Andrew Brunton, born in Scotland Nov. 1807, died in Iron Hill, P.Q June 22, 1875. (His wife was Mary E.R. Johnson born in 1800 in Scotland) He homesteaded in Iron Hill, P.Q. around 1840. His brother George (born April 28, 1798 in Scotland) came to Canada with him. George died Dec. 8, 1855 in Iron Hill, P.Q. I would like to find out exactly when Andrew came to Canada, on which ship, and where they lived in Scotland before they came to Canada. Anyone with any information on this, please let me know. Andrew and Mary had three children: Jane, Andrew and Ellen. The older Andrew is my great-great-grandfather. His son, Andrew, is my great-grandfather, and the father of my grandfather, Homer Brunton. My father's name was Volney Brunton and my mother's name is Flossie Stone. I was born and grew up a few miles from Iron Hill, P.Q. but now live in Ottawa, Ontario.
My g-grandmother, Sarah Tibbets, was born 1866 in Iron Hill, Quebec. The only information I have on her parents are their names, Samuel Tibbetts and Jane Brunton. I wonder if this is one of the three children you listed for Andrew and Mary. Any little bit of information would be most helpful
Yes, Jane Brunton was the oldest child of Andrew & Mary. She was born near Iron Hill in Lower Canada in 1843. I would be glad to send you more info this evening when I can look into the Brunton family tree binder which I have made.
Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. I appreciate any help you can send my way. Though I'm still learning the ins & outs of genealogy if I can be of help with anything let me know.
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Here is more info for you.
Your great-great-grandmother, Jane Brunton, was the eldest child of Andrew Brunton and Mary Elizabeth Ruthven Johnston who emigrated from Scotland to Lower Canada, I am guessing in the early 1830s.
They first lived near where the town of West Shefford or Bromont is today. Soon they moved to Iron Hill (relatively close by) where they set up a homestead. They are buried in the Union Cemetery in Iron Hill, along with Mary's mother, Jean Duncan (wife of Andrew Johnston).
Andrew and Mary E.R. Johnston had 5 children:
1) Jane, born 4 August 1834, baptized 28 June 1835, later married Samuel Tibbits 29 Nov 1853 in the Methodist Church at Dunham, Quebec. She died in 1895 and was buried 4 Sept 1895 in the Union Cemetery in Iron Hill, Quebec at the age of 61 years & 9 mths.
2) Andrew, born 1 April 1836, married 3 times:
a) Malinda Hall
b) Mary E. Powers (my great grandmother)
c) Melissa Fordyce
Andrew died in 1917. He is buried in the same cemetery.
3) Hellen Gillispie, born 16 March 1838, married Alonzo Tibbits (brother of Samuel) in same ceremony as Jane & Samuel. Hellen died 7 Feb 1878, as is buried in the Knowlton Cemetery, Knowlton, Quebec.
4) Jennet, born 12 January 1841, married Thomas Peacock on 26 Feb 1856 in the Congregationalist Church in Brome, Quebec.
5) Margaret, born 20 July 1843, married Azro Beard, and moved to northern Illinois, USA. I correspond regularly with one of her descendants who now lives in the state of Washington.
Samuel Tibbits had brothers & sisters: Alonzo, Alexander, Alamanson, Betsy & Mary Ann.
Children of Jane and Samuel:
1) George: Married Betsy Vail: Born - 19 Dec 1855
They had children: Eva, Grace May - married Lorne Carter
2) Andrew: Married Emma Vail
Their child = Fidella born 31 Oct 1889, married Walter Clough
3) Myron: Born 2 Aug 1873, baptized 23 Feb 1899
Married: Cora Dingman
4) Amanda M: born 30 Nov 1867; married Darwin Sweet (son of Ashley Sweet)
Chidren: Nellie 1898-1958 - married Delmar Hadlock 1884-1964
Clinton married Mildred Beard
5) Elizabweth: Married / Cook
6) Sylvanus: married Lucy thompson of Knowlton
7) Martha: married Josiah Sanborn
Their children: Alva married Angeline Sweet
Sarah married David Bickford
Elizabeth Walworth married Gardner Bates
8) Weltha married John Crawford
From papers I obtained from the Brome County Historical Society concerning the people who lived in Iron Hill, I also have some lists of the children of Jane's brother & sisters.
