John 'Richard' PETTAPIECE and Ann FERGUSON
County Sligo, Ireland to Upper Canada

May 11, 2005:
(Thanks to Helen Dunbar for the following):

Descendants of John 'Richard' Pettapiece and Ann Ferguson
JOHN 'RICHARD'2 PETTAPIECE (PETTAPIECE1) was born 1808 in Sligo, and died 1846 in Marlborough Twp., Ont. He married ANN FERGUSON 1826 in Sligo Co.. She was born 1810 in Lough Eske, Ireland, and died 24 July 1898 in North Gower. They were both buried Rideauvale Cem., Kars, On. Richard did not own any land. From early census records it seems that Richard and Ann moved frequently and were tenants on various farms. They were living in Montague Twp, Lanark Co., in 1830, Richard was listed as a shoemaker. In 1834 Richard, Ann and three children were living with William and Susan Pettapiece and their four children, in Marlborough Co. both families lived on the north half of Lot 4, Conc. 7. In 1838 they had moved to Lot 4, Conc. 8, in Marlborough Twp., about 1839 he sold his good will on this lot and moved to Conc. 3 in Marlborough. On Jan. 5, 1846 Richard was sworn in as Assessor and Tax Collector for Marlborough. In 1846 the County Council Minutes applied for a new tax collector as Richard Pettapiece was dead. In some documents he was described as John Richard Pettapiece He was drowned. Children of RICHARD PETTAPIECE and ANN FERGUSON are: i. ELLEN (HELEN)3 PETTAPIECE, b. 25 February 1830; d. 12 June 1911, Mantoulin Island, Grey Co., Ont.. m. 1847 to JAMES MATTHEWS ii. REBECCA PETTAPIECE, b. 15 March 1832, Ont.; d. 12 April 1915, North Gower. m. 1853 ROBERT WALLACE BROWN b. 1830 d.1919 iii. SARAH JANE PETTAPIECE, b. 20 October 1834; d. 12 July 1914, North Gower. m. 1857 to ALEXANDER WALLACE b. 1832 d. 1900 iv. WILLIAM PETTAPIECE, b. 5 August 1836; d. 14 February 1920. m. 1861 to ELLEN GRAHAM b. 1839 d. 1903 v. JOHN RICHARD PETTAPIECE, b. 8 July 1838; d. 19 August 1908. m. 1866 JANET BUTTER b. 1847 d. 1922 vi. THOMAS FERGUSON PETTAPIECE, b. 18 March 1840; d. 22 September 1915. m. 1867 to ISABELLA CALLANDER b. 1846 d. 1876 ; m 1882 (2) HESTER DAVIS 1852 d. 1941 vii. ELIZA ANN PETTAPIECE, b. 7 March 1842, Conc. 3; d. 30 April 1922. m. 1860 ANDREW WALLACE b. 1837 d. 1907 viii. MATTHIAS PETTAPIECE, b. 7 March 1845; d. 18 August 1912. m. 1870 to MARGARET MINTO BUTTER b. 1845 d. 1915 Wayne and Irene Pettapiece from Edmonton, Alta, have done research on this family and have prepared a book on the family of Matthias Pettapiece with the history of other Pettapiece families. ... Helen Dunbar E-mail:
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