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Janet "Jessie" Cleghorn (19th Apr 1805 - after 1880)

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1. Peter Wood . Born in Scotland. Occupation Mason.

    Peter died in Roxburghshire, Scotland before his family came to New Brunswick as his wife Jessie was listed as a widow in the 1851 Roxburghshire census.   His son Peter was born in Scotland in 1829, and from IGI records, Peter (the father) married Jessie Cleghorn in July 1833.


    From the 1841 Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland census Peter was born ca 1796 and died before the 1851 census.


   He married Janet "Jessie" Cleghorn, daughter of George Cleghorn & Jane Dickson, 28 Jul 1833 in Eckford, Roxburgh, Scotland. Born 19 Apr 1805 in Scotland. Christen 19 May 1805 in Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland. Died After 1880.


    From parochial registers of Eckford in Roxburghshire:   "1805 George Cleghorn Labourer in Waterfoot & Jane Dickson his wife their Child born the 19th April 1805 & Baptized the 19th May 1805 named Janet."


1841 Census    
Piece: SCT1841/787 Place: Eckford-Roxburghshire Parish Number : 787
Civil Parish: Eckford, Roxburghshire Folio: 1 Page: 1 2
Address: Ormiston    


Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
Wood Peter M 45 Mason Outside Census County (1841)  
Wood Jess F 35   Roxburghshire  
Wood Peter M 11   Roxburghshire  
Wood Alexander M 5   Roxburghshire  
Wood George M 2   Roxburghshire  



1851 Census    
Piece: SCT1851/787 Place: Eckford-Roxburghshire Enumeration District : 1
Civil Parish: Eckford Ecclesiastical Parish : Eckford Page: 21
Address: Old Ormiston Folio: 0 Schedule: 84


Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
Wood Jess Head W F 45 Annuitant Roxburghshire Roxburgh  
Wood Alexander Son - M 15 Draper (Apprentice) Roxburghshire
Wood George Son - M 12 Scholar Roxburghshire Eckford
Cleghorn Jane Mother W F 70 Pauper (Hse Servnt) Roxburghshire Kelso  

    Jessie and her son George are listed in the 1861 Census for Manners Sutton, York Co., NB.   Jessie was widowed, head of family, 55 years of age, Scotch, farmer, Presbyterian; and George, son, 22, Scotch.  


    Jessie and her son George emigrated to New Brunswick some time after the 1851 Eckford, Roxburghshire, Scotland census. As her brother George Cleghorn came to Harvey Settlement in 1853 it is most likely that she followed some time after that based his report of opportunities in the area.


    Jessie, age 75 years,   was living with her son Alexander H. Wood in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts in the 1880 United States Census.   (Family History Library Film 1254561, NA Film # T9-0561, Page #38D.)  

    Jessie possibly died in Boston.


    They had the following children:


  2   i.   Peter Wood

  3   ii.   Alexander H. Wood Sr.

  4   iii.   George Wood