Ten of their twelve children are listed on this census:
Ellen J 16
John had emigrated from Glasgow, Scotland with his parents and siblings on the Brock arriving in Lanark County, Ontario in August 1820. Many of his family moved from Lanark to Lambton around 1834. He had married Isabella Morrison in Plympton Township on Christmas Day 1840.
Their property was on the West Half of Lot 1 Concession 4 of Plympton Township which they had bought from his father in 1847 and where they lived all of the married lives. They are both buried nearby at the Oban Cemetery.
|1871 Census Plympton Townshitp, Lambton County, Ontario|