I am still trying to confirm the names of Andrew Srs parents in Scotland. I have found the birth registration of Mary E.R. Johnston in Markinch, Fife, Scotland. There were also a lot of Brunton families in Markinch at that time (early 1800s). Although I have not definitely found the exact birth registration for Andrew Sr in Markinch, it is probable that he was born in Start which is only a few minutes walk from Markinch. I visited Markinch myself last May and saw these places. Andrew's father's name was very likely William, and his mother's name was most likely Jean Smart.
He seems to have had a brother George who lived in Knowlton, Quebec (near Iron Hill) since the inscription on George's gravestone says it was erected by his brother Andrew. There were no other Andrew Bruntons in that area of Quebec.
I hope this information is of help to you. Any further info you can find out about Jane's family would be most interesting to me. Of course if you can help to unravel the mystery of the birth place of Andrew Sr in Scotland, that would be very welcome!
Bye for now.
Have just seen this message too. If your Andrew was the son of William Brunton and Jean Smart (they were from Start of kennoway which is now called Star of Markinch) I have another 3 or 4 generations back for you if you need them
Yes, as far as I know the parents of my gggrandfather, Andrew, were William Brunton & Jean Smart.
I would very much like to have more info from you.
Are you related to Bruntons?
If you send me your e-mail address I will send you my detailed info on the Bruntons this week, I have quite a lot.
My mother was Anne Brunton, b Colinsburgh 13/2/1936. Her father James William (b Falkland 25/10/1903). His father Christopher Campbell Brunton (b Kylemore, Galway, Ireland 7/7/1872). His father William David (b Markinch 15/9/1833). his father John (b Markinch 2/9/1804) and his father William (b Markinch 25/2/1770). John 2 brothers who lived to adulthood, William (b 25/7/1802) and Andrew (b 16/11/1806). Their mother was Jean or Jane Smart. So your Andrew would be the brother of my GGG grandfather! There were also 7 sisters and I have a bit of info on all of them too, as well as info going back to who I think is John and Andrew's GG grandparents in 1669. William and John both moved away from Markinch (elsewhere in Fife) in later life as did 4 of John's surviving sons, though at least my GG grandfather William David returned in the 1880's where he was a butcher and then a farmer. If your Andrew emigrated, it looks like the whole family left Markinch for some reason in the 1860's or so - I wonder why?
Also, don't suppose you have come across at your end John's son, also John who definately moved to Massachussets sometime before 1878, as in the papers relating to his father John's executry his address is given as Longwood, Chapel Station, Massachussets, USA. But I can't find any record that I can pinpont at him anywhere in the States, either in the 1880 census or of his death. If you have heard of him, I'd love to know.
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My gggrandfather, Andrew, seems to have emigrated from Scotland in the early 1830s. I have found church records of the baptism of his children in Canada, the earliest being in 1834. His wife's name was Mary Elizabeth Ruthven Johnson (Johnston) whose birth record I have found to be Markinch. Her parents Jean Duncan & Andrew Johnson were married in Monimail & Markinch in May, 1800 since marriage bands were read in both parishes..
Jean Duncan seemed to have emigrated with her daughter & son-in-law since she lived with them in Iron Hill, Quebec, Canada until her death & was buried there.
My gggrandfather Andrew seems to have a brother George Brunton who lived in Knowlton, Quebec a few miles from Andrew. Andrew erected a grave stone for George after George died, and the inscription on the stone states that it was placed there by his brother Andrew. The gravestone also says George was the husband of Margaret Law who marriage is listed in 1817 in Kennoway, a few miles from Markinch. George was older than Andrew and his birthdate was 28 April 1798.
The inscription on Andrew's gravestone indicates his birth would have been in Nov of 1806 or 1807.
I have not found the marriage record for Andrew & Mary (my gggrandparents) so do not know when or where they were married.
I do not have a clear path to follow in identifying Andrew's parents.
It is still somewhat of a puzzle!