Person:John Stewart (362)

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John Stewart
b.abt 1780
  1. James Stewartest 1785 -
  2. John Stewartabt 1780 - 1831
m.
  1. Jane Stewart - bef 1900
  2. James Stewartabt 1805 - 1882
  3. Thomas Stewartabt 1809 - 1900
  4. Elizabeth Stewartabt 1811 - 1842
  5. William Stewart1814 - 1903
  6. Benjamin Stewartabt 1816 - 1864
  7. Mary Stewartabt 1816 - bef 1900
  8. John Stewart1821 - 1903
  9. Ann Stewartabt 1824 - 1880
Facts and Events
Name John Stewart
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] abt 1780
Marriage to Elizabeth Willis
Occupation[6][7] bef 1826 Dunmanway, Cork, Irelandmerchant
Immigration[4][1][5] abt 1826 Canada
Will[8] 8 Oct 1830
Death[2][3][1] 3 Dec 1831 Haldimand Twp, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada
Occupation[1][9] Ontario, Canadafarmer
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Robert Edwards Stewart, "The Stewart Genealogy" (family records).

    'In 1826 John and Elizabeth Stewart emigrated to Canada from Dunmanys County Cork Ireland. The next year he bought 100 acres of land from Mr George Hamilton, Lot 26 Concession 5. John Stewart lived until 1831 dying at the age of 51.'

  2. 2.0 2.1 Family records or research of correspondent.

    'I visited the Academy Hill cemetery in Haldimand Township and photographed the new plaque that Jack was instrumental in having erected to replace the original weathered inscription.'

    The plaque says:
    'STEWART
    1780 John Stewart 1831
    1786 wife Elizabeth 1861
    1816 son Benjamin 1861'

  3. Family records or research of correspondent.

    'John Stewart (b1780) died December 3rd, 1831 at 51.'

  4. Ontario, Northumberland (West), Haldimand C-8, in Canada. 1901 Census of Canada. (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Library and Archives Canada), page 4.

    The year his son John immigrated (assumed to be with his parents) is given as 1829.

  5. Memorial and biographical record and illustrated compendium of biography [Nebraska]: containing a compendium of local biography...of Butler, Polk, Seward, York and Fillmore Counties, Nebraska. (Chicago, IL: G.A. Ogle & Co., 1899), page 373.

    'William Stewart ... was born in County Cork, Ireland, 1815, and in 1827 came to the New World with his parents, John and Eliza (Willis) Stewart, the former a native of Scotland, the latter of County Cork, Ireland. ... Their children were James, Jane and Elizabeth, all now deceased; Thomas; Mary, deceased; William; Benjamin and Ann, both deceased; and John.'

  6. Family records or research of correspondent.

    'I do know through several independent family sources that John Stewart was a merchant in Dunmanway.'

  7. Memorial and biographical record and illustrated compendium of biography [Nebraska]: containing a compendium of local biography...of Butler, Polk, Seward, York and Fillmore Counties, Nebraska. (Chicago, IL: G.A. Ogle & Co., 1899), page 373.

    John Stewart (father of William Stewart) 'was a well educated man, and in the old country had followed merchandising, but in [North] America devoted his energies to clearing and improving his land.'

  8. Edna (Stewart) Miller and Carlton Ross Stewart, compilers. The Stewarts: Robert James and Mary Jane: Their Relatives - Their Descendants. (self-published, 1980), p. 9.

    The following memorial was signed by Thomas Stewart (son of John Stewart and one of the executors of his will) 19 Apr 1831 and registered 20 Apr by A.L. Wilcock.
    'October 8th, 1830 John Stewart's Will
    A memorial to be registered pursuant ... the said John Stewart did give and bequeath unto his wife Elizabeth Stewart all his real estate consisting of lots number twenty-six, twenty-seven and twenty-nine in the fifth concession of the said township of Haldimand; also all his personal property and also all Bills of Exchange, bonds, notes or monies, belonging to him or that shall in any way belong, to her use in support of his family until the youngest son shall come to the age of twenty-one years, then divided as follows: To his eldest son James Stewart the east half of lot number twenty-nine in the fifth township of Haldimand. To his second son Thomas Stewart the east half of lot twenty-seven. ... To his third son William the west half of lot number twenty-seven. ... To his fourth son Benjamin the west have of lot number twenty-nine. ... To his fifth son John the east half of lot number twenty-six. ...
    The said John Stewart did also give and bequeath to his wife Elizabeth the west half of lot number twenty-six in the fifth concession of the said township of Haldimand for the use and support of his wife and daughter till the decease of his wife, then to be divided equally among his daughters and also all monies which shall hereafter be paid by the Executors or Administrators of the estate of the late James Atkins of Ireland to be equally divided among his said daughters.
    The said John Stewart did also give and bequeath to his brother James Stewart all his right, title and interest to the east half of lot number twenty-eight in the fifth concession of Haldimand to his use during life then to be given to one of his sons, the one that he shall think the most deserving. ...'

  9. He bought 200 acres of land from George Hamilton, Lot 26, Concession 5, Ontario in 1827.