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John Ryerson KOTCHAPAW

John Ryerson KOTCHAPAW[1, 2]

Male 1853 - 1940  (87 years)

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  • Name John Ryerson KOTCHAPAW  [3, 4
    Born 13 Jan 1853  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Name Episcopal Methodist 
    _UID 3F20E985E20A4A2CAF0E8CE969608A1DD169 
    Died 6 May 1940  Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I4549  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2016 

    Father Reuben Robert KOTCHAPAW,   b. 26 Apr 1827, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1879, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Sarah ROBLIN,   b. 1825, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1913, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 30 Nov 1851  Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F1143  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Matilda GORSLINE,   b. 1856,   d. 25 Jul 1899, Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 11 Jun 1879 
    Children 
    +1. Claude KOTCHAPAW,   b. 25 Mar 1885, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1966  (Age 80 years)
    +2. William Gorsline KOTCHAPAW,   b. 28 Jul 1891, Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1971, Winnipeg, , Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1457  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Deborah D ANDERSON,   b. 19 Feb 1858, Ameliasburgh, Ameliasburg Township, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 23 Jan 1901  Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F1458  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Jan 1853 - Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Jan 1901 - Thurlow Twp., Hastings Co., ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 May 1940 - Picton, Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    John Ryerson KOTCHAPAW.jpg

  • Notes 
    • (Research):John Ryerson Kotchapaw was born on a cold January day in 1853 (13 Jan) on a farm in Sophiasburgh Township, Prince Edward County, Ontario. He was the first of seven children ( of whom five made it to adulthood).

      His father, Reuben, settled on and farmed Lot 18, concession 2 with a mailing address of Demorestville RR 2. The computerized Land Records Index show registry on 3 Oct 1857 concerning CL Deed # 01 C113.

      John farmed with his father.

      He grew up in the same concession as Sarah Gorsline who he married on 11 Jun 1879 when he was 26.

      John's father died a few months after their wedding, Reuben ,as the eldest son, inherited his father's farm. He continued to farm growing barley, hay and other cereals. They had a large barn (with hay loft) for the dairy cows, pigs, chickens and a horse or two. They lived in a large two storey farm house. They lived without electricity or indoor plumbing.

      Sarah gave birth to 2 sons - Claude in 1885 and Bill in 1891. The boys helped with the milking of the cows by hand and with the large vegetable garden. They grew all their own vegetables. Sarah churned the cream and butter

      In July 1899, Sarah became paralyzed and died .

      John married Deborah Anderson on 23 Jan 1901. They did not have any children.

      John's grandchildren Marion and Bill spent a whole summer in 1937 at the farm of their grandparents. Marion remembers John as being strong and handsome with a great white mustache. He loved to call people "Darlin". Grandma Deborah was a dear. Marion recalls that the horse that they had then was called Hazel. One of Marion's chores was to fetch the eggs (about 4-6 eggs) each morning. At that time, her uncle Claude was living across the street where he farmed. Claude's son Burt, 29 had attached/ latched a house onto his grandfathers and was farming there.

      John died on 6 May 1940 at the age of 87. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S79] Ontario Marriage Registrations, (URL: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/pec85.htm).

    2. [S193] Betty Alison AUSLANDER nee ENGLISH Email, Betty Alison AUSLANDER nee ENGLISH.

    3. [S422] 1901 Canadian Census, (Location: http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/NationalSummary.jsp).

    4. [S419] Katherine McLean.

    5. [S150] Rosalyn Insley, Rosalyn Insley.

    6. [S27] Art G. Hubbs, Art G. Hubbs.

    7. [S139] Jerry Turner.

    8. [S1210] Betty English Email, Betty English.


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