1857  Cannington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Agnes M. JARDINE,   b. 16 Nov 1857, Hamilton City, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1928, Sioux City, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Mary Ann JARDINE,   b. 8 Mar 1859, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1942  (Age 83 years)
     3. John Henry JARDINE,   b. 14 May 1862, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1907, Linkville & IOOF Cemetery, Klamath Falls, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     4. Edward William JARDINE,   b. 3 Jul 1864, Spring Lake, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1936, Alma, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. Genevieve (Jennie) JARDINE,   b. 13 Dec 1865, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1952  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2014 
    Family ID F416  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Census, Milwaukee, WI
    Census, Milwaukee, WI
    John, 29; Elizabeth, 24; Agnes, 3, Mary Ann, 4 mo

  • Notes 
    • Letter written by John's son Edward states:  John Jardine was born at Dumfries Scotland and as a boy was apprnticed to learn the blacksmith trade.  'I' do not know what progress he made or how long he worked at his trade, but he finally landed at Cannington, Canada, where he set up shop and went to work.  He met Elizabeth Edwards and after a courtship, which was strenuously objected to by her prents, an elopement was planned and executed.  They left there, took up a homestead.  This was at the time the Civil War (1861-1865) was on and in order to avoid the draft law, he relinquished his homestead.  From that time on [John] was engaged as engineer on lake vessels. The last few years before the death of mother (Elizabeth Edwards Jardine) he was running a tug boat towing vessels in and out of the harbor at Milwaukee, WI.

      Letter from John Jardine to his daughters:

      Feb 17, 1878
      West Albany
      Dear Daughters,

      I received your letter last night and was glad to hear from you it had laid in the post office four days before I got it as I live seven miles from the post office. I am very sorry I cannot come to Milwaukee at present if I had received your letter two days sooner I would have come right down.

      James Whelan, that is the man I work for, started for the western part of Minn. to visit a sister of his, he then intends to go to Dakota to see his brother and I don't expect him back for a month or six weeks and the place is left in my charge till he comes back so it is impossible for me to come now.

      The information you want about your mother, I will tell you all I know about her and her friends.
      Her maiden name was Elizabeth Edwards she had a brother named Henry the one you speak of in your letter. She had another brother who was killed by the kick of a mule when he was a boy about 15 years of age your mother had one sister named Sarah Anne she was married to Geo. Horne about four years before I married your mother. Your mother was born Aug 10, 1832 in the township of Brock, Canada. Your grandmother's maiden name was Munn and was from the County Sligo, Ireland. She was first married to a Mr. Masterson he left her in Ireland and came out to Canada and bought a farm in Brock township. He then sent for his family who arrived there to find him dead. Some years after she married your Grandfather Henry Edwards by him she had four children Sarah Ann, Henry, Elizabeth, and Edward.

      When I first got acquainted with your mother I was hired by the year to Geo. Horne, they lived on the farm where your mother was born. The East half belonged to your mother and the west to Sarah Ann. They owned one hundred acres each.

      Your Grandmother had one son named John Masterson by her first husband, he had just come home from the southern states the fall your mother and I were married. A man in the township of Maraposea (?) had forged a deed on John's farm. For further information I would have to go to Canada. I have a brother in or near Beverton township 15 miles North of your mother's birthplace. I can't think of anything else worthy of mention.

      This leaves me in good health and spirits and hoping it will find you enjoying the same. Your Grandmother had three or four daughters by her first husband as well as a son. Please write soon and let me know how you are getting along no more at present from your father

      John Jardine
      Lake City Minn. [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S92] Marchand GEDCOM 2009, compiled by Frederick J Marchand.

    2. [S162] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees (Reliability: 3).
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=26120745&pid=1782853025

    3. [S2] Jim Marchand Gillis GEDCOM, compiled by F. J. Marchand [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE\,].

    4. [S185] 1841 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: 18), 1,1004::0. (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date:  abt 1831Birth place:  Dumfriesshire, ScotlandResidence date:  1841Residence place:  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1841scotland&h=979814&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    5. [S64] 1860 Federal Census data cite. (Reliability: 3).
      1860 Federal Census.  States John age 29 in 1860 born in Scotland; m. to Elizabeth age 27 born in Canada; census taken in Milwaukee, WI; page 116 24 June 1860.  Two children at the time:  Agnes age 3 born in Canada; and Mary Ann age 4/12, born in Wisconsin.  Suggests immigra. to U.S. between Agnes' birth and the 1860 census.

    6. [S185] 1841 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: 18), 1,1004::0. (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date:  abt 1831Birth place:  Dumfriesshire, ScotlandResidence date:  1841Residence place:  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1841scotland&h=983272&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    7. [S185] 1841 Scotland Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data - 1841 Scotland Census. Edinburgh, Scotland: General Register Office for Scotland. Reels 1-151. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland.Original data: 18), 1,1004::0. (Reliability: 3).
      Birth date:  abt 1833Birth place:  Dumfriesshire, ScotlandResidence date:  1841Residence place:  Dumfriesshire, Scotland
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1841scotland&h=980675&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

    8. [S65] LDS Family Search (Reliability: 3).
      LDS Family Search.  Christening:  4 Oct 1831 Kirkmichael, Dumfries, Scotland.  Subm. in 1991 by LDS member.