John MORROW

Male Abt 1814 - 1889  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name John MORROW  [1
    Born Abt 1814  County Monaghan, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 03 Jun 1889  Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Bath, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4195  Salls
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2007 

    Father John MORROW,   b. 1798, County Monaghan, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1868, Ahmerst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Martha HOPPER,   b. Abt 1788, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Upper Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1807  County Monaghan, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane KILPATRICK,   b. Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1848, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married Abt 1832  County Tyrone, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John G. MORROW,   b. 13 Jan 1833, County Tyrone, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1913, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Mary Jane MORROW,   b. Abt 1845, Amherst Island, Midland District, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1919, S. Fredericksburg Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     3. Margaret Magdalene MORROW,   b. Abt 1846, Upper Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1892, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)
     4. Charles John MORROW,   b. Abt 1848, Sidney Township, Hastings County, Upper Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catharine PRESHO,   b. Abt 1829, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1850 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Elizabeth MORROW,   b. Abt 1851, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Thomas MORROW,   b. Abt 1854, Amherst Island, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1876, Amherst Island, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     3. Martha Ann MORROW,   b. Abt 1855, Amherst Island, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John MORROW,   b. Abt 1856, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Robert James MORROW,   b. 1857, Amherst Island, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 73 years)
     6. Daniel Henry MORROW,   b. 1858, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 78 years)
     7. Andrew MORROW,   b. Abt 1859,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Samuel Edward MORROW,   b. Abt 1860, Amherst Island, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1915, S. Fredericksburg Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     9. William Surtees MORROW,   b. Abt 1865, Amherst Island, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Amherst Island, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     10. Justice Emanuel Edgar MORROW,   b. Abt 1867, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1929  (Age ~ 62 years)
     11. Francis Herbert Lionel MORROW,   b. 03 Jun 1870, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1934, Amherst Island, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 5 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F1414  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1813: John was born in County Monaghan, Ireland, according to his son Justus Morrow who gave this information on his father's 1889 death registration. However, this is secondary information; more research is still required to verify his place of origin. In his book AMHERST ISLAND LOYALIST LINKS (Kingston, 1987), Russ WALLER indicates John came from the Ards peninsula, County Down, Ireland, but offers no proof. (Other Morrows (relationship unknown) came out from Co. Monaghan in 1811. The ship AFRICA, under Captain John E. Scott, sailed from Belfast and arrived in New York harbour on June 9th, 1811. The three MORROWs on board - Ellen and two Janes - were all from Monaghan.)

      1851: In the 1851 Census of Amherst Island (taken in 1852), John MORROW, age 40 next birthday, is living with his second wife Catherine, 21 next birthday, and three of his children by his first wife Jane KILPATRICK: Mary Jane, 7 next, Margerate [sic], 6 next and Charles, 4 next. Only little Sarah, age 1, is a child of the second marriage. Also living with them are Catherine's mother Jane PRESHO, a widow who would turn 56 at her next birthday, and John's grandmother, Magdalene MORROW, who would turn 80, also a widow. Ann Jane McKAY, 12 next birthday, is also there that day (no other information on her), along with two live-in labourers: Peel BURLEY, 16 next, and Thomas TAYLOR, 14 next.

      1889: John died of paralysis of about 1 year. Headstone at St. John's, Bath, gives his age at death as 75 yrs, 6 mo producing a calculated birth year of 1814.

      John MORROW's family appears in the Amherst Island Censuses of 1851 (p.3), 1861 (p.2), 1871 (p.59), 1881 (p.26), and 1891 (p.35).

      Notes about the MORROW House: John MORROW built the beautiful old stone dwelling and carriage house at the west end of Amherst Island (Lot C, 1st Concession). In 1947, the house was purchased by Arthur Timbrell, an uncle of Ontario politician Dennis Timbrell. In the 1950s the house was sold to Charles and Elsie DENSEM. Elsie's antiques soon filled the house. Years later, she and the house were profiled in an article entitled Headstrong on Amherst Island in CITY AND COUNTRY HOME, a Canadian home decor magazine (March 1989, pgs. 68 - 73). The house now belongs to Brian and Carol Finlay (1992). Sally Bowen wrote a profile about Ralph MORROW for the 'Island History' column in the Amherst Island BEACON, May 2001, Issue 280, p.3. It included the fact that Ralph's grandfather's grandfather [John Morrow] built the beautiful stone MORROW homestead and carriage house, now owned by Bryan and Carol FINLAY at the Head.


  • Sources 
    1. E-mail info from Barbara Hopper to Alan Salls 4/16/2002.


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