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McKECHNIE family

Donald McKECHNIE was a farmer, lot 5, con 10E, Erin twp. His wife Margaret YOUNG was born about 1826 and she died March 26, 1899.

Donald & Margaret had the following children: Andrew (b.1860), James (b.1854), Alexander Jane, Ann, John (b. Nov 1850), Daniel, Sarah, Margaret and Neil


James, s/o Donald & Margaret

James was born 1854 in Erin, Wellington Co., and died September 15, 1893 in Erin, Ontario, buried at Erin Union cemetery. He married Augusta MARSHALL on February 14, 1883 in Esquesing, Halton Co., Ontario, daughter of James MARSHALL and Isabel MCPHERSON. Witnesses at marriage were John MARSHALL of Esquesing & Jessie KIRKWOOD of Caledon (marriage reg # 4066-83). 

In the 1901 census, Augusta (widow) was living in Erin with her daughters, and with her sister-in-law Margaret McKechnie and a James McKechnie age 12

In the 1911 census, Augusta is with her daughter Maggie Abbott in Erin

Augusta nee Marshall died in 1947.

Children of James & Augusta:

Isabella McPherson McKECHNIE (b. 19 Aug 1886 at Erin), On 15 April 1908 she married William Stanley McKINNON, son of Donald McKINNON and Janet YOUNG. Witnesses at the marriage were Burns McKINNON & Margaret McKECHNIE. Isabella & William lived in Olds, Alberta. They had at least 3 children: Donald, James, & Marion (married a Harold JENSEN, Danish).

Margaret Young McKECHNIE, who married James Mitchell ABBOTT on 29 June 1910 at Erin. They had at least 3 children: Jean Isabel; John Marshall (3 wives); and Edward McKechnie (wife's name was Dorothy, they lived in Leamington, Ontario).  James ABBOTT was a dentist in Erin in the 1911 census.   Margaret was born on 21 Aug 1889 in Erin


Andrew, son of Donald & Margaret

Andrew MCKECHNIE (DONALD1) was born 1860, and died 1911 in Erin, Ontario (buried at Erin Union Cemetery, Erin twp). He married Mary D MARSHALL in 1894, daughter of James MARSHALL and Isabel McPHERSON. Andrew's will was probate #8111 Wellington Co. Mary is also buried at Erin Union cemetery. Andrew & Mary share a tombstone with James McKECHNIE & Augusta MARSHALL.

Children of Andrew & Mary:

Andrew, died early

Mary Eileen McKECHNIE. b. 12 Sept 1899 (42138-99), married a Ross LAIDLAW & had at least 1 son, David

David Alex McKECHNIE. b. 26 Dec 1901 (45010-02), married Ethel, lived in Leamington Ont. with at least 1 daughter, Beverly.

Stewart McKECHNIE - b. 21 Jan 1896, died 24 Jan 1896 of "brain trouble"  (death reg 20652-96), buried at Erin Union cemetery

Ernest Marshall McKECHNIE b. 20 March 1897 - died 18 April 1898 at age 1 yr + 28 days, buried at Erin Union cemetery


John, son of Donald & Margaret:

John McKECHNIE (DONALD1) was born November 1850, and died July 1939 in Erin, Ontario. He married Jane YOUNG December 23, 1885 in Erin Presbyterian church, daughter of James YOUNG and Agnes SMITH. John was a farmer in Esquesing twp.  John & Jane are in Esquesing in the 1901 census where John is a 40 year old farmer and Jane is 33 yrs old.  They are also in Esquesing in the 1901 census, but this time they have an adopted dau, Mary J. DAVIDSON age 14 (b. 12 Aug 1886) with them.

Birth reg 29031-86 is for a Mary Jane DAVIDSON b. 12 Aug 1886 in Claude (Caledon twp), d/o James Alexander DAVIDSON & Jessie NOELL. 

Marriage reg 2955- is for Mary Jane DAVIDSON, d/o James DAVIDSON & Jessie KNOWLE, age 22, of Toronto, married William? KIRK, age 25, of Toronto, s/o William KIRK & Mary HAY.  Married 14 JUly 1909 in Toronto.  Witnesses were Percy DAVIDSON & Christena FERGUSON of Glen Williams

re Jane YOUNG's parents -

This James YOUNG was born about 1828 in Scotland and died died May 29, 1907 in Erin, Wellington Co. He farmed at: lot 4, con 9, Erin twp. Agnes SMITH was born about 1833 and she died April 13, 1939.

Children of James YOUNG & Agnes SMITH:

Jane, b. August 1857; d. March 1936, Erin, Ontario; m. JOHN MCKECHNIE, December 23, 1885, Erin Presbyterian church.

Barbara, d. April 1939.

Jeanette, Agnes, Mary Maude and James Jr. (farmed in Erin twp)