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Descendents of George Cleghorn (16 Aug 1820 - 28 Mar 1867)
and Agnes Hogg (1825 - 26 Jan 1899)

Second Immigrant Generation

6. John "Joak" Cleghorn. Son of George Cleghorn & Agnes Hogg. Born 25 Mar 1852. Died 4 May 1940. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery.


    There are three birth dates for John, not sure which is correct:   25 Mar 1952 (family record), 14 Mar 1854 (church record), and 1853 (census record).


    John and his wife Margaret Ann Piercy were farmers in South Tweedside, and had nine children.


    He married Margaret Ann Piercy, daughter of Thomas Piercy & Margaret Tait, 16 Oct 1877 in St. Stephen By Rev. Gould. Born 15 Apr 1852 in Coburn, York Co., NB. Died 27 Aug 1942 in South Tweedside. Buried in Harvey Settlement Cemetery. Religion Presbyterian.

    From newspaper obituary - 1942:

    Mrs John Cleghorn Died in Tweedside

    Was One of Pioneers of South Tweedside--Was 90 Years of Age.

    Harvey Station, Aug 28 -- The death yesterday morning of Mrs Margaret Ann Cleghorn, aged 90 years, at her home in South Tweedside removes one of the oldest residents of the community.


    Mrs Cleghorn, who was the daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Tait) Piercy, was born at Coburn, NB, and lived there until her marriage to John Cleghorn, Oct 16, 1877, when she removed to South Tweedside.   There they cleared a farm out of virgin forest, erected a home and reared a family of nine children, three of whom are living, Thomas of McAdam, Charles of Lake Road, and Elvin of South Tweedside.


    Mrs Cleghorn was a life-long member of the Presbyterian Church.   She was well known and highly regarded by a wide circle of friends.


    Mr Cleghorn passed away two years ago at the age of 88 years, and since that time Mrs Cleghorn had been in failing health due to advancing age.


    In addition to her sons she is survived by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    The funeral was held this afternoon.   Following prayers at her home a service was held in Knox Presbyteriah Church at 3 o'clock.   In the absence of the minister of the church, Rev. A. O. McLean, the service was conducted by Rev. J. F. MacKay of St. Paul's United Church, McAdam.   A choir composed of Mrs Lorne Morrow, Miss Evelyn Martin, Andrew McCullough and G. Wesley Coburn sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" and "Abide With Me."   Miss Florence Coburn was organist.


    The pallbearers were Harold Cleghorn, Alton Cleghorn, Donald Thorburn and Colin Cleghorn.   Interment was made in the cemetery at Manners-Sutton.

    They had the following children:

  41   i.   George Thomas "Tommy" Cleghorn

  42   ii.   Robert Alexander Cleghorn

  43   iii.   Charles Cleghorn

  44   iv.   John "Wesley" Cleghorn

  45   v.   James William "Jim" Cleghorn





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Undated pre-World War I postcard of:

(b. 5 July 1888 - d. 11 July 1923) (left at rear)

EDWARD RAY CLEGHORN (right at rear) (b. 7 Apr 1897 - d. 2 Apr 1982),


LEE JAMES (seated front)

1918 World War I postcard of
(b. 5 July 1888 - d. 11 July 1923)

Regimental Number 3255849
1st Depot Battalion, N.B. Regiment
Drafted under Military Service Act of 1917. Inducted at St. John, N.B. 6 Feb 1918.
Details available at National Archives of Canada: RG 150, Box 1785 - 26
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Images source: Ruth Cleghorn Ker; rephotographed by Tim Patterson July 22, 2006.



  46   vi.   Walter Ervine Cleghorn

  47   vii.   Elvin John Cleghorn

  48   viii.   Leonard Milledge Cleghorn

  49   ix.   Margaret "Maggie" Cleghorn