This profile is part of the Lanark County, Ontario One Place Study.
John was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on January 31, 1788 to John Crawford and Mary Cunningham.
He married Janet Bryce on April 21, 1809 in Livingston, Scotland, prior to their departure for Canada.
John received sponsorship through the Hamilton Emigration Society, part of the Lanark Society Settlers group. The family emigrated to Canada in May of 1821, departing from Greenock, Scotland aboard the ship Commerce.
They arrived at Lachine, Quebec with four children. The family settled at Lot 9W, Concession 12, in Dalhousie Township, Lanark County, Ontario, where their remaining two children were born.
Life in Lanark County
John was granted 100 acres on the west half of Lot 9, Concession 12 of Dalhousie Township, northwest of the Perth Military Settlement, on August 3, 1821. The patent was withheld from him until 1837 because the conditions on his land had made it difficult to fulfill his settlement requirements. He and his wife founded Crawford Cemetery on a portion of their land, which they donated to the community.
John passed away in July 1872. There is a memorial for him located next to his wife's headstone.
↑ "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F314-8X1 : 10 February 2018), John Crawford, 31 Jan 1788; citing EDINBURGH PARISH, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,066,687.
↑ "Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XY7B-QX3 : 10 February 2018), John Crawford and Janet Bryce, 21 Apr 1809; citing Livingston,West Lothian,Scotland, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,066,636, 102,993.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with John: