Harkness, John

Birth Name Harkness, John
Gender male
Age at Death about 74 years, 4 months, 17 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth about 1823 Kirkmaiden, Wigtownshire, Scotland  
 
Death May 18, 1897 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
 

Families

    Family of Harkness, John and McCaull, Janet
Married Wife McCaull, Janet
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage April 21, 1846 Scotland  
 
  Children
  1. Harkness, Janet
  2. Harkness, Sarah
  3. Harkness, Helen Ellen
  4. Harkness, John
  5. Harkness, Anthony
  6. Harkness, William
  7. Harkness, Elizabeth Ann Libbie
  8. Harkness, Mariah Marion
  9. Harkness, Mary
  10. Harkness, Henry
  11. Harkness, Jessie Maud

Narrative

HARKNESS

John Harkness and his wife, Janet MacCaull with their daughter Sarah came from Scotland to Charlottetown where they were met by the MacCaulls of North Bedeque with a horse and cart. The Harkness family settled on a farm at Traveller's Rest in 1852. They had the following family: Sarah, Janet, Ellen, William, Mary, Elizabeth Ann, Henry, Anthony, Mariah, and John.

(Janet and Ellen gave their place of birth as Scotland)

Sarah married Richard Smallman, Oleary; Janet married Nathaniel Milligan, Traveller's Rest; Ellen married Robert Milligan, Traveller's Rest; Mary married Horatio Waite, Traveller's Rest; Elizabeth Ann married James MacArthur, Traveller's Rest; Mariah married Alexander Maclnnis, Traveller's Rest; John married Ellie Milligan of Traveller's Rest; William and Anthony moved from Prince Edward Island.

The Gaelic sayings used in the Harkness home are remembered by the younger generation. For many years, Scotch bread and cookies were sent at Christmas time to this family from Glasgow, Scotland.

from the History of Travellor's Rest

Name John Harkness
Spouse's Name Janet Mccall
Event Date 21 Apr 1846
Event Place Stoneykirk,Wigtown,Scotland
Citing this Record "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY7G-ZQW : 10 February 2018), John Harkness and Janet Mccall, 21 Apr 1846; citing Stoneykirk,Wigtown,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,068,041, 102,357.

1861 census, Lot 25 - John Harkness, joiner, with a household of 11.
1881 census - Lot 19, John, a farmer, and wife Janet with Anthony, Elizabeth, Mariah, Mary, and Henry, all born in Scotland.

See: https://gw.geneanet.org/belfast8?lang=en&p=john&n=harkness&oc=21

 

 

 

Pedigree

    1. Harkness, John
      1. McCaull, Janet
        1. Harkness, Janet
        2. Harkness, Sarah
        3. Harkness, Helen Ellen
        4. Harkness, Anthony
        5. Harkness, William
        6. Harkness, John
        7. Harkness, Elizabeth Ann Libbie
        8. Harkness, Mariah Marion
        9. Harkness, Mary
        10. Harkness, Henry
        11. Harkness, Jessie Maud