William??? Rutherford
Nichol
Agnes
(Abt 1773-)
Richard Rutherford
(Abt 1792/1794-1852)
Jane Nichol
(Abt 1801-1856)
Mary Rutherford
(Abt 1834-Bef 1901)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Joseph Wood

Mary Rutherford 234,251,277,896,905

  • Born: Abt 1834, Ontario 906
  • Marriage: Joseph Wood on 25 Dec 1860 in Millbrook, Northumberland and Durham, Ontario 277
  • Died: Bef 1901 824
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bullet  General Notes:

The following history of the Anderson family was written to her nieces July 13, 1953 by Miss Margaret Emberson, who was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Emberson, of South Monaghan, Ontario. Mrs William Emberson was formerly Miss Margaret Anderson, daughter of Alexander Anderson and Catherine Kennedy Anderson. WESTON, July 13, 1953

"I do not know how long it was before Grandfather met and married Mrs. Kinghorn, a widow with three children; two boys, one a stepson of 11 or 12 years; a girl, Margaret, 5 years, and Jimmie 1 or 2 years older. Her husband, John Kinghorn, was a clever man who could make small pretty trinkets. I believe he was a cabinet maker. They arrived in Montreal where the cholera was raging and was stricken and died. Mrs. K. somehow got to Port Hope and got in touch with her brother, Nichol Dodds, who farmed 5 or 6 miles north of Port Hope in Hope Township.. I never heard how the lone widow with her little flock came in contact with our widower Grandpa, but such was the case. She lived and worked in the home of James Rutherford before the second marriage. They lived on boiled peas and a dark coarse bread of some sort. There was only one white loaf made for the man of the house. Little Margaret Kinghorn did not thrive on this diet and a kind man, Richard Rutherford, brother to James took her into his home, where she fared better as to food. but there were six children.

One of them, Mary, a fat chubby baby , was Margaret's special charge and was tied with a scarf on the back of the frail little girl to get an airing and sunbath. The Rutherfords were faithful, devout Presbyterians who walked to church at Centreville from their home on the farm that later Brother James and Rebecca ( who was Mary's daughter) lives on. "

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Residence, 1870, S. Monaghan Twp, ON. 907

Residence, 1881, South Monaghan Twp, ON. 251


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Mary married Joseph Wood, son of George Wood and Isabella Rebecca Colton, on 25 Dec 1860 in Millbrook, Northumberland and Durham, Ontario.277 (Joseph Wood was born on 30 Oct 1840 in Ontario 251,824,908 and died on 30 Sep 1915 in S. Monaghan Twp, ON 909.)




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