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Pioneer Livingstons of Aldborough Twp., Elgin County Ontario

Postby Canadian Livingstone » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:42 pm

Hi All,

I am reviving and updating some old info regarding two Livingstons possibly brothers born in the late 1700's who resided in Glassary, Craignish, Argyll and who both settled in 1819/1820 in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada (Ontario) along with other Scottish families who settled in Aldborough Township part of the Talbot Settlement. In other earlier postings I have also focused on their children and grandchildren in Ontario in the 1800's. In later years some of these families moved to other locations in Ontario and some to the United States. Here just to the recap is what is known about the two original Livingston settlers thought perhaps to be brothers from Glasary, Craignish, Argyll that settled in ALborough Township, Elgin County circa 1819/1820. Our forum would like to hear from any descendants of Neil and John Livingston who with their family in the early 1800's originally lived in Aldborough, Elgin County, Upper Canada circa 1819/1820.

Here is an 1879 account by a George Munro reflecting upon the early days of the pioneers of Aldborough County in which he states:
"In September of 1819 from Argyllshire landed at the mouth of the said creek (16 Mile Creek) upwards of thirty-five families who were located near their friends and Countrymen. In September of 1820 from the same shire and same place landed twenty-five families more a few only remaining in Aldborough..."

1. Neil Livingston and Janet McNair
Neil Livingston of Craignish Parish, Arygll and Janet McNair of Glassary Parish, Argyll were married in Dec. 23, 1813 in Glassary Parish, Argyll and the marriage record indicates that Neil Livingston is the son of the late "Dun" Duncan Livingston and that Neil at the time of his marriage is residing at "Aird" in Craignish Parish near Ancient Kilmory Chapel ruins and Craignish Castle. To the west of Aird is Scarba Island mentioned in Neil's 1784 baptism record as where he was living at the time of his baptism. Aird and Aird farm can be seen on an 19th century map referring to the location as "Aird of Kinuachdrach" in Craignish Parish.

This map also shows "Scarba Island" where Neil Livingston was born in 1784 the son of "Dun" Duncan Livingston and on this Island in Craignish Parish is the Kilmory Chapel. Perhaps it was around here where Neil was born as his baptism record indicates the probable place of birth as Kilmory Scarba. An older ordnance survey map from the 1800's also shows Scarba Island. Most researchers state that Neil Livingston of Craignish Parish who married Janet McNair was born in 1792 to Malcolm Livingston and Isabel McDougall but careful examination of their original 1813 marriage document indicates that the Neil Livingston who married Janet McNair according the Church of Scotland minister was Neil son of the late Duncan Livingston.

Some information on Scarba Island

http://www.southernhebrides.com/isle-of-scarba/

https://www.southernhebrides.com/slate- ... carba-map/

Children of Neil Livingston and Janet McNair
1. Sarah Livingston Dec. 14, 1814 Craignish Parish, Argyll died Sept 27, 1886 Alvinston, Ontario, Canada married John McKellar March 2, 1835 in Middlesex County, Upper Canada.
2. Margaret Livingston Oct. 12, 1818 Lochgilphead, Argyll died 1893
3. Janet Livingston b. Nov. 18, 1820 Quebec
4. Duncan Livingston born June 15,1822 or 1823 in Aldorough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada died Dec. 13, 1864 married Mary McFarlane (McPharlane) in 1846 Buried Kilmartin Cemetery, Metcalfe Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
5.Neil Livingston Jr. b. March 10, 1826 or 1827 in Aldorough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada d. March 28, 1882 Greenleaf Township, Sanilac County, Mich. USA. Buried Elkland Township Cemetery, Tuscola County, Michigan m. Catharine McLachlan b. Feb. 19, 1836 Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada d. Oct 15, 1925 Ubly, Huron County, Michigan buried Ekland Township Cemetery, Tuscola County, Michigan. Emigrated to Michigan, USA abt. 1878 from Middlesex County, Ontario.
6. John Livingston born April 9, 1827 ? Aldorough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada died Oct. 6, 1895 married Sarah Campbell July 15,1862 Buried Kilmartin Cemetery, Metcalfe Township, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
7. Dougald Livingston b. abt. 1831 Aldorough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada died March 28,1854 Chicago, Illinois

2.John Livingston Sr. and Margaret McKellar
John Livingston Sr. was born in Argyll, Scotland between 1780 and 1790 and married Margaret McKellar of South Knapdale in South Knapdale, Argyll June 30,1815. He was residing in Clachan Parish, Argyll at the time of his marriage. His wife Margert McKellar seems to have died prior to 1861 in Aldborough Township, Elgin County.
It is known that both John and the above mentioned Neil Livingston settled in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada in 1819/1820 and it is also possible that they we rerelated in some way. There is unfortunately no surviving info linking him to Glassary and Craignish Parish, Argyll as in the case of Aldborough Township, pioneer settler Neil Livingston. South Knapdale, Argyll where John Livingston and his wife Margaret McKellar were wed which is in the same general area of Argyllshire as Craignish Parish where Neil Livingston and his wife Janet McNair were married in 1813.John Livingston Sr. settled land of Colonel Thomas Talbot in Aldborough Township,Elgin County, Upper Canada in 1820 according to a list of Scottish settlers dated March 20,1820.
John Livingston then appears in the 1842 Census for Aldborough Township,Elgin County, Canada West (Ontario,Canada) where a John Livingston Farmer is recorded that year. The 1861 Census for Aldborough Township, Elgin County includes an elderly John Livingston widower age 79 born abt. 1782 in what first appears as Iland but closer inspection of the original document seems to be an abbreviation of Scotland by the census taker as S.land as Ireland in his census transcriptions is written simply as Ireland. https://sites.google.com/site/elginbran ... h-census-3
https://sites.google.com/site/elginbran ... gin-county

Children of John Livingston and Margaret McKellar
John Livingston Sr. b. 1780-1790 Scotland d. between 1861 and 1871 in Aldborough, Township, Elgin County, Ontario m. Margaret McKellar June 30, 1815 in South Knapdale Parish, Argyll
1. Alexander Livingston b. Nov. 10, 1820 Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada? d. July 19, 1904 Novesta, Tuscola County, Michigan, USA m. 1857 Janet McIntyre b. January 10, 1828 d. Sept 27, 1908 Novesta, Tuscola County, Michigan daughter of Dugald McIntyre and Janet Gillies of Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Ontario. Alexander and Janet buried Novesta Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan. Alexander's Michigan death record of 1904 notes that he was born in Canada and that his parents of Scotland origin were John Livingston and Margaret McKellar.
2. Flora Livingston b. abt. 1826 in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada
3. Archibald Livingston b. June 7, 1828 in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada d. Oct. 19, 1917 Greenleaf, Sanilac County, Michigan m. Sept. 7, 1862 Lily Patterson b. July 30, 1937 Alborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada d. Jan. 10, 1909 Greenleaf, Sanilac County, Michigan Buried Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan
4. Margaret Livingston b. abt. 1831 Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada
5. John Livingston Jr. b. abt. 1834 Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada d. m. Sarah Munro
John Livingston Senior's son John Jr. born June 30,1833 Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Upper Canada d. Dec. 24, 1908 and is buried in New Glasgow Pioneer Cemetery in New Glasgow, Elgin County, Ontario with his wife Sarah Munro b. Nov. 13, 1843 d. Dec. 18, 1872 in Aldborough Township, Elgin County, Ontario.

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Donald
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