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Re: Stitt family in Ireland
Posted by: Diane Moorhead Date: May 12, 2001 at 18:39:52
In Reply to: Re: Stitt family in Ireland by Ruth Shultis (Stitt) of 410

Hi Ruth

Wonderful to receive your reply!

Here is the information I have from a genealogy file in the Goulbourn Museum (5 miles south of Stittsville, ON and the Goulbourn Library. Richmond, ON 20 miles south of Stittsville, Ontario, Canada.

" The following information was supplied by Wm D. Stitt, Hastings, Neb., U.S.A. Sept 1959
(William Detlor Stitt)
James Stitt born Londonderry, Ireland, 1773, died 1844, married about 1797, wife Colburn Eliza Steele (Stitt) son of John Stitt and Martha Jackson, born Londonderry, Ireland
1. William, born 1797, died 1824
2. John, born 1800, died N.Y. 1829
3. Martha, born 1802, died 1838, married Jackson 3 children Luke, Matilda and James.
4. James, born 1804, died Goulbourn 1867 married 1843 Isabella McMaster Montgomery (10 children)
5. Jackson, born 1806, died Colborne, (ON) Nov 25 1859. Lived at Huntley, Stittsville postmaster. married 6 Nov 1832 Anne Shannon (13 children)
6. Luke, born 1808, died infant
7. Daniel, born 1810, died Baltimore 1833
8. Luke, born 1812, died infant.
9. Joseph, born 1814
10. Eliza and twin
11. David both died infants.
12. Wilson, born 1821, died Peshtigo.
13. William born 1824

He goes on with a family history/ diary written by Dr. James Stitt, who lived in Milwaukee, Wis. (one liners) 1854-1877

A letter from Wilson R. Kilburn, Ohio, Michigan 6 Oct 1959

he states that his Uncle Jackson Stitt Wilson had compiled a very accurate and complete record of our family.

(I'd love to see that!!)

"Uncle Jackson as we knew him as J. Stitt told of his last trip to England and Ireland to visit an old maid daughter of his great grandfather Stitt at the farmstead at Magherafeldt

I do not have much family for John.

from the same pages

James, the son of John and Mary lived on the family farm with his wife the former Ruby Keyes. On Aug 22, 1927, James with his sister Lizzie and Etta and 4 year old son were coming home to Stittsville after visiting their brother Howard, a dentist in Sudbury, ON , when they were involved in a car accident. James and Etta were killed, Lizzie was seriously injured but little John was not hurt.

I found this in the Anglican Church Archives
a baptism for Florence Stitt in 1834 daughter of John and Mary Stitt. Is this your John??

Are they both the same John?

Diane Moorhead

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