William??? Rutherford
Richard Rutherford
(Abt 1792/1794-1852)


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Jane Nichol

Richard Rutherford 78,269,270,271,272,273

  • Born: Abt 1792-1794, Northumberland, England 271,274,275,276
  • Marriage: Jane Nichol on 26 Apr 1828 in Falstone, Northumberland, England 267,268
  • Died: 1852, South Monaghan, Northumberland County, Ontario aged about 60
  • Buried: Bailieboro, South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada 274

bullet  General Notes:

written by John Rutherford,(1840- 1922), son of Richard Rutherford

Born in Northumberland, England near the border of Scotland. His occupation was a shephard, herding his sheep on the Hills of Cheviot in Scotland. He emmigrated to Canada in the year (1817?) by sailing vessel on the ocean six weeks. Landed at Quebec- sailed up St. Lawrence River into Lake Ontario, Landed at a Port called Coburg, on Lake Ontario, from there he travelled West into the County of Northumberland and Durham (to) Town of South Monaghan where he located 100 acres as a homestead. Built him a log house- cleared several acres. For ten years he worked on his land clearing off- then returned to England for a Partner in Life.

He became acquainted with a young woman by the name of Jennie Nichol. The was (sic) married and returned to their new home in Canada. The raised a large family of ten children- four boys and six girls. By industry and progress accumated wealth and more land until he was the owner of 1000 acres. They rented the homestead- moved 4 miles east to the 500 (hundred) acre tract he purchased. Built log house- Lived 15 (teen) years, in the time time cutting the timber and clearing the land and Preparing to Build a Permanent home on the homestead of brick- which still stand today as a Monument to his Industry.

The new home was located on the side of a hill, open Front, Basement, Large Dining Room , kitchen, Pantry & Milk Room. The two stories above with (a) hall through each florr- with two large rooms in front - four bedrooms on each floor - with double porch on two ends and front.

The burying place was located west of house with evergreen trees planted on West and North sides, with the right of egress in and out from the Public Road ten feet wide to all Richard Rutherford Heirs that may want to Viset (sic) the Burial Place at any Future time.

In this time two of his brothers, James and Walter, had joined him from England. Walter met with an accident which proved fatal and was buried on the homestead- there being no Public Place within miles. James, his other brother, some years after was interred there with several other relations. My Father, who passed away in the year 1852 and Mother in (?) 1856- Both Laid away on the Old Homestead. It makes the Old Home sacred to Memory when we look back and think of the Joys and Sorrows that was spent on the Old homestead.

1851 Census, S. Monaghan, Ontario, National Archives of Canada, film # C-11740, page 35
Richard Rutherford, farmer, b. England, age 59
Jane Rutherford, b. Scotland, age 49
Walter Rutherford, b. Canada, age 23
William age 20, Margret age 19, Lilley age 17, Mary age 16,
Jane age 13, John age 11, James age 9, Elizabeth age 5 and
Agnes Nichol, born England, age 78, widow. (a family member)
Copy of letter from Richard and James Rutherford to the Adminstrator of the Province of Upper Canada, dated 23 October, 1817

To His Honor Samuel Smith, Esquire, Administrator of Govenment of the Province of Upper Canada, etc, etc.

In Council

The petition of Richard Rutherford and James Rutherford, Brothers, late from the County of Northumberland in England, now of the Township of Hope, Upper Canada, Humbly therewith.
That your Petitionners desirous of obtaining lands in The Province of Upper Canada procurred letters from His Majesty's Secretary of State for the Colonial Department granting them permision to proceed to this country with letters, and authorising them to receive grants of land upon their arrival.
But they, through ignorance and by the foolish advise of some fellow passengers have left their papers with the Quarter Master General in Quebec thinking at first to settle somewhere about the river Rideau but not liking that situation on viewing it and being very desirous of obtaining a Location the Township of Monaghan near Wm. Fothergill, they humbly pray your honor will be pleased to grant them such an allotment in that Township as you may deem proper.

....and your Petitioners will ever pray, etc etc..

Richard Rutherford, James Rutherford

Genealogical History of the Rutherford Family. page 566 and page 567, book stored at LDS at Salt Lake City.

5607 RICHARD RUTHERFORD, b. in Scotland; bur. at Bailieboro, South Monaghan, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada.
Jane Nichol. d. in 1856; bur. at Bailieboro, South Monaghan; m. Richard Rutherford

5608 Walter Rutherford, m. Margaret Bird
5609 James Rutherford
5610 Ann Rutherford, m. Duncan Anderson
5611 Margaret Rutherford
5612 Lille Rutherford, m. James Stewart
5613 Jane Rutherford
5614 Bessie Rutherford , m. James Perrin
5615 Mary Rutherford, m. Joseph Wood
5616 William Rutherford, d. Nov. 1859
5617 John B. Rutherford, b. 12 June 1840; d. 30 Nov. 1922

Richard Rutherford immigrated to Canada with two brothers, Walter and James, from the Cheviot Hills district of Scotland. They were among the first to settle in Northumberland County, Ontario, and the date of their immigration was set at 1795. (ref letter written by Silas J. Rutherford, no. 5626; 10 Dec. 1971, Minneapolis, MI.)

