Individual Record 724

Name}   McNaught, Henry Alexander Family History} Olson                 
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Male
Birth:   Date} Fam  4 Apr 1857 Place} Brantford, Brant, Ontario
Marr.: Date} Exa  5 Oct 1881 Place} Avonbank Presbyterian Church, Fullarton, Perth, ON     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa 17 Nov 1931 Place} West Monkton, Elma, Perth, Ontario
Burial: Date} Exa 19 Nov 1931 Place} North Logan/Harvey's Cemetery, Logan Twp., Perth, Ontario
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1}   71 = Family notes
Source 2} 281 = Family notes
Source 3} 288 = Letter
Source 4} 1236=Newspaper
Source 5} 182 = Photograph
Source 6} 671 = Photograph
Source 7} 315 = 1861 Can cen
Source 8} 317 = Agri. census
Source 9} 1535=1871 Can cen
Source 10}1536=1881 Can cen
Source 11}319 = Marriage rec
Source 12}905 = Marriage rec
Source 13}873 = Birth record
Source 14}923 = Voter record
Source 15}1350=Business dir
Source 16}924 = 1891 Can cen
Source 17}925 = 1901 Can cen
Source 18}926 = 1911 Can cen
Source 19}1521=1921 Can cen
Source 20}875 = Death record
Source 21}906 = Cemetery rec
Source 22}963 = Cemetery rec
Source 23}1529=Cemetery rec
Source 24}1237=Obituary
Parents: } John McNaught & Margaret Jackson
     Household No.} 366
1st Household No.} 366 = Grey Twp., Huron East, Ontario
      Occupation 1} Farmer
       Occupation 2} Beekeeper
  Religion/Church} Presbyterian
Spouses:   Prime} Detwiller, Rebecca Dunn
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  Henry Alexander McNaught was born 4 Apr 1857 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario.  His parents were John McNaught, born 1810 in Scotland, and Margaret Campbell, born 1816 in Scotland.  Some sources give her last name as Jackson, but she was a widow, so which was her maiden name is not known.  This was the second marriage for John McNaught, a widower, who already had eight children from his first wife, Sarah Kirkpatrick.

John McNaught's second family consisted of James, born in 1853, Sarah Mary Ann, born in 1855, our Henry Alexander, born in 1857, and Joseph Young, born in 1859.  In 1858, the year after Henry was born, his father John bought a farm along the Burford Road in Brant Township.  Subsequently, the family moved to Grey Twp., Huron.
In the 1861 Canada census, John McNaught and Margaret were living on their farm named "Deerbank" located on Conc. 18, Lots 30, 31, and 32, Grey Twp., Huron, Ontario.  This farm had originally been owned with mortgage by John's oldest son Thomas McNaught.  Living with them were his and their children and a Robert McNaught, relationship unknown.  The children were David, age 21, Thomas, 19, Frances, 17, William, 15, John, 13, James, 12, Mathilda, 11, Henry, 8, Sarah, 6, and Joseph, 4.  Deerbank consisted of 195 acres of land, with a two story log cabin on Lot 32.  In 1861, 32 acres of land was being farmed.

In the 1871 Canada census, the children were listed as Thomas, age 29, bookkeeper, Fanny, 27, teacher, William, 25, Clerk, Matilda, 22, John, 21, laborer, James, 17, farmer, Sarah, 15, Henry, 14, and Joseph, 12.

John McNaught died 8 Dec 1873, and his farms were left to his wife Margaret.  In 1880, she divided them among her sons and stepsons.  Henry Alexander became the owner of Lots 31 and 32 of Conc. 18, the majority of Deerbank Farm.  In the 1881 Canada census, Henry, age 24, was listed as head of household, which included his sister Sarah, 26, and his widowed mother Margaret, 62.  Margaret lived with Henry's family until her death on 10 Sep 1889.

Henry Alexander McNaught Henry married Rebecca Dunn Detwiller on 5 Oct 1881 in the Avonbank Presbyterian Church in Fullarton Twp., Perth.  Henry, seen in the photograph to the left, was a beekeeper and a farmer.  About 1900, he sold a strip of land to the Guelph & Goderich Railroad Company.  The rails were a way to move his crops to market, and a rail stop bore the name "McNaught".

Henry and Rebecca's first child Alberta was born in 1882, followed by Russell in 1884, David Vernon in 1885, Minnie Ethel in 1888, Harry Lorne in 1889.  The 1891 Canada census records these children.  James Fergus was born later in 1891, followed by Ida Beth in 1896, and Sarah Mildred in 1899.  The 1901 Canada census shows the entire family living together on the Deerbank Farm.  Sarah died later in 1901, just short of her second birthday.

Henry was a witness to the marriage of Isabella Detwiller, his sister-in-law, and O. Nelson Rushworth, on 2 Apr 1903.  Henry also appears on the Ontario, Canada Voter lists from 1878 to 1898, as the owner of Lots 31 and 32, Concession 18 in Grey Township.

In the 1911 Canada census, only Alberta, Minnie, James and Ida were living at home.  Alberta was a school teacher, and Minnie and James were students.  A farm hand lived with the family.  In the 1921 Canada census, only Minnie Ethel and Ida Beth were at home.

Henry died 17 Nov 1931 at Monkton, where he and Rebecca had lived for 4½ years.  The cause of death was pernicious anemia.  He is buried in North Logan/Harvey's Cemetery, along with his wife.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}  
Baptism Date}   Place}   Henry Alexander McNaught
Confirm. Date}   Photos} Henry Alexander
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}                               or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                                    for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Pernicious anemia
Last Updated
by} Karen Hancock
Date Updated} 16 Jan 2015
Date Created}  13 Apr 1994
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