5616 (5607) William Rutherford (Richard-1), b. in South Monaghan, Northumberland County, Ontario; d. in November 1859, Saskatoon, Canada. Sarah Smithson, m. William Rutherford, 28 September 1858 in Canada. William Rutherford died shortly after he married and left at least one child. A grandaughter , Mrs Don Davidson, was living in Ottawa in 1972 (ref Family Survey Sheet, Silas J. Rutherford, # 5626; 13 Apr 1972, Minneopolis, MI)

(note by Pam Wiedmann of Phoenix, Arizona, Feb 20, 2001 to James C. Anderson.
"Regarding 5616 (5607):
This information is NOT correct. Richard's son, William, was born in 1832 and died in 1904. He married Margaret Smithson in 1858. They did, however, have a daughter named Sarah among their nine children. Their son, William Smithson Rutherford is the father of the Margaret Davidson who lived in Ottawa. I received lengthy letters from Margaret in the late 80's before she passed away. She was a lovely lady, and wrote at length about the Rutherford history in the South Monaghan area. Her information and much of the documented evidence that she provided me, helped to dispel many of the errors that Silas had in his information. He did the best he could, I'm sure, but it was quite a mess to untangle a lot of things. ")

5617 (5607) John B. Rutherford (Richard-1), b 12 July 1840, South Monaghan, Northumberland County, Ontario, Canada; d. 30 November 1922; bur. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Catherine Barnard, dau. of John Bernard, b. 4 May 1840; m. John B. Rutherford, 24 September 1862, South Monaghan, Ontario.

5618 Lorenzo John Rutherford, b. 1 July 1863; d. 26 Sept 1926
5619 Lilley Sarah Rutherford, b 12 June 1865
5620 Leon Bernard Rutherford, b. 9 Sept. 1868; d. 19 Mar. 1905
5621 Lee Morgan Rutherford, b. 22 Jan 1871; d. 7 May 1905
5622 Asa William Rutherford, b. 30 Mar. 1873; d. Jan 1925
5623 Pearl Catherine Rutherford, b. 5 Feb. 1875; d. 1 Mar. 1905
5624 Hayes Burton Rutherford, b. 15 May 1877; d. 24 July 1897
5625 Justin Walter Rutherford, b 18 Apr. 1879; d. 9 Mar 1901

John B. Rutherford moved from South Monaghan, Ontario to Michigan about 1864. He was settled in Saginaw, Michigan, by June 1865 and remained in Saginaw until at least 1880. Six of his children died in Minneopolis, Minnesota. The death of Hayes occurred in Minneapolis 24 July, 1897.

5618 (5617) Lorenzo John Richard Rutherford, b 1 July 1863, South Monaghan, Ontario; d. 26 September 1926; bur. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nellie B. Banker, dau of Silas R. Banker (1833-1919) and Pheebe McKillip, b. 8 August 1868, Keesville, New York; d. 27 July 1971; bur. in Minneapolis, Minnesota; m. Lorenzo John Richard Rutherford, 25 November 1890; bur. in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

5626 Silas John Rutherford, b. 5 Feb 1893
5627 Richard Hall Rutherford, b. 30 June 1896; d. Sept 1918
5628 Lorenzo Rutherford, b. 1 June 1907; d. July 1910

Lorenzo John Richard Rutherford made his home in Minneapolis, Minnesota, His son, Silas, contributed the information on this family.

5620 (5617) Leon Bernard Rutherford, b. 9 September 1868, Saginaw, Michigan; d. 19 March 1905, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Matie Readman, m. Leon Bernard Rutherford, 31 October 1893.

5629 Virginia Rutherford

5622 (5617) Asa William Rutherford, b. 30 March 1873, Saginaw, Michigan; d. in January 1925; bur. at Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota. Jennie Thornhill, m. Asa William Rutherford, 15 August, 1900

5630 Asa Harold Rutherford
5631 Grace Rutherford

5626 (5618) Silas John Rutherford, b. 5 February, 1893, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Lola Berneice Roemer, dau. of Charles Q. Roemer (1867-1938) and Lola Elizabeth Stewart (1868-1946), b. 23 July 1894, Clintonville, Wisconsin; m. Silas John Rutherford, 17 June 1926, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Silas John Rutherford was graduated from Minnesota College School of Law with a B.L. degree in 1920. He was owner and operator of Rutherford's Lawn and Garden Power Equipment Company in Minneapolis in 1972. He served in the Air Force during World War II. He is a member of the Episcopal Church, the Blue Lodge of the Masonic Lodge, and Scottish Rite and Zuhrah Temple of Shriners.

5630 (5622) Asa Harold Rutherford. Doris Marie Hagg, m. Asa Harold Rutherford, 12 March 1938, Fairfax, Minnesota.

5632 Karen Marie Rutherford
5633 Andrea Kathleen Rutherford.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Property, 1851, 2 Storey Brick House, 300 Acres Land.

Religion, 1851, Presbyterian.

Immigration, 1818, S. Monaghan Twp, ON. 271,276


Richard married Jane Nichol, daughter of Nichol and Agnes, on 26 Apr 1828 in Falstone, Northumberland, England 267.,278 (Jane Nichol was born about 1801 in Scotland,279 died in 1856 in South Monaghan, Northumberland County, Ontario and was buried in 1856 in Bailieboro, South Monaghan, Ontario, Canada 274.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Richard Rutherford, Bachelor, Gowinburn, of this Parish, upwards twenty one years of age and Jane Nichol, spinster, Fernyknow, of this parish upward of the age of twenty one years were married in this Church by License with consent of _____________ this Twenty sixth Day of April in the Year One thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, by me Iam Kennesy, Curate.
This Marriage solemnized between us. Richard Rutherford, Jane Nichol now Rutherford in the presence of William Nichol, William Robson, Alexr. Rutherford.

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